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Destroyed or Occupied Mandirs or Stupas in India

This is not my regular type of post.

We know from evidence that Mandirs and Stupas (and other monuments like universities) were demolished/occupied and often even replaced by invaders. Several historical accounts both contemporary and today acknowledge this. The legendary Sita Ram Goel made one of the first comprehensive study of the destroyed temples that dot the landscape of the Indian subcontinent. However, the list of these temples or other buildings are difficult to find (other than his original book). There is another book by Prafulla Goradia, namely 'Hindu Masjids' that speaks specifically about Hindu temples that are currently under occupation.

The main problem is that this information is difficult to find. Unless one is a scholar, or has a special inclination towards reading history - one cannot be expected to stumble upon this on their own.

Hence, it is important that a easy to find repository of all monuments with a wound is recorded for posterity. My own humble at…