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parvin singh

Army constable | Posted 12 Jan, 2021 |

Aurangzeb had ordered to demolish Jagannath Temple. How was it saved?

parvin singh

Army constable | |Updated 13 Jan, 2021

By 1681 Aurangzeb has arrived at the most minimal degree of strict fanaticism. He gave a farman to demolish Jagannath Temple. He requested his subedar of Bengal Province ,Amir-ul-Umara to destroy it.

Receving the farman the Officials showed up in Puri to decimate the sanctuary. Odisha was under the mughal rule,however it actually had the ruler of Khurdha referred to as Gajapati who went about as the defender of the sanctuary. Presently listening this news there was dread, outrage and edginess all over. Be that as it may, everybody was vulnerable. So at long last an arrangement was cut out. There was an arrangement with the mughal subedar . He was offered an immense measure of cash as pay off. Still he knew the results of not executing Aurangzeb's structure. In any case, the pay off sum was immense and Odias were effective in convincing him with the offer and he at long last chose to face the challenge and some way or another persuaded Aurangzeb that his request has been completed.


An imitation of ruler Jagannath was made and it was shipped off Aurangzeb's court in Delhi to deceive him.


The sanctuary was shut forever. All the ceremonies were halted. The journey was halted. Gossip was spread that jagannath sanctuary and the icon has been wrecked.


Yearly puri Rath Yatra was halted


By doing this an environment was made so that Aurangzeb accepted that his requests has been done.


During that time the Marathas down south were making a tremendous issue for Aurangzeb. Thusly, he needed to come to Deccan to smother the resistance. Sikhs, Jats and so forth were continually making inconvenience. Thus, Aurangzeb couldn't focus on these sort of issues.


In this way, a major gratitude to Marathas and different gatherings in light of whom the pride of Odias and Hindus the Jagannath sanctuary was saved from fierceness of heathens. At last the sanctuary was returned in 1707 after the demise of Aurangzeb and Rathayatra restarted.