Beyond Religion: Muslims In Kanpur Offer Fruit & Milk To Devotees Visiting Hindu Temple
While communal tension persists in many parts of the country, instances demonstrating communal harmony are also not unheard of. Recently in Kanpur, a group of Muslims at Jajmau’s Siddhanth Ghat Shiv temple did something to that effect.
Today is the first Somvar, Monday of the month of Shrawan which is considered very auspicious in Hindu astrology. In this month Lord Shiva is praised and made offerings to, especially on every Monday. On this auspicious day, Hindus visiting the Shiv Temple at the Siddhant Ghat were pleasantly surprised as the Muslims of the community welcomed them to the temple with fruit, milk, juice and water.
They also greeted the devotees.… There is a Kanpur Samai Samiti which works towards the maintenance of Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb in the city. It was their management who came up with the idea of offering fruits and milk to the Hindu devotees. A group of devotees reportedly said, “Amid communal strife and religious disharmony, the instances of communal harmony really present a ray of hope for a peaceful future, and for this we praise the efforts of president of Kanpur Samaj Samiti Anwar Husain.”