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Deoband: Root of terrorism in South Asia

Modern Islamic terrorism has its roots in the Wahhabi ideology. This ideology of Arabia then also came to India.(Deoband ,Saharanpur seventy five miles north of Delhi) Today this imported ideology has poisoned the whole South-Asia. Terrorism is not only getting strengthened by this ideology but remains the biggest obstacle in the way of Muslims eager to join the mainstream of India.

Announcement of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

THIS IS OUR MESSAGE TO ALL MUSLIM BROTHERS:- Today jihad is an obligation for all Muslim men and women; an obligation upon them, upon their wealth, and upon their sons. These infidels came to our country to destroy our Islam. If you call yourself a Muslim, come and work for Islam. The infidels are lying to you when they say they are giving you assistance. Be sure, they are never truthful in what they say. Never believe them. They are the sons of Satan. If anyone helps these infidels in any way, that person is an infidel, and that person will be given the death sentence. Quickly withdraw your hand of support for the government. If anyone does not withdraw their support, they will be sentenced under Sharia law. Do not go to school. If anyone goes to school they will be sentenced under Sharia law. If anyone shaves their beards, or cuts it shorter than Sharia rules, and if anyone goes to a dog fight, or if a driver takes them to a dog fight, they will face a very strong sentence. You must grow opium; this is a jihad against the infidels, and be sure that no one can eradicate your fields.

Government members should be beheaded, and their property should be looted.

Mosque in Zangabad February 2006 (THE WRONG ENEMY – CARLOTTA GALL)

2021:- An Afghan woman posted a despondent tweet to her American friend.

“The Taliban are clearly visible from the window. Every house is being carefully searched. Women who worked in the media and government offices of the former government are facing rape, forced marriage with Afghan terrorists and the death penalty”. waiting for turn——

Do any of these words reflect the effect of time? Whereas there is a gap of fifteen years between the two statements. Radical Islam acts like an eraser, or has been doing so. It is opposed to the changes that take place over time. Islam is committed to sending the whole world to the time of Muhammad. This is completely different from the the theory that science has proposed(Time never stops it is unstoppable and also constantly changing). It is an unscientific but an extremely powerful force of belief and ideology. Fanaticism and beliefs can mislead the speed of time. Or fanaticism and belief want to swindle time to their advantage. This is one of the few disadvantages of globalization of the world. Ideology, disease can take over the whole world in a very short amount of time. The events of Corona and 9/11 have proved this. Now it would not take centuries for the plague to come from Europe to South Asia. In the same way, Islam which came out of Arabia and reached Spain and Sindh (now part of Pakistan) would not take years. 9/11 – American travelers, American planes, American buildings, pilots educated in American universities just Islamic ideology and a world power was on his knees.

No weapon can stand against any ideology. Ideology can use any object as a weapon according to the time. Islamic fundamentalists are very well aware of this.

SHEIKH SALMAN AL-AUDA

Concept of jihad involved using all means possible : “All aspects of life are a battlefield . For him, the rifle, the airplane, ideology ,and the economy were all weapons . Islam has the power and the capability to establish an international regime on the foundations of Islamic justice. He also hoped that he could witness this victory: He envisioned the struggle leading to the worldwide spread of Islamic belief: “Islam has the power and the capability to establish an international regime on the foundations of Islamic justice. ” He also hoped that he could witness this victory:—– I seek that Allah the highest will provide us with comfort by giving us the privilege to see the realization of the fate of the dominant infidel nations of the West, and that he will bring joy to our hearts, and those of our descendants, by our witnessing the fall of these entities that took control over the Muslims…and I plead with him to take revenge. Allah will take revenge against the tyrants with his sword in this world and in the world to come. (Hatred’s Kingdom – Dore Gold)

Revenge against non-Muslims is not just a word, it does not describe the action of personal vendetta, but in this act of revenge, there is an idea of ​​complete destruction of non-Islamic culture. The radical Islamic vision of the future is hidden in this revenge action. . Revenge is actually an Islamic industry. This retaliation includes the killing of the enemy (no doubt non-Muslim). Interest in business is a dirty concept. This notion is enough to strangle any industry. Away from modern education, good Muslims study courses from the time of Aurangzeb (the arch-Muslim ruler). Away from modern technology. Equipped with a 300 year old course, these youths can do only medieval employment. The whole economy is based not on construction but on destruction. Robbery, arson, rape, selling of women are all permissible.

Terrorism is the most deadly weapon of Islam

These attitudes were common in Saudi mosques as well. Speaking in one of the main mosques of Mecca on October 6, 2001, Sheikh Wajdi Hamzeh al-Ghazawi gave no indication of remorse over the attacks on America. He was also highly defensive about the term “terrorism”. (HATRED’S KINGDOM How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism).

The [kind of] terror [in Arabic, “striking of fear”] that is permissible according to Islamic law is terrifying the cowards, the hypocrites, the secularists, and the rebels, by imposing punishments [according to the religious] law of Allah…. The meaning of the term “terror” that is used by the media…is the jihad for the sake of Allah. Jihad is the peak of Islam. Moreover, there are religious scholars who view it as the sixth pillar of Islam.

Every Islamic Fanatics is familiar with this Deadly Weapon .It has been taught to him since childhood. These ideas have been passed on from generation to generation. . South Asian Muslims, who see Mir Qasim’s attack as the light of Islam. Every Muslim invader as a Muslim hero.(MIR QUASIM,MUHAMMAD GHAURI,MAHMUD GHAZNAVI,BABUR)All these invaders were mass murderers of non-Muslims, destroyers of idolatry and followers of the fundamentalist ideology of Islam. Converted Muslims see the victory of Islam in every attack and every tyranny, the period before Islam’s arrival in South Asia is described in the books of Madrasa’s as a time of darkness. The history of South Asian Muslims are very limited and malicious.

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet. (Shakespeare) Unfortunately, this applies not only to good things but also to bad things. Taliban became a HYBRIDIZATION OF DEOBANDISM and Salafism (supporting Islam as it had been under the prophet Muhammad and his immediate successors) which the Wahhabi presence of the 1980s had made possible . Ahmed Rashid – Taliban

Deoband (Dar-ul-Uloom)

From 1820 some Moulvees of India declaring them selves to be disciples of Syud Ahmed of Bareilly, whom they styled Ameerul Momencen and Iman Homan (chief and leader of the faithful), began to preach the Wahabee creed in this country… They preached to the common people that Hindustan is now a Darool Harab (or country of the infidels): therefore it behoved all the good Mehomedans to wage war against the infidels. Moulvee Syud Emdad Ali Khan, An Epitome of the History of the Wahabees, 1871

History of Deoband

Deoband (Dar-ul-Uloom) was founded in 1866 by two jihadis.
The basic duty of this educational institution was to make India an Islamic nation according to the Wahhabi ideology (Jihad), but after 1857 (the Mughal Empire of India was defeated), the British government did not accept any such Islamic ideology. “After 1857, the main (Hidden) objective of Deoband was to bring Muslim art, science, civilization, and culture to the common people. And under the education system, the study of Quran, reading of Hadith was made compulsory. Visiting the tomb of Muslim Pir, Music and dance were declared un-Islamic (this was the way of spreading Muslim art and civilization) All Muslims were asked to keep distance from the modern changes taking place in India, British courts etc. The emphasis was placed on maintaining the ideology of Jihad in its original form under the most radical ideology of Wahhabi and Islam. Very cleverly maintaining the original nature of jihad, it was emphasized that now is not the right time for jihad.

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-Akbar, 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.

At the age of five, children were admitted to the Deoband madarassa, until they were young, they lived in the madarassa. A brainwashed Islamic theological soldier, a robot army of Islamic fundamentalism. (emotionless) Soon the Wahhabis, who came out of the Deoband Educational Institute, wrote a new chapter of bigotry. Soon the old radical Islamic ideology was further sharpened by Deoband in South Asia. Thousands of “holy Muslims” emanating from Deoband soon started painting the whole South Asia in their favorite colour. The Deobandis carried the modern orthodox Islamic ideology out of the Arabian desert to every corner of South Asia.

Rise of Deoband in Pakistan and Afghanistan

“THE WOMEN OF THAT LAND

ARE OF SUCH DELECTABLE BEAUTY

ONE COULD SLAY A HUNDRED FIRANGIS

WITH THE POWER OF HER BUTTOCKS.” (Firangis A foreigner, especially a white person. Kashmiri Akbarnama Afghanistan)

PATHANS IN AMBUSH (1840 BY LIEUTENT JAMES RATTERY FROM HIS COSTUMES OF THE VARIOS TRIBES OF AFGHAUNISTAN

There was anger towards foreigners in Afghanistan due to the Anglo-Afghan War (1839). This anger had prepared the perfect pitch in Afghanistan for the development of the Wahhabi ideology. The Anglo-Afghan war is a long series. This was the beginning of a conflict between the big guns (Soviet Union – UK) and local fundamentalists. Soon the struggle of imperialism and radicalism wrote a new chapter in history, the Western imperialist ideology, armed with modern technology, clashed with the fierce fighters armed with radical Islamic ideology on the tribal of Afghanistan. And the followers of Wahhabi ideology took full advantage of this situation. Rigid lifestyle, tribalistic thinking, glorification of murder, inter-tribal slitting, in spite of all this they all had a common enemy– The non-Islamic foreigner. The dream of defeat of the non-Islamic was overshadowed by all mutual enmity.

India Pakistan Partition:-

Many Deobandis migrated to Pakistan after India’s independence. Jamaat-e Ulama-e Pakistan was established in Pakistan by Mufti-Mahmud. He was a Deobandi and had a firm belief in the Wahhabi fundamentalist ideology. Mufti Mahmud was also the Chief Minister of the North West Frontier of Pakistan. Presently his son Fazal Ur Rahman is the president of Jamaat-e-Ulema-e Pakistan. Because of the Anglo-Afghan war, the Afghans, who considered every western country and western people their enemy, considered the non-believing communists to be born enemies. Due to the Afghan policies of the Soviet Union, the number of Deoband madsrassas in the border areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan and the number of students enrolling in Deoband madarassas increased tremendously. The hardline ideology of Deoband madarassas came very useful to the Islamic forces in the “Holy War” upon the arrival of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.

THE GREAT GAME BEGINS

Educated fighters from Deoband Madarassa in Pakistan blew the bugle of jihad against the Soviet Union. In the American effort to make Afghanistan the Vietnam of the Soviet Union, America provided a lot of money to the Deoband madarassas, the fusion of Deoband and Wahhabi was very useful here. Deobandi madarassas also received loads of money from Gulf Countries for the propagation of Wahhabi. The rulers of Pakistan, and the army also successfully used this Holi fighters (Useful Idiots) in their anti-India foreign policy. The street goons became the heroes of the Islamic world overnight.
New enemies of communist imperialism on the world stage in changed circumstances.

“ALL TALIBAN ARE ISI TALIBAN. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO GO TO AFGHANISTAN WITHOUT THE HELP OF THE ISI. EVERYONE SAYS THIS.” (Brother of a Pakistani sucide bomber killed in Afghanistan ). The street goons became the heroes of the Islamic world overnight. “HE WAS NOT EVEN STREET SMART. HE WAS SO STUPID IT WAS EASY FOR THE ISI TO USE HIM.” (Hafizullah Khan about Mullah Omer)
The power struggle in Afghanistan began as soon as the Soviet Union left Afghanistan. The deobandis fully cooperated with the Taliban who believed in the most radical ideology. Many Taliban leaders and fighters were educated in the madarassas of the deobandis. A tribal fanatic ideology was now seeking expansion, flourishing with Pakistan, Gulf countries, American help. Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda (the concept of Global Islam) together with the local Taliban of Afghanistan and the Pakistani army soon made the whole world aware of their unity and alliance. The ideology of this alliance was completely based on the Islamic ideology of Deoband.

DEOBAND & THEIR SECRET WEAPON

Deoband used another secret weapon to avoid a direct confrontation with the regime in India’s democratic system and to maintain its importance in the daily life of every Muslim. —– Fatwa. Efforts were made under the fatwa to make Sharia an integral part of the lifestyle of every Muslim, it continues unabatedly even today.

Fatwa:- Fatwa means guidance on any subject of life according to Sharia. Fatwa is not the opinion of any mufti or religious person. Only an Islamic organization that has the authority to issue a fatwa can issue it. deoband has got this right. It is mandatory for every Muslim to follow a fatwa. deoband Fatwa:- There will be no such thing in the daily routine of life on which fatwa has not been given. From getting up in the morning till going to sleep at night, everything comes under the purview of fatwa. What deoband thinks for non-Muslims in the light of Quran and Hadith can be inferred from some fatwas.

UNSPASH

Heart wrenching Fatwas:-

What should a true Muslim do to an animal that he has kept for sexual intercourse?

If a goat is pregnant then having sex with goat is halal or haram?

Is it wrong to have sex with a minor child and with a goat?

Halal :- The word Halal is used for lawful in Islamic law. Haram :- Forbidden in Islamic law.

Deoband’s thoughts on the subject :- “If there is no ejaculation (inside the animal) its meat and milk are Halal without question,” rule the Ulema of Dar al-Ulum, Deoband, “But if there is ejaculation, it is better to kill the animal and bury its flesh. No one should eat it, though it is not haram to eat it.” And so on.

How much rights should non-Muslims (Hindus, Christians, Jews) get according to Deoband )

Non-Islamic:- The lowest people of the universe. THE WORD Kafir is also used as a term of abuse, The Fatwa-i-Rizvia . But in sharia it is a legal term. According to shariah he who is not a Muslim is a kafir . These are rights which flow from the grace, so to say, of Islamic power and the Islamic State. And they are accorded even in nominal terms- solely in view of their accepting and submitting themselves to the suzerainty of Is lam. Kafirs as such have not even these minimal, nominal rights. There is no covenant between Muslims and them.

Those Indians who consider every religion equally, see mosque-temple, church with a single glance, believe in the supremacy of the constitution,
Such people who believe in nation supreme, not religion, who see equality in the religious texts of Hindus and the Quran, such secular people are also ENEMIES OF ISLAM for Deoband. These are utterances of kufr, they declare. A person who has such beliefs and teaches such beliefs is not a Muslim but an infidel and an apostate, they declare. He is a reprobate and a heretical inventor, in fact an infidel and an apostate, they repeat. Muslims should keep away from him rather than listen to his infidel utterances. This is pure totalitarian ideology. Just like Marxists, Maoists. Deoband wants to control the life of every Muslim in India, and fatwa is one such instrument. These fatwas are very important for Islamic believers. These fatwas have the same importance in Islam as the decisions of the Supreme Court in a democracy. Fatwas are compiled and kept. Maulana who study Islamic subjects and associated with mosques study these fatwas and on the basis of this give their opinion on any problem. The number of these fatwas is in the thousands, and they are increasing year after year. A collection of fatwas is also published from time to time.

Radical Islam and its meaning in South Asia

We are all aware of the horrors of the Taliban, but the exploits of their ancestors were many times more frightening. Due to the non-availability of information technology and due to the blindness of other countries of the world, they could be recorded only in the history books. I will not go too far back here and talk only about the coming into existence of Pakistan and atrocities on non-Muslims.

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

1947__ The biggest exodus in human history, the massacre of Hindus, Sikhs, forced conversions, Of raping countless women, At the same time, it is also a saga of women’s sacrifice, bravery, and courage.

“The story tells how the Hindu Sikh population of this tiny village was attacked by 3000-strong-armed Muslims, how badly out weaponed and outnumbered, the besieged had to surrender, but how their women numbering 90 in order to “evade inglorious surrender” and save their honor jumped into a well “following the example of Indian women of by-gone days”. Only three of them were saved. “there was not enough water in the well to drown them all” The Statesman of April 15, 1947, narrates an event that took place in village Thoha Khalsa (PAKISTAN) of Rawalpindi District.

1971:- There was an order in writing to kill Hindus

“Senior Pakistani officers would later admit much of this targeting before a secret Pakistani postwar judicial inquiry.it noted that “senior officers like the C.O.A.S(CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF) & C.G.S(CHIEF OF GENERAL STAFF) were often noticed jokingly asking as to how many Hindus have been killed” one lieutenant colonel testified that lieutenant general A.A.K Niazi, who became the chief martial law administrator in East Pakistan & head of the army eastern command,” asked as to how many Hindus we had killed. In May, there was an order in writing to kill Hindus” from a brigadier (Niazi denied ordering the extermination the Hindus ) another lieutenant colonel said “there was a general feeling of hatred against Bengalis among the soldiers and the officers including generals. They were verbal instruction to eliminate Hindus” THE BLOOD TELEGRAM (INDIA’S SECREAT WAR IN EAST PAKISTAN -GARY J. BASS)

Crowd chanting Allah O Akbar slaughtered Hindus, raped women, four lakh people forced to become refugees in their own country Terrorism incidents become an everyday occurrence Countless bomb blasts The death of countless innocent people continues even today for forty years. ( If only the events and the place are named then it will be a work of many days) Is there any difference between all these heartbreaking incidents and the brutality of Taliban, or ISIS?

Is there any difference between all these heartbreaking incidents and the brutality of Taliban,& ISIS ? Is there a difference between the Jewish hatred of Hitler and the Hindu hatred of the Pakistan Army. Is there any difference between rape of Yezdi women by Islamic jihadists and rape of Hindu women? Is there any difference between communist assassin ideology and Islamic fundamentalist ideology? The ideology of the Taliban has not emerged suddenly, it is traced back centuries of Islamic brutality, and belief in terrorism. There is nothing like Good Taliban and Bad Taliban, terrorism can be used by any country in its interest for a short amount of time, but it is harmful in the long run. All the countries suffering from Islamic terrorism of the world should come on one platform, and unitedly oppose the Islamic fundamentalist ideology.

CREDITS:-

.THE WRONG ENEMY (CARLOTTA GALL) .The World of FATWAS OR THE SHARIAH IN ACTION (ARUN SHOURIE) .The Qur’anic Concept of War (Brig.S.K.Malik) .ISIS THE STATE OF TERRO (JESSICA STERN & J.M.BERGER) .HATRED’S KINGDOM How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism (DORE GOLD ) .GOD’S TERRORISTS The Wahhabi Cult and the Hidden Roots of Modern Jihad (CHARLES ALLEN) .THE BLOOD TELEGRAM (Gary .j Bass) .MUSLIM LEAGUE ATTACK ON SIKHS AND HINDUS IN THE PUNJAB 1947 COMPILED FOR THE SGPC BY (S GURBACHAN SINGH TALIB) .RETURN of a KING AN INDIAN ARMY IN AFGHANISTAN (WILLIAM DALRYMPLE)

SACHINDRA NATH SANYAL A great, forgotten freedom fighter.

Many people sacrificed their lives in the struggle for the freedom of India. But there were some great personalities who not only sacrificed their lives but also inspired thousands and thousands of people to fight for freedom. One such great revolutionary was —— Sachindranath Sanyal.

Who was Sachindra Nath Sanyal? Congress and Marxists made a malafide attempt to keep this greatest revolutionary in oblivion after independence. Why the struggles of this greatest revolutionary could not find a place in the history books.

A Glimpse of Sachin Da’s Contribution in India’s Freedom Struggle.

Sachindra Nath Sanyal spent twenty one years in prison out of fifty years of his life.

Sachindra Nath Sanyal was the only revolutionary who was sentenced to life imprisonment twice.

Sachindra Nath Sanyal also had three younger brothers. Jitendra Nath Sanyal, Rabindra Nath Sanyal, Bhupendra Nath Sanyal. Brothers of Sachindra Nath Sanyal were also active in the armed freedom struggle, due to which all these brothers also had to go to prison many times. and spent years in jail in the freedom struggle.

The book “Bandi – jeevan”(A LIFE OF CAPTIVITY ) written by Sachindra Nath Sanyal is called the Bible of Indian revolutionaries, which was translated into more than twenty-eight languages and countless people who read this book chose the path of revolution for the independence of the country.

Sachindra nath Sanyal was the founder of “Hindustan Republican Association”

Sanyal was a close associate of the famous revolutionary Rash Bihari and Subhash Chandra Bose. Sachindra Nath Sanyal was the political teacher (GURU) of great revolutionaries like Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Trilokya Chakraborty, Bhagwati Charan Vohra, Nalini Kishore Guh, Baba Prithvi Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Lala Hardayal, Ajit Singh . Sachindra Nath Sanyal was popularly known as Sachin Da among revolutionaries.

This country and countrymen will always be indebted to Sachin Da. His entire family struggled for the freedom of the country, Hardly any other example can be found. Sachindranath Sanyal was not only a revolutionary, a great philosopher, writer, teacher and creator of the entire army of revolutionaries. There is no revolutionary who wasn’t influenced by Sachindra da. Sachindra Nath Sanyal was a great warrior who attempted to re-arm revolution in India after the revolt of 1857. Well, I personally like to evaluate any person on the basis of work, not on the basis of that person’s family, and personal relationships, but Sachindra Sanyal’s subject is something very different . Sachin da’s never giving up and striving nature was developed by his family. Apart from this, very little has been written on Sachindranath Sanyal, and that is why very few people know about him so I decided to write this post to make more and more people acquainted with Sachin Da.

Life introduction:-

Sachindranath Sanyal was born on 3rd June 1893 in his ancestral residence in Madanpura locality of Varanasi. His father Harinath Sanyal was a nationalist person. His mother Kshirodhavasini was an indomitable, courageous and pious woman. They raised their children in a nationalist environment. His father was an accountant in the army. He was transferred from place to place. Due to which the childhood of Shachindranath Sanyal was spent in cities like Kolkata, Banaras, Peshawar etc. Two childhood incidents which reveal Sachin da’s nature and determination.
When Sachin da’s father was posted in Shimla (the summer capital of those days) he once saved his younger brother Jitendra by risking his life. (he saved the life of his younger brother who had slipped and was about to fall from the hill of Shimla)
Once a young British horse rider had pushed his mother while riding a horse, on which Sachindra da beat up that defiant young man. His father died in 1908, due to which Sachin Da’s family shifted to their ancestral house in Banaras (Varanasi). For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2021/06/20/yoga-how-tech-yogi-saw-the-light-of-the-future-in-the-brahmastra-of-the-hindu-nationalists/

Encouraging Arjuna the war-bearer.

To understand Sachin Da, one has to understand that era. The era of the nineteenth century was the era of “renaissance of India and mainly of Bengal”. The national movement was getting social, political, economic and moral support from this Bengal renaissance. Poems of Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Ranglal Bandyopadhyay, with national sentiment And most importantly —– Bankim Chandra Chatterjee.
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee reinterpreted the Gita, the holy book of the Hindus. Durgeshnandini, Anand Math and Devi Chaudharani written by Bankimchandra also presented armed rebellion against injustice as an ideal. अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा यथैव च. Non Violence is the ultimate religion (Dharma) So too is violence in service of Dharma. Even killing a Brahman who has come to kill you is not a sin. 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. The exploitation of British imperialism had created discontent throughout the country. The freedom struggle of 1857, the French Revolution, the Irish struggle, Japan’s victory in the Russia-Japanese War had strengthened the spirit of nationalism. Harinath Sanyal, influenced by the spirit of nationalism, admitted Sachindra and his younger brother to the Anushilan Samiti. Along with the exercise, the youth were also imparted the education of nationalism. Gradually such organizations were becoming popular among educated middle class youth in other parts of the country as well.

ANUSHILAN :-(To give serious thought to a subject).
It was founded by Satish Chandra Basu in 1902. It was also known as the first school of revolutionaries.
It is clear from seeing the symbol of Anushilan Samiti that this committee had a firm belief in the concept of motherland of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. The only objective of this organization was to prepare the members of Anushilan Samiti for any sacrifice for the motherland. Here the map of united India, and in clear letters, “जननी जन्म-भूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरियसी” (MOTHER AND MOTHERLAND ARE SUPERIOR EVEN TO HEAVEN) can be seen. For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2021/01/25/bharat-mata-mandirmother-india-temple-and-vande-mataram/

After 1885, Ramesh Chandra Dutt, and Dadabhai Naoroji also started to attribute the poverty of India to British imperialism in the Congress sessions. In the famine of 1887-90, lakhs of people died in Bengal, the 1905 break-up(Bengal partition ) further ignited the flame of revolution. Swadeshi Swaraj, and boycott of foreign goods gained more momentum. Leaving the path of persuasion in the freedom movement, Tilak, Bipin Chandra Pal, Lala Lajpat Rai (Garam-Dal) came out. Lala Lajpat Rai was imprisoned in 1907, Tilak in 1908. There were many cases against Bipinchandrapal. The British government resorted to harsh repression. Press Act, Arms Act was enacted. The repression of the British government further fueled militant nationalism. National movements gained more momentum. The thoughts of Sachindra Nath Sanyal were formed in this background.

FROM WHITE CITY TO CITY OF SHIVA

The ancestors of Sachindra Sanyal had settled in Benares (Varanasi)from Bengal. The ancestors of Sachindra da were a distinguished scholar. Impressed by his scholarship, Raja Chet Singh of Banaras had appointed him as a Pandit.

While working on Sachin da’s story, dusting off some old reading rooms and libraries in Banaras, I came to my attention to an article published in a years old magazine. In this short article written about Sachin Da
(barely ten lines) The author, Mrs. Monica Sanyal, who wrote this article, had written about the arrival of Sachin da’s ancestor to Benares and the appointment of a Pandit in the court of Raja Chet Singh. This was an extraordinary information for me. Because in this one line, the secret of nationalism of Sachin da’s family, and attachment to revolution was hidden.

During the time of Raja Chet Singh, a rebellion had failed in Banaras. What if this rebellion had been successful? Perhaps the country would have become independent on 15 August 1781 instead of 15 August 1947 (yes the dates are the same). Undoubtedly, the ancestors of Sachin da were closely associated with this rebellion due to the appointment of Pandit by Raja Chet Singh, and being a scholar, he must have been very well aware of the reasons for the failure of this rebellion. The upcoming generations were also affected by this. Naturally how Sachin da alone once again tried to make the country independent through armed revolution, created a revolutionary organization, united the revolutionaries across the country, The “failed revolution of Benaras” must have been behind this marathon effort. For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2020/08/14/benares-rebellion-15august-1781/

The failure of the Banaras revolution, the first freedom struggle of 1857, the principle of Karma of Gita, the thoughts of Swami Vivekananda, Arvind Ghosh and many great revolutionaries of the world and their sacrifices can be seen in the philosophy of Sachin da. For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2021/06/10/a-happily-tea-adict-country/

“Any man who tells you that an act of armed resistance-even if offered by ten men only-even if offered by men armed with stones-any men who tell you that such an act of resistance is premature, imprudent, or dangerous, any and every such man should be at once spurned and spat at, for remark you this and recollect that somewhere and some how and by somebody a beginning must be made and that the first act of resistance is always and must be premature imprudent and dangerous”

This statement of an Irish revolutionary has been mentioned by Sachindra Nath Sanyal in his book Bandi Jeevan. This statement seems as if it has been written for Sachindra Nath Sanyal . Never give up, complete dedication and endless effort.

I TELL YOU: – ONE MUST STILL HAVE CHAOS IN ONESELF TO GIVE BIRTH TO A DANCING STAR. I TELL YOU STILL HAVE CHAOS IN YOURSELVES. ( FRIEDRICH NIETZCHE) 

CHAOS IS NECESSARY TO THE BIRTH OF NEW STAR Sachindra Sanyal has also mentioned this sentence in his book.

Beginning of Revolutionary Life :- The revolutionary life of Sachindra Sanyal started from Varanasi. Sanyal established the branch of Anushilan Samiti in Varanasi. When Anushilan Samiti was banned, its name was changed to Young Man Association. There was also an internal committee of this organization. Young people used to sign with their blood in front of Mother Kali and become its members. The members of the association used to cut white pumpkins during Kali Puja. This white pumpkin was a symbol of British rule.
As the right hand of Rash Bihari Bose, Sachindra Nath Sanyal established many revolutionary centers. About eight thousand members of Hindustan-Ghadar Party, a well-known organization of revolutionaries, The passengers coming to India by ships were also taken in their crew immediately. Komagatamaru, Nishanmaru, Tosha Maru, SS Korea, etc. On the advice of Rash Bihari Bose, an attempt was made for a mass dedicated revolution like the revolution of 1857. Vishnu Ganesh Pingale, the leader of the Ghadar Party, met Rash Bihari Bose in Banaras(Varanasi). Sachindra Nath Sanyal came to Punjab for the purpose of revolution, after coming here he met Kartar Singh Sarabha, and other leaders of Ghadar Party. Sachindra Nath Sanyal also gave some revolvers and bullets to Kartar Singh Sarabha. After some time Rash Bihari Bose took over the leadership of Punjab. By going to Banaras, Punjab and many military cantonments of the country, the revolutionaries prepared soldiers. The soldiers of the Miyamari, Ferozepur Military Cantonments got ready for the revolution on February 19, 1915. Unfortunately, the secret of revolution was exposed and the revolutionaries were arrested.

CELLCULAR JAIL

KAALA PAANI:-(CELLCULAR JAIL) This prison remains in Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar. Now it has been converted into a national monument. Cellular Jail– A prison surrounded by water on all sides, due to which no one could escape from here. It was the most infamous prison during the British period. Here the revolutionaries were kept and treated inhumanly.

FIRST LIFE IMPRISONMENT

Sachindra Nath Sanyal went to the military cantonment of Varanasi many times to prepare the soldiers for the revolution. Ten powerful bombs were also given to Vishnu-Ganesh Pingale by the revolutionaries of Varanasi. Pingle got arrested with bombs in Meerut military cantonment. The soldiers of the military cantonment of Varanasi refused to hand over their weapons. Many soldiers were court-martialed. Sachindra Nath Sanyal was arrested on 26 June 1915 in Varanasi. Sachindra Nath Sanyal was imprisoned in Lahore jail in handcuffs and shackles. Then brought back to Varanasi, trial was held in the special tribunal. Along with Sachindra Nath Sanyal, his two younger brothers Ravindra and Jeetendra, Damodar Swaroop of Kota were also trialed. Sachindra Nath Sanyal and Girija Babu were sentenced to life imprisonment. Jitendra Nath Sanyal, brother of Sachindra Nath Sanyal, was sentenced to two years. Sachindra Nath Sanyal was placed under house arrest in Gorakhpur. All the property of Sachindra Nath Sanyal was confiscated and mother of Sachindra Nath Sanyal was thrown out of the house.

This great revolutionary was sent to the Cellular Jail in Andaman. In the Cellular Jail, Sanyal was given the job of plowing like a bull in an oil mill with a blindfold on his eyes. For refusing this work, he was given a more severe punishment. After Britain’s victory in World War I, amnesty was given to political prisoners. Under this amnesty, Sachindra was released on February 1920. Immediately after his release he met many national leaders for the release of other prisoners. A few days later, Sachindra Nath Sanyal was also married to Pratibha Devi.

