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Ganesha festival in Gadag sets example of communal and religious harmony – The New Indian Express

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GADAG: At a time when there are communal incidents in different parts of the state, here is a village where Muslims and Hindus come together to celebrate the Ganesha festival in a grand way. Kalasapur, 5 km from the town of Gadag, has been an example of community and religious harmony for eight years.

There have been no celebrations for the past two years due to Covid, but it’s back this year. Members of the Anjuman-e-Islam committee and other Muslims began fundraising in the past two weeks after village elders planned a united celebration. The Ganesha idol will be installed and the festival celebrated for 11 days. On Wednesday, the day of the festival, members of both communities will participate in pujas and rituals. The idol will be worshiped twice a day. On the last day, the idol will cross the village in procession before immersing it.

People from the surrounding villages and the town of Gadag visit this village to witness this unique celebration. Kalasapur Ganesha is now known as the ‘Ganesha of Communal Harmony’. Thanks to these openings, the village has so far experienced no community clashes. If ever there are small incidents, the elders of the two communities sit down together and solve them.

Villagers said, “Hindus also participate in Ramzan and other Muslim festivals. We have heard of hijab, Ganesh dangal and other communal unrest in other parts of the state but we will not allow such incidents to occur in our village.

GADAG: At a time when there are communal incidents in different parts of the state, here is a village where Muslims and Hindus come together to celebrate the Ganesha festival in a grand way. Kalasapur, 5 km from the town of Gadag, has been an example of community and religious harmony for eight years. There have been no celebrations for the past two years due to Covid, but it’s back this year. Members of the Anjuman-e-Islam committee and other Muslims began fundraising in the past two weeks after village elders planned a united celebration. The Ganesha idol will be installed and the festival celebrated for 11 days. On Wednesday, the day of the festival, members of both communities will participate in pujas and rituals. The idol will be worshiped twice a day. On the last day, the idol will cross the village in procession before immersing it. People from the surrounding villages and the town of Gadag visit this village to witness this unique celebration. Kalasapur Ganesha is now known as the ‘Ganesha of Communal Harmony’. Thanks to these openings, the village has so far experienced no community clashes. If ever there are small incidents, the elders of the two communities sit down together and solve them. Villagers said, “Hindus also participate in Ramzan and other Muslim festivals. We have heard of hijab, Ganesh dangal and other communal unrest in other parts of the state but we will not allow such incidents to occur in our village.