Hindu-Muslim Unity: simultaneous Puja and Namaz

KANCHEEPURAM: Every day at 6am, while the priests at Hindu temple Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham go about chanting their slokas, prayers can be heard at Muslim mosque Sunnath Jamaath Jumma Masjid next door simultaneously. One does not stop for the other nor disturb the other. The prayers continue in unison. The prayers begin with clockwork precision every day and are a celebration of the harmonious coexistence of two religions.

It is not just in the mornings that the pujas and prayers coincide. It happens in the afternoon, then again at 4.30pm, and finally at 6.30pm. “We share four of the five prayer timings,” says one pontiff with a smile.

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