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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 December 31, 2014
RE-CONVERSIONS OR GHAR WAPSI OR SHUDDHI MOVEMENT – FIRST STEPS OF A GLOBAL PROCESS.
~ Anil Chawla.
In the past few weeks, there has been lot of heat on the subject of RSS and bits parivar organizations events for ghar wapsi or reconversion of Christians or Muslims to Hinduism. The grand old party founded by an Englishman, in association with some others, stalled the Parliament on the issue. The impression created is as if RSS has started a new campaign. Nothing could be farther from truth. Let me quote here from the website of Aarya Samaj.
“The Arya Samaj opposed conversion of Hindus to Islam and Christianity. Arya Samaj advocated reconversion of recent converts back to Hinduism. Arya Samaj launched shuddhi movement to bring non-Hindus back to Hinduism this process was called shuddhi.
The first recorded shuddhi of a born Muslim was reported in 1877, when Dayanand Saraswati performed the shuddhi of a Muslim man from Dehra Dun. The first attempts by the Aryas at mass conversions of Muslim groups dates back to 1908, when Arya missionaries began touring certain area of India calling upon newly converts to Islam to renounce Islam which had been forcibly imposed on them. Arya missionaries found that some who claimed to be Muslim but still followed several Hindu customs and beliefs, as their ‘ancestral religion’.
This Vedic mission of Swami Dayanand Saraswati was carried on by Swami Shraddhanand (He is also the President of Hindu Mahasabha during 1922-23. Ed. Hindu Existence) still known as Mahatma Munshiram, took sanyas and become an active member of the Hindu reform movements with success with the help of new generations He left the social arena and plunged whole-heartedly into the shuddhi movement, which he turned into an important force within Hinduism.
This shuddhi offensive was thus seen as a grave challenge by Muslim leaders, and did not sit well with Muslims who responded to it by advocating a grand community-wide effort of Islamic reform, reaching out to the Muslim groups, seeking to draw them back into the fold of Muslim community. So on 23 December 1926 Swami Shraddhanand paid the ultimate sacrifice when he was assassinated by a Muslim fanatic.”
The above makes it clear that the movement to get people back into Hinduism is older than RSS. Surely, the movement has not been very successful. Number of people that have been converted back to Hinduism is negligibly small in demographic terms. The question that arises it – Why is the reaction against it so strong? Why have the leaders / clergy of Muslims and Christians not just ignored it as a fringe movement not worthy of their valuable time? Why did they need to murder Swami Shraddhanand? Why was it necessary to raise such a hue and cry and stall the Parliament?
The answers to the above questions can be found only when we look at the whole matter from a wider historical and global perspective. While Shuddhi and Ghar Wapsi are local movements, the issues that they throw up are global. Islam and Christianity have grown by crushing the native religions in every part of the world including Europe, Africa, Americas, Australia and, of course, Asia. The native religions also called as pagan religions are receiving attention globally as the world is trying to look beyond the straitjacketing of one-book-religions.
In Europe and North America majority of the population, even though carrying Christian sounding names and using the services of the Church for marriage and funerals, does not follow the Church for deciding key moral and philosophical issues of life. It is not an exaggeration to say that they have moved away from Christianity in real terms. Church has failed to stop the spread of yoga, meditation, Santa Claus, Halloween and many such non-Christian activities. Regular attendance at churches has fallen to such low levels that many of them have to be closed down. Beliefs like reincarnation and practices like cremation are now part of the mainstream thought. All this has created a crisis for Church and Christianity.
Church knows that Islam and its fundamental ways are not much of a threat to it. They have fought crusades with Muslims for hundreds of years. Yes, there have been conversions from Christianity to Islam (note the white skinned soldiers of ISIS). But they know that Islam can only get a small trickle and there will always be a traffic from Islam to Christianity – so the two traffics will balance out more or less.
They know that the real problem is with the flexible Hinduism which is not much different from most of the native / pagan religions of Europe, Americas, Australia and Africa. The native / pagan religions can take on the shape of Hinduism and Hinduism can well accommodate all of them and give a face to them. The leaders of the Church know that the fascination and passion evoked by the native / pagan religions in their respective regions is enormous. They know that if the people start walking back to their old faiths, rituals and practices, it will be impossible to stop them. It will be unlike the trickle to and from Islam. it will open the floodgates. That is surely, a matter of extreme concern.
