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Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyaana vaapi Mosque Complex Case

A Varanasi civil court on Thursday ordered the Archaeological Survey of India  to ‘survey’ the Gyaana vaapi Mosque located next to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple after petitioners representing the temple claimed that the land on which the mosque stood actually belonged to them.

The petition was opposed by the Gyanvyapi Mosque management committee, Anjuman Intazamia Masazid, 

The Varanasi court’s order upends the Places of Worship Act of 1991, which declared that “the religious character of a place of worship existing on August 15, 1947, shall continue to be the same as it existed on that date” and that “no suit, appeal or other proceeding with respect to … such matter shall lie on or after such commencement in any court, tribunal or other authority.”

The law was passed in the wake of the agitation underway at the time by Hindutva groups for various mosques – including the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi and the Idgah in Mathura – to be converted into temples.

The bench also dismissed the defendants’ argument that revenue records proved the mosque was not on disputed property.

In addition to a physical survey by the ASI, the court also ordered that a five-member committee be constituted comprising experts in archaeology. Two of the members should ideally be from the minority community, the court said.

The temple side’s petitioner, Vijay Shankar Rastogi, along with four others, claims that the Gyanvapi Mosque came up in 1669 after Mughal emperor Aurangzeb pulled down a portion of the 2,000-year-old Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Rastogi said he has filed the petition in his capacity as the next friend of the Ancient Idol of Swambhu Lord Vishweshwar.

Waqf Board to move Allahabad HC against verdict ordering ASI survey of Varanasi’s Gyanwapi mosque

Central Waqf Board chairperson Zufar Ahmad Farooqui said that the order was ‘questionable’ because no evidence has been produced before the court that suggests that there was a prior existing temple at the site of the mosque. He said on Thursday that it would challenge in the high court the Varanasi court order on the disputed premises claimed both by the Kashi Vishwanath temple and the Gyana waapi mosque.



In the mean time another case also hit the headlines of news papers

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed that the plea seeking National Heritage Status for Ram Sethu be listed on April 26th before the “next Chief Justice of India  NV RAMANA who is set to hold office of the Chief Justice of India with effect from 24th April. A three-judge Bench of CJI Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramana will hear the case


Siddhivinayak temple and  Shirdi Sai Baba temple shut

Amid the rising COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust  has decided to shut Sai Baba temple in Shirdi, Maharashtra from  April 5, 2021. The temple will remain closed till April 30, 2021. Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak temple will also remain closed till further orders.

Along with the Sai temple, the Prasadalaya and the Bhakta Niwas will also be closed for devotees. During this time, the Puja recitation and all the programs in the temple will be done through the pandits who worship in the temple.

COVID-19 hospital and other hospitals started by the Trust will remain operational while the temple remains closed.


Balaji Temple  to stop free darshan from April 12

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams  has decided to temporarily suspend issuance of free Sarva Darshan tokens to devotees under current booking system from 12th of this month. It has taken this decision following Covid-19 cases rising once again across the country as well as in the temple city.

In a statement on Wednesday, TTD made it clear that Slotted Sarva Darshan (SSD) tokens will be issued at Bhudevi complex and Vishnu Nivasam in Tirupati only till the evening of April 11.

“There has been a spurt in Coronavirus cases in Tirupati city again. Since thousands of devotees wait at Bhudevi complex and Vishnu Nivasam for SSD tokens, the prospect of Covid-19 cases multiplying is likely. Hence, the temple body has decided to temporarily suspend issuance of free darshan tokens,” a temple official explained.


Uttarakhand to free 51 Hindu Temples from Govt control

In a landmark decision, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has announced to free 51 temples and shrines including Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri from government control.

The newly appointed CM has overturned the decision taken by his predecessor Trivendra Singh Rawat.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has decided to free 51 Hindu Temples from government control.

The decision comes after intense protests against the decision by the state government to takeover the administration of the Temples earlier.

The BJP in Tamil Nadu had also promised that a separate board of saints and scholars will be appointed to manage the administration of the state should they come to power.

