Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad, is being celebrated with religious fervour in various parts of the country.
- This day marks the birth anniversary of the Prophet.
- According to legends, the Prophet was born on the twelfth day of Rabee-ul-Awwal in Mecca in 570 CE. Rabee-ul-Awwal is the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar.
- "Milaad Mehfils"and "Seerat Conferences" will be held highlighting the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad.
- On this day, hymns are sung in praise of the Prophet and it is also commonly believed that listening to those will make one receive worldly and heavenly rewards.
- Several countries celebrate the day by taking out large processions in the street and by decorating their homes.
Source : All India Radio