Muslim village head builds Hindu temple in Mathura

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Mathura: In a shining exampleof communal harmony, a muslim village head constructed a Shiva and Hanuman temple at Saharr village in Mathura District.The construction work began almost eight month ago and the” Pran Prathistha” (opening ceremony) was held on Sunday.

“Pran Pratishtha (religious ceremony) of deity Shiv Ji and Hanuman Ji was performed amidst chanting of Vedic hymns on Sunday,” Ajmal Ali Sheikh, the Sahaar village head who has constructed the temple said on Monday.

He said that he felt the need for a temple in Nagla Gajai area of the village for a long time.

“It grew more last year when I saw ladies coming to village Sahaar on the occasion of Shiv Ratri to pay their obeisance to deity, after travelling about four kilometers”, Sheikh stated.

Congratulating Shiekh for constructing the temple, former UP Minister Laxhmi Narayan Choudhary said, “This is a commendable work and it will certainly bring both the communities together.”