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More than 50,000 devotees have visited Amarnath Cave in five days. Over 5 lakhs to join Amarnath Yatra 2013.
Posted by hinduexistence on July 2, 2013
Amarnath Yatra 2013. Pious venture to retain Kashmir within Bharat. More than 50,000 devotees have visited Amarnath Cave in five days. 600,000 pilgrims have registered.
Jammu | HE News Bureau | 2nd July 2013:: Over 50,000 pilgrims have already paid obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas in the last five days even as the sixth batch of 1,785 devotees left for their journey in Jammu on Tuesday.
A convoy of 70 vehicles carrying 1,785 devotees left from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 5.05am towards Amarnath to pay obeisance at the holy cave shrine, police said here on Tuesday.
The sixth batch, including 1,395 male, 326 women and 14 children, apart from 50 sadhus, was on its way to twin base camps of Pahalagam and Baltal in Kashmir valley. Over 50,000 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir till Monday evening.
Of these, 35,627 pilgrims paid obeisance of the holy ice-lingam (Barfani Baba) at the cave shrine till Sunday evening, while the rest had darshan on next days. Besides this, 1250 pilgrims flew in choppers to the cave shrine.
Earlier, a convoy of 80 vehicles carrying 2,168 pilgrims left from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu on Monday at around 5.35 AM for twin base camps of Pahalagam and Baltal Kashmir, police said. The batch included 1,525 men, 460 women and 35 children, apart from 148 priests, they said.
The first batch of over 3,000 pilgrims left for the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas amidst tight security from here Thursday morning on 27th June 2013.
The annual pilgrimage officially commenced from Friday (28.06.2013) when the first batch left for the cave shrine from Pahalgam and Baltal, the base camps of the yatra.
The batch comprising of 3,157 yatris, including 563 women and 37 children, was flagged off by State tourism minister G.A. Mir at Jammu base camp. The batch left from Yatri Niwas in a fleet of 96 vehicles, including 75 buses and 21 LMVs at around 5.45 a.m. amid tight security and in presence of several civil and police officials. As per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) only 15,000 yatris will be allowed to move towards the Amarnath cave shrine everyday — 7,500 from Pahalgam and an equal number from Baltal.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the safe passage of the yatra, with sufficient security personnel being deployed en route, to foil any untoward incident, a senior police official said. The vehicles coming into the State are being checked at Lakhanpur and are issued a ‘Traffic Check Sticker’. Besides, high-level surveillance is being done with police forces checking the vehicles at different spots across Jammu city, he said. However, the vehicles with the ‘Traffic Check Sticker’ are not re-checked en route their destination.
Some Jihadi groups of Kashmir have already threatened the Amarnath Yatra 2013, which could not affect to restrain any Amarmath devotees from the Yatra anyway. The Amarnath Yatra will continue upto Sharvani Purnima – Raksha Bandhan falls on 21 August 2013.
After Kedarnath disaster in Uttarakhand, the Govt agencies deployed in Amarnath Yatra are kept cautioned to control any situation in crisis.
This year 600,000 pilgrims have registered themselves for the yatra. Authorities have made it clear that no unregistered person will be
permitted to undertake the journey that passes through some of the most treacherous mountain routes in Kashmir Himalayas.
Over 5 lakh devotees are likely to pay their Puja (ultimate ritualistic obeisance) to Barfani Baba – Shri Shri Amarnath Ji, in this year to carry a mission of National Integration of Bharat. Sri Amarnath Yatra is now turned very significant as a pious venture to retain Kashmir within Bharat to curb Jihadi threats to separate Kashmir from our holy motherland.
For the facilities of the devotee of Amarnath Yatra over 500 Dharmik Organisations and NGOs have opened their Service Centers/Camps for Free Medical, Food, Temporary stay and other assistance. The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board is also extending all possible facilities for the yatris. Details can be obtained from their website: http://www.shriamarnathjishrine.com .
Watch videos for Shri Shri Amarnath Yatra 2013.
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Greetings of Sri Ram Navmi. Chant Ramraksha Stotram. It’s not just a chant. It’s Powerful and Blissful.
Posted by hinduexistence on April 19, 2013
Greetings of Sri Ram Navmi to all.
Ramraksha stotra: Not just a divine chant.
Barkha Mathur | Nagpur | TNN | Apr 19, 2013:: The nine days of ChaitraNavratri, from GudiPadwa till Ram Navami, are filled with chants of Ramrakshastotra. The same can be heard at temples, homes and in groups, as people come together for collective recitals.
Considered to be one of the most sacred chants, it has tremendous powers to protect a devout from evil, says Prafulla Nandangiri, secretary of Bhonsla Ved Shala in Mahal. “There are a total of 38 shlokas, of which some like the 35th one is ‘siddha’. Reciting it can provide mental strength to a person, by making him feel fearless,” he says. This is a siddha stotra for complete protection of body and when read 1,300 times, it can destroy all dangers that a person may be facing, says Nandangiri.
“Ramraksha is also considered to be good for a newborn child and the new mother, and is read out while tying the black thread around the neck of an infant,” he says, adding that there are different rhythms for reciting it.
“The stotra focuses on all parts of the body and invokes Lord Ram to protect them. So, it is recited for children and also for those afflicted with some disease,” explains Kapil Chandrayan, a student of astrology. For best results, it should be read in Sanskrit for the vibrations that emanate through chanting of these sacred mantras, suggests Chandrayan.