At this point in history when one-book-religions have been weakened by three-four centuries of scientific thought, one-book-religions are in no position to face the floodgates of return to native / pagan religions or Hinduism. They know it very well and use every trick / weapon at their command to stop the start of this process.
Unfortunately, we in India have no understanding of the global processes that may be unleashed by a few hundred returning to Hinduism. Did I say, “unfortunately”? Sorry! The correct word is probably, fortunately. Most of those who are leading the ghar vapsi or shuddhi movement are blissfully unaware of the great global role that their innocent actions might play. Similarly, the ones opposing them are either following the crowd or only doing as told to them by their masters. The ones in opposition most probably are not aware of the way their actions are being guided by the interests of the Church and the global Muslim interests. While both sides are playing their part based on local considerations and petty issues, we are witnessing a grand historical global process which will probably shape the history of the next thousand years.
Writer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtesy: Samarth Bharat.
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Posted by hinduexistence on December 31, 2014
“Sakal jagat main Khalsa Panth gaje. Jage dharam Hindu sakal bhand bhaje” (The Khalsa sect will roar around the world. Hinduism will awaken, its enemies (perpetrators) will flee. – Shri Shri Guru Maharaj Govind Singh Ji.
सकल जगत में खालसा पंथ गाजे / जागे धरम हिन्दु सकल भंड भाजे ~ श्री श्री गुरुमहाराज गोविंद सिंह जी ||
ਸਕਲ ਜਗਤ ਮੇ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਪੰਥ ਗਜੇ/ ਜਗੇ ਧਰਮ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਸਕਲ ਭਨ੍ਦ ਭਜੇ ~ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਮਹਾਰਾਜ ||
When Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib was asked to become a Muslim, then he had replied to Aurangzeb as follows:
utra bhandyo dharam hum Hindu | aati priya ko kim kare nikandu ||
lok parlok ubhay sukh dani | aanan paayiyat yahi samaani ||
mati maleen moorakh mati jey-yi | isko tyagey paamar soi ||
Hindu dharam rakhey jag mahi | tumre karey vinsai yeh nahi ||
Translation: – “My answer is that I am a Hindu and I love the Hindu Dharam. How can anybody destroy it? The Hindu Dharam provides happiness both in this world as well as in the other world. There is no other religion like it. Only a deranged person or a fool would leave it to become vile. The Hindu Dharam will remain in the world forever. (Oh Aurangzeb) it is not going to be destroyed by your efforts.” – Shri Shri Guru Maharaj Teg Bahadur ji, Hind dee Chadar.
In Punjab, Sangh brings Christians back to Sikhism
Yudhvir Rana | TNN | Amritsar | 31 Dec 2014:: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) affiliate, Dharma Jagran Manch (DJM), on Tuesday reconverted 40 people, including woman and children, from Christianity to Sikhism near here.
The converts claimed to have been Mazhabi Sikhs, who belonged to the Scheduled Caste community before they embraced Christianity.
Their ‘Ghar Wapsi’ function was held a gurdwara at Guru Ki Wadali near Amritsar, the birth place of sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind Sahib.
The converts offered offering prayers before they were given religious lockets and siropas (ceremonial shawls). No major Sikh organization or functionary was present during the function.
Some local Sikh residents questioned the organizers and the gurdwara management whether Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) was informed about the reconversions.
“We will gather information and pass it over to SGPC,” said local resident Jagtar Singh Maan.
Jasbir Masih, who was renamed as Jasbir Singh after he embraced Sikhism, said he had converted to Christianity four year back.
“But they were forcing us to remove photographs of Lord Shiva and the Gurus from our houses. I could not bear it and decided to go back to my real religion.”
DJM activist Dinesh Sharma said SGPC members had helped them during their earlier reconversion programme and they were informed about the latest event.
Amritsar Bishop P K Samantaroy refused to believe the converts were Christians. “Had they known their religion, they would never have done so.”
He maintained they never forced anyone to convert to Christianity. “I am sad over the whole situation, we must bring harmony in the society.”
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had earlier slammed ‘Ghar Wapsi’ events at Fatehgarh Sahib on Saturday.
RSS plans to hold more such events in Punjab, which could further strain ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and its ally BJP’s ties in Punjab.
