A Hindu fabricator in Vadodara is spreading the message of communal harmony by making Tazias for the last couple of years. He designed and make the Tazia all from metal and delivered it to the muslim friends before the Muharram festival falls on 12th October this year.
“Since last 90 years our family is into metal works and after completing SSC i joined the family business 18 years ago. I designed many things in temples earlier and for the last two years making Tazias for the Muslim brothers. Two years ago muslims from Padra approached me to make Tazia for them and this year i delivered Tazia to Bhalej in Anand also,” said Vipul.
Vipul used his craftsmanship in the Tazias and engraved the Arbi language ‘Kalmein’ with perfection. At the time of engraving he make sure to have a maulvi present there to confirm that there was no mistake. “This is my second year and i made the Tazia by using German Silver and Brass weighed nearly 125kg and cost around 4.5 lakhs. It took me 60 days to made it and i am happy to be delivered it in time. The only idea to made Tazias is to spread peace and harmony around us,” said Kansara. The workers are also mix of both the communities working with Kansara.
“After seen the Tazia in Padra last year we decided to order it this year for our village and happy with the work. Although he is a hindu but he perfectly made the Tazia to our satisfaction. The idea to make Tazia all from metal is to save money and environment as this can be use every year and the water is also not get pollute. After using it this year we place the structure inside our Imaamwada and use it next year,” said Firoz Khan Pathan from Bhalej village.