Kanpur: Kanpur is the largest city in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
The city has a mix population of Hindus and Muslims who live together and present a perfect example of brotherhood.
People living in Kanpur have always exhibited their love and respect for other religions. The same can be witnessed in the heart of city where centuries old Shiv-Hanuman Mandir stands beside a mosque.
Thousands of devotees pay their obeisance in both the shrines irrespective of their religious beliefs.
The mosque cleric has more to say on this unique bond of Hindus and Muslims.
Unity amid diversity is reflected perfectly in the various pilgrimage centers and holy places across Kanpur.
The same is witnessed everyday here as the mosque and temple on the same campus indicate the history of religious concord. There is no religious strife here as both Hindus and Muslims have been praying and respecting each other’s religion.
Devotees who come to pray in the temple also visit the mosque. The Muslim clerics participate in the temple worship, and same goes for the temple priests. The spirit of brotherhood among the people is a perfect example of communal harmony.
The temple and mosque are seen as the symbol of unity, oneness and brotherhood and Kanpur has set an example of communal harmony to the country where people of all religions and beliefs can live together peacefully.