“If Rath Yatra and Eid happen to be on same day, we will celebrate both”


“For the first time in my life, I missed my evening Namaz just to take part in Shanti Samiti(peace committee) meeting regarding upcoming Rath Yatra. If Rath Yatra and Ramzan Eid happen to be on same day, we will celebrate both festivals. We are giving more attention to Rath Yatra compared to Eid,” said Aziz Gandhi, member of Ahmedabad Ekta Samiti.

Leading member of Muslim community Rafiq Nagariwala said that even if there’s Eid on Rath Yatra day we are going to celebrate both the occasions. We are planning to welcome Mahant Dilipdasji Maharaj of Jagannath Mandir in our area by offering him tricolor turban.

Rath Yatra the biggest street festival in city of Ahmedabad is celebrated for last 138 years on Ashadhi Bij(second day of Gujarati calendar month of Ashadh). There’s possibility that Eid and Rath Yatra could be on same day this year.

Leading Muslms including MLA Gyasuddin Sheikh, Iqbal Sheikh, Hasan Lala among others are going to welcome Mahant Dilipdasji Maharaj by flying white doves that are considered symbol of peace. Muslims will received prashad and saffron scarf from Mahant.

– DeshGujarat

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