Appeal to devout HindusAs per the news reports published recently in many newspapers and websites, Russian Government is going to demolish ISKCON Temple in Moscow, the only Hindu temple in Russia by January 15, 2013. Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) has lodged its protest against such move by Russian Govt. with Russian Embassy and we have also urged Prime Minister of India to take this issue with Russian Authorities to stop demolition of only Hindu Temple in Russia. Now it is duty of all devout Hindus worldwide to protest lawfully against unrighteous move by Russian Govt.
Note : Anyone can send their protest to concerned authorities directly through Comments Section on HJS Website.
Protest Letter Sent by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti to Russian Embassy
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the ISKCON temple and protect religious and Human Rights of Hindus in Russia
We write to you on behalf of the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti is a Non Governmental Organisation working for religious awakening of Hindus and bringing Hindus and other Organisations on common platform for the welfare of the Nation and the Hindu Dharma. Our details can be seen on our website www.hindujagruti.org.
This is in context with the news in the media about the demolition of the Hindu temple, the temple of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) that is going to take place by the 15th Of January 2013 that we wish to express our concerns.
We are very much upset and shocked to know about this. A temple in Hindu Dharma has a very great amount of significance. It is one of the means of Hindus to connect with God and is the centre of providing education about the religion to the Hindus. This is also a place where Hindus meet and collectively worship God. In short a temple in Hindu Dharma is an indispensable aspect of religious practice and would not be wrong to say that it is a lifeline of Hindus. So also a temple emits saatvic (pure ) vibrations which helps in purifying the environment and thus benefiting the country at the subtle level
In such a situation the demolition of the Hindu temple in Russia gains serious importance. This is very serious issue of hurting religious sentiments and encroachment on human rights and the freedom of right to religion. Every country has their laws but in case of religious matter the spiritual dimension and the emotional aspect have to be taken into consideration. In fact if one creates an environment helpful for worship in temples the country will receive blessings of the deity which will benefit the country at large.
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In fact India and Russia have shared very good relations till date and have respected each others culture and religion. This act is going to create a strain in the pre existing good relations between the two countries and misunderstanding and give a very unwanted message to the people of the world about Russia and make them feel insecure.
We hereby request the Russian government to intervene in this matter and stop the demolition of the Hindu temple in Russia and reassure the Hindus in Russia and the world over.
We are looking forwards to a prompt and positive response at your end.
Dr. Manoj Solanki
Convenor, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (Goa)
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Detailed NewsNew Delhi : A year after Russia sought to ban the Bhagavad Gita, the Iskcon Krishna temple in Moscow is facing closure by the Russian government. By January 15, 2013, Iskcon monks said their Moscow temple, the only Hindu temple in Russia, would be demolished by the city authorities.
As Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives on Monday for a day of talks with the Indian government, the temple issue is likely to figure in the discussions, not least because the issue has been pursued by the foreign ministry.
Indian ambassador to Russia Ajai Malhotra has asked the Moscow authorities to give an extension to a temporary temple which is set to expire on December 31, 2012, until they complete the construction of a Vedic cultural centre. Asked about the proposed demolition, Russian ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin dismissed fears of demolition.
However, Iskcon monk Madanmohan Das said the demolition order has not been revoked, so the temple is due to come down in January, because the authorities said it "violates the urban building code" and has no legal grounds for existence.
In a statement, the temple officials said they feared that even the permanent temple would face the axe. "A source in the Moscow mayor's office said on condition of anonymity that Mayor Sergey Sobyanin also ordered to axe the permanent temple project, which Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and previous Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov had included in a joint declaration in 2006 as a symbol of cultural cooperation between the cities. Following the declaration, Indian ambassador Ajai Malhotra laid the cornerstone for the new project earlier this year," the statement said.
This year, Russia plans to push for land from the Indian government for a Russian orthodox church in Delhi. In 2004, Moscow's Iskcon temple was demolished and the Iskcon group was offered another plot to build a temple. Reports said the offer was withdrawn after Russian orthodox church members protested against the temple building plans.
Last year's Bhagavad Gita trial had brought Lok Sabha to its feet and in a rare move, Parliament had collectively asked Russia to prevent the ban. The latest issue of demolition promises to put another wrinkle in the bilateral relations.
Source : Times of India