Original Name: Vishnupada Temple
Renamed as a symbol of Islamic atrocities: Humayun’s tomb
There is photographic evidence to prove that the site and material used to construct Humayun’s tomb belongs to an ancient Vishnu temple. The original name of the temple was “Vishnupada Temple”. “Pada” means “Charan” or “feet.”
White Quartz pillars are found stark against the red sandstone walls of Humayun’s tomb clearly indicate that they are from an entirely different structure. The quartz pillars are inferring us to conclude that either the material from a demolished Hindu temple and (or) that the tomb was actually built on a demolished Hindu temple.
The white quartz structure which is a remnant of the ancient temple
is far more eroded than the red-sandstone rectangular structure dating to
Moghul times. Science along with years of archeological surveys from around the world has proven that sandstone erodes faster than quartz. The fact that the sandstone structure is in better shape compared to the quartz pillars proves that the quartz pillars belong to a different era, predating the sandstone anatomy.
“Feet” of Lord Vishnu
Further evidence to prove that Humayun’s tomb was indeed an ancient Hindu
Temple comes from the actual presence of the “feet” of Lord Vishnu carved into stone. So questions come:
- Since when exactly did Muslims start fascinating feet?
- What is the significance of feet in Islam?
- In a predominantly monotheistic religion that preaches its followers to bow down in front of no one, other than Allah, is it not interesting to find a pair of feet in a Muslim emperor’s
- Were these the feet of Humayun himself carved and meant to be revered and worshiped for posterity?
- The tomb was, after all, sanctioned and built by his wife and consort. Could they have had the feet placed in the mausoleum?
- What was the purpose of the having a pair of carved feet in a mausoleum?
We are left with a lot of questions after taking a closer look at these photographs.
It is strictly forbidden by Islam law to worship or idolize a prophet or person in the form of imagery and doing so is considered blasphemous and punishable by Islamic law. On the contrary, Hindus worship, revere and show respect or subservience in the form of customarily touching the feet of those they regard holy or hold in high esteem.
“Feet” of God and Goddess in Hindu Temples
On the contrary, from the North to the South of India, many temples have the “feet” or “panda” or “Charnau” in Sanskrit or “Thiruvadigale” in Tamil present inside the sanctum sanctorum. There is a total of 106 Vishnu temples across India and Nepal known as Divya Desams. All these temples from Muktinath in Nepal to Tirumala in South India have the holy “feet” of Lord Vishnu inside the Garbha Graha.
It is also interesting to note that most Sanskrit and Tamil shlokas dedicated to Lord Vishnu, end with the phrases “Charanau Sharanam Prapadye” or “Divya Thiruvadigale Saranam Prapadye” meaning that the ultimate goal of one’s life was to reach or surrender at the holy feet of Lord. Both the words “Charanau” and “Thiruvadigale” mean “Feet” in Sanskrit and Tamil respectively, thus emphasizing the importance of “Saranagathi” or “Absolute Surrender” at the “Holy Feet” of Lord Vishnu in Vedic literature and spirituality. This proves that Hindus hold the symbol of “holy feet” in high reverence. It is thus quite common for a Hindu temple to have the “Charan” of Lord Vishnu in clear view as a constant reminder to devotees that their ultimate goal in life is to attain Moksha or Liberation at the Holy Feet of Lord Vishnu.
The photo of ‘Vishnu’s footprint’ at Humayun Tomb, New Delhi is reproduced from page 78 of “The World of Ancient India,” translated into English (from G. Le Bon’s original French book published in the 19th century) by David Macrae, Tudor Publishing co., New York, 1974.
The photo proves that the so-called Humayun mausoleum was once an ancient Hindu temple palace. Archeologists are blissfully ignorant and claim they have never seen these footprints, which indicates that they are heir to a lot of non-information and misinformation.
Humayun is not at all buried in Delhi. According to Farishta’s Chronicle (English translation by John Briggs, Vol. II, page 174), Humayun is buried in Agra. While according to Abul Fazal (Elliot & Dowson, Vol. VI, page 22), Humayun lies buried in Sirhind.
A photo reproduced from page 78-79 of ‘The World of Ancient India’ shows that the site where the so-called Humayun Tomb stands today was the site of an ancient Vishnu Temple.
‘Vishnu Pada’ (विष्णुपद) or ‘Vishnu Charan’ (विष्णुचरण) temples are significant in context of the legend that Vishnu in the form of Vamana strode across the world and planted his feet at three sites on earth.
Muslims must realise how their Hindu forefathers – Kafirs – and their cultural heritage – Hindu Structures – were forcefully converted to Islam. And they must unite with Hindus to intensify the movement of reclaiming their cultural heritage back.