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Qutub Minar Controversy: Qutub Minar is once again in discussion about Hindu temples and it is being told that Qutub Minar was the first Vishnu pillar. So know what is the temple connection of Qutub Minar.
Qutub Minar, the tallest tower in India (Qutub Minar) Now Hindus are in the headlines for the connection of temples. Once again, Qutub Minar has come into the limelight for the demand of temple relics, the demand for worship and the demand for reconstruction of 27 Hindu temples. However, this issue has been disputed many times before. Actually, now Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) (Vishwa Hindu Parishad) claimed that it was earlier ‘Vishnu Pillar’. The VHP has demanded that the government rebuild the ancient temples in the Qutub Minar complex and perform Hindu rituals there. (Hindu Temples In Qutub Minar) allow it to start again.
In such a situation, today we tell you what is the connection of Qutub Minar with Hindu temples and what is the story behind the claim of 27 Hindu temples. Along with this, we will tell you what many Hindu organizations are demanding regarding Qutub Minar. So know the whole controversy related to Qutub Minar…
What is the dispute?
Let us inform that recently the leaders of Vishwa Hindu Parishad have visited Qutub Minar and VHP spokesperson says, it was heartbreaking to see the condition of the idols of Hindu deities. Qutub Minar was built from the material obtained after demolishing 27 temples. At the same time, the organization has demanded that all the 27 temples that were demolished in the past should be rebuilt and Hindus should be allowed to worship there. Let us tell you that this demand has already been raised by different organizations.
Apart from this, the controversy over the idols of Lord Ganesha kept in Qutub Minar is also going on. Earlier there was a demand that the idols of Lord Ganesha kept in Qutub Minar should be kept in a respectable place or museum. Apart from this, the demand of some people is that the idols should be kept at the right place on the Qutub Minar and worship-aarti should be done there. By the way, the dispute of having a temple in Qutub Minar and keeping the idols of gods and goddesses in a degraded manner is very old.
What is the matter of Hindu idols?
Actually, there are idols of Hindu Gods in the Qutub Minar complex. There is a dispute over Ganesh idols here, about whose status there has been a lot of controversy. There is an ‘Inverted Ganesha’ and a ‘Cage Ganesha’ in the temple. In such a situation, there has been an accusation of insulting Hindu sentiments by keeping an inverted idol of Lord Ganesha at one place and his idol in a cage at one place. Apart from this, there is a lot of controversy here about being close to the mosque, in such a situation there is a demand for the transfer and worship of those idols.
This is the story of 27 temples
Pillars and stones from dozens of Hindu and Jain temples are said to have been used in the construction of the Qutub Minar and its adjoining splendid Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. Even an inscription at the entrance of Qutub Minar states that this mosque was built there, where there were ruins of 27 Hindu and Jain temples. In such a situation, Hindu organizations have to say that now these temples should be built again and worshipped.
What do historians say?
According to a BBC report, historian Professor Irfan Habib says, “There is no doubt that they are part of the temple. But the temples that were there, whether they were there or were somewhere nearby, it has been discussed. It has been said in this report that BM Pandey, the author and historian of the book titled ‘Qutub Minar and its Monuments’, believes that the original temples were here. If you enter from the east side of the mosque, the structure that is there is the original structure.
Let us tell you that this tower is the best monument not only in India but in the world. Qutubuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, started its construction work in 1200 AD, but he was able to complete its base only. After this his successor Altmash built three storeys and in 1368 Firoz Shah Tughlaq built the fifth and last storey. Also in the ruins of the Qutb complex is the Quwwat-e-Islam (Noor of Islam) mosque. Qutbuddin-Aibak started its construction in 1193 and the mosque was completed in 1197.
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