Khetia (Madhya Pradesh): Eid-ul-Fitr, Akshaya Tritiya and Parshuram Jayanti were celebrated on the same day on Saturday. It was a rare confluence of festivities where Hindu-Muslim unity and brotherhood was on display.
Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej marks celebration of wealth, prosperity, and good fortune. It is one of the most auspicious day for new purchases, weddings or starting a new venture. At Ram temple, a grand procession was organised by Brahmin community members. It passed through the town before concluding at Gayatri Temple. A large number of members participated in the procession. Devotees offered Puran Poli, Ras-amti, Kudlai and Bhajis to God.
Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, was celebrated through prayers, alms giving and spirituality. Special Namaz was organised in mosque at Khetiya- Sendhwa Road where hundreds of people gathered and greeted each other with ‘Sheerkhorma’, special dish served especially on the occasion.
Parshuram Jayanti was celebrated by Hindus with reverence. It marks the birth of Lord Parshuram, sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Strict security arrangements were placed during religious procession, to prevent violence. Sub-Divisional officer Pansemal Ramesh Sisodia, tehsildar HitendraBhavsar, Naib tehsildar Sunil Sisodia, Khetia SHO CS Baghel and team were present.
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