Temple attacked


Just a day or two ago Islamists raided the temple at the birthplace of Shrivas Thakur in Bangladesh. The altar deities were smashed,  and the Bhagavad gita and other books of Srila Prabhupadas burned. May I ask my readers to kindly keep the devotees who live there in your thoughts at this difficult time.

I wrote last time of the need for understanding between those who hold different faith practices, and who read different holy books. The world is so interconnected now that the burning of even one holy book can result in reprisals in unexpected places. There may, or may not, have been a connection between this attack and anything that has happened recently, but it is best to assume that any act of religious provocation or violence will ultimately create repercussions somewhere.

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  1. The details report is here : http://hinduexistence.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/mohammedan-fanatics-burned-sacred-hindu-scripture-srimad-bhagabad-gita/

    Mohammedan fanatics burned sacred Hindu scripture “Srimad Bhagabad Gita” after destroying 555 yrs old Hindu temple complex in Islamic Republic of Bangladesh.
    http://hinduexistence.wordpress.com
    Posted by hinduexistence on April 13, 2011
    Srimad Bhagavad Gita burned, Srivas Angan destructed and partially grabbed by Islamists in Bangladesh.
    Hindu Existence Media Watch reports from Dhaka : In the series attack upon the Hindu Temples in Bangladesh in recent months, aiming to frighten the minority Hindus there and to grab the Hindu temple properties within a so called secular regime of Awami League Govt. headed by Sheikh Hasina, latest feed back came to us about a total resentment of the retaliating Hindus in the nefarious design of burning of “Srimad Bhagabad Gita” in the temple complex of Sribas Angan in the vicinity of Beyani Bazar of Sylhet district. Before this culpable act the Islamist perpetrators destroyed the ancestral deities of this “Sree Sree Lakshmi Narayan”, “Lord Shiva” and “Radha Madhav Jiu” of Achray Sribas Swami, a great Sanskrit scholar ever and the champion companion of Sree Sree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486–1534), a great spiritual leader in India for his Bhakti Movement.

    The ancestral complex Sribas Acharya is considered as a heritage monument and famous Tirtha Khestra (pilgrimage resort) for Hindus comprising with very old “Sree Sree Lakshmi Narayan Mandir”, “Pancha Tattva Mandir”, and “Siva Mandir” was destroyed by the local Mohammedan land grabbers and perpetrators.

    On 02.04.11, morning at about 10.00 am in broad day light, local influential perpetrators and land grabbers backed by ruling parties burned at least ten copies of Sreemad Bhagbad Gita with many religious books in front of local people after rampaging the whole pilgrimage complex to ensure a Islamic capture over a Hindu rights upon a temple property(Devottar sampatti). The fanatic Mohammedans successfully tried to destroy the relics of famous library building of Srivas Swami where a good collection of Hindu classic literatures and scriptures were the main attraction for the erudite students of the Master Srivas, across eastern India. It is believed that Srivas Swami started here an indigenous block print method (printing press) to copy old Sanskrit Texts. For a very unfortunate fate of the Hindus in Bangladesh all these historical and religious monuments have almost been perished into the Islamic aggression and the Government negligence.

  2. When I read about something like this I immediately think, “What can be done?” Are there international diplomatic pressures that can be brought to bear? Can the government of Bangladesh be persuaded to give the temple back to its rightful owner and protect Hindu places of worship from further desecrations?

    Unfortunately, I know very little about the current Bangladesh government or the answer to any of the above questions. Where can I go for the answers?

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