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15 Feb, 5 tweets, 1 min read
Siyar al-Aqtab on chisthi.

"Although at that time there were very many temples of idols around the lake, when the Khwaja saw them, he said: If God and His Prophet so will, it will not be long before I raze to the ground these idol temples... (1)
... It is said that among those temples there was one temple to reverence which the Raja & all the infidels used to come. When khwaja settled there, every day his servants bought a cow, brought it there & slaughtered it & ate it... (2)
P.M. Currie, the author of the book "The Shrine and Cult of Muʻīn Al-Dīn Chishtī of Ajmer" notes:

There is evidence, more reliable than the tradition recorded in the Siyar al-Aqtab, to suggest that this was the case in Ajmer. Sculpted stones, apparently from a Hindu temple..(3)
.. are incorporated in the Buland Darwaza of Muin al-din's shrine. Moreover, his tomb is built over a series of cellars which may have formed part of an earlier temple. A tradition, the Anis al-Arwah, suggests that the Sandal Khana is built on the site of Shadi Dev’s Temple" (4)
Source : Hindu Temples & What happened to them Volume II by Sitaram Goel. Pages 147-148.

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