Contact with Gandhi :- On the initiative of Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, The revolutionaries assured Gandhiji that they would not take any revolutionary action for one year and would fully cooperate with Gandhiji. It happened, but when Mahatma Gandhi withdrew his first non-cooperation movement after the Chauri Chaura incident, the revolutionaries again took up arms. Sachindra Sanyal founded the famous revolutionary organization Hindustan Republican Association in 1922. Sachindra Sanyal made about twenty centers of this revolutionary organization in North India. He also wrote pamphlets under the name “request to the countrymen” and “Revolutionary”. The session of the Hindustan Republican Association was held in Kolkata in 1924. The documents prepared by Sachindra Sanyal about the continuation of both open and secret movements in the country. For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2020/10/02/gandhi-irrelevant-on-social-media/

CELLULAR JAIL

Life Imprisonment For The Second Time

Soon Sachindra Sanyal was again imprisoned for giving impetuous speeches. This time he got a harsh punishment of two years. A few days after his release from jail, Sachindra Sanyal was associated with the KAKORI TRAIN ACTION (Kakori conspiracy case Years later, on 9th August 2021, the name of “Kakori Conspiracy” has been changed to “Kakori Train Action. )The revolutionaries looted the government treasury going by train at a place called Kakori near Lucknow. Revolutionaries associated with the Hindustan Republican Association were involved in this robbery.
The police arrested many people in connection with this case. Finally, the court sentenced Rajender Nath Lahiri, Thakur Roshan Singh, Ashfaq Ullah Khan, Ram Prasad Bismil to death in the Kakori case.
Sachindra Nath Sanyal, Sachindra Nath Bakshi, Yogesh Chandra Chatterjee, Mukund Lal, Govind Charan were imprisoned for life under Kala Pani (Sent to Port Blair Cellular Jail) Manmanath Gupta for 14 years. Many more people were jailed for many years. Sachin Da was released in 1937. He was arrested again in 1939 when the Second World War started. This time it was alleged that he was attempting an armed revolution in India with the help of Japan. A prisoner got tuberculosis in the jail, in those days people were very afraid of tuberculosis, as a result the prison staff refused to treat this prisoner. Sachindra Nath Sanyal himself took the responsibility of this prisoner, while serving this prisoner he himself became a victim of tuberculosis. This great revolutionary died of tuberculosis on 6th February 1943. The effort to make the impossible possible, the desire to sacrifice everything for the country is what makes this great soul different than others. The history of revolution and freedom struggle of India cannot be imagined without Sachindra Sanyal. There is no page in the history of India’s freedom struggle where Sachin da’s clear impression cannot be felt. As long as the freedom struggle of India will be remembered by the people, the sacrifice of Sachindra Nath Sanyal, the life of struggle will continue to inspire people.

VANDE MATRAM

National Symbols and Identity

A short glimpse of why I decided to write this post.

A few days ago, my wife had to go for corona vaccination, I had already been vaccinated two months ago so I was aware of the corona vaccination center nearest to my house, on the request of my wife, I agreed to go with her .The corona vaccination center was five kilometers away from my house. It was a government hospital. Surprisingly there was silence when we both reached the Corona Vaccination Center .Then a nurse showed up, we asked her for information on corona vaccination. She pointed out to the primary school adjacent to the hospital, understanding his gesture, we proceeded towards the primary school, why the vaccination was in the school instead of the hospital? I soon came to know the reason of this from the people who have came their to get vaccinated. Now the speed of vaccination is getting fast, and due to more and more people coming for vaccination, patients of other diseases were facing problems in the hospital, the hospital ground was small. I found the decision of the hospital administration to be right. Due to Corona, all the schools are closed, in such a situation there is no problem to use the school building as a vaccination center.

The vaccination campaign was going on in full swing in the school. There were separate queues of women and men. My wife went to the women’s row and queued up. There were like fifteen, twenty women in the queue, all waiting for their turn wearing masks. (Corona vaccination is free all over India) I had few minutes so I started looking carefully at the school courtyard, buildings, artefacts made by school students Bright colors were used extensively in the artworks made by young children. Similarly, the geometrical figures made by the children were also full of bright, dazzling colors.
Suddenly my attention was drawn to an artwork depicting national symbols.
Seeing a fair chance to check my general knowledge, I decided to read it. To my surprise I was unaware of a national identity. (National sweet – Jalebi.)I was astonished even more when I saw the name of Hockey written in the national game. Under the right to information, some people had asked the government for information regarding the national game, According to the information given by the government, India does not have any National sport. It was a misinformation about the national identity inside the school building! I felt very strange, I looked for any staff of the school but I didn’t find any, I saw a suggestion box . I quickly wrote information related to this topic on a piece of paper and dropped it in the suggestion box. Two or three days after this incident, I got a call from my childhood friend Saurabh. While talking, I mentioned this incident to him, he was also surprised. I mentioned symbols of national identity to my son, he was also not aware of some symbols, so under general information I thought of writing a post on this topic.

FEW IMPORTENT NATIONAL SYMBOLS

NATIONAL -FLAG

The national flag of India has three equal-proportioned stripes. Saffron is at the top, white in the middle and green at the bottom. There is a blue wheel in the middle of the white stripe. This wheel is taken from the Ashoka Pillar kept in the Sarnath Museum. There are twenty-four spoked in it, which symbolize being working (moving) round the clock. Saffron color symbolizes courage, white color symbolizes peace and coexistence, while green color represents fertility and prosperity of the country.

NATIONAL ANTHEM

The national anthem of India is Jana Gana-Mana. This national anthem is written by the great poet Rabindranath Tagore. The national anthem of India was originally written in Bengali. After independence, the independent Constituent Assembly of the country accepted it as the national anthem on 24 January 1950. Instructions are issued from time to time regarding the correct version of the National Anthem, the occasions on which it should be played or sung and the need to give respect to the National Anthem in order to maintain the proper dignity on these occasions.

NATIONAL SONG

The national song of India is Vande Mataram. The national song is taken from the book Anand Math written by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. The song vande Mataram was composed by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in 1870, in 1882 this song was added to the book Anand Math. 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. For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2021/01/25/bharat-mata-mandirmother-india-temple-and-vande-mataram/

ASHOKA LION CAPITAL (NATIONAL EMBLEM OF INDIA )

The Lion Capital is the national emblem of India. It has been taken from the Ashoka Lot found in Sarnath. It has four lions standing facing all the four directions. The Dhamma Chakra was built on these four lions, which was found in many pieces in the excavation. These four lions are standing on a solid base. There are also four other animals on the base. Each of these four animals has its place as a symbol of Buddhism: the lion represents Sakyasimha, lion of the Sakya clan, with the voice of a lion; the elephant signifies Sakyamuni entering the womb of his mother Mayadevi in her dream, but also Sakyamuni as the tamer of wild elephants; the horse, besides being a symbol of temporal royalty, is the vehicle that carried Prince Siddhartha on his journey of renunciation; finally, the bull is the great inseminator, here symbolising the Buddha’s teaching, the Dharma. The horse and elephant together support the Wheel-turning Monarch. In the center is the Dhammachakra. (ASHOKA THE SEARCH FOR INDIA’S LOST EMPEROR.page 334.335) 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/

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LOTUS

Lotus :- The national flower of India is lotus. In ancient Hindu civilization, it has the status of a sacred flower. It has always been found in the description of Hindu gods and goddesses and in the picture stories. In many sculptures, Gautam Buddha is also depicted sitting on a lotus flower, or in a meditative posture. Many mythological stories are related to this flower, it has also played a major role in the first freedom struggle of India. Roti(Indian bread ) and lotus were the symbols of rebellion in the first freedom struggle. Lotus is found in abundance in almost the whole India, especially in the rural areas of Bengal.

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GANGA (GANGES)

National River:- The Ganges River is considered the most sacred river by the Hindus. It originates from the Himalayas and joins the Bay of Bengal. In this journey, the river Ganges completes a journey of about 2500 km. Many ancient and religious cities of Hindus are situated on the banks of this river. HARIDWAR,PRAYAGRAJ KANPUR,VARANASI,MIRZAPUR,FARRUKHABAD, KANNAUJ,BHAGALPUR,PATNA,HAJIPUR,MUNGER,KOLKATA etc.) Many religious festivals of Hindus are organized in the cities situated on the banks of this river. For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2021/01/18/makar-sankranti-is-an-ancient-hindu-festival-or-the-burden-of-old-tradition/

A GIGANTIC BANYAN TREE 

VAT VRIKSHA (BANYAN TREE)

The Banyan tree has got the status of the National tree of India. It is found in abundance in almost all of South Asia. Many religious customs and festivals of Hindus are associated with this tree. The Vat Vriksha is also called the Banyan tree. There is a story behind it. The Banyan tree is huge, due to which many shopkeepers used to set up their small shop under the Banyan tree in the village, countryside, naturally the Banyan tree also protected them from heat, winter rain, and for this, they had to spend no money. Or no special effort had to be made. In India, the merchants are also called Baniya, for this reason, the British started calling this tree by the name of Banyan.  Hindu women fast and worship the banyan tree for the long life of their husbands. Surely this tradition must have started in ancient times, influenced by the vastness of the Banyan tree, and its long life. In Hindus, in such religious festivals, there is an association of that festival with some ancient event. For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2021/07/07/how-imperialism-turned-a-tree-of-longevity-into-a-tree-of-death/

JALEBI

NATIONAL SWEET

The national sweet of India is Jalebi. Equally popular all over India. A staple breakfast in North India. In North India, it is eaten with milk, curd, and rabri. It is also mentioned in ancient religious texts. In modern times, many culinary experts have done many experiments with Jalebi, and have found methods of making it in different ways.

NATIONAL BIRD

Peacock has been the hallmark of Indian culture. It is mentioned a lot in ancient scriptures. Lord Krishna of Hindus is depicted with peacock feathers since ancient times. Peacock is mentioned as the vehicle of Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva. It is represented by carvings in all the major ancient buildings of India. It also had a prominent place in the Painting of India. Peacock is also called the king of birds in India due to its unique beauty, charming color. When the peacock dances with its wings spread in the rainy season, then a wonderful, panoramic view can be seen. The peacock was declared the national bird of India on 26 January 1963.
PEACOCK meat was eaten in ancient times.

Formerly, in the kitchen of Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi,(ASHOKA ) hundreds of thousands of animals were killed every day to make curry. But now with the writing of this Dharma edict only three creatures, two peacocks and a deer, are killed, and the deer not always. And in time, not even these three creatures will be killed.

At present the hunting of peacock is completely banned. There is a provision of imprisonment for any person from three years to seven years for hunting a peacock.

TIGER

Goddess Durga, a symbol of power in Hinduism, can always be seen riding a tiger. Since ancient times, the tiger has been considered a symbol of power and majesty. Due to strength, agility and immense power, the tiger has got the status of the national animal of India. Tigers were hunted indiscriminately during the British Raj, resulting in a sharp decline in their numbers. After independence, the focus was on increasing their numbers. Tiger Project started in 1973, many tiger reserves were established. Soon promising results began to appear. At present, about 75% of the world’s tigers are found in India. The tiger is a powerful icon of India’s cultural and natural heritage, and its survival has been a top priority for WWF-India since it was founded.

During the British period, a great hunter named Jim Corbett also did a lot of work on the conservation of tigers. A great hunter and protector ? It will sound a bit strange but it is the truth. Jim Corbett had hunted only man-eating tigers and leopards in his life. A tiger reserve has been named Jim Corbett National Park in his honour. Jim Corbett has also written some great books on man-eating tigers and their terror. Man -Eaters of Kumaou is one such book. The tiger is also a very shy animal, so there is very limited literature available on them. Those who are interested in tigers, rural life of Uttarakhand, ancient temples must read this book

Eight chapters of Varanasi that everyone must read.

GANGA MAIYA KI JAI

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

SUBAH -E-BANARAS (MORNING IN VARANASI)

“Benares(Varanasi) is older than history, older than tradition, older even than  legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together “ MARK TWAIN.

So much has been written about Varanasi that to write anything one has to repeat the facts. In simple words, on the basis of my experience, I can say that one should try to understand Varanasi like a simple poetry. A poetry that has been present in its natural form in every period of time. If you have the patience to read poetry (information on internet has exhausted patience) if you have the passion to peep into history, then Banaras is the best. You may say that Varanasi is like onion – like onion has many folds, in the same way if we consider Varanasi city as onion, then there are many layers of history, it can be experienced with a little patience. The beginning of human civilization, the struggle against imperialism, or the present day, everything can be seen in Varanasi. Just a little ability to smell history, or a little fondness to feel history, Banaras is an unforgettable experience.

Go to Benares or Kashi, that most ancient of cities, and give ear to her murmuring. Does she not tell you of her immemorial past-of how she has gone on while empires have decayed, of Buddha who came to her with his new gospel, of the millions who have gone to her through the ages to find peace and solace? Old and hoary, decrepit, dirty, smelly, and yet much alive and full of the strength of ages, is Benares. Full of charm and wonder is Kashi, for in her eyes you can see the past of India, and in the murmur of her waters you can hear the voices of ages long gone by.

HOLY DIP (SUBAH -E-BANARAS(VARANASI)

HOLY DIP

“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)

Holy Dip:- All the ancient cities of India are situated on the banks of rivers. This is because of the ease of transportation. Varanasi is no exception to this. The city of Varanasi is situated on the bank of the holy Ganges. There is a very ancient tradition of bathing in the Ganges river in the city of Varanasi. This tradition of getting up early in the morning and bathing in the Ganges continues even today. The day of an ordinary citizen of Banaras(BANARSI) begins with bathing in the Ganges. Hindus from all over the world come to Varanasi to take a holy dip in the Ganges. After taking a holy dip in the Ganges, the Ganges water is offered to Lord Shiva in temples. It feels amazing to be a part of this thousands of years old tradition. Hindus also have a tradition of burning the dead body . After burning the dead body, the ashes are flown into the holy rivers. Hindus from all corners of the world come to Varanasi to immerse the ashes of their beloved in the Ganges. In Hinduism, kindness to living beings is of great importance. After a holy bath in the Ganges, giving food to birds, monkeys, cows, dogs, is a common practice. There are also many Akhadas (Gymnasium) on the banks of the Ganges. Many youths go to these Akhadas to do exercise after taking a holy dip in the Ganges. You can understand what are the thoughts of the Indian people on any subject by simply visiting Varanasi, in other words it is a good place to feel the pulse of India. So much diversity and similarity is rarely seen anywhere else. Other than Varanasi, such a view can also be seen in Mahakumbh, but Mahakumbh holy bath is organized once in twelve years. For me, taking a holy dip in the Ganges has always been about feeling connected to my ancestors. I am only a link in the journey of life since eternity. The ashes of ancestors are contained in the Ganges. An inexhaustible link – from the past to the future, in the present I am part of this link. Sadhu, Sanyasi, Grihasta, old , young , woman, man, White, Brown South-Indian, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Bengali all at one place. What to say about the difference in language and clothing? A mini version of the country, and a wonderful experience.

There are about eighty-four ghats in Varanasi. Each has its own importance and history. The stairs of the ghat made of sandstone, every building is a completely different feeling. If one is not a native of Varanasi then it will be a very strange experience. Sandal paste on the forehead after the holy bath, Roli’s tika makes the bathing process complete. There is nothing to worry about the means of transportation in the morning. Means of transport are available in the morning from any corner of the city. Varanasi city wakes up in the morning. If you start the day with a cup of tea, or do yoga in the morning, then the experience is even better. There are many tea shops on the Ghat. Foreigners can also be seen doing yoga on the Ghats.

The marvelous beauty of the Ghats by boating


Boating

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

A panoramic view of the Ghats of Varanasi can be seen from a boat. The Ghats of Varanasi are like a painting on a huge canvas, in which time has filled innumerable colors. Boating is the only way to experience this huge painting and the colors of the times. By the way, for the best experience, one should travel from Assi Ghat to RajGhat. Boats are accessible at every Ghat. The boatmen have a general knowledge of the history of the Ghat, the most fun is to hear the stories related to the Ghats from these boatmen. In these stories, history, imagination, experiences passed down from generations, the art of telling stories that are now fading away can be seen. Google does not give information every time .If a particular jetty is preferred, these boatmen also stop the boat on the shore for a while at that Ghat on request. Many religious rituals of Hindus are also performed by boatmen, for this reason they also have good knowledge of religious customs. If someone knows how to row a boat, then by requesting them, he can row the boat himself. By the way, how hard or how easy it is to row a boat, everyone should row the boat at least five minutes to understand this. . Smaller boats are fine for one or two people, larger boats for a group. Boats are available for hire on time. If you want to listen to the sound of water with peace, and get acquainted with history, then a small boat is better. A bigger boat is better if you want to be a part of the enthusiasm of an energetic religious crowd. If you have time, try to be a part of both. Although rowing can be done at any time, but early morning is the best time.

