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BANGALORE: It was a day of religious fervour for the devout of both Hinduism and Islam.
Thousands of Hindus on Monday celebrated Vaikunta Ekadashi by visiting Vaishnavite temples — particularly those of Sri Venkateshwara.
Long queues of devotees could be seen from the morning in front of the famous temples of the ancient Kote Venkataramana Swamy near the Tipu Sultan Palace, Devagiri Venkatesha Swamy in Banashankari area, J.P. Nagar, Basaveswaranagar, V.V. Puram, and the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam’s temples at Vyalikaval and Mathadahalli. The idols in all temples were decorated with flowers and ornaments.Muharram observed
The city also witnessed the observance of the 10th day of Muharram, the martyrdom of Hussain Ali, the grandson of the Prophet at Karbala in Iraq. A large number of Muslims, especially youths belonging to the Shia sect, went in a procession eulogising Hussain Ali’s sacrifices in defending Islam. They mourned his death by flagellating themselves.
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