Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirth Kshetra Trust should have allowed a team of experts to carry out a scientific excavation at the Ram Janmabhoomi site at Ayodhya, according to eminent archaeologist K K Muhammad. “It would have been in the fitness of things, if they had conducted a scientific excavation in the presence of experts. This would have silenced the Left historians for ever,” added Muhammad. Muhammed was one of the members of the team of archaeologists led by B B Lal who first conducted the excavations at the site. The team had conclusively claimed that a temple existed at the site before the mosque was built.
Talking to Indus Scrolls, Muhammad admitted that the latest recovery of idols and artefacts were “substantial” and a few pieces were “some 200 years older than those what we got in the previous excavation”. However, he said a professional approach should have been taken “since the ownership rights over the land have been settled by the Supreme Court”.
Carvings on sandstone, Shiv Ling and pillars were excavated when the land levelling work was underway at Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya. Making the announcement, Champat Rai, General Secretary of the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirth Kshetra Trust, said, “discovered pillars in the debris of the structure and carvings on sandstone. Found a Shivling there and a similar one at Kuber Teela.”
According to Rai, the malba is being removed and land being levelled at the site from the past 10 days after due permission from district authorities.
Ever since the first phase of construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya started on May 11 many objects have been discovered during excavation, said Rai. VHP spokesperson Vinod Bansal said that it includes many objects of archaeological importance like flowers made of stone, Kalash, Aamalak, Dorjamb etc.
Apart from this, during the excavation, a 5 feet Shiva Linga, 7 pillars of black touchstone, 6 pillars of red sandstone and broken idols of gods and goddesses were also been discovered.