Uttar Pradesh village inspires Hindus-Muslims to live in harmony

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Odora (Pachlai), Uttar Pradesh, May 15 (ANI): Odora Pachlai village of Uttar Pradesh state has a temple and a mausoleum which share common priest and premises.

Visiting devotees that include Hindus and Muslims and they offer prayers at both the places of worship built adjacent to each other here.

Ranvir Singh, the priest, works for both places of worship with equal devotion and remains a caretaker. He is communal amity personified.

"I am the caretaker of both 'mausoleum and temple. I offer Muslim prayers at the 'Shahi Minar'(mausoleum) and the Hindu prayers at the 'Jwala Mandir'(temple)," says Ranvir Singh.

Visitors say the devotees treat both places of worship with respect.

"Here there is no difference between Hindu and Muslim. Everybody goes to the mausoleum and the temple and offers his reverent prayers." saidajendra Prasad, a devotee.

Every Monday and Thursday, special prayers are offered. By Ashish Diwedi(ANI)

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