Lord Shiva is everywhere, he doesn't need a structure, says Kangana Ranaut
Commenting on the Gyanvapi issue, Actor Kangana Ranaut, who was at the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi on Wednesday, said that Lord Shiva is omnipresent and did not need a "structure" to prove his existence.
Ranaut, known for her combative and often controversial remarks, offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple along with the team of her upcoming film "Dhaakad" on Wednesday.
"Just like there is Lord Krishna in every particle of Mathura and Lord Ram in every particle of Ayodhya, there is Lord Shiva in every particle of Kashi. He doesn't need a structure, he is present in every particle," the actor told reporters when she was asked to express her opinion on the ongoing case of the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi Mosque complex.
She signed off with a "Har Har Mahadev" chant.
The mosque is located close to the iconic Kashi Vishwanath temple and the local court is hearing a plea by a group of women seeking permission for daily prayers before the idols on its outer walls.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court has asked the local court to resume hearings on Friday when it will also hear a case on the validity of a video survey of the Gyanvapi mosque complex.
On May 17, the Supreme Court had directed the district magistrate of Varanasi to ensure protection of an area inside the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex where a 'Shivling' is said to have been found during a survey and allowed Muslims to offer 'namaz' and perform "religious observances".
The claimed finding on the last day of the survey on Monday reignited the mandir-masjid debate over the complex.
A commission appointed by a court here to conduct a videographic survey of the complex submitted its report on Thursday, an advocate said.