Recitals of Ramraksha stotra are considered good during Chaitra Navratri as at this time god is present with all his powers in the sanctum sanctorum of temples, says Prasad Joshi, who is studying scriptures. “I recite the Ramraksha stotra as it helps me to master incantation of different chants. It has been written with anushtup chan as its poetic meter, which is a four-part mantra with 32 letters in one stanza. During these nine days, reading and reciting these sacred mantras is very effective.” <Read details here.>
The Complete Ramraksha Stotram in Snaskrit:
Know the meaning of Sri Ramraksha Stotram and just chant Sri Ramraksha Stotram 18 times today in any Temple or Home with full of devotion followed by regular chanting once a day and see the Miracle ~ Upananda Brahmachari, Hindu Existence.
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Hindu Jagran Manch urged mass mourning in Holi as a mark of protest over atrocities upon Hindus in West Bengal and Bangladesh.
Posted by hinduexistence on March 26, 2013
How can we celebrate a colourful Holi right now? Observe Mass Mourning.
Hindu Existence Bureau, Kolkata | 26 March 2013:: Hindu Jagran Manch, West Bengal urged Bengali Hindus for observing a day-long mourning in Holi festivity as a mark of protest for increasing atrocities upon Hindus in West Bengal in Naliakhali Viloence and Bangladesh after Shahabag Protest demanding the execution of Bangladesh War Criminal in Bangladesh Liberation in 1971.
While Hindus Naliakhali in Canning Subdivision in West Bengal saw a repetition of Noakhali (1946), where villagers of four villages (Goladahora-Maniktala, Gopalpur, Herobhanga-Satmukhi and Naliakhali) were uprooted for some days and more than 200 Hindu house-holds were arsoned by the outsiders after a killing of a Muslim Cleric by some unknown person on 19 Feb 2013. The severity of torture upon Hindus crossed the limit and it was a harrowing reminiscence of Noakhali Genocide of 1946. God saved the casualties anyway this time. But, Hindus in West Bengal are regularly being attacked in a same pattern as the Hindus of Deganga (North 24 District) were also attacked and tortured in 2010 by the Muslim hooligans led by a Criminal TMC leader Hazi Nurul Islam, MP of Bashirhat.
The sate ruling parties and the TMC led Govt in West Bengal has not paid any special attention to the Hindu victims and humiliated them by giving them some Rs. 10,000/=, like this while the family of the murdered Imam, Ruhul Kuddus got mor than Rs. 2,00,000/= without any delay. Hindu victims of Naliakhali violence are still in grief and hazards. Many of them are still homeless and helpless. There is no meaning Colour of Holi in Naliakhali at all.
The plight of minority Hindus inn Bangladesh has no limit for ever. After the Shahabag movement, the International Tribunal for War Criminal pronounced the execution of Delwar Hossai Sayedee. After that the Islamic fundamentals of Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh has plundered the Hindu areas of Bangladesh only to drive away them from Bangladesh out of a dangerous plan to make Bangladesh as Kaffir Free and Hindu-less.
A reputed Bengali newspaper in Bangladesh, ‘Prothom Alo‘ has published the horrible account of the torture upon the minority Hindus in the pot Shahbag period. The accounts include the attack upon 319 Hindu temples, Hindu house-holds and shops in last 24 days. Hindus are affected in 32 districts in Bangladesh.
But, this reflection of the plight of BD Hindus in newspaper is more than true though partial. Actually, thousand small, medium and big temples, house-holds, shops, properties, valuables of Hindus in Bangladesh have been desecrated, torched, looted and vandalized including the pleasurable and pious Islamic game of destroying Hindu Gods and Goddesses in temples and Hindu homes.
The Hindus in Bangladesh have also no meaning of Holi Celebration as an obvious point of their frightened and persecuted atmosphere.
On the other hand the repression upon the Hindu Organizational members and Hindu leaders by TMC (Total Muslim Congress) Supremo, Mamtaz Banu Arjee in these days are all time high.
All these odd happenings in Bengal and Bangladesh include blood-shed of Hindu brothers, rape of Hindu Women and unchecked tears of Hindu Mothers. The apathy or the anti-pathy in this situation is very shocking. These victims of Jihad have no colour of Holy in their grief stricken phase of life.
In this context, the Hindu Jagaran Manch and Hindu Existence Forum jointly gave a call to observe mourning and reject all colours of Holi in protest to Islamic Violence in Noliakhali, Canning, West Bengal; Post Shahabag attack on minority Hindus in 32 districts in Bangladesh and unlawful detention of Hindu activists in West Bengal Jails by autocrat-&-pro-Islamic maroon Mamataz Banu Arjee.
Let the children play Holi, they know nothing. But what should we do?
YES, WE CAN NOT CELEBRATE HOLI THIS TIME, IGNORING THE BLOODSHED OF OUR BROTHERS, MODESTY OF OUR SISTERS AND TEARS OF OUR MOTHERS. WE MAY CAN OBSERVE ARANDHAN (NO COOKING), HUNGER STRIKE, PROTEST RALLY, STREET CORNERS, LEAFLETING, POSTERING ETC., TO EXPRESS OUR SOLIDARITY WITH THE GLOBAL HINDU BENGALIS EVERYWHERE ALONG WITH STRUGGLING PEOPLE AT SHAHBAG.
SAY NO COLOUR OR ENJOYMENT IN THIS HOLI. OBSERVE A MASS MOURNING AS IT IS EXPECTED IN 1000 PLACES IN BENGAL, TO CONVEY THAT WE REMAIN COLOUR-LESS THIS YEAR WITH OUR FRIENDS IN CRISIS AT NALIAKHALI OR NOAKHALI.
Hindu Jagran Manch has made a huge postering and leafleting to refrain Bengali Hindus from celebrating Holi for a chief enjoyments.
