Senior BJP Leader KS Eshwarappa today said that the Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan held in Ayodhya is the 1st step towards uprooting the cultural slavery and restoring the Vedic Hindu culture
Speaking at an occasion in Shivamogga, which was organised to celebrate the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya, minister KS Eshwarappa said that the Mosques at Kashi and Mathura were constructed by demolishing temples and hence there’s a requirement to create Hindu temples at both the places. He said that there are Mosque at both the sites, which suggests we are still slaves.
“It’s an honest day that the inspiration stone for Ram Temple has been laid. a gorgeous temple will come up, but there are Kashi Vishwanath & Krishna Janmasthan temples which need to be liberated,” said KS Eshwarappa, who is that the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister of Karnataka.
The Minister added that Hindus feel enslaved once they visit temples at Kashi and Mathura and added that it’s difficult to supply prayers with devotion at these temples because the Mosques present at the location remind Hindus of their subjugation. Hence, we’d like to liberate these temples, said the minister.
KS Eshwarappa also asserted that there’ll be temples at both Kashi and Mathura within the near future a bit like Ayodhya. He added all the three Hindu temples, once constructed, are going to be the symbol of nationalism within the country.
The senior leaders remarks comes on the day when Prime Minister Modi performed Bhoomi Pujan for the proposed Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.
Reclamation of Kashi and Mathura temples
Following the Supreme Court verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi case, there has been a growing demand among Hindus to reclaim Kashi and Mathura, along side Ayodhya. Taking back the disputed sites of Kashi Vishwanath temple and Krishna Janmabhoomi temple at Mathura has now become a priority for various Hindu groups within the country.
The Gyanvapi Mosque was built by the Islamic invader Aurangzeb after destroying the Kashi Vishwanath temple. The remnants of the traditional Hindu temple can still be seen on the walls of the Gyanvapi Mosque. The temple was an earlier restoration of the first Kashi Vishwanath temple, which was destroyed and rebuilt several times in history. the present Kashi Vishwanath was built on a site adjacent to the Mosque in 1780.
Similarly, the Shahi Idgah Mosque stands at the Krishna Janmabhoomi within the city of Mathura. The Islamic invader Aurangzeb had destroyed the traditional Keshavnath temple and built the Shahi Idgah Mosque on its plinth in 1669.