An advertisement of the Assam government’s tourism department is at the centre of a brewing controversy as the advert claims Assam’s Kamrup is the site of India’s 6th Jyotirlinga. With a image of Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the ad invitations devotees to Dakini Hill on the celebration of Maha Shivaratri on February 18. The ad detailing the glory of the 6th Jyotirlinga irked the opposition in Maharashtra who said following market, now Maharashtra’s cultural and religious heritage was also currently being stolen.
“Have the BJP leaders determined not to retain just about anything for Maharashtra’s share? Previously Maharashtra’s share of industry and work was stolen and now our cultural and religious heritage is about to be stolen….!” NCP chief Supriya Sule claimed incorporating that Bhimshankar which the ad claimed to be in Kamrup is in the Pune district of Maharashtra.
“Bhimashankar district of Maharashtra is the sixth Jyotirlinga among the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Pune is recognized as Jyotirlinga. Located in a incredibly scenic area, this temple is a area of worship for countless devotees. But the state of Assam ruled by the BJP has started out promoting the Shivlinga at Pamohi in close proximity to Guwahati as the sixth Jyotirlinga. This is a incredibly mischievous and untrue unfold,” Supriya Sule tweeted. Citing Shrimad Adya Shankaracharya from his Brihad Ratnakara Stotra, the MP mentioned it is identified that Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is the resource of river Bhima and the forest of Dakini. And Bhimashankar in the Pune district of Maharashtra is a single of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples, nothing at all else, Sule claimed. “What else needs testimony now?” the MP extra.
Congress chief Sachin Sawant claimed chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis need to promptly make clear its stance around the Assam authorities advertisement. “BJP has hurt the religion and sentiments of not only 12 crore men and women of Maharashtra but also of all Indians. BJP’s look at of Maharashtra is continuously remaining found,” Sachin Sawant tweeted.
There are lots of Jyotirlingas (emergence of Lord Shiva) in the state. Out of them, 12 are the most well known. Dakini’s Bhimshankar is in fact the 6th Jyotirlinga but it is in Maharashtra. Other jyotirlingas of Maharashtra are Tryambakeshwara, Parali Vajinath, Grishneswar and Aundh Nagnath.
The advertisement in query also has a map to guide the devotees to the Bhimshankar Jyotirlinga in Pamohi, Guwahati, as claimed in the ad.
Even though Maharashtra opposition earlier claimed that a number of industrial jobs were stolen from Maharashtra just after the new dispensation (Shinde Sena and the BJP) came to power, the new dispensation arrived to becoming in Assam, the place Himanta Biswa Sarma facilitated the stay of the rebel Sena leaders previous year who later on toppled the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities.