Kerala Mosque hosts Hindu wedding

In a rare wedding ceremony held in a Mosque, a Hindu couple tied the nuptial knot and exchanged vows in Alappuzha on Sunday.

The marriage hosted by the Cheruvally Muslim Jamaat mosque, was held according to Hindu rituals in front of a lighted traditional lamp with guests from both the communities participating.

The Bride Anju and the groom Sarath exchanged garlands and performed rituals in the presence of a priest at the mosque premises, which was decked up for the rare occasion signifying communal amity.

A vegetarian 'sadya' was also held at the premises.

Since the bride hailed from a poor economic background, Anju's mother had sought help from the mosque committee to conduct the wedding, which they readily agreed.

The Mosque committee also gifted ten sovereigns of gold and Rs two lakh to the bride as a wedding gift. The marriage was held as per Hindu rituals.