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When Saudi Arabia's King visited India in 1955, PM Nehru ordered all the Hindu Temples and Idols of Hindu Deities that came in Saudi King's way to be covered up.
Our temples are the architectural marvels in their own league.

Each of our temples tells the story of our rich history and cultural heritage. Was Nehru that ashamed of his own nation's heritage that he had to cover them up or there was some other reason? The answer would be best known to him only.
PM Nehru invited the then Saudi King Saud bin Abdul Aziz to India who accepted the invitation and planned a 17 day long official visit to India in 1955. Saudi King had brought a large delegation with him and he had to visit various Indian cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Agra,
Aligarh, Shimla, Mysore and Varanasi. However, when Saudi King reached Varanasi, Nehru ordered to cover all the temples and Idols with curtains that came in the way of the Royal Convoy. During his stay in Varanasi, Govt buildings were painted with the words "Kalma Tayyiba".
'Kalma Tayyiba' means 'There is not God but only Allah and Mohammed is his messenger'. In addition to it, Pooja and Aartis were also stopped at temples. I can call it the appeasement politics of the highest order and Nehru was indeed the greatest appeaser of all times.
But was it really worth it. Can a person stooge to that level of lowness just to appease a powerful person of different faith. How can anybody's conscience agree to it?
Varanasi is an ancient holy city of India which is full of ancient temples and rich cultural heritage.
Varanasi was the city that was brutally attacked and destroyed in several consecutive Islamic invasions. Kashi Vishwanath temple was first destroyed by Qutubdin Aibak. Hindus rebuilt it to be attacked again by Sikander Lodhi. Reconstructed by Raja Man Singh in 1585.
In 1669, Kashi was again attacked by another Islamic invader named Aurangzeb who not only destroyed every temple that came his way but also killed each and every Hindu devotee who tried to save the temples.
These Islamic invaders not only destroyed the temples in Kashi but all over India.Every temple that was destroyed, they raised a Mosque in its place, the proofs of which we are still finding all over. These Mosques remind us about our historical wounds that have still not healed.
It's not that Nehru didn't know about all these facts but the question is that despite knowing the facts, Why he behaved in a certain way that he did, and not only once, many times. Why should India do anything that conforms to Saudi King's beliefs and his country?
And to that matter why should India do anything that any other country wants?
The Irony was that when Nehru requested Saudi King to say, 'fate of Indian Muslim was in safe hand' in his speech. So, Nehru wanted to prove this.
Nehru also visited Saudi Arabia in 1956 to take ahead the diplomatic relations but did Saudi King cover all the Mosques coming in Nehru's way? Definitely not. Saudi Arabia didn't compromise with its culture and traditions and for that Saudi King definitely deserves appreciation.
The problem was with our leader, not the leader of Saudi Arabia.
Nehru has done the politics of appeasement whole his life the negative consequences of which we are still facing. All he cared about was the PM's Chair. He was a power hungry PM who didn't care about India at all.
If he cared, this great Nation would have been still united. He could've easily stopped the partition if he gave up his dream of becoming PM.

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शमशान में जब महर्षि दधीचि के मांसपिंड का दाह संस्कार हो रहा था तो उनकी पत्नी अपने पति का वियोग सहन नहीं कर पायी और पास में ही स्थित विशाल पीपल वृक्ष के कोटर में अपने तीन वर्ष के बालक को रख के स्वयं चिता पे बैठ कर सती हो गयी ।इस प्रकार ऋषी दधीचि और उनकी पत्नी की मुक्ति हो गयी।


परन्तु पीपल के कोटर में रखा बालक भूख प्यास से तड़पने लगा। जब कुछ नहीं मिला तो वो कोटर में पड़े पीपल के गोदों (फल) को खाकर बड़ा होने लगा। कालान्तर में पीपल के फलों और पत्तों को खाकर बालक का जीवन किसी प्रकार सुरक्षित रहा।

एक दिन देवर्षि नारद वहां से गुजर रहे थे ।नारद ने पीपल के कोटर में बालक को देख कर उसका परिचय मांगा -
नारद बोले - बालक तुम कौन हो?
बालक - यही तो मैं भी जानना चहता हूँ ।
नारद - तुम्हारे जनक कौन हैं?
बालक - यही तो मैं भी जानना चाहता हूँ ।

तब नारद ने आँखें बन्द कर ध्यान लगाया ।


तत्पश्चात आश्चर्यचकित हो कर बालक को बताया कि 'हे बालक! तुम महान दानी महर्षि दधीचि के पुत्र हो । तुम्हारे पिता की अस्थियों का वज्रास्त्र बनाकर ही देवताओं ने असुरों पर विजय पायी थी।तुम्हारे पिता की मृत्यु मात्र 31 वर्ष की वय में ही हो गयी थी'।

बालक - मेरे पिता की अकाल मृत्यु का क्या कारण था?
नारद - तुम्हारे पिता पर शनिदेव की महादशा थी।
बालक - मेरे उपर आयी विपत्ति का कारण क्या था?
नारद - शनिदेव की महादशा।
इतना बताकर देवर्षि नारद ने पीपल के पत्तों और गोदों को खाकर बड़े हुए उस बालक का नाम पिप्पलाद रखा और उसे दीक्षित किया।

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