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New Delhi: National shooter Tara Sahdev has alleged that her husband Rakibul Hasab aka Ranjit Kumar Kohli assaulted her because of her refusal to convert to Islam. Rakibul kept Tara under confinement for one month and tortured her and forced her to convert her religion to Islam.
According to Tara, her husband made her starve and did not let her meet anybody. He threatened to beat her up and on her refusal to convert her religion, he assaulted her badly.
After one month of torture, Tara decided to report her saga to State National Commission for Women’s chief, Mahua Manjhi and BJP leader Ajay Nath Shahdev.
Hinduism is not just a faith: President New Delhi, June 23: Hinduism is not just a faith, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday, as he received a copy of the “Encyclopaedia of Hinduism” at an inter-religious gathering.
Speaking on the occasion, Mukherjee complimented Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji of the Parmarth Niketan for undertaking the “massive effort” of bringing out the encyclopaedia. Swami Saraswatiji is the founder chairman of India Heritage Research Foundation,
The president said that Hindu religious philosophy identified ‘dharma’, ‘artha’, ‘kama’ and ‘moksh’ as the foremost objectives of a human being, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said. Quoting former president and noted philosopher S.Radhakrishnan, Mukherjee said Hinduism was not just a faith, but the union of reason and intuition that cannot be defined but is only to be experienced.
He said the basic tenet of Hinduism was happiness, health and enlightenment for everyone and suffering, pain and agony for none.
The president quoted Mahatma Gandhi to say: “If I were asked to define the Hindu creed, I should simply say: Search after truth through non-violent means. A man may not believe in God and still call himself a Hindu. “Hinduism is a relentless pursuit after truth… Hinduism is the religion of truth. Truth is God. Denial of God we have known. Denial of truth we have not known.”
Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were BJP leaders L.K. Advani, ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Uma Bharti, Karan Singh, chairman of Auroville Foundation, Swami Saraswatiji and R.K. Pachauri, head of TERI.
Among the religious leaders present on the occasion were Acharya Lokesh Muni, Fr Anil Jose Tomas Couto, the Archbishop of Delhi, Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, the vice president of the Muslim Personal Law Board, Giani Gurubachan Singh, the chief Jathedar of Akal Takht, and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
Abstract of speech (Translated from Hindi) given by P.P.Sarsanghchalak Man.
Mohanji Bhagwat on the Occasion of Shri Vijayadashami-2013 (Sunday 13th Oct.)
The Navami is celebrated all over Bharatavarsha offering worship to Goddess Sakthi and weapons.
Dasami is known as the day for Seemolanghan, i.e. the day for transcending the boundary. Today these two auspicious occasions have come together. We all know that our nation is faced with intricate and challenging problems, and it is for us to wake up our latent strength and overcome these problems through our hard work. The different types of problems confronting us have been persisting for a long time now and are taking serious turns. In a democratic polity, when those who are responsible to ensure the security and progress of the nation lack the necessary competence to face up to the task and even their very intentions are questionable, it becomes incumbent upon the samaj to put in its efforts with dedication and valour to overcome the challenges. A cursory glance would suffice to convince us of the enormity of the challenges we are facing. Since every year the nature of such challenges and ways of their resolutions is being discussed in detail on this platform on similar occasions, I would rather deal with them very briefly now.
