Jan 11, 2016 generally it is assumed that muslim kings destroyed hindu temples to spite the hindus. During their reign, muslim rulers destroy roughly 60,000 hindu temples throughout india, constructing mosques on 3,000 sites. Archeological evidence from various muslim monuments, particularly mosques and dargahs, not only confirms the literary evidence but also adds the names of some muslim rulers whom muslim. In the subsequent parts, we shall examine each of the aforementioned points in a fairly detailed fashion. When hindu kings raided temples and abducted idols hindus are said to be seething in rage at the wrongs done to them in the past but this narrative of anger and hate. According to community leaders, more than 50 hindu temples and 1,500 hindu homes were destroyed in 20 districts. When, where, and why were hindu temples desecrated in premodern history, and how was this. Famous hindu temples info, history, timing, photos, map. Aurangzeb dismantled several hindu temples in north, west and south india to wipe off the historical significance.
It is alear from the literary evidence collected alone that all muslim rulers destroyed or desecrated hindu temples whenever and whereever they could. Marxist historians have repeatedly failed to defend their claims under rigorous examination. Attacking temples was also a way of humiliating other kings. A hue and cry has been raised in the name of secularism and national integration. Temples were plundered by kings irrespective of their religion. Here is the complete list of hindu temples destroyed in. I must admit that i have no idea on hindu kings destroying mandirs,i highly doubt that north indian dharmics destroyed temples of their rival kings. Today indian buddhists have no democratic and human rights in the puri jagannatha buddhist temple and mahabodhi temple of buddhagaya, bihar.
He recounts numerous instances of hindu kings having torn down hindu temples, in addition to jaina and buddhist shrines. The historical experience of temple desecration in premodern india and, at a more general level, contested his. It is a well known fact that in india during the mughal rule for over 500 years, thousands of hindu temples were destroyed by various mughal kings in a bid to convert hindus to islam. Thus, the tenth century rashtrakuta king indra iii destroyed the temple of kalapriya at kalpa, after defeating his dreaded enemies, the rashtrakutas. More so, because no indian student has undertaken such a simple verification she did. Hindu kings also destroyed temples and muslim kings also gave donations to hindu temples. Vinod kumar many historians today contend that aurangzeb did not indiscriminately destroy hindu temples, as he is commonly believed to have done, and that he directed the destruction of temples only when faced with insurgency. A brief list of the destruction of temples in ancient. Temples destroyed and desecrated from 1987 to 1990.
May 12, 2015 may 12, 2015 uncategorized addressing dr. Therefore, eaton stresses, temple breaking, especially of temples associated with ruling houses, was essentially a political, rather than simply religious, act. Is it a myth that muslim rulers in india destroyed thousands. How the marxist historians fooled the country without doing. When judged according to modern standards, medieval rulers the world over measure up poorly, and hindu kings are no exception. In the subsequent parts, we shall examine each of the aforementioned points in. The first confirmed mention of a hindu in afghanistan appears in the 982 ad. According to many, he destroyed india politically, socially and culturally. Aug, 2019 kashmir region became a very important center of hindu dharma since the prehistoric time. In the seven centuries of muslim rule in india, they did not build one great school or hospital. Todays social common sense believes that not only somnath temple but also ram janm bhumi temple, kashi vishwanth temple, the mathura krishna janmasthan and thousands of other temples have been destroyed by the mughal aggressors. The ram janmabhoomi temple ayodhya according to the hindus, the land on which the babri mosque was constructed in 1528 is the ram janmabhoomi birthplace of the god king rama. The peaceful indian mussalman, descended beyond doubt from hindu ancestors, was dressed up in the garb of a foreign barbarian, as a breaker of temples, and an eater of beef, and declared to be a military colonist in the land. How many mosques were destroyed by hindu rulers in india.
In this case the hindu king was bhoj ii and during his reign jalaluddin khalji ad 12901296 of delhi invaded malwa. Richard eaton hindutva ideologues claim that 60,000 temples were demolished under muslim rule. Jan 22, 2020 an american scholar, y c rosser has written about her experience with marxist historians, which is revealing. He ruled for nearly 50 years, from 1658 until 1707, the last great imperial power in india before british colonialism. Dec 08, 2019 an old mandir destroyed by indian king aisa mandir jisy hindu raja ne gira diya tha true story urdu trend official par ap ko rozana ak new malomati video mila kray ge aur yahn par ap ko rozana.
Aurangzeb alamgir, the sixth ruler of the mughal empire, is the most hated king in indian history. Desecration of hindu temples in kashmir from the advent of islam 39 a. New book documents how hindus saved idols and rebuilt. This legendary temple has been destroyed and rebuilt several times by islamic kings and hindu kings respectively. Raja todar mal, one of the jewels in akbars court, constructed a new temple on the site of the destroyed vishwanath temple in 1585. Hindu temples destroyed by mughal emperor aurangzeb. The first volume includes a list of 2,000 mosques that he claims were built on hindu temples, based primarily on the books of muslim historians of the period or inscriptions found on mosques. When hindu kings desecrated temples and abducted idols hindus are said to be seething in rage at the wrongs done to them in the past but this narrative of anger and hate might have had little purchase with proper historical perspective. While many temples in places such as kashmir, gujarat and the gangetic plains were destroyed, their pillars used to build mosques, many new grand temples were built on ancient sites by local hindu. Here is the complete list of hindu temples destroyed in india. Mughal emperor aurangzeb protected hindu temples more often. In 1682, he ordered that that the temple be destroyed, so that there would be no trace of it.
