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Book on Gyanvapi Kashi’s religious heritage of Shiva’s Nagari by Vikram Sampath launched

Varanasi:  Noted historian Vikram Sampath  written book   ‘Pratiksha Shiv Ki: Gyanvapi  Kashi ke Satya ka Udghatan’ was released in Benaras Hindu University’s prestigous Malviya Mulya Anushashan Kendra onGyanvapi book2 Saturday by legendary lawyer Vishnu Jain, (who has been fighting the case of Gyanpai Masjid  in various courts, from District level to High Court to  Supreme Court  on behalf of Hindu devotees). Popular Bundelkhand  singer Malini Awasthi was a special  guest on the occasion  and said: Itihass Gwah hai ki Gyanvapi ki Ladai Uttar se Dakshin  tak samooche Bharat ne Ladi hai.  Gyanvapi Bhakti ka Garh rahi hai. (pic credit-Amar Ujala)

Sampath, an alma mater  of BITS Pilani, SP Jain Institute of Management, who resigned from an established golden IT career in  Hewlett-Peckard, and persued  a   PhD in ethnomusicology and history from Queensland Univ. Australia, has written  books on Savarkar, Gauhar Jaan and now Gyanvapi, its historical perspective and Hindu astha.

The launch function was attended by Venkatraman Dhanpathi,  a member of Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Trust, Shreekant Mishra ,chief Ragi of Vishwanath Mandir, Bharati Madhok of Ehsas Women of Varanasi, Dr. Mayank Narain Singh, coordinator of Kashi Manthan as master of ceremony. Shubhangi and Sukeshi Rishabh Sampath1 .jpgwere  controlling the launch event.

Dr. Sampath told the audience that his chance meeting with lawyer Vishnu Jain at a Literature Fest gave  him an idea to present a historical perspective of Gyanvapi Mosque/Mandir to country’s jigyasu citizens.

Shankracharya Abhinav Shankar Bharti of Shringeri Peeth,  veteran lawyers Hari Shankar Jain and  Vishnu Jain guided, and helped him in completing the research for this pious historical  project.  Before the book launch they  saught  blessings of Shri Kashi Vishwanath   on Friday.     —-Editor

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