Monday, September 13, 2010

Solution of "Mandir vs Masjid" Dispute

One thing, I would like to say that Mandir (Temple) and Masjid (Mosque) are the places where one can go and felt connected with God. The controversy related to Mandir or Masjid is not new one. It comes from the old age civilizations. Hindus say that their God is the greatest one and Muslims says that Their God is the greatest one. and after that they begin to fight with each other. I don't think what is the use of fighting over the issue of Mandir and Masjid. There are some controversial places where the Hindus and Muslims both claim for their God's places-
Ayodhya- "Ram-Janm Bhoomi-Babri Masjid"
Agra- "Tajmahal-Tejo mahalaya Mandir"
Jaunpur- "Atala Mosque-Atala Devi Mandir"
"Atala Mosque- Atala Devi Temple" in Jaunpur

(This is the so-called Atala Devi Mosque at Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh. Atala Devi is a Hindu goddess of inexorable fate. Therefore, it is obvious that her imposing Hindu temple is being currently misused as a mosque and is blatantly characterized as a piece of Islamic architecture. General Cunningham, a British novice who set up the archaeology department under the British administration, made the initial blunder of assuming that historic buildings in Muslim possession were built by the Muslims themselves.)
I have a solution to this problem of Mandir vs Masjid. 
For Hindus: If Hindus believe that the Mosque of Muslims were the temple of Hindus then they should not be afraid of the Muslims. The praising of Muslims, at the Mosque (disputed as Temple of Hindus), will automatically go to the Hindu God. In other words, Muslims praise to the Hindu God and it will be an honor to the Hindu's God.
For Muslims: If Muslims believe that the Temple of  Hindus were the Mosque of Muslims then they should not be afraid of the Hindus. The praising of Hindus, at the Temple (disputed as Mosque of Muslims), will automatically go to the Muslim's God. In other words, Hindus praise to the Muslim's God and it will be an honor to the Pagamber Mohammed.

I know, there are a number of persons who will not satisfy with me. I have another solution to this problem. It is line of the Hindi poem adopted from the book "Madhushala" by Harivans Rai Bacchan.
"मुसलमान औ' हिन्दू है दो, एक, मगर, उनका प्याला,
एक, मगर, उनका मदिरालय, एक, मगर, उनकी हाला,
दोनों रहते एक न जब तक मस्जिद मन्दिर में जाते,
बैर बढ़ाते मस्जिद मन्दिर मेल कराती मधुशाला!।५०।" 
What more else I can say over this Issue????????????
"आज करे परहेज़ जगत, पर, कल पीनी होगी हाला,
आज करे इन्कार जगत पर कल पीना होगा प्याला,
होने दो पैदा मद का महमूद जगत में कोई, फिर
जहाँ अभी हैं मन्िदर मस्जिद वहाँ बनेगी मधुशाला।।५३।"

Old Jaunpur Empire

While searching on the net for the images of the place Jaunpur, I have found a number of picture which is very old and drawn in the British India by a British English man. These pictutes are so much beautiful that anybody can lost in the beauty of the ancient Jaunpur. These are the three famous monuments of the Jaunpur which is also situated in the city of modern Jaunpur. The Atala Mosque, Sahi Quila and Sahi Bridge.

Atala Mosque of ancient Jaunpur
This is plate 13 from William Hodges' book, 'Select Views in India'. In 1783 Hodges went to Jaunpur and sketched the mosques built by the kings of the Sharqi dynasty in the 15th century. This picture shows the entrance gateway to the Atala Mosque, which was built in 1408, making it the earliest of all the Sharqi buildings at Jaunpur. The arched entrance to the Atala mosque is over 22 metres high. Along with the arch of the Friday Mosque at Jaunpur, it is the highest in India.
Sahi Quila of ancient Jaunpur
Plate 33 from William Hodges' book, "Select Views in India". In 1783, while travelling to Calcutta, Hodges stopped at Jaunpur and described this ruined fortress as '...a building of considerable extent, on a high bank commanding the bridge...' . The Fort of Firoz Shah Tugluq at Jaunpur was established in 1360. It has the shape of an irregular quadrangle and was built at a strategic crossing point on the river Gomti.
Sahi Bridge of ancient Jaunpur
This is plate 34 from William Hodges' book 'Select Views in India'. Located at a crossing point on the river Gomti, Jaunpur was founded by Feroz Shah Tugluq in the 14th century. The massive Akbari Bridge, a remarkable structure with fifteen arches, was built between 1564 and 1568 by Munim Khan, the local governor under Mughal Emperor Akbar. Hodges wrote: "The inoundations have been frequently known to rise even over the bridge insomuch that in the year 1774 a whole brigade of the British forces was passed over it in boats."

