VARANASI: Ramlila is being performed on this chabootra (raised platform) and for 350 years, namaz too is being offered. When this scene would be enacted on navmi, Ramlila and namaz would be held side by side,” said spokesperson for Lath Bhairav temple, Vikas Yadav.
Ramlila began before the evening namaz, so after the Muslims completed their namaz, they joined as the part of audience in Ramlila. “This is our culture where both Hindus and Muslims coexist. There has never been trouble and both namaz and Ramlila are conducted in harmony every year,” said Lath Masjid’s 63-year-old caretaker Anisur Rahman.
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