Just like in the case of two (of the seven) holiest cities for Hindus "Ayodhya" which is Shri Ram Janmabhoomi, the birth place of God Shri Ram and "Kashi" (aka Varanasi/Banaras) which has Kashi Vishwanath ji, one of the most important Jyotirling of God Shiv ji and thousands of other important Holy temples around Bharat like Shri Somnath Jyotirling Mandir (thank god for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel ji for reclaiming its honor by restoring the Mandir) in Saurashtr were all encroached upon by Muslim foreign invaders Mughals and then destroyed to build their own structures as a symbol of Mughal rule on Hindus. So was also done in the other holy city (of the seven cities) for Hindus, "Mathura" which is Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi, the birth place of God Shri Krishna, not once but four times. Latest being Mughal barbarian Aurangzeb who destroyed the Mandir in 1669 to build Idgah Qila over it.
Clearly Mughals had a problem with holy Hindu locations that they always wanted to destroy the Hindu temples at places of extreme importance (for Hindus), primarily birthplaces of Hindu Gods, as a symbol of their conquer over Hindu psyche and honor just like Muslim Taliban had a problem with Bahamian Buddha Statues in Afghanistan.
Here are the few articles/evidence of the same:
- 10000 yrs old Evidence of Dwarka city found underwater
- Tired of Ayodhya? Wait until the Parivar comes here by Indian Express on July 9, 2003
come to Mathura. And listen to a group of boys chanting the many names of Krishna. Watch one of them, Jayant Kanodia, as he along with his friends walks to a corner, peers through rolls and rolls of concertina. Then points at the courtyard of the 334-year-old imposing Shahi Idgah.Anti-Hindu and pro-Congress bias of Indian Express is not hidden from anyone but it is stark in this article by Rakesh Sinha. For why else would you title an article "Tired of Ayodhya?". Mr. Sinha, you and other pseudo-secular fanatics may be tired of Ayodhya but you know what it is hard to just forget the sacrifice of Millions of Bharatvaasi (misnomer: Indian) to save the honor of Bharat and Hindus from barbarian Mughals. So no, unfortunately we are not tired of Ayodhya and will not be untill justice is delivered. Hopefully you will learn to mutually respect Hindus someday.
‘‘This is no masjid,’’ Jayant smirks. It’s just a dhaancha, built over janmasthan land.’’ His friends nod.
And almost everyone ready to explain how Lord Krishna’s birthplace has been ‘‘violated,’’ most recently by Aurangzeb, five generations removed from Babar, almost 10 from today. Depending which side you are on, you interpret the image: the Krishna Chabutra, a marble pavilion over the ‘‘garbha griha,’’ in perfect harmony with the Idgah.
Or dwarfed by its rear walls and huge green-white domes. Ringed by men of the CRPF 130 Battalion. Jayant and his friends have come all the way from Kota to Mathura, joining a crowd that numbers about 500 this afternoon. In contrast, the mosque is deserted, CRPF jawans standing guard.
They talk of the Mathura shrine ‘‘liberation’’ being on the Sangh Parivar’s agenda. So what if this Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah masjid complex is covered under the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991, which provides for maintenance of the religious character of a place of worship as it existed on August 15, 1947.
Near the entrance to the sanctum sanctorum is a board which explains it all: four temples built but destroyed. The Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan distributes literature which gives you an account of the temples built at the Janmasthan: a stone inscription in Brahmi, dating back to the 1st Century BC, speaks of the reign of Kshatrapa Shodasa and a man named Vasu who got a temple, an arched doorway and an altar built at the birthplace of Krishna.
The second temple at the site came up during the rule of Chandragupta Vikramaditya. It was destroyed in 1017 AD by Mahmud of Ghazni. In Katra Keshavdev, they found an inscription on a stone slab which speaks of the third temple, built by Jajja in Vikrama Samvat 1207 (1150 AD) during the rule of Vijaypal Deva. It’s said Chaitanya Mahaprabhu visited the same temple when he came to Mathura before its destruction by the forces of Sikandar Lodhi in the 16th Century.
The fourth temple, the destruction of which is the source of the modern controversy, was built by Veer Singh Dev Bundela of Orchha when Jehangir was on the Mughal throne. But Aurangzeb’s said to have ordered its destruction in 1669 and the present-day Idgah was constructed over a part of the raised plinth of the Keshavdev temple.
Vijay Bahadur Singh, the Trust security officer, gives you a lowdown on subsequent events: auction of the land by the British, the law suits between Muslims and Hindus, the role of Madan Mohan Malviya and others in restoring the land and the establishment of the Trust with G V Mavalankar as its first president.
- Shree Krishnajanmabhoomi Temple
The Mathura administration has found clinching evidence which proves the Hindus' claim that the Shahi Mosque at Mathura was built over Shri Krishnajanmabhoomi temple.
According to the locals, on August 14 the local administration started digging in the courtyard of the mosque for construction of some rooms for the security staff. During the digging the labourers found stone pillars, carving and an idol of a Hindu God. They immediately reported that matter to the authorities.
As news of the recovery of the idol from the courtyard of the Shahi Mosque spread, senior police and administrative officials and members of Shri Krishnajanmabhoomi Trust reached the spot. The patron of the Trust, Shri Gopeshwar Chaturvedi, told this correspondent that during digging between August 14 and 17, besides carved stones and pillars, an idol of a Hindu God with a snake over its head was found.
- Krishna janma bhoomi
- For more on history of Ayodhya, brutality of Muslim/Mughal rulers like Babur and evidence of Shri Ram Mandir destroyed by Babur, please watch the video below: