President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday.
In Kerala, the moon was sighted in Kozhikode, a top cleric said.
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has released the statement below, detailing modalities for the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal. From fire-lit parades in Indonesia, to crowded journeys home in Bangladesh, we've found the best pictures from this year's Eid al-Fitr.
The Shawwall committee, dedicated to determining the new moon, announced the first day of the festival would take place on June 15.
This year, in 2018, that day will fall on Thursday, 14 June and ends in the evening of of Friday, 15 June in India. It is the day of the first sighting of the crescent moon shortly after sunset.
Next weekend, on June 23, London Mayor Sadiq Kahn will host the annual Eid in the Square celebration in Trafalgar Square.
In Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the month of Ramazan also began on Thursday, May 17, Geo News reported.
On Eid, people wear new clothes and visit holy shrines to seek blessings of the divine.
A second Eid festival - Eid al-Adha, which means "feast of the sacrifice" - is celebrated just over two months after Eid al-Fitr, at the same time when many Muslims perform the Hajj pilgrimage.
During the month-long festival, Muslims ask for forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance, ask for help in refraining from everyday evils and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds. After participating in congregational prayers, Muslims will gather with friends and family to exchange gifts and share special holiday meals. The dates for Ramzan and Eid change every year depending on the phases of the moon.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has also confirmed parking timings during the Eid holiday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested to the German parliament on Wednesday that she is bracing for some frank talks. There are diminishing hopes the G7 will defuse the situation and allow the sides to step back from an all-out trade war.
With 99 percent of the vote tallied, Arrington had 50.6 percent of the vote - a figure that would cinch the nomination outright. The Democratic-leaning 4th District, meanwhile, may set up a rematch between the players in one of 2014's biggest upsets.
Throughout the auction period there has been the suggestion that online players would join the bidding for at least one package. The Premier League have also released details of the rights deals for the Republic of Ireland.
Egypt are banking on the availability of Salah as they try to get past the first stage of a World Cup for the first time. The individual talent is there as always but the team are better balanced than their unloved recent predecessors.
The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. As all the members of the royals gathered on the balcony, the Queen drove past underneath them in a carriage.
"Many may not understand ... but I do, and this morning I have the deepest gratitude that I pulled through", she continued. At the time, she said that she felt like she "overstepped a boundary", comparing it to walking in on her mother meditating.
At Porsche , the vehicle names generally have a concrete connection with the corresponding model and its characteristics. The Eurasian name also signifies the launch of the first electric sports vehicle with the soul of a Porsche .
A victory over Thiem would allow him to equal Margaret Court's career record of 11 singles titles at a single major tournament. Thiem has split his last 10 final appearances and is 8-5 in career final appearances on clay.
Fire evacuations lifted in San Juan Co. Wednesday
About 50 firefighters were battling the blaze initially, but more were on the way, along with heavy air tankers and helicopters. The lightning-sparked fire has burned 170 acres (69 hectares) on the Mogollon Rim since it began Wednesday in Cococino County.
North America to Hold the 2026 FIFA World Cup
Every World Cup needs the host nation to energise the population, and Russian Federation have ticked that box with this result. Saudi Arabia's route to the knockout round is much more hard .
Fed Raises Interest Rates for Second Time this Year
The Fed expects unemployment to fall to 3.6% this year , and, said Powell, " Most people who want to find jobs are finding them". Yields have been climbing this year , as markets position for a relatively more aggressive Fed amid inflation concerns.
Elder Scrolls: Blades Announced, Coming this Fall for Mobile
Bethesda Game Studios has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most respected and accomplished game development studios. It is a completely free game, but "pre-ordering" will inform users automatically once it becomes available in Fall 2018.
Kim Kardashian to meet Alice Marie Johnson after prison release
The statement noted Johnson was known as a mentor to other inmates, and cited recommendations for clemency from prison officials. During his first year and half in office he has issued a number of pardons, however, mostly involving high-profile cases.