Temple attacked in Karachi

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  1. FRYCRY

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    KARACHI: The glow from a row of lit clay oil lamps reflected on the three beautifully decorated deities of Shitala Mata, Santoshi Mata and Bhavani Mata at the small temple located inside a small home in the quarters near Gate no 5 of Karachi Zoological Gardens. A few overripe bananas as prasad in a thaal lay on the floor in front of the deities but the place was missing its usual rush of devotees. Other than the Maharaj and his family, the caretakers of this temple, nobody else was there.

    “The people are afraid of coming here for puja now after the attack,” explained Maharaj Hira Lal.

    He was referring to the incident on the evening of Jan 21 when during Durga puja there, three bearded men in shalwar and kameez stormed the place, waving TT pistols and ordering everyone to stop and get out. The panic and scuffle that followed resulted in desecration of the temple as a goddess deity, Bhavani Mata, lost one of its left arms. “We don’t know who those men were. We have never seen them before,” the Maharaj said.

    About the significance of this little temple, he said it was built as a small place for puja by his paternal grandfather soon after he moved to Pakistan from India some 60 years ago. “He was childless but adopted a 14-year-old boy, Mohan, who he brought up as his son. The young boy was soon married to a suitable Hindu girl, Champa Bai, who lived nearby in Soldier Bazaar. And I am Mohan and Champa’s son. By the grace of Shitala Mata, my parents had five daughters and two sons including myself,” the Maharaj provided a bit of his background.

    “The private temple soon became known when several women considered unable to give birth to children came to perform puja here following which they were able to conceive. Then some eight years ago, during regular puja here, devotees witnessed another miracle when Kali Mata’s footprints made from red holy powder abir suddenly appeared beside the mantel,” the Maharaj added. “I know I should have registered this temple long ago but I don’t know how to go about it, quite frankly. Puja-paat is all that I know,” he said.

    “From the donations by devotees, we have been able to strengthen the walls of this room that houses the temple and raise its ceiling. My mother, Champa Bai, and sister, Lalitha, bathe the deities and dress and decorate them while keeping the place clean and pure. We are very saddened by the incident. It has really terrorised the neighbourhood.

    “There are four Hindu households in the quarters near gate no 5 of the zoo and 15 more near gate no 1. More who have heard about the miracles of this temple travel here from all over the city. But all have stopped coming here now after being threatened. Word spreads around fast. We are handful of peace-loving members of a religious minority. We feel extremely insecure after what has happened,” he concluded.

    Published in Dawn, February 2nd, 2016
     
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    Secular Progressive Atheists in Pakistan should come out and voice their opinion against this communal act.

    Oh wait.
     
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    Nowhere, but nowhere, in the world where the exclusivisms have conquered have they allowed significant pagan populations to survive. Nowhere in the territories of these monotheisms is there a meaningful survival of any pre-monotheism, any paganism. There is not one significant exception to this worldwide historical fact.


    No amount of secularist word jugglery, sophistry and false equivalences can disprove this.
     
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    a reply must be there. just like they did in mumbai after babri.
     
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    i feel sad for minorities living in pakistan. it is better for them to convert to islam instead of remaining as a 3rd class citizens of a failed state.
     
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    Islamic State & Hezbollah Fight For Lebanon

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvil3E3QgMY

    Was Christian majority (84%) at the turn of last century and now a minority (40.5%), wealth & education didn't save Christian. In a democracy number's = power, now Lebanon *elects* Hezbollah into power.

    Kasntatooshan worshippers, your holy book won't help you much once you loose the demographic dividend.

    Other Countries where demographics played a key role in causing major changes: India (partition), Lebanon (civil war), Malaysia (slow islamization), Israel (orthodox jews taking over army + politics). Inside India, we have examples of J &K, Kerala, W.UP, increasingly W.Bengal, North East. Just count how many of those states have terrorism + riots + separatism problems.

    No esteemed intellectual has been able to answer this simple question. What will Hindus do when their demographics can't sustain BJP anymore?
     
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    1947 was not 'partition' but a successful phase of Jihad, that managed to do what more than 1000 years of previous Muslim rulers couldn't do - wiping out Hindus almost completely from Sindh-West Punjab and also Kashmir Valley. The whole two nation theory was moronic, Pakistan for Muslims but India is for evreybody and no country for Hindus.
     
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    The desperate letter of Shah Waliullah to Abdali inviting him to invade and rescue Mohammedeans from Jats, Sikhs, Marahtas, Rajputs says it all. The sullas very well knew they lost political power even before Brits came.
     
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    Even Abdali's victory at Panipat was short lived and not a mortal blow to Marathas. His successor was chased out of Delhi within 10 years and Sindhia was virtual ruler of Delhi and Brits had to fight Marathas to retake Delhi and not 'Mugals'. But by the time Maratha-s recovered from Panipat they got into conflict with English and finally lost out to them in second Anglo-Maratha war. Btw people who consider 1857 to be first war of 'independence' should read more about it. The uprising in Rohilkhand region was a full blown Jihad against Brits as well as Hindus, done by descendants of Afghans who settled there in wake of Abdali's invasion. Neither Hindus nor Muslims had any notion of nationalism, since nationalism is an ideology introduced by Brits. Well, I guess many nationalists won't like to hear it but there it is. :grin:
     
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    1857 was a mixed bag. Muslims in 1857 fought for jihad, many Hindu leaders for personal but there were those like Kunwar Singh for e.g. who were fired by Hindu ideals.
     
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