Related:: Sikh Gurus, Vedas and Hinduism: Agniveer.
VHP in Kerala to continue ‘ghar vapsi’ programme: TOI.
‘Ghar Wapsi’ boom in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh: Deccan Chronicle.
Bajrang Dal to launch ‘Bahu Lao, Beti Bachao’ campaign to counter ‘Love Jihad':Zee News.
RSS open to re-conversion of Goan Catholics: Zee News.
Dalit group working on “ghar wapsi” programme to restore lost pride of Hindus.
Sangh’s ‘Ghar Wapsi’ event in full swing in Gujarat.
Pro-Hindu organizations to convert 110 Christian families in Karnataka’s Udupi.
Courtesy: TOI | The links used above.
Posted in Hindu Rights, Hindu Rituals, Hindu-Sikh Unity, Religious Rights of Hindus, Return to Hindu-Sikh Fold, Suddhi Andolan | Tagged: 'Ghar Wapsi' in Punjab, 'Mazhabi' Christians are coming back again in Hindu-Sikh fold, Dharma Jagran Manch (DJM), Guru Ki Wadali, Mazhabi Sikhs, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Shri Shri Guru Maharaj Govind Singh Ji, Shri Shri Guru Maharaj Teg Bahadur ji, Sikh Guru Hargobind Sahib | 1 Comment »
Posted by hinduexistence on December 13, 2014
Hindutva group seeks donations for Aligarh ‘conversion camp’
Undated pamphlets of Dharam Jagaran Samiti seeks a donation of Rs. 5 lakh for converting a Muslim and Rs. 2 lakh for the “ghar vapsi” of a Christian.
Mohammad Ali | The Hindu | Meerut | December 12, 2014:: Ahead of its plans to organise the “biggest ever conversion camp” in Aligarh on December 25, Dharam Jagaran Samiti, a western U.P.-based Hindutva group, on Thursday sought donations to organise the camp.
The undated letters and pamphlets, addressed by Rajeshwar Singh who claimed that conversion is a “costly” affair, have found their way to people’s homes in Aligarh.
The letter seeks a donation of Rs. 5 lakh for converting a Muslim and Rs. 2 lakh for the “ghar vapsi” of a Christian.
“Ghar vapsi is a costly affair because there are lots of expenses involved. The money comes from society and people indeed give money for the purpose. But when it’s done at a large scale, then more and more volunteers will have to be deployed to raise fund and organise camps,” Mr. Singh said in the letter.
” About Rs. 5 lakh is spent on the Ghar vapsi of a Muslim and Rs. 2 lakh for that of a Christian, when a volunteer works for the purpose in a year. That is why I request you to donate money and bear expenses of at least one programme,” he requested in the letter.
In an effort to establish his credentials, Mr. Singh also claimed that about 40,000 people, including 2000 Muslims in 20 districts of western UP, have been brought under the fold of Hinduism through his ‘ghar vapsi’ camps. The target is to convert one lakh people, the letter claimed.
Meanwhile, a non bailable warrant was issued by an Agra court against Kishor Valmiki, the main accused in the alleged conversion case in Agra. [Courtesy: The Hindu].
The Hindu Existence Forum (HEF) observes that the Dharam Jagaran Samiti’s (under RSS) ‘Re-Conversion’ programme of Aligarh areas on 25th Dec. 2014 has no illegality at all. Those who were compelled to leave their own faith under any unpalatable situation can obviously return to their own faith without any pressure and allurements. The call of the hearts and the problems of rootlessness cannot be undermined any way. This forum (HEF) is announcing hereby to declare to donate Rs.10,000=00 (Rupees Ten Thousand) to Dharam Jagaran Samiti for their great movements of Hindu Dharma for rehabilitating the marginal people of our blood staying in a rootless condition. Our viewers desirous to add more donation to the great activities through us for strengthening the Hindu activism to establish Dharma in its glorious stature, can send their donation to the account below related to Hindu Empowerment. And the prospective brothers and sisters ready to return to their ancestral faith of Mighty Hindu Dharma are most welcome. Swagatam!
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Posted by hinduexistence on December 9, 2014
Reuniting. Welcome to Hindu Fold. Namaste.
