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Muslim and Hindus come together to celebrate Dussehra and Eid-ul-Adha

By Renu Shah
December 2014
Muslim and Hindus come together to celebrate Dussehra and Eid-ul-Adha

(Photos: Hakim’s)

It was an historic moment on October 5, 2014 when Atlanta Event Hall celebrated two great festivals, Eid Ul-Adha and Dussehra, by bringing Atlanta's Hindu and Muslim communities together. A brainchild of Ramzan Virani, owner of the Event Hall, and Ashok Goyal, a well-known Atlantan and emcee, the day-long mela celebrated the two events together with many vendor booths, music, and entertainment, all culminating with burning of a 30-ft-tall effigy of Ravan with a lot of fireworks.

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Dussehra, predominantly a North Indian festival, incorporated Ram Leela, a gala theatrical enactment of Rama’s life story portrayed by local artists and directed by Rajshree Arcot and Shree Vora.

Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) is the major celebration by Muslims around the world at the time of the end of the Hajj (the annual pilgrimage to Makkah).

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Kids and elders, all had great fun attending this house full, free public fair. Food stalls served freshly made hot masala dosa, sumptuous chaat, and a variety of shish kabobs and biryanis. Other booths showcased clothing, jewelry, shoes, kulfi, and groceries by national products. TV Asia provided coverage through their Community Roundup segment. Vendors were very happy with the number of people attending this unique event, and plans are to continue this tradition annually.

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Special thanks to Ashok Goyal, Dr. Saibaba Arcot and family, Rajshree Arcot and Shree Vora, artists, Hakim's Studio, our South Asian media, and of course, our lovely Audience who always support Atlanta Events Hall to make every event a success.



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