Bengaluru based Saddam Hussein has been cleaning and taking care of Ram temple in the city for the past three years. The 27-year-old Muslim man comes every year before Ram Navami and cleans the temple, giving us a great example of devotion with no boundaries. He says that he finds peace of mind while working at the Lord Ram' adobe.
On being asked about his work and dedication beyond the barrier of religion, Hussein said, "I am a Muslim by birth and have been working in this temple from last 3 years. I feel good and it gives me the peace of mind. I take care of complete cleaning. No one has ever objected to it. Hindu-Muslims are like brothers and everyone in the temple, as well as my family, appreciates my work."
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A large number of devotees who take the blessing of Lord Ram, at this temple in the Rajajinagar area, appreciate and encourage Hussein's work.
Venkatesh Babu, an office-bearer in the temple committee said, "He has been working with me at my shop for over 18 years. After I was elected as an office bearer of the temple committee, I gave him the responsibility of cleaning the temple. He comes every year before Ram Navami and cleans the temple."
Taking about the communal harmony in his region, he said, "There are no issues between Hindus and Muslims in this region. we all live in complete harmony. This is all a political issue but common man lives cordially."
This year, Ram Navami will be celebrated on April 13.