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12 year old Muslim girl leads the major Hindu festival Dussera Celebration in Jammu and Kashmir.

Dussera is one of the major Hindu festival which is celebrated across all over India from a period of 9 long days each day representing distinct goddess form.

This time a 12 year old girl from Muslim background is leading the Navrathi festival which is being held at Maa Vaishnav Devi at jammu.

Mahapara Mogul, is gona dresses up as Mata Vaishno Devi for the festival.Mahapara, a sixth standard student, is one of the first Muslims to lead the nine-day Navratra festival at Katra - the base camp of the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine.

Her father Mohammd Yousuf, the owner of an eatery, said when Mahapara expressed her desire to take part, he was initially surprised, but fully supported her, even her decision to fast for all nine days.

- CNN-IBN Inputs

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