Delicious food served at Dhabas on Id Ul ftr – Meena Bazar!

Meena Bazaar is an old market just located below the massive stairs on the Eastern end of Jama Masjid. It was built in the late 1970s. The shops in Meena Bazaar include items like embroidered caps for Muslim men, local cosmetics, pictures and posters of sacred places, and readymade garments like burquas used by the Muslim women. Apart from these items Meena Bazae is well known for its food stalls and dhabas, which really serve delicious Indian non-vegetarians delicacies. There are also numbers of shops that specializes in making and selling pillows, mattresses, and quilts just near the market behind the imposing mosque. A further few meters away, there is a congested cycle market that sells wide range of bicycles and their parts. Eid-ul-Fitr, "Eid-ul-fitr", Eid al-Fitr, Id-ul-Fitr, or Id al-Fitr, often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fiṭr means "breaking the fast". The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The first day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month Shawwal. This is a day where Muslims around the world try to show a common goal of unity. It is a day of recognizance of God. Source - Wikipedia Islam is the second most practiced religion in India and Eid-ul-fitr is the biggest festival of the followers of Islam around the world. Also known as the festival of fast breaking Eid ul fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Muslim devotees practice a month of fasting, going without food or water through the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is believed to be the toughest of all the fasts and its end is celebrated on Eid. It is also a month of prayer and sharing. It is considered noble to help people or do charity during the month. The morning to evening fast starts with sehri, which refers to the early morning meal consumed by muslims before the fast begins for the day. Paired with sehri is iftar or the evening meal with which the daylong fast is broken. Traditionally dates are eaten to break the fast, emulating prophet Muhammed who broke his fast in this fashion. Each day of the fast is called the roza, which literally translates into fasting daily. The tough month of Ramadan ends with the celebration of Eid. The day is celebrated with massed Namaz or prayer in the morning. Devout muslims do Namaz five times every day at fixed times and this namaz can be performed alone. Eid namaz is of a higher importance and is performed at the Eidgah or mosque with a congregation. Women are barred from entering but men gather at the nearest mosque for this collective prayer. Women perform the Eid namaz at home and prepare delicacies for their families. A special delicacy sevai made on this day gave it another name - meethi eid, which means sweet in Hindi. Eid greetings are passed on to each other with a hug and gifts called Eidi. This is a good day for beggars as they get a lot of alms from the people in their festive mood. Beggars gather where Namaz takes place and wait for their share of eid blessings. The followers of Islam celebrate Eid all over the world as a symbol of strength and self-control and unite in the name of Allah. The harsh month of Ramadan ends in the celebration of eid to mark the blessings of Allah on to the one with absolute self-restrain. This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Reach us at wfi @ vsnl.com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com.