The Akshayvat tree located at the Akshayvat Hanumar temple in the Shrikashi Vishwanath temple complex had collapsed in the month of April. (file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate his dream project Shrikashi Vishwanath Dham on 13th December in Varanasi. Before that, politics has started regarding Vishwanath Dham. Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav tweeted a 36-second video on Tuesday morning. Along with the video, he wrote that the ‘decay’ of those who hurt ‘Akshayavat’ in Kashi is certain. The BJP is constantly attacking the public sentiment and public sentiments due to political arrogance. The people of Uttar Pradesh will uproot the BJP. #BJP_finished….
However, it was not clear when Akhilesh Yadav shared the video. At the same time, experts say that the video tweeted by Akhilesh Yadav is more than 7 months old.
The tree was destroyed 7 months ago
The Akshayvat tree located at the Akshayvat Hanuman temple in the Shrikashi Vishwanath temple complex had suddenly collapsed in the month of April. According to Mahant Neel Kumar Mishra and Bachha Pathak of Akshayvat Hanuman Mandir, the virtuous tree was demolished due to the gross negligence of the PSP company, which is doing the work of Shrikashi Vishwanath Dham. During that time the forest department team had inspected and talked about preserving the tree. The temple administration officials had also assured that all possible measures would be taken to preserve the tree anew.
Since then no one has paid attention to it and a valuable mythological heritage has been destroyed. What’s more, during the planting of marble in the past, the root of the tree was also removed. Along with this the Deity of Hanumanji was also removed.
This tree was in three places in the country
According to mythological belief, there was only Akshayavat tree in Prayagraj, Gaya and Kashi across the country. According to the pilgrim priests of Kashi, there is the greatness of performing Pind Daan under a tree in Gaya, shaving the head under a tree in Prayagraj and offering food to Dandi Swami under a tree in Kashi. Hanumanji is present in three forms at all three places. Hanumanji is lying in Prayagraj, sitting in Gaya and standing in Kashi.