Muslim family in Karnataka performs baby shower ceremony of Hindu girl

Davangere, Jul 30 (IANS): A Muslim family in Karnataka has won a million hearts by performing "seemantha" (baby shower ceremony) of a Hindu girl according to Hindu traditions.

The video has gone viral on social media and the act of the Muslim couple is being hailed by one and all.

Davangere residents Naseema Banu, a homemaker and Anees Pasha, an advocate, are the couple who made the noble gesture.

Anees Pasha has known the Hindu couple Pavithra and Satish Arvind, who are into social activism for quite a while. He discussed the matter of Pavithra being pregnant and missing the rituals performed during pregnancy as theirs was a love marriage.

Naseema Banu decided to perform the ritual at her residence and her husband Anees Pasha supported her.

The Hindu couple were invited last week for the seemantha function. Naseema Banu and her relatives gifted Pavithra a new set of bangles, gave her flowers and also performed "mangal aarti". (An auspicious act of lighting a fire to ward off negative energy)

Pavithra was gifted a new saree and after the ceremony, everyone sat together for dinner.

After the ceremony, an elated Pavithra explained that all women needed love and affection during pregnancy. "Naseema Banu and Anees Pasha took pains to celebrate my "seemantha" function, I am so happy. They are more than family," she said.

Naseema Banu said that though she didn't know about Hindu rituals, she gathered information and did the best she could.

Anees Pasha maintained that "if at all we want to create a society without enmity between religions such acts are necessary."

Pavithra and Satish Arvind actively participate in student-related issues and organise functions to create communal harmony. The couple had married two years ago.








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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Help from kind heart must be appreciated.. Help for Photo ops must be laughed out. Even during Covid delths in 2nd wave, there was some set of folks calling hospitals to inquire about deaths and suddenly offering to help cremation of the dead in their own customs and then make photo viral.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    some time back, there was report about ಮದುವೆ of 80% sponsored by 20%... now there is report about ಸೀಮಂತ of 80% sponsored by 20%... after some time, there may be report about ಮಗುವಿನ ಹೆರಿಗೆ ಖರ್ಚು of 80% being sponsored by 20%...

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    A couple of decades ago, bonhomie between different religions was everyday issue and well appreciated by all. Now politics being succesful in dividing us as Indians we have to celeberate things like this in newspaper headlines. But nevertheless we have to build our house a brick at a time

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  • Kuttappa, Bangalore

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    Awesome !!!! My best wishes to the couple on there happiest days, all my love towards the couple for fulfilling her desire Let your tribe grow

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    Let this news be kept as a secret. It must not reach BJP politicians or the followers....!!!!!????? Because they are not in building the society or Nation......but in selling the nation to Gujju'sN

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  • Joe, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Charles thank the almighty God we are born in India, were the majority of the population are Hindus, just look around and see what has happened to christians who stayed back in Pakistan and Bangladesh, do not go far off just remember what the despot fanatic tippu did to our fore fathers, when ever the people who follow the cult are in majority they do not allow people of other faith exists. Coming back to the topic my wife's baby shower ceremony was performed by her Hindu classmates that is nothing new in India, it becomes news when muslims perform.

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    @ Joe Mangalore very true. The Plight of Christians and Hindus in Pakistan is extremely bad. Read the news report in Pakistan news paper DAWN titled " Pakistan's terrified Christians" written by much respected Pakistani Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy a must read so eloquently expressed, What about the copt Christians in Egypt , Syrian Christians and the Nigerian Christians all have faced the brunt.

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  • K b r, MangalA uru

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    Why 20% have to fill in for 80%... What is the reason...

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    "20% have to fill in for 80%... What is the reason..." Dear K b r, MangalA uru, the reason is.... 80% is greater than 20% only in numbers, not in wealth. Even then, that 80% helping to each other in many such situation which usually is not reported through media.... Any way what this couple did is a very good job, really appreciable. Such people are the real followers of religion.

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  • rolf, Dubai

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    We even won't forget the brutul murder by RSS cheddi idelogy followers who burnt alive Mr Dr Graham Staines, 58, and his sons, Philip, 10, and Timothy, eight, Jai Sri Ram.

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  • Keshav, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    We wont even forget atrocity done by portugeses on hindu community who latter fled to other cities.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    This is the reason why we are not developing even after 74 years of independence. Keep continuing thinking about Portugese.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Even Portugal couldn't develop for mixing religion and politics. Where as Britain is far ahead of Portugal because they never committed atrocities in the name of religion.

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Which ideology burnt 69 pilgrims in Godhra train.

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  • Keshav, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    We wont forget plight of kashmir hindu pandit womens. First try to resettle them in there home town whole-heartedly by muslim community people and latter on do drama. We much aware hidden agenda are not fools.

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Keshav. Muslim follows Monotheism, not Polytheism as it is strictly forbidden. These Muslim couples might have studied well about the ritual whether it will class with Monotheism before they went ahead with this rituals for their neighbor. And you are saying hidden agenda. The followers of Monotheism can have no hidden agenda coz by unintentionally practicing polytheism will b the biggest sin on earth to which there is no forgiveness and why would any want to take ire of Lord? Almighty ? By the way, regarding your Kashmir comment. These couples are not from Kashmir and Kashmir has a totally different issues since pre ndependence.

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    From what you say it is forbidden for Muslims to participate in Hindu customs as it invariably involves some Hindu deities. That being the case, any practicing Muslim knowing that he commits shirk, would not risk doing this. then why is he doing this?. So the inference taken by Keshav seems to be correct.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Bro !! There are good n pious humans in every society. But the concept of " Ghazwa- E- Hind, is not an illusion but a very harsh reality !!!!

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