Tipu Sultan demolished the Anjaneya Temple and built the Jama Masjid in its place in Srirangapatna

This information is given in the 1935 report of the Archaeological Department

New Delhi – The Jama Masjid in Srirangapatna in Mandya District of Karnataka was an Anjaneya Temple. Tipu Sultan demolished the temple and used its debris to build a mosque at that site. This is given in the report of the Mysore Archaeological Department in 1935. This fact has come to light now.

When the temple remains could be seen during the renovation of the Mosque, Hindus complained and got the mosque repair work stopped. The Hindus have asked the authorities for a survey to be done of the Mosque.

Editorial viewpoint

  • What is the difficulty in handing over this site to the Hindus, if this fact has been noted many years ago by the Archaeological Department itself ?
  • In the recent past, the Hindus are quoting the temple’s history and trying to reclaim the temple through legal means. But no one in the Archaeological Department came forward or showed any inclination to tell the public, the history of the temple. Though they have known it for the past 87 years. Such a hinduphobic Department should be abolished.

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