All they did was to build palaces and gardens for their enjoyment, tombs to perpetuate. Temple desecration under the muslim rule in india was a continuation of the policy the ruling dynasties pursued in the preislamic period. How adi shankara destroyed buddhism and founded hinduism. Nearly 27 years after hindu mob destroyed babri mosque. Editor of mysore gazettes srikantaiah has listed 156 temples to which tipu regularly paid annual grants. According to richard eaton, a well respected researcher on these issues, religion in the mughal days was not as intrinsic or important to ones identity as it is today.
Apr 28, 2017 editor of mysore gazettes srikantaiah has listed 156 temples to which tipu regularly paid annual grants. Hindu kings victorious in battles plundered the temples. Our citations mention sixtyone kings, sixtythree military commanders and fourteen sufis who destroyed hindu temples in one hundred and fiftyfour localities, big and small, spread from khurasan in the west to tripura in the east, and from transoxiana in the north to tamil nadu in the south, over a period of eleven hundred years. There was nothing hindu about his iconoclasm, which targeted hindu temples, as if a muslim king were to demolish mosques rather than temples. The myth of destroyed hindu temples and forced conversion of. The khajuraho temples were commissioned almost as soon as the chandelas came to power in madhya pradesh, a region in central india. An old temple destroyed by indian king aisa mandir jisy. There are evidence that mughal emperor aurangzeb treid to destroy kailash temple at ellora. Cave carving for imperial messaging or indoctrination existed in this country since very old times but the real temples started being erected from the times of imperia. If you have read ancient indian history, you will agree that its no myth but reality that some muslim rulers in india destroyed hindu temples and built mosques over it.
The land of bharatvarsh has a history of almost 27,000 years by written record. Discover amazing hindu temples around the world vedicfeed. History of hindu temples through the ages learn religions. Construction of beautiful temples dedicated to the different hindu deity started during the reign of many different hindu kings until the th century.
As proof of this thesis he cites instances of the sacking of royal temples of hindu rulers by rival hindu kings as early as the sixth century c. Hindu fanatic are taking over mosque, buddhist temples and churches in india. The marxist propaganda that hindu kings also destroyed temples has no support from other historians. New book documents how hindus saved idols and rebuilt temples. Jan 21, 2020 the marxist propaganda that hindu kings also destroyed temples has no support from other historians marxist historians have repeatedly failed to defend their claims under rigorous examination in the subsequent parts, we shall examine each of the aforementioned points in a fairly detailed fashion. Most of these ancient temples are dedicated to lord shiva. In the overwhelming number of cases of image appropriation, victorious hindu kings instated them in grand temples. Discover ancient hindu temples dedicated to various hindu gods and goddesses.
For example, infamously, in 1528, a mosque was built on what was allegedly once a hindu temple that marked. Once ruler defeated, temple was destroyed, aurangzeb would then reconstruct temple he destroyed and give the defeated ruler land grants. If temples were destroyed by muslim rulers, it was not in the name of religio. Feb 27, 2020 there is a widespread perception that muslims kings destroyed hindu temples. According to available data, over 40,000 temples have been destroyed by the mughals in the past 500 years. Mughal emperor aurangzeb demolished all temples in mathura, said to number 1,000.
Ram puniyani, answering ram puniyani, destroy hindu temples, ghazni destroyed somnath, is aurangzeb tolerant, muslim invasion, muslim kings destroy hindu temples, somnath temple destroyed critic vision view all 9 comments. Religion was the ideological fig leaf to justify desecration. Dec 20, 20 our citations mention sixtyone kings, sixtythree military commanders and fourteen sufis who destroyed hindu temples in one hundred and fiftyfour localities, big and small, spread from khurasan in the west to tripura in the east, and from transoxiana in the north to tamil nadu in the south, over a period of eleven hundred years. As even sikhs have protected dharmic temples knhistory.
A brief list of the destruction of temples in ancient india. All temples in his kingdom except four enumerated in 7. Famous hindu temples info, history, timing, photos, map and. Therefore, eaton stresses, templebreaking, especially of temples associated with ruling houses, was essentially a political, rather than simply religious, act. Indian muslims should surrender all mosques built over.
It is common to hear in islamophobic and hindu ultranationalist discourse, the myth that hindus were massacred and thousands of temples destroyed by muslim rule in india. Kashis oldest hindu temple destroyed by muslim rulers. Nov 24, 2017 i must admit that i have no idea on hindu kings destroying mandirs,i highly doubt that north indian dharmics destroyed temples of their rival kings. Interview we will never know the number of temples desecrated through indias history. They were dedicated to two indian religions, hinduism and jainism, suggesting a culture of acceptance and respect for differing religious traditions. This temple is entirely carved out of a single rock. The temples destroyed ranged in thousands but here is the list of some 10 popular ones.