RSS ‘re-converts’ 200 Agra Muslims, says more in line
Ishita Mishra | TNN | Agra | Dec 9, 2014:: Members of at least 57 Muslim families were converted to Hinduism at a ceremony called ‘Purkhon ki ghar vapsi’, a mass conversion jointly organized by Dharma Jagran Samanvay Vibhag, an offshoot of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and Bajrang Dal in Agra (Uttar Pradesh) on Monday.
RSS regional head Rajeshwar Singh said more than 200 Muslims were “brought back to Hinduism” in the mass event held in Madhunagar area of the city.
According to organizers, the converts will soon be given new names.
Talking to TOI, Singh claimed that around 5,000 more Muslims and Christians will be “brought back into Hindu fold” in Aligarh on this Christmas. “The grand event will be held at Maheshwari College in Aligarh,” he said, daring anyone to stop it.
With saffron flags hoisted on rooftops of makeshift houses in this slum cluster, and matras being recited by priests, members of as many as 57 Muslim families washed feet of Hindu idols to mark their return to the religion. Long vermilion marks were put on their foreheads and they were given Prasad to eat.
Later, RSS and Bajrang Dal activists gave them a ‘mantra’ to chant the whole day and prepared a list of all the ‘converts’, to get their voter IDs and Aadhaar cards made, with their new names.
Sharifa, 40, was seen debating the right way of performing an aarti with her daughter-in-law, Afsha, in a small temple that has been erected by RSS men in the slum in Madhunagar. An idol of goddess Kali has also been placed in the temple, as majority of people living in the area hail from West Bengal.
Sufia Begum,76, who is the oldest woman among the converts, told TOI: “I read Quran and offered namaz five times a day. Now at this age, I will read Ganesh aarti. I don’t find any major difference in the teachings of the two religions.”
“The RSS people assured us that they will provide us better place to live, better food and schooling for my grandsons. I don’t mind change of religion, as religion doesn’t give us food to eat.”
Rajeshwar Singh told TOI that RSS spends Rs 50 lakh every month on conversion of an average 1,000 families. “It spends Rs 8-10 lakh per month on fuel costs alone in west UP,” he added.
“We have re-converted 2.73 lakh Muslims and Christians in Braj region that includes Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Mathura, Firozabad, Etah, Meerut, Mainpuri (all in Uttar Pradesh) and Uttarakhand since 2003. The upcoming mass re-conversion event in which some 5,000 Muslims and Christians will be brought back into Hindu fold will be headed by Yogi Adityanath on December 25 in Aligarh,” Singh said.
Singh also claimed that RSS has taken possession of as many as 60 churches across the state, where no Christians worship now, “as they have all been re-converted to Hinduism”.
“Ek din in girijagharo ki deewarein bhi gir jayengi aur hamara desh sirf hinduon ka hoga (one day these churches will crumble and our country will belong to the Hindus alone),” he added.
Ajju Chauhan, the Bajrang Dal leader who zeroed in on the slum in Madhunagar and organized the mass re-conversion event, was overwhelmed after the puja. More than three dozen RSS and Bajrang Dal members were guarding the pandal to avoid any untoward incident.
Talking to TOI, Aslam Qureishi, prominent Sunni leader of the city, said, “This is just a tactic of the RSS to misguide Muslims.”
Read this in Hindi
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Posted by hinduexistence on August 22, 2014
Tug of war between Center and State for restarting Kausar Nag Yatra. Hindus Want to Restore the Dignity of Kausar Nag Hindu Heritage Yatra by the Intervention of Narendra Modi.
All Party Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) and Kashmiri Overseas Association (KOA) want to restart Kousar Nag Yatra and to find the facts whether any Mosque is built in Lake Shrine Site.
Poonam Atri | HE Media Bureau | Jammu | 20 August 2014:: The Traditional Kousar Nag Yatra row in Kashmir’s Pirpanjal Range again revived as tag-war issue between Central Govt of India and Jammu & Kashmir Govt. in Indian Republic.
Less than three weeks after J&K Govt. withdrawn permission to undertake the historical Kousar Nag Yatra, a group of Kashmiri Pandits on Tuesday reapplied for permission to undertake the pilgrimage with foolproof security to a group of 20 persons from Kulgam to Kousar Nag from September 15 to 17 through south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
Now, the Central Government has also directed Omar Abdullah Government to grant security and immediate permission to the group of the 20 Kashmiri Pandits desirous of undertaking Kousar Nag yatra, as reports came in.
