Time of Festival of Sacrificing and the Excitement of the Animal Buying
The animal buying occurs in Pakistan at very large scale at the time of Eid-ul-Azha because in Eid-ul-Azha animals are sacrificed in the name of God by worldwide Muslims, it is a festival of Muslims.
The animal buying happens in almost every city of Pakistan because Pakistan is a Muslim country so ever Muslim needs to do this sacrificing if he can afford the animal. The major markets of animals where The animal buying takes place lies in the city of Karachi, Bahawalpur, Manghopir, Hyderabad, Sukkur and few more cities of Pakistan. The animal market of Karachi is situated at Sohrabgoth and it is called Sohrabgoth Mandi. In all other cities of Pakistan the place of the animal buying is called by the name of the city.
In Sohrabgoth Mandi of Karachi only cows, bulls and few buffaloes are available where as the place where goats are available is called Bakra Mandi and it is just near Sohrabgoth Mandi. Then there is also Ounth Mandi where camels are sold for the sacrifice of Eid-ul-Azha. And it all depends what the buyer can afford and in what Halal animal he is interested for the sacrifice. In these markets when the animal buying is taking place then the animal’s age is told according to the front teeth of the animal. If there are 2 teeth in front then it shows that the animal is bit young and can be sacrificed, if 4 teeth are in the front then the animal is bit old but can be sacrificed, if there are 6 teeth in the front then it shows that the animal is pretty old for the sacrifice and 8 teeth represents the oldest animal. The sacrifice is not allowed of the animal with less than 2 teeth.
At the time of the animal buying people of Pakistan go across number of different animals with number of different prices. The price rate of every animal is usually different and the price depends on certain things like the beauty of the animal, the health of the animal, the mass of the animal and the uniqueness of the animal if there is any uniqueness in the animal. The goats have different price, the camels have different price, the cows and bulls have different price, and all these prices of different animals depend upon the current market rate.
People of Pakistan love the time of the animal buying and the excitement of bringing the animal home for Eid-ul-Azha is at its peak. Children, women, and men everyone is extremely enthusiastic about it and love to visit the animal market either for the animal buying or just for fun. After the animal is bought and brought home then the animal is fed with different edibles of animal. A very good care is taken by the owner of the animal till it is sacrificed on the day of Eid-ul-Azha.