Varanasi, August 6, 2023: During the ongoing Gyanvapi mosque survey conducted by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), a remarkable discovery has been made. On Day 2 of the survey, a metal Trishul measuring approximately 45.72 cm (1.5 feet) in length was unearthed from the premises of the mosque. This significant finding suggests that the Trishul dates back to the third century, approximately 300 years before the existence of Islam.
The ASI team, carefully conducting the survey at the Gyanvapi mosque complex, made several other intriguing discoveries during their investigation. Among the findings were five ancient Kalash, further indicating the historical and religious importance of the site. All these findings, symbolizing a sacred trinity in Hinduism, were also uncovered, further adding to the religious significance of the discoveries.
However, despite the growing evidence pointing towards the ancient Hindu heritage of the site, the authorities encountered resistance when they attempted to open the basement of the mosque. The refusal from the Muslim side to cooperate has raised concerns and led to questions about the intentions behind not acknowledging the historical truth.
Gyanvapi mosque has been a subject of controversy and legal disputes for many years, with claims made by various groups asserting that the mosque was built over a Hindu temple. The recent discoveries have added another layer to the complex history of the site.
As the ASI survey enters its third day, experts are hopeful that further excavations and investigations will shed more light on the historical context of the Gyanvapi mosque complex. The ASI team aims to conduct the survey with utmost impartiality and professionalism, relying solely on scientific evidence and historical facts.
Local authorities and religious leaders have been urged to cooperate fully with the ongoing survey to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the site’s historical background. The findings hold the potential to bridge gaps between different communities and foster a deeper appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of India.
The discovery of the ancient Trishul and other artifacts at Gyanvapi mosque has ignited widespread interest among historians, archaeologists, and the general public. As the survey continues, all eyes remain on Varanasi, awaiting further revelations that could reshape the understanding of this sacred and historically significant site.