Temple-mosque dispute till Kashi, Mathura, Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar of Delhi, Dhar Bhojshala

The temple-mosque dispute over the issue of Gyan-Vapi Masjid in Kashi, the birthplace of Krishna in Mathura, Qutub Minar in Delhi, Taj Mahal in Agra, Bhojshala on the edge of Madhya Pradesh is currently at its peak. In some cases, the court has ordered a survey, while in some cases the Supreme Court has refused […]
 


Temple-mosque dispute till Kashi, Mathura, Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar of Delhi, Dhar Bhojshala

The temple-mosque dispute over the issue of Gyan-Vapi Masjid in Kashi, the birthplace of Krishna in Mathura, Qutub Minar in Delhi, Taj Mahal in Agra, Bhojshala on the edge of Madhya Pradesh is currently at its peak. In some cases, the court has ordered a survey, while in some cases the Supreme Court has refused to hear. Some call the Taj Mahal a Shiva temple, while others demand that the Qutub Minar be declared a Vishnu pillar. It is noteworthy that it was formed in 1991 by the Central Government. The Worship Act provides that a place of worship of any religion existing before 15th August 1947 cannot be converted into a place of worship of another religion. With all these developments in place, let’s take a look at these ongoing controversies.

Varanasi-Gyanvapi Masjid: Survey will start from today

The court has ordered survey and videography of idols including Shringar Gauri in the Gyanvapi complex. In this case, the court was to submit a report to the commissioner on May 10. But the matter of the court commissioner who came to conduct the survey again went to the court in protest against the Muslim side. The survey will now resume on Saturday after the court rejected the Muslim party’s demand to replace the commissioner. In such a situation, the matter has reached the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has refused to order a status quo but will hear soon. The case was first registered in 1991. The petitioner had sought permission to perform the puja. The fast track court had approved the Archaeological Survey of Gyanvapi in the year 2021.

what does history say

The petitioner claims that in 1699, the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb had demolished the original Kashi Vishwanath temple and built the Gyanvapi mosque. So the Muslim side says that there was no temple at that place and from the beginning it has become a mosque. It is said that the present temple of Kashi Vishwanath was built in 1780 by Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore.

Agra-Taj Mahal: High Court dismissed the application

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court heard a petition on the Taj Mahal case. In the petition, there has been a demand for investigation by the Archaeological Survey of India by opening the 22 blocks that have been closed for years in the Taj Mahal complex. The High Court dismissed the petition on Thursday. The petition was filed by BJP’s Ayodhya media in-charge Rajneesh Singh. In the year 2017, the Central Government and the Archaeological Survey of India have also clarified that there is no such thing as a temple, Shivling or Tejo Mahalaya in the Taj Mahal.

what does history say

The Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan from 1632 to 1653. Some Hindu organizations are claiming that Shah Jahan demolished the temple of Lord Shiva named Tejomahalaya and built the Taj Mahal. It is also claimed that Tejomahal belonged to Raja Mansingh. The records related to this are in the museum of the palace located in Jaipur. It is mentioned in the inscription that Shah Jahan gave four havelis to Raja Mansingh in exchange for that haveli. The order to give those four houses is dated 16 December 1633.

Delhi – Qutub Minar : Demand for change of name

The case of Qutub Minar is also in the headlines at this time. Recently, a worker of United Hindu Front recited Hanuman Chalisa near Qutub Minar complex, after which the activists left for Qutub Minar complex to recite Hanuman Chalisa. However, he was taken into custody before his arrival. The protesters were demanding that Qutub Minar be named after Vishnu. The remains of a centuries-old temple are clearly visible in the tower complex. There are also idols of Lord Ganesha and Vishnu inside the tower.

what does history say

Qutub Minar was built between the 12th and 13th centuries by various rulers. It was started in 1193 by Qutubuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. He laid the foundation of the tower and erected the first floor. Qutbuddin’s successor Iltutmish erected three more storeys on the minaret. The fifth and last storey of the minaret was built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq in 1368. The minaret was damaged by an earthquake in 1508 and was repaired by Alexander the Great.

Mathura – Shahi Idgah Masjid: Court’s decision on May 19

There is a dispute regarding Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi and Shahi Idgah Masjid in Mathura. The hearing of this case was held on May 12 in the Allahabad High Court. Ownership of 13.37 acres of land has been demanded. There has been a demand to remove the Shahi Idgah Masjid standing at the birthplace of Krishna. The trial is going on in Mathura Sessions Court. The court has reserved the verdict in the matter till May 19. In fact, on 12 October 1968, Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan had entered into an agreement with the Shahi Masjid Idgah Trust in this matter. In the agreement, it was agreed to keep both the temple and the mosque intact on 13.37 acres of land. Now the Hindu party is talking about capturing the entire 13.37 acres of land. The Allahabad High Court has directed the Mathura Court to dispose of all the matters in this regard within four months.

what does history say

Aurangzeb destroyed the ancient Keshavnath temple in 1669-70 and built the Shahi Idgah mosque. In 1670, a war broke out between the Marathas and Aurangzeb at Govardhan. After the victory, the Marathas rebuilt the temple. In 1935, the Allahabad High Court allotted 13.37 acres of disputed land to King Krishnadasji of Banaras. It was acquired by Krishna Janmabhoomi Trust in 1951.

Dhar (MP) – Bhojshala: Absolute Right of Hindus

This petition was filed by the Indore High Court on May 2. In the petition, there has been a demand to give full rights to the Bhojshala to the Hindus. Evidence in this regard has also been presented. The controversy began in 1902 when Kashiram Lele, the education officer of Dhar, claimed that a poem in Sanskrit was carved on the ground floor of the mosque and called it Bhojshala.

what does history say

The 800-year-old Bhojshala has been the subject of controversy. Hindus say that Bhojshala means Saraswati temple. It was built by Raja Bhoj. The building became unusable so the dynasty allowed Muslims to pray. Muslims consider it an old place of worship.