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Posted by hinduexistence on February 12, 2015
Divine Home- Divine Village Programme of VHP in its Golden Jubilee Year. VHP plans to plant Tulsi in every Hindu home and make Panchavati in every Hindu village.
PTI | Lucknow | 9 February 2015:: On the lines of the mythological “Panchvati” garden mentioned in Ramayana, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has decided to plant five trees in every village in the country and gift “Tulsi” saplings, considered sacred among Hindus, to every household of the community.
“With the concept of an ideal home, VHP will carry out a programme between June and July during which it will donate a Tulsi plant to every Hindu house besides developing ‘Panchvati’ in every village,” VHP spokesman Sharad Sharma said on Monday.
Sharma said the programme would be carried out across the country ahead of monsoon so that the trees get ample water to grow.
“The seers are of the opinion that Hindu society must give prominence to its religious belief and tradition. Therefore, five plants should be planted in every village and every house must have a Tulsi plant,” he said.
Besides Tulsi, the five other plants that the VHP intends to plant include Banyan, Peepal, Gular, Pakad and Ashok.
[But according to a divine design Hindu Existence Forum already started to grow saplings of Ashathwa (Peepal Tree) Ficus religiosa, Bilwa (Wood Apple Tree) Aegle marmelos, Vata (Banyan Tree) Ficus benghalensis, Ashoka (Ashoka Tree) Saraca asoca and Amlaki (Amla Tree) Phyllanthus emblica including Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) saplings in its own horticulture centers. ~ Editor, Hindu Existence].
“This will not only benefit environment, but is also in consonance with our religious beliefs. Besides, it is a good way for the organisation to reach out to every village” he said, adding that all these plants have been mentioned in the mythological epic Ramayana.
Sharma also stated that before this programme a ‘Ram Mahotsava’ would be organised across the country by the VHP.
The VHP had already decided to organise, for the first time, a ‘Ram Mahotsava’, on the lines of Durga Puja, to “mobilise Hindus” for construction of a Ram temple.
“We will celebrate Ram Mahotsava from 21 March or 22 March and it will continue till 1 April. This will be for the first time that such an event is being organised by the organisation,” Sharma, the VHP media incharge, said on Monday.
This programme would be organised in every village in the country to make the society aware of Lord Ram, he said.
He said Hindus have already been asked to take a resolve for construction of the temple, “But for the completion of that resolve they will be asked to take the pledge once again”.
“We plan to reach 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh villages across the country. In Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand, we will make efforts to reach each and every village,” he said.
The VHP media incharge said the organisation has also planned 600 ‘Hindu Sammelans’ across the country.
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Posted by hinduexistence on January 20, 2015
Bangladesh Govt withdrew the permission of Saraswati Puja in Parliament premises after facing radical challenges.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SAME COMMUNAL COIN AWAMI LEAGUE OF BANGLADESH PREVENTS SRI SARASWATI PUJA IN JATIYA SANSAD (BANGLADESH PARLIAMENT). NOW THEY SAID A SHIFTING OF THE PUJA PLACE IN DHANMANDI HIGH SCHOOL, WHERE A PUJA IS ALREADY ONGOING. THE AUTHORITY IS TELLING THE SECURITY REASONS NEW, BUT THEY HAD NO DIFFICULTY TO ALLOW EID OR EASTER SUNDAY PROGRAMMES. I PERSONALLY TRIED TO CONTACT MR. PRANAB CHAKROBORTY, THE ADDITIONAL SECRETARY OF BD PARLIAMENT AND THE CONVENOR OF THE PUJA COMMITTEE. , BUT HE WAS UNREACHABLE FOR A LONG TIME.
WE ARE NOW TO CONFIRM THAT THIS BANGLADESH GOVT UNDER AWAMI LEAGUE IS NOTHING BUT A REFINED SHAPE OF JAMAAT OR ISLAMIC FORCES. THEY HAVE LITTLE CONCERN ABOUT THE BANGLADESH MINORITY HINDUS.
SHAME TO AWAMI LEAGUERS. SHAME SHAME SHAME. ~ Upananda Brahmachari.
This news has been updated (on 24/01/2015) from its original headlines as BD Parliament to host Saraswati Puja first time. Islamists oppose vehemently.Link: http://wp.me/pCXJT-4db
Radical Islamic groups challenged Hindu Chief Justice in Supreme Court and Hindu Worship in Parliament in Bangladesh.
Islamic Bangladesh to inaugurate historic Saraswati Puja in its Parliament.
Goutami Saha Roy | HENB | Dhaka | 19 January 2015:: Islamic Republic of Bangladesh will host Saraswati Puja this year at its premises of National Parliament (Jatiya Sansad) first time ever on the history of the country.
Authenticated sources said that the ruling Awami League led government in BD has given the permission to celebrate Saraswati Puja at its premises in a bid to prove its stance of a non-communal nation.
The worship of Goddess Saraswati, ‘Saraswati Puja’, one of the biggest celebrations of Hindu community, will be held across the country on January 25. Hindu devotees will pay their respect to Saraswati, the deity of knowledge and the fine arts.
Shri Pankaj Debnath, ruling party lawmaker of Barisal-4 constituency, is the organizer of the Saraswati Puja at the Parliament premises. He told that the preparation for holding a memorable celebration of Saraswati Puja is going on in full swing. The organizing committee is busy to make the celebration colorful and admirable.
The entry of the Saraswati Puja at the Parliament premises will be open for all. Pankaj Debnath urged all Hindu devotees to join the celebration spontaneously.
In its present session of Parliament started on 19th January, the speaker of the house, Dr. (Mrs.) Shirin Sharmin Choudhury accorded the permission of Saraswati puja on the plea of Mr Debnath that the BD Parliament celebrates Eid and Easter Sunday, then why not Saraswati Puja?
A cultural function is being arranged as a special programme after the ‘Puja (worship) ‘, ‘Puspanjali (flower offerings) and ‘Prasad (food offered to the deity) ‘ distribution are over on that day of celebration.
No party in the BD parliament rather objected the worship of a Hindu deity in the premises of parliament. The spokes person of Bangladesh National Party, Rahul Amin Haoladar conveyed that every religion must deserve equal rights and honor.
As the public will take entry into the premises of parliament to join the celebration, the arrangement of security is being tightened.
Radical Islamic groups challenged Hindu Chief Justice in Supreme Court and Hindu Worship in Parliament in Bangladesh. News Link from FB friends.
This is indicated as a landmark change in Bangladesh (where Islamists usually oppose non-Muslim religions in all forms) after it appointed a non Muslim Chief justice in Bangladesh, Shri Surendra Kumar Sinha for the first time, just in last week.
The whole Nation of Bangladesh is also waiting to the watch the finale of Saraswati worship in the premises in Parliament through live telecast.
Various Minority Hindu organisations and minority Hindus in Bangladesh welcome this step of the present BD Govt with a hope to protect their culture and tradition amidst a heavy Hindu persecution there by fanatic Islamic groups.
However, a radical Islamic group named ‘Khelafate Islami Bangladesh’ vehemently opposed the appointment of a Hindu Mr S K Sinha as the Chief Justice of BD Supreme Court and the proposed Saraswati worship in BD Parliament.
In a recent conference at Lalbag, Dhaka, Chief of Khelafat, Maulana Abul Hasnat Ameeni condemned the Govt recognition of a Hindu worship in Parliament in a country where 90% population is Muslim. Maulana Ameeni is also the Vice Chair person of Islamic Unity (Islami Oikyajot) in BD. Maulana Ameeni expressed that they will check any attempt to lead Bangladesh as a ‘Ram Rajya’.
Maulana indirectly indicated that the present Awami League Govt in Bangladesh is trying hard to reflects its ‘Secular’ stance to the neighbouring country now ruled by a ‘big brother’.
Moulana wanted in indicate pro Hindu Narendra Modi, the PM of India as ‘big brother’ to Awami league and Bangdadesh PM, Sheikh Hasina.
Moulana warned the present Govt in BD to stop such un-Islamic activities under the Constitution which starts with “La Ilaha Illallah ~ Muhammadur Rasulalahha”.
Read related news in Bengali:বাংলাদেশ জাতীয় সংসদে এই প্রথমবার স্বরসতী পূজা: সূত্র ~ প্রিয় ডট্ কম
Related English News in BD link: Saraswati Puja being celebrated ~ Rising BD.
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Posted by hinduexistence on January 18, 2015
Baijnath Mahadev, Agar Malwa (MP): The Only Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva Built (Renovated) By a British Couple.
Ragini Singh | HENB | Malwa | 17 January 2015:: The British ruled Indian subcontinent for hundreds of years, and built many churches and cathedrals. But in the 1880s, a Shiva temple in Agar Malwa, Madhya Pradesh, was renovated and almost rebuilt by Lt. Col. Martin as per the wish o her wife — the only Shiva temple ever made by an Englishman in India.
In 1879, when there was British were ruling in India, Lt. Col. Martin of Agar Malwa was leading the British army in the war against Afghanistan.
Col. Martin used to regularly send messages of his well-being to his wife. The war continued for long & Lady Martin stopped getting messages. She was very upset in the vicinity of Malwa far away from Kabul or Afghanistan.
