Somnath Temple: Neglected by Nehru, Patel renovated and is now elevating it PM Modi is: From Nehru to Rahul Gandhi and other political parties are considering cultural nationalism as untouchable. Even Nehru’s successor Rahul Gandhi has seen and is watching the construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya. Ayodhya, Kedarnath, Chardham, Somnath, Kashi Vishwanath… PM Modi is proving to be a shining example of the rise of cultural nationalism. The world is bowing down to the divinity and magnificence of India’s grand temples. The soul of the Somnath temple complex will be ancient but the body will be the latest.
PM Modi said during his address on Nov 21, 2022 that, development of pilgrimage centers The living example of this is the Somnath temple of Saurashtra. Regarding the worship of Lord Somnath, it has also been said in our scriptures that Bhaktipradaya Kritavataram Tan Somnath Sharanam Prapadye. Means, Lord Somnath’s grace is incarnated, the storehouses of grace are opened. Got up as many times as I fell The Somnath temple, the circumstances under which the temple was renovated due to the efforts of Sardar Patel, both of them are a big message for us…”
In connection with the Bhoomipujan for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, the soil and water of rivers of important temples of all the states of the country were brought and transported to Ayodhya, so that PM Narendra Modi worshiped the land in the presence of sages and saints for the construction of the temple. They were used. But seven decades ago, when a similar attempt was made to bring soil from all over the world for the Pran Pratishtha of Somnath, Nehru became very angry.
The importation of these simple things from basically every part of the world symbolized India’s Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Centuries-old spirit, in which Sanatan Jeevan Darshan has been told to work for the welfare of the whole world and humanity instead of any particular religion. Sanatana Dharma followed all over the world: India is the eternal ‘Vishwaguru’, hence Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. https://www.sanskritikrashtravad.com/article/1085/
Fake secularism of Nehru: As a result of tireless efforts of people like Sardar Patel, KM Munshi and money given by the people of Sanatan tradition of India, even when the Somnath temple was renovated, Nehru neither had any interest in it, nor did he please others about it. wanted to see Efforts were made as far as possible to prevent President Rajendra Prasad from attending the function of the temple after its renovation. Nehru once tried to disturb KM Munshi too. I wanted to call them and explain that I think all these things that you are doing are for the revival of Hinduism.
Secularism of Nehru: As a result of tireless efforts of people like Sardar Patel, KM Munshi and money given by the people of Sanatan tradition of India, even when the Somnath temple was renovated, Nehru neither had any interest in it, nor did he please others about it. wanted to see Efforts were made as far as possible to prevent President Rajendra Prasad from attending the function of the temple after its renovation. Nehru once tried to disturb KM Munshi Munshi too. I wanted to call them and explain that I think all these things that you are doing are for the revival of Hinduism.secular, division In postwar India, the reconstruction of the Somnath temple became particularly difficult, especially under the reign of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who saw all efforts to rebuild the temple as attempts at “Hindu revivalism”. With Patel’s death in 1950, the responsibility of reconstruction fell on Munshi’s shoulders. Mun Munshi writes in his book ‘Pilgrimage to Freedom’ that after a cabinet meeting in early 1951, Nehru told him, “I do not like your attempt to renovate Somnath.
… What I believe in the past gives me the strength to act in the present and the vision to look into the future. For me that freedom has no meaning, which takes away my Bhagwat Gita from me, or takes away the faith of crores of people of our country, the way they see temples, and because of this the basic colors of our lives are lost. Be different. I have got this opportunity to see the dream of reconstruction of Somnath temple coming true. I think and I am quite sure about this that once this temple is established as an important point in the life of our people, then it will show our people about the true nature of religion and our strength. Will also create awareness, which is very necessary in these days of independence and according to its behavior.- This letter of KM Munshi is taken from his book Pilgrimage to Freedom.
Nehru definitely tried to stop the country’s first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad, who was invited by Munshi for his consecration, but Rajendra Babu did not agree. He attended the Pran Pratishtha program on 11 May 1951 as the chief host and gave a historic speech highlighting the importance of Somnath in Indian culture. Brajesh Kumar Singh has also thrown light on this topic in detail in one of his articles.
On November 13, 1947, Sardar Patel himself went to Prabhas Patan and resolved to rebuild this temple which was destroyed in 1701 during the last time of Aurangzeb, resolved to bring back this symbol of India’s pride in its grand form. did. This was the beginning of the construction of the Somnath temple for the seventh time.
With the death of Sardar Patel in December 1950, the faces opposed to the construction of the Somnath temple came out in the open, including Jawaharlal Nehru himself. In the absence of Sardar, Panikkar was also worried about China more than India’s eternal tradition, for which his love for China sacrificed India’s diplomatic interests, which came to be seen later. Sardar Patel had expressed a warning about China’s attitude even before his death, which was contrary to Panicker’s opinion.
The Somnath temple had 56 pillars studded with gems and diamonds, the gold on which was given by various Shivdharma kings. Precious diamonds, gems, rubia, pearls, emeralds etc. were studded on these pillars. The Shivling of Somnath is 10 feet high and 6 feet wide. Mahmud looted about 20 million dinars from the temple and broke the Jyotirlinga. Then traveled to his city Ghazni (Afghanistan).
In ancient, medieval times we were famous for being known as a country where wealth and fortune abounded and this was true. We were truly and rightly known as the gold bird, Gold has always been a favorite of Indians as it is considered very precious and is often offered to the gods.
That’s why we have been very generous in giving donations for religious purposes since ancient times. So obviously temples have always been the richest places in India.
“Where the golden bird nests on every branch, that India is my country…” An example of the truth of this song by film lyricist Rajendrakrishna is the history of Somnath temple.
P. Chidambaram, who was the Union Finance Minister during the UPA regime, said that it is completely wrong to tell the new generation that India had a glorious past where rivers of milk and honey flowed. Always been and the fact of promoting it as a prosperous country was false. He said that teaching that India was prosperous and milk-honey country 500 years ago is factually wrong. There was and is poverty in India. He did not stop here, further he said that the books which teach the lesson of India’s glorious past should be burnt.
Karl Marx also used to think the same: Karl Marx, the father of communism, also considered India as a historically poor country. He claimed that India’s ‘Golden Age’ was just an illusion. India has always been a country of the poor and the hungry. Not only this, Marx said that the British rulers did well to destroy India’s cottage industry and economy, so that India could become modern.
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By – Premendra Agrawal @premendraind