(4/n) It is clear that India at the time when Muslim invaders turned towards it (8 to 11th century) was the earth's richest region for its wealth in precious and semi-precious stones, gold and silver, religion and culture, and its fine arts and letters.

(5/n) Tenth century Hindustan was also too far advanced than its contemporaries in the East and the West for its achievements in the realms of speculative philosophy and scientific theorising, mathematics and knowledge of nature's workings.

(6/n) Hindus of the early medieval period were unquestionably superior in more things than the Chinese, the Persians (including the Sassanians), the Romans and the Byzantines of the immediate preceding centuries.

(7/n) The followers of Siva and Vishnu on this subcontinent had created for themselves a society more mentally evolved-joyous and prosperous too-than had been realised by the Jews, Christians, and Muslim monotheists of the time.

(8/n) Ancient Hindu temple architecture is the most awe-inspiring, ornate and spellbinding architectural style found in the world. (Gothic art of cathedrals in France is the only other religious architecture that is comparable with the intricate architecture of Hindu temples).

(9/n) No artist of any historical civilisation has ever revealed the same genius as ancient Hindustan's artists and artisans. Their minds filled with venom against the idol- worshippers of Hindustan, the Muslims destroyed a large number of ancient Hindu temples.

(10/n) This is a historical fact, mentioned by Muslim chroniclers and others of the time.
A number of temples were merely damaged and remained standing. But a large number-not hundreds but many thousands-of the ancient temples were broken into shreds of cracked stone.

(11/n) In the ancient cities of Varanasi and Mathura, Ujjain and Maheshwar, Jwalamukhi and Dwarka, not one temple survives whole and intact from the ancient times.
They also slaughtered a lot of Hindus. Virtually every Hindu temple built in ancient times is a perfect work of art.

(12/n) So morally degenerate were the Muslim Sultans that, rather than attract Hindu "infidels" to Islam through personal example and exhortation, they just built mosques at the sites of torn down temples-and foolishly pretended they had triumphed over minds and culture of Hindus

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(13/n) Kailas temple at Ellora indicated a will power, a creative imagination, and an intellect eager to take on the greatest of artistic challenges. The forefathers and descendants of those who built the magnificent temples of Bhojpur and Thanjavur, Konark and Kailas......

(14/n) ....invented mathematics and brain surgery, created mind-body disciplines (yoga) of astonishing power, and built mighty empires would almost certainly have attained technological superiority over Europe.

(15/n) Priceless piece. Must be read in full. Here is the scanned pdf copy of the piece. Sitaram Goel excerpted it in his book 'Hindu Temples - What Happened To Them'.
Must remember: The Abrahamics nurture a deep inferiority complex towards Hinduism, so they try to destroy it.

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