GARUDA STAMBHA …THE ETERNAL NON RUSTING PILLAR OF BHARATA .

Anang Pal,the Tomar Rajput King , established Delhi and Lal Kot,which is the area of Kutub Minar and extends up to Lal Quila ,or the demarcation line of old Delhi.In olden days fortresses used to be built at the entrance of a state and the present delineation of Delhi borders extended from South area of Qutub Minar to Red Quila in North Delhi.

The Tomars were descendents of the great Vikramaditya ,who had initially established the Iron Pillar at Vishnupadagiri (meaning “hill with footprint of Vishnu”). This place has been identified as modern Udayagiri, situated in the close vicinity of Besnagar, Vidisha and Sanchi. These towns are located about 50 kilometres east of Bhopal, in central India. There are several aspects to the original erection site of the pillar at Udayagiri. It must be worth noting that Vishnupadagiri is located on the Tropic of Cancer and, therefore, was a centre of astronomical studies during the Gupta period.

The said precincts of the Kutub Minar still house the ancient Vishnu temple in front of the Iron pillar and worship becomes essential ;as ancient temples if left without worship become the abode of unholy spirits.For the time being worship should be allowed near the masjid where the Moslems are offering namaaz.The area of the garden ,housing the ancient Vat tree,Bargad tree-Banyan tree,also has a wall of the ancient temple ,having five window shaped arcades[photographs enclosed][scans attached] In India, it is believed that the Brahma Daitya, the ghosts of brahmans, live in the fig trees, the pipal (ficus religiosa), or the banyan (ficus indica), awaiting liberation or reincarnation . Among the eight or so species of tree considered sacred in India, these two varieties of fig are the most highly venerated.Also on Vat Savitri Puja Day ,this year falling on 16th May 2007 ,women tie holy threads around the tree,and worship in traditional format .Refer to pages 904-910, 975-976 , web pages,127,128.

The Iron Pillar served an important astronomical function, when it was originally at Vishnupadagiri. The early morning shadow of the Iron Pillar fell in the direction of the foot of Anantasayain Vishnu (in one of the panels at Udayagiri) only in the time around summer solstice (June 21). The creation and development of the Udayagiri site appears to have been clearly guided by a highly developed astronomical knowledge. Therefore, the Udayagiri site, in general, and the Iron Pillar location in particular, provide firm evidence for the astronomical knowledge that existed in ancient India around 400 AD..The pillar was then believed to have been moved to Mathura.

Dhillika is the old name of India’s capital, New Delhi. The name Delhi is derived from the word ‘Dhillika’. Raja Dhilu (King Dihlu) founded ancient Delhi in 800 BC.It was the name of the first medieval township of Delhi, located on the southwestern border of the present Delhi, in Mehrauli. This was the first in the series of seven medieval cities. It is also known as Yoginipura, that is, the fortress of the yoginis (female divinities). A temple still exists at the entrance of Mehrauli called YOG MAYA TEMPLE. Mehrauli comes from Sanskrit word Mihira-awali. It signifies the town- ship where the well known astronomer Mihira of Vikramaditya’s court lived along with his helpers, mathemati-cians and technicians.Delhi however gained in magnificence / importance during the time of Ananga Pala Tomara,in the 11th century. In the 12th century, the city was included in the dominions of Prithviraj Chauhan.

The Iron Pillar ,a symbol of Truth and Nemesis-God Shani of Hindu Religion was brought by Anang Pal of Tomar dynasty to Delhi to establish rule of Clean,truthful and honest governance,from Mathura a land of Krishna devotion.The idea behind it was to establish an orientation to the great epic Mahabharata which is connected to the history of Delhi as well as the significance of Gita,and Yudhishtra’s ascent to heaven in bodily form; from Swargya Rohini..The Hindu rulers built temples and used psychological epigraphs and monuments to instill religion in the local populace ,as they followed the pattern of the common man’s rule,or democratic ,socialist way of functioning as Krishnaji of the Yadav Clan.In China too the common man reigned supreme by the rule of Confucianism laying significance on ritualistic worship.The idea was not to punish after a crime was committed but to deter crime in man.

The Iron pillar bears an inscription in Sanskrit which states that it was erected as a standard in honour of the Hindu god, Vishnu. It also praises the valor and qualities of a king referred to simply as Chandra, who has been identified with the Gupta King Chandragupta II Vikramaditya (375-413). The inscription reads:

“ He, on whose arm fame was inscribed by the sword, when, in battle in the Vanga countries, he kneaded (and turned) back with (his) breast the enemies who, uniting together, came against (him);-he, by whom, having crossed in warfare the seven mouths of the (river) Sindhu, the Vâhlikas were conquered;-he, by the breezes of whose prowess the southern ocean is even still perfumed;-

(Line 3.)-He, the remnant of the great zeal of whose energy, which utterly destroyed (his) enemies, like (the remnant of the great glowing heat) of a burned-out fire in a great forest, even now leaves not the earth; though he, the king, as if wearied, has quitted this earth, and has gone to the other world, moving in (bodily) form to the land (of paradise) won by (the merit of his) actions, (but) remaining on (this) earth by (the memory of his) fame;-

(L. 5.)-By him, the king,-who attained sole supreme sovereignty in the world, acquired by his own arm and (enjoyed) for a very long time; (and) who, having the name of Chandra, carried a beauty of countenance like (the beauty of) the full-moon,-having in faith fixed his mind upon (the god) Vishnu, this lofty standard of the divine Vishnu was set up on the hill (called) Vishnupada.

The reference was also to the Satvikka Purana [Smirti Texts of Hinduism]called Garuda Purana which is recited as a cremation ritual.The Garuda atop the pillar ,which was removed by muslims,bore testimony to what was inscribed and its relevance to the installation of the pillar.The pillar was used to signify the death principle of Hindus,the need for attaining Mokhsha and the path of Dharma. The iron pillar was the Garud Dhwaj alias Garud Stambh, i.e, the sentinel post of the Vishnu temple. The Sanskrit inscription in Brahmi script on the non-rusting iron pillar proclaimed the lofty standards of Vishnu on Vishnupad Giri. Here in the said precincts ,the description indicates that a statue of the rec- lining Vishnu ;initiating the creation was consecrated in the central shrine there which was ravaged by Mohammad Ghori and his henchman Qutubuddin.

The public intrest litigation was also submitted by some people to conserve the area but was thrown out by the anti-hindu , secular judges of the supreme court . for the preservation , conservation and epigraphical studies of the AND installation of sign boards whosing historical Orientation of the Garuda Stambh OF IRON PILLAR-(Garuda Stambh), as well as the sacred precints of the temple area of the so called ”’kutub minar ”’ and also to offer prayers at the first floor of the double storyed Vishu Temple , opposite the Vijay Stambh , having archeological significance from different periods of the indian history

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