Sanskrit mantras in Ajmer mosque soon, says BJP MP, stirs row | India News – Times of India



JAIPUR: BJP Lok Sabha MP from Jaipur City Ramcharan Bohra stirred a controversy on Monday as he said the day was not far when Sanskrit mantras would again be recited at the Adhai Din ka Jhonpra, a functional mosque in Ajmer.
Addressing the 78th foundation day programme at the University of Rajasthan, presided over by Governor Kalraj Mishra, the BJP MP claimed the 12th century mosque was built over a Sanskrit university, whose remains can still be seen there.
“It is historical truth that this university was built by Maharaja Vigraharaj Chauhan (who ruled Ajmer from 1150 to 1164) and was named Saraswati Kantha Bharanam Sanskrit University. Adhai Din ka Jhonpra was built over that university in 1194, after Muhammad Ghori’s governor Qutb-ud-Din Aibak demolished it on his directions,” Bohra said.
According to the website of Jodhpur circle of Archaeological Survey of India, Adhai Din ka Jhonpra was built by Aibak, the first Sultan of Delhi, on the ruins of a Hindu temple.





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