Ayodhya, May 21: Setting an example of communal harmony and brotherhood, a temple in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya town hosted Iftar for Muslims in its premises on Monday. Shri Sita Ram temple organised Iftar in its premises where people from both Hindu and Muslim communities sat together and relish food during the holy month of Ramzan.
Yugal Kishor, a priest at Shri Sita Ram temple, vowed to hold Iftar in future as well. "This is the third time we have organised an Iftar party. I will continue to do the same in the future as well. We should celebrate every festival with great zeal," Kishor told news agency ANI. Muzammil Fiza, who attended the Iftar, echoed similar views and said that he also celebrates Navratri with his Hindu brethren every year.
"People with an agenda do not want communities to come together and hold an event like this. In a country where people play politics in the name of religion, people like Kishor send out a message of love," Fiza was quoted as saying. During Ramzan, Muslims observe rigorous fasting and abstain food and water from dawn to dusk daily for about 30 days.
They eat Sehri (a pre-dawn meal) and break the day-long fast with Iftar in the evening. Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan. The festival is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar