Here is a news flash on the hot spot at SRii raam's temple located in
AYODHYAA...a hot spot which has proved deadlier to mankind that even the present
By Cathryn Conroy, Netscape News Editor:
Way down deep in the Earth in Ayodhya, India, there may be a lost
temple--one that is so significant to the history and religious beliefs of the
Hindu people that its disputed existence lies at the heart of India's tense
and often violent Hindu-Muslim divide, reports Reuters. Indian archaeologists
began digging there by hand on Wednesday, but first covered the site with
tents in three places to maintain secrecy.
Find out why Ayodhya is India's religious flashpoint?
Some Hindus claim the temple was buried under a 16th-century mosque, which
Hindu zealots razed in 1992. That triggered nationwide Hindu-Muslim riots in
which 3,000 people died, notes Reuters. The disputed sites are next to the
Babri mosque. Reuters explains that Hindu fundamentalists claim this mosque
was constructed by Muslim Mughal invaders on top of the ruins of a Hindu
temple that had been dedicated to the Hindu god-king Ram, who was born at
least 5,000 years ago. The site is still revered by Hindus. Now Muslims want
to build a new mosque there to replace the one that was destroyed in 1992.
An Indian high court ruled that before the mosque can be built, the
Archaeological Survey of India has four weeks to excavate the area to search
for the disputed lost Hindu temple. Muslims insist there is no ancient temple
buried at that site. In addition to shovels, the Indian archaeologists will
use radar to detect pillars and other objects deep in the ground.
This news item was forwarded by Kishor Mistry,
from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Kishorbhai is a IBM Certified Senior Project
Manager who with his family is quite involved in pRjaapati samaj and also
(Note from PVAF volunteer Champaklaal Dajibhaai Mistry:
The date of SRii raam's birth in the above news item is
incorrect. According to sknD puraaAN, SRii raam was born in the beginning of
tretaa-yug which means sometime about 2,165,014 years ago.)