ISKCON Mayapur organises Iftaar Samabesh

ISKCON Mayapur organises Iftaar Samabesh

To celebrate the over 500-year-old amity between the Hindu and Muslim communities in West Bengal’s Nabadwip, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Mayapur on Wednesday organised an Iftaar party with elected Muslim panchayat members as its guests inside the temple premises.

The event upholds the legacy of brotherhood between the two communities, the seeds of which were sown in the 16th century by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and his relationship with the then magistrate, Chand Kazi, through his sankirtan (congregational chanting) movement.

At the Geeta Bhavan premises of the temple in ISKCON Mayapur in Bengal’s Nadia district, elected panchayat members of the Muslim community of Mayapur Bamanpukur Panchayat participated in the ‘Iftaar Samabesh’ along with presidents and secretaries of several mosques and one madrasa, said His Grace Jagadhatri Prabhu, public relations coordinator of the temple.

“Just like last year, in 2016 Jagannath Rath Yatra and Eid have fallen on the same day. So the ‘Iftaar Samabesh’ is aimed at sending a strong message to the universe about peace, harmony, love and trust among communities,” said Jagadhatri Prabhu.

 

Article by The Times of India: ISKCON organises Iftar Samabesh

 

Author: Dāmodara Dhanañjaya Dāsa

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