Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar, and Muslims worldwide observe this as the month of fasting. It is a time of devotion, worship, and deep spiritual reflection. The fast is said to cleanse the soul and teaches Muslims self-discipline, self-control and sacrifice.
The fast, called sawm, begins at dawn and ends at sunset. The pre-fast meal, before dawn is called Suhoor, after which is the first prayer of the day, called Fajr.
The fast is broken at sunset with a meal, called Iftar, which traditionally consists of dates. The main meal is then served after Maghrib, the fourth prayer of the day.
The celebrations in Bangalore are carried with gusto, with streets like Mosque Road and M.M. Road overflowing with delectable treats. Below are a few pictures that tell a tale of what's been on, starting with a few pictures of the Mosque, the prayers and the food.
Until next time.
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