Kerala temple exemplifies communal harmony by constructing house for Muslim woman
A Hindu temple trust in the coastal village of Kandamangalam in Kerala's Alappuzha District has set new standards of communal harmony by constructing a house for a specially abled and orphaned Muslim woman.
Recently, the house was renovated thanks to a temple committee funding of more than Rs. 200,000.
Purushan M, the president of the Kandamangalam Temple, said the religious institution has been providing foster care to Jameela.
"The temple of Kandamangalam is associated with this Muslim family as they used to help all Hindu devotees during our annual festival by providing jaggery mix as prasad to each and every one coming here. After a period, Jameela was left alone, as her family members had died. So, the temple thought of adopting her and giving her all the necessary help needed to lead a better life," said Purushan M.
Kandamangalam Trust School manager K.K. Siddharthan said every month the temple provides Jameela with a fixed income.
Siddharthan said the temple is being appreciated across the country for this humanitarian gesture.