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Senior residents of Sivasagar town demand action against removing of Shiva Linga

The senior residents of Sivasagar town demanded the district administration to re-install the Shiva Linga

Shiva Linga

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 April 2022 5:35 AM GMT

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SIVASAGAR: The senior residents of Sivasagar town demanded the district administration to re-install the Shiva Linga at its original place in the Garbha Griha of historic Shiva Dol in Sivasagar on Monday.

In a memorandum addressed to the Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner, the senior residents, comprising 83 years old Nitya Narayan Borgohain, 82 years old Ranjit Borgohain, senior physician Dr Prabuddha Prasad Chetia, noted social worker Saurav Chaliha and 22 others expressed grave concern on the removal of the Shiva Linga from the Garbha Griha of the Shiva Dol and the dismantling of other interiors. They alleged that the Shiva Linga was removed without performing any religious rituals which had hurt the sentiments of the people. They also expressed their concern over the felling and uprooting of the trees from the dol premises.

Condemning the activities as an act of total irresponsibility, irrationality and illegal, the senior residents demanded to take immediate steps to stop further dismantling activities for the time being maintaining status-quo and re-install the Shiva Linga in its original place. They also demanded action against those people who had illegally uprooted the trees and dismantled the religious symbols at the historic Shiva Dol. They also sent a copy to the Chief Minister.

Earlier, a public meeting was held at the Chau-Lung-Syukafa Indoor Stadium, near Phukan Nagar, Sivasagar on Sunday to discuss about the ongoing activities inside the historic Shiva Dol and its premises.

In the meeting which was chaired by Nitya Narayan Borgohain, the residents of Sivasagar town recalled the watching of dismantling the Shiva Linga, Nandi and other interiors in videos that went viral, as workers who were part of the act, allegedly removed deities without performing any religious rituals from the Garbha Griha of the Shiva Dol.

On the issue of cutting and uprooting of the trees at Dol premises, Dr Raj Kumar Gohain Baruah, noted botanist said that the trees could have been scientifically preserved instead of cutting and uprooting them. "Trees have been cut for the sake that their roots were acting as a destructive force on the dols. But, these could have been preserved by trimming the branches and cutting the giant roots," said Gohain Baruah. Speakers on the meeting expressed their displeasure on the activities on the dol premises and decided to submit a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Sivasagar and Chief Minister.

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