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Posted by hinduexistence on December 8, 2014
Taj Mahal part of ancient temple: BJP’s rebuttal against Azam Khan’s plea on Taj handover to Waqf.
PTI Bahraich, December 08, 2014:: BAHRAICH: After Azam Khan’s demand of handing over the Taj Mahal to UP waqf board, the state’s BJP chief Laxmikant Bajpai on Sunday sought to drag the famed mausoleum into another row by claiming that it was a part of an ancient temple.
Bajpai told reporters that Mughal emperor Shah Jahan “purchased a part of Tejo Mahalaya temple’s land from Raja Jai Singh” and claimed that documents to prove it still exist.
He also alleged that “Azam Khan has usurped property of waqf and was now eyeing the world heritage Taj Mahal.”
SEE: Taj Mahal should be handed over to waqf board: Azam Khan.
“Azam’s dream to offer namaz five times at Taj will never be fulfilled,” he said.
On November 13, Khan had said that the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, should be declared a property of the state’s waqf board.
Khan, during a convention of ‘mutawallis’ (caretakers) asked chairman of State Sunni Central Waqf Board to make Taj Mahal a property of the board and appoint him as ‘mutwalli’.
Though, later, when reporters asked Azam about his controversial statement, he said,”why you take things said in a lighter vein so seriously.”
SEE: Taj Mahal A Shiv Temple: P N Oak.
However, spokesman of All India Shia Personal Law Board, Maulana Yasoob Abbas, has told PTI, “As far as Mumtaz Mahal is concerned, she was a Shia, but Taj Mahal is heritage of the country and it should not be handed over to Sunni or Shia boards.”
“Shia and Sunni boards are unable to maintain their mosques and madrasas then how will they handle Taj Mahal. If the issue of handing Taj Mahal to the waqf board is raised then Shia and Sunni will come face to face, therefore it should be kept away from the tussle,” he added.
Related:: Taj Mahal: was it a Vedic Temple? by Stephen Knapp.
The Tajmahal is Tejomahalay, A Hindu Temple: P.N. Oak.
The Controversy Surrounding the Origins of the Taj Mahal: BBC.
Taj Mahal is Hindu Temple – Proofs, Facts Listed: Hari Bhakt.
Taj Mahal the True Story – P N Oak (in Hindi).
Courtesy: PTI and the links used above.
Posted in Attack upon Hindu Temple by Muslims, Hindu History, Hindu Temples, Islamic Menace | Tagged: Azam Khan, BJP, Laxmikant Bajpai, P N Oak, SP, Taj Mahal is Hindu Temple, Taj Mahal part of ancient temple, The Taj Mahalor Tejo Mahalay? | 3 Comments »
Posted by hinduexistence on December 7, 2014
Demand for magnificent Ramjanmabhommi Temple gaining high momentum.
Ayodhya fortified for Babri demolition anniversary
Prohibitory orders have been clamped in the city and mounted police will be among about 10,000 police and anti-riot personnel keeping a vigil.
The local administration has laid a three-tier security cordon around the twin cities of Ayodhya and Faizabad with senior officers manning the key areas.
Two dozens CCTV cameras have also been installed across Ayodhya city.
Muslim organizations have announced to mark it as a black day while appealing to the community to hoist black flags and observe a shut down.
While the Hindu organizations, including Vishwa Hindu Parishad, has said it will observe it as “day of bravery victory”.
A flood company of PAC has been deployed in Saryu river for round the clock water patrolling to prevent any untoward incident that may happen through the river.
All the entry points of Ayodhya city have been sealed and entry is permitted only after complete security check.
Senior superintendent of police KB Singh said,”We are in regular touch with the responsible and peace loving people of both the communities. The day of December 6 will pass peacefully without any hindrance in the normal life of the twin town.”
India observed Sourjya Divas (day of valour or bravery) on 6th December with pride to mark the demolition of disputed Babri ‘Dhancha’.
HENB | Kolkata | Dec 6, 2014:: Amidst some stray programmes observed by Anti-Hindu Secular and Leftist as ‘Kala Divas (black day)’, the whole country has observed 06 Dec 2014 as Sourjya Divas, the day of Hindu valour and pride. Those who are not enlightened with the Light and Teachings of Lord Rama, they will be always in darkness (kala diwas). Majority enlightened Indians are in mind that ‘Magnificent Sri Ram Temple at Ayodhya Ramjanmabhumi’ will be made as soon as possible. Making Ramjanmabhumi Temple in Ayodhya is now considered as the foundation stone of Hindu Rashtra in Bharat. Upananda Brahmachari, Editor of Hindu Existence Web Site also participated in one important programme of ‘Sourjya Divas’ at Thakurnagar, North 24 Parganas District. Brahmachari was the main speaker of the programme. West Bengal. The meeting was will attended and arranged by Gaighata Block (North 24 Dist) Committee of Hindu Jagaran Manch (HJM). Sri Dilip Ghosh, WB Unit Chief Organiser of HJM, other Hindutva activists like Sr. Advocate Ratneswar Sarkar, Advocate Tushar Tikadar, Dr Manaspati Dev were also present in the function and delivered their speech.
