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Temple, mosque share same premises in West Bengal

ANI | Updated: Jun 23, 2018 14:48 IST

Temple, mosque share same premises in West Bengal .
Jhargram (West Bengal) [India], June 23 (ANI): In an example of communal harmony, a temple and a mosque has been sharing the same premises in West Bengal's Jhargram district since last 25 years .
Muslims read holy Quran while Hindus worship Lord Shiva under one roof at the residence of Narayan Chandra Acharya, a Brahmin who is the caretaker of the place .
"We are all children of one God and all of us will go to him after we die . There is no discrimination or religious conflict here and people from both the communities sing bhajans as well as recite verses from Quran," he said .
"We get to see Kali maa as well as offer our own namaz and that is why this place is so special . I come here with my family every day," said Jahara Bibi, a local Muslim devotee .
Even though places of worship of both the religions have been existing in the same premises for decades, there has never been a clash between the two communities .
"I have never seen such a place in my entire life where Shiv Baba and Fakir Baba are together . We want this thing to happen throughout the world so that we can all live in peace and harmony," said Chittaranjan Majumdar, a Hindu devotee . (ANI)