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Bhagyalakshmi at Charminar is a legal temple By Kiran Kumar S
You might have heard about a book published 21 years back, Hindu Temples, What Happened To Them?
Volume 1 was by Arun Shourie, Harsh Narain, Jay Dubhashi, Ram Swarup and Sita Ram Goel : http://www.voiceofdharma.org/books/htemples1/
Volume 2 was by Sita Ram Goel : http://www.voiceofdharma.org/books/htemples2/
Source: Bhagyalakshmi Temple
From Books :
Read the current Government of India Minister, and former Under-Secretary-General of United Nations, Shashi Tharoor’s book Elephant, Tiger & Cellphone. On page 42 he describes Bhagyalakshmi Temple at Charminar clearly. The key takeaway from this very learned man’s book is this: “But at the foot of the city’s most famous monument, the four-turreted Charminar, sits a Hindu temple to the goddess Mahalakshmi, the priests chanting their mantras for centuries under the celebrated Islamic minarets.”
The book’s online link is here -> http://books.google.co.in/books?id=uqvpZutXN7cC&lpg=PA42&pg=PA42#v=onepage&q&f=false
Read Srikanta Ghosh’s Indian Democracy Derailed : Politics and Politicians, published in 1997. On pages 73-74 he gives some key information. Srikanta Ghosh was with the Law Research Institute of Calcutta.
The book’s online link is here: http://books.google.co.in/books?id=RGyO0E86X1oC&lpg=PA74&pg=PA74#v=onepage&q&f=false
– The Charminar temple was in her memory.
– Even now (in 1997 when the book was written), a Harijan woman is the trustee of the temple.
– Bhagyalakshmi temple’s desecration on November 23, 1979, has no parallel. See this clipping from the book, for more details of why the temple was attacked in 1979.
Read Roshen Dalal’s book (page 220) where it is described as to why Goddess Lakshmi is linked to Charminar’s guard.
This is more from the local stories -> http://books.google.co.in/books?id=DH0vmD8ghdMC&lpg=PA220&pg=PA220#v=onepage&q&f=false