November 1, 2006

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Rajan Swami, Kodunthirippally, Palakkad

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To Parameswaran alias Rajan Swami, a grocery merchant of Kodunthirippally, Palakkad, the same grammar of love runs through Vedas and Quran alike.  No wonder this Brahmin has taken upon himself the loving task of offering food to the devote Muslims of his area as they ritually break the day-long fast during the holy month of Ramzan.

For Rajan Swami and the people of Kodunthirippally, this is nothing novel.  He has been doing it for the past 8 years.  “It is just for my satisfaction,” says Swami about his gesture.  “When I felt such a desire, I asked the concerned persons at the Mosque.  They had no hesitation to accept the offering.  So where was the problem?  Here there is only love between us,” he says about the foundation of religious amity at his place.

Despite busy rains, the office bearers of the mosque and others attended the fete organized by Swami in the Anugraha Kalyanamandapa.  Swami takes individual care of the guests and leads the 600-odd visitors to the dining table.

Even if they are late, the muslim brethren do not omit to visit and partake Swami’s offering of lime juice, Madhura Kanji, Seva, Bajji, dates, bananas, apples and grapes. And he insists that the guests come, even if they are late.

And to those who cannot come to his place for whatever reason, he does not forget to send food packets through those who had come.

Courtesy: Beena Govind, Mathrubhumi, October 16, 2006
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