Once riding on her horse, she was to pass by the temple of Baijnath Mahadev. She was quite attracted to the sound of Conch & Mantra. She went inside the Temple and came to know that the Brahmanas were worshipping Lord Shiva. They saw her sad face and asked her problem. She explained everything to them. They told her that Lord Shiva listens to the prayers of devotees and takes them out of difficult situations in no time. With the advice of the Brahmanas she started the “Laghurudri Anushtthan” of the Mantra: “Om Namah Shivaya” for 11 days. She prayed to Lord Shiva that if her husband reaches home safely, then she would get the temple renovated.
On the last of the “Laghurudri” a messenger came and gave a letter to her. Her husband had written: “I was regularly sending messages to you from the battle grounds but suddenly the Pathan Muslims surrounded us from all sides. We were entrapped in a situation where there was no scope of escaping death. Suddenly, I saw a Yogi of India with long hair, carrying a Trident (weapon with three pointers- Trishul). His personality was amazing and he was manoeuvring his weapon with a magnificent style. Seeing this great man, the Pathans started running back. With his grace our bad times turned into moments of victory. This was possible only because of that man of India wearing a lion skin & carrying a three-pointer weapon. That great Yogi told me that I should not worry and that he had come to rescue me because he was very pleased with my wife’s prayers.”
Tears of joy were falling down to the eyes of Lady Martin while reading the letter. Her heart was overwhelmed with joy and reverence. She fell beneath the stone symbol (Lingam) of Lord Shiva and burst in tears.
After a few weeks Col. Martin returned. Lady Martin narrated the whole incident to him. Now both husband & wife became devotees of Lord Shiva. In 1883 they donated Rs. 15,000 for renovating the temple. The information engraved slab for the same is still there in the Baijnath Mahadev Temple of Agar Malwa. This is the only Hindu temple built by the British.
When Lady Martin sailed for England with Col Martin, she said that they would make a Shiva Temple at their home and pray to Him till the end of life. The later life of Martins in England are not know to us!
The local Govt and the Shri Baijnath Mahadev Pravandh Samiti are managing all the pilgrimage activities related to Baijnath Dham, Agar-Malwa, including health-hygiene, daily prasadm, dormitory guests house etc in a commendable way.
The Baijnath Pashu (cattle) Mela of Agar-Mlawa on the month of Chaitra and Kartik months are quite famous. Thousand of pilgrims use to converge here in every Purnima, Mondays of Shravan month and on also in Shiva Ratri. The last Monday of Shravan month is celebrated as the annual function of “Shiv Swari”. Lakhs of devotees come here to participate in this rally of Baba Baijanath Ji in Agar- Malwa.
Courtesy: New Indian Express | Shri Baijnath Mahadev Pravandh Samiti.
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Posted by hinduexistence on September 17, 2014
Muslim youths barred at garba dance venues in Godhra. That policy should be maintained in all other Hindu festivals also everywhere.
HE News Bureau | Vadodara | 16 Sept 2019:: It may be a hard task to prevent motivated participation of the Muslims in the Hindu festival to humiliate its rituals or to grab Hindu girls for Love Jihad or to put any Jijadi impact otherwise. But Hindus of Godhra issued notice for a ban of Muslims in the Garba Dance Festival Godhra in the soil of controversy, Gujarat. Barely 10 days before the nine-day dance festival kicks off in Gujarat, a rightwing group that identifies itself as Hindu Asmita Heet Rakshak Samiti (HAHRS) has issued a diktat in Godhra that Muslim youths should not be allowed to enter garba venues in the town to counter ‘love Jihad’.
The samiti claims that it issued the diktat as Muslim youths enter garba venues to lure Hindu girls.
On Saturday , VHP leader Dr Pravin Togadia had called for the same in Amreli and said that identity cards of every person should be checked.”We will contact all garba organizers in Gujarat and across the country to request them to check the identity of all youths. Navratri is a religious festival and Muslims should not be allowed here,” Togadia told Times of India, as appeared the matter in its 17 Sept, Delhi Edition.
TOI captures the news as, “Muslim boys luring Hindu girls at garba venues has always remained a problem in Godhra. If Muslims have problem with everything including singing `Vande Mataram’, why should they be allowed at garba venues?” said Jaimin Shah, one of the leaders of HAHRS.
Some organizers have agreed to allow Muslim youths only if they are accompanied by their family. Accord ing to the samiti, they have also received support from major garba organizers in Godhra and formed a team of volunteers to stop Muslim youth.
“Around 1,500 members will keep a check at the venues,” said Shah, adding that the group, which hasn’t registered itself, is holding awareness meetings since over a fortnight.
“We won’t allow any Muslim youth to our garba to avoid `love Jihad’,” said P B Baria, organizer of Aadhya Shakti Garba Mahotsav, which draws a crowd of 35,000. “If they come with their families, they are disciplined. So, we will allow Muslim families inside the venue,” he said.
