Calling Martand Temple ‘Shaitan ki gufa’ & shooting a dance for the film Maqbool is ok, but doing hindu rituals is not allowed

In Bharat, calling Martand Temple ‘Shaitan ki gufa’ & shooting dance for the film Maqbool is ok but doing Hindu rituals there is not. This is what this pseudo-secularism has done to Bharat. ASI officials said that the ‘Pooja’, attended by Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha at the premises of Archaeological Survey of India-protected Martand Sun temple in Anantnag, was in violation of rules and the issue has been raised with the UT administration.

ASI officials should know that Customary practices are allowed in ASI protected temples as per the law. On the 8th of May, Manoj Sinha who is the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir participated in the auspicious Navgrah Ashtamangalam Pooja at Martand Sun temple, Mattan, Anantnag.

Martand Sun Temple was built by Great Hindu King Lalitaditya Muktapida. But unfortunately, Muslim ruler Sikandar Butshikan, the idol breaker, in the early 15th century ordered the complete demolition of the Martand Sun Temple, an exercise that is said to have lasted for a year. It was done in his effort to convert Hindus of the Valley to Islam, which he succeeded in doing to a large extent by persecuting Hindus on large scale, destroying the Hindu-Buddhist icons of culture and infusing terror in the minds of Hindus and Buddhists of the Valley. He had also destroyed a large number of Buddhist temples and masterpieces.

It must be noted that this Martand Sun Temple was shown as Devil’s Den in the movie of Shahid Kapoor, Haider. The movie in a very subtle way justified the separatists and terrorists in the valley.

Manoj Sinha who is the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir wrote “Today participated in the auspicious Navgrah Ashtamangalam Pooja at Martand Sun temple, Mattan, Anantnag. Truly a divine experience in a godly ambience. Government is committed to protecting and developing ancient sites of cultural & religious significance, transforming them into vibrant centres that will guide us on the path of righteousness and blesses this beautiful land with peace, happiness and prosperity.”

Source : Kreately


Govt committed to protecting and developing ancient sites of cultural, and religious significance: J-K LG

Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 8: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said that the government is committed to protecting and developing ancient sites of cultural and religious significance.

His remarks came as he participated in ‘Navgrah Ashtamangalam Pooja’ at the Martand Sun temple in Anantnag.

“Today participated in the auspicious Navgrah Ashtamangalam Pooja at Martand Sun temple, Mattan, Anantnag. Truly a divine experience in a godly ambience,” the Office of Lt Governor tweeted.

Lieutenant Governor further said that the government is committed to protecting and developing ancient sites of cultural and religious significance.

“Government is committed to protecting and developing ancient sites of cultural and religious significance, transforming them into vibrant centres that will guide us on the path of righteousness and blesses this beautiful land with peace, happiness, and prosperity,” it added.

A special Navgrah Ashtamangalam Pooja was held at the famous Martand Sun temple at Mattan in the Anantnag district of South Kashmir in which Hindu priests of different states of the country participated.


Speaking to ANI, BJP leader Surinder Ambardar said, “Mahatmas and religious saints who used to come here earlier to do meditation, their traditions are being carried forward. This pooja is for world peace, India’s peace, and for Jammu and Kashmir’s peace. In Kashmir, many temples were broken and the Gods are angry with us so this is an attempt to make them happy so that peace is prevailed in Jammu and Kashmir and in India.”

The Kerala priest said the special Navgrah Ashtamangalam Pooja was for the peace and prosperity of the whole world and particularly for the county and Kashmir valley.

Manoj Vaishno, a priest from Rajasthan said, “Today a special pooja was performed here. We acquired the knowledge of Ved because of Lord Sun. There was a disruption in the worship of God because of the temple we destroyed.”

The Martand Sun temple is a Hindu temple located near the city of Anantnag in South Kashmir. It dates back to the eighth century AD and was dedicated to Surya, the chief solar deity in Hinduism. Surya is also known by the Sanskrit -language synonym Martand.

It is worth mentioning that after a very long time this type of Special pooja was held at this temple.

Source : ANI

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