You can find a number of pictures regarding the ancient India and its cities like Varanasi, Ghazipur, Delhi, Calcutta and south Indian cities. I think it is very useful website for the researcher doing research in ancient India. I am giving the link of that website so that you can access the main webpage.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Rani Mahal of Jhansi;;;;;

Because I did not have so much time to wander in the Jhansi, so I have decided to see only the selected places. I have watched the Jhansi fort, after that I saw the Rani Mahal which is situated just outside the Fort.
Outer view of Rani mahal
front view and entrance gate
Inner view of the mahal where the Rani was living.

My trip to the glorious place Jhansi;;;;;;;;;;;

I have to go to the Jhansi for the Bundelkhand University examination of the course M.Pharm. After completing the exam I have planned to watch the Jhansi fort. I have gone to see the Jhansi fort with my friend Omprakash. I was so much impressed from the fort. While seeing the fort, I was thinking as I have reached in the British India.
Outer view of the Jhansi fort
Entrance gate of the Jhansi fort
This is the place in circle from where Rani Laxmi Bai had jumped with her
son. She were fighting with the British.
Karak Bijali Toup kept at the entrance gate of the fort
This was the store house used by the British

 This was the place from where Rani Lakshmi Bai had jumped from
the fort riding the horse along with his son.

An evening at Husain Sagar Lake;;;;;;;

Me and my friend Navneet had spend a beautiful evening by wandering at the bank of Hussaine sagar lake. We were in love with this twin city. The road beside the Hussaine Sagar Lake connects the twin cities that is Secunderabad and Hyderabad. It was a beautiful evening, at the bank of lake. The love birds were sitting on the benches at the bank of lake and they were enjoying. We were so much tired, that we were unable to move ahead. So we decided to sit there and took some rest. The night view of Lake was so much charming that we had lost in the beauty of that place. Really that was so much imaginative;;;;;;;;;;;
Lord Buddha statue along with the Lake
Closer view of the statue
Evening view of the lake
An evening in Secunderabad
Buddha Stoop between the lake and the road
Lake view as visible from the Birla mandir
This was not my bicycle;;;;
Lumbini Park
After some days from my trip to Hyderabad, a terrorist bomb blast was done inside the Lumbini Park. I heard about this from the newspaper, and I was so much shocked and disappointed;;;;;;;

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A day in Golkunda Fort

After visiting a number of places in Hyderabad, me and my friend Navneet have decided to go to Golkunda fort, which is having the historical importance. We caught the city bus to Golkunda fort. The fort is much out of the city. At that place, we have lost in the fair of history. Their is a photo section inside the fort where you can take the glimpse of the history of Golkunda Fort;;;;;;;;
The fort of Golkunda

Old gate of Golkunda Fort
Upper view of Kali temple inside the fort
Garden inside the fort
Basement of Fort
Topmost building inside the fort. Here the flow of air is so
much high that you can't balance yourself. At that time,
It was raining when I reached there.
Way to the topmost tomb inside the fort
A fountain inside the fort
Glorious fort of Golkunda
It was raining at that time, when I was there;;;;

Magnificent Birla Mandir;;;;;;;

Some photographs of Birla Mandir and Lake as it is visible from Birla mandir;;;;;;
Birla Mandir

Night View

A glimpse of Charminar;;;

These are the photograph of Charminar, and surrounding area from Charminar. Each and every places are so much relevant in my memory as I went their yesterday;;;;;;;;;
The symbol of Hyderabad

Jama masjid from Charminar

Closer look of Charminar
The city of Hyderabad
Busy Roads

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pink Floyd;;;

The dark side of the moon

Breath, breath in the air,
Don't be afraid to care,
leave, don't leave me,
look around, choose your own ground.
Long you live, high you fly
smiles you give and tears you cry,
all you touch and all you see
is all your life will ever be.

such a nice song;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;