J-Ok’s cultural, spiritual monuments on show by NMA



Pragya Kaushika |
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Sep 17, 2019 13:56 IST

By Pragya Kaushika
New Delhi [India], Sept 17 (ANI): Akhand (undivided) Kashmir’s cultural, spiritual and monumental grandeur is on show from at this time by the Nationwide Monument Authority (NMA) on Tilak Marg right here.
The exhibition is an try at documenting the heritage of the Jammu and Kashmir, now a Union territory, which has been underneath a relentless assault resulting from its occupation by Pakistan.
A number of the featured websites are, 5000-year-old Sharda Peeth which is an deserted temple, Shiva temple standing in ruins in Mirpur Khas of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). It was right here that Alexander fought with Porus in 323 BC. A lot of Hindus lived right here as soon as, however there are none at this time, an official acknowledged pointing in the direction of a whole demographic change.
Another outstanding websites to have been stored on show underlining India’s territorial declare substantiated by existence of archaeological websites. These are Raghunath Temple, constructed by first Dogra ruler Maharaja Gulab Singh in 1835, Purple Fort ( Muzaffarabad Fort, Chal Fort), now in PoK, constructed by Chal rulers of Kashmir in 16th century within the reign of Sultan Muzaffar Khan of Bombay dynasty. Ramkort Fort, constructed by Gokkhar identify Togle in 16-17th century AD and Buddha Mujassama, a stone-carved picture of Buddha positioned in Gilgit Baltistan (PoK).
Congratulating NMA, Jitendra Singh, MoS, PMO mentioned: “I congratulate NMA on displaying find out how to make PoK a part of India once more and find out how to defend the monuments. Sharda Peeth is in PoK, there was once a yearly spiritual yatra from Valley to Peeth which stopped after Independence. Nonetheless, Kashmiri pandit samaj has stored their religion and have been attempting to take up this concern with the federal government. Like Kartarpur, involved ministries may even take up the problem, “mentioned the minister.
The checklist of protected websites and people in PoK had been additionally placed on show.
Chatting with ANI, Union Minister for Tradition and Tourism Prahlad Patel mentioned, “There’s a sure surroundings within the nation after repealing of article 370 and persons are doing their bit. The world ought to know what number of monuments we’ve got, be if spiritual, historic or of archaeological significance in PoK and at different locations.”
The importance of the exhibition will be gauged from the truth that the Narendra Modi authorities had not too long ago cleared the abrogation of Article 370 paving method for the state to be absolutely built-in into the Indian Union.
That is additionally an try and showcase the historic and cultural connection that India has with the area nonetheless underneath unlawful occupation of Pakistan.
The accessible footage of those monuments and their historic and cultural significance could be defined to the guests to assist generate consciousness relating to the identical, sources added. (ANI)

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