Lucknow. Eid was celebrated in the UP capital amid tight security since it coincided with the last Monday of the month of 'Sawan', dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The Eid namaaz was held in all the mosques here while huge crowds thronged Shiva temples.
The state government had already made arrangements to ensure cleanliness near mosques and temples and to supply ample water and electricity.
Special traffic diversions were made in Lucknow and also other major cities including Kanpur, Agra, Meerut, Allahabad and Bareilly, to prevent any kind of confrontation between communities on the festival and to have a smooth traffic flow.