Babri Masjid, iterations and stuff

“Babri Masjid – Ram Mandir” issue is definitely not going to get resolved for next couple of centuries, as long as religions exist, or as long as people seriously follow religions. A Court verdict is not going to change anything. Either one of sides will to play victim card or appeasement card. Even if court gives a perfect verdict, religions won’t accept them, they can’t, because they are not supposed to!. Remember, these religions (or interpretations, if you want it that way) mandate follower to destroy existing structure and build their own, whenever applicable. It could go for infinite loop, but hey! Religions can’t give up!

Babri Mosque
Babri Mosque - image via wikipedia

Babri Masjid issue is still young, it just going through second iteration! We have bigger examples, one with with seven iterations! Somnath temple! Both Domestic and Middle Eastern Muslim kingdoms kept destroying it, and Indian kings kept building it. Seven iterations are silly and painful! But hey, they are religions – just see what they make people do.

Iterations: Read Wikipedia for more information

Initial construction is in mythology. If history is considered first one was built by the Yadava kings of Vallabhi around 649 AD.

1st: In 725 Junayad, the Arab governor of Sind, sent his armies to destroy the second temple. Gurjara Pratihara king Nagabhata II constructed the third temple in 815.

2nd: In 1024 A.D.the temple was destroyed by Mahmud Ghazni.  Rebuilt by Paramara King Bhoj of Malwa and the Solanki king Bhima of Gujarat between 1026 and 1042.

3rd: In 1296 A.D., the temple was destroyed by Sultan Allauddin Khilji’s army.  Rebuilt by Mahipala Deva, the Chudasama king of Saurashtra in 1308 A.D.

4th: In 1375 A.D the temple was once again destroyed by Muzaffar Shah I, the Sultan of Gujarat. About 1400 A.D. it was reconstructed by the local public.

5th:1451 A.D the temple was once again destroyed by Mahmud Begda, the Sultan of Gujarat.  reconstructed again.

6th In 1701 A.D the temple was once again destroyed by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Aurangzeb built a mosque on the site of the Somnath temple. Queen Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore rebuilt the temple in 1783 A.D adjacent to the mosque.

In 1947 newly formed Indian government moved the mosque to nearby location and built currently existing structure.
Phew,! See this is the problem with religion. You need to spend whole time building and destroying religious structures, endlessly!

4 thoughts on “Babri Masjid, iterations and stuff

  1. divine….man and woman can see god in stones ……why they cannot see in live human being…..man and woman drink grapes ( wine…intoxication of nation..religion..money..power…beauty…etc…etc…)
    to be primitive apes….

    their is saying….bad is definitely bad….but notion to be good is very bad. …example…Hitler…police…military…people in power…..as in the name of good and god
    …crimes are no burden to their consciousness…

    hope for next generations…..we all should think…

    love all..

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