Muslim family carries son playing Hindu avatar Krishna
JAIPUR: Not many people know but Narhar Dargah, also known as Sharif Hazrat Hajib Shakarbar Dargah has been celebrating Janmashtami for the past 300-400 years.
“Its very hard to say the exact time and reason from when this festival is celebrated in the dargah but this marks an important event for national and communal unity. Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs stay together and organiZe the event.” says dargah secretary Usman Ali Pathan.
“Thousands of Hindus come here and offer coconuts and flowers to the shrine and stay together. The idea behind organiZing this festival is to increase the love and unity among different religions in the country,” added Pathan. Devotees visiting the Dargah are surprised by such an event and the way it is smoothly organised and run from almost 400 years.
INDIA: The festival of Janmashtami is observed as a celebration of Hindu avatar Lord Krishna’s birthday. Special poojas are performed both in homes as well as temples. On this day Krishna deities are adorned with colourful and beautiful dress and ornaments.
Muslim artist Guddu has been creating mukuts (crowns) for Krishna murtis for over two decades now.