Bareilly showcases a beautiful example on communal harmony

Bareilly, a city in the Uttar Pradesh state of India, is home to many ancient Hindu temples. These temples besides showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the city also play a great role in religious unification. One such temple is Chunne Miyan's Lakshmi Narayan Temple, which traces its origin to independence and has become a symbol of communal harmony because of its amazing history. The temple was thus constructed by Fazal-ul-Rahman, also known as Chunne Miyan, a Muslim devotee after whom the temple is named. Its inauguration was done by our first President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad in the 1960s. The temple has an idol of LaxmiNarayan, which is beautifully decorated with garlands. Besides this, you can get to see a number of idols and pictures of Hindu God and Goddesses such as Ganesha, Rama, Krishna and many more. The temple is thronged by thousands of devotees every year, irrespective of their religion. The temple has set a great example of religious harmony as it is frequented by people from all religions thus strengthening the secular fabric of our country.