The facebook community ‘Shahbager pase aamrao‘ and Some social media groups are unitedly conducting the signature campaign in support of Shahbag movement with protesting the gross violence upon minorities in Bangladesh in post Shahbag period.
Some organisations like Hindu Jagran Manch, RSS, facebook community ‘Shahbager pase aamrao‘ and others have planned to lead a candle march for peace, equality, fraternity in Bangladesh on the very liberation day of Bangladesh on 26th March from the clutch of fundamental rulers of Pakistan. The Candle march is scheduled to start at 4 pm from Academy of Fine arts and will end at the statue of Gandhi at Red Road, Kolkata.
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Posted by hinduexistence on January 13, 2013
News From Prayag Maha Kumbh: Maha Kumbh begins, 1.1 crore pilgrims take dip today on Makar Sankranti (14-01-2013). View the First Sahi Snan. Har Har Gange.
Ganga Sagar Mela – 2013 (Toll free help line 18003453220).
Here thousands of people take Holy Dip during Makar Sankranti, usually falls on 14 or 15th January every year. Gangasagar pilgrimage and fair is the second largest congregation of mankind after the holy Kumbha Mela. The latter is observed once in four years at alternate locations in north, central and central-west parts of the country, Gangasagar fair and pilgrimage is held annually on the Sagar Island’s southern tip in the Ganges delta atop the Bay of Bengal.
The Kapil Muni Temple at Sagardwip is the fourth constructed temple in the island. The first was razed by a tornado and the next two were destroyed by the sea. It was in 1961, the chief minister of Bengal, BC Roy donated Rs.11,000 to construct the present temple which was completed in 1973.
Sagardwip (Sagar Island), 128kms away from Kolkata presents an ideal repose for a quiet weekend. A small island in the Sunderban delta, Sagardwip is bequeathed with a quiet charm amidst the completely unspoiled and silvery beach on the estuary of the mighty Ganga. It has a lighthouse that offers you a panoramic view of the surroundings. Quite a hot spot for Hindu pilgrimage.
One lakh take the holy dip at Gangasagar… Another four lakh pilgrims are likely to reach…..
Gangasagar | 12 th January 2013 | Hindu Existence Media :: In the run-up to the festival of Makar Sankranti, around one lakh devotees have taken the holy dip at Gangasagar, the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal.
West Bengal Panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee today said the government is trying to make the annual fair by increasing the safety and comfort level for the devotees.
He said they are also constructing permanent guest houses for visitors and also a permanent jetty at a cost of Rs 5 crore.
Though the shameful pilgrimage tax of Rs. 5/= has been waved out this year, the escalated conveyance fare is still hammering the capacity of the common rural pilgrims coming from far away from the farthest corner of Bharat out of their spiritual passion to dip into holy Ganges confluence with Bay of Bengal, even once for a life.
This escalation of Bus and ferry services in the Mela time could be managed by the Govt. of West Bengal this time, if a 3 Crore budget for the make shift wooden rest house for the ‘torn Sari-Hawai Chappal’ clad Chief Minister of West Bengal, Miss(?) Mamata Banerjee was possible to be averted from misutilizing the public exchequer.
The South 24 Parganas District authority is discharging their duties on war footing to welcome the expected 5 lakh pilgrims to the Ganga Sagar Makar Sankranti Mela this year. Over 200 NGOs are also rendering their stream of cooperation to make this Dharmik events a grand success.
View this beautiful Video: Gangotri to Gangasagar.
Courtesy: S 24 Pgs district portal | T Series | Times Now.
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Diwali decorations at Bhagyalakshmi Mata Temple objected by Muslims of Hyderabad. Why Muslims do not tolerate Temple Bells & Diwali Illuminations?
Posted by hinduexistence on November 12, 2012
Incomplete Diwali decoration at Bhagyalakshmi Mata Temple at Charminar due to Islamic objections.
Upananda Brahmachari from Bhagya Nagar (Hyderabad) || 10-11-12 (10th Nov. 2012) :: This Diwali is not so delightful for the Hindus in Hyderabad. Islamic maroon in MIM ( Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen) have taken the vow to hamper the Diwali Celebration at Historical Bhagyalakshmi Temple at Charminar in the city at any cost. So they are not ready to allow any makeshift pandal decoration for the yearly Diwali Celebration at Bhagyalakshmi Mata Temple, in the same style of the Kashmiri agitators, how they were not allowing the use 99 acres of land for Amarnath Pilgrimage in 2008. Then the Kashmiri subversive elements saw a bogey of demographic change of J&K due to Amarnath pilgrimage and for the temporary transfer of that lands to Amarnath Shrine Board. Now, the Hyderabadi maroons just feel the disturbance and embarrassment for Allah due to the temple bells of Bahyalakshi Mata Mandir and illuminations of Diwali. Actually those creatures are the dwellers of darkness and can’t bear any ray of light.
Tensions prevail again in old city Sunday following rumours that the management of Bhagyalakshmi Temple had taken up its expansion work near the Charminar. Actually, the Temple committee is only trying to set a temporary shed adjacent to it for accommodating the devotees to attend the yearly Diwali Celebration in the Temple as a long drawn traditions. Due to the status quo order passed by the Hon’ble Andhra Pradesh High Court on 5th November, the MIM idiots spread various types of rumours so that the Diwali decoration in the Baghyalakshmi Mata Temple cannot be done properly, as reports came in.
‘As tension mounted in some parts of old city over the rumours, the area was cordoned off and some leaders of MIM party were prevented from trying to proceed towards Charminar, violating prohibitory orders banning assembly of five or more persons, police said.
“Six MIM legislators and its two councillors were taken into custody as a precautionary measure for not allowing police to maintain status quo orders of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, a senior police officer said.
The MIM leaders alleged that despite the state High Court ordering status quo, some groups were carrying out the expansion work.
However, Bhagyalaxmi Devalaya Parirakshana Samithi convener Bhagavanth Rao refuted the charges saying that they have been maintaining court’s orders and merely took up works to decorate temple on the occasion of Diwali.
Meanwhile, city Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma appealed to people to maintain peace and not to believe the rumours.
The usually busy roads leading to the 400-year-old Charminar monument were deserted with police sealing off all the routes by erecting barricades and barbed fencing.
Police intensified patrolling in the sensitive areas of the old city that witnessed communal clashes last week.
Prohibitory orders banning assembly of five or more people remained in force in areas falling under five police station limits of South Zone in old city from November 8.
A large number of policemen including the Rapid Action Force (RAF) were deployed in communally sensitive areas.
BJP on Saturday took out a rally in protest against the state government for not allowing to undertake decoration work at century old temple adjacent to Charminar, on the occasion of Diwali festival.
On a petition filed by MIM, the state High Court recently gave a direction to maintain status quo as on October 30.’ ['-' from Hindu].
For the hardness from both the communities, the normal life of the peace loving people are grossly hampered.
The prominent Hindu leader of Sri Ram Yuba Sena and Telgu Desham councillor, Thakur Raja Singh alleged the softness of the ruling party towards MIM perpetrators. In his facebook page Raja Singh remarked: “T. Raja Singh ko Bhagyalaxmi Mata Mandir jaane se pehle he roka gaya aur ACP dwara arrest kiya gaya. DCP ko Raja Bhai ne kal tak ka time diya hai. Agar mandir ka kaam shuru nahi hua toh iske anjaam k liye taiyaar rahe. Aao Hindu bhaiyo kal ek naya itihaas likhe. Jai Sri Ram”
However, the decoration of Diwali is still pending at Bhagyalakshmi Mata Temple, even in the day of ‘Dhanteras’ – the eve of Diwali. From Amarnath to Hyderabad, Kolkata to Dwaraka, Muslims of India are repeatedly challenging the festivals of Hindus. Numbers of Hindu Pujas and Festivals are decreasing due to the Islamic resistance. But, while Hindus will start a real resistance to save their Dharma, these anti-Hindus will find no place in Hindustan.
Justice for Hindus?
Updates from Hyderabad: 12-11-2012 : 1. Police Commissioner Anurag Shrama said that he followed “COURT ORDERS” which were implemented after reports from ASI and other AUTHORITIES who were served the COURT ORDERS by the HIGH COURT.
According to police. In Yesterday violence 4 (four) RTC buses were pelted with stones, 2 (two) private vehicles were damaged and one ATM was damaged, police booked cases related to incidents of violence. Apparently “City is peaceful.”.
2. Heavy restrictions and deployment are seen around Charminar and Sri Mata Bhagyalakshmi Temple. Temple priest preparing for Special Puja of Deepwali in the Temple without any special festive decoration of the Temple.
3. Pujyasri Paripoornananda Saraswati Swamiji was arrested and was taken to Gandi Nagar Police Station when Swamiji was Going towards Bhagya Lakshmi Temple In Hyderabad to visit.
4. MIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen) withdrawn support from Congress Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. And perhaps MIM perpetrators are planning a ‘direct action’ against Hindus of Hyderabad.
5. Hindus of Hyderabad are ready to face any challenge of Anti National Force ith the Blessings of Ma Bhavani and under the Leadership of Thakur Raja Singh and other Hindu prominents.
Related readings: MIM legislators held, tension over temple : Deccan Chronicle
Courtesy: Newswala (Photo Courtesy) | The Hindu | Deccan Chronicle | Arise Bharat | The Times of India | India Today | IBN Live.
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Practising Hindu Sri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India conducts Durga Puja rituals at hometown Mirati.
Posted by hinduexistence on October 23, 2012
President Mukherjee conducts rituals at hometown.
IANS | Mirati, Birbhum, West Bengal, October 21, 2012 :: President Pranab Mukherjee rendered priestly duties on Sunday, donning the special puja robes, and performed customary Mahasaptami rituals for the Durga puja at his ancestral home in West Bengal’s Birbhum district. Accompanied by wife Shuvra, Mukherjee arrived at his ancestral residence in Mirati village from his sister’s house in Kirnahar early in the morning to start the Puja celebrations.
The ‘Nabapatrika snan-o-sthapan’, which is the ritual to install the idol of the deity, was performed by Mukherjee’s son Abhijit. Previously the custom was carried out by Mukherjee but this time he only walked up to the canal where the traditional ‘Kola bou’ (tender banana plant) was bathed early in the morning.
After the ‘Pran Prathistha’, or giving life to the deity, Mukherjee chanted hymns and did the Chandipath. The Chandipath was done inside an enclosure and camera persons were not allowed inside.
The Mahasaptami puja rituals concluded with an ‘arati’ which Mukherjee conducted wearing silk dhoti and a silken stole draped around his shoulders.
During the arati, he sought blessings for all. “I wish and pray to god to bless everybody,” he said.
Villagers in large number gathered to see Mukherjee perform his maiden Durga puja after becoming the president of the country.
The rituals were conducted by Mukherjee amid elaborate security arrangements.
For years, the veteran leader has been conducting the Durga Puja rituals at Mukherjee Bhawan, and has steadfastly stuck to the routine by taking out time during the festival despite his busy schedule as in charge of various constitutional and political posts.
The president was later to meet students of his alma mater, Kirnahar Shib Chandra High School, at the nearby Kirnahar town. He would inaugurate a permanent exhibition “Pranab’s School – School’s Pranab” showcasing different phases of his life.
Mukherjee touched down in his native village, some 170 km from Kolkata, on Saturday evening.
He will return to Kolkata Oct 23 evening before returning to Delhi.
President of India greets countrymen on the occasion of Durga Puja.
In a message, the President has said, “On the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja, I extend warm greetings to all my fellow citizens.
The festival of Durga Puja marks the victory of good over evil. It is the celebration of Shakti and Bhakti and symbolises our inner struggle to rise to higher levels of consciousness. This is a festival in which every household brims with worship and merriment.
Let us pray to Mother Durga, who epitomises female dynamism that she guide us in the path of righteousness and blesses our land with peace, happiness and prosperity. .
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has sent his greetings to his fellow countrymen on the occasion of Durga Puja.
In a message, the President has said, “On the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja, I extend warm greetings to all my fellow citizens.
The festival of Durga Puja marks the victory of good over evil. It is the celebration of Shakti and Bhakti and symbolises our inner struggle to rise to higher levels of consciousness. This is a festival in which every household brims with worship and merriment.
Let us pray to Mother Durga, who epitomises female dynamism that she guide us in the path of righteousness and blesses our land with peace, happiness and prosperity.
May this festival strengthen bonds of brotherhood and may Goddess Durga shower her blessings on all our people for years to come”.
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Posted by hinduexistence on September 13, 2012
Celebrate Ganesha Festival as per ‘Dharma-shastra’ in an ideal manner avoiding malpractices ! – HJS
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Posted by hinduexistence on July 3, 2012
Holy Message of H.H. Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale, Sanatan Sanstha in the event of Sri Guru Purnima.
हिंदू राष्ट्रकी स्थापनाकी समय-सूची Schedule of the establishment of Hindu Rashtra
|वर्ष Year||कार्य Work|
|अ.A||२०१२ से २०१५ (४ वर्ष)……. 2012-2015 (4 years)||हिंदू राष्ट्रकी स्थापना हेतु हिंदू-संगठनTo build up strong Organisation to establish a Hindu Nation|
|आ.B||२०१६ से २०१९ (४ वर्ष)……. 2016-2019 (4 years)||संगठित हिंदुओंकी सहायतासे समग्र धर्मक्रांतिTotal dharma revolution with the help of organized strength|
|इ.C||२०२० से २०२२ (३ वर्ष)……. 2020-2022(3 years)||धर्माधारित राज्यकारोबारका प्रशिक्षणIntensive training for operation of Dharma based Nation|
|ई.D||२०२३ से २०२५ (३ वर्ष)……. 2023-2025 (3 years)||हिंदू राष्ट्रकी प्रत्यक्ष स्थापनाDirect establishment of Hindu Rashtra|
Courtesy: Sanatan Sanstha, Photo Courtesy: SS & Vivekananda.
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Posted by hinduexistence on June 21, 2012
Puri Rath Yatra 2012
The famous Hindu festival of Rath Yatra or Chariot Festival is celebrated every year on the 2nd day of Shukla Paksha (waxing cycle of moon) in the month of Asadh, the 3rd month according to the lunar calendar followed in some parts of India. Rath Yatra Puri is the most famous celebration of this festival across the country as the Jagannath puri Temple, based in Puri, is the main epicenter of the festival. Rath Yatra in puri honors the visit of Lord Jagannath and his siblings to the temple of his Aunt Queen Gundicha. So, the caravan stops at the mausima (Aunt) temple for a meal of sweet pan cakes, the favorite cuisine of Lord Jagannath.
Puri Rath Yatra 2012 of Lord Jagannath, who is popularly known as Lord Krishna, is going to be celebrated on June 21. Indian tour operators are holding Rath Jatra Tour for the convenience of millions of devotees seeing to visit Puri this year. Puri Rath Yatra Festival Tour helps them to have an easy and cozy journey and accommodation during the festive season. You can make a choice from the big variety of Rath Yatra Tour packages available in the market. Puri Yatra can fill you with an unfelt sense of spirituality.
SHRI JAGANANTH RATH YATRA PURI.
Two die during rath yatra in Puri : PTI & IBN Live.
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Pratpaditya Utsav starts afresh in Kolkata to boost up Bengali Hindu youth force. Planning to popularize Bengali Martial Art.
Posted by hinduexistence on May 10, 2012
Pratpaditya Utsav starts afresh
Gap of century fails to be any hindrance……….
Hindu Existence News Desk | Kolkata | 10th May, 2012 :: Pratpaditya Utsav, under the aegis of Atmabikash Samiti – a nationalist youth organization meant to impart physical, mental and spiritual attributes through abiding by conformist Hindu disciplines – was held today itself at Kolkata, May 6, 2012, to idolize gallantry of Maharaja Pratapaditya in public, unearth the lost martial traditions of Bengali Hindus and make youths valorous to get active and serve the nation better. The meeting was attended by an assortment of dignitaries from different walks of life.
It is worthwhile to mention Pratpaditya Utsav that started in 1903 by Smt. Sarala Devi Chowdhurani, niece of Sri Rabindranath Tagore, to venerate valor of Maharaja (great monarch) Pratapaditya in public made a profound impact on contemporary political scenario, especially the then rising revolutionary movement in Bengal. However, the celebration ended soon owing to several developments.
The convention was inaugurated by sacred Vedic chants of Sri Animitra Chakraborty followed by adoration of Sacred Swords by all. A succinct description of the life of Maharaja Pratapaditya, his love for the motherland and struggles for its sovereignty was narrated by Sri Kalyan Sarkar.
