Shivamogga: Hindu temple where Muslim woman performs Navaratri puja


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Shivamogga, Oct 14: India is known as a country where people live in unity amid diversity. People of different faiths live harmoniously in the country. One example for a life of harmonious coexistence is found in Sagar taluk in the district where a Muslim lady and her family members perform puja in Hindu temple during the Navaratri.

Fameeda Sharif and her relatives offer puja to Goddess Bhagawati Amma at this Malnad region that is located 375 km away from Bengaluru. This temple was built by Fameeda's late husband on land allotted by the railway department about 50 years ago. She says that Goddess Durgadevi often appeared in the dreams of her husband when he was young. He met Varadahalli Sridhar Swami near Sagar seeking remedy. The Swami advised him to worship the Goddess every day, she explains.

Ibrahim, who was from Kerala, decided to build the temple along with the railway department. But many opposed his plan. But he succeeded in facing these obstacles and building a temple dedicated to the goddess. He not only looked after the construction and maintenance of the temple but also performed puja everyday till the temple was handed over to a committee of Hindus.

After some years he shifted residence to another place but he and his family members continued with the tradition of offering puja to the goddess on special occasions. After Sharif passed away, his family members continued to offer puja here on special occasions, Fameeda adds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    There are some historical temples constructed by Muslims. (I think Bappanadu temple in DK is an example). Similarly, some Hindus give "kanike" (ಕಾಣಿಕೆ) to some Islamic God to overcome from personal troubles. Still, if there is no political turn, we are united..

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    Unity in diversity this real India...not the current feku india

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    Both, Mahanavami and Vidyadashami can be observed as regional festivals. On the day of Mahanavami, we worship vehicles/tools/machinaries - all these have no religious barriers. Vidyadashami is a dedicated day for starting educational activities. On the day, we worship books.. Education is for all.... No religious barriers.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    many small places of worship come up more with eye on kaanike dabba / donations...

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  • Mohan mangalore, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    If muslim perform puja u say eye on kanike dabba if hindu visit dargaa then u say mashalllaah suhanallaa waah kya baat hai shame on u kyu bhai mirchi lagi ????

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    oye Mo Na, is there any reference to any religion in my comment... my comment applies to all places of worship irrespective of founder /devotee... if kanike dabba / harivana, donation box / charity box is removed, there will be not many places of worship...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    dear mona, looks like you tried to guess and decide my religion... your limited brain will not succeed...

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  • Mohan mangalore, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    Kbraaa its not a rocket science zubaan pei maloom hota hai

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    "Ibrahim, who was from Kerala," ---- everything was ok until this sentence... land allotted by Railways, temple built with 'assistance' from Railway department... who was taking the hundi collections... ???

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  • Harish, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    Sanjay Hebri , & Jeevan Kudla has to learn from this ...... Let their mind be enlightened ..Always they spit venom

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    Still Bhaktas will not understand. They are busy in Moral Policing. May be FOLLOWERS of CM.

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  • Bala, Kudla

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    Practice religion for your confidence and enlightenment. Dont use to hurt and blame others.The Muslim woman who performed pooja here will make some red eyed.Grow with good thoughts.

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  • SAN, Mangaluru

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    hope the taliban/ISIS minded people dont read this news....or she will be in trouble.😶

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  • Vasant Raj, Mangalore / Abu Dhabi

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    Realistic truth, will dominate in coming days...kaalaaya Tasmai Namaha..

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  • Bala, Kudla

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    There is no chance for women to lead the prayers in mosques or churches.But god is universal.Ir is very hard to see killings in the the name of faiths.

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  • kiran, mangalore

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    preperation for ghar wapasi...

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  • Roshan S, Moodbidri

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    When we ask for loan from a person we do not check if he is hindu, muslim or christian. All same.

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  • kiran, mangalore

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    but u must check interest rate....!!!!

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  • Jossy Tairo, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    Andhbhakts will not agre this and will say they were hindi before and converted to Muslims. And even they will say the temple build by hindu people. This is faith of people that any one can worship any God who find peace and happiness and faith. Due to now political issues people fight for God religion not sure how much they really have faith in their God. If you have faith in your God no one will convert. But now BJP is insecure about their own people and in their God.

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    God and the devil both resides within us. When we spread love God is at work, when we spread hate the devil is at work.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    There's only One God & He's the Creator ...

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  • Pramila, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 14 2021

    There nothing called Muslims Mosque, Catholics Church and Hindus Temple. These are the worship places for everyone irrespective of cast creed and religion. Come on. Atleast spare God and don't creat a fight between God's. Where we people have already messed up with.

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  • Observer, Mangaluru

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    'Nationalists' who judge and distribute certificates of patriotism of an indian hate such thoughts.

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    Pramila, Mangalore Thu, Oct 14 2021 There nothing called Muslims Mosque, Catholics Church and Hindus Temple. These are the worship places for everyone irrespective of cast creed and religion. Come on. At least spare God and don't create a fight between God's. Where we people have already messed up with....... That's 100% correct. What to do some how we are slave to destruction era. Religion is related to the soul not to show-up. Present politicians are just show-up. Only humans have all these stupid things. There is no religion for cows, dogs, and other living creatures. Even in India government tried to find out the religion of Coronavirus...but they could not....

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  • Vishwadeepak, Mangalore/dxb

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    Korle kai...

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    MADAM PRAMILA First comment I have read in ages here, which gives me a sense of true happiness. Still some will find a way to retort in their own way.. Understanding too is at a premium these days. I know the full story not decribed at length in the article though. A passing reference is made to Sridhar Swamiji in the article. One of the very great souls to have strode the earth in the very recent past. It is through his blessings this temple was installed and the ceremonies continue. Visit Varadahalli to know more.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Oct 15 2021

    r u awake or dreaming....

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