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 looking after 500-yr-old Shiva temple for generations: Caretaker

ANI | Updated: Mar 03, 2019 08:56 IST

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Mar 3 (ANI): A Muslim family is reportedly looking after a 500-year-old Shiva temple at Rangamahal village in Guwahati for generations. Both Muslims and Hindus in the area have firm belief 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 and our family looks after the temple. People from both the religions - Hindus and Muslims - come here to offer prayers," said Rehman.
"Muslims perform 'dua' while Hindus perform 'puja' here. Everyone's 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 for generations. The temple is considered an example of the Hindu-Muslim unity in the region. (ANI)

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