Udupi’s famed Krishna temple or mutt organised an iftar party for the first time in history for Muslims who broke their Ramzan fast and participated in ‘Souharda Upahara Koota’ (harmony breakfast meet) at the Annabrahma Dining Hall in the temple complex on Saturday.
Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Paryaya Pejawar Mutt was also present in the Iftar. A gathering of Muslims broke their fast at 6;59 pm on Saturday. There were served banana, watermelon, apple, dates and cashew nuts along with ‘kashaya’ made of black pepper, at the dining hall.
Vishwesha Tirtha Swami himself served dates to those who had gathered to break their fast. “Muslims have shown a lot of affection for me in Mangaluru, Kasaragod and Bhatkal. They have given their offering during the Paryaya festival,” Swami told The Hindu.