The economic condition of the nation has an instant and direct bearing on the day-to-day routine and life of the common people. Presently the common people in our country are reeling under the unbearable weight of unending price-rise. Just two years back, loud noises were being made about making our country an economic super-power of the world. But today we are in search of means to arrest the trend of fall in the value of rupee so as to tide over the imminent economic crisis; i.e. fiscal deficit, current account deficit and depleting foreign exchange reserve, and the resultant economic crisis have now become the hot topic of common discourse. Stagnating economic growth, steep rise in foreign debt in comparison to Gross Domestic Product, etc. bear ample testimony to the fact that we are taking our economy in the wrong direction. However, what is more surprising is the refusal of the government to change the course and its continuation with its rigid policies. In the field of production, policies are formulated in such a way to deny the ownership to domestic entrepreneurs and entrust means of production to foreign hands. Small-scale entrepreneurs, small-time industrialists, retail businessmen and others, who contribute the major portion of the national income, are pushed into a difficult situation by our own government, in which they are compelled to compete with foreign entrants on uneven terms. As a result, a big question mark hangs on the future prospects of the domestic entrepreneurs, the self-reliance of the nation, and entrepreneurship of the society. Job
opportunities have come down. The number of people migrating from villages to cities in search of livelihood has increased, and as a result a number of problems have cropped up in cities as well as villages. Whatsoever be the artificial glitter created by the so-called ‘‘progress,’’ from the economic view, this has not at all benefitted the common people and the backward classes. Further, the situation has made life-conditions extremely difficult. Even after the exposure of the rampant corruption at the highest echelons of power, and the full play of public ire and resentment against it through the movements against corruption, the real culprits involved in such acts still roam about freely. And, instead of enacting stringent laws to curb such nefarious practices, the political leadership is bringing in laws that are intrinsically flawed and full of loop- holes.
We have seen the result of the wrong growth pattern hurriedly followed by us with hubris imitating foreign yard – stick, with an eye on votes and notes, turning a blind eye to our national tradition, lifeexperience of thousands of years, environment, aspirations of our common people, their needs and priorities, etc., when nature retaliated with full fury, wreaked terrible destruction and devastation in Uttaranchal recently. If only we develop an indigenous pattern of growth, based on our own genius and in sync with the present times, keeping in mind the positive and negative aspects of modern technology, current world economic systems and trends, we will be able to achieve a growth that, along with bringing its benefits even to the last man in the row, will make us self – reliant, create jobs, improve quality, and ensure equity, justice and freedom from exploitation. And we have to realise that turning our faces away from this reality would only do great harm to the health of our national life.
Remaining firm in this belief we have to force the powers-that-be to take the whole system in the same direction.
Also, with the same view, it is necessary to bring about total transformation in the present educational policy that seeks to commercialise education, not only because the education under this policy is beyond the reach of the common people, but also for the reason that it is quite incapable of fostering good qualities and culture. It seems efforts are being made to invite foreign educational institutions here with an aim to bring the entire educational sector exclusively under their domain by discouraging the ongoing local efforts in this arena. Instead of making it an instrument for equipping and preparing the new generation in every way for building a prosperous nation, if the education sector is treated as a market for international business that bring financial gains, the future of the
nation will be bleak and it will land in a dark abyss. However, it appears that the orientation presently given to the educational sector is incapable of imparting the necessary wisdom to realise this danger. It must be kept in mind that one of the main reasons behind the growth in atrocities against women is lack of nourishment of cultural values.
