Alappuzha(Ker): In a rare wedding ceremony held in a Mosque, a Hindu couple tied the nuptial knot and exchanged vows here on Sunday.
The marriage hosted by the Cheruvally Muslim Jamaat mosque near here, was held according to hindu rituals in front of a lighted traditional lamp with guests from both the communities participating.
The Bride Anju and the groom Sarath exchanged garlands and performed rituals in the presence of a priest at the mosque premises, which was decked up for the rare occasion signifying communal amity.
A vegetarian sadya was also held at the premises.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took to Facebook to congragulate the young couple and said the state has always upheld and showcased such beautiful examples of religious harmony.
The internet bursted with happiness and pride upon seeing the pictures of the wedding.
Here is Kerala Today.— Anil.Sree (@anilsree) January 19, 2020
This Hindu wedding stage prepared in a mosque. The Muslim brothers taken over the marriage expense since the bride's fly was not able to meet it. After the news spread, the whole people in that area get together to make it a memorable event. Lovely pic.twitter.com/VLSmvUBz46
Love wins against hate.— Sanghamitra (@AudaciousQuest) January 19, 2020
Kerala mosque hosts Hindu wedding in exemplary show of communal amity.
The mosque committee also gifted 10 sovereigns of gold and Rs 2 lakh to the bride.
Why don't you congratulate them @AmitShah ?https://t.co/K6xXdem6QP
Kerala Hindu wedding in Muslim Mosque premises & sponsored by Mosque- religious tolerance & harmony at peak in Kerala https://t.co/gUaD6rUfDd— Santhosh Kumar (@santhoshpaliath) January 19, 2020
No wonder Kerala known as God's own country! Kayamkulam Mosque in Kerala hosts Hindu Wedding! Anju & Sarath tied the knot in the crowded premises of Cheravally Muslim Jamath Mosque today! pic.twitter.com/4gcKXRSdge— Kay Kay Menon (@kktmenon) January 19, 2020
Cheruvally Muslim Mosque Alappuzha in Kerala has opened its gates and coffers for a Hindu wedding. It set an example at a time many fear that India’s secular fabric is under threat. Anju & Sarath tied knot today according to the Hindu rituals at the masjid & sadya can followed. pic.twitter.com/qmRDsoVcTg— Comrade Rinse Kurian (@rinse_kurian) January 19, 2020
Credit goes to administrators of mosque and local residents to 100% and not to leaders of political parties both ldf & udf who are fighting each other in appeasing religious minorities. - https://t.co/WnDlKxBMgJ— BCMenon (@balpallavi) January 19, 2020
Anju & Sarath tied the knot today at Cheravally Muslim Jamath mosque in a Hindu wedding, complete with lamps and rituals, which was followed by a vegetarian sadya. All expenses were born by d mosque committee.— shahda Lasvegas (@shahdaLasvegas) January 19, 2020
Kerala is shining beacon of unity & hope in these dreadful times! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/gPjw9aXyw1
An idea of Gandhiji's India.— Madhav Mantri (@madhavmantri) January 20, 2020
The India for which our freedom fighters fought
The idea deepening the secular structure of the country.
This is my India
In a rare wedding ceremony, a Hindu couple tied the nuptial knot at a mosque near Alappuzha. https://t.co/taEfYwWReh
The wedding was held at a time when a concerted attempt was being made to divide people in the name of religion, Vijayan said conveying his wishes to the couple, their families and the mosque committee.
"Kerala is one and we will stay united" he said and shared a photograph of the wedding ceremony.
Since the bride hailed from a poor economic background, Anju's mother had sought help from the mosque committee to conduct the wedding, which they readily agreed.
The Mosque committee also gifted ten sovereigns of gold and Rs two lakh to the bride as a wedding gift.
The marriage was held as per Hindu rituals.
Food for around 1,000 people was also arranged, Nujumudeen Alummoottil, secretary of Cheruvally Jamaat committee said.