Muslims Join Hindus to Celebrate Chhath In Bihar

October 24, 2009

Author: Imran Khan

Source: IANS

In a show of brotherhood and communal harmony, Muslims in Bihar joined Hindus in celebrating Chhath, the state's biggest religious festival. While many Muslims are observing a fast and performing the ritual, others are helping their Hindu neighbours by cleaning river banks, streets and distributing coconuts and fruits for the puja. 

Many Muslims have volunteered to clean up the banks of rivers, ponds and other water bodies and streets for the festive occasion, while some have made special hand-made earthen chulhas (stoves) for the devotees. Some Muslims have distributed fruits and new clothes to poor Hindus for performing Chhath.