Varanasi, May 18: Kashi Vishwanath Temple (KVT) Trust Chairman Prof Nagendra Pandey on Wednesday demanded to handover the Shivling, allegedly claimed to be found in Gyanvapi Mosque, to the temple for proper worship till the matter is in court
“If idol of Baba Vishweshwar was found then how can it be a ‘wazukhana’, this cannot happen now. We demand that, until the ruling comes, Shivling be handed over to Kashi Vishwanath Nyas so that God can be duly worshipped,” Prof Pandey told news agency ANI.
An advocate from the Hindu side, Madan Mohan Yadav, on Monday claimed that a ‘Shivling’ had been found inside the well in the mosque complex. The Shivling is Nandi faced and 12 feet by 8 inches in diameter.
The claim came after the third day of the court-ordered videography survey of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque complex in Varanasi that concluded on Monday.
After the conclusion of the survey, the Varanasi court ordered the District Magistrate of Varanasi, Kaushal Raj Sharma, “to seal the area where the Shivling was found and to bar people from going to the place.”