An international body of the Kashmiri Samaj is also trying to reach Kousar Nag to find the facts whether any temporary Mosque has been built up by the lake side to destroy its nature and Hindu connection.
The All Party Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) has again sought permission to undertake yatra. The yatra has been contentious issue in the past after some separatists evoked frivolous grounds to protests against forcing authorities to cancel it.
However, even though the yatra was stopped, but after it, pictures were circulated in the social media, where some people sitting in front of the lake, had hoisted a flag with the religious sermons.
It has been thus made into a religious confrontation. The situation is likely to aggravate further after India called Foreign Secretary level talks with the India expressing its displeasure for meeting the separatists.
The separatists are fumed over this act of the Modi Government, which has shown them (separatists) their real face. They are again likely to evoke religious sentiments in the Valley to oppose the yatra and this rebuff by the Central Government is likely to be used by them to spread propaganda of hatred.
Even though the Omar Abdullah had himself supported the Yatra and had blamed separatists for spreading lies on concern over pollution, this time he will be watched for his handling of the situation especially on how he ensures the safe and smooth passage to the yatris.
Even though only handful of KPs will perform yatra, but the sentiments in the Valley are likely to be raised against it. The separatists and also some elements within the political parties are likely to create disturbance and intelligence agencies have already communicated to the Government on this regard.
The Modi Government also by its rebuff to the separatists had signaled that only a handful of people can’t be allowed to have their writ run in the state which is also represented by the Hindus of the Jammu, people of the Ladakh region and also the Kashmiri Pandits.
In the meanwhile, a US based Kashmiri-Americans Forum has decided to send a fact-finding mission to Kausar Nag in Jammu & Kashmir following reports in Pakistani media about a temporary mosque being constructed at this high-altitude oligotrophic lake located in the Pir Panjal Range.
In a statement, the Kashmiri Overseas Association (KOA) said the fact-finding mission to the lake would be sent in association with All India Kashmir Samaj.
“The KOA and All India Kashmiri Samaj have also constituted a task force of eminent religious scholars and others who will visit the Valley to conduct a fact finding mission on the state of religious freedom of the Kashmiri Pandits, state of temples and shrines,” the statement said.
Earlier the a Students’ Forum of Jammu University moved NHRC against Omar Government over banning Kausar Nag Yatra.
The students of the law department of Jammu University with signatures of more than 200 students in their petition to the Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have alleged that the state government has curtailed religious freedom of Hindus by denying permission to the Kausar Nag Yatra. It is being submitted that that the State Government of Jammu & Kashmir, under the threats and pressure mounted by the separatists/anti- socials in Kashmir, denied permission to Hindus to perform their traditional religiously significant Kousar Nag Yatra from Kashmir.
In the petition it was also submitted that relevance and historical existence of the Kausar Nag for Hindus can be gauged from the fact the Kousar Nag pilgrim is even mentioned in revered ‘Nil Mat Puran’ which is a 6th century text of Hindus. In fact, Kousar Nag is actually called Kram saras, and it formed by melting of a glacier. As a practice, Hindus hold natural water springs in high reverence, and worship them as gift from God.
Denying permission to perform religious Kousar Nag Yatra in Kashmiri valley, the J&K Govt caused a serious breach of fundamental right of ‘Right to Freedom of Religion’ of Hindus in the state (actually) under Islamist’s control.
Courtesy: Links used above.
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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 July 30, 2014
In a state run by Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress where Islamic hooliganism has no limit.
HINDUS IN MURSHIDABAD ARE DENIED FOR LAST RITES IN A 200 YRS OLD SAMSHAN (BURNING PLACE) GHAT.
Dead body of late Kalidasi Saradar is awaiting in an uncertain situation. Normal Hindu cremation needs Islamic approval and police permission in Bengal ! West Bengal: A Jihadi State in India.
Hindu Existence Media Bureau | Malda | 29 July 2014:: Hindus staying in Muslim majority areas in West Bengal are in an inexplicable mess towards a journey underlined with a clear mark of extinction from their home and hearth.
Now, very dangerous report has been surfaced where it is seen that the Hindus are denied their rights of cremation in a 200 yrs old burning ghat (Samshan Ghat) solely possessed and owned by the Hindus.