“We don’t want any kind of disturbance and hence we have agreed that we will not collect donation from Muslims nor issue passes,” said K T Parikh, organizer of Maa Shakti Garba Group. “We, however have no means to check whether any Muslim or a Hindu is entering the garba venue.”
Actually, such restrictions were imposed in some places in United States in a separate way of action where the Hindu organisers of such Hindu festival installed Hindu deities for worship in the entry so that all the participants were compelled to offer sandal paste, sindoor (vermilion) and flowers to the deities as a compulsion with taking prasadam and amritam. With this arrangements all the Muslim participants compelled to avoid such Hindu religious and cultural programmes.
“Those who have not any respect on Motherland as an identical for of Goddess Aadhya Shakti or Mata Durga (Navratri is a special awareness/ consciousness creating festival dedicated to Mata Durga) and who are not ready to utter Vande Mataram, why they are so interested to come to our Garba festival attached to Navratri?”, said one of the organiser to Hindu Existence.
Shri Upananda Brahmachari, Editor of Hindu Existence appreciated the matter with a tips that if Muslim groups of Gujarat or other places are so interested to join Garba or love so much Garba, they should start Garba in Navratri and they should make effort to unveil their women and girls (from burqa) for getting them in their programme. No problem. This policy maintained in Godhra for Garba must be adopted by Hindus in all other religious and cultural programmes tagged with Hindu Dharma, for the sacntity, safety and security of Hindus.
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Posted by hinduexistence on August 8, 2014
World’s Largest Hindu Temple Being Built in New Jersey.
BY FRANCES KAI-HWA WANG in NBC News.
BAPS, Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Shri Swaminarayan temple, New Jersey, Robbinsville, World’s Largest Hindu Temple in New Jersey
Hindu Existence Media Bureau | New Delhi | Re-posting: 8 August 2014:: The world’s largest Hindu temple is about to open in Robbinsville, New Jersey.
The Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Shri Swaminarayan temple, known as a mandir, is a 162-acre complex which broke ground in 2009 and is set for completion in 2017.
According to The Times of India, 2,000 artisans in Rajasthan are hand-crafting the temples in Italian and Rajasthani marble. The finished pieces are then assembled in New Jersey by a team of master craftsmen.
The first phase of the project, The Great Prayer Hall — with seating for 1000 people — and Shikharbaddh Mandir temple will be inaugurated in August 2014.
Remaining construction includes a youth activity center, visitor’s center and food court, and a second, larger temple, the Great Akshardham Mandir, expected to be completed in 2017.
The current Guinness Book of World Records holder for the world’s largest comprehensive Hindu temple is the BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi, India, which sits on a 59-acre complex.
Spiritual leader His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj also holds the Guinness world record for creating and consecrating the most temples by one person — 713 temples in five continents between April 1971 and November 2007.
Courtesy: NBC News, TOI & other links used here.
Related: One of World’s Largest Temples to be Inaugurated in New Jersey:: NDTV.
162-acre Akshardham coming up in New Jersey:: TOI.
$150 million Akshardham temple coming up in New Jersey:: The Amerian Bazar.
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Posted by hinduexistence on May 19, 2014
Starting a Hindu Era of Prime Ministership in Bharat (India).
Narendrabhai Damodardas Modi visits Varanasi, offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple and performs Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat of Varanasi.
Narendra Modi visits Varanasi, offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple
Narendra Modi in Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
PTI | AGENCIES | VARANASI | 17 MAY 2014:: A day after clinching the city, Narendra Modi today visited Varanasi and offered prayers at famous Kashi Vishwanath temple.
After visiting the temple, the Prime Minister elect went to famed Dashashwamedh Ghat and took part in ‘Ganga Aarti’ for about half-an-hour amid chanting of ‘shlokas’ and blowing of coonch shells.
Modi was accompanied by BJP president Rajnath Singh, his close aide Amit Shah and party UP chief Lakshmikant Bajpai.
His coming to the holy city is seen as a gesture of gratitude towards people here who have elected him by a huge margin of over 3 lakh votes.
The Gujarat chief minister thanked people here for playing a major role in the formation of BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.
A huge electronic lotus (artificial lotus) was floated in the middle of the Ganga river.
Narendra Modi attending Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat.
Local police along with Gujarat police, local intelligence unit sleuths and central forces were deployed in the entire area on the banks of the Ganga river at Rajendra Prasad ghat.
Passes were mostly issued to BJP leaders and workers and common people were restricted to the ghat where Modi visited.
Even people at the adjacent Meer ghat and Shitla ghat were restricted to pass through the Rajendra Prasad ghat.
Narendra Modi received a rapturous welcome in Varanasi as he visited his constituency in a show of gratitude on Saturday, a day after the BJPs resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections.
Mr. Modi participated in a grand Ganga aarti at the famed Dashashwamedh Ghat.
