Muslim couple joins Mahashivratri celebration in Kashmir


A Muslim couple from Rajasthan were among the dozens of devotees who offered water to the Hindu god Shiva at Martand Sun Temple in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on the occasion of Mahashivratri on Saturday.

“It’s an auspicious occasion for both Hindus (Mahashivratri) and Muslims (Shab-e-Me’raj) and it is not as if we Mohammedans (Muslims) cannot visit a temple, Zoya Khan, who hails from Kurukshetra in Haryana, told PTI here.

“It is a day of prayers for us and today is Shivratri. We thought we will see how they celebrate it here,” Zoya, who is married to Faizan Khan from Rajasthan, said.