Eid was also celebrated in Allahabad, Varanasi, Bareilly, Varanasi and Agra. The Taj Mahal, which houses a mosque, was opened for free for three hours Wednesday morning. Muslims gathered at the historic Jama Masjid in south Mumbai. Prayers were held all over the city. Qari Waqar Ahmed, who led the Eid prayers at Chhota Masjid in Mumbai, appealed to Muslims to have faith in communal harmony and not be misled by calls for jehad.
Image: A Muslim holds his son as others greet each other after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Kanchanjungha stadium in Siliguri on Wednesday, August 31, 2011.