GHAT

Going from one Ghat to another is like entering from one time block to another.

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)

Just like the aroma of a delicious dish, Its color increases the desire to taste that dish manifold, but can never give the taste of that dish. The only way to taste the food is to taste it. Same is the case with the Ghats of Varanasi, The beauty of the Ghats of Varanasi can be seen by boating, but to feel it from the heart, it is necessary to spend time at the Ghat. Each Ghat is like a page of history, and the history of India passes through Banaras itself. All Ghats in Varanasi have their own importance, and it is not possible to write all about them here. For a bit more information, I would like to mention something here based on my experience.

ASSI GHAT :-Spiritual Paradise or Spiritual Disneyland ?

Assi Ghat:- According to mythological legends, the city got its name due to its settlement in the middle of rivers named Varuna and Assi. For this reason the city is known as Varanasi. At present Assi Ghat is very famous among foreigners. There are many exotic cuisine restaurants around the Ghat. All types of restaurants can be found here Italian, Spanish, French. Large numbers of foreigners visit Assi Ghat sometimes to feel the transformation of Assi Ghat into a Spiritual Disneyland . (I came to know this word from a French woman, she is very much influenced by Hindu religion and culture and has been living here for thirty years. She was angry with the present generation, both Indian and foreigners. She believes that the present generation is adopting yoga and spirituality as a fashion, as a fun, without being familiar with its basic meaning. By the way, every old generation generally has such complaints from the new generation.


VARANASI CITY OF SHIVA AND RAM

Tulsi Ghat: The culture of India cannot be imagined without Ram. Ramcharit Manas was composed by Tulsi Das on this Ghat. This was the composition of Tulsidas ji in the vernacular language of the Hindu religious text Ramayana. This was the time when the temples of Varanasi were being demolished by the Muslim imperialists, invaders. In order to instill confidence in the defeated Hindus again, Tulsidas started (RAMLEELA) based on the life of the most sacred character of the Hindus – Ram. Soon this RAMLEELA became popular . (Ramlila had an incomparable contribution in preserving the traditions and culture of Hinduism)Even today. It was Tulsi Das ji’s unique talent that after the destruction of Hindu temples, he converted every Hindu heart into a Hindu temple. There is no village or city in the whole India, especially in North India, where Ramlila is not staged during Dussehra. Tulsidas ji died here in 1623. The items used by Tulsi Das in his life are also stored here. For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2019/10/07/islamic-imperialism-breaking-of-idols-hindu-struggle-past-present/

RAJA RAMCHANDRA KI JAI

The whole earth is the Sepulchre of famous men. They are Honoured not only by columns and inscriptions in their own land, but in foreign nations on memorials graven not on stone but in the hearts and minds of men .Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, 404 BCE.

SHIVALA BHAVAN NOW KNOWN AS CHET SINGH OR CHAIT SINGH GHAT

Chet Singh Ghat

The history which could have been written on 15th august 1781 was then written years later on 15th august 1947.

SHIVALA BHAVAN NOW KNOWN AS CHET SINGH OR CHAIT SINGH GHAT On the banks of the Ganges, Shivala Bhavan, now known as Chet Singh Ghat, the Maharaja of Benares was arrested and detained here by order of Warren Hastings. The disobedience of Maharaj by the soldiers of Warren Hastings provoked the soldiers of Maharaj’s army and then the people also joined the soldiers of Maharaj. The “Benares Rebellion” could not leave a significant mark in its history due to lack of vision and inability to take decisions in the King of Banares. In order to shed light on this incident and its importance, I have made the basis of the letters of The British officers of that time, their statements, Buildings and ruins connected with this incident in and around Benares. Sampurna Nand He were a great educationist and was also the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and the Governor of Rajasthan. (His great-grandfather Sadanand ji was the divan of King Chet Singh.)

“If Chet Singh had not run away at this time and would have attacked the garden of Madhodas, I would surely have been killed and thus rebellion would have spread all around”. Warren Hasting.

By the way, India’s first war of independence is considered to be 1857, and history does not give any place to it if it happens. But why the Varanasi Raja of Chet Singh Ghat and the East India Company struggle could not become a freedom struggle? This has definitely become a bitter lesson in history. This ghat is a witness to this even today that if the leadership becomes unconscious, then the public should take a decision with their own conscience. For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2020/08/14/benares-rebellion-15august-1781/

RAJA HARISHCHANDRA STORY

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

HARISHCHANDRA GHAT :- There are two ghats in Varanasi for the cremation of dead persons. Harishchandra and Manikarnika. Both the very ancient Ghats have their own importance. According to the Hindu scriptures, King Harishchandra was the ancestor of Lord Rama. This place was named Harishchandra after his name. There is hardly any other such story of truth, sacrifice and patience than this one mentioned below.

Harishchandra was the king of Ayodhya. Once Harishchandra saw a dream while he was sleeping that he has donated his kingdom to a sage Vishwamitra. Later the king forgot about this dream, after a few days Vishwamitra came to the king’s court and reminded the king about his dream. The king is always a symbol of justice. Harishchandra had a strong belief that the king should always set an exemplary example before the subjects, so he immediately left the kingdom, and gave the entire kingdom to the sage Vishwamitra. But Vishwamitra was not pleased even by this. And demanded Gurudakshina from the king. There was nothing left to give to the helpless king, he asked Vishwamitra for some time, and left his kingdom with his wife and son and went to Kashi. Here Harishchandra did not get work anywhere, as a result the king got the job of an assistant helping in the cremation of dead persons in a shamsan. The king’s wife started working as a maidservant with a moneylender. Once the king’s son Rohitasva was bitten by a snake, due to which he died. The queen took the body of her son and came to Shamasan Ghat for the last funeral. The husband of the queen( Harishchandra ) , who was working as an assistant in the funeral rites of the dead at the shamsan ghat, was deeply saddened to see the death of his son and the condition of the queen, but demanded the tax that was levied on burning the dead body. The queen said that I had nothing to pay in the form of tax, on which the king said that “He cannot allow the body to be burnt without tax, because it will violate the orders of their master”. The king told the queen that she should tear off a part of the sari she was wearing and pay it as tax. The poor queen had no other option, as a result, she tore the sari from the edge and wanted to pay the tax to the king. Suddenly sage Vishwamitra appeared.
Sage Vishwamitra returned life to the king’s son Rohitashva. The sage told King Harishchandra that he wanted to see to what extent the king was successful in following the truth. While returning the king’s kingdom, he called him a Godlike king.
This story inspired many people. Referring to a incident in his biography( The story of my experiments with truth) Mahatma Gandhi has told that in childhood, the story of King Harishchandra left an indelible impression on him, according to Mahatma Gandhi, he used to get emotional after remembering this story.

Dashashwamedh:- is also one of the most famous Ghats of Varanasi. It is estimated that in the second century AD, the famous Bhavashiva kings defeated the Kushanas and after performing Ten Ashvamedha sacrifices, took a bath here, due to which it was named Dashashvamedha. For some years, a grand ceremony of Ganga Aarti is organized here, in recent times a huge crowd gathers to see this aarti. Aarti of Dashaswamedh in the evening at the Ghats is the main attraction of Varanasi.
The electrification of the ghats at night gives a mesmerizing view, the beauty of the ghats, and the aartis are a sight to behold. It is my belief that there is a different fun in visiting the Ghat in the evening and at night, but the soul of Varanasi can be felt only in the morning.

THE LAST VOYAGE BENARES (VARANASI)
LAST JOURNEY (1883)
Edwin Lord American painter,
known for his paintings on eastern countries. A dead man is being taken by boat to Manikarnika for the last rites. In my opinion this is the best painting of Manikarnika ghat that was ever made, amazing color coordination, no effect of time, as if it is not a painting but a live telecast of Manikarnika on television. Wonderful. Even today a hand driven fan made of palm leaves is found in every house of Varanasi.
There has been no change in Manikarnika Ghat and the surrounding buildings even today. Even today in Varanasi similar clothes of sadhus, sacred saffron color of Hindus, boats are the hallmark of the Ghats of Banaras, even today these umbrellas (CANOPY) CHATRI(bamboo and palm leaf umbrella
) are used in the same way. everything still exists today.

CANOPY, CHATRI(bamboo and palm leaf umbrella)

MANIKARNIKA :- 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) . 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. Death is seen as a celebration in Manikarnika. For detailed information on this topic please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2021/03/26/rangbhari-ekadsi-masan-holiashes-of-dead-persons/

A woman selling vegetables in the street leading to the Ghat

PANCH -GANGA GHAT (BINDU MADHAV)

PANCH GANGA GHAT :-

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.” (MAXIM GORKY)

Panch-Ganga is among the five major and oldest Ghats of Varanasi. Hindus believe that Panch-Ganga Ghat is situated at the confluence of five holy rivers.

(YATHA, KIRNA, DHUTPAPA, SARASWATI, GANGA & YAMUNA) There was also a custom of drinking Ganges water here by the newly married couple after marriage. This is like a European practice of drinking hypocross, or musket. 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? For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2021/01/18/makar-sankranti-is-an-ancient-hindu-festival-or-the-burden-of-old-tradition/

He purged by his sword the land of Hind from the filth of infidelity… and the impurity of idol-worship, and left not one temple standing… When he arrived at Mirat [Meerut] all the idol temples were converted into mosques. He then marched and encamped under the fort of Delhi. The city and its vicinity were freed from idols and idol-worship, and in the sanctuaries, mosques were raised by the worshippers of one God. The royal army proceeded towards Benares,(Varanasi) which is the centre of the country of Hind, and here they destroyed nearly one thousand temples. (Sadruddin Muhammad Hasan Nizami)

RAJ GHAT :-The crossroad of history (meeting center of different periods)

RAJ GHAT:- 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) . 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. At present there is also an important bridge built during the British era, at present it is known as Malviya bridge . During British rule it was called Dufferin Bridge. Built over the Ganges on the Grand Trunk Road from Dhaka to Peshawar. This route is the oldest and longest-distance route in South Asia. In ancient times it was known as Uttar Marg, Sadak -e -Azam Road in Mughal era, and Grand Trunk Road in British period. About one kilometer from the Rajghat bridge is the confluence of the Varuna and Ganga rivers. From Rajghat towards Varuna-Ganga Sangam one has to go through the educational institutions of Krishnamurti Foundation. This is a beautiful road. Magnificent buildings of educational institutions and covered with giant trees. The area of ​​confluence comes as soon as the chain of educational institutions and giant trees ends. The entire area covered by trees in this area gives a magical feel. If you leave the slopes of the Sangam and go straight, you will have to cross a small culvert and meet another historical ancient route — Panchkoshi Marg. The confluence of holy rivers is always considered a sacred place in Hinduism. The oldest temples of Hindus are built at the confluence of such rivers. There is also an ancient temple here which is known as Adikeshav. It is difficult to say when this temple came into existence.

ADIKESHAV

The temple is mentioned in the copper plates of the Gahadavalas who ruled Varanasi from the eighth to the eleventh century. Similarly, at the holy confluence of Ganga-Gomti, there is an ancient temple of Markandeya Mahadev in Varanasi. The mention of this temple is also found in the holy book of Hindus Mahabharata. For more information about this subject please visit :-https://nithinks.com/2021/03/14/mahashivratrishiv-barat-and-varanasi/ When the Adi Keshav temple would have been built can only be predicted. All the major temples of Banaras were demolished in 1193-1194. Paganism is a crime in Islam. Muhammad Bakhtiyar Khan got the right to demolish and plunder the worship house of Hindus, Buddhists from the Gangetic plain, he accomplished this with complete cruelty. This temple was rebuilt in 1807 by Sindhia of Gwalior. Now there is a sense of reverence in this holy temple but nothing is left from the point of view of art. No tyrant can take away the feeling of faith. For more information about this subject please visit :-https://nithinks.com/2021/03/10/dawn-of-civilization-and-shiva-shiva-ganga-varanasi/ Assi Ghat presents a global image, of a changing India, or of the globalization of the world. Tulsi Das, Benimadhav, and Adi Keshav are witnesses to the struggle of Hindus against imperialism, Chet Singh Ghat is a living example of the importance of leadership, while Dashaswamedh, Harishchandra, and Manikarnika are living symbols of Hindu values ​​for thousands of years.

LIGHT OF ASIA

SARANATH :- Varanasi, is also called KASHI(ONE OF THE OLD NAME). The word Kashi 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. After attaining enlightenment, Gautam Buddha gave his first sermon here in Sarnath. In human history, this teaching is known as the Dharma Chakra Pravartan.OR “TURNING OF THE WHEEL OF THE MORAL LAW” By the time of Gautam Buddha, Varanasi had lost its glory to a great extent. But till then Varanasi was so glorified, and Varanasi had the pride of being the capital of all-knowledge that Gautam Buddha chose this city for the first sermon. Like King Harishchandra, Gautam Buddha was also a Kshatriya king. With his teachings, Gautam Buddha made Hinduism more acceptable, and versatile. Opposed the increasing rituals in Hinduism, and laid great emphasis on the concept of non-violence of Hinduism. Western historians have told Buddhism to be separate from Hinduism, there is no basis for this. In India, where Hindus have a God like reverence for Gautam Buddha, Japan, China, Sri Lanka, Korea and the countries of South East Asia accept the teachings of Gautam Buddha as a great master. Many teachings of Hinduism have been carried over to Buddhism.

“Victory breeds hatred, for the conquered is unhappy”. “You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.”

“As I am, so are these.
As are these, so am I.’
Drawing the parallel to yourself,
neither kill nor get others to kill”

THE ASHOKA LION CAPITAL OF SARANATH

The Ashoka emblem is the national emblem of India. It has been taken from the Ashoka Lot found in Sarnath. It has four lions standing facing all the four directions. The Dhamma Chakra was built on these four lions, which was found in many pieces in the excavation. These four lions are standing on a solid base. There are four animals on this circular base. Each of these four animals has its place as a symbol of Buddhism: the lion represents Sakyasimha, lion of the Sakya clan, with the voice of a lion; the elephant signifies Sakyamuni entering the womb of his mother Mayadevi in her dream, but also Sakyamuni as the tamer of wild elephants; the horse, besides being a symbol of temporal royalty, is the vehicle that carried Prince Siddhartha on his journey of renunciation; finally, the bull is the great inseminator, here symbolising the Buddha’s teaching, the Dharma. The horse and elephant together support the Wheel-turning Monarch In the center is the Dhammachakra. (ASHOK THE SEARCH FOR INDIA’S LOST EMPEROR.page 334.335) This twenty four spoked wheel is situated in the middle of the national flag of India. Presently this Ashoka’s lot is preserved in the museum of Sarnath. Probably this is India’s first onsite museum.

In this post I have explained Varanasi on the basis of my experience. Every person has a different point of view. I tried to introduce people to some facts of this ancient city, and important events of Indian history. Varanasi is a wonderful city — full of contradictions, with many opinions, ideologies. This diversity gives it the status of eternal city. At present there is hardly any country whose residents do not reside here. The history of Varanasi gives a glimpse of the history of the entire culture of India. My view is that History is not just a lifeless structure of dry events, in this we can see the reactions of the society and religious expressions also completely, and Varanasi is a wonderful work (kriti)of this subject. For more information about this subject please visit:- https://nithinks.com/2019/12/31/oldest-living-city-happy-new-year/

Life Of Swami Vivekananda Through Pictures

“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—

Vivekanand was a very lion among man. We preceive his influence still working gigantically. We know not well how, we know not where, in something not yet formed, something leonine, grand intutive uphearing that has entered the soul of India and we say-Behold! Vivekanand still lives, in the souls of the mother and in the souls of the children.

