Muslims on rath yatra

In Orissa, the ratha yatra of Lord Jagannath has become a platform to bring people of both these faiths in a touching example of harmony.

Villagers of Narayanpur, more than 300 km away from the holy town of Puri, the abode of Lord Jagannath, have set such an example. The rath yatra committee of the village has both Hindus and Muslims.

In fact the bank account for the purpose is operated jointly by Shyamsundar from the Hindu community and Rehmuddin representing Muslims. People of both religions pull the chariot on which are placed Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra.