In a heartwarming incident, a little girl chants Gayatri Mantra while offering Namaz and netizens are overwhelmed with the innocent gesture. Little girl’s father named Rohan Sonalkar took to microblogging site Twitter to share the moment and said that his daughter wanted to offer Namaz during the month of Ramadan, so she bent down, just the way Muslims do to offer prayers and surprisingly started chanting Gayatri Mantra.
He wrote in his post, “My daughter just said that she needs to do the namaz. She bent down in proper Muslim prayer form and started chanting the Gayatri mantra because that’s the only prayer she knows”. Since the time Rohan has posted the tweet, which soon went viral all over the Internet, it garnered more than 4,700 likes and around 1.3K retweets.
One Twitterati shared a similar incident of his childhood and wrote, “U know what I seriously did the same during #Ramzan when I was almost 8. Wore Mummy’s black dupatta and chanted – Om Namah Shivaya as it was Shivratri that day. I clearly remember. God bless the little doll.. I got reminded of my childhood” while the other wrote, “Rohan, The ways & means are different, but for believers, by all means, all roads lead to the same destination. I must congratulate the parents for bringing up your daughter with such open mind. We owe it to the next generation”.
Check out the Tweet here
My daughter just said that she needs to do the namaz. She bent down in proper Muslim prayer form and started chanting the Gayatri mantra, because that’s the only prayer she knows.
— Rohan (@rohansonalkar) June 9, 2018
This is how Twitterati reacted
U know what I seriously did the same during #Ramzan when I was almost 8. Wore Mummy’s black dupatta and chanted – Om Namah Shivay as it was Shivratri dat day. I clearly remember
God bless the little doll.. I got reminded of my childhood
— Swati Sachdeva (@swati_aap) June 10, 2018
:). I’m glad that we have a mosque near our place. My daughter is getting used to the azaan. When she grows up, those prayers will be a thing of familiarity, something that she’ll remember from her childhood.
— Rohan (@rohansonalkar) June 10, 2018
I grew up in a place in Bombay that had a mosque and a temple within yards of each other. I grew up listening to the bells of the temple of ring and to the azaan every morning. Sigh, out of the mouth of babes indeed!
— Anita (@AyeWhatMan) June 11, 2018
Rohan, The ways & means are different but for believers, by all means, all roads lead to the same destination. I must congratulate the parents for bringing up your daughter with such open mind. We owe it to the next generation.
— Veer (@eBankeLal) June 11, 2018
I am a Muslim but know Gayatri Mantra and Hanuman Chalisa by heart, have been doing Om jaap for 30+ odd years. Kids know God better, they don’t know what or how you say the prayer, but rather what it means to pray. God bless her!
— Mahera Rahman (@Maahi_Ve) June 10, 2018
Love the gesture…I want my son to do the same thing…He is only 2 now… Hope all the Indians have equal acceptance and respect for all the religions…
— chinmoyee (@chinmoyee5) June 12, 2018
I’m somewhat similar to your daughter…Take the name of Allah and reads Hanuman Chalisa coz that is what I know… Have been doing this past 7 years so now for me God is just one who resides in heaven so whatever name we take if ur intention is right it will definitely be heard
— Mohini (@93mohini) June 11, 2018
I grew up leading Janmastami bhajan in school temple (school also had a mosque). We were 3 who led the midnight bhajans – I, Safeer Azam and Digvijay Singh. Parents knew about it, never objected. Mother narrated Ramayana to me from Amar Chitra Katha. First story that made me cry.
— Afreen Rahman (@rahman_afreen) June 12, 2018
Children are a blank slate..as parents we either write love or prejudice on it.
— SUNIL J RAO (@shilpasunil_rao) June 11, 2018
All in one, Children do it better than we do. Blessed to know your daughter story.
— Tipsy (@aabidfaiyaz) June 10, 2018
Reminds me of my niece who I found singing “oonche log oonchi pasand” in the pooja ghar with eyes closed, clapping and swaying in rhythm. Young children are full of devotion regardless of language and devotion
— SavvyPriya (@SavvyPriya) June 10, 2018
This shows d upbringing you r giving to ur daughter! All d parents have something to learn from u bro! My daughter is in Gujarati school. She by-hearted Gayatri Mantra and chants very often home! It’s cute to hear from little kids! We never stopped her doing so.
— Md Shahil (@shahil1123) June 12, 2018
The young kid has taught many of us today what truly secular means. Do let us know what do you think about this beautiful gesture of a kid.