Search This Website


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Aurangzeb granted 300 bighas land for temple at Chitrakut in Ramzan

It was the month of Ramzan, 334 years ago, when Mughal emperor Aurangzeb had granted 330 bighas of land for the Balaji Temple at Chitrakut in present day Uttar Pradesh.

In this holy month, the official decree was issued and the document is in possession of the present pujari Ram Naresh. On the 19th of Islamic month of Ramzan, this firman was written in order to ensure that the idol gets the 'bhog' with the earning of the land.

In the firman, which is available with Ram Naresh, Aurangzeb writes, 'Sant Balak Das gets 330 bigha lagaani zameen of eight villages viz. Hinauta, Chitrakot, Devkhari, Raudra, Siria, Madri, Jarwa and Doharia. The firman written in Persian says that apart from this land, the lagaan of Re 1 should be given per day from Kini Paroshtha pargana. Balakdas of Kalinjar Pargana in Allahabad Suba gets this land.' Chitrakoot is the famous temple town in Uttar Pradesh. Lord Rama spent 11-1/2 years here. It has great religious significance for Hindus.


Anonymous said...

and how many hindus he killed is not worth highlighting & same goes for temples he destroyed...

Anser azim said...

This is what I found on wikipedia about Aurangzeb .In my opinion Muslims and Hindus should forget the past and move forward hand in hand, and thats the Shakti of new 21st century India. Its futile to discuss what Aurangzeb and other Moghuls did during their rules. I am convinced that some of them were not true Muslims and did injustices against the very basic tenants of Islam. Establishing justice and peace is one of the basics of our faith. We will remain devided and week if we discuss past and that generates hatred and becomes nothing but impediment for the progress and prosperity of our nation.
best wishes to anonymous

anser azim
Commentators are divided on the issue of whether or not Aurangzeb indiscriminately destroyed temples, with some arguing that he went so far as to protect some of them. Aurangzeb ordered the local officials in Benares to protect the temples and Brahman temple functionaries.[10] [verification needed] During his reign he also financed the restoration of many Hindu temples.[11] These commentators claim that, despite decades of campaigning in the Deccan, little record is to be found of temple destruction in the region only (although records are abound of Aurangzeb's iconoclasm elsewhere in the subcontinent). And, following the practice of earlier emperors, he continued to confer jagirs upon some Hindu temples, such as the Someshwar Nath Mahadev temple in Allahabad, Jangum Badi Shiva temple in Banaras, and Umanand temple in Gauhati.[12][verification needed] During Aurungzeb's reign, there was not only the rise of a new literature, but numerous temples were built in Bengal.[2]

Some historians, like Romila Thapar and M.N. Roy have gone even beyond that, and argue that Aurangzeb was a benevolent ruler and very tolerant towards other religions. Thapar has even attempted to dismiss "local legends" of Aurangzeb's cruelty as "mere rumours." These issues continue to be politically contentious in India; for example, Thapar has come under fire from a well-known Journalist and politician, Arun Shourie, who claims that she "white-washes" the historical record.[13]

ashraf said...

Here is a view of Aurangzeb as a generous loving caring man - in a play enacted on Diwali nite in Kansas
we need more of these kind of plays - if Aurangzeb was really bad - India would be a muslim nation now..

- see link

ashraf said...

link did not come through just google
kansas diwali