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How many Hindu temples did Muslims destroy?
Hindutva ideologues claim that 60,000 temples were demolished under Muslim rule. The professor of history explains how he came up with a figure of 80.
What temples did Aurangzeb destroy?
Until 1669, Aurangzeb was only upholding Hanafi law prevalent even in Shah Jahan’s reign. In 1669, he issued orders for general demolition of all temples, including the holiest ones such as Vishvanath in Varanasi, Somanath in Prabhasa and Keshav Rai in Mathura.
Why was Somnath temple destroyed 17 times?
Hint: Mahmud of Ghazni was a Turkish invader who attacked India 17 times between 1000 and 1024 AD for the dual purposes for accumulating wealth and spreading Islam. In 1024 AD, he raided Gujarat and took away all the wealth of the Somnath temple, damaging it severely.
Which of the following temples were destroyed by Aurangzeb?
Solution(By Examveda Team) Temples that were destroyed by Aurangzeb are Somnath temple, Vishwanath temple and Keshav Rai temple.
Why did Aurangzeb destroy the temple?
Aurangzeb himself cited Islamic precedents for iconoclasm and sincerely believed that it was his duty as a pious Muslim to destroy idols. When demolishing Hindu Idol temples, Aurangzeb quoted “has the truth not come, has the falsehood not vanished”? (Quran 17.81).
Did you know that Hindu temples were destroyed by Muslim rulers?
There are similar stories of prominent Hindu temples being demolished by Muslim rulers. For example, infamously, in 1528, a mosque was built on what was allegedly once a Hindu temple that marked the spot of the birth of the god Rama. Aurangzeb destroyed many temples as well, one of which was of particular note.
Who destroyed the famous Kuruksetra temple in Delhi?
It was destroyed in 1299 by Allauddin Khilji of Delhi. After being rebuilt, it was destroyed again in 1395 by the Muslim governor of Gujarat. In 1665, another reincarnation of the temple was destroyed by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. There are similar stories of prominent Hindu temples being demolished by Muslim rulers.
Why was the old temple of rameshpur destroyed?
The old temple was destroyed as a result of the Mughal invasion. Historical records suggest that it was destroyed many times by Muslim rulers. A choice target for Muslim invaders, the prominent edifice was destroyed in 1194ce, then rebuilt 20 years later, only to be demolished again in the 15th century.
What happened to the temples of dharmas?
Temple materials were used to construct Islamic Dargahs, Mosques, Khanqahs, Mazars, Tombs. Some of the Islamic structure stand directly on top of the destroyed temple sites. Remember not only Hindu temples but Buddhist sites and Jain temples were also destroyed by Muslim invaders. So the entire Dharmic society suffered as a whole.