Some claim that for Kali and Durga meat is mahaprasad. But are blood offerings and animal sacrifice necessary to please God?
“Without the sincere support of Muslims, we can’t dream of celebrating the festival in such a big way as the Hindu population is very few.”
An ancient Hindu festival, Holi marks the triumph of good over evil. In Bangladesh, many members from the Muslim community also join their Hindu neighbors to celebrate the festival by smearing powder and spraying water colors on each other.
The 800-year-old Dhakeshwari temple is like no other Hindu temple in the world. It is a must-visit for not only the country’s estimated 14 lakh Hindus, but also for the vast majority of Muslims here. Durga Puja, for us, is an occasion to do some social service and strengthen bonds between members of other communities,” says Bashudeb Dhar