LIFE OF VIVEKANANDA THROUGH IMAGES

THE NUMBER OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA RECEIVED SO FOR IS 106. I was trying to change this for a long time, but didn’t succeed, but I came to know a lot of information on Swamiji and Swamiji’s influence in general public. My efforts will continue in future also. I could not get the 107th picture of Vivekananda, but during this time I got a chance to get acquainted with many unknown aspects related to his life. In the life of Vivekananda, there was a clear impression of Banaras(VARANASI) city, but very little has been written on this subject. What was the relation of Vivekananda’s birth with Varanasi? For more information on this topic see :- https://nithinks.com/2019/09/19/bileybanarasvivekanandavaranasi/ My hard work did not go in vain, I came to know many little known but important places related to Swamiji’s life. Swami Vivekananda’s association with Varanasi started from his birth and continued throughout his life. places related to Swamiji’s life:-(VIRESHSWAR MAHADEV TEMPLE,BENGALI DYODHI,DURGA KUND TEMPLE ,NEPALI TEMPLE,KAUDIYA HOSPITAL,GOPAL LAL VILA,RAJA KALI KRISHNA THAKUR GARDEN HOUSE) During his stay in Varanasi, Swamiji came in contact with many scholars and Hindu monks. (Pramadadas Mitra ,Pramadadas Mitra ji, who was an eminent scholar of that time. He translated the British national anthem into Sanskrit and the Gita into English.) Trailanga Swami,Walking Shiva Of Varanasi. Vivekananda’s guru Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa highly respected Trailanga Swami He called Trailanga Swami A walking Shiva of Varanasi. Pavhari Baba Vivekananda met Pawhari Baba in Ghazipur near Varanasi. Sister Nivedita wrote in “The master as I saw him” that after Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Swami ji was most influenced by Pawhari Baba . These people had a great impact on Swamiji’s life. Communist, Marxist, and fake historians in the country left no stone unturned in marginalizing Swamiji . Swamiji’s teachings and inspirational words are inspiring people even today. . Based on my experience, I have selected some photos related to the life of Vivekananda. A glimpse of Swamiji’s life can be seen from these photos.

The symphony of India, bearing the name of Ramakrishna

SRI RAMKRISHNA PARAMHANSA JI (10 DECEMBER 1881)

“RAMAKRISHNA IS THE YOUNGER BROTHER OF OUR CHRIST” ROMAIN ROLLAND

To Rolland, ‘Ramakrishna is the younger brother of our Christ.’ ‘It is always the same Man,’ said Rolland, the Son of Man, the Eternal, Our Son, Our God reborn. With each return he reveals himself a little more fully, and more enriched by the universe.’

‘I am bringing to Europe, as yet unaware of it, the fruit of a new autumn, a new message of the Soul, the symphony of India, bearing the name of Ramakrishna.’-wrote Romain Rolland to his Western readers.

Vivekananda’s guru [MASTER] Ramakrishna Paramhansa. When the tools of modern information were not available to the common people, it was undoubtedly a difficult task to keep the struggle against the imperialist ideology alive among the common people. You always kept people aware by reinterpreting stories related to Hindu culture and religion. A clear impression of Ramakrishna Paramahansa can be seen on Vivekananda’s philosophy and life. I believe that two books are important to understand the teachings and philosophy of Ramakrishna Paramhansa. 1 – THE GOSPAL OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA written(Recorded ) by [M] MAHAENDRANATH GUPTA .

  1. The Life of Ramakrishna written by ROMAIN ROLLAND

Where the first book “The Gospal Of Sri Ramakrishna” is a collection of dialogues of Ramakrishna Paramhansa. In this book, many popular, religious stories have been told by him to solve the problems of daily life in very simple words. Second book is The Life of Ramakrishna written by Romain Rolland . Which is based on the life and philosophy of Ramakrishna. This is also a great book, but I believe that those who are familiar with the basic elements of Hindu philosophy, and civilization – culture, they will enjoy reading this book more.

A warrior monk and his inspirational struggle

Swami Vivekananda died on 4 July 1902. The total age at the time of Swamiji’s death was Thirty nine years, five months and twenty four days. In the history of India, perhaps after Shankaracharya, the second warrior monk to wake up the Hindu-religionists. (Hindu misfortune, that Shankaracharya also died very early. (Shankaracharya had attained the age of thirty-two years) Swami Vivekananda had a pre-birth relationship with the city of his beloved Bhagwan Mahadev. Swamiji’s relationship with Mahadev’s beloved city continued throughout his life. Swami Vivekananda had come to Varanasi a few months before his death. and stayed in a building called Lal Villa, these are the ruins of the same building. Vivekananda had come to Varanasi a few months before his death. During this he stayed at Gopal Lal Villa.(RAJA KALI KRISHNA THAKUR GARDEN HOUSE , SONDHA BAS) For more information on this topic see :- https://nithinks.com/2020/07/05/the-unknown-life-of-swami-vivekananda/

GOPAL LAL VILA (VARANASI) This is a fictional painting of Gopal Lal Villa Bhawan (Varanasi). Created by Kripa, a young painter from Varanasi city.

This is the most popular photo of Swami Vivekananda. Every person familiar with Hindu philosophy, yoga, literature will definitely be familiar with this photo. In this photo, Swami Vivekananda is wearing the clothes of a Hindu monk. Swamiji’s portrait photographed by Thomas Harrison, at his studio in Central Music Hall, Chicago. Seven such ‘Chicago style’cabinet card photographs –known as the Harrison series were taken in September 1893 during the World’s Parliament of Religions. Coloured posters based on this photograph were printed by a lithographic company and displayed all over Chicago.(THE MONK AS MAN -SANKAR)

AT THE WORLD’S PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS , CHICAGO. 11TH SEPTEMBER 1893

Vivekananda’s speech in the Parliament of Religions is one of the best speeches ever given by an Indian on Hindu religion and culture. There were many misconceptions about Hinduism in the western countries, similarly about Christianity among Hindus, Vivekananda tried his best to remove this cultural and religious contradiction. . The humanistic and humanitarian spirit of Ramakrishna Paramahansa can be clearly seen in the thoughts of Vivekananda. For more information about this subject see :- https://nithinks.com/2020/12/03/hindu-philosophy-and-the-importance-of-peace-9-11-1893-9-112001/

Bhuvaneshwari Devi ji

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. Where the Vedas teach morality, the first words are, “Let the mother be your God” -and that she is. When we talk of woman in India, our idea of woman is mother. The value of women consists in their being mothers of the human race. That is the idea of the Hindu. I know that before I was born, my mother would fast and pray and do hundreds of things which I could not even do for five minutes. She did that for two years. I believe that whatever religious culture I have, I owe to that. It was consciously that my mother brought me into the world to be what I am. What ever good impulse I have was given to me by my mother-and consciously, not unconsciously. For more information about this subject see :- https://nithinks.com/2021/01/25/bharat-mata-mandirmother-india-temple-and-vande-mataram/`

Researchers maintain that this is the first of the 106 available photos of Swami Vivekananda .1886, Cossipore garden house kolkatta (the monk as man sankar)

MORE INDIAN THEN MOST INDIANS

MOTHER OF THE PEOPLE

MARGARET NOBLE ( BHAGINI NIVEDITA SISTER NIVEDITA):- This name was given to Margaret by Vivekananda. BHAGINI means sister, and NIVEDITA means – An intelligent girl dedicated to service. Margaret Elizabeth Nobel was born on 28 October 1867 in Ireland. After meeting Swami Vivekananda in London, she made the land of India her work land. Swami Vivekananda inspired them to follow the path shown by Buddha. After visiting India, she started serving the society while living in Kolkata. Extremely talented and imbued with the spirit of serving the people, Nivedita used her versatility to serve the land of India in every way.

JOURNALISM:- While living in India, Nivedita wrote many articles, books on Indian culture, ancient history, Indian philosophy, Hindu religion. Her book on Swami Vivekananda “THE MASTER AS I SAW HIM” is considered one of the best books written on Vivekananda. Apart from this, Nivedita continued to write in favour of freedom fighters in India and also in favour of independence of India. Nivedita’s longing, dedication towards India’s independence can be seen in her writings. Nivedita had also taken charge of the patriotic newspaper Bande-Mataram for a few days in the absence of diligently great philosopher, freedom fighter Arvind Ghosh. Nivedita never shied away from helping the fierce freedom fighters of that time. There are many examples of her helping the freedom fighters.

SOCIAL SERVICE:- Due to such dedication and service of Nivedita, Mahakavi Thakur gave her the title of Lokmata. (MOTHER OF THE PEOPLE) Nivedita established a school for poor girls in Baghbazar, Kolkata. For this school, Nivedita collected money from Europe, and also from America. This school was inaugurated by Sharda Devi (wife of Ramakrishna Paramahansa) This school is still dedicated to the education of the girl child. There was a great outbreak of plague in India in 1898. The city of Kolkata soon came under its grip. The common people were frightened and started running away from the city. In such a bad situation, Nivedita did not give up courage and together with her guru Swami Vivekananda remained in the service of plague patients.

SARA BULL(MRS OLE BULL)

DHEER MATA (CALM QUIET MOTHER)

Swami Vivekananda gave her the title of Dheer Mata because of her patience . After the death of her husband, her mind used to be very impatient, to get out of this trouble she took the help of Gita, Yoga, Meditation during this she studied many Hindu scriptures. She believed that yoga and meditation helped her understand the Bible. After meeting Vivekananda, she joined the Vedanta movement. She accepted Swami Vivekananda as her Indian son and guru. Swamiji also kept calling her as his American mother. In the letter that Swamiji wrote to her, she have been addressed as Dheer Mata. She also helped the great scientist of the time Jagdish Chandra Bose a lot. India was a subordinate nation in those days, which was ruled by the British, due to which Indian scientists were unable to do research work in the country.

Olea Bull, Betty Laggett and Josephine MacLeod July 1906

JOSEPHINE MACLEOD JO JO TANTINE

Swami Vivekananda used to call her by her nick name Jo Jo and Tantine. Vivekananda had introduced the western countries to yoga and meditation, this tradition was continued by Lloyd even further. Vivekananda considered her to be a woman of very strong will, she has proved it from time to time. She helped in every way the Vedanta Society. She also played the role of Ambassador of Vedanta to the West.

CREDITS:

1. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA 2. THE MONK AS MAN The Unknown Life Of Swami Vivekananda (SANKAR) 3. THE GOSPEL OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA [M] (MAHAENDRANATH GUPTA) . 4. The Life Of RAMAKRISHNA (ROMAIN ROLLAND) 5. The Master As I Saw Him (Sister Nivedita )

How imperialism turned a tree of longevity into a tree of death.

How the Imperial Power Tried to Turn the Sacred Tree into a Horror Tree.
“Volunteer hanging parties went into the districts and amateur executioners were not wanting to the occasion. One gentleman boasted of the numbers he had finished off quite ‘in an artistic manner, with mango trees as gibbets and elephants for drops, the victims of this wild justice being strung up, as though for pastime, in the form of figures of eight.”

UNSPLASH:- BRITISH LIBRARY (In this painting from the time of the British Raj, a monk can be seen performing religious rituals under a Banyan tree.) 

The Banyan tree has got the status of the National tree of India. It is found in abundance in almost all of South Asia. Many religious customs and festivals of Hindus are associated with this tree.

 How did the Banyan tree get its name?

(1834) A HINDOO FAMILY OF THE BANIAN(Baniya -MERCHANT)

 VAT VRIKSHA : The Vat Vriksha is also called the Banyan tree. There is a story behind it. The Banyan tree is huge, due to which many shopkeepers used to set up their small shop under the Banyan tree in the village, countryside, naturally the Banyan tree also protected them from heat, winter rain, and for this, they had to spend no money. Or no special effort had to be made. In India, the merchants are also called Baniya, for this reason, the British started calling this tree by the name of Banyan.

A GIGANTIC BANYAN TREE 

Due to Corona, it has become difficult to get outside. Children’s schools are closed. (Thanks to information technology classes, banks, offices have arrived at home.) One day I had to go out of the house for some important work. A flyover was being constructed near my house. After many months, I saw the flyover the construction was almost complete. Then my attention shifted slightly away from the flyover. There was an old Banyan tree. Seeing the Banyan tree at that place, I breathed a sigh of relief. I am not opposed to development but I had a spiritual relationship with that tree. That tree was a treasure trove of memories for me, a time machine, to remember my childhood days. Whenever I used to come early in the morning to pick up my son on the school bus, seeing this Banyan tree used to remind me of my childhood days. Now Banyan trees are seen less in cities, or I have been brought up in small towns, and there was no shortage of Banyan trees in small towns and cities. The Banyan tree has been attracting me a lot since its inception because of its unique structure. Banyan trees do not perish quickly, perhaps it is their historical nature that attracts me the most. When I came to know from the school books that there is life in the trees, then an image was born in my child’s mind, I consider every old tree to be a witness to some historical event, and think that this tree must have seen those events, If ever in the future the technology of communicating of trees is developed, then we will hear the live depiction of many historical events. Once I mentioned this to my friend Atul while going to school, he ridiculed me a lot, due to which I did not tell this to anyone again.

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VAT SAVITRI -PUJA AND VAT- PURNIMA

Some women were performing religious rituals there. I noticed that today is Vat Savitri puja. There must have been two or three women. All were wearing masks, and at a reasonable distance from each otherCorona changed so much. On this day, it is a practice among Hindu women to fast and worship the banyan tree for the long life of their husbands. Surely this tradition must have started in ancient times, influenced by the vastness of the Banyan tree, and its long life. In Hindus, in such religious festivals, there is an association of that festival with some ancient event. There is a famous story related to this Vat Savitri Puja which I we have been reading since childhood. In Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Bengal it is known as Vat Savitri Puja and in Maharashtra and South India, it is known as Vat Purnima. The story and belief of celebrating this festival in both the places are the same, but there is a slight difference in the dates of the festival of both the places. The burden of old tradition? the struggle to keep the tradition alive in modern times? a lot of thoughts started coming into my mind.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT PLEASE VISIT :- https://nithinks.com/2021/01/18/makar-sankranti-is-an-ancient-hindu-festival-or-the-burden-of-old-tradition/

 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. Swami Vivekananda

SAVITRI AND SATYAVAN

SAVITRI AND SATYAVAN – AN IMMORTAL LOVE STORY

In ancient times there was a king named Ashwapati. He had a daughter named Savitri. In ancient India, girls were free to choose their bridesmaids. On being of marriageable age, the king asked Savitri to choose his groom. Even after meeting many princes, Savitri did not find any of them suitable for her. During this time Savitri went to a forest where Savitri met Satyavan, the son of an exiled king Damatyasen.

Savitri gave her heart to Satyavan. When she reached her palace, Savitri informed her father of her wish. Savitri’s father Maharaj Ashwapati discussed this matter with the great sage Narada of that time. Narada Rishi was aware of the future events. He told Savitri that Satyavan will die the next year, so he urged Savitri to reconsider his decision. Savitri stood firm on her decision, and she rejected the idea of ​​Narada Rishi. After marrying Satyavan, Savitri went to the forest. And got engaged in the service of her husband like a truly chaste woman. Days slowly passed by. One day Satyavan went to the forest to cut wood, as usual, Savitri was also with him because of her fear. While chopping a tree, Satyavan suddenly fell and died. Yama, the God of death, came to take away Satyavan’s soul. Savitri started following him. Yama realized that Savitri was following him. He urged Savitri to return. Savitri asked him that how can I leave my husband and go? Please take me too, Yama said that this was against the rule. Seeing Savitri’s insistence, Yama asked her to ask for something other than Satyavan’s life. Savitri asked Yama for the lost kingdom of her father-in-law, Yama granted such a boon. After some time Yama again heard footsteps, he found Savitri chasing again, Yama requested Savitri to return, and asked her to ask for another boon, this happened many times, once again as she was following him Yama asked Savitri to ask for the last boon but this time she was also asked to return once he granted the boon, Savitri expressed her desire to have a son and told Yama that she will return once he granted this boon. Yama gave this boon. Savitri said…

“O God of death, you are taking away the soul of my husband, so how is it possible for me to have a son”? Yama became unanswered by Savitri’s words and returned the life of Savitri’s husband.

