Memoranda for Submission to the Chief Ministers of the Two Telugu States.


Somnath Day

Dt:  3/12/14

Somnath Day

( To be observed every year on 6th December)

Dr T.H.Chowdary*

Many Muslim organizations, communists and some “secularists” observe the 6th of December   as Babri Masjid Destruction day. This is  an insult  to Bharat and its  civilization and culture.  It is also an effort to foster separatism of the Muslim minority and  avoidance of its  integration with the  nation.

2. Babur was not an Indian. He was an invader come from  Ferghana in Central Asia. He defeated another Muslim invader –ruler, Ibrahim Lodi in the  battle of  Paniput in the year 1526. After a few conquests and rule over some parts in North  India,  he died. In his Baburnama (autobiography) he expressed his contempt for India  and its climate. He wanted to be buried in his native land and so  he was. Therefore, Indians have no reason to commemorate him. 

3. One of his  Generals, a Shia Muslim,  Mir Baqui  is generally credited to have built  a “mosque” in Ayodhya in 1527- 28. In the  decade of the  1520,  the population of India was about 15 cr. Muslims were less than about 10%. And 80% of them were to the  North West of Delhi upto   Afghanistan’s border. There could have been hardly a few hundred Muslims in Ayodhya. If they were to have a place for  prayer that  is, a mosque why should it have to be there where for thousands of years  millions of  Hindus have been believing to be  Rama Janmabhoomi?


Facts become stories which become legends and which are carried on as race memories. So is the case with Rama Janmabhoomi. There was a temple as the memories of Hindus go. Guru Nanak ( 15-4-1469   -   22-09-1539)  went to this temple and  prayed there .

4. This temple was pulled down by General Buqui and on that very place,  by using the pillars and the   materials of the temple  a mosque structure was constructed.  This is known as the Babri mosque.

5. Apart from so much of Hindus belief, the archeological survey  ( carried out by order of the  Allahabad High Court) utilizing deep penetration radar has clearly established  that under the  demolished  Babri structure  there was  a ruined temple. It is therefore clear that a temple was  pulled down and the Babri structure was constructed on that site.  The verdicts of the three judges of  the  Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on the 30 Sept 2010 agree this much; namely, that over the   ruins of a temple the Babri structure came up.

6. What is the  sanctity of  this  Babri structure?  It is not in commemoration of a saint or  learned  person of Islam. It is a monument to the  victory of  Muslims and  the defeat of   Hindus.  This monument also  humiliates  the most revered of the  Hindu trinity, namely Vishnu whose avatar was Rama. There is not a single Hindu in this country who has not heard the   name of Rama. How many Indians  have heard of Babur and how can there be any comparison between  a foreign   invader,  an iconoclast on the one hand and the Avatara of Vishnu himself on the other.

·         That temples have been desecrated and on those very sites mosques are constructed are evidenced by the mosque in Mathura  on the  site of  the temple of Lord  Krishna ( Keshav Dev’s temple) which was pulled down in the year 1017 AD by Mohammed of Ghazni,  later on reconstructed on a small  place where  it was  destroyed.

·         Similarly,  in Kasi the grand temple for Viswanath  was pulled down in 1669 and   on that very site a mosque was constructed. On a small portion of that site, a small Viswanth temple has later constructed by  Devi Ahalyabai Holkar .

·         These two are standing examples of the  vandalism  and arrogance of the Islamist  conquerors who planted these mosques like  daggers in the hearts of Hindus, in the very sites  held to be sacred by Hindus. 

·         The construction of a grand Rama Mandir  at his Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya is to recapture  self- respect of Hindus and  to wipe out  the  shame of defeat at the hands of foreign invaders who came not only to  loot and rule but to destroy  Hinduism itself (this without success)

7.  In order to bring out this stark truth of the destruction of over 3000 temples  and that about 2,000  mosques stand on the  very sites of the  destroyed  temples,  Hindus must observe 6th of Dec as Somnath Day.

8. SOMANATH’s Restoration: For centuries  preceding the first destruction of  the Sivalinga,   Somnath at Dwaraka (Saurashtra region of  Gujarat) by Mohammed of Ghazni in the year 1024 , Somnath was  a place of   most revered  pilgrimage for  millions of Hindus from all over Bharat for centuries. It was repeatedly destroyed by Muslim invaders and  rulers and as many times rebuilt by self-respecting, valiant Hindus.  Finally, in the time of  Aurangazeb not only was the restored temple  destroyed  3 times ( 11th, 14th,1 5th and  18th Centuries)  for the  4th time but it was  converted into a  mosque.  

Somnath is in  Prabhas Patna   which used to be  in the sultanate of Junagadh.  At the  time of Independence,  the Nawab of Junagadh acceded to Pakistan.   More than  85% of the population was Hindu. The  Hindus rose in revolt.  The Nawab fled  to Pakistan.   The Nawab’s Diwan, Shah Nawaz Bhutto  and  a British Commander of  his army  invited the Government of India   to take over the State and restore order.  Three days after that event,  Sardar Patel, N.V.Gadgil and K.M. Munshi visited Prabhasa and declared that “the  Government of India  has decided to restore and reconstruct  Somanatha temple”.  The Cabinet met in Delhi and  endorsed  this decision of  Sardar Patel. Respecting Gandhiji’s wishes,  the money required  was raised from the people  of India, although the  planning  and the  construction were  undertaken by the  Government of India  itself  first under the direction of  Sardar Patel and later, K.M. Munshi.   The mosque was removed. The dilapidated structure was pulled down and a grand Somnatha temple was built. This was in vindication of the self-respect and the  reassertion of the soul of Bharatiyas. 

Had Sardar Patel lived  for a few more years (he died in Dec 1950), most of the  desecrated temples  which had been converted into mosques would have been regained and  temples reconstructed,  like the grand temple in Somanth. With the death of Sardar Patel, Nehru,  the anti-Hindu   put an end to the recapturing of the  soul of India as represented in its  hallowed temples.  It is necessary that Hindus recall the history of Somnath and  the interruption to the suppression of nationalism by pseudo -secularism propagated and practised  by the Nehru dynasty, and its  captive  Congress.

9. The detailed story of the destruction of the Somantha temple again and again and its final restoration  is  narrated in two works. (1) Jai Somnath and (2) Pilgrimage to Freedom both of them by K.M.Munshi, the founder  of  the  Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Pragna Bharati, and patriots would  observe 6th of Dec as Somnath Day and hold  public  meetings to tell the  story of  the restoration of Somnath by  removal of the  mosque (from where the Sivalinga was  removed and its relocation at a distance) . It is hoped that this  observance of Somnath Day will  bring out the true  facts of the  iconoclasm of the  Islamic  invaders and rulers and the negationism  in Indian  history that is, making no reference to whatsoever to the vandalism, iconoclasm, tyrannical rule, suppression  and plunder of Hindus during the long period of the  rule of the  aliens.  We need a Truth and  Reconciliation Commission (TRC), as Nelson Mandela  instituted in South Africa to facilitate  Africans forgive and  forget the  atrocities  committed by the   racist conquering  White  rulers. Monuments to Hindus (or any community) defeat and  helplessness in their  very and only land cannot be suffered by any free, self-respecting people. (1,288 words)


First Edition: 6/10/10

Undated Second Edition:  3/12/14