Another View of the Temple
of the place
Gor-Khuttree literally means the 'Warriors Grave,'
although there are no traces of any grave here. It is perhaps the oldest
citadel in the ancient city of Peshawar.
Buddha's alms or begging bowl was
displayed here at one time. After the decline of Buddhism in the region
following the invasion by Huns and Sassanians, it became a bastion for Hindu worship
A few of the comments after the temple was rededicated in 2011:
- Very interesting news indeed --- Prabhansu (October 25, 2011)
- This amazing and indeed wonderful story heightens the spirit of Sri Sri Kali Puja and Deepavali/Diwali for me to the greatest extent.It also strengthens my conviction (yet again) that ardent belief conjoined with humongous activism and endeavor can change the history once and for all.If, such, we do remain confident and strive without respite.Thank you a lot for informing me of this wonderful development.May I wish you, madam and son, to mark this occasion, a great Diwali.Your's truly, Animitra Chakrabarty (October 25, 2011)
- Wonderful. The Hindus of the world will be proud on you.Dr Jaganmoy Banerjee
- Congratulations!Please keep on doing the good work you do.
- Great gift indeed.Regards, Kanchan
- It is always good to hear such good news from you and Shefali. Wish you all a very Happy and prosperous Diwali.
Raj & Prem (October 25, 2011)
- Great Job Sachi da. Please convey my best wishes to Mr. Shabbir Imam for his efforts to restore the Temple. The world will be a much better place if there are more people like him. Ramen Nandi
- Shubh deepavali Sachi, Shefali and Shubo and other family members.
What a pleasant gift this new is for the Diwali. A Shiv temple restored and those who have remained Hindus against immense pressure, and all those who were forcibly converted, this must a day of joy.
Great work Sachi. Geeta
- Congratulations Sachi kaku! Great work. Tito Sinha (October 25, 2011)
- Good News. Mohit Roy
- Great accomplishment! Congratulations! Ratna Karmakar
- Shubho Deepavali. A great job done by you. Regards, Moloy Dhar
- I am delighted to see Shiva temple in pre-Islamic Peshawar has remained and now being protected with effort of liberal Islamic person who not only showed his interest for such an archaeological piece for old Hindu civilization one time was present in a country where fundamentalist are destroying some Buddha’s statue not far from that region. I hope person like this (Imam) who communicated with you deserve our appreciation and thanks and our hearty greetings on this auspicious Dewali festival. I hope every Pakistani people try to understand our feelings for our old heritage and share with us common heritage and be proud of it. God is for all and not separately created different religion for fighting and destroying part of our creation by God. Please forward my Email to him as I respect this person from my heart and believe more Pakistani people will come forward and respect our religion and culture the same way we in India preserve and proud of many Moghul architecture and name many places with old heritage of Moghul Rules.Accept my Dewali greetings. Dr. Samir Datta (October 25, 2011)
- You and your work are truly a gift to people. You both set a good example to me of what service to others can look like. Happy Diwali to you! Joy Karim
- Great news about the temple in Peshawar -- an incredible achievement. The news in indeed a special Diwali Gift!!!
Our best wishes will stay with you always in all your wonderful endeavours.
Dolly and Kamaleshda
- It feels great to learn that race/religious relationships are improving in Pakistan/Afghanistan.
Hopefully reason and humanity will prevail over bigotry and parochialism.
Hats off to all those responsible for this great step towards Harmony. Atri Guha (October 27, 2011)
- Dear Mr Shabbir Hussain Imam, Journalist - Peshawar, PakistanI am not a religious person so another new temple is not important to me. But your courage in an Islamic country to reopen a heritage temple is amazing. Congratulations for your concern for human rights and heritage. It also raises our hopes that Pakistan Court can stand up to deliver such justice in place like Peshawar, close to Taliban land.Thanks, Mohit Ray, Kolkata India (October 27, 2011)