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

like every Indian middle-class family, we used to go to our grandfather’s house when the examination was over and it was summer vacation. My grandfather was a lawyer, and his knowledge of history was excellent. Although he did not have time, in the morning he used to go for a long walk. Sometimes there was a change in his daily routine, he used to go to bathe in the Ganges with my grandmother, this was something that I loved the most. No one wanted to lose the chance to bathe in the Ganges river. In the morning we all brothers, sisters (my elder sister and cousins)and my Grandfather used to go to Ganga Ji with Daadi. (Grand mother)While going to Ganga Ji, some old buildings would come on the way, my grandfather used to tell the history of those old buildings. One such grand British-era building fell on the way, a grand red colored building, but submerged in silence, built on some height, my grandfather told us while pointing a finger at a Banyan tree inside that building That some people were hanged here in the British Raj. Once he explained in detail that the tree from which people used to hang people in the British Raj here has been destroyed long ago, but the present Banyan tree would undoubtedly have grown from the seeds of the same tree here. I got acquainted for the first time with the first freedom struggle of 1857 and the atrocities on Indians during that period. Later there was a chance to know about these events in detail in the history books. Surprisingly, there is no mention of these events in the history we are taught in the school, college, and university curriculum. Some writers who wrote many stories on the Banyan tree, there is only a romantic description of the Banyan tree. One such famous author is Ruskin Bond. With the independence of India, the British people left the country and went to their home country, it was also natural, Ruskin Bond preferred to stay in India, and adopted the profession of a freelance writer. At present, very few writers will be as good as Ruskin Bond’s hold on India’s social, political, economic, and traditions, rituals. Being British in origin, some famous and historical stories have been written by him on the conditions of the times of the British Raj. Surprisingly he hasn’t written on this topic. Undoubtedly the story of Ruskin Bond is the best in literary terms. Two stories written by Ruskin Bond, I think every school-going Indian child is familiar with are “The Banyan Tree” and “The Kite Maker” as they have been included in children’s course books.

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

MASS HANGING FROM BANYAN TREES(1857)

Every Indian who was not fighting for the British became a murderer of women and children. Some British historians also wrote about this cruelty in their books.  Kave and Malleson’s History of the mutiny.  Thompson and Garrett’s Rise and fulfillment of British rule in India. 

 These incidents of “mass hanging from trees” can only be compared to the Lenin-backed communist assassination gang during the Russian fake Revolution.  Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru has mentioned the incident of the hanging of Allahabad in his famous book THE DISCOVERY OF INDIA. GENERAL NEILL HELD HIS BLOODY ASSIZES:- 

 Soldiers and civilians alike were holding Bloody Assize, or slaying natives without any assize at all, regardless of age or sex. It is on the records of our British Parliament, in papers sent home by the Governor-General in Council, that ‘the aged, women, and children are sacrificed as well as those guilty of rebellion. They were not deliberately hanged, but burnt to death in villages-perhaps now and then accidentally shot?

 Volunteer hanging parties went into the districts and amateur executioners were not wanting to the occasion. One gentleman boasted of the numbers he had finished off quite ‘in an artistic manner, with mango trees as gibbets and elephants for drops, the victims of this wild justice being strung up, as though for pastime, in the form of figures of eight.

  •  pixabay:- Banyan Tree

 Mostly Banyan tree was used to hang people, apart from this Peepal, and Neem tree was also used. (All these three trees are considered very sacred for Hindus.)

 Mangal Pandey: – Considered the hero of the first freedom struggle. The rebellion was started by him . He was posted in the Thirty-fourth Infantry of the East India Company. He have branded a rebel and was hanged on a Banyan tree on 8th April. 

Bareilly:- 20 March 1860, 257 people were hanged on a Banyan tree.

Kanpur: Old Banyan witnessed a brutal incident, 133 people were declared as rebels and hanged on this old Banyan tree.

Shamshabad :- 130 people were hanged on the Banyan tree.

Such incidents had happened in almost every city of Uttar Pradesh.

A rural temple under a Banyan tree( THE SACRED TREE OF THE HINDU GAYA BIHAR)

Banyan and Peepal trees were used in hanging all over the country mostly in Uttar Pradesh. Was this just a coincidence? Or it was done under some well-thought-out planning. Many Hindu temples were demolished during Muslim imperialism, due to which Hindus devoted their allegiance to trees. In addition, there was another reason devotion to nature has been shown in the oldest religious texts of the Hindus, the Vedas. The sense of world welfare is inherent in the devotion towards nature. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT :- https://nithinks.com/2020/12/03/hindu-philosophy-and-the-importance-of-peace-9-11-1893-9-112001/ Even today there will be hardly any village in India especially in North India where a small temple is not under the Banyan tree .

There is hardly any village in North India where such scenes are not seen. Offering flowers to God is a common practice.
A flower shop adjacent to the temple

It seems to me that this was done with a well-thought-out strategy. This was a conspiracy, to break the morale of Hindus, to prove their religion weak. The Indian soldiers of the East India Company were mostly Pandits coming from Uttar Pradesh (Awadh). They were mostly village residents and followed religious customs very faithfully. One of the main reasons for the revolution of 1857 was religious discrimination in the army of the East India Company, and the use of cartridges containing cow fat. Cows meat-eating is strictly prohibited among Hindus. Similarly, the worship of the Banyan tree, which was the custom in almost every village of Uttar Pradesh, hanging people from the Banyan tree, was to defile that tree and to create fear among the people, it was not only a feeling of fear. It was to be brought deeply into the hearts of the people of the village, but also to the people of the village who were in the army of the East India Company, what could be the result of the revolt.

The execution on the Banyan tree was organized like a carnival, people from far and wide were forced to see it so that these events could be publicized and no one could think of a revolt in the future.

This was a savage attack on the notion of village-God of Hindus, on the tradition of thousands of years in the villages of Hindus. There is no doubt that it took a long time to come out of this shock, and the feeling of inferiority had developed among the Hindus for a few years. But soon the light of the thoughts of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Swami Vivekananda, Arvind Ghosh again infused enthusiasm among the Hindus. This golden period is also known as the Renaissance period of Hindus. 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. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT PLEASE VISIT :- https://nithinks.com/2021/01/25/bharat-mata-mandirmother-india-temple-and-vande-mataram/



YOGA- How Tech-Yogi saw the light of the future in the Brahmastra of the Hindu nationalists.

If you want to be sad, no one in the world can make you happy. But if you make up your mind to be happy, no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you.(Yogananda Paramhansa)


ADI YOGI – SHIVA MOHANJODARO INDUS VALLEY YOGI (PASHUPATI SHIVA -LORD OF ANIMALS 2600-1900 BCE)

International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st June. Yoga Day started from 21st June 2015.Yoga Day was initiated by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi while addressing the Joint General Assembly in 2014.

Yoga is an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day. (India’s gift to the whole world.)

HISTORY :- The topic of my post is Yoga’s struggle against imperialism, and the role of Yoga in the development of India’s nationalism, but for this it is necessary to go a little into ancient history. In general, yoga means addition. But in the general sense, where addition is taken to mean numbers, or a collection of some objects, the collection of objects with different properties also comes under sum(yog)
Spiritually and religiously, the meaning of yoga remains the same, but Here the meaning of yoga becomes very wide. Threading humans, animals, nature, all together in one link is yoga. For more information on Hindu Civilization please visit:- https://nithinks.com/2020/12/03/hindu-philosophy-and-the-importance-of-peace-9-11-1893-9-112001/

FROM THE CITY OF THE OLDEST YOGI:-(ADI-YOGI)

One of the holiest of Hindus and one of the oldest cities in the world, Varanasi also has the distinction of being the city of Lord Shiva. The Vedas, the oldest religious texts of the Hindus, mention only the worship of nature. The deity that is first mentioned after the worship of nature is Shiva. For this reason Shiva is also called Adi-dev. In very ancient relics, Shiva is depicted in the posture of yoga, for this reason Shiva is also called Adi Yogi. There is a tradition to show the original form of Shiva along with nature, and also Shiva as the protector of nature. For a detailed explanation of the relationship between Shiva and Varanasi, please visit:- https://nithinks.com/2021/03/10/dawn-of-civilization-and-shiva-shiva-ganga-varanasi/

SHIVA (ADI-YOGI ) PROTECTOR OF NATURE
An artist’s imagination at the Ghat of Varanasi

The ancient idols of Gautam Buddha, Mahavir Swami are all depicted in the posture of meditation and yoga. It is clear from this that yoga and meditation are very ancient traditions of India.
Demolition of idols, temples, monasteries was a common practice in Islamic imperialism. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT PLEASE VISIT :- https://nithinks.com/2019/10/07/islamic-imperialism-breaking-of-idols-hindu-struggle-past-present/ Due to which this art had almost disappeared in the branches of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and all Hindu religions. Somehow it survived as it was passed on from one generation to another, it would be more correct to say that the art of yoga had gone into a coma for a few centuries. The art of yoga-meditation never got a chance to live freely in Islamic terrorism, imperialism, but this art did not even die due to being so deeply rooted in Hinduism. For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2021/03/26/rangbhari-ekadsi-masan-holiashes-of-dead-persons/

Hindu renaissance and re-establishment of yoga- meditation

With the end of hundreds of years of Islamic imperialism, a new era began, – British Imperialism. For more information about this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2020/08/14/benares-rebellion-15august-1781/ Like every imperialism, it was also opposed to the native religion, culture. But a framework was developed to maintain the British Empire in the Far East. To maintain the strength of this structure (instead of rigidity, some flexibility was introduced after the First Revolt of 1857)The British Empire needed educated people, because it was not possible to bring people from England for every task, the result was the beginning of education loyal to the British Empire in India.

Kolkata Became the new Nalanda:

The white city of that time (most white people in Asia at that time lived in Kolkata) became the economic and political capital of India. The youth, who had received modern education in Kolkata, soon started working in the biggest industries of that time, railways and postal service. By the 1857 War of Independence in India, the British had understood that the native army could not be trusted completely, (the native army is completely traditional in religion and culture, and did not distance itself from its roots by providing a job to the East India Company) can be done.)
To rule the land of such vast vastness, there was a great need for a means of quick transport. (If needed, the British Army could be transported from one corner of India to another in 24 hours.)
Uninterrupted transmission of information (telegram, letter) was also very necessary to reach from one corner of the country to another. Because of this surprisingly the railway and postal department expanded very rapidly all over India. Bengali people were first appointed in these departments. This was also inevitable because Bengali people were the first to have access to modern education. Colonies, houses of Rail Dock Department started being built in every major city of the country. In this way a mini Bengal was formed in all the major cities of India. Another industry which was not supported by the government, but was growing rapidly in Bengal especially in Kolkata due to the spread of education– the development of printing press. A new era of books, newspapers, magazines took place from Kolkata, due to the rail network across the country, the printing press got its customers all over the country. Especially the Bengalis of Kolkata.

Problem and Solution

Bengal was a strange situation in those days – on the one hand Christian missionaries were involved in the conversion of people, on the other hand the anger of the people was increasing in Hinduism due to hypocrisy, untouchability. In such a situation, Hinduism was finding itself helpless, when 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 (YOGI)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. Now a new yoga tradition was born, got modern education, understanding of world politics, proud of religion on their culture, above hypocrisy, evils, narrow-mindedness, the new generation of Bengali youth in the spiritual color of yoga. Change in the traditions of Hindu religion, or the beginning of any new tradition is not possible without the approval of the holy city of Varanasi. For more information about this subject please visit https://nithinks.com/2021/01/25/bharat-mata-mandirmother-india-temple-and-vande-mataram/

THE CAPITAL OF ALL KNOWLEDGE:- CITY OF LIGHT

“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).

Varanasi, is also called KASHI(ONE OF THE OLD NAME). The word Kashi 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. For more information about city of light please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2020/12/01/dev-deepawali-festival-of-light-city-of-light/

New incarnation of yoga in the city of Adi-yogi

At the end of the eighteenth century, the British thought of opening the Banaras Sanskrit College in Varanasi. (S.N SEN, SANSKRIT COLLEGE AT BANARAS ,GERNAL GANGANATH RESEARCH PAGE 315)

The credit for understanding the importance of modern education and the introduction of modern education in Varanasi goes to Raja Jaynarayan Ghoshal. Raja Jaynarayan Ghoshal established a school for modern education in Varanasi in 1814. Today this school is known as Jaynarayan College. (Fort William College Kolkata was established by Lord Wellesley in 1800)When Lord Hastings came to Varanasi in September 1814, the foundation of this school had been laid. And the construction of the school was in progress, this event has been described by Hastings in his journal. In those days it was difficult to even talk about western education, so what to say about the English medium school of western education? A temple was also built in the same year 1814 by Jaynarayan Ghoshal to show himself as a Hindu religious person. The specialty of this temple was its unique structure. This temple is dedicated to Yoga and Tantra-Vidya ( doctrines or principles of the tantras, involving mantras, meditation, yoga, and ritual.) Soon this combination greatly influenced the younger generation, The teachings of Yoga and Gita were used as a weapon by the modern educated Bengali youth. Equally effective on both fronts. Against Christian missionaries and against Hindu superstitions.

Yoga Based on the Gita took the form of a Brahmastra during independence Movement

Gita-based yoga became an infallible weapon of nationalists across the country by moving beyond the boundaries of Bengal and Bengali railways, post office colonies. Nationalists like Tilak, Savarkar, Sachindra Nath Sanyal (Sachindra nath Sanyal was the founder of “Hindustan Republican Association” and political teacher(guru) of great revolutionaries like Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Trilokya Chakraborty, Bhagwati Charan Vohra, Nalini Kishore Guh, Baba Prithvi Singh, Ras Bihari Bose, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Lala Hardayal, Ajit Singh .

The book “Bandi – jeevan” he wrote was called the Bible of Indian revolutionaries, which was translated into more than twenty-eight languages and countless people who read this book chose the path of revolution for the independence of the country. Marxist fake historians have marginalized them in writing their own history. ) Subhash Chandra Bose also used this new weapon in the best way in intense nationalism.

