KOLKATA: As the country celebrated the festival of Diwali and Kali Puja, a mosque in West Bengal’s Birbhum district was busy celebrating communal harmony as they inaugurated a Hindu temple in the vicinity. The temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, was inaugurated on Sunday evening amid Kali Puja revelry in Basapara, located in the…
An Indian Muslim visits Hindu holy sites in Pakistan
Zubeida Tahir had once dreamt of Durga. Many years later she and her husband organize puja and feed around 700 people.
A temple dedicated to Katyayani Ma was destroyed in the 1990s during the height of violence in Kashmir. Two decades later Muslims and Hindus not only rebuilt the temple, they participated together in a yagna (fire ceremony) where people of all faiths were invited.
“I keep fast during the puja because I have faith in Devi. Though I am a Muslim, I strongly believe God is one”
Navratri is a 9 night festival where God is worshiped in form of a loving Mother. Devout Hindus fast to rid themselves of non-divine qualities.