Hindu Muslim Unity: Muslim artist designs for Krishna temples

Abdul Rashid, Muslim designer for ISKCON

JUHU: Abdul Rashid is a 58-year-old designer behind the beautiful clothes and decorations of Lord Krishna and Radha at the ISKCON temple at Juhu. The decoration of the deities at the temple is the result of the creativity of Rashid, who is a devout Muslim. Rashid began designing the clothes for the deities at the ISKCON temple back in 1966. “Initially, when I moved here, I took up various jobs such as painting, plumbing. Finally, in 1976, I joined a stitching class and that’s when I realised I had found my passion in life,” he said.

Rashid’s colourful and magnificent designs not only grace the deities in India but also in the ISKCON temples in America, UK and Australia. His designs have also been showered with praise from devotees all over the world.

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