Pakistan: 1200 Years Old Temple Of Sanvrega Lahore, Started With Worship And Langar
A 1200-year-old Hindu temple will be renovated in Lahore city of Pakistan. This temple was illegally occupied and had to fight a long battle to get it vacated.
A 1200-year-old Hindu temple will be renovated in Lahore city of Pakistan. This temple was illegally occupied and had to fight a long battle to get it vacated. The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), a federal body that oversees places of worship for minorities in the country, took possession of the Valmiki temple near Lahore's famous Anarkali market from a Christian family last month.
Apart from the Krishna temple in Lahore, only the Valmiki temple remains open. The Christian family, which claimed to have converted to Hinduism, had been allowing only Valmiki caste Hindus to worship in the temple for the past two decades. ETPB spokesperson Amir Hashmi said that the Valmiki temple will be renovated under the 'master plan in the coming days.
The capture was done 20 years ago.
He said, 'More than 100 Hindu, some Sikh and Christian leaders gathered at Valmiki temple today. Hindus performed their religious rituals and organized langar. It has been told that this temple was occupied 20 years ago by the Christian family. The ETPB officer has told that the temple land was transferred to the ETPB in the revenue records. But the Christian family filed a case in the civil court in 2010-11, claiming possession of the property.
The temple was attacked in 1992, and the
the officer said, along with litigation, that the family had allowed worship in the temple only for Valmiki Hindus. In such a situation, this thing inspired the trust to file a case in court. According to him, the court has reprimanded the petitioner for making a false case this time. It is said that in 1992 after the demolition of Babri Masjid, an armed mob attacked the temple. During this, he damaged the idols of God kept in the temple and broke the utensils kept in the kitchen. Along with this, they also robbed the gold decorated to God.
The committee had been formed by the Supreme Court,
the mob had damaged the temple at that time and set it on fire. The shops around the temple had also caught fire. It took the administration a few days to extinguish this fire. According to the Dawn newspaper, a one-member committee was formed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. It had proposed to the government that the temple should be renovated so that the Hindu community could get better facilities.