In harmony lies progress: Scores of Hindus in Rajasthan villages observe Ramzan

Many Hindus are also taking part in namaz prayers five times a day, TOI reported. After Partition, many Hindus came here to settle down from Pakistan.

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2016, 10:11 AM IST
In harmony lies progress: Scores of Hindus in Rajasthan villages observe Ramzan
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Jaisalmer: Hindus and Muslims in Rajasthan's Barmer and Jaisalmer districts live in complete harmony and celebrate each other's festivals with full zest. Hindus are now keeping fast (Roza) to observe the holy month of Ramzan.

Many Hindus are also taking part in namaz prayers five times a day, TOI reported. After Partition, many Hindus came here to settle down from Pakistan.

"We celebrate each other's festivals and we've been sharing each other's joys and sorrows. After Partition and also after the wars with Pakistan, the families that have moved here from Pakistan have come to share all our rituals. Many Meghwals also feel great devotion for Peer Pithoro, whose dargah is in Sindh," TOI quoted Megharam Gadhveer of Gohad Ka Tala village in Barmer as saying.

Shankara Ram, who is on the Ramzan fast, told TOI, "All those who are followers of Peer Pithoro keep a fast at this time, during the month of Ramzan.

The practice is prevalent in many villages -- Godhad Ka Tala, Rabasar, Sata, Sinhania, Bakhasar, Kelnore, the TOI report said.