As many as 50 Muslim families converted back to Hinduism on the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the Bhumi pujan
Bengaluru: On the day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing Bhumi Puja at Ayodhya which signals the beginning of the construction of Ram temple, as many as 50 Muslim families decided to embrace Hinduism.
The incident has been reported from Motisara village of Payala Kalla Panchayat Samiti of Barmer city, Rajasthan.
News reports added that the ghar wapsi happened out of volition and no coercion.
It was further reported that the ones who converted as saying that during the time of the Mughals, Muslims had forcefully converted their ancestors to Islam.
"But we belong to Hinduism. That is why Muslims keep distance from us. After getting the information of history we saw that we are Hindus and we should go back to Hinduism. Our customs are related to the entire Hindu religion," one of the family members said, as quoted by a popular website.
"After this the whole family expressed a desire to revive Hinduism," it quoted him further.
Reports further added that vedic rituals were performed at the village and all 250 members of the 50 families converted to Hinduism by wearing the sacred thread.
According to the village elders, all the families belong to the Kanchan Dhadhi caste. They were following Hindu customs for the past several years. They celebrate Hindu festivals every year at their residences.
After performing the bhumi puja, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and touched upon the topic of how Lord Ram has been an integral part of India’s history. He also broached the topic of how Lord Ram has been an influential figure even in Muslim countries.
The Ram temple land was handed over to Hindus by the top court in India last November. The pictures of the temple were released and the work on the construction is expected to end in the next 3 years.
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Last Updated Aug 6, 2020, 3:55 PM IST