FREEDOM OF THE SOUL IS THE GOAL OF ALL YOGAS

You must remember that freedom of the soul is the goal of all Yoga’s, and each one equally leads to the same result. By work alone men may get to where Buddha got largely by meditation or Christ by prayer. Buddha was a working Jnâni, Christ was a Bhakta, but the same goal was reached by both of them. The difficulty is here. Liberation means entire freedom — freedom from the bondage of good, as well as from the bondage of evil. A golden chain is as much a chain as an iron one. There is a thorn in my finger, and I use another to take the first one out; and when I have taken it out, I throw both of them aside; I have no necessity for keeping the second thorn, because both are thorns after all. So the bad tendencies are to be counteracted by the good ones, and the bad impressions on the mind should be removed by the fresh waves of good ones, until all that is evil almost disappears, or is subdued and held in control in a corner of the mind; but after that, the good tendencies have also to be conquered. Thus the “attached” becomes the “unattached”. Work, but let not the action or the thought produce a deep impression on the mind. Let the ripples come and go, let huge actions proceed from the muscles and the brain, but let them not make any deep impression on the soul. SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

For more information about Relevance of Vivekananda’s thoughts in present times please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2021/01/11/is-vivekananda-still-relevant-today-national-youth-day/ Swami Vivekananda a great sanyasi (Yogi) Who left an impact on the world’s finest minds of his time. introduced the western world to yoga and meditation for the first time. The great scientist Nikola Tesla, writer Aldous Huxley, Tolstoy, Ja de Salinger Rockefeller, Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose, Arvind Ghosh, Nivedita, Jamshedji Tata, Vimal Mitra, Shachindranath were influenced by his ideas. In 1890, Vivekananda came to Varanasi with Swami Akhandanand. The house where Vivekananda stayed in Varanasi was known as Bengali Deodhi. (Vivekananda stayed in this house in Varanasi in 1888 too.)  This house belonged to Pramadadas Mitra ji, who was an eminent scholar of that time. He translated the British national anthem into Sanskrit and the Gita into English. for more information about vivekananda and varanasi please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2020/07/05/the-unknown-life-of-swami-vivekananda/

SHYAM CHARAN LAHIRI

SHYAMCHARAN LAHIRI (LAHIRI- MAHASHAY)

He was born on 26 September 1828. Since childhood he was a devotee of Shiva. As a child, he went to Varanasi for his education. (It was a common practice in Bengal, parents used to send their children to Varanasi for education. Raja Ram Mohan Roy, a very famous social reformer of that time, was also educated in Varanasi.) His education was an example of changing times. Instead of taking admission in the old religious Sanskrit school in Varanasi, he joined the school of Jaynarayan Ghoshal. No doubt he must have been influenced by the personality of Jaynarayan Ghoshal and other thoughts.

He continued to practice yoga while living a household life. Later on, he made Mahavatar Baba ji his Guru and learned many esoteric sutras of yoga from him. He did a lot of work on Vedanta, Sankhya, and Yogadarshan, and also did a lot of writing work related to it.
He has also given a spiritual interpretation of the Gita, which has a very high status in the world of spirituality. On the basis of Gita, he again presented Kriya-Yoga. Kriya Yoga is such a method of yoga in which Pranayama has special importance, in simple words, Kriya Yoga is the cultivation of self-realization, God, and true knowledge in one equation. His chief disciples Pranavanand, Kesavananda, Yukteswar Giri gave more height to his tradition.

वसुधैव कुटुंबकम ( vasudhaiva kutumbakam)

Yogananda Paramhansa :- He was born in a Bengali family in Gorakhpur near Varanasi. His real name was Mukundlal Ghosh.His father’s name was Bhagwati-Charan Ghosh.His parents had received the education of Kriya Yoga from Lahiri ji Maharaj. He taught Kriya-Yoga to the whole world. His book on Kriya Yoga Autobiography of a Yogi is the most popular book on this subject. Full credit goes to him for popularizing Yoga and Kriya Yoga among common people all over the world, especially in America. After playing a major role in India’s nationalism, yoga is now striving in the role of cooperation at the international level. His book has brought a pleasant change in the lives of many people. Influenced by this book,(Autobiography of a yogi) George Harrison composed the famous song Dear One . and dedicated this song to Paramahansa Yogananda. Elvis Presley and Ravi Shankar were also greatly influenced by this book.

Tech -yogi and Brown Box:- Steve Jobs last gift

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ART OF YOGA



A HAPPY TEA ADDICT COUNTRY

Hindu sages and saints have contributed a lot in the independence of India. Many social reforms were also initiated by sages and saints. Tea revolution in the eighteenth, nineteenth centuries (under which the style of drinking tea in India changed forever.
Tea was recognized as the beverage of the common Indian from the beverage of the Europeans)

“I believe tea has helped us, as a nation. At least, our tea drinkers outnumber those who consume alcohol, One may even go so far as to claim that the spread of alcoholism has been arrested in this country because of tea.” SANKAR THE MONK AS MAN

How hard it is to believe that we Indians were unaware of tea (chai) a few centuries ago. Now hardly any Indian starts the day without tea. (The people of South India are lucky in this case that they have the option of choice, they can choose between tea or coffee according to their convenience) It is a matter of happiness that today in the use and production of both tea and coffee, India is one of the major countries of the world. According to a national survey, fifteen cups of tea are consumed in India compared to one cup of coffee.

Gradually tea became a part of our daily life. It is also like that we Indians were unaware of potato, and tobacco,(Potato &Tobacco was introduced by Portuguese ) today without them the daily life of many Indians cannot be imagined.

Herbal tea has a centuries-old history in India. Even today there is a lot of custom in India to drink it, but today this drink is also called Kaadha. Consumption of decoction has its benefits. Herbals like black pepper, mint leaves, basil leaves, liquor ice, cloves, ginger etc are used in the decoction. India has historically been a stronghold of natural medicines and spices, so it is common for such beverages to become popular. Similarly, lemon tea is also very popular in India. In recent years, the increasing awareness of people towards natural beverages has made Kaadha very popular. It has been used as a medicine in colds. In recent times, its popularity has increased a lot in the outbreak of Corona. There will be hardly any home or hospital in India where this herbal drink is not being used.

CHAI

The extraordinary story of ordinary tea The story of tea was written in India during the Bengal rule of the East India Company. And within a few years it turned into a mass movement.
The East India Company was a commercial company, whose main reason for its arrival in India was the trade of spices. After the Battle of Plassey in Bengal, the East India Company’s feet were firmly established in Bengal. During this time, efforts were made by the people of East India Company to grow tea in India. It is believed that tea plants were first planted in 1787 by a British, Mr. Kydd, in a garden called Shivpur in Howrah. This was a failed attempt. Later at one place Mr. Kydd admitted that the climate of Howrah was not suitable for the growth of tea leaves. By the year 1820, some prominent Bengali families (Prince Dwarkanath Tagore) were also engaged in the tea leaf business in Assam in an effort to grow tea leaves in Bengal and its surrounding areas.

In 1864, India’s tea leaves were sold for £3 million by the Assam Company at an auction in Mincing Lane, London, England. This was just a beginning.

This was the effort of the East India Company and the famous Indian businessman of that time to capture a part of the tea market in England. Gradually these efforts paid off, by 1870 the share of China’s tea market in England was 90%, after thirty years it was 10%, this was possible due to the development of tea gardens in India and Sri Lanka. Till then the practice of drinking tea had not started among Indians, it is believed that the trend of tea was slowly starting in the city of Kolkata, India. Kolkata was then a rapidly growing British city in India. The political and economic capital of India. Kolkata was also called the White City in those days because the population of white people in the main area of ​​Kolkata was more than the native people, and Kolkata had more white people than any city in Asia. The British people had a habit of drinking tea according to their English tradition, gradually this habit was being adopted by the elite Indians also. In those days, association with British families and eating with them was common in the famous and prosperous houses of Kolkata, as a result many customs and traditions were adopted conveniently by the noble Indians, among them the habit of drinking tea. was involved.

Tea and Nationalism

In those days a new industry was also spreading rapidly in Bengal. That was the printing industry. For the first time in India, the trend of books, newspapers was increasing, many British and Indian businessmen of Kolkata were also seeing the possibility in this new business. Due to the spread of education, the number of educated people in India was also increasing. The old gurukul system of education (which was largely based on Hindu traditions) and Muslim education which was based on madrasas was now getting out of date. Western education and employment based on western education were increasing, a new intellectual class was emerging among Hindus. (Muslims were keeping distance from this education system) This new intelligentsia was to some extent British in language, lifestyle and food, but inspired by Hindu culture, religion, and the spirit of patriotism. Many of these intellectuals did not accept to work under the British government and started working independently in journalism, Hinduism and social reformer. There was also a lot of drinking tea among such people, due to which soon the tag of white people’s beverage was removed from tea.

Tea Break চা বিরতি

Bengalis have tea in their and blood and nobody can do anything about it. Bengalis will never forget that coffee smells like burnt shal leaf, while Darjeeling tea tastes like champagne. Sankar- The Monk as MAN

Rabindra Nath Tagore, a prolific nationalist of the time, and world-renowned Writer, Poet, Philosopher ( first Indian who received the Nobel prize of Literature )
Dwarka Nath Tagore was his grandfather, who started the tea business in India with the British people. He was counted among the tea lovers of that time. He has shared his love of tea with people many times.

Swami Vivekananda A young sannyasi(MONK) whose popularity was at its peak in those days, a voice that was a ray of hope among the nationalists, was a tea lover. This young monk left an impact on the world’s finest minds of his time.
The uncivilized image of Hindus and India in the West and America, which was based on some prejudices, was broken by this great sannyasi, not only kept the true picture of India in front of the world, but also introduced the world to yoga and meditation for the first time. The great scientist Nikola Tesla, writer Aldous Huxley, Tolstoy, Ja de Salinger Rockefeller, Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose, Arvind Ghosh, Nivedita, Jamshedji Tata, Vimal Mitra Shachindranath were influenced by his ideas. Vivekananda’s habits were always the subject of discussion in those days, especially among the youth and the intelligentsia in Kolkata. Swami Vivekananda, along with other poets, writers, and intellectuals associated with the Rama Krishna Mission, have mentioned the popularity of tea at many places due to Vivekananda’s influence. Swami Sardananda once jokingly told Swami Vivekananda’s younger brother Mahendranath that the habit of drinking tea to the people associated with the Math is due to your brother Vivekananda. For more information related to this topic please visit:- https://nithinks.com/2021/01/11/is-vivekananda-still-relevant-today-national-youth-day/

BELUR -MATH HOWRAH (KOLKATA )

Tilak the Chaiwala of Belur :-

Once Tilak, (LOKMANYA BALGANGADHAR TILAK)the great nationalist of that time, came to Kolkata. Tilak came to Belur Math to meet and discuss with Swami Vivekananda. On the request of Swami Vivekananda, Lokmanya Tilak made tea for all the people present in the Math. Undoubtedly, this tea party is ranked among the most historic tea parties in India.
This incident is mentioned by Shankar in his famous book the monk as man
Giving the details of this incident, Sankar has told that’ Tilak had brought nutmeg, mace ,cardamom ,cloves, and saffron with him. He boiled these things together, added the tea leaves, milk and sugar ,and made tea.’ This incident shows that Our current Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose father had a small tea shop, and whose childhood is spent selling tea, he is not the only chaiwala in Indian politics.

BODHI- DHARMA

There is a belief in china that in the fifth-sixth century, a monk from India, Bodhidharma, reached China for the propagation of Buddhism. He is credited to propagate Buddhism in china. It is believed that Bodhidharma spent nine years meditating in a cave, due to constant waking and not sleeping, Bodhidharma was feeling sleepy, due to which Bodhidharma cut off his eyelid in anger and threw it away. A few days later a tree grew at the same place. The leaves of that tree had a special quality – drinking a drink made from the leaves of that tree did not cause sleep and felt energized. This was the first tea plant.

Tea Capital of India :- Undoubtedly Kolkata is the tea capital of India. From the planting of tea leaves to the cultivation, export, acceptance of tea in the society, everything is built in the history of Kolkata itself. Although tea shops will be found in every city, nook, street square of India, but the variety of tea found in Kolkata is rare. The way of serving tea is also varied. From plastic glasses, glasses, fancy cups, to clay pots.
Many shops in Kolkata still make tea in the old style kiln, but the tea found at these shops is usually strong tea. (This is the Indian version of Britain’s sailors tea) The taste of tea in a cup made of clay changes completely, the smell of earthy aroma in strong tea – wonderful.
In Kolkata, the use of milk in tea is also less, in Kolkata tea leaves are more important, after taking a few sips of tea, it is understood that the whole game here is of tea leaves.


Cultural Capital of India & Some very unique tea shops:- Varanasi is not only the cultural capital of India, it is also called Mini Kolkata or Mini Bengal. The reason for this is a large number of Bengalis here. Most Bengalis live in one city outside the state of Bengal, then it is Varanasi. The trend of tea in Varanasi has come from Kolkata itself. Here too many old tea shops serve tea in earthen cups. (KULLHADA) But there is a fundamental difference in the tea found here – milk is used more in the tea here. Apart from this, basil leaves, ginger, bay leaves are commonly used in tea here. In their taste and aroma, it reduces the taste of tea leaves . There is one more thing that is worthy of praise at the tea stalls in Varanasi – the special attention to cleanliness. A small tea shop on the side of the road also washes the utensils used for making tea with hot water several times a day. In Varanasi, tea is a beverage to be consumed at any time, and at any place.

“I think Banaras (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)

MAHASAMASHAN AND TEA SHOPS

If one is not familiar with the traditions and philosophy of Hindu religion, then the tea shops and tea drinking places in Varanasi can surprise him.
The most unique seems to be the hundreds of tea shops on Samashan. In Hinduism, the last rites of a dead person are performed on the banks of rivers or water bodies, in Varanasi also on the banks of the holy Ganges there are two very ancient ghats Manikarnika and Harishchandra, both these ghats are used for cremation. There are many tea shops on both the ghats. On Manikarnika, there are more tea shops than shops of materials used in cremation. The funeral rites never stop on Manikarnika, day and night. Similarly, tea is available at any time at the tea shops here. The well-wishers of the deceased who come to attend the last rites can also be seen drinking tea at the time of the last rites of the deceased. To know the thousands of years old tradition of Varanasi’s Samashan, Aghori please visit:- https://nithinks.com/2021/03/26/rangbhari-ekadsi-masan-holiashes-of-dead-persons/ This is a normal reaction. The use of tea was once banned in Hindu monasteries considering it to be a stimulating beverage, today drinking tea is a common practice among Hindus in any religious activity. Many Hindus do not consume grains during the fast, they only survive on fruits, but tea is also drunk during this time. To know the story and tradition related to fasting in Hindu festivals please visit:- https://nithinks.com/2021/03/14/mahashivratrishiv-barat-and-varanasi/ I would like to end this post with these words of Swami Vivekananda.

READ THE VEDAS AND UPNISSHADS, AND DRINK TEA –NO HARM IN IT!


TALES OF TWO CITIES (PART 2) & Why do Muslims have colored beards?

THE Prophet ordered the Jews and the Christians do not dye their hair . you do the opposite .The editor/translator of the Hadis collection adds in parentheses, “For the simple reason that opposing the Kefir’s is necessary for doing better things.”

“I think Banaras (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)

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)

One of the oldest living city in the world, Varanasi, is also called Banaras & KASHI (ONE OF THE OLD NAME). The word Kashi has its origin from the word Kash. Its means light. Here light does not mean just light. Light here means “Light of knowledge”. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT PLEASE VISIT :- https://nithinks.com/2020/12/01/dev-deepawali-festival-of-light-city-of-light/

Nalanda, Taxila, and Varanasi were the major centers of education in ancient times. THE CAPITAL OF ALL KNOWLEDGE”. Bhagwan Buddha gave his first sermon at a place called Sarnath in Varanasi. There will be no country in the world whose citizens do not live in Varanasi, Varanasi is also known as a tourist place in the whole world. The feeling of world-citizen can be felt very easily on the Ghats built on the banks of the Ganges. While sipping tea on the Ghats of Banaras, it is natural to remember the story of O HENRYS A COSMOPOLITE IN A CAFE. Excuse me, said he, “but that’s a question i never like to hear asked. What does it matter where is a man from?. Is it fair to judge a man by his post office address”.? why,Ive seen Kentuckians who hated whisky, Virginians who were not descended from Pocahontas, Indianan’s who had not written a novel, Mexicans who did not wear velvet trousers with silver dollars sewed along the seams, funny Englishmen, spendthrift Yankees, cold blooded southerners, narrow -minded Westerners and New Yorkers who were too busy to stop for an hour on the street to watch a one -armed grocers clerk do up cranberries in paper bags. “Let a Man be a man and Don’t Handicap Him with the Label of Any Section”. Of course I don’t mean the Corona period. 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/

Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one. Marianne Williamson.

