On 2nd June 1947, Gandhiji and Lower caste Avarna Hindus entered the Guruvayur temple, ending proscription on the lower castes.
This happened 15 years after Guruvayur Satyagraha.
Remembering K Kelappan and AKG, both played a huge role in Satyagraha
The temple was also partially destroyed during the Dutch invasion (1717 AD)
I wonder if anyone told Modiji all this history.
Yes he destroyed many temple but Tipu didnt touch Guruvayur, Vadakkunnathan Temple & Chottanikkara temple. Why? Bcse the Hindu Kingdom of Cochin was the ally of Mysore.
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One a foe, One an ally.
99% Indians dont know who Empires ruled and used the iron fist.
That's how power politics worked during that era.
1) Thiruvanchikulam Temple was the imperial temple of Chera Empire and was very rich in Treasure.
2) Lord of Thiruvanchikulam = VANCHI-NATHAN (Lord of Vanchi), with Vanchi being the other name of Kerala.
Thiruvanchikulam Temple was the Vatican for all royal families.
But Tipu never attacked any Temples of his Allies. And also treated the people of his allies as his own.
Guruvayur was the royal temple of Zamorin (His arch enemy)
So everyone expected Tipu’s army would ransack Guruvayur temple, being the royal temple of Kozhikode Kingdom but instead of razing to the ground, Tipu granted the highest level of grant to the temple
Let me give you an example of World War 2 (WW2)
Imagine you are a Jew, living in USSR or Nazi Germany.
b) A Jew in Nazi Germany would be punished no matter what. Even if he supported the Nazis, 99% he would end up in the concentration camp.
Similarly Hindutva hates the Minorities and Dalits. They are like the 'Jew in Nazi Germany'
Hating someone because they are your enemy & Hating someone because they were born into a particular religion or race are two different things. The latter is Bigotry. Pure Bigotry.
That's how history works.
Infact Hyderabad and Travancore (Both British allies) treated lower caste Hindus literally as slaves. But we never talk about them. Shhhh