Muslim Community Raises Money: As the country celebrated the celebration of Diwali and Kali Puja, a mosque in West Bengal’s Birbhum district was busy celebrating mutual harmony as they began a Hindu temple in the region.
The temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Kali, was begun on Sunday evening amid Kali Puja revelry in Basapara, located in the Nano or area, 160 km from the capital city of Kolkata. Nasiruddin Mandal opened the temple, the Maulvi of the town mosque, Hindustan Times reported.
This was the 1st time that the Muslim Maulvi had begun a Hindu temple. Not only him but members of the Muslim community in Basapura raised money to buy the land and repair the Kali temple, which had been destroyed two years ago for a road-widening project.
This is not the only case of communal music seen during Kali Puja this year. Muslims living in Durgapur village in Sonamura on the Indo-Bangladesh border in Tripura also celebrated Kali Puja. Durgapur village has a 90 per cent Muslim community, many of whom actively included in arranging funds for the celebrations, creating Puja images and construction pandals, The Telegraph published.
Muslim Community Raises Money, According to the report, a Hindu priest supposedly lived in Durgapur some 15 years ago and had a Kali temple. But, after he sold his property to a local Muslim man and left, the Muslims in the area continued to celebrate Kali Puja with enthusiasm every year.
Not just in India, Muslims in Pakistan including celebrated Diwali along with Hindus at the Swaminarayan Temple in Karachi, The Tribune reported.