People worshipping Lord Durga
People worshipping Lord Durga

UP: Muslim man observes Navaratri fast

ANI | Updated: Oct 14, 2018 07:30 IST

Siddharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct 14 (ANI): Setting an example of communal harmony, a Muslim man keeps fast for nine days during Navaratri and worships goddess Durga in Uttar Pradesh's Siddharthnagar district.
Mohammed Shafiq, the head of the village, has been celebrating Navaratri from past five years.
Talking about the same, he told, "I am celebrating this festival from past five years. Hindus and Muslim both take part in it with zeal. We celebrate all the festivals in the same way."
He further gave a message of harmony and said that people of every community should maintain peace and unity.
The nine-day festival of goddess Durga began on October 10 and would go on till October 19.
Nine forms of goddess Durga are worshipped during these days. (ANI)