Luvpur (Lahore), once a heart of Hindu Culture


Established by Luv, the son of Shriram, birthplace of the great Sanskrit grammarian, Panini and capital city of Raja Jaipal – Luvpur (Lahore) !

Ancient name of Lahore was Luvpur ! Luv, son of Shriram established this city on bank of river Râvi. Later, it was known as ‘Lahawar’ and now as ‘Lahore’. It is the birthplace of great Sanskrit Grammarian, ‘Panini’ and the capital city of Raja Jaipal of 10th century.

Lahore – a city of very mystifying temples where hundreds of Hindus lived !

There were nearly about a hundreds of Sanskrit pâtshâlas (schools) in Lahore. Like Kashi, it was a maternal mansion/renowned for the study of ved and shastra. Great Pundits who lived there used to ritualistically follow the daily chores. Vedic brahmans and philosophers used to perform regular Shraut yadnya (ritual of sacrificial fires). Smarth yadna were also performed there. Lahore was city of very mystifying temples where hundreds of hindus lived !
Temple of Shriram in Luvpur (Lahore)!

Since thousands of years, hundreds of temples in Lahore were as it is. Regular daily worship were offered everywhere along with the vedic chants. Shriram temple in Lahore was stunning ! Temple entrance was outstanding. Walls, pillars and dome? of the temple had beautifully carved ancient sculptures of rich âryâvrat heritage and paintings depicting incidents from Ramayan. Shriram was worshipped religiously (trikal ?) by chanting of vedic hymns. Since the era of Shriram, hundreds of hindu temples of Sanâtan heritage were there in Luvpur and for ages it was known worldwide for ancient remnants of sanâtan heritage.

Exquisite idol of Shriram drenched the entire city of Lahore in devotion

The mesmerising dome of Shriram temple was so beautiful that one would be enchanted by it. The entrance, pillars, dome of the temple and the exquisite idol all spelled out devotion unto Shriram and entire city of Lahore was drenched in devotion !

In 1992, Ram mandir of Ayodhya in Bharat created a chaos everywhere. Dome of Babri Masjid was demolished. About the same time, the editor of ‘Nava-e-wakt’ writes, ‘ Although our country is Islamic, ancient Shriram mandir of Lahore stands safe. Lahore which was established by sons of Shriram, Luv and Kush is safe and we are proud of it.
Pakistan government destroyed glorious temple for constructing a six storey shopping complex

Temple in Lahore was as old as that in Ayodhya. But Pakistan government demolished this glorious temple in such a manner that no remnants of the temple remain. This temple had an area of one acre but nothing remains of it now ! Contractors are planing to construct six storey shopping complex there in accordance to the plans of the government which includes a ground floor and a basement too. Bhartiya government has shown a careless attitude as if it has nothing to do with the Shriram temple. This pseudo secular government which believes in Nehru ideals must be elated by the demolition of the temple in their hearts of heart.
How did Lahore go to Pakistan during partition?

Ancient Jain Temple which was destroyed in 1992 in Lahore.
Ancient Jain Temple which was destroyed in 1992 in Lahore.

Weak and impotent Indian administration and English/ convent educated Hindus who look down upon Hindu culture as uncivilized

Indian administration is weak and impotent such that anybody may bully it. If those bullying it say that, ‘Bharat is a country of slaves and the inmates are destined to be so’, they accept it as though slavery is in their blood. They do not deserve independence. They are incapable of it and mere thought of facing the enemies baffle them. Britishers have disgraced the Hindu Sanatan culture such that English educated hindus of today look down upon Hindu Sanatan culture as uncivilized and feel honoured to follow the footsteps of / emulate the Britishers.

