Guest writer Aamir Hussain explores Hindu pujas from a Muslim perspective
“I keep fast during the puja because I have faith in Devi. Though I am a Muslim, I strongly believe God is one”
A Muslim woman’s devotional songs have cast a bewitching spell on Hindus, making her the most sought after artist in puja pandals across the Mahakoshal region. Shahnaz Akhtar herself is observing Ramzan fast. Invitations are pouring in from all parts of the region. She has already performed at Mandla, Betul, Gondia, Narsinghpur and Jabalpur….
While the priests at temple Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham temple chant slokas, prayers can be heard at Sunnath Jamaath Jumma Masjid next door.