Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Gyanvapi Mosque: A Varanasi Courtroom on Thursday allowed an archaeological survey into the Gyanvapi Mosque adjoining Kashi Vishwanath Temple, authorized web site Bar & Bench reported. The survey shall be performed by a crew of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and all of the bills regarding the survey shall be borne by the federal government.
The courtroom route got here on a plea demanding the restoration of the land on which the mosque stands to Hindus. The plea states that Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb had introduced down a portion of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple to construct the Gyanvapi Mosque there in 1669. It additionally says that Aurangzeb had ordered the demolition of colleges and temples following which the Vishwanath Temple was additionally demolished. Due to this fact, the development of the Mosque right here is illegitimate.
In keeping with the report, the petitioner in his plea states that in the midst of the land of Gyanvapi, there exists since previous to Puranic interval a Swambhu Jyothirlinga of Lord Shiva, popularly generally known as Lord Visheshwar. And a really previous temple of Lord Visheshwar had been in existence a lot earlier than the appearance of Muslim rule in India.
“…and the land appertaining to the mentioned temple is an element and partial of the mentioned temple of Lord Visheshwar…the mentioned temple was constructed by the King Vikramaditya about 2050 years in the past and duly consecrated the idols of Lord Vishweshwar therein. It is usually revealed that resulting from non secular antipathy it was pulled down partly a number of instances in Muslim guidelines within the nation,” reads the plaint in response to Bar & Bench.
The Gyanvapi Mosque administration committee had opposed the plea. However the Courtroom of Civil Choose Senior Division allowed the ASI to conduct a survey of the place.
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