A much needed example of Communal Harmony.Recently, in the Southern states, we have had deaths happen wherein people from both Hindu and Muslim groups were allegedly murdered.
The Paryaya Mahothsava has started at Sri Krishna Mutt, in Udupi, Karnataka. This religious festival dates back to 1904 when Hindu and Muslim communities lived in better harmony and understanding. Mr.Haji Abdullah Saheb (1882-1935) used to donate oil and rice for the Mutt in the form of 'Hore Kanike' (bundle of gifts). This tradition continues and even this year, the Muslim brothers have offered this gift in the form of food grains etc. Members of the Christian community have also offered food grains to the Mutt. These items would be used for the feeding the 50,000 devotees.
We fight often in the name of faith, yet such events happen wherein people of various religions come together for a religious event; it means we can maintain communal harmony in the name of faith also.