The famous Krishna temple/mutt in Udupi hosted a gathering of Muslims who broke their Ramzan fast and participated in ‘Souharda Upahara Koota’ (harmony breakfast meet) at the Annabrahma Dining Hall in the temple complex here on Saturday.
The event was mooted by Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Paryaya Pejawar Mutt, who is presently in his fifth Paryaya.
A gathering of Muslims broke their fast at 6.59 p.m. They were served banana, watermelon, apple, dates and cashewnut along with ‘kashaya’ made of black pepper, at the dinning hall. Vishwesha Tirtha Swami himself served dates to those who had gathered to break their fast.
The Muslims were also allowed to offer Namaz at the Mutt.
“Muslims have shown lot of affection for me in Mangaluru, Kasaragod and Bhatkal. They have given their offering during the Paryaya festival,” The Seer said.
“Karnataka, more specifically, the coastal region, should become a land of harmony. All are children of the same creator,” said the seer, who has been closely associated with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
He further added, Hindus and Muslims should both live together in harmony, that is what will make India a stronger country from within.
Thirty years ago, during his third Paryaya, he had organised a Hindu–Muslim Sammelan during the Eid festival at Rajangana Hall here, the seer recalled.
This beautiful gesture is appreciated by Minority associations all across the country. In the times when cow terrorism and radical hindutva is on rise, this sure reminds us what real India is all about.
Source: The Hindu