IT’S over six decades that the Ramjanmabhoomi dispute is being nourished in the holy land of Sri Ram. All of us have grown up listening reading and reciting the dohas of our holy book the Ramayana and there has been no dispute in our minds as regard to the existence of Sri Ram or the fact that he was born in Ayodhya.
It is only by the grace of Sri Ram that we Indians have always been successful in winning back our pride from the atrocious foreign rulers be them Alexander the great, Persians, Arabs, Muslims, Europeans and lastly the British. Gandhiji asked public to bring Ramrajya by ousting the Britishers. It’s a matter of shame that the existence of Sri Ram is being questioned by some of the political leaders because of vote bank politics and appeasement to Muslims.
If we go through the Indian history especially the Mughal era it’s an open fact that every mosque of the Muslims was built by demolishing a Hindu temple or a religious place of worship. Aurangzeb purposefully built the three mosques in Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura to spread Islamic fanaticism. The mosques were intended to signify that Islam was supreme, even in holiest of holy places of Hindus. I must say that Aurangzeb had a veritable genius for picking out provocative sites. The Russians built their orthodox cathedral in the city centre at Warsaw, which was demolished as soon as Poland became independent.
Medieval Indian history is full with instances of unjustifiable aggression in holy places of Hindus by Muslim hordes. Innumerable instances of defaced Hindu idols and destroyed Hindu/Jain/Buddhist holy places stare at us everywhere. These destructions were not done just for the sake of fun but these were deliberate acts of religious sabotage perpetrated by intolerant Islamic invaders. To my mind demolishing of disputed structure is justified. It show that now India is independent. If any invader had done anything to lower down our pride, people of free India have right to correct it and they have corrected it. It was an effort to reassert our holiest of the holy places i.e., Ramjanmabhoomi. I fail to understand on what basis Muslims stake their claim on Ramjanmabhoomi, when it actually belongs to the Hindus. It has been duly proved by the archaeologists that Ayodhya is the the birth place of Ram Lalla. Did anyone file a legal suit against Aurangzeb, or against Babur, both of them were Mulsim fanatics. They did everything to hurt the religious feelings of the Hindus. They brutally killed thousands of innocent Hindus, demolished innumerable temples in whole of India be it Ayodhya, Kashi, Mathura, Mandu or Hampi. Recently I visited the ruins of Hampi in Karnataka and felt very sad when I saw the beheaded statues of Sri Ganesha and Sri Ram. None of the temples have any statue of Hindu gods and goddesses which is not broken.
When none of these Muslim invaders were punished why the Hindus should undergo any criminal trial for demolishing a structure which was built on their place of worship by some foreign Muslim invader and where the Muslims had stopped offering prayers as early as 1936. Why the existing Ram Lalla temple where prayers are offered every day should give any place to the Muslim community? Here I would like to point out the irony of the two religions. In our temples anybody can offer prayers where as Hindus are not even allowed to traverse the holy cities of Macca and Madina, leave aside offering prayers.
Let me remind what Dr Rajendra Prasad said during the renovation of the historic Somnath temple in 1950, which was vandalised by a 11th century Muslim invader, Mohammad Ghazni.
“By rising from its ashes again, this temple of Somnath will proclaim to the world that no man and no power in the world can destroy that for which people have boundless faith and love in their hearts…. Today, our attempt is not to rectify history. Our only aim is to proclaim anew attachment to the faith, convictions and to the values on which our religion has rested since immemorial ages.”
As I said earlier we have grown listening to the dohas of Ramayana and there is no better way of concluding this article than to recite this one from the Balkand of Ramayana-Hoi hai soi jo Ram rachi rakha, ko kari tark badhawai shaka. (Lord Shiva tells Goddess Parvati that every thing will happen according to wishes of Sri Ram.)