At a time when communal violence is common in the country, a Muslim Jamaat in Kerala has solemnised the marriage of a Hindu couple, setting an example of harmony.
The couple tied the knot at the Cheruvally Muslim Jamaat mosque at Kayamkulam in Alappuzha district on Sunday as per Hindu rituals. Guests from both the communities were in attendance.
Bride Anju and groom Sarath performed rituals officiated by a priest inside the mosque premises, which was decked up for the rare occasion. A vegetarian Sadhya was also arranged for around 1,000 people who attended the function.
The unusual story of the wedding came to light when Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took to Facebook to congratulate the young couple and appreciated the members of the Jamaat for upholding such a beautiful example of religious harmony.
Anju’s mother had sought help from the mosque committee for the wedding due to their poor financial background. The committee members agreed to help the family without any hesitation, CM said in his post.
Nujumudeen Alummoottil, secretary of Cheruvally Jamaat committee, told PTI that the committee also gifted ten sovereigns of gold and Rs 2 lakh to the bride.
Take a look at how netizens reacted to the heartwarming gesture here:
Kerala is truly ‘God’s own country’
— theHumbleIndian (@ancientknwldg) January 19, 2020
Proud to be Malayali rather than say proud to be Muslim
— (دلشاد )Dilshad (@Dilshadvgt) January 19, 2020
Ladies and gentleman that’s Kerala for you.
— Jamkebarso (@jamkebarso) January 19, 2020
God’s on country
— muhammedkamal (@muhamme92166188) January 19, 2020
I Love kerala from Periyar state 🖤🖤🖤
— சாமானியனின் சவுக்கு🆔 (@Samaniyantweet) January 19, 2020
Long live keralites and @CMOKerala
— Aegon (@Farazeen3) January 19, 2020
Bhakths and sanghees now figuring out how it’s possible? pic.twitter.com/WSHaQWfYaU
— Dark Knight of தமிழ் (@batman_tn1) January 19, 2020
Kerala sets the vision of future India 👏
— விகடகவி (@chromylchloride) January 19, 2020
Kerala is love💕💕💕
— LEENA (@kunfaaya) January 19, 2020
Happy married life to Asha and Sharat. Great Thanks to the Mosque Authorities and people of Cheravally for
their kind heart allowing the Wedding of Asha and Sharat in Muslim Jamat Mosque
— Renuka Radhakrishnan NairPG (@RNairpg) January 19, 2020
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