Ahead of Ram Navami today, here is an exemplary story of 27-year-old Muslim man who has been cleaning and taking care of a Ram temple in Bengaluru for the last three years.
Bengaluru: In what could be perceived as an example of devotion with no boundaries, a 27-year-old Muslim man has been cleaning and taking care of a Ram temple for the last three years.
Ahead of Ram Navami - the celebration of the birth of Lord Ram on Sunday, 27-year-old Saddam Hussein is once again engaged in cleaning up the premises.
Hussein says he finds peace of mind while working at the Lord's adobe.
The temple, situated in Rajajinagar area of the city, is thronged by many devotes who also appreciate and encourage the work of Hussein.
As per an ANI report, Venkatesh Babu, an office-bearer in the temple committee, said, "He has been working with me at my shop for over 18 years. After I was elected as an office bearer of the temple committee, I gave him the responsibility of cleaning the temple. He comes every year before Ram Navami and cleans the temple."
"There are no problems between Hindus and Muslims in this region. We all live in complete harmony. This is a political issue, but a common man lives cordially," he added.
Hussein also remains unfazed by any Hindu-Muslim tension and remains dedicated to his work.
"I am a Muslim by birth and have been working in this temple for the last 3 years. I feel good and it gives me peace of mind. I take care of complete cleaning. No one has ever objected to it. Hindu-Muslims are like brothers and everyone in the temple, as well as my family, appreciates my work."
Ram Navami will be celebrated across the country on Sunday, April 14.
Last Updated 11, Apr 2019, 2:39 PM IST