Hari Shankar Jain, the counsel representing the Hindu side in a Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi mosque case, on Thursday submitted one more old map of the Vishweshwar temple as an evidence to the Allahabad High Court.
Hari Shankar Jain, the counsel representing the Hindu side in a Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi mosque case, claimed in the Allahabad High Court that The existence of a temple on the disputed site in Varanasi and its demolition to build a mosque is mentioned in religious and history books.
Hari Shankar Jain also argued that the Vishweshwar temple map was made by the then District Magistrate James prinsep in British times 1836. He also explained about map. He also submitted plan of the old Vishweshwar temple.
Hari Shankar Jain also explained about old Vishweshwar temple. where there are three domes and Shringar Gauri, Ganesh and Dandapani Mandap, the idol was established there, which was being worshipped. It was closed in 1993 whereas, before this regular worship of Shringar Gauri continued, Jain reiterated the old history of the temple in his argument.
However, after a brief hearing, The Allahabad High court directed to put up this case on December 13 for further hearing.
The Allahabad High Court was hearing Gyanvapi masjid management’s revision petition challenging a Varanasi court order on the maintainability of a plea seeking permission to offer regular prayers to idols of deities in the mosque complex.
On December 5, Hindu side advocate Harishankar Jain argued that the Shivling in Kashi was established by Lord Shiva himself, that is why it is called Swayambhu. It is also described in the Kashi section.
The Hindus has been worshiping Shringar Gauri since before 1947. He has only demanded the right of worship, which does not violate any legal right of the petitioner. In Islamic law, worship on other’s property is not accepted.
Vishnu Shankar Jain also drew the attention of the court towards the mythological facts and the decisions of the court. Said, there is a detailed description of it in Adhyay 99 and 100 of Skanda Purana, Shloka numbers 61 to 70. It has been proved in this order that the Vishweshwar Nath temple was damaged during the time of Muhammad Ghori and Mughal ruler Aurangzeb. The court adjourned the hearing of the case till Tuesday.
On 30 November, the Gyanvapi mosque management committee concluded its argument on its plea challenging a Varanasi court order on the maintainability of the case filed by five Hindu women who sought permission to offer regular prayers to idols of deities in the mosque compound.
Earlier, Senior advocate SFA Naqvi, argued that the Waqf Act and the Places of Worship Act of 1991 were mainly cited by the arrangement committee of the mosque. The arrangements committee of Gyanvapi Masjid has made Rakhi Singh as well as 10 people, including the five plaintiff women and the UP government, parties in this case.