UDALGURI: Holy Shab-e-Barat, known as the night of fortune, was observed on Tuesday across various places of Kalaigaon, Tangla, Panery in Udalguri with due religious fervour and devotion. Muslim devotees thronged in large numbers and spend the night at mosques and homes offering prayers, reciting from the holy Quran and seeking blessings of Allah for long life, peace, progress and happiness for themselves, their families, relatives and friends. Muslims believe that on this night Almighty Allah decides the fate of all human beings fixing their “rizq” (livelihood) for the next year. Many families prepared traditional foods like rice bread and halua (a kind of dessert made usually from semolina, carrot, chickpea or papaya). Shab-e-Barat, the night of deliverance, falls on the 15 of the Islamic month of Shaban. Muslims pray in preparation for Ramzan and seek forgiveness of their sins. The devotees also visited the graves of their loved ones at night and prayed for their eternal peace. Special prayers and sermons were were witnessed at Tangla Bara Masjid and Jame Masjid,Banseria of Tangla.