“I bow before the people of Varanasi for having so much faith in me,” Mr. Modi said in his thanksgiving speech from a makeshift stage at the ghat.
Modi also tweeted that: “When I see the pitiable condition of Ganga I feel pained but I feel it is Maa Ganga who has decided I have to do something for Her.”
He told emphatically that “Need of the hour is to restore the glory of the Ganga. Today Maa Ganga is calling us, her children to make the river clean once again”.
Amid tight security arrangements, Mr. Modi walked down to the Ghat, followed by BJP president Rajnath Singh and his close aide Amit Shah, after performing puja at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple here.
Many newly elected BJP MP’s of Poorvanchal region were present at the ghat to welcome Modi here .
Modi offers prayers at Kashi temple in Varanasi: ABP News.
Ganga Arti at Dashashwamedh Ghat attracts huge crowds on a daily basis and it had witnessed a bomb explosion in 2010 which had killed two persons and left several others injured.
Narendra Modi attends ‘Ganga Aarti’ in Varanasi: Zee News.
Related: Live: Narendra Modi attend Varanasi Ganga Aarti at “Dashashwamedh Ghat”: India TV.
In Varanasi, Modi seeks blessings of Ganga and people: The Hindu.
Courtesy: PTI | The Hindu | India TV | Zee News | ABP News.
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Posted by hinduexistence on November 2, 2013
ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय ।
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ।
मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om, Lead us from Unreality (of Transitory Existence) to the Reality (of Self). Lead us from the Darkness (of Ignorance) to the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge). Lead us from the Fear of Death to the Knowledge of Immortality. Om Peace, Peace, Peace.
शुभ दीपावली ~ उपानन्द ब्रह्मचारी एवम हिन्दु अस्तित्व (फोरम) परिवार ॥
Shubh Deepavali ~ Upananda Brahmachari and Hindu Existence (Forum) Family.
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Posted by hinduexistence on September 11, 2013
After 86 days, prayers resume at Kedarnath Temple.
KEDARNATH |PTI | Sep 11, 2013:: The deathly silence brooding over Kedarnath since the June calamity hit Uttarakhand broke early on Wednesday morning by the chanting of Vedic hymns as prayers resumed at the Himalayan shrine, 86 days after ravaging floods left over 400 people dead in the Kedar valley.
Shortly after the dawn, as the clock stuck seven, the chief priest of the 6th century shrine, Rawal Bhima Shankar Ling Shivacharya, unlocked the portals of the temple and stepped into the sanctum-sanctorum to perform the puja.
The prayers commenced on Wednesday on Sarwartha Siddi Yog, considered to be auspicious.Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna, who was also scheduled to attend the prayers along with some of his ministerial colleagues, could not take off from Dehradun due to inclement weather.
The Kedar Valley is enveloped in a thick veil of fog and various media teams, which had to come here to cover the ceremony, are stuck in Guptkashi, some 22 kilometres from here, due to bad weather.The Puja began with a ‘shuddhikaran’ (purification) of the temple and ‘prayashchitikaran’ (atonement for prolonged suspension of prayers at the shrine).The chief priest was accompanied by a large number of ‘teerth’ purohits and Badrinath Kedarnath Samiti officials.
The shrine reverberated with the collective recitals of Vedic hymns and blowing of conch shells.
However, the resumption of prayers at the 13,500 ft-high shrine is of limited nature, as no pilgrim is being allowed right now to visit the temple.
A meeting is scheduled to be held on September 30 to decide the date for resumption of Yatra to the famed Himalayan temple.
The temple, cleaned and spruced up for the occasion, came back to life after the deathly silence of all these months.
Prayers at the shrine were suspended after the flash floods wreaked havoc in Uttarakhand, especially in the hill districts of Rudraprayag, Urttarakashi, Chamoli and Pittoragrh, leading to the death of over 600 people as per official figures, and leaving more than 4,000 missing.
Courtesy: PTI | TOI | Indian Express | DD News | iTVNews | tV9 | Agencies.
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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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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.>
राम रामेति रामेति,
रमे रामे मनोरमे ।
रामनाम वरानने ॥
Raam Raameti Raameti,
Rame Raame Manorame |
Raama-naama Varaanane ||
THE POWER OF RAMRAKSHA STOTRAM.
