Eid-ul-Azha: The Final Count

On the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, Srinagar’s Eidgah buzzes with trading of sacrificial animals. The preparations of this Eid was no different. Bilal Bahadur captures some shots from the busy makeshift bazaar

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In the run up to Eid-ul-Azha, Srinagar’s Eidgah once again became the makeshift mandi where seller and buyers trade with sacrificial animals.

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Apart from housing Martyrs graveyard, Eidgah is known to house Eid rush, especially on Eid -ul-Azha when herdsmen turn up at the place to trade with their herd.
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Every year, the makeshift Mandi throws up surprises when herdsmen sell the biggest sacrificial animals. On the eve of this Eid, this man from Shopian surprised many when he turned up at Eidgah to trade with his 150kg ram.

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Other than the massive ram from Shopian, the ground was dotted with several sacrificial animals, giving buyers enough choice to take home their choicest sacrificial animal.

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This time around, rams were all over the Eidgah, gathering crowds around them. But not everybody could take them home owing to price tag they carry.

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But the entire trading wasn’t merely revolving around rams. Some were glued to goats as well.

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Barring a report of some animal deaths, it is turning out to be another happy trading moment at Eidgah.

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