Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicSomnath Temple

Topic: Somnath Temple

Somnath and Gyanvapi temples were rebuilt – long ago by Maratha queen Ahilyabai Holkar

All major places of Hindu pilgrimage owe something to Ahilyabai. Her piety became her power in a world of men.

‘Muslim warrior, smashed idol of Somnath’: Taliban leader Anas Haqqani praises Mahmud Ghaznavi

Ghaznavi 'established a strong Muslim rule in the region from Ghazni & smashed the idol of Somnath,' tweeted Haqqani. The Turkic ruler raided the Somnath temple in Gujarat in 1026 AD.

If Ayodhya’s Ram temple trust is based on Gujarat’s Somnath, here’s what it could look like

VHP says Supreme Court-mandated trust in Ayodhya should be on lines of Somnath trust, which has as its members PM Modi, Amit Shah and L.K. Advani.

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani declares 500m zone around Somanth and Ambaji temples vegetarian

CM Vijay Rupani’s order means no non-vegetarian food, will be sold near the premises of the two temples located in Gujarat.

Why Ayodhya cannot be resolved like Somnath temple

The idea of 'state intervention' in rebuilding Somnath Temple is invoked to justify the demand for a law on Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

Rahul’s janeu-dhari Hindu remark was a clarification, not justification: Sheila Dikshit

Former Delhi CM says such issues are not relevant to the country; praises Rahul for taking action against Mani Shankar Aiyar for his ‘neech’ remark on Modi.

Want to be a successful Indian politician? Leave your secularism at the door

The principle of the performance of secular identity has now been replaced by the performance of Hinduness as the necessary condition for political leadership.

Rahul Gandhi is making his father’s Shah Bano-Ayodhya mistakes and fighting the war on BJP’s terms

Rahul Gandhi is playing to the BJP’s Hindutva strengths. It’s a blunder his dad committed too, and the party’s never recovered.

BJP claims Rahul signed Somnath visitors’ book for non-Hindus, fabricated says Congress

BJP calls Rahul Gandhi’s visits to multiple temples in Gujarat a sham, Congress insists its vice-president is a sacred thread-wearing Hindu.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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