Radcliffe, the authority / mentor to decide where Lahore would be after partition

Later during the British rule, in 1849, Lahore went in the hands of the Britishers. During partition, the fate of Lahore was in the hands of a British officer, Radcliffe. In front of him laid the map of Akhand Bharat (Undivided Bharat) and he held red and blue colour pencils in his hands. The map would be demarcated with blue for the cities and villages which would remain in Bharat and those marked with red would go to Pakistan. He had his eyes set on Lahore ! Would it be marked with red or blue ! Its fate was in his hands ! Hindu activist were labouring hard to prevent Lahore from going Pakistan / so that Lahore remained with Bharat. History was a witness to the fact that Lahore should remain with Bharat and there were proof on Adhibhoutik (Physical), Adhyatmik (spiritual), Adhidavik (Divine) grounds to say why Lahore should remain with Bharat.
Hindu leaders were unable to give bribe of two lakhs rupees and thus Lahore went to Pakistan when Jinha League arranged for the money :

Radcliffe, corrupt by nature, demanded bribe. British and their language, both manipulative knew only to deal in terms of pounds ! They could destroy culture for the sake of mere wealth. They were indifferent to what is right or wrong. Britishers were basically dishonest and crazy ! Eight highly posted Viceroys like Warren Hasting, Dalhousie were corrupt and left no stone unturned to loot Bharat. If we look at history, we realise that they cheated people like Unichand by looting wealth. Money meant all for them ! Radcliffe had nothing to do with culture or historical proofs / history, all he knew was money. He straight forwardly demanded a bribe of two lakhs rupees from Hindu leaders. ‘Pakistan Herald’, a newspaper from Lahore brought a detailed report about this. Similarly, there was an editorial and a five column detailed article. Although hindu leaders tried hard; they failed to give the bribe. Jinha league arranged for it and Radcliffe got his demand met. Immediately, Lahore was marked red in the map and Lahore became a part of Pakistan.

– Dr. Kate Swami (Sapthahik Sanatan Chintan)


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  • Thank you for the great information. Keep posting good information about hindu. We need build great India again. Not only our generation needs it, World needs hindu culture.

  • I am proud of Sanatan Dhrma. The partition of Bharat Varsha was tragic and consequence of hast decision taken by Nehru to become prime minister of India. The time has come we must be united and fight to get back our land and glory of Bharat Varsha.

  • Radcliffe was tasked to Partition the country : He did his Job,to the best of his ability,within a short time : Malavia could raise cores of rupees to establish the BU : Two lakhs of rupees was not a Large Amount : No Hindu leader took keen interest to raise the money; In 1965, the Indian Army had crossed the Ichagol canal, Lahore could have been easily taken,but the govt was not interested in taking it! Why?? Initially India had taken it for granted that Lahore would come to India : Radcliffe was a shrewd man, he demanded & got money for the services rendered,for which he was not compensated :If Lahore went to pakisthan,it was not b’cz of Radcliffe, it was b’coz of the Congress Leaders at that time:Whole world knows,it was Gandhi,the architect of Partition : The congress should have accepted the Dominion status & sought Independence later,

  • Very useful information birthplace of my father. We have been victims for generations. Even now not only Pakistan has destroyed all remnants of Hindu religion and history but also have converted or killed most of the Non Muslims who stayed there after partition.

  • All this is being read tragically by me. When we ourselves do not know about our glorious past, what to say about todays generation. They may never know about indian history. Its really saddening. Sanskriti is doing a wonderful job.

  • The decision of partition of India that caused so many communal riots, was a stupid decision and that ruined and disintegerated old Greater Punjab where Rig Veda the First of the Four Vedas came into inception. Muslims mosques in Punjab and other places were not saved, maintained or kept in a good shape part for ant of devotees or care takers. Same thing happened to Hindu temples. There was no care taker was left. Sikh Gurudawaras were saved by brave Sikhs who stayed put to take care of the holy places. Lahore still has a great Hindi and Sanskrit library in Punjab University Lahore and many Hindu temples are there in various states of dilipidation. They need caretakers. Lahore still has Indian antiquity well perserved.

  • The Jain temple and many more Hindu and Sikh sites of Lahore faced the anger of the crowds after what was done to Babri Majid – its destruction in Ayodhya. If not for this trigger of destruction in India, many sites of Lahore would have survived. It is also pertinent to introspect what led to the onslaught in 1992, what was the trigger? Hopefully this will allow us to better respect everyone.

  • Shocking but not surprising. Hindu apathy to its own roots is result of slavery of thousands of years. And so called modern education laced wid secular inputs and dat stress on extremes of hindj toleration, bordering cowardice. And Islam was ‘proud’ to b just d opposite. Victors were d immorals. We d losers. While mosques and mazars multiply and shine in Hindu India, de languish and move towards extinction in Pakistan.