and antiquated items have been taken abroad.
One such item is the statue of Goddess Sarasvathi
that once belonged to Bhojshala in Madhya Pradesh.
It is presently housed in a Museum in London.
Dr Subramanian Swamy has said that he would file a case
in London court asking the British Museum
to return the statue of Goddess Sarasvathi to India.
Details on this effort and the details on the
current state of Bhojshala can be read in the link here:
The link below gives a crucial information
that this Bhojshala has been converted into a Mosque!
Read the other information given after
this news report and take a look at the pictures.
I have some information to share
which I have given after the pictures.
PTI | 11:09 PM,Sep 25,2011
established by the Raja Bhoj,
were engraved at that place,"
Hindus offer puja
The mosque known as Raja Bhoj's school or the Bhoj Shala
was built out of Hindu and Jain remains in the
14th or 15th centuries: its name is derived from one of the slabs,
covered with inscriptions giving rules of Sanskrit grammar,
once used as a paving stone in the hall.
Photograph of a Mosque, at Dhar,
Madhya Pradesh, taken by an unknown photographer in c.1902.
Raja Bhoja was a famous 11th-century king of the Hindu Paramara dynasty
which ruled Dhar between the 9th and 13th centuries.
The Paramaras were known for their support for literature
and during this period many Hindu and Jain scholars flourished
at the Paramara court and Dhar became a famous centre of learning.
Legend states that King Bhoja founded a school which is referred
to as the Bhojashala (or Bhoja's school).
Dhar fell to the
Delhi Sultanate under Alauddin Khalji in 1305
and later became part of the province of the independent Sultans of Malwa.
A mosque was built here in the 14th century using fragments of Hindu
and Jain structures. This is a view of the internal court.
The colonnade consists of carved pillars which appear to have Hindu origins.
But this concept of Aya was as old as Rig Vedas itself, according to me.
not aya-iron, but the Aya of Vastu.
There is no exact term for Aya in English.
Today we look at the length and breadth dimensions
But originally as per Vastu, there are some calculations
of Growth or increase of Aya.
There are a number of factors connected to Aya,
The Aya is applicable to all areas, such as fields, houses,
The yield of fields was determined by
The same word appears in Tamil also,
The tax collectors of Aya, are mentioned
in the accounts of Magastenes.
The people of Indus valley civilization,
their job as collectors of Aya.
who became the ruler later.
Now we will come to Bhojaraja.
He has handed over some concepts -
revived by him - on Aya.
For example he has a calculation of Aya
Yet another important calculation is related
I am relating this to the longevity of the
structure built by Bhojaraja.
The calculation is done like this.
> Calculate the Khetra phala (area)
> Then divide the resultant by 120.
> The remainder is the Ayush or
Longevity of the structure.
> This number must be divided by 8.
> If the remainder is zero, the structure
King Bhojaraja must have calculated this and
It is possible to calculate the Ayush of the structure
In all probability, I am sure the Ayush bala is there.
But the question is why did the structure slip into another's
Why it got converted to a Mosque?
I think, the King could not have ensured
For example, for a structure to last for over 1000 years,
Here the lagna also is important.
Lagna as Pisces with exalted Venus in the lagna,
or lagna as Aries with exalted Jupiter in Cancer (4th house)
or lagna as Sagittarius with 2nd lord Saturn
are recommended by old texts to ensure
That the structure has stood up so long shows
construction in any one of these combinations.
But if the 7th lord or the 10th lord of that Muhurtha
if the occupant of the 7th and 10th house at that time
it is said that the structure would go out of hand!
Perhaps this could have been the condition
The structure was captured by Muslims and
The purpose of the structure, namely
as an educational institution has been lost.
In those days, the image of
Saraswathi and Ganesha
entrance of the school
before entering the classes.
This information is found in the chronicles
The standing posture of Goddess Saraswathi
may be along with a temple also.
The perfect shape of the courtyard
and the mantap
a perfect Aya,
stands out unique.
also continues to be remembered.
Perhaps he could not have avoided a
Perhaps that led to the loss of structure
to Mlecchas and loss o
for gaining knowledge.
These thoughts give us very poignant notions
of our wonderful past.
What a nation, what a culture, what a tradition
we have bequeathed!
Is it not right to ask all those who have taken
the possessions of this country
wonderful institutions of the past?