House gifted by Temple to a Muslin Woman

Published on: 06 Dec, 2012
Published under: General Kerala News, Thiruvananthapuram District News

5 December 2012

The temple in the coastal village of Kandamangalam in Aalapuzha district has gifted the house to Jameela, a deaf and dumb orphan woman, whom the temple committee had adopted in 2000. The 52-year old Jameela ekes out a living by doing odd jobs at the temple without compromising her religious believes.
Jameela received the key of her house, constructed at a cost of Rs 4 lakh from the temple committee on Wednesday.

“For the house, the committee donated Rs 2 lakh and the rest was contribution by devotees and local residents of all religions – Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Response to our request to contribute to the noble cause was overwhelming and was above our expectation,” said temple committee secretary P N Dhananjayan.

In a couple of days she will move to her dream house. Now she resides in a thatched semi-permanent dwelling adjacent to the temple. Though speaking and hearing impaired and alone, she is completely under the protective wing of the temple committee.


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