The provision to impart this culture to the new generation is available in our family system. And with this realisation, our family system is being studied and to some extent emulated all over the world. However, without understanding the significance of this system, attempts are made to turn the inter-personal relationships within the family into some sort of financial dealings, by bringing in unnecessary laws. Even if this is done with some good intentions, it is amply clear that neither any thought has been given nor any study made to assess the importance of our family system from the point of view of social security and social enterprise. The shadow of dark clouds hovering around our national security continues to persist. China continues to test our mettle by frequent incursions across India’s borders, attempts to besiege us by increasing influence in countries in our neighborhood, and dumping their products in our markets. We, on our part, have not been showing the will or the resolve to respond to these threats with firmness and full might. On the contrary, people are not taken into confidence by giving them a complete and factual picture of such serious issues. The statements made by those in responsible positions to dilute the seriousness of such developments, whenever correct information percolates from outside, raise the question of our sensitivity and alertness related to our border security, sovereignty, etc, and that
becomes a matter of concern. It has been proved time and again that Pakistan’s policy is based on its hatred for India. Knowing this very well, why we are pursuing a weak and meek policy that encourages Pakistan’s misadventure is beyond anyone’s comprehension. In the northeast, the neglect and suppression of patriotic people, and abetment and appeasement of separatist terrorist forces and infiltrators for the sake of vote bank politics is continuing unabashed. Neglect of those areas in matters of development continues as in the past. All these years, construction of border roads, development aimed at providing job opportunities for local populace, and introduction of measures to further strengthen and fortify the facilities for border patrolling, have made no satisfactory progress. In view of the scenario created by these problems besetting our defense front, instead of taking measures to promote the interests of the people of Indian origin in Nepal, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Myanmar and South-east Asia, and strengthening our bond of love and friendship with those countries, we see the same complacency and duplicity being displayed. In the home-front also, let alone making our defense preparedness fool-proof and self-sufficient, communication system up-to-date, and effecting quantitative increase in defense forces and uplifting their morale, deliberations are on to invite foreign investments in defense production, and one after another, incidents are taking place that adversely affect the morale of our defense forces. As a result, how inimical forces are emboldened to pose challenges to us, both within the country and on the
borders through their misadventures, is amply clear from the havoc wrought both by Pakistan and China through repeated ingressions into our territory, and the incidents like attacking our military camps, as happened at Hiranagar in Jammu. The internal security situation is also very worrisome. Reports of forces propelled by foreign ideologies and receiving all sorts of help from abroad, and who mock at our constitution and legal system through violent means, joining their forces by coming together, have been coming from different parts of the country. It is the exploitation of the common people and their terrible and poor living conditions that prepare the ground for such forces, and, as such, such problems should be addressed and solved immediately. For this, the government and the administration should become more responsive and transparent and mercilessly root out violent activities. However, it seems, the government lacks the necessary will-power to change its lukewarm attitude even now.
The ordinary citizen is fed up with this situation, is angry, and wants a change. However, because of selfish motives, Indian politics enjoys bliss in the vicious circle of vote bank. In such a situation it is the majority Hindu society, traditionally living in this land from time immemorial without any precondition whatsoever that is suffering the most.
Recently shops of Hindu businessmen at Kishtwar in Jammu, where the Hindu population is a meager 15%, were attacked and ransacked by people motivated by communal hatred. Abetted and prompted by the state home minister, who was present there, and in the presence of senior police officers, the loot and destruction went on in a very systematic manner. It was only because of the quick and effective response of the patriotic people living in other parts of the Jammu region the lives of the hapless Hindus could be saved. By compensating the victims in lakhs, who ustained losses worth crores of rupees, the state government seems to be proud that it has discharged its duty. Also need was never felt to take stringent action against the perpetrators and the zealots who hatched the criminal conspiracy. Mind you, this is the very same Jammu and Kashmir state whose Chief Minister recently told a European delegations visiting the state that accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India was only conditional and not absolute merger. What he said clearly indicates the mindset of the forces active in politics there, who, while remaining in power, play all sorts of illegal deceptive tricks to banish those who are committed to India’s unity and integrity and consider the state as an integral part of India, from the whole of Jammu-Ladak-Kashmir region. The project to rehabilitate remorseful former militants desirous of returning to the valley itself is quite strange, because the safe and honorable rehabilitation of the millions of Hindus of kashmir valley, and complete re-establishment of people displaced from Pak occupied kashmir and other places because of at least four invasions of Pakistan is still pending. Now, instead of allowing the former militants to come under proper procedure through the two prefixed routes, bringing thousands of such people hurriedly in a clandestine manner through a third route, i.e. through the Nepal border, seems to be part of a plan to make the demographic imbalance more acute. In Jammu region they want to start with Doda, Kisthwar, Poonch and Rajauri. This is a conspiracy to increase the numbers of those who could be made its part, including Bangladeshis and Rohingyas, and to reduce the number of patriotic people
through threats and terrorists acts. The recent happenings in Kisthwar are only its part. Unfortunately, the politics played by the centre during the last decade has only strengthened the nerves of such people.
