A Muslim boy looks at a goat before offering Eid al-Adha prayers

A Muslim boy looks a goat before offering Eid al-Adha prayers in the northern hill town of Shimla on Wednesday

Eid al-Adha prayers in Shimla

Muslims across the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.

Amit, a painter by training with a PhD in fine arts, is a professional photo journalist by choice. Well traveled, he lives in Shimla.

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