We learnt in school that India is Secular country. But, when we watch some news or read some news articles in papers and magazine, somewhere a thought pinches us bitterly if our country is really secular. Is being secular possible for 100% of the population. Take a look at this culture in the city of Kadapa and it will warm your heart.
There is a peculiar feature about the temple of Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy temple at Devunikadapa. The Muslims of Kadapa consider Lord Venkateshwara as their relative, son-in-law for him marrying Bibi Nancharamma and pay a visit to his temple every Ugadi. They offer their token of prayers and prasadam made of neem flowers, jaggery, tamarind, sugarcane etc, something similar to the Ugadi Pachadi.
This age-old tradition has been followed in this city for decades symbolises communal amity in Kadapa. Let’s spread this word and make a note that religion is something we have created only for identification of an individual and it has got nothing to do with your heart and soul.