The description was followed by the substantial address on two different topics – Significance of Pratpaditya Utsav in modern times and Role of Pratpaditya Utsav in the revolutionary movement in Bengal – by Sri Upananda Brahmachari and Sri Sujoy Chatterjee respectively.
Sri Animitra Chakraborty was also witnessed to speak on different occasions; however, his thrust was the need to lionize Pratpaditya Utsav by Bengali Hindus more than ever before and the crisis that may befall to them in its absence.
In a word, Pratpaditya Utsav, after a gap of more than a century, has been revived to inculcate martial spirit among Bengali Hindus (these days) so that they can follow footsteps of their valiant ancestors and ameliorate the entire nation.
The convention ended thanking all to partake in it and announcing formation of Pratpaditya Utsav Celebration Committee (Pratapditya Utsav Udjapan Samity) with Sri Arabinda Patra as its president.
Three proposals so far placed to the committee to adopt for furtherance are that:
(1). A statue of Maharaja Ptratapaditya at Pratapaditya Road, Kolkata- 700026.
(2). A rich Wikipedia page containing all the new research and refs. about Maharaja Pratapditya with a Bengali booklet about Maharaja.
(3). Wider celebration of Pratapaditya Utsav with exposition of Martial Art of Bengal, specially connected with the Military troop of Maharaja Pratapaditya.
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Posted by hinduexistence on May 2, 2012
“West Bengal : Hindu-Muslim clashes rock Mograhat”
Changed Reality rocks Magrahat Hindus to put into Jail.
“<Strong Hindu defense foils Islamists’ plan to persecute Hindus en masse
Mograhat (West Bengal): As fresh reports are coming in, the fair in village: Kamarpukur, P.S. Mograhat, District: 24 Paraganas (South), has been rocked by a series of Hindu-Muslim clashes, starting from evening of November 29, 2012 thus far.
In accordance with sources, problem erupted when an Islamist wanted to give a fake Indian currency note to a Hindu shopkeeper; he refused to accept it leading to a scuffle between the two. The situation would have ended there if the Islamist returned with more of his fellows to teach the Hindu shopkeeper a lesson. The pack of Islamists torched the entire shop and whoever tried to oppose them was beaten outrageously.
Hindu shopkeeper cried for help desperately; Hindu youths in the vicinity, acquainted with such postures of Islamists day in and day out, built up a strong defence and in no time smashed a few shops of Islamists forming the said pack.
This incident sparked off another set of troubles. Hundreds of Islamists turned up in the venue soon started vicious attacks on Hindus soon. However, unlike other times, Hindus did not withdraw to their houses and were found to implement countermeasures as well. And rule of administration became the greatest casualty as a result.
A number of police contingents along with SDPO rushed to the spot (on the very night) to rein in the situation.
RAF has been deployed to maintain a vigil in the area and tension continues to grip the area.
More details are being awaited.
Reality differs from above as the Hindus in the areas lastly faced joint attack of RAF and Police with the help of Political goons obviously Muslims. Two Hindus injured ghastly. One Hindu boy separated/not traced yet.
Know the reality of Magrahat.
Abhed Acharya from Magrahat [1st May, 2001]: I was then within 20 km from the place of occurrence at the sporadic time of clash started after 7 pm afresh on 29th of April (2012). Frequent phone calls were reaching to a number of a reliable person whom the sufferers believe as a protector in crisis. The man with a subtle skill and calmness was giving important instructions to his men in Magrahat and also reporting the matter to the Police and administration from another phone number. He also preparing arrangements with an advocate to move bail as RAF already arrested some Hindu men from the area of Kamarpukuria.
At the meeting point of three villages of Haludberia, Kamarpuria and Kadamanuraj there is a religious pond named Kaipukur Where an annual Hindu Mela (congregation) held every year on and from Akshay Trithiya in the name of Mata Manasa in front her Temple/Vedi. The mela is gradually growing its shape with the participation of nearby villagers for the last three/four years. Muslim operators have been trying to take control over the Mela for last two years, but the local Hindu young generation kept the control in a manageable way.
This year some fake notes of Rs.100/- denominations were recovered in the Mela but the culprits were not detected. On 28th April a fake note of Rs 500/- was detected on spot when a Muslim boy tried to make payment to a Hindu shop keeper. A tiny scuffle turned a big discord all on a sudden when the manhandled Muslim boy attacked the Hindu village Kamarpukuria with a greater Muslim force came from Bankipur, Mamudpur and Magrahat Market area plan fully. Yes, Hindus resisted heroically with their limited strength, but they were victimized under heavy bomb charges from Muslims. Muslims attacked with sharp chopper and three Hindu boys injured seriously. As, no Hindu Organization in Bengal does not believe in armed resistance to an armed attack, the follower of all the Hindu organization usually fallen victim as their leaders tell them an impossible mass awakening and not to be in the fray of the ruling political force.
Getting stern resistance from the Hindus, the Muslim attackers took refuge of Political Strength of ruling Trinmool Congress (TMC) and immediately they put diary against Hindu villagers. Getting the diary from the Muslims and obviously under the pressure from the Muslim appeaser TMC, RAF entered the troubled area and tortured the Hindu villagers. In this dispersed moments the Hindus could not put any diary against Muslim attackers from outside. Within this span of time the news reached to a Hindu Organization only busy then to prepare a report to be posted in their internet site. Nobody from the organization gave any advice to make a general diary to the local police station or to admit the injured persons in the nearby Govt. Hospitals to be treated there to procure injury reports from the authority to produce it in Court cases etc.
