Keeping the reports of a communal disturbance in the district has resulted in unfair disturbances aside. Dakshina Kannada remains a most harmonious place, where people coming across from all religions, partake of the merriment that marks each other’s festivals. At the Uroos celebrations of the Ullal Hazrat Sayyid Muhammed Shareeful Madani Dargah more popular among locals than the Ullal Dargah, the district’s celebrated sense of communal amity was on full display.
The Sri Cheerumba Bhagavathi and Sri Vaidyanatha temples are the nearest points from dargah. The administrators of both these temples have allowed visitors to the Uroos to park their vehicles on their respective premises. The Uroos festivities kicked off in Ullal on February 10 and will conclude on March 5.
Vice-president of Ullal Sri Cheerumba Bhagavathi Thiya Samaja Seva Sanga Sadashiva Ullal told, “Given the proximity between the dargah and our temple, it is only natural that we cooperate with each other. Just as we extend all possible support to the dargah during the Uroos, the Dargah Committee offers help when we celebrate our festivals, such as Nadavali, Navaratri, et al. The two places of worship share a harmonious relationship.”
Not only the officials at the two temples in Ullal, the management of the Koragajja Devastana, near the National Highway Flyover in Thokkottu, has shown that all communities can exist without friction, by postponing its annual festival to prevent clashing with the Uroos. Initially, the Daivastana festival was scheduled to be held on March 4 and 5, but we decided to hold it on April 1 and 2 instead.”
Ullal Dargah Committee president Haji Abdul Rasheed said, “Vaidyanatha, Bhagavathi, Somanatha, Laxmi Narasimha temples, and Mogaveera Samaja have always offered support to the Uroos. We also provide space for stalls to merchants, cutting across religions, at our Uroos. We personally met with the office bearers of the temple committees, seeking their cooperation.”
The dargah, which scheduled its Uroos once every five years, was scheduled to be held in 2020 but was postponed owing to the pandemic. Here no religion holds superiority, everybody lives with love and harmony. Also, setting an example to the rest of the state during these religious disturbances around.