The general trend of the Histories, written, read and taught in schools and colleges have been one of eulogizing the foreigners and deprecating the Indian race, relying wholly on the biased records of the foreign historians and travelers.
S.T. Godbole translator of Six Glorious Epochs of Indian History by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
Just as a man lost in a dense forest on a dark night cannot see everything in its true perspective, in its form and color, as soon as he throws around him a flash-light from the electric torch in his travelling kit, and in that enlightened state of his mind can very easily find his way out, similarly very early in my college days, when I threw the electric search-light of the Indian Maratha(Peshva)national point of view on the then extensive but chaotic mass of details about the history of the Marathas, my mind too, became suddenly enlightened.
Vinayak Damodar Savakar, Six Glorious Epochs of Indian History.
The wisdom of this work, like unto an instrument of applying collyrium, hath opened the eyes of the inquisitive world blinded by the darkness. As the sun dispelleth the darkness, so doth the Bharata by its discourses on religion, profit, pleasure and final release, dispel the ignorance of men. As the moon by its mild light expandeth the buds of the water-lily, so this ancient book, by exposing the light of Scripture, hath expanded the intellect. By the lamp of history, which destroyeth the darkness of ignorance, the whole mansion of morality is properly and completely illuminated.
Adi Parva, The Mahabharata
The Mahabharata is called great both because of its length and the gravity of its import. It was thus said when all the Vidyas were weighed against the Mahabharata, the Bharata weighed heavier.
History is often written by the conquerors. Thus Indian History during the British colonial era is subject to interpretation because it was altered, and this would seem to be obvious to a sensible reader, since the Colonial Powers would not want history to record evil about them.
The British wrote or altered the Temple placard. They like to blame all wrongdoing against India on the Portuguese. The Portuguese were aligned with the Spanish. The Spanish wanted gold from India, everyone knew India had a lot of it, to fight war with the British. The Spanish Armada was defeated in 1588A.D. in the English Channel. That left India open for British conquest.
The British wanted to comeback and enjoy India’s sacred places after Indians converted and stopped looking at them as robbers. The Temple was razed and rebuilt around 1566A.D. according to the sign. The conquest of India was finished by 1667 A.D. by using Meppathur Narayana Bathiri’s life as a timeline.
One should perform a clockwise circular route in worshipping the Lord and observing the Temple features, and then make a wish at the inscribed wish-yielding Tree.