Banjari wale Baba Dargah in Raipur, a Hindu’s temple and Muslim’s mosque

Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Feb 18 (ANI): Popularly known the ‘Dargah of Banjari wale Baba’, a shrine of a Muslim Saint Syed Sher Ali Agha in Raipur has been attracting people from all faiths. Devotees cutting across religious lines, throng the shrine to seek the blessing of the holy saint. Hindus consider it as a temple and Muslim as the abode of Allah. As per tradition, Hindus offer coconuts at the Shrine which show their love and respect towards the saint. The saint Syed Sher Ali Agha is believed to have come from Afghanistan in 1965.After that he started staying near Banjari wala Mandir in Raipur, where he became famous for his miracles. Slowly, people irrespective of their caste and community started visiting the saint’s residence to seek his blessings. After the saint’s demise in 1982, a Shrine was constructed by his name, which is now being thronged by people of all faiths. The Shrine has thus become an exemplar of religious unity where people from different faiths leaving aside their differences gather in order to fulfill their personal wishes.

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