The recent happening at Mujaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh are yet another example of the crooked politics detrimental to national interests, in which, blinded by the craze for power, the national and
patriotic forces were suppressed. Unilateral and one-sided atrocities committed by the lumpen elements of a particular religious community were not only ignored by the government, which was busy with the balancing act, but were also encouraged and protected. Even before the elections were conducted in the state, putting the law and constitution on the back-burner, competition was on between politicians to appease the so-called minority vote. After coming to power, at the instance of the ruling party, an I.A.S. Officer was suspended for the “offence” of discharging duties staying within the limits of power accorded by law. Whipping up an unsavoury controversy by imposing a ban on the totally peaceful and lawful Ayodhya Parikrama, the game stoking the flames of communal feelings in the cover of secularism was kick started. Such biased and anti-people policies resulted in a severe
public outburst, and to control that the Government became indecisive and was totally paralysed. Even now, instead of facing the truth, efforts are made to shift the entire blame on the Hindu society and those who showed the courage to tell the truth, with the help of the section of the media. The communal, intolerant and terrorist forces behind all such atrocious acts, and the elements that hobnob with them and provide them strength, stand exposed through the gory incidents of manslaughter that took place from the mall at Nairobi to the church at Peshavar. But our politicians, blinded by their greed for power, are quite unable to see this truth, which is as bright as daylight.
Further proof of extreme selfishness prevalent in our political system has come before the public in
a very con spicuous manner. Unfortunately, those who are at the helm of affairs in the government, and who have a solemn commitment to treat all citizens on an equal footing, are treating Hindus with discrimination in thoughts, words and deeds and blatantly appeasing and pampering the so called minorities. The recent missive sent by the Union Home Minister directing the state governments to go soft on the youths belonging to the so-called minority community, and the way in which killings of Hindu leaders by the fundamentalist elements in Tamilnadu were handled with total disdain and the disinterest shown in the investigation of the said cases, compel us to say that the orientation of the politics is not to unite and integrate the whole society.
The practice of heaping insults on the Hindu society continues shamelessly and because of this mindset, attempts were made to bring in a totally unlawful legislation under the name Prevention of
Communal and Targeted Violence bill – 2011. Provisions were made to accord reservation on communal basis. Now, the people who squandered tax-payers money on such partisan projects and corruption were eyeing the gold deposits at Hindu temples to fill the empty government coffers. The people wielding power at the centre, who view with contempt matters like the dignity of the citizens, environmental protection, security of maritime boundaries, preservation of natural valuable resources like thorium, livelihood of coastal population, etc., because of their craze for power, are hell-bent on going ahead with the Sethusamudram project, destroying the Ramasetu, throwing into the dustbin the recommendations of the very committee appointed by them.
The conditions prevalent in the nation have a direct bearing on the life of the entire population. We,
who elect the political parties and leaders as our rulers, are all ordinary people. So, we have to discuss
about any given situation not to get scared, but for finding the solution. Fortunately for us, a major
segment of our population comprises youths who are full of vigour, conviction, and expectations and
pure at heart. Hence, any genuine and united efforts will certainly bear fruit.
From this point of view, we have an immediate though temporary responsibility before us. In
democracy elections may be a matter of politics for contestants but for us common citizens it is an
opportunity to perform our mandatory democratic duty. Voters will have an opportunity to elect their
representatives in the near future. We have a large number of new and young voters. So as to
discharge our responsibility as voters, first and foremost, we have to ensure that our names properly
figure in the voters list. 100 per cent polling will make democracy healthier. We have to minutely
evaluate the policies of contending political parties as also the character of the candidates while
exercising our franchise. We should never fall prey to any form of deceptive propaganda or stratagem;
neither should we allow ourselves to be carried away by cheap emotions or narrow-minded
considerations. Our voting should be based purely on issues, to the parties who follow policies that
serve our national interests and to the capable candidates who have integrity. Giving up complacency,
we have to actively cooperate with all efforts that are being made in this direction, as well as the
electoral process and the concerned individuals.
But our duty does not end just by voting and transferring the whole responsibility on the shoulders
of elected persons. Any attempt at bettering strength and reformation should invariably start with our
own personal life. Augmenting our physical, mental and intellectual strength should become part of
our daily routine. We have to acquire knowledge about the real history of our nation, its greatness, and
its present condition from authentic and unbiased sources. And regarding the future of the nation, we
have to emulate the thoughts of great men of sacrifice and selflessness, and have to imitate the way
they discharged their duties, which is nothing but practical guidance for us. Let us make a solemn
resolve that we would earn fame and success by increasing our efficiency through strenuous efforts
and use them not to serve personal selfish ends, but for the benefit of society, humanitarianism and
service. On this sacred day, let us take a solemn pledge to transcend all narrow personal limitations
and to heartily worship God in the form of our Rashtra, dedicating everything to it. And let us also
make a commitment to wisely participate in all activities for the good of society and work with others
without any selfish motive.
Even as the Government and administration have a responsibility to maintain the rule of law,
society has an equal responsibility to be emphatic about voluntarily observing the law in day to day
life. And from here starts the flow of corruption free pure and serene social life. In a democratic set up,
the right to agitate staying within the framework of the constitution is the prerogative and means of the
people to demand repeal of unjust and misconceived laws. And, at the same time, the people also have
their own civic duties to discharge and the responsibility to abide by the laws of the land. And it is for
every one of us to start with our own lives and set a perfect example in such matters.
According to Indian view, family, the smallest unit of our social system, is, in fact, the microcosmic
form of the society. So whatever reforms we aim at should begin with bringing about the required
changes in the behaviour and climate in our own family. Simplicity, truthfulness, purity, sanctity, love,
etc. should be discernible in our family life. We have to ensure that women in our family are socially
enlightened and active. In matters like conservation of water, electricity and other means of energy,
environmental security, swadeshi habit, and treating those who come into contact with our family for
various reasons with love, affection, respect and equity, etc, our family should be a perfect example.
Everyone in the family should be free of feeling of high and low of birth, bad manners, superposition;
and free of any discrimination in the name of caste, religion, political ideology, language, province,
and their thoughts, acts and behaviour should be harmonious and egoless. Remaining sensitive to and
actively sharing the happiness and sorrow of neighbours, our family should be an exemplar in social
By actively addressing the social aspects, can’t we put an end to this centuries old evil of heresy,
hypocrisy and discrimination? Can’t we throw open our centers of worship, sources of water, and
crematoriums to all Hindus so as to enable Hindus to make a new beginning of harmonious life? This
is the only means to bring the whole society on the side of Sad-dharma and good deeds, and string
them together with the thread of ‘Bharat Bhakthi’. Also, there is no other way to bring about necessary
changes in the policies and system of the nation and to keep it healthy. To provide living examples of
such lofty behaviour in every village, colony, lane and by-lane is the only means to accelerate the
process of social change.
It goes without saying that in all matters and discharging of responsibilities dealt with above, the
Swayamsevaks should be naturally there before the society as the role-model. Because it is with the
aim of bringing the society to an active, harmonious and organised state Rashtriya Swayamsevak
Sangh has been striving for the last 88 years.
Swami Vivekananda, whose 150th birth anniversary celebrations are coming to an end shortly, had
also envisaged the very same means to rejuvenate our nation. He has made it clear to the society that
only through the youths, who are ready to renounce everything for the service of the nation and
become perfect examples themselves by attaining pure character, selfless mind and discrimination,
with body as strong as a Vajra and an heart infused with indomitable enthusiasm and love, to
consecrate our sacred Bharatmata on the throne of Vishva Guru.
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….In 2009 St.Baselieus Church, Kottayam claimed that Vijayadasami festival had a Christian historical background, because that is when Jehovah enlightened Jesus with Knowledge.
In this Christianized version, Saraswati and Lakshmi, the goddess of wisdom and wealth, respectively, have been replaced by the Christian saints Paul and Sebastian.
The clergy further claimed that the festival Maha Sivaratri (the great night of Siva) was the corrupted version of Messiah Night, which was the day when Jesus wanted his disciples to keep eternal vigil.
( Part 2_ Aggressive evangelism, Denigration of Indian Culture : Breaking India ….. & Part 3_ Islamic Tint in the Secular Lens : Breaking India )
Hindu, Christianity, Christian friends, Coimbatore District, Twitter Conversations,Christianizing Hindu Festivals, Christianizing Sabarimala, rajiv malhotra, Is India Breaking
We will have to be clear about few things before starting with this Blog. I am a no hater of Christianity. I respect all the religions and I am proud of being a Hindu. I always had respect for Christianity because I personally had many good stories with the religion. First thing being my mother who is a deaf and dumb was specially educated in a Christian institution at Chennai and was taken good care by Christian sisters. My mother always used to tell me how she liked the place and she has got high respect for Christianity. Even my grandfather who is my mentor has got so much respect for the religion because he had told me many the times that he was able to sense the godly service which they had rendered to my mother.
More than that, we had neighbors who were Christians for more than 15 years and we were living without any differences. I also had many Christian friends from my childhood days and never encountered any problems with them as well.
Also, through the Foundation we run, we helped many Christian orphanages in Coimbatore District without any issues. One important lady who came in my life is Sister.Pushpa who is a care taker of this place called “Sharanalaya Home for Prisoner’s Children” a church backed Christian organization. Her service to the society is undoubtedly priceless and I always admire her.
These things might seem to be unrelated; but are important at the first instance to ensure that I do not have any agenda against Christianity or beloved Christian friends. But as most of the Christians would also agree; Conversions are a black mark to Christianity.
I had been encountering many lively cases at recent times and was always against this practice. I felt embarrassed and irritated when I encountered conversion activities at few of the orphanages in Coimbatore. The agenda seems to be clear and set which is being supported from the highest power circles of the country.
It was during one of the Twitter Conversations sometime back in October 2011 my good friend Mr. Kiran (@KiranKS) had Retweeted one of my Tweet regards to this Conversion. And I got a message from Mr.Subramanian (@subramanianaras) that I should definitely read this book called “Breaking India” written by Mr.Rajiv Malhotra & Mr.Aravindan Neelakandan. He insisted me that it is the need of the hour to read this book to know about the History of India and various foreign elements which are trying day and night to destabilize the cultural harmony of India. He also insisted me that I spread words to my friends to read this book.
I had ordered the book the same day on the Flipkart website & started to read this book in the first week of November 2011 and finally completed reading sometime in February 2012. I’ve now penned an extensive article based on certain important facts from this book. The untouched part is what the nationalist Indians should do to prevent foreign elements entering our Society and divide the people on the basis of religion.
India ever since the ancient days is acquainted with its USP “Unity in Diversity” globally. The people of India developed tremendous acceptability to various languages, religion, culture and ethnicity. Indian consisted of 2378 main castes and tribes (with sub-castes), and 43 races as per the influential Imperial Gazetteer of India in 1901 census.
It was since the Mughal days the cultural cleansing of Indian identity had started and to be frank they were successful in dividing the Indians and had boasted threat to the identity of India. Mainly as soon as the British entered India, Christianization has started in a rampant phase in all walks of Indian identity and livelihood.
This blog is a consolidation of some important excerpts from the book “Breaking India” which every patriotic Indian should be aware about. It is difficult to make everyone read this book Breaking India in today’s busy & mechanical life. But, this is my small little contribution to the society. I wish friends who cannot afford time to read the book to read this Blog and develop interest in reading this book. I would further state it as an important duty for every patriotic Indian to spread word about this book to prevent mother India from exploitation of various foreign elements.
The importance of this Book/Blog would be felt only after reading it entirely. Also, it would make one give a rational thought on how little he/she can contribute to protect the Indian identity.
For example, we all eat Cadbury chocolates but how many of us know that Cadbury used to sponsor foreign elements who are trying to de-stabilize India? Culturally? Religiously? Isn’t it hypocrisy that we help Cadbury to make profits and in return the Cadbury is funding Anti-Indian elements to destabilize our Country? How many of us know that Cadbury has sponsored a disputed and controversial study by a Christian organization on caste discrimination among the Indian Diaspora in the UK? And, more?
Similarly, we all know about Harvard University and it is a dream for millions across the world to get into Harvard. But how many of us know that a project called “South Asia Residual Vocabulary Assemblage (SARVA)” carried out by Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies at Harvard University is the one to destabilize India based on caste, creed and religion?
More than all; shouldn’t we bothered if evangelical Christians claim that Sabarimala (holy place of worship of Hindus in Kerala) is their place of worship which got adulterated later by the Hindus?
It is not that we are going to start an immediate campaign against Cadbury or Harvard University; in that case there are hundreds and thousands of institutions and groups that can be identified which has an agenda to destabilize India. To fight each of them is definitely an impossible task.
The need of the hour is to be aware of all these foreign elements that are funded, supported, motivated and induced by vested interests to ruin the Indian identity. We should try to keep away from these elements. That could be the least one could do on his/her personal capacity.
From here on we shall see how Christianization is getting support in flow from various power circles of the world and especially in India. Nobody has a problem if someone follows Christianity. But isn’t it an issue when there are foreign elements which try to evangelize the country for various personal benefits and long term agenda? The blog has important excerpts on various different topics from the book “Breaking India”.
Christianizing Hindu Festivals : Christianization of Hindu festivals has started before the centuries. But to be specific Navaratri is a festival worshipping the divine Mother Goddess for nine continuous nights. The tenth day marks an important south Indian Hindu tradition known as Vijayadasami (called Dussehra in North India). This is an auspicious day for Hindus in South India to initiate their children into literacy.
Now, Christians have also started initiating their children into literacy this day. In 2008 a parallel function was organized to imitate the Hindu rituals within the Christian context. While the Hindu children wrote ‘Hare Sree Ganapathaye Namaha’, Christians wrote words in the praise of Jesus Christ. There was a good turnout for the ceremony. Children wrote words like ‘Yeshu Daivam’ (Jesus God) in a place of rice grains.
This success encouraged the clergy of St.Baselieus Church at Kottayam, a prominent Kerala town, to go even further. In 2009 they claimed that Vijayadasami festival had a Christian historical background, because that is when Jehovah enlightened Jesus with Knowledge.
In this Christianized version, Saraswati and Lakshmi, the goddess of wisdom and wealth, respectively, have been replaced by the Christian saints Paul and Sebastian. The clergy further claimed that the festival Maha Sivaratri (the great night of Siva) was the corrupted version of Messiah Night, which was the day when Jesus wanted his disciples to keep eternal vigil. These are examples of the manner in which Hindu festivals are being steadily Christianized in South India as the St.Thomas mythology becomes entrenched.
Christianizing Sabarimala :
Not with this, Christians have started claiming possession over various famous and popular Hindu temples. In a very famous Hindu pilgrimage center (Sabarimala) in the forests of Kerala, a Catholic priest proclaimed that his parish had unearthed a stone cross established by Thomas in 57 CE. The location was close to the ancient Mahadeva temple at Nilakkal, in the sacred eighteen hills of the deity of Sabarimala. Soon, a church with a five-foot granite cross was erected and consecrated by top Catholic clergy, and daily prayers were started.
21/07,BBSR- Rashtriya swayamsevak Sangha help police and district administration on the occasion of Rathayatra at Badadanda, puri under the banner of Utkala Bipanna Sahayata Samiti to control barricade for a huge number of Mahaprbhu devotee and traffic. Their admirable hard work gives better opportunity to all devotee to make Rathayatra as free and fair festival.They don their job with security personal as well as previous year.
Health service, ambulance service and drinking water service are more necessary service they do perfectly by their hundreds of swayamsevak.