Warm greetings&good wishes on auspicious occasion of Idu'l fitr, hope festival enriches lives with spirit of brotherhood#Presidentmukherjee? President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) July 28, 2014
Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this auspicious day strengthen the bond of peace, unity & brotherhood across our Nation.? Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 29, 2014
Home Minister Rajnath Singh also wished Eid Mubarak and hoped for happiness, peace and prosperity in the country on this auspicious day. He tweeted saying:
Greetings to all on the occasion of Eid. I wish for happiness, peace and prosperity in the country on this... http://t.co/TcpF5zYvxm? Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) July 29, 2014
Ramadan is the ninth of 12 months in the Islamic calendar. The month honours the Angel Gabriel's revelation of the Quran, the holy scripture of Islam, to the Prophet Mohammed at a meditation retreat in a cave about 1,400 years ago.
During Ramadan, Muslims offer special prayers called Taraweeh at the end of their usual five-time prayers. It lasts for 29 or 30 days and culminates in the Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations, and Muslim across the world make every effort to be more spiritual. They abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset.