Muslim community gifts silver chariot to Jagannath temple in Ahmedabad

In a bid to spread a message of communal harmony, the Muslim community in Jamalpur city has been gifting a silver chariot to the Lord Jagannath temple of Ahmedabad for the past 20 years. This year too, a silver chariot was gifted to the priest of the temple, ahead of the 142nd Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra, which will commence on July 4 in Ahmedabad.

Rauf Bangali, the man who gifted the silver chariot to the temple told ANI, “We have been gifting a silver chariot since Godhra incident to spread communal harmony. We have been doing this for the past 20 years. We have given the silver chariot to Dilipdasji Maharaj.”

After receiving the silver chariot from Muslim community, the head priest of the Ahmedabad Jagannath temple, Dilipdasji Maharaj told media, “Since ages, Rauf Bangali has been offering a silver chariot to the temple. I would like to thank the Muslim community for their efforts to spread communal harmony. I pray to God that communal harmony stays like this.”…

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