The Complete Ramraksha Stotram in Snaskrit:
॥ श्रीरामरक्षास्तोत्रम् ॥
अस्य श्रीरामरक्षास्तोत्रमन्त्रस्य ।
बुधकौशिक ऋषि: ।
अनुष्टुप् छन्द: । सीता शक्ति: ।
श्रीमद्हनुमान् कीलकम् ।
श्रीसीतारामचंद्रप्रीत्यर्थे जपे विनियोग: ॥
॥ अथ ध्यानम् ॥
ध्यायेदाजानुबाहुं धृतशरधनुषं बद्दद्पद्मासनस्थं ।
पीतं वासोवसानं नवकमलदलस्पर्धिनेत्रं प्रसन्नम् ॥
वामाङ्कारूढसीता मुखकमलमिलल्लोचनं नीरदाभं ।
नानालङ्कारदीप्तं दधतमुरुजटामण्डनं रामचंद्रम् ॥
॥ इति ध्यानम् ॥
राम रामेति रामेति रमे रामे मनोरमे ।
सहस्रनाम तत्तुल्यं रामनाम वरानने ॥३८॥
इति श्रीबुधकौशिकविरचितं श्रीरामरक्षास्तोत्रं संपूर्णम् ॥
॥ श्री सीतारामचंद्रार्पणमस्तु ॥
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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Posted by hinduexistence on January 30, 2013
Bhojshala : Ayodhya of Madhya Pradesh !
‘Bhojshala’ is an ancient and the only temple of Mata Saraswati, built by Raja Bhoj in 1034 AD. (‘See Photo Evidences’) Bhojshala was home to thousands of students and scholars and it was main centre of education. Attacks on Bhojshala started from 1305 AD and Muslims built today’s Kamal Moulana dargah near Bhojshala. (‘Read Detailed Timeline of Facts’)
Bhojshala has become victim of Governments of Madhya Pradesh due to appeasement of Muslims for votes. Today Archeological Survey of India (ASI) allows everyone to go inside Bhojshala ‘as a tourist’ with fees. On tuesday, Hindus can enter in Bhojshala and they are allowed to take flowers and akshata. But since the new idol of Vagdevi is seized by Madhya Pradesh government and kept in Gwalior jail, Hindus can’t offer anything to Saraswati Mata. On friday, Muslims are allowed to offer Namaz in Bhojshala complex. Vasant (Basant) Panchami, also known as Mata Saraswati Jayanti is the only day in the year on which Hindus are allowed to perform full-fledge puja by taking idol or photo of Mata Saraswati inside Bhojshala. So Muslims can offer Namaz in Bhojshala 52 times in a year, but Hindus can perform puja only once in a year. It should be noted that Dhar, where Bhojshala is located, has 16 mosques to offer Namaz.
What do you want in Bhojshala on this Vasant Panchami (15th February 2013) - Puja or Namaz ?
In year 2006, Vasant (Basant) Panchami was on friday, so the demand of the Hindus to perform puja in Bhojshala for the full day was refused and the police also used force against Hindu devotees and arrested many. Now this year 2013, again Vasant (Basant) Panchami happens to be on friday and Hindu Devotees are demanding to perform puja for the whole day and restrict Muslims to offer Namaz in Bhojshala on this day. Also the BJP Govt. should release Vagdevi (Mata Saraswati) idol from Gwalior Jail, which was installed by Hindus in Bhojshala.
For details refer tabs ‘Timeline of Facts‘ and ‘Photo Evidences‘.
O Hindus, take up this challenge and do your duty towards Dharma !
- on 15th February 2013, ‘Bhoj-shala’ should be made available to Hindus instead of Muslims for ‘namaz’, as it is the day of Vasant Panchami falling on Friday.
- The Government should release the idol of Shri Vagdevi made of ‘Ashta-dhatu (8 metals) from the Gwalior jail.
- From the evidences, it is amply clear that Bhojshala is nothing but a Hindu temple and hence it should be handed over to Hindus completely.
- The Government should restrict Muslims permanently to enter and offer Namaz in Bhojshala.
- Today it is observed that few fanatics and miscreants are damaging ancient idols of Deities and other signs of temple. This damage should stop immediately and Government should ensure that these idols and signs should not get harmed.
- Bring back the original idol of Shri Vagdevi from London Museum.
Courtesy: HJS. Please reach Bhojshala Shrine on Basanta Panchami or at least participate in the signature Campaign.<< Click here.
Watch Videos about History of Bhojshala and Fight by Hindus
|Bhojshala History and Fight – Part 1 (Hindi)
||Bhojshala History and Fight – Part 2(Hindi)
|Bhojshala History and Fight – Part 3 (Hindi)
||Bhojshala History and Fight – Part 4 (Hindi)
Posted in Attack upon Hindu Temple by Muslims, Conspiracy against Hindus, Hindu Celebrations, Hindu Movements, Hindu Puja, Hindu Rituals, Hindu Struggle, Hindu Tradition and Culture under attack, Religious Rights of Hindus, Violation of Hindu Religious Rights, Violation of Hindu Rights | Tagged: Archeological Survey of India (ASI), Bhojshala : Ayodhya of Madhya Pradesh, Hindu Fight for Bhojshala, Liberate Bhojshala on this Vasant Panchami, Madhya Pradesh Government | 2 Comments »
Posted by hinduexistence on November 20, 2012
Tehatta Jagaddhatri Puja Coordination Committee resolved to postpone all ‘Jagaddhtri Puja’ at Tehatta Town.
