Some claim that for Kali and Durga meat is mahaprasad. But are blood offerings and animal sacrifice necessary to please God?
Examples of peace and harmony continue to exist all over the country in small gestures. It is these simple acts, prompted by generosity and large-heartedness which keeps our country from splintering violently. Check out some of these acts in the past, which will simply touch your heart. Read more: Communal Harmony
“My wife was close to delivering the baby and all we could see was a Ganpati mandir. As soon as we got down outside the temple, some women rushed to help us. “
Nazim approached temple administrators and told them: “You Hindus will soon have your new temple. But we Muslims have no place to worship…would you give us a small area of your land?”
Kuldeep Singh Saini, a mechatronics engineer developed the app Ramadan 2016 which helps keep a track of the direction of prayer, iftar (meal after sunset), sehri (pre-dawn meal), prayer timings, and has been downloaded more than 500,000 times.
The strand of Sufism which emerged on the banks of Indus, consciously eschewed religious orthodoxy and, at times, even rebelled against it.
A tazia is a replica of Imam Hussain’s tomb. In Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, a Hindu family makes Tazias during Muharram.
It’s a language traditionally associated with sacred Hindu texts. But about 100 Muslim girls in two Jharkhand schools have shattered the stereotype about Sanskrit, choosing the classical language over Urdu and Persian, saying it is much easier to learn and score good marks in.
Shahid Ali, a Muslim priest, performs rituals for Durga, fasts for Navratri, and is familiar with Hindu shastras
“the past 40-50 years we have been celebrating…Muharram, Ganpati, Navratri together with religious amity.”
A Muslim shrine has hosted Krishna’s birthday celebrations for over 300 years
Eid brings extra sweetness as Muslim families make seiwan given by Hindu women