Bihar: Muslim digs reservoir for Chhath Puja at home in Bhagalpur


The Chhath Maha Parv of Public Faith and Lord Bhaskar concluded with the rising sun on Saturday morning. The festival also gave us a fine example of religious harmony in Bihar.

In Bhagalpur, a Muslim family built a small water pool for Chhath in the courtyard of their house, where more than 50 devotees paid their arghya (water tribute) to Lord Bhaskar.

During the time of the crown, the festival organizers faced a number of challenges. The government called on people to celebrate Chhath Parv at home instead of going to the ghats. After this call, due to the shortage of reservoirs and the lack of water bodies in many areas, many devotees found it difficult to perform the traditional water tribute to the rising sun to break their fast.

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Aware of these difficulties, a young Muslim from Bhagalpur dug a small pond (jalkund) in his own backyard.

Muzaffar Ahmad set an example of mutual harmony in society by building a water pool in the courtyard of his house for the benefit of devotees in his neighborhood.

Ahmad told IANS: “Chhath is a festival of social harmony, so I built the water pool. My thought was not to disturb those who keep a fast even during the pandemic. I am glad that my hard work has been of some use to the devotees. a fast during the festival. “

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Women who arrived at Ahmad’s home said this time there was a ban on covering the ghats in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines. Right now, their Muslim brother has come to their aid.

Sadhana Devi said there was no tank in the congested area. Many houses do not even have an adequate roof. “We also had a hard time getting to Ganga ghat because of Corona. We are grateful to Ahmad Saheb for resolving these issues.”

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During the Chhath festival, the boundaries of caste and religion fade into the background. “People of all religions have equal faith in the festival of Chhath. In Bihar and Jharkhand, many Muslim families have participated in Chhath festivals together for years. Actions like these send a great message of social harmony and unity, ”says Ahmad.



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