Upananda Brahmachari from Tehatta | 19th Nov. 2012 :: Tehatta Jagaddhatri Puja Coordination Committee resolved to postpone all ‘Jagaddhtri Puja’ in Tehatta town this year in a protest of ‘trigger happy’ Police Firing on 14-11-2012 and ‘Obstinate Pro-Muslim’ Administration.
On Monday evening the meeting between administration and police led by Sri Sudipto Bhattacharjee – SDO, Tehatta and the Tehatta Jagaddhatri Puja Coordination Committee led by Sri Amarnath Biswas found no amicable settlement as the Puja committee of PWD Para Baroari Puja Committee wanted to perform a symbolic ‘Ghat Sthapan Puja’ at least in the very place of last year Puja and the Administration and Police negated it out rightly.
This year Shri Shri Jgaddhatri Mata Puja falls on and from 19th Nov to 23 Nov according to Bengali Hindu Calender and Chandan Nagar (Hoogly) and Tehatta (Nadia) are the most renowned places in West Bengal for conducting the same with special grandeur and most spectacular celebrations.
For the obstinate and pro-Muslim decision of the Tehatta administration and the policy of TMC (Total Muslim Congress as the people of Bengal usually name the Trinmool Congress), compelled the Puja Coordination to all 56 ‘Barowari’ and Sarvojanan’ Jagaddhatri Pujas of Tehatta, including the PWD Para Barwari Puja where TMC – MP (Member of Parliament) and eminent Benagli Film star , Sri Tapas Pal came to inaugurate the puja just last year.
A senior member of the Puja Coordination Committee told the Hindu Existence Team that “the land of ‘Eidgah’ and ‘Barowari Puja Place’ both are part of Vested and PWD lands. The Muslims are allowed to encroach the land permanently with boundaries under the blessed State Islamic policy, but a symbolic ‘Ghat Sthapanam Puja’ is not allowed in the previous year’s puja place by the same administration and ‘trigger happy’ police. This is too much. PWD lands, roadsides, most of the market places and crossing places are under the clutch of Muslim public and land grabbers in Nadia. But, police and administration have now perhaps directed only to uproot all the rights of Hindus in Nadia to make Nadia a Muslim majority district.” However, Nadia (Tehatta is one of the four subdivisions in the district) is a bordering district of West Bengal, adjacent to Bangladesh, where the Muslim infiltration, cross border smuggling, illegal cow and arms trading, net of fake Indian currency and obviously Islamic fundamentalism are seen in a very optimum level.
After the police violence and firing upon the peaceful demonstration of Hindus lead by the Tehatta Jagaddhatri Puja Coordination Committee and ‘Tehatta bandh’ convened by Tehatta Business Owners Association on 14th Nov at Haulia (spelt as Howlia also) Crossing (where a person Ashoke Sen was died at Police Firing by SDPO himself), the insane SDPO, Dr Shailesh, IPS lodged a FIR (Police Case No. 825/2012) against 18 Hindu persons by their particular names in Tehatta police station in Nadia. It has been reported that Police is trying to connect RSS and other Hindu organisation in that violence unreasonably under the instruction of State Administration from Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata.
Marvellously, the SDPO, Tehatta has determined Sri Pintu Sarkar, a sub-inspector of Tehatta police station as the investigation officer into the case. This Pintu Sarkar, SI, himself is an accused of police firing case in which a housewife was killed at Bogula of Hanskhali in Nadia in a Vijaya Dashmi Immersion procession on 7th Oct. 2011. A case is going on under section 302 of IPC against Sri Sarkar in the Hon’ble Calcutta High Court in this matter, so far the reports gathered by Hindu Existence Forum.
Both the state leaders of Congress and CPIM of West Bengal, vehemently opposed the recent police firings in West Bengal under a TMC ruling and macaronic Mamataz Banu Arjee advocating ‘Change’, ‘Development’, ‘Party Discipline’, ‘No Confidence Motion in Parliament with BJP support’ and obviously for her fantasy of an Islamic West Bengal.
While leader in opposition in West Bengal Assembly, Dr Surjyokanto Mishra (CPIM) accused Mamata Banerjee for playing her Communal Cards for Muslim votes in the ensuing WB Panchayet election, Sri Adhir Ranjan Roy Chowdhury, veteran Congress leader and Rly Minister of State, GOI blamed the West Bengal Chief Minister for her inappropriate steps in which the communal situation in WB is rapidly engendering the public in her culpable regime.