The current decision by the Uttarakhand CM came after a meeting with a Visva Hindu Parishad delegation.

Uttarakhand CM took this big decision on his birthday, the 9th of April.


Travancore Devaswom Board to launch probe in death of Temple elephant 

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) has decided to launch a probe in the death of  ‘Ambalappuzha Vijayakrishnan’, a 51-year-old elephant, who was allegedly mistreated by its mahouts and the Board officials.

The Board in its meeting on Friday entrusted P Bijoy, TDB’s Vigilance SP, the task of probing the incident.

The Devaswom Board also suspended two mahouts, Pradeep and K A Ajeesh, pending enquiry after prima facia it was ascertained that there were lapses from their side. G Baiju, Deputy Devaswom Commissioner, Harippad, has been shifted from his post in connection with the elephant’s death on Thursday.

The animal of late had been having health ailments. Despite its delicate health, the TDB officials allowed the mahouts to parade the animals in a temple festival after the board’s veterinarian deemed it was fit for the ordeal. However, the Animal rights activists flayed the decision and pressurized the TDB to bring the elephant back before the temple festival.


Muslim man’s library with 3,000 copies of Bhagavad Gita torched by miscreants in Karnataka

In a tragic incident, miscreants have allegedly set ablaze a public library run by a 62-year-old daily wage labourer that had a collection of 11,000 books including three thousand copies of Bhagavad Gita, in Mysuru on Friday.

Syed Isaaq had become a popular face among the residents of Rajiv Nagar and Shanti Nagar in the city as he took up a bold step of setting up a library giving free access to all the residents in the region for the last 10 years.

“At 4 am, a man residing next to the library informed me that there was a fire inside. When I rushed to the library which is just a stone’s throw away distance, I could only see them being reduced to ashes,” said Isaaq in teary eyes.

 Every day, over 100-150 people would visit his library. Issaq would purchase over 17 newspapers including the ones in Kannada, English, Urdu and Tamil.

 “The library had over 3,000 exquisite collections of Bhagavad Gita, over a 1,000 copies of Quran and Bible besides thousands of books of various genres which I sourced from donors,” he says.

Though he did not spend money from his pocket, he used to spend nearly Rs 6,000 for the maintenance of the library and on the purchase of newspapers.

Following this incident, Issaq approached the Udayagiri police station and lodged a complaint against the miscreants. Police have filed an FIR under the IPC section 436 and have launched an operation to nab the culprits.

However, the incident has not deterred Issaq. “I will not cow down. I will rebuild the library from the scratch”.

“I was deprived of education and I want to ensure that others should not face my plight. I want people to learn, read and speak Kannada and will rebuild it again,” he said.


Gita Press president Radheshyam Khemka passes away at 87

The president of Gita Press, Radheshyam Khemka, passed away in Varanasi following a brief illness, his family members said last Sunday.

He was 87. Khemka died last week Saturday afternoon and his last rites were performed at the Harishchandra Ghat, they said.

He was under treatment at a private hospital in Ravindrapuri.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of Khemka, noting he remained active in various social services throughout his life.

Modi noted that Khemka took Sanatan literature to the masses.

In Gorakhpur, a prayer meeting was organised at the Gita Press and all its employees attended it, the press’ product manager Lal Mani Tripathi said.

Khemka for 38 years was the editor of the prominent ‘Kalyan’ magazine printed at the press.

His last edited the magazine’s April 2021 issue.

In total, Khemka has edited 38 yearly special issues of the magazine and 460 normal issues of ‘Kalyan’, according to the press’ officials.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the demise of Khemka.


Dr T N R is no more

Gnanamayam team regrets to announce the demise of Sekkizaar Adippodi Dr T N Ramachandran who was a great Tamil scholar. He was an authority on Tamil Saivite literature. He has edited lot of Tamil books and translated Bharati poems, Pattinathar verses and Thevaram hymns into English. Though he was a lawyer by profession he was awarded doctorate for his contribution to Tamil language. He has visited London many times and addressed the gatherings here in Sri Lankan and South Indian associations.




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