28.4 C
Saturday, October 16, 2021


yes punjab punjabi redirection


ajaib ghar

sarkari naukri



sports club

kisan sarkari naukri


Markfed Sept to Nov



Why ‘Ayodhya Naresh’ is not party to the dispute?

- Advertisement -

Ayodhya, Aug 15, 2019-

He is ‘Ayodhya Naresh — the king of Ayodhya — and yet he is not a stakeholder in the Ram Janmabhoomi dispute.

Vimlendra Mohan Prasad Misra is a descendant of the rulers of Ayodhya and continues to be referred to as “Ayodhya Naresh” or “Raja Ayodhya” to this very day.

However, he is not a descendant of Lord Ram — Ram was a Thakur and Misra is a Brahmin.

In his late fifties, he is locally known as ‘Pappu Bhaiyya’ and has even had a brief stint with politics when he unsuccessfully contested the 2009 Lok Sabha elections on a Bahujan Samaj Party ticket. He has not dabbled in politics ever since.

Misra, incidentally, is the first male heir to be born into the family over several generations. Others before him had been adopted.

Consequently, a security ring was thrown around him. Later he had a younger brother Shailendra Mohan Misra. His son Yatindra Mohan Misra is a well known litterateur.

Due to security reasons, Vimlendra Mohan Misra was not sent to the prestigious Doon school in Dehradun, but was schooled at a local one.

Till he turned 14, he was not allowed to play with boys his age. He did not fly because his grandmother did not let him. He did not join politics because his mother was against it.

His grandfather, Jagdambika Pratap Narain Singh, used to hunt tigers. Two of the countless rooms in the palace are filled with his trophies. As for himself, he is content with parasailing.

The royal family of Ayodhya also has a South Korean connection. Earlier the royal family had traced its roots back to Bhojpur’s landlord, Sadanand Pathak.

In South Korean literature, Ayodhya is referred to as “Ayuta”. The Korean text, “Samguk Yusa”, authored by the monk Iryon, mentions the temple city’s Korean connection.

Some 2,000 years ago, Ayodhya’s princess Suriratna sailed to Kaya kingdom, now Kimhae city in South Korea. She fell in love with its ruler, Kim Suro, and they got married.

This ancient cultural relationship was initiated in 1997 when a South Korean delegation headed by B.M. Kim, a descendent of King Suro, visited Ayodhya.

Vimlendra Mohan Misra had then said that “When we came to know of the Korean connection, it was a big surprise for us.”

The former ruler of Ayodhya was invited by the then South Korean Prime Minister Kim Jong-pil for the annual memorial ceremony of King Suro. The South Korean government has also installed a monument in Ayodhya in their former queen’s memory.

According to sources, Vimlendra Mohan Misra desperately plays down his royal lineage because he has taken keen interest in politics.

He refuses to be photographed in his royal attire and insists that he is as common as others.

Ayodhya Naresh is now keen to give a new identity to Ayodhya and plans to convert a part of his sprawling palace into a heritage hotel. Misra, for reasons best known to him, has kept himself out of Ayodhya’s temple politics.

His supporters say that the decision is well thought out because he is held in high esteem by both, Muslims and Hindus. He does not wish to antagonize either of the groups by taking sides.

“The ‘shiladaan’ programme in 2002 was toned down only after the intervention of Ayodhya Naresh. The then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had personally asked him for help. The event was designed for a confrontation between the two communities,” said a veteran journalist.

When contacted for his views on the prevailing situation in the Ayodhya dispute, Misra refused to be drawn into a conversation and repeatedly said: ‘No comments’.

He may not have been a success in politics but has surely mastered the art of staying out of politics.  (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected






Indian Population

In the light of the population explosion debate – by Nirendra Dev

Mizoram has made news -- not necessarily for the wrong reasons but certainly for quite unexpected reasons. North-Eastern India generally makes news due to...
Terrorists Shadow

Tackling the resurgence of jihad in Kashmir – by Amjad Ayub Mirza

With three encounters taking place in less than 24 hours between October 10 and 11, terrorist insurgency has effectively resurged in the Kashmir Valley....

Present Peculiar Scenario of DSGMC post 2021 Elections – by Inder Mohan Singh

The management of the historical Gurdwaras of Delhi came into the hands of local Sikh electorate after enforcement of ‘Delhi Sikh Gurdwaras Act 1971...


Health & Fitness

Loss of loved one

3 tips to heal from the loss of a loved one

New Delhi, Oct 16, 2021- Is there a certain time period to wait to heal from losing a loved one? This is a difficult question to answer, but very important to ask. I personally get asked this question a lot, and my response is always the same: "It takes as long as it takes." Some people want to know...

Gadgets & Tech