Temple caretaker Matibar Rehman talking to ANI at  Rangamahal village in Guwahati on Saturday
Temple caretaker Matibar Rehman talking to ANI at Rangamahal village in Guwahati on Saturday

Muslim family in Assam has been looking after 500-yr-old Shiva temple since generations

ANI | Updated: Mar 03, 2019 06:14 IST

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Mar 3 (ANI): A Muslim family is reportedly looking after a 500-year-old Shiva temple located at Rangamahal village in Guwahati since generations. Both Muslims and Hindus of the area have firm believe in the deity and throng the temple for offering prayers and doing rituals.
The caretaker, Matibar Rehman, said that the deity of 'Lord Shiva' is like his maternal grandfather.
"I call him Nana (maternal grandfather). It's a 500-year-old temple, our family looks after the temple. People from both the religions - Hindu and Muslim - come here to offer prayers," said Matibar Rehman, the caretaker.
"Muslims perform 'dua' while Hindus perform 'puja' here. Everyone wishes are fulfilled here," he said.
Rehman said that he himself offers 'dua' in the 'Shivalaya' or the Shiva temple.
The family has been the caretaker of the temple and is looking after it since generations. The temple is considered as the epitome of the Hindu-Muslim unity in the region. (ANI)

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