Muslims help lay foundation of temple in Bihar

January 15th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) Muslims have joined hands with Hindus to lay the foundation of a new temple, dedicated to the sun god, in a Bihar town.The two communities got together to lay the foundation of a temple at Manikpur Bazar in Kurtha in Arwal district, about 80 km from the state capital.

“Like Hindus, Muslims also brought a brick from their houses to lay the foundation for the new temple,” Sudama Yadav, who is associated with the construction of temple, said.

According to police officials in Kurtha, Hindus, along with Muslims from surrounding villages, presented a show of harmony when each of them donated a brick for construction of the temple.

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