The issue of Gyanvapi of Kashi is still in the headlines. Now another similar case has come to light in Farrukhabad. The District President of Hindu Jagran Manch has claimed that the tomb of Nawab Rashid Mian is an ancient Shiva temple. Regarding this, he has also filed a petition in Farrukhabad Civil Court Senior Division. While hearing the petition, the court has sent Survey Amin and sought the report.
Let us tell you that there is a tomb of Nawab Rashid Mian in Mau Rashidabad of Kayamganj tehsil. Now Hindu Jagran Manch District President Pradeep Saxena has gone to court regarding this tomb. Pradeep Saxena has filed a petition in the Civil Court Senior Division bench and told that today where the tomb of Nawab Rashid Mian is built, earlier there was an ancient Shiva temple.
When was the Shiva temple demolished?
District President of Hindu Jagran Manch, Pradeep Saxena told that before 1649 AD, there was a Shiva temple at this place, which was removed by the Mughal invaders. After the death of Nawab Rashid Mian, his tomb was built here. Pradeep Saxena said that this building is now under the protection of the Archaeological Department. Many years ago the Archeology Department had also done renovation here.
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Pradeep Saxena said that the name of the Shiva temple was Gangeshwar Nath Shiv Temple. When the Mughal invaders demolished the temple and removed the Shivalinga located in the temple, the tomb of Nawab Rashid Mian of Shamshabad was built here and the temple was captured. Many times demands were made to the District Magistrate and the Archeology Department to conduct a survey of this place, but no hearing took place.
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Pradeep Saxena said that now he has gone to court. During the hearing in the court, the Civil Court Senior Division has sent Survey Amin and sought the report. Let us tell you that just a few days ago, the Varanasi District Judge had given the verdict on the Vyas basement of Gyanvapi. In his decision, he had given orders to open the lock of Vyas basement and perform puja, after which Aarti is being performed there five times a day. In the Gyanvapi case, the Muslim side has gone to the High Court, where the hearing is going on.
(Report- Shiv Kumar Mishra/Farrukhabad)