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Jagdish Temple is a huge Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan. A big tourist attraction, the temple was originally called the temple of Jagannath Rai but is now called Jagdish-ji. It is a major monument in Udaipur. The Jagdish Temple is raised on a tall terrace and was finished in 1651. It attaches a double-storey Mandapa (hall) to a double-story saandhara (with a covered ambulatory) sanctum. The mandapa has an additional storey tucked inside its pyramidal samavarna (bell-roof) even though the hollow clustered spire above the sanctum includes two far more, nonfunctional stories.
Lanes taking off from a lot of of the sheharpanah (city wall) converge on the Jagdish Temple. It was developed by Maharana Jagat Singh Ist in 1651. It is an instance of Māru-Gurjara Architecture.
By Daniel Mennerich on 2013-ten-21 06:03:58
Caste program is the bane of the Indian society. It divides and keeps the Indian society into sectarian groups and classes. The roots of the caste system are traced back to time immemorial days, the age of the Vedas or Puranas. Although a single see discriminates among the castes as upper and decrease castes on the basis of their origin, an additional view traces the origin of the castes to varnas which classifies the caste technique on the basis of their functions.
It is an irony regardless of of the growth of culture and civilization in the modern day India nevertheless the caste system prevails and plays a predominant part in the Indian politics and society.
The Indian government, maybe realizing the problems of eradicating the caste technique from India, is offering the reservation program to the socially and economically backward castes in the educational institutions and in giving employment opportunities.
At the exact same time, the Indian Government has enacted laws to get rid of untouchability amongst the so referred to as reduce castes, by particularly declaring untouchability as a social evil, sin and a crime towards humanity and God. It even prosecutes the offenders beneath the provisions of Untouchability Act.
Although the differences among the caste technique continue to be deep rooted, unscrupulous politicians exploit them to their best benefit in the program of elections and in reality the vested interests in politics want to perpetuate the caste system. As a result communal tensions and clashes between different communities periodically happen and therefore the caste distinctions become deep rooted and the caste system will get perpetuated.
Recently in a remote village namely Uthapuram in Madurai District in Tamil Nadu, the caste technique manifested itself in the form of a wall known as ‘Untouchability Wall’.It separated the residential regions of two castes, the people of routine caste on the a single hand and the people of ‘Pillaimar community’ on the other hand.
In the yr 1999,when the Southern districts of Tamil Nadu had the worst communal clashes, this specific village ‘Uthapuram’ also received contaminated with communal clashes,in which a number of persons died in each castes. Unable to bear the onslaughts of caste clashes, a few households of Pillaimar community deserted their village and went to Tirupur, a textile city, to eke out their livelihood and still they are residing there. The impugned ‘caste wall’ was raised to some distance by some Pillaimars in their patta land so as to prevent the invasion or intrusion or the cost-free motion of the ‘people of the pallar community’ (schedule castes men and women regarded by the upper castes as untouchables) who are residing on the other side of the wall.
In March, 2008, the existence of ‘the caste wall’ or popularly recognized as the ‘wall of untouchability’ came into light in a popular day-to-day via the efforts of a political party, CPI (M).It called upon the government to get rid of ‘the caste wall’ fixing a deadline, which led to dramatic events at Uthapuram village. The CPI(M), even threatened to get rid of the wall, if the government did not come forward to do it.
Immediately, the Madurai District Collector camped at Uthapuram village and held numerous rounds of talks with the Pillaimar neighborhood for the removal of ‘the caste wall’.Led by their leader Mr.Murugesan, the Pillaimar neighborhood, known as on the government to set up a police station in the Uhapuram village so as to safeguard them and to have talks with them. On the guidelines of the government, the District Collector dismantled a portion of the wall therefore paving the way for the motion of men and women on either side of the wall.
Protesting the action of the government, the complete Pillaimar neighborhood vacated the Uthapuram village and went to a close by hill and camped there temporarily. Staying in the open chilly air affected the health of the young young children with fever and diarrhea But the Pillaimar neighborhood refused to accept any health care support extended by the government and also refused to come back to their village till their demands were met. It was actually pathetic to see thousands of people camping at the hilly tract in the open air and remained adamant in spite of of facing a lot of odds and threats like illness, wild animals like jackals and innumerable venomous snakes.
Right after a week, 1 A.C.Shanmugam, a common leader of a political outfit, managed to persuade the Pillaimar community to return back to their village, by arranging and fixing an appointment with the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for more talks.Now Uthapuram village stays calm without any communal issue.But the differences in between the two caste communities are alive.
Therefore the institution of caste remains a sensitive and volatile situation in India and time and again, it raises its ugly head, both in politics or society.
The Deccan Chronicle (daily)