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Mohammed Ghazni has mentioned an exquisite temple in Mathura which of course he had destroyed. Ghazni said the temple could not have been built even in two hundred years. And now Minhaj tells us that the Bhilsa (alias Videesha) had a temple which took 300 years to build. Even allowing for the exaggerations, the comments make it quite clear that the marauding Muslims were totally ignorant of the art and craft of constructions of buildings. They could only look at the magnificent Hindu structures in wide-eyed wonder. Our history teachers should no longer harbor the ridiculous notion that unlike south India, the north did not have magnificent temples and palaces. The fact that Videesha and Mathura had superbly ornate temples prove by implication that they had also luxurious palaces. It is no wonder, therefore, if luxurious palaces such as the Taj Mahal (as proved in my books TAJ MAHAL WAS A RAJPUT PALACE and TAJ MAHAL - The True Story: The Tale of a Temple Vandalized) and the majestic marble apartments in Agra and Delhi Red Forts, have existed for centuries since pre-Muslim times. Readers should, therefore, awaken to the realization that the many medieval mosques and tombs in India like those of Akbar and Humayun and a myriad others are earlier Rajput palaces and temples (See my publication titled SOME BLUNDERS OF INDIAN HISTORICAL RESEARCH).
After razing Bhilsa, Altmash proceeded to Ujjai. there he destroyed the famous Mahankal Temple of Lord Shiva. Minhaj-us- Siraj gives us an interesting detail. He says that in Ujjai there existed a magnificent statue of King Vikrama who had reigned 1316 years before Altmash's invasion (in 1234 A.D.); that this Vikrama had founded the Samvat Hindu era. However, that did not prevent the British, their Indian lackeys and ignorant western scholars from creating a fog around the existence of Vikrama and confounding him with King Shalivahana of 78 A.D.
Altmash brought with him the sacred Shiva emblem of Mahankal along with a number of copper images. They were laid under the steps of Delhi mosques converted from Hindu temples. The idea was to insult Hindus; their gods were being trod upon by the despicable Muslims! Aurangzeb buried Lord Krishna's image installed in Mathura under the steps of the central mosque in Agra, itself an ancient Rajput mansion. The other sacred places in Ujjain such as the Sandipani Ashram, where Lord Krishna received his education and the monastic retreat of poet-saint Bhratruhari, were also hammered down by the Muslims.
It was a practice with Muslim rulers in India to undertake at least one campaign per year against the Hindus with a view to slaughtering as many Hindus as possible, abducting and raping their women, converting their sacred temples into mosques and kidnapping their children for converting them to Islam. This was a well-worn custom with them initiated by Mohammed Ghazni and followed by every Muslim ruler, including Akbar.