Were there any hindu kings in indian history who demolished. There is such evidence as grant deeds, and correspondence between his court and temples, and his having donated jewellery and deeded land grants to several temples, which some claim he was compelled to do to make alliances with hindu rulers. Muslim rulers destroyed entire temples, and where that was not. Hindu temples what happened to them is a twovolume book by sita ram goel, arun shourie, harsh narain, jay dubashi and ram swarup. There are similar stories of prominent hindu temples being demolished by muslim rulers. Historical analysis temple desecration in premodern india. By a bizarre twist of logic, she has justified the wholesale destruction of hindu temples by mahmud ghazni and other islamic invaders. Why marathas destroyed temples and massacred hindus in. Mughal emperor aurangzeb protected hindu temples more often than he demolished them. Jan 10, 2015 besides looting idols from the temples of their fellow hindu enemies, several hindu kings are reported to have destroyed the royal temples of their vanquished foes to signal their victory.
In the tolerant regime of akbar, many temples and other structure were rebuilt by hindu kings in varanasi. The other sleight of hand that romila thapar has repeatedly indulged in was to quote the rajatarangini which refers to a single instance of a hindu king who destroyed temples. While many temples in places such as kashmir, gujarat and the gangetic plains were destroyed, their pillars used to build mosques, many new grand temples were built on ancient sites by local hindu kings in the last thousand years to show their power. Today, hindu temples across the globe form the cynosure of indias cultural tradition and spiritual succor. List of hindu temples destroyed an converted to mosques in. How the marxist historians fooled the country without. Some of the islamic structures stand directly on top of the destroyed temple sites. After repeatedly hearing the propaganda that hindu kings also destroyed temples, rosser decided to dig deeper. Why marathas destroyed temples and massacred hindus in bengal. This army after plundering and looting the kingdom of bhoj ii converted a hindu temple into a mosque and forced the ruler and his subjects to accept islam. Ensuing, he destroyed many hindu temples or even converted many of them into mosques. Medieval hindu political leaders destroyed mosques periodically, for. Generally it is assumed that muslim kings destroyed hindu temples to spite the hindus. It was because he was a radical believer in islam and wanted everyone to become like him.
It is high time we discarded the pernicious myth of india. The mention made by maulana abdul hai indian express, february 5, 1989 of hindu temples turned into mosques, is only the tip of an iceberg, the iceberg itself lies submerged in the writings of medieval muslim historians, accounts of foreign travellers and the reports of the archaeological survey of india. An old mandir destroyed by indian king aisa mandir jisy hindu raja ne gira diya tha true story urdu trend official par ap ko rozana ak new malomati video mila kray ge. Did arrival of muslim invaders a thousand years ago. The myth of destroyed hindu temples and forced conversion of hindus by historical muslim rulers of india by mdi team on january 11, 2016 comments mdi comment. Even the neighboring hindu kings also used to do the same because the kings and the elites used to store their wealth in the temples. Muslim chronicles on the destruction of many hindu temples. Often portrayed in bad light in history with regard to his attitude towards hindus as desecrator of a number of hindu temples, aurangazeb not only destroyed temples and masjids, he also gave jagirs to.
Mughal emperor aurangzeb protected hindu temples more. Islamic destruction of hindu temples stephen knapp. The myth of destroyed hindu temples and forced conversion. Our history has been erased by islamic invaders multiples times. Why did hindu kings not rebuilt descreated temples history. Did arrival of muslim invaders a thousand years ago destroy. It was built on the exact spot in ayodhya where hindu faithful believe a hindu god, lord. Sadly, it was not only hindu temples but buddhist sites and jain temples were also destroyed by muslim invaders, so, the entire dharmic society suffered as a whole. Changal was the muslim missionary who accompanied khaljis army.
There are thousands of amazing and beautiful hindu temples around the world. The shri rangapatnam temple was destroyed by the maratha armies and was repaired by tipu sultan. Only temple patronized by hindu rulers destroyed c. There are hindu temples in all almost countries of the world, and contemporary india is bristling with beautiful temples, which hugely contribute to its cultural heritage. The first volume was published in the spring of 1990. Alam, where it speaks of a king in ninhar, who shows a public display of conversion to islam, even though he had over 30 wives, which are described as muslim, afghan, and hindu wives. Hardline hindus had been calling for years for the babri mosque to be destroyed. Temples were plundered by the marathas in tipus sultanate. We will never know the number of temples desecrated.
Records show that a people worked for 3 years, and they could only do a very minimal damage. Nov 15, 2018 a brief list of the destruction of temples in ancient. Hindu rulers made the shiva linga in the buddhagaya temple and declared that buddhagaya mahabodhi temple belongs to hindus. Though there are many sources that say thousands of hindu temples have been destroyed, there are some western scholars like the american.225 1511 1487 1340 693 786 1063 752 372 304 1142 153 496 674 278 227 724 61 1150 786 281 419 1474 849 1440 1083 600 399 594 1361 883 1338 1395 1143 145 1187 1421 51 934 229 124 895