Guwahati, Feb 19: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that the mythological site is situated in ancient Kamrup in Assam.
After the controversy on the existence of ‘Bhimashankar Jyotirling’ in the Assam, the political atmosphere of both Assam and Maharashtra has become hot.
During a visit to the ‘Bhimashankar Dham Jyotirlinga Temple’ at Pamohi in Guwahati, Sarma said the advent of ‘Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga’ took place in ‘Kamrup Pradesh’ as per the ‘Shiva Puran’.
Speaking to media persons, CM Sarma said, “The ‘puran’ has descriptions of Dakini hill, Kamrup and the king of Kamrup. It is clearly written in the ‘Shiv Puran’ that ‘Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga’ is in Kamrup.This is our belief Maharashtra may have its beliefs. Other places in India also have their beliefs regarding Lord Shiva,”.
A controversy had recently erupted with leaders from Maharashtra cutting across political lines objecting to an Assam government advertisement with the claims.
Traditionally, the Shiva temple at Bhimashankar near Pune is considered to be the sixth of the 12 ‘Jyotirlingas’ in the country.
According to Hindu mythology, the places from where Lord Shiva emerged are known as ‘Jyotirlingas’.
“There is no need for any controversy. Lord Shiva is everywhere in India and this shows the strength of the Indian ‘Sanatani’ culture. This Bhimashankar temple has been here for thousands of years,” Sarma said.
The CM also said according to him, the Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray faction lost its symbol as a fallout of the ‘Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga’ episode.
“I feel that is why Shiv Sena’s symbol vanished. Does anyone play politics with God? I cannot tell this scientifically, but from the point of my belief, I can say that they faced a problem the very next day,” Sarma said.
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