I was hearing the appeal from local BJP leader named Ratan Sardar of Magrahat to make arrangements for bail for some Rabin, Ranjit and Prasenjit of Kamarpukur and Two others from Maititrhat and one from Atasura. So far 11(eleven) persons are arrested and put in judicial custody till 15.05.2012. Police is searching other 6 (six) accused upon false allegations. On 15.05.2012 the case will be moved for bail. No Muslims are arrested yet, not a single Muslim was admitted so far in any Hospital or Nursing Home being injured in the clash save and except the boy injured on 28.04.2012 after caught with fake note.
It is noteworthy that some leaders of different Hindu Organizations are also giving advice not to go against TMC and one perpetrator Akhtar Gazi of the area is now acting as an agent of the Islamist to calm down the Hindu retaliation so that it may not turn virulent.
The most injured Hindu man Tapas Mondal was threatened by the Islamists perhaps escaped in a safer place and his father Manik Ch Mondal is still searching his son here and there.
I came to know that the Muslim population of Magrahat Block has been increased by 40% in just last twenty years. And the Hindus came down to 47% in 2001 from 87% in 1981. The situation of Hindus in Magrahat (West Bengal, India) is not better than any vicinity of Pakistan.
But, the most alarming thing to me from this current happening is that (i) The Hindu organizations in Bengal is less interested in field actions but prefer reactions in Internet. (ii) There is no co-ordination between various Hindu Organizations in Bengal. Everybody wants to be the Big Boss. (iii) The freaky Hindu leaders dream a change through an absurd Mass Awakening without any armed resistance to the well equipped Jihadists. (iv) Now the Hindu leaders in Bengal are will convinced by State BJP, not to oppose TMC, as there is a chance of alliance of NDA in 2014 General Election. So bear all the Muslim torture with tight lip. This idiotic calculation will turn the Bengal as a Total Muslim Change. These calculation helped TMC to sit on power and kick out Hindus now & (v) Unfortunately, Bengali Hindu leaders are envious each other shamelessly.
The tendencies to grab the Hindu Credits for own organization with doing nothing is another disease in Bengal in Hindu Organizational methodology.
God knows who will save Bengal?
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Devotees glorified Rama’s Arrows on Ramnavmi. Mosques kept covered, Muslim felons went underground during Hindu-Sikh-Jain March in Hyderabad Town.
Posted by hinduexistence on April 2, 2012
Make a Hindu Road Map in Hyderabad Line.
~ Upananda Brahmachari.
Bhagyanagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh | 1st April, 2012.
Only Hindus in such a joint combination can teach a right lesson to the Islamists allover. Mosques kept covered, Muslim felons went underground in Hyderabad when Devotees of Lord Rama flooded the roads in Ramnavami Procession 2012. Yes, the pigs can be roasted as per your dish of like.
Glorious Victory of Hindus in Bhagyanagar. It’s Hindu unity again proves its enormous strength to ‘cow down’ the ‘Islamic bull’ in Bhagyanagar , where anti Hindu Congress Party and its ally MIM took a challenge to stop the Ram Navmi Procession at any cost.
Bhagyanagar has set an example that if such rallies are organized in each state twice a month in different places with a definite Hindu Cause with the whole hearted participation of all the Hindu Wings jointly, the Islamic demon in India have to take an refuge in Pakistan or Afghanistan without any option.
Sri Ram Navami Maha Aarti at Hyderabad, 2012 .
Bhagyanagar Shri Ram Navmi Utsav Samiti along with other Hindu organizations successfully organized grand procession in the city today on 1st April Sunday at 12 PM. The Shobhayatra created history with presence of more than 1.5 lakh devout Hindus. As per Shriram Channel’s Facebook page, more than 3 lakh Hindus participated in the event.
Ye Desh Veer Jawono ka Song Sri Ram Navami 2012 Hyderabad.
Also it was slap on the face of those, who tried to brand this Shobhayatra as ‘threat to communal harmony’ as there was not even single violent or unlawful incident.
The procession has faced lot of obstacles especially from the anti-Hindu Congress Government in Andhra Pradesh and its ally a Muslim political party MIM (Majsilh e Ittehadul Muslimin) . MLA of MIM Akbaruddin Owaisa had demanded complete ban on procession taken out in the city on the occasion of ‘Shriram Navami’ and ‘Hanuman Jayanti’. Subsequently, Hindu leader Sriman Thakur Raja Singh had been arrested with fake case few days ago. The procession was expected to be grand than last year and it appeared also by the Grace of Lord Rama.
From Delhi, Maharashtra and Karnataka, several Hindu organizations took part here. Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena, Sri Ram Sene, VHP and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti were participated. Special guests were VHP’s Mr. Surendra Jainji and Sadhvi Prachi Devi. Hindu leader Shri T Raja Singh in his short speech said, “ The Congress government will never do anything for Hindus. If you want to save this country and save Hindus, then completely oust the Congress government .”
Mandir Ohi Banayege Song at Sri Ram Navami 2012 Hyderabad.
While addressing the youth Shri Singh said, “This country’s youth have to fight and raise their voices. Each Hindu brother have to be like our national heroes Bhagat Singh and Chandrashekhar Aazad”. Compared to the last year the police didn’t force the Hindus to divert their regular route.
Ramji ki Sena Chali Song at Sri Ram Navami 2012 Hyderabad.
Like no surprise this time also the police seemed protecting Muslim Masjids (mosques) rather than lacks of Hindus participated in the procession. (One should note that Hindus had never attacked Mosques or Churches in the processions taken out on the occasion of Hindu Festivals. Such acts of Police expose their pro- Muslim stance !)
