Photo feature: Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Lucknow
Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh, built the Bara Imambara, also known as Asfi Imambara, in Lucknow in 1784. The word bara signifies "big." After the Nizamat Imambara, this is the second-largest imambara. The Shias offer their prayers here.
Eid al-Fitr, which means 'Holiday of Breaking the Fast,' is the religious holiday celebrated by Muslims throughout the world as it marks the end of the month-long sunrise to sunset fasting of Ramadan.
Lucknow, a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is known as the 'City of Nawabs.' Eid-al-Fitr is marked by brotherhood, love, and camaraderie when the people of Lucknow will meet and gather with friends and family over seviyan (a dessert made with vermicelli, sugar, ghee and nuts) after a two-year gap due to the coronavirus pandemic.