Kochi: Christmas celebration in a dargah in Pallivasal in Idukki, is something not known to many.
This practice has been followed for several centuries now at the Shaikh Peer Mohammad Dargah Shareef situated inside Pallivasal Tea Factory on the Kochi- Dhanushkodi National Highway.
The authorities of the Kaaliamman temple nearby organise events at the shrine along with the annual festival in the temple.
People of all communities gather here to partake in feasts, musical programmes and other entertainment activities on Christmas day.
At a time when people are fighting in the name of religion, the shrine is an ideal specimen to cement communal harmony among different religions.
Talking to the thenewsskerala.com, former Pallivasal president Varadharajan Bhaskaran Nair of the CPM said there is regular flow of faithfuls and tourists to the shrine.
Albert John of the CPI said even as the history of the shrine is not clear, it is under the control of Tata Group. The money collected here is used for the Christmas celebration.