The procession began from Rani Avanti Bai Community Hall, Dhulpet and it ended in Hanuman Vyayamshala in Sultan Bazar. The speech of the guests held in Hanuman Vyayamshala at the end of the procession.
1. Many kids were dressed as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bhose, Maharana Pratap etc.
2. Groups of kids who were dressed as Shriram, Lakshman, Sita Mata, Hanuman and Vanar played various incidents in Ramayana.
3. The length of the procession was 7 kilometers.
4. HJS (Hindu janjagruti Samiti) members specially published Shri Ramnavmi pamphlets and distributed them in the procession.
5. Even though there was lot of pressure on the organizers, the procession has moved smoothly.
6. In Indur (Nizamabad) district, Bajrang Dal has taken the ideal of Shri Raja Singh and they organized a procession in Bodhan town also. Next year this pattern of Sri Ramnavmi rally will be conducted in every state in India including Ayodhya.
7. No communal tension could be irrupted by the islamic zelots under keen vigil of Ram devotees.
8. The entire city was kept calm, cool and clean. No incident of public nuisance or disturbance seen in such a mammoth gathering of Ram devotees.
9. The hospitality of Hyderabadi Hindu-Sikhs is worth mentioning.
10. Two lakhs of Ram devotees vowed to build Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple at Ayodhya and to protect Sri Ram Setu at Rameswaram. Jai Sri Ram.
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Posted by hinduexistence on April 1, 2012
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Posted by hinduexistence on March 12, 2012
|A Pakistani Hindu child plays during the celebration of Holi, the festival of colors, in Lahore, eastern Pakistan, on March 8, 2012. (Xinhua/Sajjad)|
Ammar Shahbazi | the news dot com pak
Friday, March 09, 2012 | Karachi:
With splashes of dazzling glitters or ‘discos’ as its more commonly known, mixed with the vibrant colours and boisterous greetings of ‘Happy Holi’ and ‘Holi Mubarak’, the Hindu community across the city celebrated the festival of colours with great zeal on Thursday.
Men and women of all ages gathered at various temples and community centres to commemorate the occasion with friends, families and neighbours. Read details here….
Holi Celebration - Lahore : Geo News.
HYDERABAD: Tribune Pak correspondence | March 9, 2012:
The Hindu community of Hyderabad celebrated Holi on Thursday.
Thousands gathered at the Acme Water Park to revel in the religious festival of painting people in powdered and watery colours.
“It’s an exhilarating experience,” exclaimed Dr Harichand Lal of the Hyderabad Hindu Panchayat, who organised the event with a monetary contribution from his community. He said many Hindu families from different parts of the province had come.
Although the event was celebrated at several different places in the city the Panchayat put up the biggest show of the day at the park. Small groups of young men roamed around in bikes and on foot, however, the main celebrations were restricted to their places of worship. Dr Lal said the Panchayat has been organising Holi regularly but the turnout was greater than any time before. Read details…..
Every year the Hindus in Pakistan celebrate Holi. This year was no exception. On Thursday, as I made my way deep into the neighbourhood behind the train station at Drigh colony, I could hear music blaring from speakers. Once I reached the narrow lane, I saw people of all ages. Initially I hadn’t planned on taking part myself, as I had just planned to document it, but once I got my shots, I ended up joining in on the fun. It was heart-warming to see how hospitable the people there were to an outsider. PHOTOS COURTESY: HUMAYUN MEMON /18% GREY
Holi Celebration – Multan : Geo News.
Hindu Holi Festival in Karachi Pakistan : Business Plus Karachi Reports:
ISLAMABAD |9th March, 2012 |Pakistan Today Correspondent - Adviser to Prime Minister for National Harmony Dr Paul Bhatti here on Thursday felicitated the Hindu community on their festival of colours – Holi that welcomes spring.
“Holi brings joy, festivity, freedom, love, respect and happiness for all sections of the society and promotes celebration among all communities,” he added.
The democratic government celebrates all the major festivals of minorities officially throughout the year to follow the true ethical values, Dr. Paul Bhatti said, adding “On this occasion, government stands committed to ensure equal rights for all minority communities as enshrined in Constitution of Pakistan.”
Holi is celebrated in the areas of Hindu Majority while in Pakistan the Hindu minority also celebrates this with play of colours in their communities and also burn logs of wood to symbolize victory of good over evil and observe Holi Pooja. Read details…..
Huriyat News: Holi Celebration In Karachi, Pakistan.
Pakistani Hindus celebrate Holi
Hindustan Times reports: Hindu community across Pakistan celebrated Holi, the vibrant festival of colours. In Karachi men, women and children from the tiny minority community gathered at big and small temple compounds, as they splashed, sprayed and smeared colours and greeted each other while a bonfire was lit in the evening. The festival was celebrated in other cities and towns of the country where the Hindu community resides. Celebrated in the month of Phagun (February-March) according to the Hindu calendar, Holi is associated with the uninhibited expression of love and affection.
Hindus celebrate Holi in Pakistan
08-Mar-2012, 08:16 PM | SADAK KA SACH 24X7
The festival of colours known to be Holi is being celebrated by the Hindu community in Pakistan. Everyone was happy and enjoyed it enthusiastically. According to sources, Holi is all about the arrival of spring and is celebrated at the end of winter on the last full moon day of the lunar month by Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and others.
How does the Hindu community celebrate Holi? Have you ever been part of their celebrations? Hw do they feel living here and enjoying this day?
Holi Hai! is dedicated to our Pakistani brothers-HINDU EXISTENCE.
Courtesy: Xinhua | Geo News | Pak Tribune | The News International | Pakistan Today | Hindustan Times | Business Plus Karachi | Sarak Ka Sach 24X7 | You Tube.
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