Bhubaneswar: Muslims across the State observed the 1486th birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad, as Milad-un-Nabi with fervour and gaiety in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack on Sunday.
In Bhubaneswar, a rally was taken out under the Jama Masjid Habibiyah from the masjid through the main streets of Bhubaneswar to Satyanagar graveyard and back. Not only Muslims but Hindus and Christians also took part in the ceremonial procession in Bhubaneswar.
In Cuttack, people participated in long processions and marched in most parts of the city. Thousands of participants started from Jobra Masjid passing through several important places like College Square, Ranihat, Mangalabag, Buxi Bazaar to Qadam Rasool , where mass prayers were observed after performing several rites on the symbolic footprints of the Prophet.