Varanasi: The figure seen in the middle of the Vazukhana of the disputed Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi is nothing but the Shivling of Tarakeswar Mahadev and not that of Swayambhu Adi Visheshwar. This claim has been made by none other than Vadmitra Vijay Shankar Rastogi on behalf of the ancient idol Swayambhu Visheshwar in the case going on in the Civil Court of Varanasi since 1991.
In the Kashi Vishwanath and Gyanvapi Masjid case issued in the Civil Court of Varanasi since 1991, advocate Vijay Shankar Rastogi, on behalf of Adi Visheshwar, has told that an old map of the Vishwanath temple, which was built by James Prinsep, the immediate Varanasi District Magistrate, during the British rule. had gone. He says that the map has been done in the History of Banaras written by Dr. A. S. Altekar (Head of Department, BHU Varanasi) and has told which places were the temples of which deities. Where the survey has been done, locating it at the place of Vaju, prima facie, according to that map, it indicates the Tarakeswar temple.
Vadmitra Vijay Shankar Rastogi has further said that, 'Because the place of Vaju was Tarakeswar temple, which was demolished and made flat, then the Shivling that has come to the fore, if it is a Shivling, then it belongs to the same Tarakeswar Mahadev. I can say this prima facie with determination.