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After controversy, students make Taj Mahal rangoli at Pushkar

The Taj Mahal is in the eye of the storm since BJP leaders like Sangeet Som and Vinay Katiyar of Uttar Pradesh attempted to create controversy by referring to the world heritage building as a structure built on ruins of a Shiva temple and refused to accept it as part of Indian culture.

jaipur Updated: Oct 29, 2017 19:15 IST
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Students of Pragya Bal Niketan made a replica of the Taj Mahal with colours and lit lamps during Deepdan ceremony in Pushkar on Sunday.
Students of Pragya Bal Niketan made a replica of the Taj Mahal with colours and lit lamps during Deepdan ceremony in Pushkar on Sunday.(Deepak Sharma/HT Photo)

Students of a school in Pushkar on Sunday gave a befitting reply to those trying to create controversy over the Taj Mahal, by making a rangoli during Deepdan ceremony at Brahma Ghat in Pushkar fair.

Class 8 and 9 students of Pragya Bal Niketan made a replica of the Taj Mahal with colours and lit lamps during the ceremony.

The Taj Mahal is in the eye of the storm since BJP leaders like Sangeet Som and Vinay Katiyar of Uttar Pradesh attempted to create controversy by referring to the world heritage building as a structure built on ruins of a Shiva temple and refused to accept it as part of Indian culture.

“This symbol of love has fascinated people since its inception, transcending boundaries of countries, religion, cast and creed,” said Priyanka, a class 8 student.

“We chose the Taj Mahal as our subject because through it we want to send a message of love, which is the basis of every religion in the world,” said Eklavya, another student.

When asked about the controversy, the students said, “Dragging the Taj Mahal into the controversy is not desirable, people should refrain from doing so.”