The Archeological Department has confirmed that the carvings on the pillars of the Dani Gate mosque in Ujjain are about thousands of years old and was a Shiva temple earlier. The confirmation came a few days after Mahamandaleshwar Swami Atuleshanand Saraswati revealed that the Dani Gate Masjid in Ujjain was earlier a Shiv temple.
Mahamandaleshwar Swami Atuleshanand Saraswati said that the capital of Raja Bhoj was established on the banks of Maa Kshipra, which is now known as Ujjain. This rare place was captured by Mughal rulers in the year 1600. There was an ancient Shiva temple at the mosque’s site. The proof of an ancient Shiva Temple can be seen even today. Later, Swami Atuleshanand Saraswati demanded proper inspection and videography of the mosque so that no one could tamper with the shreds of evidence.
Two days, after Swami Atuleshanand Saraswati claimed a shiva temple at Dani Gate Mosque, Professor Raman Solanki of the Archaeological Department of Government Vikram University confirmed that there was indeed a Shiva temple earlier.
While speaking to the media, Professor Raman Solanki of the Archaeological Department of Government Vikram University said, “Thousand years ago, there used to be several temples during the era of Raja Bhoj. There was also a university and the temple was a part of that university where the students used to worship. It was later demolished.”
Swami Atuleshanand also said that in the year 2007, he went inside the mosque. There he saw idols of Lord Ganesha, elephants, horses and giant scriptures of guards on the walls. Swami Atuleshanand has asked Gwalior authorities to show documents related to the Dani Gate Mosque and said he would take this issue before Court.