HUBBALLI: Hundreds of members of the Muslim community took part in the Eid processions taken out in Hubballi and Dharwad on Sunday to mark the celebrations of Eid Milad Un-Nabi.
Celebrated on the 12th day of Rabi-ul-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar, Eid Milad commemorates the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
The main Eid procession began from Badi Masjid at Ganeshpet with Mutavalli Abdul Hamid Khairati leading it. Apart from the leaders of the Muslim community, a few Hindu leaders also took part in the procession.
Beginning from Ganeshpet, the procession passed through Bindaragi Oni, Azad Road, Bandiwad Base, Durgad Bail, Old Mysore Store, Pendar Galli, Koulpet, Mulla Onli and New English School before culminating at the Darga at Asar Mohalla in Old Hubballi. Another procession originating from Islampur in Old Hubballi also culminated at the same place.
As elaborate security arrangements had been made and restrictions imposed on vehicular movement, the processions concluded smoothly without any hindrance.
In Dharwad also, Eid procession was taken out with hundreds of people participating in it after the prayers at various mosques.