Come and Celebrate Eid in Delhi!

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Saurav Jha |

It’s that time of the year again! It’s Eid time in Delhi and across the globe, with the celebration being done depending upon the time zone you fall into. Being a Delhi wallah this writer has no qualms in stating that Eid in Delhi is as close to being traditionally unique here than anywhere else in the world.

Delhi has quite a large number of famous and historically important mosques that gets quite livened up especially during this time of the year. Once players get over the fun begins. You have malls, small shopping stalls to the big ones all catering to the young and olds. Also, there is always a Salman Khan movie in a theater near you during this time of the year.

The entire history of Delhi and a large core of Muslim population notwithstanding nobody quite celebrates the festival as Delhi does. People from all across India come to Delhi to earn their bread and when this otherwise ruthless city gives you a chance to celebrate you don’t want to miss out on it.

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So how does Delhi actually celebrate Eid? It begins with the prayers where people in their beautiful clothes go to various mosques. Delhi has quite a large number of famous and historically important mosques that gets quite livened up especially during this time of the year. Once players get over the fun begins. You have malls, small shopping stalls to the big ones all catering to the young and olds. Also, there is always a Salman Khan movie in a theater near you during this time of the year.

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There is chaos, traffic, the entire place gets overcrowded but nothing bothers people as it is buzzing with energy and filled with colors of festivities. There is the smell of Rabri, Sevaiyan, yummy Kebabs, delicious Mutton Curry, world famous Karim’s pulling you towards them by being extra courteous with oil and increasing your cholesterol levels! This adds to the flavor of this bustling Indian city.

Young and old, men and women all throng the streets. People of every community no matter which part of the city they live in wants to be part of the celebrations and very few place captures the imagination of Eid as Chandni Chowk.  There is chaos, traffic, the entire place gets overcrowded but nothing bothers people as it is buzzing with energy and filled with colors of festivities. There is the smell of Rabri, Sevaiyan, yummy Kebabs, delicious Mutton Curry, world famous Karim’s pulling you towards them by being extra courteous with oil and increasing your cholesterol levels! This adds to the flavor of this bustling Indian city.

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What really makes celebrations in Delhi unique is its history and general willingness in people to be part of each other’s celebrations. Nothing quite unites Delhiites as food and food are what you get in abundance and variety when Eid arrives. No matter who is in the power of the state or the center people in Delhi absolutely love their long standing culture and I don’t see it ever changing. Eid is a symbol of unity, inclusiveness, and diversity. Razzmatazz, celebrations, and nothing else matches those witnessed in Delhi. Come celebrate it with us!

Saurav Jha is a Software Engineer based in New Delhi, India. He has a penchant for writing on cricket. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Global Village Space’s editorial policy.

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  1. Exactly the smell of rabri and yummy kebabs is just awsome, it gives immense pleasure to my nose, wait not only to my nose but to my stomach too. Today it reminds me your special word ‘ Khaaanaa ‘ , ‘ Chicken ‘ .
    Apart from this , finally something started coming from your writing skills again. Keep going buddy, all the very best, god bless you 🙂

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