Posted in Attack upon Hindus by Muslims, Conspiracy against Hindus, Hindu Celebrations, Hindu Celebrations under Attack, Hindu Existence, Hindu Protest, Hindu Puja, Hindu Tradition and Culture under attack, Hindus under Islamic Aggression, Islamic Aggression in West Bengal, Persecuted Hindus, Save Hinduism, Save India from Supremacist Islamic Conspiracy, Save the Hindus in Indian Border, Trinmool Congress and Mamata Banerjee against Hindu people, Violation of Hindu Religious Rights, Violation of Hindu Rights | Tagged: Hindu Existence Forum in Tehatta, Hindus reject Jagaddhatri Puja Celebrations in Tehatta, Jagaddhatri Puja 2012, Jagadhatri Puja 2012, No Jagadhatri Puja in Tehatta Town in 2012, Resolution to postpone all 'Jagaddhtri Puja' at Tehatta Town, Tehatta Jagaddhatri Puja Coordination Committee, Tehatta Police Firing aftermath | 5 Comments »
Posted by hinduexistence on November 13, 2012
Deepavali Celebration at Bhgyalakshmi Temple – Charminar, Bhagyanagar (Hyderabad).
Bhagyanagar (Hyderabad) | 13th Nov. 2012 - Bhagyalakshi Mata Temple is again full of devotees with ringing bell and around the clock rituals set to the Special Puja of Deepavali. The Deity is fully adorned with ‘Bhakti’ and Ornamental flower décors. One of our Admins have just visited and surveyed the on-going festivities around Bhagyalakshmi temple.
At last, inner of the Temple and the Deity are fully decorated with flower ornaments and bouquets. A long queue of hundreds of devotees are seen in front of the temple upto the Shiva Temple turn point. No power of this world could stop the Deepavali at Bhagyalakshmi Mata Temple at Charminar, Hyderabad.
Bazaars are full of people, people putting flower decorations in shops and houses, heavy rush to buy sweets at sweet shops and
fruit vendors and other vendors are back in business after a lull of two days.
People coming from falaknuma, laldarwaza etc. There is a barricade at Shalilbanda bus top, near wonder world showroom.
You can either take Bela Road or Shalibanda-Khilwat Road and park there vehicles at the Lad Bazaar Road leading to Charminar, or you can take cut before lad bazar-khilwat kaaman which leads to Charminar bus stop,reach Charminar bus stand, all vehicles are allowed to park at Charminar bus stand.People coming from Begum Bazar, Ghasi Bazar etc there is a barricade a Gulzar houz and all vehicles are allowed to park in Agra Mithai lane, and near by jewellery shops. All by lanes leading to Gulzar house from Ghasi Bazar and Agra Mithai is having heavy rush.Avoid taking four wheelers as there is huge number of vehicles parked already. Police is allowing public by foot only near Charminar.Police have made tight security arrangements for the devotees coming for Darshan 0f Mata Bhagyalkshmi and also placed metal detectors.
There is huge rush at Bhagyalakshmi temple, have patience and co-operative with police and other authorities, and doing the rituals and darshan of Bhagyalakshmi Mata Devi.
Once again we wish a cheerful and glorious, powerful and delightful Diwali at Bhgyalakshmi Temple at Charminar at Bhgyanagar (Hyderabad).
Manglahat Corporator and Heroic Hindu Leader – Thakur Raja Singh conveyed his Subha Deepavali to every Nationalist Citizen of Bharat and urged peaceful coming to Bhgyanagar to have a Darshan and pay offerings to Devi Mata in Bhagyalakshi Mata Temple at Charminar.
The Muslim fanatics and All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM or MIM) perpetrators may try to make road blockade and put hurdles on controlled situation (Thanks to Hyderabad Police) as an revenge upon Bhagyalakshmi supporter Hindus of Hyderabad, as reports came from the reliable sources.
Hindu Organisations have met several times to draw the next strategy to uphold the dignity of Bhagyalakshi Temple as well as the safety and security of common Hindus in crisis. They suggested self defence of every Hindus and not to indulge into any rumour or false provocation.
Posted in Attack upon Hindu Temple by Muslims, Attack upon Hindus by Muslims, Congress against Hindu Leaders, Hindu Culture and Tradition, Hindu Pilgrimage, Hindu Puja, Hindu Rituals, Hindu Struggle, Hindu Temples, Hindu Tradition and Culture under attack, Save Hindu Dharma, Save Hindu Temple Property, Save Hinduism | Tagged: All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM or MIM), Andhra Pradesh, Deepavali at Bhagyalakshmi Mata Temple at Charminar, Huge Queue at Bhagyalakshmi Temple, Hyderabad Diwali, Special Puja of Deepavali, Thanks to Hyderabad Police | 3 Comments »
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.
Monday, October 22 2012 | online_news_of_india:: 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. .
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”.
SRI SRI DURGAPUJA & NAVARATRI GOOD WISHES from HINDU EXISTENCE.
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