Lakshman Prabhu

Lakshman Prabhu was a minister in the court of the Silhara dynasty that ruled the islands that today constitute the Indian city of Mumbai. He is known for overseeing the construction of the famous Walkeshwar Temple and the adjoining Banganga Tankin 1127 AD.This temple was then destroyed by the Portuguese and was rebuilt in 1711 in South Mumbai precincts of the Mumbai city [ [http://www.gsbkonkani.net/TEMPLES/BANGANGA%20SHRI%20WALKESHWAR.htm Banganga, Walkeshwar history] ] .

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PHOTOS from R. Kamath (Germany) "JEEVANT SAMADHI", SAMADHI OF His Holliness Shreemad Madhavendra Tirth Swamiji (1775) during his visit to Bombay on way to south India The 7th Pontiff of Shri Kashi Math Samasthan of G.S.B. Brahiminsnext to this the Eighteenth Pontiff of Shri Kashi Math Samasthan H.H. Shrimad Varadendra Tirtha Swamiji (1866- 1914) Ref. from the book of Prof. Shenai Bombay) The Tempel was re established in the History, in 1715 from the Legendare RAMA KAMATHI Treasurer of East India Co`s of 7 Island of Bombay later the Commander of native forces of the British Command in Bombay. at that time the poppulation of Malabar Hill was 40 and being the refuge for robbers, and unwanted elements, the owners of the village, GSB gave permissison to other Hindus to construct Temples and Dharmashalas without any cost, for ground, or rent. A recent decision of the High court, lays down that, the Shenvis claim is not founded on any solid basis and the Government now claims most of the Village, Hill and the properties. Walkeshwer at present with 24 Tempel and a place of Worship to hindus surrounding BANAGANGA.


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