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B The Untold History of the Somnath Temple Talk to the Moon! esides granting the Opening of the Spiritual Heart, His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi’s image on the Moon can also converse in any language. However, the discourse between you and His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi’s image on the Moon is not one that is heard by the physical ears. The Spiritual Heart is a tool of communication; it receives and sends information. Whatever question you ask His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi’s image on the Moon, you will get the answer in your heart. In order to communicate with His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi’s image, follow these steps: Shocking information about one of Hinduism’s most sacred sites O 1 Look at His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi’s image on the Moon. 2 Ask your question. You can either say it out loud or simply think about it. 3 You will receive the answer in your heart. The image of HDE Gohar Shahi on the Moon can also spiritually heal ailments. Simply look at His Divine Eminence’s image and ask him to heal you. The image of His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi on the Moon can be your saviour. In times of calamity and adversity, when you feel helpless, look to the Moon and call upon His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi for help. There is no condition for his help. You don’t have to believe in a certain religion or be from a particular nation. Your gender and sexual orientation do not matter. Just say, ‘Gohar Shahi, help me.’ No matter who you are, HDE Gohar Shahi’s help will arrive swiftly without any delay. 18 THE TRUE MEHDI • ISSUE 04 • SEPT 2017 ne of the most interesting sites of Hindu reverence is the legendary Somnath Temple (Temple of the Moon God) in Gujarat, India. It is one the twelve jyotirlinga pilgrimage sites, which are believed to be locations where Lord Shiva (a form of the Supreme Being and Creator of the Universe) made an appearance. A jyotirlinga is the main statue found in the temple. Worshippers at the Somnath Temple believe that the Lord lives in the Moon. According to traditions of Hinduism - which is more accurately described as Sanatan Dharma - the Moon is the storehouse of Soma, an elixir of immortality which only deities could drink. Throughout history, the Somnath Temple was destroyed and reconstructed on numerous occasions. According to accounts, one particularly brutal raid was done in 1024 by Mahmud of Ghazni, a Turkish-Afghan ruler whose objective was to rob the temple which was home to riches like pure gold and brilliant jewels. In order to glorify their ruler, Turkish and Persian writers of the time portrayed Mahmud’s burglary as a religious victory of Muslims over Hindus. Winston Churchill rightfully said, ‘History is written by the victors.’ Therefore what we know of Mahmud’s invasion are the details that show him in a triumphant light. Not many details of his invasion are recorded from other sources, so history only explains how Mahmud plundered the Somnath Temple and destroyed its jyortirlinga. What isn’t so well-known is how many times Mahud attacked the Somnath Temple and failed to invade it - and why. His Holiness Younus AlGohar explains in light of his spiritual insight that the positioning of the Somnath Temple and the jyotirlinga inside it are of utmost importance. His Holiness reveals that Mahmud attempted to raid the Somnath Temple twelve times. Every time he tried, he failed. He was then advised that the reason he was unsuccessful was due to a mystical power protecting the temple. The Secret of Somnath Temple The jyortirlinga in the Somnath Temple was modelled after His Divine Eminence Gohar Shahi’s image on the Moon, which has existed since the creation of the universe. The positioning of the statue was such that on the 14th night of every month, concentrated rays of the Moon would fall upon it. Those who prayed to it at that time would have their prayers answered. During the era of Mahmud of Ghazni, there were many devotees who resided in the temple. One such disciple revered the principal statue in Somnath Temple so intensely that he managed to absorb the image in his heart. Mahmud was advised to kill the devotee whose heart housed the divine image and destroy the statue first in order to successfully raid the temple, for it was the power in the divine image of the Moon that was safeguarding the temple from his attacks. This is why Mahmud destroyed the jyortirlinga in the first instance and killed every worshipper in the temple for good measure. 500 devotees reportedly lost their lives and Mahmud of Ghazni stole 20 million dinars’ worth of treasure from the Somnath Temple. THE TRUE MEHDI • ISSUE 04 • SEPT 2017 19