Mughal era monuments referred as temples in Hindu Mahasabha Calendar

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Babri Masjid in Ayodhya as referred as Ram Janmabhoomi , Taj Mahal as “Tejo Mahalaya temple”,  Madhya Pradesh’s Kamal Maula Mosque as “Bhojshala”, Kashi’s Gyanvyapi mosque is called the “Vishwanath temple” and many more.

The Hush Post: In another case of the Hindus renaming mosques and monuments of the Mughal era, a Hindu calendar has renamed seven mosques and monuments including the Taj Mahal. These have been referred as Hindu temples.

The calendar released by the Hindu Mahasabha’s Aligarh unit referred to the Taj Mahal as “Tejo Mahalaya temple”. Not only this, Madhya Pradesh’s Kamal Maula Mosque has been referred to as “Bhojshala” and Kashi’s Gyanvyapi mosque has been called the “Vishwanath temple”.

Taj Mahal
Historic monument Taj Mahal. Photo courtesy UNESCO

Delhi’s famous Mughal monument Qutab Minar has been termed as the “Vishnu Stambh”, Jaunpur’s Atala mosque as Atla Devi temple and the demolished Babri Masjid in Ayodhya as Ram Janmabhoomi.

Speaking about this, Hindu Mahasabha’s national secretary Pooja Shakun Pandey said: “We have organised hawans on the auspicious new year of the Hindu calendar and have resolved to make this country a Hindu Rashtra.” She added that they have been demanding from the government to declare India a Hindu nation and she hoped that the government would accede to their demand.

Reasoning on the issue of renaming the traditional monuments of the country, she said that foreign invaders had plundered Hindu religious sites and had turned them into mosques by changing their names accordingly. “They should now have to give these back to Hindus. We will change their names to the original names, as mentioned in the new calendar,” she added.

Reacting to this Hindu calendar Imam-e-Eidgah Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali, who is also executive committee member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), said that these claims were baseless. “These people are unnecessary spoiling the communal atmosphere by making such claims and action should be taken against them for spreading hatred,” he added.

Former Aligarh MLA Zameer Ullah Khan said that this was one more attempt by the radicals to create a fissure between the two communities. “There is no difference between Pakistan’s Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and these people who just want to harm the country,” he added.

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