The century old goat market at meena bazaar, Jama Masjid, was crowded this week not only with people but with goats prior to Eid- ul- Azha. The Muslim festival popularly known as Bakri Eid, is one of the major festivals among Muslims celebrated universally. On this day, Muslims sacrifice an animal to illustrate their devotion, conviction and honesty towards Allah. Traders from nearby states of Rajasthan, Haryana and Utter Pradesh throng the Meena Bazaar in old Delhi. They have goats of all sizes and breeds including Mewati, Pahadi and Totapari. Prices are phenomenal and ranges from Rs 300 to Rs 50,000.

Inside the world of goat

The flocked locked in front of the Jama Masjid

Buying and selling the goat food

A few days of beautification before the final slaughter

Photo Feature : Babu