There is a Burning Ghat at the bank of Ganges in Arjunpur (Farakka Block, PS. Farakka, Pin. 742231, Dist. Murshidabad) which is 200 yrs old at least as per records and hear-say run in. Hindus of the locality viz. Hazarpur (within 1 KM), Sankopara (3 KM), Shibnagar (4 KM), Bhabanipur (5 KM), Mahadebnagar ( 5 KM ), Beniagram ( 6 KM ) , Nayansukh ( 7 KM ) , Malancha ( 9 KM ), Farakka (10 KM), and the Hindus even far off have been taking the advantage to do their last rites at Ganga for their nearest and dearest one at their expiry.
In the recent past Muslims from Bangladesh and other Muslims from here and there gathered at Sankopara Hlat Rly Station (nearest Rly station for the all places mentioned above) and established a Jehadi land there and tried to uproot the Hindu influence from the adjacent locality. Now they are trying to grab the land of Arjunpur Hindu cremation place step by step.
On 4th May one Biren Pal of village Hazarpur expired and his relatives took the mortal body of Late Biren Pal to Arjunpur Samshan Ghat for cremation. Immediately the local Muslims started disturbance to take away the body in other place for cremation as burning of the mortal body is not permitted in Islamic belief. As Hindus protested and started the cremation (burning rituals), the fanatic Muslim charged two bombs and Hindus compelled to flee leaving the half burnt dead body on the pyre in the Samshan ground. Finding no other option Hindus went to lodge a complain to the nearest police station. When the Hindus reached again to the Samshan Ghat accompanying police staff, they did not find the remains of dead body as the Muslims threw the half burnt body in the Ganges.
Smt. Rakhi Pal, widow of late Biren Pal has lodged a FIR (PS case No 142/14 of Farakka PS) on 4th May and Police has started a case under IPC 326/34 and 3/4 E 3 Act accordingly.
Though police registered cases against Bhadu Sheikh (s/0. Soleman), Rafiq Sheikh (s/o. Mahasin), Amin Sheilh (s/o. not known), Habil Shiekh (s/o late Wares) and 25-30 unknown perpetrators, still police did not arrest them. Rather they are roaming free to create tension and fear among Hindus.
Moreover, Police issued an instruction to Hindus to give an information for any death in the locality so that Police may accompany with the dead body for safe cremation at Arjunpur Samshan ghat. This was fixed in the all party peace meeting held by the BDO Farakka where IC Farakka and the SDPO, Jangipur were also present.
Complain made by Smt Rakhi Pal and the FIR in Farakka Police Station.
In the very next day on 6th May (mid night of 5th May), one elderly woman of Arjunpur died on heart attack and the matter was duly informed to Police Station. When the Police and the cremation friends reached near Arjunpur Samshan Ghat in the morning, the Muslim hooligans started stone and brick pelting heavily. Police was completely unsuccessful to tame the Muslims and anyway take away the dead body to the local sub- Health Center in the afternoon. While the Hindus started protest against Muslim miscreants and for the callousness of Police, Police forcefully took away the body to Farakka Barrage area (at Farakka Feeder Canal) and cremated the dead body without the consent of the relatives of the deceased.
As a result, a Hindu retaliation flared up in the near by Hindu villages and they arranged a protest meeting at Arjunpur market on 6th May and Muslims miscreants came all on a sudden and ransacked 4 shops of Gunadhar Ghosh who was giving a leadership for the Hindu protest.
Again on 8th May, when the relatives of one deceased Madan Mondal (s/o Late Parameswar) informed Police to give protection for cremation in Arjunpur Samshan Ghat, Police hectically took away the dead body of Madan near to Farraka barrage for a cremation without considering any say of the relatives of Mondal.
Finding no other option, Hindus now perform cremation rites of dead body of their relatives not in Arjunpur Samshan Ghat but in a far off place under compulsion. The rights of Hindus for a dignified last rites in the bank of river Ganga is snatched away from Hindus in a State run by Smt Mamata Banerjee (Chief Minister of WB) alias Mamtaz Banu for her enormous appeasement policy and giving a free hand of Jihad to her Muslim brothers. Hindus are gradually loosing their rights in Bengal under a Jihad promoted by the Govt. itself.
… We think it was a time for Gen Election in May and our Media friend were very much busy for the election coverage etc. and did not get any time to see such a silly (!) thing of Hindu rights violation. But, now Hindus are denied to perform their last rites (fire cremation) for long three months as a final setting in a 200 yrs old Samshan Ghat in Murshidabad, West Bengal. Would they please manage some time to verify this truth of this report or be prepared to face an Islamic hell in their family in their own place within very few days!!!
The matter of violation of the Hindu rights caused by obstinate Muslim mentality has been reported by the villagers under Arjunpur and Nayansukh Gram Panchayet to the District Magistrate through a mass petition dated 3rd June without yielding any proper redressal for such a gross violation of religious and human rights. Hindu villagers in the locality put a question to the authority that while the illegal occupation of the Rly land by the outsider Muslims in the locality is being valid, how the rights of the age old rights of cremation land of the Hindus is violated by illegal Muslim infiltrators from Bangladesh.
Where the teaching of Quran prevails, the paramount torture of Jihadis persist, and the rights of Infidels are snatched. It is no exception in Bengal. The Jihadis in West Bengal are so empowered by the State Govt. to take every account of Hindus in their birth and death. Muslims in Bengal have started objection for the cremation of Hindus in Bengal. They will object the birth of Kaffir Hindus in the next very essentially!
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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 April 12, 2014
Honour of Sanskrit, Veda, Upanishad, Gita and Hindu Dharma in USA. The West is attracted with ancient Sanskrit Culture of Bharat, but the political maroons in India just discard it !!
With Hindu prayers California’s City Council Opened.
Just before the Newman City Council Hindu invocation, from left to right, are— Councilmember Nicholas Candea, Mayor Pro Tem Robert Martina, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, Mayor Ed Katen and Councilmember Roberta Davis.
spyghana.com | Newman City | 11 April, 2014:: Newman City Council in California (USA), which celebrated 125th Anniversary in 2013, had its first historic Hindu invocation on April eight (08-04-2014, Tuesday) evening, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the opening prayer from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then read the English translation of the prayer. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of Indo-European languages.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, recited from Rig-Veda, the oldest scripture of the world still in common use, besides lines from Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord), both ancient Hindu scriptures. He started and ended the prayer with “Om”, the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious work.
Reciting from Brahadaranyakopanishad, Rajan Zed said, “Asato ma sad gamaya, Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya, Mrtyor mamrtam gamaya”, which he then translated as “Lead me from the unreal to the Real, Lead me from darkness to Light, and Lead me from death to Immortality.” Reciting from Bhagavad-Gita, he urged councilmembers to keep the welfare of others always in mind. Councilmembers, city employees and public were seen standing in prayer mode with their heads bowed down during this invocation.
Wearing saffron colored attire, a ruddraksh mala (rosary), and traditional sandalpaste tilak (religious mark) on the forehead, Zed sprinkled few drops of water from river Ganga of India, considered holy by Hindus, around the podium before the prayer. Zed presented a copy ofBhagavad-Gita to Mayor Ed Katen, who introduced and thanked Zed. “It is a historic moment of pride for the community when the prayers from ancient Sanskrit scriptures are being read in this great hall of democracy of this great city of Newman”, Zed stated before starting the invocation.
Rajan Zed is a global Hindu and interfaith leader, who besides taking up the cause of religion worldwide, has also raised huge voice against the apartheid faced by about 15-million Roma (Gypsies) in Europe. Bestowed with World Interfaith Leader Award; Zed is Senior Fellow and Religious Advisor to Foundation for Religious Diplomacy, Spiritual Advisor to National Association of Interchurch & Interfaith Families, etc.
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal. There are about three million Hindus in USA.
Newman, whose tagline is “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Building for the Future”, is known for its annual Fall Festival. Robert Martina and Michael E. Holland are Mayor Pro Tem and City Manager respectively.
Courtesy: Ghana News.
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Posted by hinduexistence on December 27, 2013
Dejected to Semitic Religions. Returned to Hindu Fold. More than 5500 Christians and Muslims returned to ancestral Hindu Home in Uttar Pradesh.
Upananda Brahmachari | HE Media Bureau | Agra | Dec 26, 2013:: A Great News from the heart land of Uttar Pradesh. Thousands of converted Hindus have been opted again the faith of their forefathers and returned to Hinduism again.
On the eve of Christmas there was a hue and cry that the saffron brigade of RSS (Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangha), VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad), Bahrag Dal, Arya Samaj and Hindu Yuva Vahini would march forward to accept and assimilate their own brothers and sisters who shifted out of faith decades back in a spell of blunder and within an fraudulent ambit of allurement of the evangelical groups or the repressive Islamic elements empowered with inhumane forces.
On the very 25th Dec this year 2013, more than five thousand people returned to Hinduism and said goodbye to Christianity in a vast area of Uttar Pradesh in the localities of Agra, Aligarh, Kasganj, Bareilly, Badaun, Bijnor, Shahjahanpur, Mainpuri and Firojabad.
The highest re-conversion (Suddhi) in Aligarh, where 2000 Christian became Hindus, was held by Dhrama Jagran Samiti, a specific unit of VHP to make special efforts to sensitize the sense of Dharma in the marginal Hindus in any vulnerable condition, likely to be grabbed by the evangelic elements or other vicious elements like Zakir Naik .
Chanting of Vedic mantras, purification with Ganga Water, wearing of sacred threads and sacrifice to the fire God were the prime rituals that had helped the aspirants to get an warm entry to Hinduism once gain and for ever. Most of the people who took the refuge of Hinduism in these programmes, categorically told that they went to another faith by allurements and embraced Christianity . Seven Muslims in Shahjahanpur also adopted Hinduism.
Upon a complain, a details of conversion in Bijnor, the administration is trying to get exact numbers of such ‘returned to home’ (gar wapsi). From a source it is known that more than five hundred families (1600 people ) except Christianity became Hindu again. These people are mainly hailed from Malkan Rajput and belonging to Jat Muslim clan.
Mayor of Agra Town, Sri Indrajit Arya was also present in the program . In the ceremony held at Saraswati Vidya Mandir at Kasganj, 350 families ( about 1,000 people) and Firojabad 66 families (200 people) rejected Christianity and returned to their traditional faith Hinduism once again .
Prominent RSS , Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Hindu Vahini, Arya Samaj and Bajrang Dal leaders and the saints of Hindu organizations were present in these religious programmes. In Bareilly, six hundred people embraced Hinduism. Swami Yaswashi Arya of Arya Samaj sprinkled the holy Ganges water to the aspirants and initiated them with sacred thread (Yajna-Upaveetam).
With chanting of Veda mantra and offering sacrifice in fire the converted Hindus in dilemma, strongly returned back in Hinduism with full dignity and assurance of the Hindus society in every respect. In the programme of Draupadi Devi Inter College campus in Badaun, some 918 people of two hundred and twenty families were accepted Hinduism again by rejecting Christian hegemony and discrimination in such ‘homecoming’ program.
Various Hindu organisation have declared to extend their utmost support for providing the free education, health and rehabilitation for these brothers ans sisters came to their own fold of faith almost a decade after.
Erlier, some 325 Muslim members of 150 families of Eta, Farukhabad, Pilbhit, Kashganj, Mainpuri, Bareilly and Badaun were assembled in Eta Arsha Gurukul, where they were reconverted into Hindu Dharma again in presence of Jagadguru Swami Rajrajeswaram of Badrinath Dham. The Swami initiated all the aspirants in the Hindu Dhrama without discriminating any caste or creed.
Saikh Jabbar of Farukhabad and Mohammad Rauf of Pilvit told that they had a very low position in Muslim society as their forefathers went to Muslim community from a poor section of Hindu society.
Sabnam of Kapil (Farukhabad) and parvez Khan of Nagla Amar Singh (Eta) told that they had been feeling an unavoidable attachment with Hindu faith and people and even they protested cow slaughter and conspiracy of attacks on Hindus. As the Muslim Imams exploited them in various ways and under an utter desatisfactions they finally made their mind to accept their original faith.
In every place there was a wave of satisfaction and peace as all were in a realm of reunion and the love from the core of heart.
Though some Hindi media like Aaj Tak and Jagran highlighted this news of huge mass re-conversion in Hinduism, the English media (both print and electronic) skipped the same in a very strange manner.
Anyway, there is no known contra-action so far after the programmes of such large scale Paravartan held in Uttar Pradesh in a short time frame and neither there such any allegation of forceful activities from any side so far.
Courtesy: Aaj Tak | Jagran.
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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 .
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