Kirtan begins at Shivling site in Mussoorie
the Dispute over the Shivling resembling object is not fading out as the ladies started the chanting of prayers and devotional songs (Kirtan and Bhajan) atthe premises from where the shivling was removed.
MUSSOORIE, 9 Feb: Bhajan-Kirtan began in right earnest, here, to mark the third day of protest at the site from where an object resembling a Shivling emerged near the LBSNAA gate.
Women devotees gathered in large numbers and began Bhajan Kirtan at the spot from where the Shivling was removed forcibly by the administration. The devotees sang bhajans in praise of Shiva and raised slogans against the administration. The Bhajan and Kirtan were followed by Aarti in the evening.
The devotees were angered at the betrayal by the administration and demanded reinstatement of the Shivling at its original place.
Jadish Bhatt said that, if the administration did not heed to the demands of the devotees by Shivratri, the protest would take the shape of a movement for the formation of a temple.
Virendar Rana, BJP Mussoorie President, said that in a conversation with SDM GC Gunwant, it was decided that talks would take place soon during which the future course would be decided. Naresh Anand, Rakesh, Sarojini Kaintura and others were present on the occasion.
‘Shivling’ removed by administration in Mussoorie
MUSSOORIE, 7 Feb: The recently discovered Shivling, here, had a harrowing experience as it was ‘abducted’ discreetly by the administration on direct orders from the top.
According to the residents, a stone resembling a Shivling had emerged from a construction site near the LBSNAA gate, had become the focus for devotees over the last 4-5 days and was being offered milk and fruits. The devotees converged at the site after the news spread like wildfire that the Shivling had been removed from the site. The female devotees who had come from as far away as Landour Bazaar were the most disappointed lot. A few BJP and VHP workers also visited the site along with Nagar Palika member Nand Lal and raised slogans against this move by the Mussoorie Administration.
Nand Lal said that the talks were in progress with various parties and he was given a verbal assurance that after the Chief Minister’s visit, an amicable settlement on the construction of a temple will be discussed. Instead of that, the administration has acted hastily and the decision had disturbed the people of Mussoorie and hurt their sentiments. He demanded that the original Shivling be restored and a place for the temple be designated within the area from where it had emerged.
The BJP, VHP and Hindu Jagran Manch activists along with a few Congress workers also raised slogans against the administration and a makeshift temple was again installed by covering it with red draping. However, fearing the wrath of LBSNAA, the senior public representatives of Mussoorie were not available for comments including BJP leaders. The devotees who were present at the site said that BJP was only interested in raising such issues in states where it was in the opposition and using such matters of religious importance for only political gain. Some residents also alleged that BJP Government was behind this move and wanted to gain political mileage by appeasing other communities.
ASI refuses to accept the object as Shivling in Mussoorie
MUSSOORIE: Feb 2
Scientists from ASI have refused to accept the “Shivling” that was excavated by construction workers in Mussoorie on Jan 30th near LBSNAA gate creating a row and resentment among Hindu activists. The senior scientist Dr.D.V. Sharma Superintending Archaeologist Dehradun Circle on the request of the administration visited the site at noon and initiated proper investigation in which it was found that object was formed due to gemorphological activities inside the earth reacting with the salt and water as the rock was metamorphic in nature. He also said that the continuous weathering activity has resulted in an object which resembles a Shivling . Dr. Sharma was of the view that the location could have been a water source several thousand years ago and due to the chemical reaction with water the object has acquired the present shape.
He further said that such geomorphological activities were regular feature inside earth and structure formation was a part of the scientific phenomenon world wide. He also said that the Shivling was not made by any human being and as the Historical consequence whatsoever. He told SDM GC Gunwant that it nothing but a natural rock formation.
VHP leaders in Mussoorie however refute the claims of ASI and said that it is for people to see with their own eyes that it was a Shivling. Radhey Shyam Tayal a senior VHP leader and Rakesh Aggarwal senior BJP leader alleged that the ASI on the behest of congress led government in centre was misguiding people on this matter and playing with the faith of the Hindus.Tayal was of the view that if this if administration accepts it as natural Rock Formation then it is a miracle and the Shivling is the original which has fallen directly from heaven. He said that ASI has itself pronounced the Shivling as original therefore the importance of the Shivling becomes more and as a Sidh Peeth.
Radhey Shyam Tayal appealed to administration not to play with the sentiments of Crores of Hindus. He further added that if the structure belonged to any other religion ASI would not have commented in such a hurried manner. He also said that the Hindus are united in this matter and a temple will be built soon in accordance to the belief and aspirations of Hindus and the site selection will be done according to Hindu Rites soon.
Devotees are converging to offer their prayers and offering at the site of the Shivling irrespective of what the scientists say.
ShivLing(Shivas Phallus)emerges from const. site in Mussoorie
A limestone Shivling emerged after excavation to the surprise of the workers at the construction site near LBSNAA Academy gate in Mussoorie generating a huge interest among the residents the town. The construct workers were given the task to drill the hole through the Limestone Hard rock boulders that were hindering the Building site owned by LBSNNA.The workers were amazed when through one a hole an object resembling Shivling (Shiva’s Phallus) emerged from the stones. The Workers pulled out the stone cautiously and while examining it they found it resembling to Shivling.Considering it a miracle of god and auspicious sign they kept it aside and washed it with the Ganges Water provided by Local residents. The news spread like fire in the small hill station town and devotees driven by curiosity started pouring in large number for first glimpse of the object. The Bhajan Kirtan, songs and chanting in the praise of Lord Shiva began in right earnest. A priest also entered the scene and blessed the devotees with the alms and offerings they brought along. The housewives from the area hearing about this development thronged in large numbers to offer their prayers to the lord of lords Siva.
Gita a house wife from Company Garden said that it was a miracle and the Shivling was chiseled to perfection and it is a sort of a miracle she added. the devotees were also seen offering milk, fruits, milk and money at the shivling.The frenzy and excitement was increasing as the news spread to the other parts of the town.A.Murugam and four other South Indian workers from Chennai who were first to pull out Shivling like object form the rocks said that they have been blessed today and offered sweets and laddoos to the devotees visiting at the site of the discovery.
The children were the happy lot as the outpouring of offering in the form of Prasad was well taken by them. The elite of the town although are of the view that it is nothing but a coincidence. Limestone rock due to the natural forces and chemical reaction with water has taken a shape of Shivling and this is an ongoing phenomenon in the planet.Thei was no need for such curiosity he added. The experts from archeological department also visited the site and after close inspection found that object was a natural formation and not a prehistoric discovery of any bygone era and complete investigation would be made in one or two days they added.
Offering in terms of currency was flowing freely at the site of discovery. Let’s hope that the revenue generated from the makeshift temple would be shared with the workers who found the object too. However senior citizens of the town were perplexed that people of Mussoorie had ample time to visit such superstitious site but could did not find time for remembering Mahatma Gandhi on his 61st death anniversary.