Opinion: Dhruv Stambh, the fight to free Hindu heritage

Dhruv Stambh commonly known as Qutab Minar is located in Capital of India. It is located in Mehrauli Region of South Delhi.It has been in controversy for a long period of time. Some say it was built by Qutbuddin but in reality it has history way before Qutbuddin came to India. Qutub Minar’ means ‘victory pillar’, and the central Mosque inside Qutub Minar is known as ‘Quwwat Ul Islam’, which translates to ‘Power of Islam’, indicating the victory of Islam over Idol worshipping Hindus.The height of Dhruv Stambh is 72.5 meters. The tower tapers, and has a 14.3 metres (47 feet) base diameter, reducing to 2.7 metres (9 feet) at the top of the peak. It contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps.

It is located in Mehrauli region of South Delhi which is taken from Sanskrit Mihira-awali, which signifies a township where the well known astronomer Mihira of Maharaj Vikram Aditya used to live with his helpers like mathematicans and technicians. They used Dhruv Stambh as an observation post for astronomical studies and around the tower there were pavilions dedicated to the 27 constellations of the Vedic Zodiac Signs.

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There were around 27 Hindu and Jain temples in compound of Dhruv Stambh which were earsed by the invaders and reclaimed the Dhruv Stambh as Qutab Minar. The carvings and pillars were reused by applying plaster over them. We can clearly see the markings of the Hindu Gods in the premises of the QutabMinar. Some of Carvings are mutilated, some are taken from the complex to the museum. But most important is Ganesh idol near the Qutab Minar which is covered with Iron Grills and no one is allowed to go around it and take photos. We can also see the pillars which have mutilated idols of Hindus gods, temple bells sculpture which is only common in Hindu Temples and not in the mosque or say any Islamic monuments. We can also see the lotus symbols on various walls and on Dhruv stambh also. Which is also not common in Islamic monuments as they do not consider it auspicious. And more over Lotus flower is always associated with Bhagwan Vishnu himself.

Structure of Dhruv Stambh is just like 24 petals of Lotus Flower if we see it from the top but unfortunately only some can witnessed it till date. Even a Islamic Scholar Sir Sayyad Ahmed Khan has admitted that the tower was a Rajput/Hindu Architecture. The Figure 24 being a multiple of 8 is scared to Vedic Traditions and even Red Colour.

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It was also called Vishnu Stambh or Dhwaj which is why we can witness lotus petals carvings and more structure when looked from the top is just like Lotus Flower which is scared to Bhagwan Vishnu. The Sanskrit Inscription in Brahmi Script on the Iron pillar which is just next to Qutab Minar proclaims that the lofty standard of Bhagwan Vishnu was raised on the hillock named Vishnu pad Giri. It also indicates that an idol of reclining Bhagwan Vishnu initiating the creation was consecrated in the central shrine which was ravaged by Mohammad Ghori and his Henchmen Qutbuddin. The iron pillar at Qutab Minar Complex is a structure 23 feet 8 inches (7.21 meters) high with a 16-inch (41 cm) diameter that was constructed by Chandragupta II (reigned c. 375–415 CE). It is famous for the rust-resistant composition of the metals used in its construction. The pillar weighs over three tonnes (6,614 lb) and is thought to have been erected elsewhere, perhaps outside the Udayagiri Caves, and moved to its present location by Anangpal Tomar in 11th century.

Time to time volunteers from Hindu samaj raise there voice for reclaiming the Qutab Minar as Hindu Temple. Some years back in 2000 some volunteers form Vishva Hindu parishad and Bajran Dal wanted to do havan at premises of qutab Minar but they were stopped by the police and they had to do Havan at road. A petition was filed in 2020 after the verdict of the Shri RamJanmbhoomi to reclaim the lost glory the Hindu and Jain Temples, which was later on rejected by Delhi court in 2021.But Court did accepted that it was built over 27 Hindu and Jain Temples.

 

In Recent Controversy On April 7, 2022 National Monument Authority of India asked ASI to re locate the 2 Ganesh Idols from Dhruv Stambh Complex. According to the report by the Indian Express the NMA stated in a letter to ASI that the idols should be given a “respectable” place at the National Museum, where more such antiquities are displayed.

The media report quoted NMA chairman Tarun Vijay as saying, “I visited the site several times and realised that the placement of the idols is disrespectful. They come near the feet of the mosque visitors,” he said. He also confirmed that the letter was sent to ASI, read the report by The Indian Express. He also added TheUltaGanesh” (upside down) is part of the complex’s south-facing wall, next to the Quwwat Ul Islam mosque. The other idol, encased in an iron cage, is close to the ground level and belongs to the same mosque.

But after the outrage over Social Media decision was taken back to relocate the Ganesh Idols.

Hindu heritage should no longer be left in a miserable condition in which it is today as a result of strategical conspiracy by leftist ecosystem. It is high time that we reclaim the heritage which is rightly ours to celebrate and worship.