Mandir, masjid, truth, reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can't be changed, but we can't deny the wrongs of the past, either, before we consider reconciliation


Shekhar Gupta
Is it a Shiva lingam or an oversized fountain spout in the wuzu tank at Varanasi’s Gyanvapi mosque? Has the court-ordered survey found vermillion-coloured idols, lotus, swastika, sheshnag (the mythical multi-headed king of serpents) on its walls?

Does the mosque in the Qutub Minar precincts have an inverted slab featuring a Ganesha?

Was the Shahi Idgah mosque in Mathura built by Aurangzeb after demolishing the Keshav Deva temple to mark the birthplace of Lord Krishna?
Disclaimer: These are personal views of the writer. They do not necessarily reflect the opinion of or the Business Standard newspaper

First Published: May 21 2022 | 09:30 AM IST

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