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Kerala Flood: Temple lets Muslims celebrate Eid-al-Adha in its hall


Kerala floods may have made it really hard for the citizens to celebrate festivals but it has not destroyed the festive spirit. Weather Onam or Eid-al-Adha people are seen celebrating their festivals to its fullest. The citizens of Kerala yesterday portrayed a great example of humanity.

A temple in Thrissur district opened its door for Muslims, after the mosque at Kochukadavu was flooded, the temple offered Muslims to read namaz the eve of Eid-al-Adha. A special arrangement were made at a temple hall for the namaz.

SNDP Yogam, which runs the Purappullikkavu Ratneswari temple, offered Muslims the hall when they were looking for a place to conduct the Eid prayers.

After a while a local man’s video went viral on Facebook where he can be seen thanking the temple authorities. “It’s a heartwarming gesture as most mosques in Mala are submerged,” the man said.

Photos of nuns putting mehendi ahead of Eid at a relief camp too warmed hearts online. Many photos of Muslims cleaning flooded temples are also going viral on social media.