There has not been any Indian in past one thousand years who could match Ahilyabai Holkar in her commitment to preserve Hindu culture and civilisation.
Ahilyabai Holkar restored many temples destroyed by alien bigoted rulers from 12 century onwards.Somnath and Kashi Vishwanath temples being among them.
How has our political class and civil society since 1947 remembered her contribution?
It speaks of anti- Hindu ecosystem created by Nehru and his biological & political successors.
We need to build some big memorial for Ahilyabai so that future generations never forget her role.
It is not a question of correction of historical wrongs.It is question of our very survival- preserving our civilisation.
A nation- state rooted in its civilisation is a durable and a confident nation- state.
Kashi: Central Government should name a major road in Kashi after Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Maharaja Ranjit Singh gold plated two shrines. One was Golden temple and second was Kashi Vishwanath temple. He donated 800 kg. of gold for goldplating of domes of Vishwanath temple in 1835. The Temple was rebuilt earlier by Ahilyabhai Holkar in 1780 after its demolition by bigot Aurangzeb.
Guru Tegh Bahadur spent lot of time in Kashi.
Guru Gobind Singh sent five Nirmalas to study Sanskrit in Kashi. This centre still continues.
The author Ramesh Tamiri writes on Indian History and culture with deep insight and authority. He is an expert on Kashmir history and affairs.