Varanasi is a great place to meet and understand people from all over the world. Sometimes it seems to me that the Ghats of Banaras are the best laboratory for understanding international relation & World Affairs. To get a basic understanding of the current Gaza Israel problem, to understand the relationship between Israel and Muslim countries, to understand the struggle of civilizations I decided to share some of my memories.

NAMASTEY & SHALOM :-

When I met a Jew for the first time :- While walking on the Panchganga Ghat of Varanasi, suddenly I heard the sound of hello-hello, I looked back and saw two foreign youths, I also smiled and replied to their greetings and asked what is the problem?
One of them said that he wanted to ask me something, I said” Yeah sure, why not ? I thought he might want some information about that place,
But astonishingly he pointed towards the helmet swinging in my hand.
Pointing that he wants to know about the helmet. Both the youths were looking for information about the price of helmet, helmet shop. I shared with him my knowledge about the price of the helmet and the item helmet stores. While walking, he told that the cost of helmets in Israel is much higher than in India. Hearing the name of Israel, I asked curiously, are you Jews? He said yes, then the other young man started talking about street-food, this young man liked the street food of India very much, after a while of normal talk, I said goodbye to those young men, they were familiar with Indian greetings, They said Namastey to me, in response I also saluted shalom.

Busy restaurant Jerusalem and favorite writers :-

Once after visiting the Ghat like this, I thought of having lunch in my favourite restaurant, I have been going to this restaurant for a few years. I love the South Indian cuisine of this restaurant. This is a small three table restaurant located on a narrow street. There I was sitting at an empty table waiting for my favourite lunch (this restaurant is run by a couple, so you have to wait more than any other restaurant)

The person sitting at the nearby table was also waiting for his lunch. After an exchange of smiles I asked ‘Where are you from?
He replied ” Israel”.
That person asked me that you must have heard the name of Israel. I said that my knowledge of Israel is limited to the media and a few books.
I named Thomas Friedman’s From Beirut to Jerusalem and Dominique Lapierre Larry Collins s O Jerusalem. He told me the name of some other books which I do not remember now. The mother tongue of both of us was not English, due to which we were talking slowly giving each other full time. The topic of our conversation was broad – we talked about the Kashmir problem, Jerusalem, Pakistan, Hamas. We also talked about India-Israel relations. Our conversation continued while eating our lunch, Taking a sip of a coffee ,the Israeli citizen told that he is a software engineer, a smile came on his face while stating that, I asked what is the secret of this grin? He told that whenever he tells anyone about his employment in India, the next person immediately starts advising him to go to Bangalore. (Bangalore enjoys the status of Silicon Valley of India) We both thanked each other and bid goodbye to each other.

What I’ve enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn – I love it! Jamie Oliver


all images are taken from pixabay.

Group of Jewish girls whose questions made me unanswered.

Varanasi is also known as the city of festivals. There is a tradition of holy bath in the river in almost all religious festivals of Hindus, in Varanasi this tradition is followed with great reverence. Taking a dip in the holy Ganges in the morning is a wonderful experience. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT PLEASE VISIT:- https://nithinks.com/2021/01/18/makar-sankranti-is-an-ancient-hindu-festival-or-the-burden-of-old-tradition/ While walking on the Ghats during one such holy Hindu festival, I stopped at a small tea stall. There were some people at this small tea stall. It seemed that a small group of Marathi tourists were at the tea shop. When I started the conversation, it came to know that they were taking information about a Marathi restaurant from the tea shop owner. There was some contradiction regarding the distance of the restaurant from Google. Some foreign girls were sitting a short distance away, and she was also involved in the conversation of tea sellers and Marathi tourists. Those girls were from Israel, one of them seemed very curious about Hindu festivals, and Hindu culture. She asked me why Hindus consider cow as holy. And what are the religious beliefs behind it? I told about the religious reasons behind this belief and what Gandhiji’s views were about the cow.
She asked me that Hinduism is tolerant, there is no doubt about it, but why do Hindus have their religious symbols everywhere? Why do bikes, cars, houses remain Hindu symbols everywhere? I was very surprised by this question, I am seeing this since childhood but did not pay attention to it. After some thought I mentioned Swami Vivekananda’s point. (Swami Vivekananda was the first person who introduced yoga and Hinduism to the countries of the West) FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT PLEASE VISIT :- https://nithinks.com/2021/01/11/is-vivekananda-still-relevant-today-national-youth-day/ 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— I thought that maybe I could give the right answer to that girl or maybe I could not, so I suggested her to read some Hindu philosophers and their books. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT PLEASE VISIT :- https://nithinks.com/2020/07/05/the-unknown-life-of-swami-vivekananda/

Just another surprise was waiting for me :- That girl asked me why do orange men hate Jews? I could not understand the meaning of that I said what is the meaning of orange man. That girl asked me why many Muslims in India remain Orange Man while the number of Jews in India is negligible
Why do orange men hate Jews? I could not understand the meaning of that I said what did she meant by Orange Man.
She elaborated that some Muslims who keep their beards orange in color by applying a solution of henna, do so to show their hatred of Jews. I had no idea about this. With her questions, that woman made me think a lot. Instead of taking information from Google, I had decided to read basic books. and get information on this subject from some Islamic experts. I came to know some very surprising and unique things on this subject.

A FUNDAMENTAL DIFFICULTY :- Why do Muslims have colored beards?

“And the Jews will not be pleased with you, nor the Christians until you follow their religion. Say: Surely Allah’s guidance, that is the (true) guidance. And if you follow their desires after the knowledge that has come to you, you shall have no guardian from Allah, nor any helper.” When the Jews refused to accept him or his religion, Mohammed received this revelation from Allah. (QURAN 2:120)

HADIS:- Hadis is an Arabic word. Which means – report or description. It mentions the habits, life, and daily routine of Muhammad. Hadith is the most sacred text in Islam after the Qur’an. The collection of hadis forms a major part of the curriculum of Islamic schools. The Jews and Christians of the time did not dye their hair. THE Prophet ordered the Jews and the Christians do not dye their hair . you do the opposite .The editor/translator of the Hadis collection adds in parentheses, “For the simple reason that opposing the Kefir’s is necessary for doing better things.”

The population of Jews in India is almost negligible, then why do Indian Muslims want to look different from Jews? Same is the case with almost all the countries of South Asia. (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Jews can be counted on the finger in all places, then why the crisis of separate identity? More than ninety percent of the population in Bangladesh are Muslims, the combined population of Hindus, Christians, Buddhists is also 9. 6% Apart from this, other religions Believers are 0.1%, then how is there a crisis of identity?
Something similar is also the situation in Pakistan. 96.47% of the population is Muslim, 2.14% Hindu, 1.27% Christian, 0.9% Ahmadiya (Ahmadiya Muslim is classified as non-Muslim by the government under pressure from fanatic Muslims)0.02% are of other religions . Most of the Muslims have no attachment to their land, civilization, history, culture, they take pride in the Islamic conquest of South Asia, and the incidents of Islamic massacre. Propagation of Wahhabi ideology among converted Muslims: – https://nithinks.com/2021/04/23/pakistan-again-at-the-cusp-of-civil-war-or-the-clash-of-civilizations/ Money donated by Saudi Arabia to madrasas and Islamic educational institutions of South Asia, and Wahhabi ideology is responsible for this type of ideology. I had not seen Orange Muslim in my childhood. Their numbers may have been very small, but the increasing number of these Orange Muslims at present reflects the growing influence of the Wahhabi ideology in South Asia. Due to the spread of Wahhabi ideology, coloring the beard is more than a burden of old tradition , a sign of further intensification of the struggle of civilizations in the coming times.

TALES OF TWO CITIES & SIX RELEGIONS (PART-1)

OUR JIHAD is confined strictly to non-Muslims, and particularly Hindus and Jews, the two main enemies of the Muslims. The Quran too has declared these two groups to be enemies (of Islam). These two powers are creating problems for Muslims and for Pakistan.

NOW IN EARLIER times the world’s history had consisted, so to speak, of a series of unrelated episodes, the origins and results of each being as widely separated as their localities, but from this point onwards history becomes an organic whole: the affairs of Italy and Africa are connected with those of Asia and of Greece, and all events bear a relationship and contribute to a single end.                                                                          Polybius (died 118 BC), on the rise of Rome (translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert)

 

 

 

 


BHARAT MATA (MOTHER INDIA)TEMPLE VARANASI SIX-POINTED STAR(SHATKONA) The Star of David, Seal of Solomon For more information on this subject please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2021/01/25/bharat-mata-mandirmother-india-temple-and-vande-mataram/

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

One of the oldest living city in the world, VARANASI, is also called BENARES & KASHI (ONE OF THE OLD NAME).

VARANASI:- “Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than  legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together “ ( MARK TWAIN)

“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)

It is also the cultural, and religious capital of India. Surprisingly it has been the center of all major religions of India. Varanasi has great importance in all religions texts Hindu, Buddhist, Jain. ( All these religions developed on the land of India, and flourished in the soil here. Efforts were made by people associated with these religions to improve the standard of living of the people. All these religions further enriched Hindu civilization, and culture. Change is the law of nature.
Hindu civilization and society readily accepted the change and absorbed these new religions in themselves. Not only the religions that developed on the basis of Hindu civilization, the religions of the west have also been taking advantage of the tolerance and flexibility of Hindu society.

PALAIYA JUMMA PALLI (INDIA)
One of the oldest mosques in the world Palaiya Jumma Palli it was built during the time of Muhammad . African traveler Ibn Battuta also wrote “The people there lived as though they were in the Arab land”  .

ST . THOMAS CATHOLIC CHURCH (INDIA)
One of the oldest churches in the world (St. Thomas Catholic Church Kerala .St. Thomas one of the twelve apostles of the Jesus Christ in 52 AD

Persecution by the Roman rulers, and the demolition of their sacred temples
The Jewish people also found refuge in India,
even after the establishment of the country of Israel, many of them preferred to stay in India. The Zoroastrians, who had disappeared from their original place Iran, also came here and took refuge. 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/

There is a common, fundamental idea in all Oriental religions – non-violence. All Oriental religions have one common, fundamental idea – non-violence. In the activities of daily life, and festivals, the idea of ​​non-violence can be felt deeply. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT PLEASE VISIT :- https://nithinks.com/2021/03/14/mahashivratrishiv-barat-and-varanasi/ 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. 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/

O JERUSALEM!

HOW SHALL WE sing the Lord’s song in a strange land? If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my highest joys.

The song of the exiled children of Israel, sung by the waters of Babylon.

O JERUSALEM thou that killest the prophets and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together as a hen gathered her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

Jesus contemplating Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives.

O Jerusalem, the choice of Allah of all his lands! In it are the chosen of his servants. From it the earth was stretched forth and from it shall it be rolled up like a scroll.

The dew which descends upon Jerusalem is a remedy from every sickness because it is from the gardens of Paradise.

The Hadith, the sayings of the Prophet Mohammed.

“The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.”–  BENJAMIN DISRAELI

In the Abrahamic religion , Jerusalem has the same place as Varanasi in the east. Jerusalem is also one of the oldest cities in the world. Like Varanasi, it is also the sacred center of the three major religions(Judaism, Christianity, Islam ) of the world. Israel and Palestine have a dispute over Jerusalem. And there are countless reasons for this dispute. Religion acts like a double-edged sword, an example of this is Jerusalem. While religion, like a power, transforms those who believe in one religion into a single entity, and inspires a concerted effort, the other opposes such an effort by religion. Students studying international relations and geopolitics all over the world could hardly pass any examination without studying in Jerusalem.

How the Islamic world turned religious conflict into jihad.

THE BURDEN OF OLD TRADITION If history is forgotten for a while, then the interpretation of Islam which is heard in the Islamic world at the present time is very dangerous.
If it is not opposed, then it will put a question mark on the existence of India and Israel. Islamic belief about Jihad, India, Israel and democracy.

OUR JIHAD is confined strictly to non-Muslims, and particularly Hindus and Jews, the two main enemies of the Muslims. The Quran too has declared these two groups to be enemies (of Islam). These two powers are creating problems for Muslims and for Pakistan.

TO MY MIND THE HINDUS are what the Quran calls ‘mushriks’ (polytheists). This (Hinduism) is the worst form of shirk (polytheism) in which 30 million gods are worshipped. And from here shirk has been smuggled to other nations of the world. Hindus are creating problems for us directly. If God gives us the power we will enlarge the scope of jihad to include the Jews, who are the worst danger for the Muslims.
Let us reject the rulers’ foreign policy and adopt the foreign policy of Allah, i.e. jihad. LET US KILL THE HINDU BASTARDS who dream that they will rule Pakistan through the US and Israel. Let us bleed Israel through jihad so that it can never stand up against the Muslim world. If we do not do so, we will become slaves of America, India and Israel, and life will be worse than a dog’s life.

Sheikh Abdul Aziz Qari, Qabaa mosque, Medina

“When the Prophet Muhammad was sent out, the ‘Camp of Kufr [blasphemy]’ declared war on his da’wa [creed] and his message. At the center of this war were these two groups [Christians and Jews], particularly the Jews. These two groups will continue to serve as the grindstones of the conflict and the war between belief and kufr until eternity comes as determined by Allah. Then the conflict will end when Jesus the son of Mary, peace be upon him, arrives to break the cross and wipes it off the face of the earth, and kills the blind Dajjal [false Messiah], the leader of the Jews, their grand tyrant, and the Messiah for whom they await. Until that day, the conflict between us, the Muslims, and the Jews and Christians will continue, and it will ebb and flow, one day ours, another day theirs….

“The Jews are the objects of Allah’s [promised] wrath, while the Christians are those who deviate from the path of righteousness…. The Koran described the Jews as a nation cursed by Allah, a nation at which he was angry-some of whom he turned into apes and pigs and into worshipers of the Taghout [idol].”

Sheikh Abdul Aziz Qari, Qabaa mosque, Medina Saudi based website http://www.alminbar.net. The English translations-shown on right-were provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Little Arab

To be good Muslim, hate and jihad to (non-Islamic) people is necessary.

That is a cry which has the power of joining together the members of Islam throughout the world, and preparing them for a conflict with all who are not ready to accept their religion.

The Islamic lifestyle is still medieval, no-zone in the West or Muslim areas of India, it is a kind of Little Arab. An ordinary Indian Muslim who lives in Muslim areas rarely has any connection with a non-Islamic person in daily life, his entire world is based on Islamic ideology, and Islamic way of life. Food shops in Muslim areas strictly follow the law of halal (the Islamic way of sacrificing animals). The milkman, the newspaper, the tailor, the vegetable seller are all Muslims. All holy people! Their thinking about non-Islamic people is either prejudicial to them. Such a closed mind is soon occupied by the mullahs of the mosques, the education system of madrasas is of the same time as that of the Mughal Empire. All emphasis on becoming a good Muslim. There are more than three and a half lakh mosques in India, and a large number of these mosques operate madarasas. These Little Arabs react immediately to any Islamic event in the world. Whether it is the issue of cartoons appearing in a French magazine or the Gaza Israel issue. Belief in monotheism is a unique system of Islam, due to which Islamic areas are ideologically closer to Saudi Arabia than India. In the recent incident, an Indian woman died in a rocket fired by Islamic extremists from Gaza. Surprisingly, no Islamic organization has even condemned this terrorist incident. Israel is an enemy country for Muslims living in India. A common Muslim in Varanasi is unaware of the history of Varanasi, but the rocket attack on Israel by Gaza gives him assurances. Strengthens his sense of Muslim brotherhood. Most Muslims remember Islamic imperialism as the golden day of history. After the defeat of 1857, the Mughal Empire came to an end with India, but the day is still alive in the hearts of Indian Muslims, and in stories. Instead of learning from history, in an effort to replicate it.