Ramadan 2016
Ramadan, also known as Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan, is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar. Pictured: Indian Muslims offering prayers at Taj Mahal in northern state of Uttar PradeshReuters

Millions of Muslims across the world are set to observe strict fasting for a month as their holy festival Ramadan has commenced on June 6. Devotees mark this festival by intense prayer, dawn to dusk fasting and good deeds.

Ramadan, also known as Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan, is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar. The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness.

Fasting is mandatory for adults, except those who are suffering from any illness, travelling, elderly people, pregnant women, diabetic or going through menstruation. Thus, it is advisable to consult a doctor before observing Ramadan fast so that you can find out whether you have any health issue or not.

Also, breakfast is very important to those who will be fasting from dawn to dusk as skipping Suhoor (pre-dawn meal) will not be a good idea. Meanwhile, the holy month has started and several people, including celebrities, will observe fast.

Several Bollywood celebs have, in fact, took to Twitter handle to wish their fans Ramadan Mubarak or Ramadan Kareem. Take a look at the tweets of Karan Johar, Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh here:

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