Karnataka village celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi, Muharram under same roof

South India

Whenever the dates of the two festivals coincide, residents of Bidnal area in Hubli of Dharwad district celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi and observe Muharram under the same roof (pandal).


The dates of Ganesh Chaturthi and Muharram coincide every 33-35 years. Devotees said that celebrating festivals together is a symbol of humanity.

"In this village, nobody is a Hindu or a Muslim alone, both come together in unison. All of us are children of God. The practice of celebrating festivals together inculcates a sense of love and togetherness in the hearts of people. People from both communities observe their festivals with equal devotion here”, Maulana Zakir Qazi, quoted by news agency ANI as saying.

"It was done earlier too, we are taking the tradition forward. These two festivals coincided when we were kids. People here celebrated Muharram and Ganesh Chaturthi with great joy under the same pandal. This tradition should continue for the country's unity", Mohan, a devotee told to News Agency ANI.

According to the report from the villagers, everyone celebrates together here. There will be no difference between Hindu and Muslim if people start celebrating their festivals together. 

With inputs from ANI

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