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Temple offers its hall for Eid prayers in Kerala floods

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Source: The Hindu

In the grave times of Kerala, a temple at Thrissur offers its hall for Muslims to pray, last Wednesday. A temple hall at Eravathur near Mala, on the southern part of Thrissur district has set the true example of communal harmony by turning into an Eid prayer hall on Wednesday as the mosque nearby was submerged in the flood waters.

The temple hall served as the relief camp for people of Kochukavdu and nearby Kuzhur — two worst hit areas due to floods in the district.

The muslims were in the search of a place to conduct their Eid prayers on Wednesday. The SNDP Yogam runs the Purappullikkavu Ratneswari temple, came to their help and offered the temple hall for their prayers.

Not just that, the temple also arranged all the necessary arrangements for the people like water for cleaning themselves before the prayers. About 200 muslims participated in the auspicious event.

A video has been going viral on Facebook which shows a man saying that the temple authorities happily offered them the place and that they are ‘delighted’ by this gesture. The man said, “It’s a heartwarming gesture as most mosques in Mala are submerged.” Watch the video here:

A #Temple In Mala, Trichur District Of #Kerala,.Gave It’s Hall For Eid Namaz,.A Slap To All Those Communal Forces, Who Trying To Disturb The Peace & Unity Of Our Country, In The Name Of Religion,.💕💕#Spirit Of #Kerala

Posted by Azeem Azaad on Wednesday, 22 August 2018

 

The natural calamity imposed on people seems to be uniting them regardless of their religious backgrounds. A mosque in Malappuram district has provided shelter and food to many Hindu families who have been dislodged by the floods. Also, some groups of Muslim men have helped in cleaning two Hindu shrines affected by the massive floods.

The Juma Masjid, at Akampadam in Chaliyar village in northern Malappuram, has been sheltering 17 displaced Hindu families, which includes women, children and the elderly who were given space to sleep inside the mosque.

Also, A Vishnu temple at Venniyode in Wayanad and a shrine dedicated to Lord Ayyappa at Mannarkkad in Malappuram, inundated due to the floods, were cleaned by a group of Muslim men. Many have shared photos of the same on social media.

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