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Mumbai is one city which has seen one of the biggest communal riots, but Mumbaikars have left the past behind and decided to set examples for the generations to come.
Ganapati Aagman, and Ganesha Visarjan are two of the biggest festivities that Maharashtra awaits. And, the view of Muslim men praying on half of the road and letting the other half be available for the Ganapati parade is quite a common one. But, this time a novel example was set.
With Bakra Eid celebrations too falling during the Ganapati festivities, both communities decided to spread harmony across all.
On usual days, people prayed outside the Madrassa Rahamatiya Talimul Quran mosque, which is next to the Ganpati pandal.
But on Bakra Eid, the Seva Sangh Ganeshotsav Mandal in Colaba, allowed Muslim brothers to offer prayers inside the Ganapati pandal, due to shortage of space.
For the Seva Sangh, this is not a special act, one of the member Santosh Nayak said that this practice was not new. “During Ramzan four years ago, which coincided with the Ganesh festival, we had allowed Eid prayers inside the pandal.
It may be that some people find this surprising, but it is entirely normal for us. Hindus and Muslims have always lived in unity here. There is no discrimination. Hindus too, participate in Muslim festivities”.The picture was clicked by one Mohammed Ilyas Khan, who posted it on his Facebook page. The image was shared multiple times and soon became a viral inspiration.
Check out this video, which shows Hindus and Muslims in Gujarat celebrating the festival together: