RANGBHARI EKADSI MASAN HOLI(Ashes Of Dead Persons)

The world considers You inauspicious, O Destroyer of Lust who plays in the smashan smeared with the ash from funeral pyres, wearing a necklace of human skulls, with ghouls for comrades. But for those who remember You with devotion, O Bestower of Boons, You are supremely auspicious.
(Shiva Mahimna Stotra, 24)

“The city illumines the truth and reveals reality. It does not bring new wonders into the scope of vision, but enables one to see what is already there. Where this eternal light intersects the earth, it is known as Kashi”(Varanasi).

(Diana L.Eck)

GANGA AARTI
MARK TWAIN

I think Banaras(KASHI,VARANASI) is one of the most wonderful places I have ever seen. It it has struck me that a westerner feels in Banaras very much as an oriental must feel while he is planted down in the middle of London”. (MARK TWAIN)

Perhaps due to Varanasi’s unique festivals, beliefs and customs, Mark Twain said that ——–

It seems to me that the greatest importance of religious festivals is that during the period of Islamic imperialism and British rule, we remained connected to our roots through them. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT PLEASE VISIT :- https://nithinks.com/2021/03/10/dawn-of-civilization-and-shiva-shiva-ganga-varanasi/ Varanasi is the holiest city of the Hindus. Due to this, religious events can be seen here throughout the year, but Shiva is the city god here, hence the human form of Shiva, and the celebration of events related to his life is the identity of Banaras. Similarly, Rangbhari Ekadashi and Holi of Masan, which take place a few days before Holi, are festivals dedicated to Lord Shiva in Banaras.

wish for peace and prosperity of the whole world

The imagination of Shiva’s human form in Varanasi is also ancient. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT PLEASE VISIT :- https://nithinks.com/2021/03/14/mahashivratrishiv-barat-and-varanasi/ There is a belief that the festival of Holi starts, obedience is sought from the oldest person of the city (Shiva, of course).
It is believed that Shiva brought Parvati to his city Varanasi for the first time on this day after marriage. On the request of the towns people, Shiva went out to bless the towns people along with Mata Parvati.


In any festival of Hindus, there is definitely a love for nature, a sense of compassion for creatures, it is also associated with this festival.

Rang -bhari Ekadasi is also known as Amal Ekadasi. It is believed that God resides in the tree. Lord Vishnu is worshiped on this day. Many people also worship Lord Vishnu sitting under an amla tree. Amla has great importance in the Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda. Consuming amla in any way is considered very beneficial for health.

Any person ( related to any religion, culture, civilization) can become a part of this festival. I believe that it should be a part of this unique festival at least once in life. Such religious festivals are not only symbol of our culture, civilization,
but also a history of non-violence and such a deep association of Hinduism with nature. Twenty-three hundred years ago, the Buddha’s message of non-violence, Ashoka’s first message of human rights was not a miracle, it had a specific thought for hundreds of years behind it. We can also get a glimpse of our tradition and history in Gandhi’s non-violence and Ramrajya.
Varanasi is not only one of the oldest cities in the world, but it is a tableau in the history of India. Surprisingly, this city is completely a modern city, but completely immersed in history, there is no time in the history of India that does not pass through Varanasi. Forgetting yourself for a while in any street of Varanasi is like a journey through a period of history.

Long and narrow is the ancient Path, – I have touched it, I have found it, – the Path by which the wise, knowers of the – Eternal, attaining to salvation, depart hence to the high world of Paradise.

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad.”

Rangbhari Ekadashi Festival

I found that I had to choose one of two things.

  1. Let me wait for the procession at a distance so that I can click clear and good photos.
  2. Let me also be a part of the procession, and feel this festival wholeheartedly, I chose this , and joined the procession without hesitation.
    There was a lot of crowd, people were running with colors and Gulal . The street was very narrow, there were old houses on either side of the streets. Children and women were standing on the roof of the houses, they were showering rose petals, colors, gulal on the procession. The view was fascinating, many small temples were also found on the way to Vishwanath temple. The procession speed was decreasing at the arrival of these temples, the procession was moving again after some religious rituals. Excitement was at its peak. By the time I reached my destination Vishwanath temple, I was drenched in color. The path of a few hundred meters was about an hour long.

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RANG-BHARI EKADSI TO MASAN’S HOLI

MAHASAMSAN, KAAL, AGHROI

RIGHT HAND TO LEFT HAND

~SHIVA~


The world considers You inauspicious, O Destroyer of Lust who plays in the smashan smeared with the ash from funeral pyres, wearing a necklace of human skulls, with ghouls for comrades. But for those who remember You with devotion, O Bestower of Boons, You are supremely auspicious.
(Shiva Mahimna Stotra, 24)

Humans are not the only devotees of Shiva, the devotees of Shiva include Ghosts, Ghoul, Demons all. (BHOOT-PRET, PISACH,RAAKHCHAS ,GANDHARV,KINNER) It is believed that in the Rangbhari – Ekadashi, these Shiva devotees kept themselves away from the festival so that the townspeople would not be afraid to see them.
On the next day of Rangabhari Ekadashi, Shiva himself came to Shamsan to celebrate with these unique devotees, that is why the Holi of Shamsan is celebrated.

To understand the Holi of Masan it is necessary to understand a few things more.

AGHORA OR AGHORI

Aghora :- Aghora means DEEPER THEN DEEP Aghora is the most unique and mysterious branch of Hinduism. Followers of this faith (AGHORI) worship the destructive form of Shiva-MAHAKAAL. The meaning of death has a completely different meaning to Aghori. Aghori believes that death is to be personified and deified. Aghoris crave not for physical death but for destruction of all their limitation .KILLING themselves by internal or external processes.

DEATH &THE SAMASHAN

LAST JOURNEY (1883)
Edwin Lord American painter, known for his paintings on eastern countries. I do not even have the basic knowledge of painting, but the truth of this painting, the selection of colors is unfounded.
It is a document of the time reflecting the history of Manikarnika. A dead man is being taken by boat to Manikarnika for the last rites.

” WHEN YOU COME INTO THE WORLD YOU ARE CRYING, AND THE WORLD IS LAUGHING.YOU MUST LIVE YOUR LIFE IN SUCH A WAY THAT WHEN YOU GO THE WHOLE WORLD WILL CRY,AND YOU WILL LAUGH.”

MAHASAMASHAN :- MANIKARNIKA

According to the belief of Hinduism, the body of a dead person is burnt. The place where the dead bodies burn is called samasan, or masan. Undoubtedly Manikarnika is the greatest Samasan .

It is believed that once Shiva and Parvati came here to bath. After taking a bath, Mata Parvati came to know that while taking bath, her earrings(karnphool) have fallen here, since then the place was named Manikarnika. This place has been considered very sacred among the Hindus.
Lakshmibai, (RANI OF JHANSI .INDIA’S WARRIOR QUEEN) born in Varanasi, was named Manikarnika after this place. (Her nick name was Manu for the same reason)

Undoubtedly Manikarnika is the greatest Samasan . is the symbol of burning of pyres for thousands of years.

According to Hinduism, death in Varanasi leads to salvation. For this reason, Hindu dead bodies are brought to Varanasi from far away for cremation. Two ghats in Varanasi, Manikarnika and Harishchandra, are built for the cremation of the dead. It is very difficult to predict when the practice of burning bodies on Manikarnika started. It is believed that the burning of dead bodies never stops here. Burning of dead bodies has continued here for thousands of years. In Hinduism, birth and death are considered to be a cycle of life, for this reason there is such a belief about Manikarnika that —- here, the stopping of dead cremation for any reason is a sign of destruction of creation. The death of the person born is certain, this is the absolute truth. Death as a celebration – the same philosophy is hidden in the Holi of Masan.

MAHAKAALTHE GOD OF TIME

Different names of Shiva are not just synonyms, they reflect different qualities of Shiva. Shiva is the public welfare form of God. Shankar is a symbol of the Lord’s demonic and destructive powers.

Mahakal represents the infinite powers of Shiva. In the Mahakal form, Shiva controls the time without any feeling to run the entire creation smoothly.
Mercy cannot be expected from Shiva’s Mahakal form, not even a change of rules. Mahakal itself is the time, completely disinterested, heartless. The only unbounded power of the entire universe. MASAN,SAMSAN OR BHASMA (ashes of dead persons )It is not only Holi but a symbol of the events of creation. My knowledge in this subject is very limited. For more information on this subject read Sadhguru’s Death an inside story or Robert E. Svoboda’s Aghora At The Left Hand of God . I have written this blog based on these books and my years of Varanasi.

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MAHASHIVRATRI,SHIV BARAT AND VARANASI

The word Kashi
(Benares,Varanasi) has its origin from the word Kash. Its means light. Here light does not mean just light. Light here means “Light of knowledge”. Nalanda, Taxila, and Varanasi were the major centers of education in ancient times.

Shivaratri is a major religious festival of Hindus. This festival is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the deity of Hindus. It is believed that on this day, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were married. It is a tradition to celebrate this auspicious day in the name of Shivaratri. Since when this festival started, it is unknown.

The mention of this festival is found in the major Puranas of Hinduism, Skanda, Linga Purana, and Padma Puranas. Skanda was the son of Shiva and Parvati. also known as Murgesh in South India. A lot has been written in the Puranas on the religious beliefs of Varanasi and the history of Shiva worship. Although Shivaratri is celebrated all over India, Varanasi is the city of Shiva, so the excitement of Shivaratri is seen here a lot more. On this day, after taking a bath in the Ganges, people visit the Shiva-temple. All Shiva temples in Banaras are full of people, the decoration of the major Shiva-temples is unique.

When, wearing only the Kaupina, Lying on the sands of the holy Ganges in Benares,(Varanasi) When shall I weep aloud, “O Lord of ghouls”, Saying this, and whole days shall pass like moments?(Swami Vivekananda -The Complete Works)


There is also a tradition of fasting on the day of Shivaratri. As Shivaratri is the day of the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and it is described in the Puranas, similarly the practice of fasting on this day has been going on since ancient times. And Shiva Purana mentions the practice of fasting. Shivaratri and fasting is a description of glory.

This ancient story shows the importance of non-violence in the teachings of Hindus, Buddhists, and Jainism. With the development of time, the concept of non-violence became stronger. Gandhi’s imagination of Ramrajya and his attachment to non-violence was based on the Hindu religious tradition that has been going on for thousands of years.

SHIV RATRI KATHA

Shiva Ratri Katha:-——– According to this legend mentioned in Shiva Purana, there was a hunter. His name was Chitrabhan, due to economic circumstances he had to take a loan from a businessman. Chitrabhan could not repay the loan at the appointed time, due to which the merchant took Chitrabhan captive. After some time Chitrabhan released him from prison on the promise of repaying the loan.

The hunter went to the jungle to hunt for money and with the desire to be debt-free. There was a pond in the forest. The hunter climbed a tree near the pond and eagerly waited for the wild animals to come to the pond to quench the thirst. While waiting for the arrival of the wild animal, the hunter fell asleep on the tree. It is believed that on that day it was Shivaratri and due to being hungry the fast of the hunter was completed.

After waiting for some more time a pregnant deer came to drink water. Seeing him, the hunter raised his bow and arrow and aimed at the pregnant deer. Then the deer got noticed on the hunter’s movement deer said, I am from the womb, I will give birth soon. Will you kill two creatures together? It would not be appropriate. I will come to you soon after giving birth to my child, then you can hunt me. Hearing deer the hunter took off his bow and the deer also left from there.

After a while, another deer came to drink water near the pond. The hunter carefully targeted this deer. Deer pleaded with the hunter and said, “I have gone in search of my husband. I will come back to you after meeting my husband. The hunter also let this deer go. hunter Began to think about the events. a little more time passed.

Now the third deer appeared. This deer was with her little children. The hunter raised his bow thinking of aiming. deer spoke “ I will return these children to their father. Let me go now The hunter refused to do so. He told me that I have left two deer. deer said that hunter believes me, I promise to come back. The hunter felt pity for him, he also let him go. hunter again started waiting for a wild animal. It was morning while waiting. The hunter was amused when he saw a deer again. Then that deer sadly said to the hunter, if you have killed three deer and children coming before me, kill me too. Do not delay. Because I can not bear this sorrow. I am the husband of those deer. If you have given them life, then leave me too. I will come back to meet my family. The hunter let him go as well. Despite being hungry and worried about his future, the hunter felt very good. The hunter found that his heart was now filled with compassion.

DEER FAMILY WAS PRESENT IN FRONT OF THE HUNTER
This short, simple, beautiful story teaches the importance of non-violence, it is rare.

SHIV-BARAT:-

HAR-HAR MAHADEV

Shiva Barat also comes out of many temples of Varanasi on Shivaratri. Anyone can join this procession. The Shiva Barat is a way of depicting events related to Shiva’s life in the tableau. I thought of becoming part of the Barat emanating from the ancient Shiva temple (Mahamrityunjaya) of Varanasi described in Kashikhand. By six o’clock in the evening, I was in the courtyard of this very ancient temple in the most ancient region of Varanasi. There was a long queue of visitors, I bought something to anoint Shiva from a nearby shop. Ganga- Jal (water of Ganges ) in a small clay cup some BEL- PATRA , some flowers. I got sandalwood paste, on my forehead from the priest at the shop. Now, like a true Shiva devotee, I joined the queue to enter the temple. The crowd was echoing with Har-Har Mahadev slogans. After about forty-five minutes I entered the temple. People said that due to corona, this time the crowd is very less, due to which the number of aged people in the devotees was seen quite low. Came out after the divine darshan of Mahadev. It was hearing from the people that the Barat is still an hour to come out, and one should go on the main route to see the Barat well. The path of the temple is narrow, so I intended to go to Maidagin, the main road. Knowing that Maidagin is five minutes away, I intended to have a look at other ancient temples (mentioned in Kashi Khand) near Mahamrityunjaya temple.

Almost all the temples were smaller than the Mahamrityunjaya temple. The temples were also comparatively less crowded. One thing surprised me a lot – the visitors to these temples were completely unaware of the historical aspect of the temple. The importance of the temple was only religious to him. Many of the youths were also unaware of the religious aspect, only due to tradition, they were there. This locality of Varanasi is like a time machine that can throw you in ancient times in one stroke. Many sacred texts of Hindus mention this area, &temples but school books are silent on this subject. The fake Marxist historians at school and university are busy teaching imported history. Suddenly the music playing in a loud voice was a gesture of the Barat, I too departed to Madaigin with fast steps.

A lot of tableaus was seen at the Maidagin Crossroads. The events related to Shiva’s life were depicted in all the tableaux. Some old-fashioned horse-car was also seen. People told that the dignitaries of the city are sitting on them. In the crowd, all the hands were mobile, all were engaged in capturing this memorable event on mobile. I enjoyed the tableaux for about half an hour and decided to enjoy another practice.

Thandai ,Bhaang & paan .

JAI-JAI SHIV SHANKAR KAANTA LAGEY NA KANKAD KI PYALA TEREY NAAM KA PIYA.

Thandai a popular soft drink in Varanasi. Thandai is made from a mixture of natural things, including rose petals, almonds, fruit seeds, milk, etc. Cannabis is also added to it on Mahashivaratri. I also came to enjoy a famous, Thandai shop at the Maidagin. Nearly a dozen people were at the shop. Surprisingly almost all the people reached there only after seeing the Shiva-baraat. Thandai was being served in a clay -cup(kullhada) naturally. Cannabis was also kept in a vessel. People were adding cannabis to the thandai according to their capacity. I told the storekeeper that this is my first time to tell me the right amount to drink cannabis. take suggestions from the shop owner or else this experience can be overwhelming. The practice of drinking cannabis in Shivratri is also very old. At one time, there was elaborate preparation in temples as well. SIL-BATTA sil (flat -stone) batta (a cylindrical grinding stone) was used to grind cannabis before the arrival of electricity. In a Shiva temple (In the seventeenth-eighteenth century, many temples were built by the Marathas in Varanasi.) I saw a sil equipped with geometric art. This Shiva temple is located on Panchkoshi Marg.

After thandai , I reached a paan shop. I felt a wave (BHANG KI TARANG) while chewing the betel leaf. Different experience. With small steps, I walked towards the house with this memorable experience. (If you come to Varanasi and want to experience cannabis, then go to any famous thandai shop. It is best to eat cannabis in thandai. Before drinking cannabis(bhaang) keep some points in your mind.

  1. Before consuming cannabis, make sure to know its quantity from the shop owner.
  2. Never drive after drinking cannabis.

MAHADEV KRIPA

Dawn of civilization and shiva (SHIVA, GANGA & VARANASI)

In Shiva, who is the Lord of this Universe, Or Vishnu, its soul, I see no difference, But still, my love is for Him

Who has the young moon on His forehead.

Satyam Shivam Sundaram

Oh when will that time come,

When in a beautiful full-moon night, Sitting on the banks of some river, And in a calm, yet high notes repeating

“Shiva! Shiva! Shiva!” All my feelings will come out through the eyes In the form of tears?

When, wearing only the Kaupina, Lying on the sands of the holy Ganges in Benares,(Varanasi) When shall I weep aloud, “O Lord of ghouls”, Saying this, and whole days shall pass like moments?(Swami Vivekananda -The Complete Works)

Dawn of human civilization:- The unique relationship between Shiva, Ganga and Varanasi.

In Hinduism, there has been an ancient concept of city God and village God. According to this concept, there is a belief in Hinduism that every city, village was built by a different deity for people to live. Perhaps our expression of economic, social freedom of the villages also developed from similar sentiments. For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2020/12/03/hindu-philosophy-and-the-importance-of-peace-9-11-1893-9-112001/

Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

Glimpses of world history: ———– “Some old inscriptions from south India tell us how the members of the panchayats were elected, their qualifications and disqualifications. If any member did not render accounts of public funds he was disqualified.  Another very interesting rule seems to have been that near relative of members were disqualified from office. How excellent if this could be enforced now in all our councils and assemblies and municipalities.” (Jawaharlal Nehru)

This question will probably be one of the most difficult questions in human history, who first came into existence in Shiva, Varanasi and Ganga? It is impossible for a very ordinary person like me to answer this question, and I have no such attempt. My effort is just an attempt to shed light on the sacred relationship of Varanasi, Ganga and Shiva and its historicity. Mark Twain is probably the best on this subject.

As we mentioned the city deity – Shiva is honored with the city deity of Varanasi (Banaras, Kashi) is one of the oldest cities in the world. For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2019/12/31/oldest-living-city-happy-new-year/ The Ganges river goes a long way until it reaches the sea from the Himalayas.(About fifteen hundred miles) Many ancient and religious cities of North India developed on the banks of river Ganges.(HARIDWAR,PRAYAGRAJ-Allahabad, KANPUR,VARANASI,MIRZAPUR,FARRUKHABAD,KANNAUJ,BHAGALPUR,PATNA,HAJIPUR,MUNGER,KOLKATA etc.) But the way the river Ganges behaves in Varanasi is not seen anywhere else. For more information about this subject please visit :-

Rajghat :- Remains of ancient Varanasi city found in archaeological excavations.
Lal Khan’s tomb amidst these ruins shows the influence of Islamic imperialism on Varanasi. For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2019/10/07/islamic-imperialism-breaking-of-idols-hindu-struggle-past-present/

Almost all the great historians are of the opinion that ancient Varanasi city was near Rajghat. Near Rajghat, the Varuna River meets with the Ganges River, due to this river, the city got its name Varanasi. And in ancient times this river got its name due to the Varan (a species of trees) The river Varanavati is mentioned in the Atharva Veda.( period:-1000-900BCE)

Standing on a bridge built on the river Ganges near Rajghat, the crescent structure of Varanasi city is clearly visible. Always has a tradition of showing the Ganges River and the crescent moon on the forehead of Shiva. Beyond the imagination, amazing thousands of years old Shiva’s image, the unique SANGAM (GANGES MEETS VARANASI) of Ganges and Varanasi can be seen even today. Our ancestors, who had imagined such beautiful, accurate images of Shiva’s human form thousands of years ago, would undoubtedly have good knowledge of geography, mathematics and literature. It is a miracle that the seals of many Shiva temples have been found in the excavation of Rajghat, which has confirmed the Shiva-temples mentioned in the Puranas.(DATE:-c 250 CE )

I love the area where the holy river Ganges flows in Varanasi. (SHIV Matsya Purana)

Many historians, archaeologists have estimated from the material obtained from the excavation of Rajghat that the ancient Varanasi city existed in 11th or 12 century BC.

Born here of parents born here from parents the same, and their parents the same—-Walt Whitman

Markandeya Mahadev: – On the border of Varanasi-Ghazipur, another holy river, Gomti, meets with the Ganges. The place of this confluence is located in a village called Kathy. The importance of this place, and the antiquity can be inferred from the fact that the description of this temple is also mentioned in Mahabharata. —-

‘मार्कण्डेयस्य राजेन्द्रतीर्थमासाद्य दुर्लभम् ।

गोमतीगङ्गयोश्चैव सङ्गमे लोकविश्रुते॥

(MAHABHARAT -PAGE 241)

The temple building has been changing over time, some historians believe that the Sangam place was also at some distance in ancient times. I personally feel very attached to this temple, because my mother’s village is near this temple, she used to come here since childhood, her habit continued in the later days as well. It seems to me that my mother used to feel connected to her ancestors in this temple more than religious significance.

My father was a civil engineer, (He was a graduate of India’s most prestigious civil engineering college and Asia’s oldest civil engineering college, Roorkee.)He also had reverence for the temple. Father’s scientific thinking about rivers, soils, and excellent knowledge of history used to make the journey to any historical, religion place interesting.
Visiting this temple in Shiva-Ratri is of great importance. Many stories related to Hinduism, are prevalent about this temple. Many stories related to here are also mentioned in Hindu, Buddhism, Jainism religious texts. There is a deep reverence for the temple in the surrounding area.

This freedom came from the feeling that all human lives were interrelated, a certainty that they flowed into each other—a happy feeling that all events took place not only on the earth, in which the dead are buried, but also in some other region which some called the Kingdom of God, others history, and still others by some other name.(Boris Pasternak)

Veereshwar Mahadev: – The mention of this temple of Varanasi is also found in the Kashi Khanda. This temple was of great importance in ancient times. This temple is situated on the banks of the Ganges near Scindia Ghat. The event of the birth of Swami Vivekananda, the world-renowned philosopher of modern times, is also associated with this temple. For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2020/07/05/the-unknown-life-of-swami-vivekananda/

Birth of Vivekananda, Shiva temple and Varanasi.

Bhubaneswari was worshiping lord shiva in one of the houses in that locality. At the close of the her worship , she prayed to Shiva everyday while offering pranam, “o Shiva , give me a son on my lap.” she had a few daughters already . but how could she live without a son? so, she offered daily worship to Shiva for a son . she had even asked one of her old relatives at Benares (Varanasi)to offer daily worship to Vireswar Shiva there on her behalf . god heeds to whatever is asked of him with devotion in a simple heart . Bhubaneswari’s prayer was also granted. In the early morning of January 12,1863, she gave birth to a son .the child was named  Vireswar after Vireswar Shiva as his mother believed that she was granted her son as a boon from the lord . but the name was too difficult to be used as a nickname.so everybody in the house used to call him as a Biley.  he was named NarendraNath Dutta at the annaprasshana ceremony but still he remained the same Biley for all .(Vivekananda for children -publisher : Sri Ramkrishna Math Chennai)

Panch Ganga Ghat: – a is among the five major and oldest ghats of Varanasi. This place is described in the Matsya Purana as an area of ​​influence of Vishnu .Its ancient name was Bindumadhav Ghat. This Ghat got its name from the ancient temple of Bindumadhav (Lord Vishnu). In the seventeenth century, this ancient temple was demolished by the Islamic ruler Aurangzeb, and a mosque was built from the rubble of that ancient temple. Since then the name of this place became Panch Ganga in place of Bindumadhav. For more information about this subject please visit :—

Indus Valley Civilization :- (2350-2000 BCE)

The remains of the Indus Valley Civilization, Shiva are also there. Shiva also has a name Pashupati. Pashupati means God of animals. Under the Indus Valley Civilization, a stone seal was found at a place called Mohenjodaro, in which Shiva is in a yoga pose (AADI YOGI) and is surrounded by a variety of animals. Shiva’s crown is like a trident, this seal is kept in the museum of Delhi.

One thing is clear that according to our convenience, we call Shiva by religion, civilization culture, deity and nature by any name Shiva is prevalent among all. Man himself is a creation of prehistoric times. The imagination of man’s prehistoric period, the sequence of development, Shiva is included in himself.
According to Hindu religion philosophy, God is omnipresent. Shiva is the history of human development journey from the beginning of nature till date. Shiva is the symbol of power – the combined power. Shiva is the symbol of any endeavor for the welfare of human life.
Shiva is the symbol of the communication of spiritual power. Shiva is the basis of nature and human relations, , and these cooperation.

Basant-Panchami, Saraswati Pooja, Nirala’s Birthday

“Why should the Hindu mother be worshipped? Our philosophers try to find a reason and they come to this definition: We call ourselves the Aryan race. What is the Aryan? He is a man whose birth is through religion .this is a peculiar subject, perhaps in this country; but the idea is that a man must be born through religion, through prayers. If you take up our law books you will find chapters devoted to this—the prenatal influence of a mother on the child”

India is a country of festivals. The geographical diversity and the changes in climate are also a major reason for this. One such festival is Basant Panchami. This festival shows the happiness of the arrival of spring .Nature gives information about the arrival of spring. Crops, trees, plants all cover the yellow sheet. To show respect for nature, it is custom to wear yellow clothes and special worship on Basant Panchami.

There is also a tradition of celebrating Basant Panchami as Saraswati Puja. According to the belief of Hinduism, Goddess Saraswati is considered to be the goddess of knowledge.

Since ancient times, knowledge has been considered paramount in Hinduism.

It is due to such belief that Maa Saraswati occupies the highest position. According to the concept of Hinduism since ancient times, the mother has been given the highest position in the society. for more information please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2019/09/19/bileybanarasvivekanandavaranasi/

SWAMI-VIVEKANANDA

“Why should the Hindu mother be worshipped? Our philosophers try to find a reason and they come to this definition: We call ourselves the Aryan race. What is the Aryan? He is a man whose birth is through religion .this is a peculiar subject, perhaps in this country; but the idea is that a man must be born through religion, through prayers. If you take up our law books you will find chapters devoted to this—the prenatal influence of a mother on the child”. (SWAMI VIVEKANANDA) for more information please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2021/01/11/is-vivekananda-still-relevant-today-national-youth-day/

 For this reason, there is a tradition of seeing the precious life provided by nature as a mother. Today, there is also the tradition of aarti of  rivers in Hindu holy places, (Varanasi,Haridwar,Prayagraj, and many places). for more information about Varanasi please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2019/12/31/oldest-living-city-happy-new-year/ Under the Aarti, the river is thanked for its priceless contribution to the development of human life. The religious Hindu still does not forget to thank the river for its life-form after bathing in the river. Many festivals of Hindus are associated with holy bathing in rivers. for more information please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2020/12/01/dev-deepawali-festival-of-light-city-of-light/ In the same way, the tradition of thanking forests, earth, country etc.

Hinduism cannot be imagined without rivers.

Let there be peace in my environment! Let there be peace in the forces that act on me! for more information please visit:- http://nithinks.com/2021/01/18/makar-sankranti-is-an-ancient-hindu-festival-or-the-burden-of-old-tradition/

Om. May peace radiate there in the whole sky as well as in the vast ethereal space everywhere.

May peace reign all over this earth, in water and in all herbs, trees and creepers.

May peace flow over the whole universe.

May peace be in the Whole Universe. And may there always exist in all peace and peace alone.

Om peace, peace and peace to us and all beings!

— (Translation by Swami Abhedananda, Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, India)

 Many historians believe that in ancient times the Saraswati language, script was popular among the upper class of the society. Saraswati language, script was used in the work of administration, due to the tradition of seeing the form of mother in rivers, nature, forests, trees, country,Surprisingly, Saraswati, the goddess of education, art and music, is first mentioned in the Yajurveda.(1500-1000B.C)

In many families, children are taught alphabets for the first time on this day. Similarly, the beginning of music practice is considered auspicious from today. Various types of cultural programs are organized in schools, educational institutions.

                   

 

SURYAKANT TRIPATHI (NIRALA) BIRTHDAY

There is hardly anyone in North India who is not familiar with the name of Nirala. Nirala’s birthday was on the day of Basant Panchami (Saraswati Puja) according to the Hindu calendar. Nirala Ji was no less than a revolutionary in Hindi poetry. Hindi literature was going through a phase of change, Nirala was one of the flag bearers of this change. Many people have called him the Walt-Whitman of Hindi literature. I find such a comparison meaningless because both came from different culture, civilization, language. It is just like comparing Kalidas and Shakespeare. Yes, an analogy can be seen in both legends, despite writing on modern problems, democracy, nature, human nature, in the literature of both legends, about the culture of the country and identity Deep attachment is seen.

अनमोल विरासत : मेरे नाना जी उन दिनों इलाहाबाद विश्वविद्यालय के छात्र थे , किसी कवि सम्मेलन में उन्होंने निराला जी के हस्ताक्षर लिए थे , निराला जी ने अपनी प्रसिद्ध कविता की कुछ पंक्तियाँ लिखने के बाद ,यहाँ पर अपने हस्ताक्षर किये हैं।

My Nana JI was a student of Allahabad University in those days. In a poet’s conference, he took autograph of Nirala ji. In his autograph Nirala Ji also wrote a few lines of his famous poem. This poem is one of the most famous poems of modern Hindi literature.

Jaago Phir Ek Baar pyaare Jagaate Hue Haare Sab Taare Tumhen, arun-pankh Tarun-kirana khaddee Kholatee Hai Dvaar-jaago Phir Ek Baar.

SARASWATI -VANDANA

In the schools of North India, the school routine begins with prayer. Saraswati Vandana has got place in most of these schools as a prayer. Nirala ji was written to Saraswati Vandana. Extremely talented, and due to being born on the day of Saraswati Puja and writing Saraswati Vandana, the general public also called him by the name of Saraswatis son.(Saraswati Putra) With his original writing, you have made a tremendous contribution to Hindi literature.

SAROJ SMRITI:-Mourning song

Nirala ji started the new tradition of poetry by breaking the old, orthodox traditions. In this episode, he wrote a poem in memory of his young daughter’s death. The compilation of this poem is known as Saroj Smriti.

Ram’s Shaktipooja (राम की शक्ति पूजा)

Nirala ji spent his childhood in Bengal. . In Bengal, there is an ancient tradition of showing Goddess Durga in Shakti form to show respect for women. This tradition is deeply felt not only in the religious, social movements of Bengal but also in Bengali literature.

Renaissance

For what is a nation? What is our mother country? it is not a piece of earth, Nor a figure of speech, nor a fiction of the mind .it is a mighty Shakti, composed of the shaktis of all the millions of units that make up the nation, just as Bhawani Mahisha Mardini sprang into being from the Shakti of all the millions of gods assembled in one mass of force and welded into Unity. The Shakti we call India Bhawani Bharti is the living unity of three hundred million, people but she is inactively imprisoned in the magic circle of the tamas the self-indulgent inertia and ignorance of her sons to get rid of tamas we have but to wake the Brahma within. (Sri Aurobindo)

The influence of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Vivekananda, Arvind Ghosh, the pioneers of the re-awakening of Bengal can be easily felt on Nirala’s literature. Ram’s Shakti Pooja poem was published in Nirala’s poetry collection Anamika

A STONE BREAKER

Aanand -Math

Nirala ji had translated Anand Math novel written by Bankim Chandra for more information please visit:- http://nithinks.com/2021/01/25/bharat-mata-mandirmother-india-temple-and-vande-mataram/

In his novel Anand Math, Bankim Chandra wrote the valor of the revolutionaries who challenged the British and made the Indians realize that freedom is their first right, which is the solemn duty of every Indian to achieve. The novel, based on the revolt of the monks of Bengal against British imperialism, had a song on the worship of the motherland. The title of this song was —- Vande Mataram. Later this title became the epitome of opposition to British imperialism. Its popularity can be understood from the fact that it was accepted for greetings throughout the country.

Aandolanjeevi or NewLeft MilitantTheirTechnology,TheirLine,Their Fraud

Lenin hoped that a truly enormous death toll would weaken the czarist regime—so the more starvation, the better. “He conducted systematic and outspoken propaganda against the relief committees,” his comrade Trotsky said much later. Four-hundred thousand people died of starvation, typhus, and cholera (.RED- FAMINE ANNE APPLEBAUM)

One has to understand the difference between Aandolan and Aandolanjeevi .

Changes are necessary for any society, and they cannot be stopped, they should not be stopped, otherwise, the society will stop, and any society, country which does not have speed, will die. No one can benefit from a dead country. The movement of different groups in the society to reach out to the government is a powerful medium, to pressure the government, to implement the right plan.

 Movement is a tool to reduce the gap between the legislature and the public. But movement cannot be any business. No movement can be opposed to the society, the people of the country. In the present times, many people have moved their ancestral business, for their selfishness they have corrupted the basic spirit of the movement. Such people are the biggest enemies of society, the country, and the general public. Such people have corrupted the sanctity of the movements.

“One does not establish a dictatorship to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.”

George Orwell 

AANDOLANJEEVI or New Left Militant Present and History

The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, during his address to the Parliament, laid special emphasis on two words.

1. AANDOLANJEEVI

2. FDI foreign destructive ideology ( I will discuss this again in an upcoming blog.)

The AANDOLANJEEVI is made up of two Hindi words AANDOLAN and JEEVI. AANDOLAN means Movement and JEEV means organism [people who depend on movements for their livelihood.] 

The Prime Minister advised the people of the country to avoid such people. Presently, the Prime Minister mentioned this in the context of the FARMERS movement. for more information about farmers movement please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2020/12/08/farmers-movement-or-khalistan-movement-referendum-2020/ Due to information technology and social media, these words started echoing in every house in India in a few hours. The Marxists, who had taken possession of media houses and universities in India, were frustrated. This uneasiness of Marxists was natural because these words were reminiscent of their old sins. for more information about this subject please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2019/04/30/rag-darbariparivardarbari-mobile-phone/

    ANDOLANJEEVI IS THE INDIAN NAME OF NEW LEFT MILITANT. 

The AANDOLANJEEVI (NEW LEFT) is not a new word, but the Marxist intellectuals, because of their selfishness, kept the information about the bloody history and fascism of Marxists in India hidden from the common people. In modern history, school books in India do not progress beyond the tyranny of Hitler. Mass Murderer Lenin Stalin, Mao has achieved the status of a saint in school books till date. The Marxist Communist ideology that sucks the blood of farmers, laborer’s and the poor remain sacred till date.  Collectively, communists killed as many as 100 million people.

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.

Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, and every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped.”

George Orwell

After the collapse of the Berlin Wall, after the Soviet Union shattered like a straw, the Marxist communists had a famine of ideology-based industry, the development of information technology, tales of red terrorists and their fake Gods; the public’s confidence was lifted by the supernatural, extra-terrestrial Marxist stories of the revolution.

 

In such a situation, the activists (AANDOLANJEEVI, NEW LEFT) were searching for a solution to overcome their unemployment. In such a situation, the AANDOLANJIVEE (NEW LEFT) allied with the crony (Fake environmentalists &Fake Feminist) environmentalists &Feminists. This satanic nexus became known as New Left. The main function of New Left imperialism is to sell dreams to the general public. 

Aandolanjeevi or New Left methodology: – Conflicts in society, opposition to democratic government, opposition to the country, opposition to democratic institutions of the country, and movements against them are the means of earning of the leftists. All such activities are like gold mines for leftists. Like vulture wholeheartedly, carefully waiting for an organism to die The new leftists also sincerely wait for the people to die in any conflict so that they can take full advantage of the deaths.

Lenin hoped that a truly enormous death toll would weaken the czarist regime—so the more starvation, the better. “He conducted systematic and outspoken propaganda against the relief committees,” his comrade Trotsky said much later. Four-hundred thousand people died of starvation, typhus, and cholera (.RED- FAMINE ANNE APPLEBAUM)

“We also talked about mediocre publicists who have nothing to

say to life and the world as a whole, of petty second-raters who

are only too happy when some nation, preferably a small and

wretched one, is constantly discussed—this gives them a

chance to show off their competence and cleverness, and to Not one of

them had preserved his own outlook, his own world. They had

been much more vivid in his memory. He must have

overestimated them in the past. Under the old order, which

enabled those whose lives were secure to play the fools and

eccentrics at the expense of the others while the majority led a

wretched existence, it had been only too easy to mistake the

foolishness and idleness of a privileged minority for genuine

character and originality. But the moment the lower classes had

risen, and the privileges of those on top had been abolished,

how quickly had those people faded, how unregretfully had they

Renounced independent ideas—apparently no one had ever

had such ideas!

( BORIS PASTERNAK who received the Nobel for Doctor Zhivago novel that made the whole world aware of the fake and murderous ideology of communists).

Newspeak:- George Orwell’s chilling portrait of a fictitious totalitarian state.

                    THEIR TECHNOLOGY, THEIR LINE, THEIR FRAUD 

Carefully avoids any encounter with reality or any exposure to the logic of a rational argument. Francoise Thom has argued this in her brilliant study La langue de Bois. The purpose of communist Newspeak, in Thomi,s ironic words, has been to protect ideology from the malicious attacks of real things.

Francoise Thom la langue de Bois, Paris 1984tr.c.janson newspeak London 1985.

AANDOLANJEEVI (NEW LEFT) has great expertise in high jacking any movement. In this business, the world of the entire Left helps them. The real issues are left far behind. A handful of leftists appear with farmers sometimes laborers, sometimes students, Feminists, and sometimes with the Environmentalists. The media only covers them, disagreeing with the Left has no meaning; the entire left gang starts to give arbitrary definitions and arbitrary problems. The leftists have no interest in finding a solution to the problem because the solution to the problem can be closed by the leftist shops.

A story explaining the functioning of the Left: –

Once upon a time, there lived a famous lawyer in a city, his fame was far and wide, and the lawyer had a son. The lawyer’s son wanted to become a famous lawyer like his father. It was natural for him to think so because he was intelligent in studying since childhood. After passing the advocacy examination from a renowned university in the country, the lawyer’s son came home; there was a happy atmosphere at home. A few days later, one day lawyer was ill, and he felt unable to go to court. Suddenly, the lawyer thought of a solution, he called his son and said, “You have passed the university examination with excellent numbers and have also enrolled in the court. I wish that the two cases which are being heard today are both you advocate in the court. His son was very happy with his father’s words and went to the court happily.

In the evening the lawyer’s son came home, his face glowing with joy and pride. Soon he revealed the secret of his happiness to his father and said, “Father, I have settled both the cases that have been going on for many years. You have won in both cases today. So much to hear that the color of the lawyer’s face was blown, In a trembling voice, he said, “My son’s fault is mine, that without giving you practical knowledge, I only trusted your magnificent numbers and sent you to the court.”

Do you know that this magnificent house was built on the charges of two cases that have been going on for years, all the expenses of your education came from the fees of these two cases, you and your education have ruined me. This is a joke, a satire on the judicial system that my lawyer friend told me and we both laughed at it for a long time.

Undoubtedly, AANDOLAJEEVI (New Left) is in real life as a lawyer. The leftists do not like to solve any problem; it is in the interest of the left to keep the problem constant.

                 Ministry of Truth

Language of the Left: – To make their dirty game a success, the Left has developed a completely fake vocabulary. Lenin, the messiah of the left, used to run a newspaper called Pravda (in Russia, Pravda means truth). This newspaper propagated Lenin’s bestial views and a newspaper with a surprising truth name would rarely speak the truth. This newspaper was a gathering of the fake leftist forces. Many such means of information were in the possession of leftists who spoke their language.

Subbotnik, social justice, poverty, peasants, all these words had a different meaning in the Marxist dictionary. These were not just words, but kind of ideological ammunition for the Left. With these weapons, the leftists wanted to conquer the whole world. But Nowadays There are many sources of truth, that truth is not alive at the mercy of the newspaper. The Ministry of Truth is destroyed. 

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf”. (George Orwell)

India is a country of diversity. There is a lot of languages, religion, and geographical diversity. For thousands of years, our tradition has been based on coexistence. Yet sometimes it is natural to have ideological differences in such differences, but we have successfully faced every such problem in history and have become stronger than before. Our diversity always seems to be an opportunity for the New left. It is our moral responsibility to keep leftists away from any such issues. The present-day farmer movement is an example of this. The leftists seized the issue for their benefit. to make money on such Kashmir and Naxal, the leftists did not hesitate to join hands with the imperialists of China and the Islamic terrorists of Pakistan. Currently is the right time to crush the New Left, without any hesitation, without any mercy.

Now Hind will become Pakistan : The slogan of the next generation of the Islamic terrorists

The ideology of Pakistan is to be internalized as faith, and that hate be created against Hindus and India: and Students are to be urged to take the path of jihad and Shahadat.

“Now Hind will become Pakistan

The slogan of the next generation of Islamic terrorists.

“Hans key liya hai pakistan lar key lengey Hindustan”.

HAANTH MEY LOTA MUH MEY PAAN LEKE RAHENGEY PAKISTAN

(1947)

I was not able to embed the original video here because it was not available online due to a copyright claim on mass media production(the production who made this video.)

These children, who dream of eating kebabs made from cow meat in India, are just a glimpse of the Education Department of Pakistan.

This video of forty five seconds was released by the Pakistan Army, this video shows how children are being converted into human bombs.
Pakistan has become a factory for children to make human bombs, Jihad is the only future for the children of Pakistan.
This did not happen in a single day, since the partition of India-Pakistan, Pakistan’s only long-term goal was the destruction of India.

Pakistan;- was working to a clear, indeed to a singular aim –and that was to break India . for more information please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2020/12/08/farmers-movement-or-khalistan-movement-referendum-2020/

Pakistan remain convinced that they can break India; that, if they cannot break India, they can bleed India to death ;if they cannot bleed India to death they can bleed India enough to hold India down to Pakistan’s level.

From kindergarten to undergraduate, madrasa to university the entire Pakistani education is engaged in hating Hindus and glorifying jihad.

“THE MOST GLORIOUS WORD IN THE VOCABULARY OF ISLAM IS JEHAD”

Altaf Gauhar,” Four wars, one assumption,” http://www.pakistanlink.com/opinion/99/sept/10/01.html.The point is that all these operations were conceived and launched based on one assumption:” that the Indians are too cowardly and ill-organized to offer any effective military response which could pose a threat to Pakistan. Ayub khan genuinely believed that “as a rule, Hindu morale would not stand more than a couple of hard blows at the right time and place”

It is important to clear one thing here that there is no difference, In jihadi education of private schools, government schools, and infamous madrasas.

It is not possible to tell all the examples here but some are presented here.

The Subtle Subversion: The state of curricula and textbooks in Pakistan

madrassas are not the only institutions breeding hate, intolerance, a distorted world view, etc . the authors report the educational materials in the government-run schools to do much more than madrasas. the textbooks tell lies, create hatred, inculcate militancy, and much more …….

in the teaching material, no concept of separation between the worldly and the religious be given; rather all the material be presented from the Islamic point of view.

four themes emerge most strongly as constituting the bulk of the curricula and textbooks of the three compulsory subjects :Pakistan is for Muslims alone.

That Islamic teachings, including a compulsory reading and memorization of the Quran, are to be included in all subjects, hence to be forcibly taught all the students, whatever their faith;

The ideology of Pakistan is to be internalized as faith, and that hate be created against Hindus and India: and Students are to be urged to take the path of jihad and Shahadat.

H NAYYAR & AHMAD SALIM Sustainable development policy institute, Islamabad

Maserati Ulum(Tarikh we Shahriyar) textbook for class 6 :

On the communal riots of 1947 “, Hindus and Sikh massacres of unarmed Muslims,”

Mutala a –I-Pakistan textbook for class 9 and 10: as soon as independence was declared in 1947 ” Hindus and Sikhs started an unhindered massacre of Muslims in India “

Mu’ashhrati Tulum, Punjab textbook for class 6: in 1885 the Hindus founded their political party, the Indian national congress ……

(An English man, A.O Hume founded the Indian national congress)

Higher secondary level textbook, Tarikh –I Pakistan: the Pakistan armed force s created a new record of bravery, and the Indian forces were defeated everywhere. ( Pakistan was split in this war. And one lakh Pakistani soldiers surrendered ). for more information please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2019/08/15/74th-independence-day-jihad-pakistan-hindu-massacre-and-traitor-media/

Pakistan came to be established for the first time when the Arabs led by Muhammad bin Qasim occupied Sindh & Multan in the early years of the eighth century, & established Muslim rule in this part of the south

Asian subcontinent. Pakistan under the Arabs comprised the lower Indus valley

( a textbook of Pakistan studies, compulsory)

Our country is Pakistan. we live in our country. Pakistan is an Islamic country .here Muslim live. Muslims believe in the unity of Allah. they do good deeds. (meri Kitab for class2)

The Hindu has always been an enemy of Islam( class 5th)

As the behest of the government (during the congress rule) Hindu goondas started killing Muslims & burning their property. (social studies, class 8th p 104)

Learning outcome: must be aware of the blessings of jihad (class9th&10th national bureau of the curriculum )

To make speeches on jihad & Shahadat( curriculum document, primary education, p 56)

The Urdu curriculum for the classes 9th &10th ” must love the Islamic world. Must be aware of the blessings of jihad

National bureau of curriculum & textbooks, ministry of education government of Pakistan, Islamabad p. 18

~ After class 5th the child will be able to~

  1. Understand the Hindu &muslim differences & the resultant need for Pakistan
  2. Acknowledge & identify forces that may be working against Pakistan
  3. Demonstrate, by action a belief in the fear of Allah
  4. Demonstrate a desire to preserve the ideology, integrity & security of Pakistan

Pakistan: A suicide bomb factory

“All Taliban are ISI Taliban. It is not possible to go to Afghanistan without any help of the ISI. Everyone says this”.

Brother of a pakistani suicide bomber killed in Afghanistan

(the wrong enemy : Carlotta gall)

“ we should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest   of our life there “

            Charles F Kettering (American inventor & businessman)

The man, according to the teaching of Islam, has been sent down as Khalifa-tul Ard, that is, he has been called upon to play the role of being a successor to earth. The earth has its own potentialities. It, too, has been created for a purpose. But man has been sent down as a responsible being and he is here to secure improvement of earth, of making this brown earth of God green. He is here to introduce order and reform, in the light of Heavenly mandate, what has been deformed by Satanic forces.

So far as the Holy Quran is concerned, there are numerous verses contained in it which highlight this concept of Jehad, and in one of the verses of the Holy Quran it has been clearly stated: “To those who strive unto us (Jahidu-fina) we always show them the way” (Chap: 29 V. 69). All this clearly means that Jehad also is a means of discovering the truth, of finding out what man should do in order to fulfil the law. Even search for knowledge is an aspect of Jehad and has been ranked as a Jehad-e-Ak bar, that is to say, it is regarded as a greater struggle as contra-distinguished from Jehad Bil-Saif (striving with sword) which is described as a Jehad-e-Asghar, that is, Jehad on the minor scale.

Economic, political, religious, failed all the way Pakistan is a threat not only to India but to the whole world. This is not a new the existence of Pakistan stands on opposition to India. Pakistan, a believer in tribal culture, is a country cluttered with many traditions and orthodoxies, where there is hardly any change in these areas since the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, a country which is strongly opposed to change. Pakistan, where the meaning of change is considered to be opposed to Islam, an Islamic country always struggling against the pace of time. The jihad against the neighboring country of India not only gives Pakistan a global identity, but the holy fight of jihad keeps the whole country tied in one thread. Pakistan has a unique belief towards Islam, a religion adopted in fear, compulsion, greed, which has nothing to do with the culture of Pakistan, which has nothing to do with the ancestors of Pakistanis. Pakistan is among the few countries in the world _ whose culture, civilization, history, is all anti-Islam, and Pakistan is a staunch Islamic country. A country carried on by imposing Islamic imperialism as its happiness Allah’s command – idolaters will burn in hell, Pakistan engaged in last attempt to save idolaters from hell.

Who is Bharat Mata(Mother India)? Is it against Islam to say Vande Mataram?

For what is a nation? What is our mother country? it is not a piece of earth, Nor a figure of speech, nor a fiction of the mind .it is a mighty Shakti, composed of the shaktis of all the millions of units that make up the nation, just as Bhawani Mahisha Mardini sprang into being from the Shakti of all the millions of gods assembled in one mass of force and welded into Unity. Sri Aurobindo

Bharat Mata Ki Jay—Victory to mother India

We do not consider anyone else as mother Mother and motherland are superior even to heaven.”

BANKIMCHANDRA-ANANDAMATH

Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world and also the holiest city of Hindus. It is also called the city of temples. For more information about Varanasi please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2020/12/01/dev-deepawali-festival-of-light-city-of-light/ Temples have been built here at every stage of India’s history. According to Islamic philosophy in the days of Islamic imperialism, many ancient temples were demolished due to the prohibition of idol worship, but new temples were being built by Hindus as soon as they got the chance, due to this the importance of this city always remained in Hindu culture. Even today there are countless temples here. Many temples are very unique and bizarre – For more information about this Topic please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2021/01/18/makar-sankranti-is-an-ancient-hindu-festival-or-the-burden-of-old-tradition/ one such temple is ——

Bharat Mata Temple. (Mother India) In this temple, the country of India is depicted as Bharat Mata.

Bharat Mata Temple in Varanasi is located about a kilometer from Cant- railway station. This temple is near Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth University. The temple has a beautiful campus. The walls of this campus depict major events related to India’s freedom struggle through paintings. The Fine Arts Department of the University is also on this campus, due to which a large number of students can be seen here. Bharat Mata Mandir(Mother India) is a two-story building made of sandstone on the campus. Important Information related to the temple is written on the information plate.

The building was designed by freedom fighter Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta and was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936.

The central atrium houses a map of undivided India (Akhand Bharat carved in marble as a votive object. The main building is double storied and square in plan. The map comprises 762 square pieces of marble measuring 11″x11″ Bach was built by 30. Sculptors and 25 masons. The relief map sunken in the floor can be seen from the first floor circumambulatory passage. It measures 950 m x 920 m at the scale of 1:405500 (1 inch being equal to 6.4 miles). The temple building is situated at a slight height, for which some stairs have to be climbed.

Complete Vande Mataram National Song (Rashtra-Geet) is written on both sides of the main door. Gayatri Mantra is inscribed on the main entrance of the temple. Swastik, the sacred mark of Hindus, is also built here. Do not pay attention to any Marxist, Propaganda; it is a very ancient Hindu symbol that has been in use for thousands of years. (These signs have also been found in the excavations of Harappa, Mohenjodaro). Some holy Hindu icons made with it can break the heart of any communist, Marxists.

SIX POINT STAR

SIX-POINTED STAR(SHATKONA) is two interlocking triangles; the upper stands for Shiva, ’Purusha’(male energy) and fire, the lower for Shakti,’Prakriti’(female power) and water. Their union gives birth to Sanatkumara, whose sacred number is six.

EIGHT POINTED STAR

EIGHT POINTED STAR (eight-pointed star is also known as Ashthalakshmi or Star of Lakshmi. (Lakshmi or Laxmi a Hindu Goddess) for more information please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2020/12/03/hindu-philosophy-and-the-importance-of-peace-9-11-1893-9-112001/

 What is the historical similarity between these holy and thousands year old Hindu icons and the holy symbols of Jews, The Star of David, Seal of Solomon? It would be better if left to historians.

On entering the main gate, a geographical map of India is made on the floor. This map shows Akhand Bharat (this map precedes the partition of India-Pakistan), for this reason, it is called Bharat Mata Mandir(Mother India). For the children studying in school, away from the world of boring books and school settlements, this was a great place to give them some good and entertaining education.  

Who is Bharat Mata? Why do we say Bharat Mata Ki Jai? Why do we say Bande Mataram? Answers to many such questions and our philosophy of civilization, culture, history, and the geographical journey can be done very easily here.

Mother is very important in Hindu religion, philosophy, due to this reason, nature, sacred rivers; a cow has the status of the mother in India.

Swami Vivekananda, who introduced the whole world through Hinduism, culture, yoga, and meditation, said that _

Her curse is a blessing!

“One who does not worship his mother can never truly rise.”

In India, the mother is the Centre of the family and our highest ideal. To us, she is representative of God, as God himself is the mother of the universe.

BHARAT MATA by ABNINDRANATH TAGORE (1905)

Why should the Hindu mother be worshipped? Our philosophers try to find a reason and they come to this definition: We call ourselves the Aryan race. What is the Aryan? He is a man whose birth is through religion .this is a peculiar subject, perhaps in this country; but the idea is that a man must be born through religion, through prayers. If you take up our law books you will find chapters devoted to this—the prenatal influence of a mother on the child.

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The following lecture was delivered at Cambridge, December 17, 1894, and recorded by Miss Frances Willard’s stenographer.

Sita is typical of India— idealized India. The question is not whether she ever lived, whether the story is history or not, we know that the ideal is there.

India did not even have its own independent national flag at the time of British colonialism. Every nation in the world has its own national flag, which symbolizes that country’s independence, sovereignty, integrity, unity. According to Indian civilization and culture, imagining the country as a mother was also compatible with the feelings of the common people of the country.

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee arrived under such circumstances. He had not said anything new – he had interpreted the Gita afresh. Amidst an atmosphere of despair, there was an assurance of victory in the verses of Gita.

Shri Krishna chanted the mantra of Shakti during Kurukshetra, encouraging Arjuna the war-bearer. After a long time, those mantras again filled the youth with hope. In his novel Anand Math, Bankim Chandra wrote the valor of the revolutionaries who challenged the British and made the Indians realize that freedom is their first right, which is the solemn duty of every Indian to achieve.

The novel, based on the revolt of the monks of Bengal against British imperialism, had a song on the worship of the motherland. The title of this song was —- Vande Mataram. Later this title became the epitome of opposition to British imperialism. Its popularity can be understood from the fact that it was accepted for greetings throughout the country.

In protest against Lord Curzon’s partition of Bengal —-

One slogan echoed throughout the country —– Vande Mataram

On seeing any British, children also started announcing Vande Mataram to tease him.

Describing the same incident, famous Bengali writer Vimal Mitra has written that after seeing a British officer who went out on a morning walk, some children started shouting Vande Mataram, upset and annoyed by this incident. British officer said ———-

             THIS HORRIBLE BENDEMATRAM WILL MAKE ME MAD.

Mahatma Gandhi himself, a very popular mass leader throughout the country, used Vande Mataram in place of greeting in his correspondence. For many revolutionaries who were hanged, the same sentence was used while hanging —— Vande Mataram. for more information please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2020/10/02/gandhi-irrelevant-on-social-media/

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BHARAT -MATA

Sometimes as I reached a gathering, a great role of welcome would greet me: Bharat Mata ki Jay—‘Victory to mother India.’ I would ask them unexpectedly what they meant by that cry, who was this Bharat Mata, Mother India, whose victory they wanted. My question would amuse them and surprise them, and they not knowing exactly what to answer, they would look at each other and at me. I persisted in my questioning. At last, a vigorous Jat wedded to the soil from immemorial generations, would say that it was the dharti, the good earth of India that they meant. What Earth? Their particular village patch, or all the patches in the district or province, or in the whole of India? And so question and answer went on, till they would ask me impatiently to tell them all about it. I would endeavor to do so and explain that India was all this that they had thought, but it was much more, The mountains and the rivers of India, and the forests and the broad fields, which gave us food, were all dear to us, but what counted ultimately were the people of India, people like them and me, who were spread out all over this vast land. Bharat Mata, Mother India was essentially these millions of people, and victory to her meant victory to these people. You are parts of this Bharat Mata, I told them, you are in a manner yourselves Bharat Mata, and as this idea slowly soaked into their brains, their eyes would lit up as if they had made a great discovery.

                                  Jawahar Lal Nehru :- The Discovery of India.  for more information please visit:- http://nithinks.com/2020/11/13/nehru-architect-of-spineless-india/

Vande –Mataram and Muslims:– Vande Mataram song was opposed by Muslims because of the worship of Hindu Goddess Durga at someplace in it. Islam believes in monotheism, for this reason, the Muslim spirit is hurt by singing the song Vande Mataram.

A committee was formed keeping in mind the sentiments of the Muslims. Nehru, the chairman of this committee, was appointed and Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad was also placed in this committee. The committee while submitting its report said that at the beginning of the song Vande Mataram there is a praise of Mother India, but later lines mention Hindu Gods and Goddesses. In order to maintain Hindu-Muslim unity and avoid controversy, only the homeland praise section of this song was accepted as a national song. Ravindra Nath Tagore’s “Jan-Man-Gag” was accepted as the national anthem to avoid controversy.

BHAWANI MANDIR

                            What is a nation? The Shakti’s of its millions.

For what is a nation? What is our mother country? it is not a piece of earth, Nor a figure of speech, nor a fiction of the mind .it is a mighty Shakti, composed of the shaktis of all the millions of units that make up the nation, just as Bhawani Mahisha Mardini sprang into being from the Shakti of all the millions of gods assembled in one mass of force and welded into Unity. The Shakti we call India Bhawani Bharti is the living unity of three hundred million, people but she is inactively imprisoned in the magic circle of the tamas the self-indulgent inertia and ignorance of her sons to get rid of tamas we have but to wake the Brahma within. (Sri Aurobindo)

For a subject people, there is no Royal Road to emancipation. They must wade to it through struggle sacrifice slaughter, if necessary. history suggests no short-cut other Nations also were weak disunited and denationalised like ourselves it is the rallying cry of freedom that combined their scattered units drawing them together with a compelling and magical attraction those who would win freedom must first imbue the people with an overpowering conviction that freedom is the one thing needful without a great ideal there can be no great movement small baits of material advantages will not nerve them to High Endeavour and heroine self-sacrifice; it is only the idea of national freedom and national greatness that has that overmastering appeal we must not bend the knee to others but try to be worthy of our past—- here is an ideal which if set forth with conviction and power cannot fail to inspire self-sacrificing action we need faith above all things faith in ourselves faith in the nation faith in India’s destiny.——————-

            Sri Aurobindo- Bande Matram (Vande Mataram) Newspaper April 25th, 1907. Sri Aurobindo (Vande Mataram song was translated into English by you. I have shown here only those lines which have been accepted as a national song.)

I bow to thee, Mother,

richly-watered, richly-fruited,

cool with the winds of the south,

dark with the crops of the harvests,

The Mother!

Her nights rejoicing in the glory of the moonlight,

her lands clothed beautifully with her trees in flowering bloom,

sweet of laughter, sweet of speech,

The Mother, giver of boons, giver of bliss.

(India.gov.in)

The flags were physical evidence of the sudden and dramatic rise in the importance of national identity for Americans. But what does the American flag represent, and what are the cultural values it celebrates? For some, it is McDonald’s, Disney, and baseball. For others, its values are defined by those of the early British settlers who brought their own culture and language. For the African-American community and millions of Hispanic immigrants, it is none of these.

Wal-Mart reportedly sold 116000 flags on September 11 and 250000 the next day. Compared with 6400and 10000on the same days a year earlier.” The demand for flags was ten times what it had been during the gulf war, flag manufacturers went overtime and doubled, tripled, or quintupled production”.

                      SAMUEL P. HUNTINGTON: – WHO ARE WE?

                                 Pakistan Islamic Propaganda and Hindu phobia 

The Hindus consider the land as their mother and god. They consider it very holy. But they shit on it! They will plough it! What kind of absurd belief is this…

The Hindus believe that the partition of the subcontinent has chopped their god into several pieces. Pakistan consists of the hands of their God. Afghanistan consists of the legs of their god. And it is there duty to collect all the chopped parts of their god to give it the old shape. Therefore it is extremely essential to conquer all the country in the subcontinent .that is why they started hatching conspiracies against Pakistan soon after august 1947.they have mastermind Pakistan’s disintegration ……..

BHARAT-MATA VANDE MATRAM & ISLAMIC PROPAGANDA

Some temples of Hindus have maps of India. One of the temples in Benaras (Varanasi) shows Pakistan as part of India in the map. The Hindus worship this map. Some Hindus sacrifice human beings to please their gods. The Hindus of Madras and Calcutta buy a human being and then slaughter him. They drink his blood and eat his flesh to please their gods. This rite is called Marbati and it is performed twice a year. It has been banned now but it is still widely practised secretly…

Amir Hamza the intellectual head of the Majallah ad-Dawa, Hinduism The Murderer of Humanity. for more information please visit:- http://nithinks.com/2019/08/15/74th-independence-day-jihad-pakistan-hindu-massacre-and-traitor-media/

These things cannot be laughed at only. for more information please visit:- http://nithinks.com/2020/12/08/farmers-movement-or-khalistan-movement-referendum-2020/

Bloodthirsty people like Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao killed millions with the help of Propaganda. It cannot be avoided considering it as an internal issue of a failed country Pakistan. Such unrestrained things are part of Islamic Jihad. Such propaganda is bolstered by active Islamic extremists within the country and poor politics of appeasement.

For the past few years, the opposition of Vande Mataram, the opposition of the Indian flag, the country’s Republic Day, the Independence Day, has been opposed on the basis of the notion of Islamic monotheism. India is not an Islamic country, Sharia law cannot be imposed here.

Such pointless things not only insult our revolutionaries, the feelings of countrymen, but also our thousands of years old culture and civilization. The Muslims of the country have to understand clearly that the sentiments of this country cannot be mocked by praising Islam, and not this great country can be shaken by showing fear of Jihad and Gazwa-e Hind.

However, it is definitely that with such antics, people start to look suspiciously towards Islam.

After the Partition of India and Pakistan, the Muslims who did not go to Pakistan and stayed in India undoubtedly accepted mixed culture in place of religious fundamentalism, now they will have to live on it. for more information please visit:- http://nithinks.com/2019/10/30/sardar-patel-enemy-no-1-why-family-marxists-islamic-politicians-believe-this/

SARDAR PATEL INDIAN MUSLIM &KASHMIR ISSUE

To Indian Muslims, I want to ask only one question. In the recent all India Muslim conference, why did they not open their mouths on the Kashmir issue? Why did you not condemn the action of Pakistan? These things create doubts in the mind of people. So as a friend of Muslims, I want to say a word and it is the duty of a good friend to speak frankly. It is your duty now to sail in the same boat and sink are swim together. I want to tell you very frankly that you cannot ride on two horses. Select one horse whichever you like best .those who wants to go to Pakistan can go there and live in peace! let us here in peace to work for ourselves……

6 January 1948 SARDAR PATEL

VANDE MATARAM

Makar Sankranti is an ancient Hindu festival or The burden of old tradition?

A Knowledge of History, even of the darkest past, can be quite useful, even for the future. (Anatoly Markusha, Miracles on wheels)

Makar Sankranti is a festival that is celebrated in different ways throughout India. Basically, it is a harvest festival. The variety found in food and drink across India, likewise, is also found in this festival. In another sense, it is a good example of unity in diversity.

This festival is known as Lohri in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, Khichdi in North India, Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Makar Sankranti in West Bengal, Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Orissa Sankranti, in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Sankranti Foods made with jaggery, lai (Food made by roasting paddy, millet, etc. Lava.) chuda (Flattened rice,) sesame, etc. are consumed in this festival. Currently, the tradition of flying kites is also a part of this festival.

The oldest form of Makar Sankranti: –

Makar Sankranti is a festival of happiness with the arrival of a new crop, with the end of winter, and the sun enters Capricorn. According to Hindu beliefs, Sun (Surya) is the only visible God, and this festival is dedicated to him. Taking a bath in holy rivers on Makar Sankranti is a tradition to pay reverence to the sun.

Banaras(Varanasi): – Because Varanasi is the city where the entire Indianess is seen. If a tableau of the whole of India is to be taken in a limited place, it is possible only in Varanasi, and perhaps this is why Hindus have so much attraction towards Varanasi. For more information about , Benares(Varanasi,Kashi) please visit:- http://nithinks.com/2020/12/01/dev-deepawali-festival-of-light-city-of-light/

This time, Makar Sankranti is also special. A full year has passed in the outbreak of coronavirus, the arrival of the New Year, two days later the corona vaccine will be available to the general public.

 Thousands of years of tradition and present:

 The struggle of a common man in the rapidly changing circumstances of the country and the world, the engagement of information technology with the general public, the apprehension of the people towards the future, the thinking of farmers towards the on-going farmer movement in the country, the thinking of farmers on the government’s attitude To answer all the questions, I found the festival of Makarsankranti in Banaras to be the most appropriate.

 Apart from this, one thing was bothering me for many days. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of the country wrote in his book Glimpses of World History about Makarsankranti —- 

THE BURDEN OF OLD TRADITION

“I sat reading; the calm of the early morning was broken by distant voices and rumblings, ever-growing stronger. I remember that it was the Sankranti day, the first big day of the Magh Mela, and the pilgrims were marching in their thousands for their morning dip at the Sangam, where the Ganga meets the Jumna and the invisible Saraswati is also supposed to join them. And as they marched they sang and sometimes cheered mother Ganga—- Ganga Mai ki Jai—- and their voices reached me over the walls of Naini Prison. As I listened to them I thought of the power of faith which drew these vast numbers to the river and made them forget for a while their poverty and misery. And I thought how year after year, for how many hundreds or thousands of years, the pilgrims had march to the Triveni. Men may come and men may go and governments and empires may lord it awhile and then disappear into the past, but the old tradition continues and generation after generation bows down to it. Tradition has much of good in it, but sometimes it becomes a terrible burden, which makes it difficult for us to move forward. It is fascinating to think of the unbroken chain which connects us with the dim and distant past, to read accounts of these melas written 1300 years ago—- and the mela was an old tradition even then. But this change has a way of clinging on to us when we want to move on, and of making us almost prisoners in the grip of this tradition. We shall have to keep many of the links with our past, but we shall also have to break through the prison of tradition wherever it prevents us from our onward march.”

Was Nehru’s statement a scientific thought? Did Communist, Marxist have a fancy attitude towards religion? Did Nehru have any faith in Gandhi’s Ramrajya? Could anyone who believed in Gandhi’s Ramrajya use such language for a Hindu festival? Was this Nehru’s vision?

Why was Nehru so deeply intolerant of Hinduism as deeply sympathetic to the Red Terrorists? (communists)

NEHRU

Nehru’s views towards Lenin in Glimpses of World History- “The year you were born in —-1917 —was one of the memorable years of history when a great leader, with a heart full of love and sympathy for the poor and suffering, made his people write a noble and never –to-be-forgotten chapter of history. In the very month in which you were born, Lenin started the great revolution which has changed the face of Russia and Siberia.” 

With the rise of nationalism in the present, the Nehru ideology being weak and meaningless, making an effort to understand the future, I also decided to participate in this festival.

Holy deep:-

I reached Rajghat at about 4 a.m in the morning before dawn. First of all, I went to a small tea shop, got my attention to the Stone plate near the shop.

The name of the great poet Rabindranath Thakur was written on this stone plate and the route connecting the main road to Rajghat is named after him. I was listening to people while sipping tea at the tea shop. The topic of their discussion was based on the drainage system built by James Prinsep in Varanasi. One of these people introduced himself as Ashutosh Kumar Yadav, after taking some valuable information on this subject and thanking him, I moved towards the ghat.

There were some small shops close to the ghat, which were selling toys for children, beauty articles for women, some girls were selling flowers, lamps (Diya) some poor, beggars were also seen, There is also the practice of charity after a holy bath in Makarsankranti festival, so after talking to the people there, it came to know that many beggars have gathered from the surrounding areas in the hope of donation there. There was not much crowd at the ghat, after looking carefully for a long time; I realized that the crowd that came to take a holy bath of Makarsankranti can be divided mainly into some category. The maximum number of people were from the nearby rural areas, these people mostly came by bus, then the people who lived near the river banks, the youngest boys, the girls showed the most enthusiasm, this enthusiasm was natural given their age .the challenge of bathing in cold, icy water had become an encouraging atmosphere. Some saints – monks also appeared, very calm, solemn, some aged for whom this festival was a chance to relive the old, pleasant days when they were children, and come with their guardians, Some of the police force also appeared ready to help with promptness, after a short walk, I decided to move towards the next ghat.

It was still dark, most of the ghats were still silent, the corona effect could not be ruled out, I slowly moved forward, on a ghat I suddenly heard my favorite song ringing in a low voice, It was great to hear this song on this special occasion. मानो तो मैं गंगा माँ हूँ ,न मानो , तो बहता पानी . if you have faith I am mother Ganga, without faith just flowing water.

This song is written by the famous poet of Varanasi, Anjaan . Going near, a young man was playing this song on his mobile phone in a slow voice and giving food to some street dogs, while sitting on a bench, I heard the whole song. Walking further, I saw many people feeding food to different animals in many places. In Hinduism, giving food to the needy is considered to be the most sacred duty, even if it is an animal. Later on, I saw many people, some feeding birds, some monkeys; some unclaimed dogs Due to the outbreak of Corona, when all the industries were closed down, free food grains and money were being given by the government to the people living below the poverty line.

 

Then how much people must have been helped by these habits! It seems to me that even now people may not have needed personal help; such habits must have been of great importance in fighting famines and epidemics. Perhaps to fight the epidemics, famines, society must have gradually developed such a system with the participation of the people.

 Struggling with many thoughts, I reached the Gaay Ghat. After Rajghat, some crowd appeared here, a small temple was built on the banks of the river, after taking bath, and devotees were offering Ganga water to the idol of Lord Shiva in the temple. 

Some youngsters were taking mobile selfies while bathing in icy water, some were also doing some religious rituals in great calm. At one place some sadhus were chanting the Shanti Mantra while studying in school as a child; I had also memorized the Shanti mantra. I also started to hum from a distance. The Shanti Mantra is mentioned in the Upanishad’s, and Veda’s. Probably since then, people have been humming them on the banks of the Ganges.

 Hindu philosophy and the importance of peace.  

ॐ सह नाववतु |

सह नौ भुनक्तु |

सह वीर्यं करवावहै |

तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै॥

ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः॥

Om! May God protect us both together; may God nourish us both together;

May we work conjointly with great energy,

May our study be vigorous and effective;

May we not mutually dispute (or may we not hate any).

Om! Let there be Peace in me!

Let there be Peace in my environment!

Let there be peace in the forces that act on me!

ॐ द्यौः शान्तिरन्तरिक्षं शान्तिः

पृथिवी शान्तिरापः शान्तिरोषधयः शान्तिः । वनस्पतयः शान्तिर्विश्वेदेवाः शान्तिर्ब्रह्म शान्तिः

सर्वं शान्तिः शान्तिरेव शान्तिः सा मा शान्तिरेधि ॥

ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

— यजुर्वेद ३६:१७

Om. May peace radiate there in the whole sky as well as in the vast ethereal space everywhere.

May peace reign all over this earth, in water and in all herbs, trees, and creepers.

May peace flow over the whole universe.

May peace be in the Whole Universe. And may there always exist in all peace and peace alone.

Om peace, peace, and peace to us and all beings!

— (Translation by Swami Abhedananda, Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, India)

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 The darkness was still dense. But one could easily see the giant painting on the walls.

The huge painting of Lord Shiva on a wall was very attractive. In this painting, Lord Shiva is depicted as the protector of nature.

Walking slowly, I reached my destination Panch- Ganga Ghat. There is a hundred of thousands of years old tradition of bathing in the Ganges in Varanasi, all the Ghats have their own historical significance, and there are many festivals of bathing in the Ganges in Varanasi. Religiously, bathing at this place was of paramount importance.

Shadow of Islamic imperialism and the Makarsankranti:

A Knowledge of History, even of the darkest past, can be quite useful, even for the future. (Anatoly Markusha, Miracles on wheels)

Panch-Ganga is among the five major and oldest ghats of Varanasi. Its ancient name was Bindumadhav Ghat. This Ghat got its name from the ancient temple of Bindumadhav (Lord Vishnu). In the seventeenth century, this ancient temple was demolished by the Islamic ruler Aurangzeb, and a mosque was built from the rubble of that ancient temple. Since then the name of this place became Panch Ganga in place of Bindumadhav.

With the tradition of bathing in the holy river on special occasions, and with such small habits, did our ancestors manage to save their religion!

 Could we save our religion only with the help of our culture!

Who were those people who not only kept their traditions alive even after the destruction of their temples, idols of Gods but also defeated foreign invaders?

Maxim Gorky the founder of soviet literature

Schools should introduce one more, very important, subject- The History of labor, the brilliant and tragic history of man’s struggle with the natural world, the history of his discoveries and inventions, his victories and triumphs over the forces of nature.”

           

And a little later he wrote: “I believe very strongly in miracles made by the intelligence and imagination of man; I know no other miracles.”

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Remembering my great ancestors, I also decided to take a holy dip on this holy day, the holy place of the holy city. Makrasankranti has been one of my favorite festivals since childhood, but before today Makarsankranti meant for me only the taste of many types of dishes, and flying kites throughout the day. Today’s experience was completely new to me and was like a cultural journey that I cannot forget in my lifetime.

Is Vivekananda still relevant today? (National Youth Day)

“One who does not worship his mother can never truly rise.”
In India, the mother is the Centre of the family and our highest ideal. To us, she is representative of God, as God himself is the mother of the universe.

Vivekananda was a very lion among men. We perceive his influence still working gigantically. We know not well how, we know not where, in something not yet formed, something leonine, grand intuitive up hearing that has entered the soul of India and we say —- Behold! Vivekananda still lives, in the souls of the mother and the souls of the children.
(Sri Aurobindo)


——– NATIONAL YOUTH DAY: ——-


The government of India announced that 12 January be observed as the national youth day all over the country 12 January being the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.

In his own words, applied to his own Master, “He was contented simply to live that great life and to leave it to others to find the explanation.”

Is Vivekananda still relevant today?
I have tried to collect here the teachings of Vivekananda which are equally important today.

A LEADER LEADS BY EXAMPLE:-


A leader leads by example:- Sam Manekshaw, The Hero of the 1971 India-Pakistan war, once said that “India’s biggest problem is not corruption, or political -weakness, but the absence of responsible leadership”.


Alexander said that “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep, I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion”.

These things show the importance of leadership. But to become a leader one needs to sacrifice. If a person is willing to die for doing some big, then only he can be a true leader. Vivekananda has cited lack of true leadership as the main reason for the failure of the 1857 revolution, for this reason; perhaps, he awakened the people who provided true leadership in every field to the country.
Even the greatest people of his time could not live without being influenced by him. People like Nikola Tesla, Aldous Huxley, Tolstoy, J. D Salinger, Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Arvind Ghosh, Nivedita, Jamshedji Tata, Vimal Mitra, Shachindranath Sanyal, Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Rockefeller were influenced by his ideas.


“I do not know how many of the younger generation read the speeches and writings of Swami Vivekananda . But I can tell you that many of my generations were very powerfully influenced by him, and I think that it would do a great deal of good to the present generation if they also went through Swami Vivekananda’s writings and speeches, and they would learn much from them. … If you read Swami Vivekananda’s writings and speeches, the curious thing you will find is that they are not old. … He gave us something which brings us, if I may use the word, a certain pride in our inheritance. … What Swami Ji has written and said is of interest and must interest us and is likely to influence us for a long time to come. … Directly or indirectly, he has powerfully influenced the India of today. And I think that our younger generation will take advantage of this fountain of wisdom, of spirit and fire, that flows through Swami Vivekananda.”
Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru


“Daridra Narayan” The service of the poor is the greatest religion, it is the service of the motherland, and the service of the motherland is the greatest work. “Even one person in the world is hungry as long as everyone is guilty.”


“I shall not return until I burst on society like a bombshell, and it will follow me like a dog”

When the rich people showed no enthusiasm in public welfare work, Vivekananda once said angrily between Pramadadas Mitra and the respected people of the city. After proving this to be true in 1893 in the Parliament of Religions Chicago, Vivekananda returned to his Shiva city in Varanasi in 1901.The arrival of Vivekananda in 1902 had a different meaning, now that Swami Vivekananda was a world-renowned, philosopher and scholar, but extremely weak and sick. The famous author (Shankar in his book the monk as man in chapter 4 pages 175, 176 of his 31 diseases. )Swami Ji came to Banaras this time and stayed in the Gopal Lal Villa (raja Kali Krishna Thakur garden house) the locals also called this place as Sondha Bass, here Vivekananda stayed for almost a month. he described this place as health friendly. For more information about Gopal Lal villa and Swami Vivekananda ji please visit :-

THE UNKNOWN LIFE OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA


THE SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AND MOTHER –WORSHIP


Her curse is a blessing!
“One who does not worship his mother can never truly rise.”

In India, the mother is the Centre of the family and our highest ideal. To us, she is representative of God, as God himself is the mother of the universe.
(The Monk as Man the Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda)

Hindu Goddess Kali


“Dancing mad with joy,
Come, O Mother, come!
For Terror is Thy name!
Death —is in Thy breath
And every shaking step
Destroys a world for e’er.”
“It all came true, every word of it, “he interrupted himself to say.
“Who dares misery love,
Dance in Destruction’s dance,
And hug the form of death—


Swami Vivekananda Quotes


Vivekananda had a relationship with Lord Shiva and his Kashi from his birth till death. For more information please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2019/09/19/bileybanarasvivekanandavaranasi/

“I am glad I was born, glad I suffered so, glad I did make big blunders, glad to enter peace. I leave none bound, I take no bonds. Whether this body will fall and release me or I enter into freedom in the body, the old man is gone, gone forever, never to come back again! The guide, the Guru, the leader, the teacher has passed away; the boy the student, the servant is left behind. Behind my work was ambition, behind my love was personality, behind my purity was fear, behind my guidance the thrust of power! Now they are vanishing, I drift. I come! Mother, I come!”


Fear and fearlessness
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the Upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word “fearlessness.”

Be brave! Be strong! Be fearless! Once you have taken up the spiritual life, fight as long as there is any life in you. Even though you know you are going to be killed, fight till you “are killed.” don’t die of fright. die fighting. Don’t go down till you are knocked down.

I AM IN THE EVERY RELIGION AS THE THREAD THROUGH A STRING OF PEARLS. WHEREVER THOU SEEST EXTRAORDINARY HOLINESS AND EXTRAORDINARY POWER RAISING AND PURIFYING HUMANITY, KNOW THOU THAT I AM THERE.”

Each soul is potentially divine.

The goal is to manifest this divinity within, by controlling nature, external, and internal.

do this either by work .or worship, or psychic control, or philosophy—by one or more or all of these —-and be free .

this is the whole of religion. doctrines, or dogmas, or rituals, or books, or temples, or forms, are but secondary details.

1893 (PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS CHICAGO)

I AM proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth. I am proud to tell you that we have gathered in our bosom the purest remnant of the Israelites, who came to Southern India and took refuge with us in the very year in which their holy temple was shattered to pieces by Roman tyranny. I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and is still fostering the remnant of the grand Zoroastrian nation. I will quote to you, brethren, a few lines from a hymn which I remember to have repeated from my earliest boyhood, which is every day repeated by millions of human beings: “As the different streams having their sources in different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee.”

A GIRL WITH A BASKET, A GIRL WITH A SMARTPHONE AND THE NEW DIGITAL AGE.

We should all be concerned about the future because We will have to spend the rest of our life there.

A GIRL WITH A BASKET, A GIRL WITH A SMARTPHONE AND THE NEW DIGITAL AGE.

The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing. (Douglas Engel Bart)

In this digital age, we have an opportunity to transform the lives of people in ways that were hard to imagine just a couple of decades ago. (Prime-minister Narendra Modi at Silicon Valley on 26th September 2015)

In childhood, there was a chapter in the school’s English subject book. The name of this chapter was-  A GIRL WITH A BASKET.

This was a true incident. William .C. Douglas, a noted American scholar, and judge of the Supreme Court wrote the incident based on an experience during his visit to India. This visit of Douglas to India was an attempt to understand the culture of India and to explore the pulse of this country. During this trip, he was also scheduled to visit Ranikhet. (Ranikhet falls in the state of Uttarakhand) and is a beautiful hill station on the mountain range of the Himalayas. Douglas had to go from Delhi to Bareilly by train, and then he had to travel further by road. The best means to understand India is by train. In a country with such diversities, the train is like a live movie showing the diversity of India. Douglas also got a glimpse of India’s diversity during his train journey. As he wrote, the train and platforms were filled with Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, soldiers, merchants, priests, porters, beggars, and hawkers. Almost everyone was barefoot and wore a loose white robe (shirt). When the train goes from one city to another city, it passes through countless villages on the way. India is still an agricultural country; seventy years ago industrialization was limited to a few big cities. Douglas has given a very good description of the villages visible from the train window.

When Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa, his reputation had come to India before him, his reputation as a true nationalist, and a warrior against British imperialism. Despite this, he found that due to being away from India for a long time and being an Indian, he again needed to understand India socially, economically, politically. To know India and get acquainted with its diversity, he also chose the train itself. If any traveler wants to understand India by train, then Gandhi’s writing on this subject must be read. .

It may be better to walk on foot than a train, but it will require a lot of time, and patience. Douglas probably took a passenger train, as he has written that it was also stopping at every small station while going from Delhi to Bareilly. Douglas was trying to make the common Indian’s view of world events, perhaps a comparative study, of equality and contradiction in the views of the Indian government and the common Indian.

  During the train journey, Douglas landed at a small railway station to talk to fellow travelers on the platform. Then a crowd of refugee children surrounded him. In 1947, the partition of India and Pakistan was done based on religion, due to which about ten million Hindus had to leave their homes, property, jobs, employment in the new Muslim country of Pakistan and come to India. (BIGGEST MASS MIGRATION OF HUMANITY)

These refugee children belonged to a family who had lost everything in “Partition”. Selling goods made from hand.

 All these children were selling simple handmade baskets. Inspired by the spirit of helping children, Douglas purchased some baskets even when not needed. During this time, a nine-year-old girl also repeatedly urged him to buy her basket. Douglas had both his hands filled with small baskets. The reason Douglas expressed his inability to buy the girl’s basket. The girl’s eyes were filled with tears. Douglas felt pity for the girl. He wants to give some money to the girl as help, but the girl rejects his kindness and asks to buy the basket again. Douglas now had to buy a basket to help the girl. That little girl’s face glowed with delight when Douglas bought the basket. Douglas was very impressed by this incident.

Pt. Nehru

 Later, during a meeting with the first Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru he mentioned this incident. He said that this incident gave him a glimpse of a wonderful Indiathe self-respect of the people of India, and the urge for freedom.

This wonderful story had no significant effect on me. Because my young age could not understand the real beauty of this story, and all my attention is more than the story: Which question can be asked from this chapter in the exam? 

RANIKHET (INDIA)

I liked and disliked this chapter for some other reasons. the story mentioned Ranikhet, my father, who was the Executive Engineer in the Government Department, was posted in Ranikhet for a few years (Uttarakhand was not a separate state then, it was included in Uttar Pradesh). school in Varanasi studying I felt that my information about Ranikhet was more than the rest of the students, my English teacher allowed me to speak on Ranikhet while teaching this chapter.

The reason for disliking this chapter was: – Many classmates believed that the poverty of the country has been exaggerated in this chapter:- “Almost everyone was barefoot and wore a loose white robe shirt”. (KURTA a type of Indian shirt ), It seemed too much the number of such people is very less.

A few years ago this story was read in a magazine, so the attention turned to another thing as Douglas wrote that Nine million people left Pakistan and came to India, driven by the fear of religious fanaticism. They were poor people to start with; they were poorer as they began their long trek, for all they could carry, was a bit of food and a few belongings. Soon they were out of food. A few days after they started, they begin to fall by the way-side from the weakness of hunger and died where they fell. “ 

 I read many books of history on India-Pakistan but there was no mention of starving people anywhere in them. In its place, there are countless incidents of the slaughter of Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan. Douglas has not written a word about this massacre. It is amazing. (?)

We should all be concerned about the future because

                                       We will have to spend the rest of our life there. 

           CHARLES.F.KETTERING,

                                              American inventor and businessman

                                        A GIRL WITH A SMARTPHONE 

India has seen a dream of digital India. From latest science to latest technology, everything should be available at the tip of one’s finger. (NARENDRA MODI)

Life has changed completely in a few months due to corona. Ramnagar, a famous place adjoining Varanasi, the former Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri, used to live here. Whenever I have to pass through Ramnagar I have to stay at a tea shop. This has been going on for years. The owner of this small shop is 74-year-old Ram Lal Ji. Very cheerful, sociable, very little schooling, but aware of the history of Varanasi (Banaras) (once told in conversation that he did not feel like in his schooling, so left school as a child But due to hobby of reading novels, read many books)

  After a few months due to Corona:- a young boy was sitting at his shop. I stopped to take tea. On inquiring, it was found out that Ram Lal Ji had given this tea shop on rent, and started working at a grocery store. The grocery store was nearby, so the idea of meeting him walked towards the grocery store on foot. Ram Lal Ji appeared smiling at the grocery store. Looks a little weak. I said hello ” looking weak”.

In response, he said, “I am old, not weak.” Ram Lal ji has only one wish that his granddaughter should get educated well and become self-dependent.

 I already knew his family. One of Ram Lal Ji’s two sons is alive and lives in the state of Gujarat. One son died years ago. The wife and daughter of the deceased son now live with Ram Lal Ji. On the question of renting his tea shop, he said that some rent will also be available, and working at the grocery store here will also earn some more income. There has been a big loss in Corona Lockdown; it will take some time to get the vehicle back on track. Suddenly smiling said “Corona has an advantage” I wondered how Corona benefited.

A large part of my earnings had to be spent on coaching and tuition of my granddaughter and that will not happen now. Did I ask how? Ram Lal Ji told that Tuition and coaching were all closed due to Corona, during this time, my granddaughter made a habit of studying in herself. He meant to say that the availability of lectures by eminent scholars on any subject became very convenient. Now even after the situation is normal, he said that now there is no need for coaching, etc. I got his point right in this context. He wanted to tell that mobile (Smart –Phone) is a very useful Electronics Gadget but for the next generation.

So incredible!

 A common urban old man of the oldest living city of the world (Varanasi) was trying to explain to me what I had read a few years ago in a book “The New Digital Age Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business” Written by Eric Schmidt (Executive Chairman Google) and Jared Cohen Director, Google Ideas. 

“The most important pillar behind innovation and opportunity ——education——will see a tremendous positive change in the coming decades as rising connectivity reshapes traditional routines and offers new paths for learning. Most students will be highly technologically literate, as schools continue to integrate technology into lesson plans and, in some cases, replace traditional lessons with more interactive workshops. Education will be a more flexible experience, adapting itself to children’s learning styles and pace instead of the other way around Kids will still go to physical schools to socialize and be guided by teachers, but as much, if not more, learning will take place employing carefully designed educational tools in the spirit of today’s “………………

Ram Lal ji said to me let’s take tea. We both walked slowly and reached Ram Lalji’s tea shop. Due to the nature of Ram Lal Ji, he has many well-wishers, even in this very short foot-journey; some people were found who were asking for his well-being. The conversation started again CORONA. Ramlal Ji has a treasure of stories related to the city of Varanasi. Now he told some stories related to the epidemics heard in his childhood. Suddenly a 13 -14-year-old girl came from a bicycle, and a little angrily said to Ram Lal Ji, (Dada) grandpa now you leave the habit of keeping the mobile off, grandma want to tell you, something then I have to come as a messenger. Ramlal ji replied with a laugh “I keep my mobile closed only to avoid your grandmother’s nonsense”.(Ramlal ji uses a basic feature phone- voice calls and text messages only).Looking at me, he said, ” She is my granddaughter”

A shy smiling girl of 13-14 years, self-respecting, fearless, a glimpse of a changing country. I finished my tea, thanked Ramlal Ji, and proceeded towards my destination with lots of new information. A few years ago, the facts which I had read-only in the book, were seeing them come true in real life so soon, a pleasant surprise!

I wondered a phone that is cheaper than $100 hundred dollars,(seven thousand ₹) if bought old, is close to$ 40 Three thousand five hundred,( 3500₹ ) once again thanks to the telecommunications companies of our country, who are probably providing the world’s cheapest internet service.:- providing data 1.5 GB daily( for28 days) phone calls, and messaging facilities for less than ₹200 $3 three dollars.

Has information ever been available so cheaply in human history? Has there ever been so much more democratization of knowledge? Is this just the beginning of the digital front? Is digital ahead like a double-edged sword? Many questions that are not answered by an ordinary person like me.

Famous Hindi writer, poet Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan had said that:-

         “Hot iron needs to be beaten cold iron has a long time to beat”.

                        “गर्म लोहा पीट ठंडा पीटने को वक़्त बहु-तेरा पड़ा है “

Imagination and emotions do not last long so decided to write my thoughts immediately.

But the journey from basket to Smart Phone is a pleasant feeling. It looks like a pleasant picture of a changing India and a new world.