Ramadan 2021: The holy month of Muslims, Ramadan or Ramzan, has started. In India, the Ramadan fast begins on April 14 and ends on May 13. Ramadan fasting is of great importance. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world fast from dawn to dusk as fasting is one of the pillars of Islam. The first meal at dawn is called Sehri and the evening meal to break the fast is called Iftar. Historically, Ramadan is of great importance because it is the time when the Holy Quran was revealed by the Prophet. The month-long Ramadan culminates in one of the biggest festivals for Muslims – Eid ul Fitr. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic Hijri calendar, is about prayers and forgiveness. It is also called Ramzan, Ramadan Kareem or Ramzan ul Mubarak.
Ramadan 2021: here are the timetables for Roza Sehri and Iftar in India
- Delhi: Sehri – 4:35 am, Iftar – 6:47 pm
- Srinagar: Sehri – 4:33 am, Iftar – 7:08 pm
- Lucknow: Sehri – 4:23 a.m., Iftar – 6:31 p.m.
- Calcutta: Sehri – 4:00 a.m., Iftar, 5:57 p.m.
- Guwahati: Sehri – 03:41, Iftar – 17:47
- Mumbai: Sehri – 5:08 a.m., Iftar – 6:56 p.m.
- Hyderabad: Sehri – 4:47 am, Iftar – 6:33 pm
- Chennai: Sehri – 4:45 am, Iftar – 6:22 pm
- Thiruvananthapuram: Sehri – 5:02 am, Iftar – 6:32 pm
It is believed that eating sehri is a blessing. Sehri, or suhoor, is the meal that is eaten before the Fajr prayer. The Fajr prayer is one of the five obligatory prayers also known as the dawn prayer. Counted from midnight, it is usually the first prayer of the day and it is the most significant.