Muslim devotee donates Rs 1 crore crown to Swaminarayan temple in Bhuj
Friday, 21st May 2010
The newly built, Rs100 crore Swaminarayan temple in Bhuj is arguably Gujarat's most expensive religious structure. But it will go down in history not for its worth or architectural magnificence but as an epitome of communal harmony. A gold crown for the new idol of Ghanshyam Maharaj, studded with diamonds and worth Rs1 crore, is a present not from a devout Hindu but from a Kutchi Muslim haribhakt.
Nurmahammad Najmuddin Vohra, a Dubai-based businessman of Kutchi origin, gifted the exquisite crown to the temple authorities at the Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav, which was organised on Tuesday to inaugurate the temple. Vohra has set an example by breaking religious barriers and showing respect to another religion. Surya Prakash Swami, one of the coordinators of the event, said they have humbly accepted the gift from the Muslim devotee. Vohra deals in gems and jewellery.
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