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A mosque being built in front of Sheetal Nath Temple

A mosque being built in front of Sheetal Nath Temple

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Description: Desecration, damage and destruction of temples is not new and unusual phenomena. The process has been continuously going on ever since Kashmir passed into political domination of Muslim rulers in the first quarter of fourteenth century.
Islam like other Semitic religions enjoins upon the faithfuls to expand their religion by proselytizing the heathens, infidels and 'kafirs' (non-believers) to their faith to gain religious merit. "Jihad" or holy war is the instrument that is used for proselytizatlon. The Muslim rulers of Kashmir, the Mughals and Pathans made full use of their political authority to effect conversion of Hindus of valley. To achieve the objective it became imperative for them to wipe out all traces of religious and cultural symbols of Hindus which included their temples, libraries, universities and ashrams etc.
In Kashmir gun powder was used for the first time not for fighting a war but for destroying massive Hindu stone temples. When it was felt that the fissionable material was not available in sufficient quantity for the iconoclasm, the nearby jungles were cut and used for setting on fire the giant stone structures of Hindu Temples. By excessive heat the stones burst, broke-away and crumbled these gigantic structures that spread through the length and breadth of Kashmir. The ruins of Martand, Avantipur, Devar etc. are mute witnesses of the depredation.

Pictures of Ruined Temples (Courtesy: Panun Kashmir Foundation)
Date: 01.09.2004 04:58
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Join Date: 02.05.2004
Comments: 39
What happened to Samadhi of Maharaj Krishen there
The first such intention of the construction this mosque got started when we were there in 1989, even before but due to illegal occupation the same was not allowed but when one have easy access anything can be done.
I wonder why are not we talking of our prime concerns one of which is MAHARAJ KRISHEN's SAMADHI that was destroyed in 89 is just opposite to this mosque. We must raise our voice for these prime things too.DL
09.09.2004 17:35 Offline dlangoo dlangoo at yahoo.co.uk