Ayodhya: a political game?
McCluskiganj (Jharkhand, India): A temple and a mosque side by side
At the very moment we Indians are getting Ayodhya verdict bit by bit. Wasn’t it a dirty political game as always?
I live in Mumbai and 3/4 of Mumbaikars are back home safe and sound! Time to be happy? But I am angry! One full work day gone! And fear is still lurking!
What was always a matter of co-existence and architectural grandeur has become a matter of a dividing battle!
I immensely love the architecture of a mandir (temple) as well that of a mosque. And we have existed side by side for decades. There are still many examples standing erect in Indian cities.
One such example is (above image) of McCluskiganj – a mandir and a masjid standing side by side.
By the way one of the meaning of Ayodhya is a-yoddha that is a no war zone (where no warriers are allowed).
Check the judgement of High Court of Allahabad on Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid Case here.
One thought on “Ayodhya: Mandir Or Masjid?”
To be entirely honest, I could never pray in any religious structure that is built in a place which was the reason behind the destruction of thousands of lives, not to mention families. In my opinion, we should have just made a memorial dedicated to the lives lost in the riots; but then my opinion counts for nothing 🙂