Muslims donate land, money to build temple in Bihar

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Gaya (Bihar), Jul 16 (ANI): Budhupur in Gaya district of Bihar is a small village, some 140 kilometers from the capital city Patna. Its economy largely depends on vast agricultural farms surrounding a cluster of single storey residences. Largely Muslim-populated, only a dozen Hindu families reside in this village. For last many years these families were planning to enshrine a temple of goddess Durga in their locality. Soon after Muslim brothers were apprised about the proposal the two communities joined hands and allocated a piece of land for the construction of the temple. On the occasion of laying foundation stone for the temple, the Muslim and Hindu community together organized a ‘yagna’, welcoming pundits and people from neighboring villages and other parts of the district. Following prayers and all the ritualistic obligations, a community lunch was also on the offing for a number of devotees who came to visit the first temple in the village. Dozens of Muslims in this village donated food grains, milk, edible oil and LPG cylinders for the week-long rituals. The temple was opened for prayers and worship after installation of the idol of goddess Durga. Such examples set in the multi-religious society bolster the secular fabric of our country.

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