Muslim tailors clothe Hindu deities in Vrindavan

By Brajesh Singh, Vrindavan: For generations hundreds of Muslims in Vrindavan are engaged in stitching clothes for Hindu deities. For the 700-odd Muslim men of the holy town, embroidering, adding motifs and sequins and tailoring resplendent attires for the idols is a way of life.

Working with sincerity and devotion, their respect for these deities is as much as their Hindu brothers.

Ikram, a Muslim dressmaker says that devotion to work is the best form of worship. “I make dresses for gods and goddesses. I don’t believe in religious differences. My devotion lies not in being a Hindu or a Muslim, but in my work,” says Ikram.