In his inspirational speech Upananda Brahmachari pointed out that:
Hindus believing in Lord Rama have been fighting from the beginning to liberate Sri Ramajanmabhumi temple at Ayodhya, since 1528 AD, when it was converted as a so called Babri Mosque after the ancient Hindu temple was destroyed by Mir Banki, one commander of Babar.
Bharat Bhoomi is the land of Dharma and saturated with the mighty ideals of Lord Rama. Those who do not believe in the ideals of Lord Rama must be treated as the enemy of Bharatiya culture and tradition. The concept of best form of state is called and considered here as ‘Rama rajya’ and we must establish a Rama Rajya- Dharma Rajya- Hindu Rashtra here.
In democracy, the majority opinions are treated as first considerable and most valuable. So majority demand for Sri Ramahanmabhumi temple at Ayodhya must not be ignored by the present Narendra Modi (BJP) Govt in the centre. The Ram Janmabhoomi temple at Ayodhya must be built under Govt initiative as the first Cong Govt in India established the destroyed Somnath Temple in Gujrat.
In Bharat everybody must respect the Motherland with pronouncing Vande Matarm and accept the legendaries of Rama and Krishna along-with maintaining their own practice of religion and ritual.
Hindus voted for Narendra Modi and BJP with a profound belief that Modi is a Hindu Nationalist and he will make Sri Ramajanmabhumi Temple at his earliest convenience. Hindus also voted Modi to stop cow slaughter, illegal Muslim infiltrators, give citizenship rights to Banagladeshi Hindu refugees and stop conversion. Now, Modi has to perform his duties for the fulfilment of the demands of Hindu, who voted for Modi in high turn.
Sri Brahmachari said, Hindus never attacked anybody in any religious point of view as they give respect for all. So, the non Hindus of India must give the same reverence to Hindus and must pay heed to the Hindus sentiments and demands.
Bhramachari expressed his concern about the atrocities upon minority Hindu in neighbouring countries in Pakistan and Bangladesh and demanded immediate re-establishment of Hindu Rashtra in Nepal.
Brahmachari aspires that we may reach Ayodhya on next 6th December (2015) to pray to Lord Rama in the newly built Sri Ramjanmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya along-with Prime minister of India to observe a fascinating Victory Day celebration. He considers that fulfilment of the construction of Ramjanmabhumi Temple in Ayodhya is now considered as the foundation stone of making Hindu Rashtra in Bharat.
Read also: This Ramjanambhoomi has no disputes.
Babri Masjid case: Set ‘Ram Lalla’ free, says oldest litigant Hashim Ansari.
Facts about Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue.
Hindutva literature widens communal chasm.
Ramjanmabhoomi movement has increased tourist footfalls.
Hashim Ansari dares Azam Khan to take up Ayodhya case in Supreme Court.
MP Home Minister lauds Ansari’s stand on Ram Janmabhoomi case.
Courtesy: Source and links above.
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Posted by hinduexistence on November 2, 2014
Why ‘Communists and Atheists’ in in TTD? Stop Proselytizing in Hindu Temples under TTD.
‘Communists and Atheists’ in Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Administration are allowing Christianity for Conversions in Hindu Temple complexes.
Hindu Vahini Telangana state president Uppala Raju (right) and Hyderabad unit head Prabhakar Reddy speaking at a press conference in Hyderabad on Friday | Pic. A RADHAKRISHNA, NIE.
HENB | Hyderabad | 1 Nov 2014:: The Telangana Hindu Vahini has alleged illegal conversion of Hindus into Christianity and illegally preaching Christianity at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) temples.
“With the support of foreign countries, some people are taking it as a profession to convert innocent tribals into Christianity,” alleged Uppala Raju, state general secretary, Telangana Hindu Vahini.
Raju also accused the appointment of officials at the temple, who are turning a blind eye to the conversions taking place in Hindu temple premises adminstered by the TTD. “Since the appointed people at the temple either have Communist ideology or are atheists and no faith in Hinduism as such, they are not stopping conversions,” Raju alleged, while demanding immediate action against those who are preaching Christianity at temple premises and those supporting it.
Referring to GO No. 168 issued by the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh government in 2012, which prohibits any other religious activity within 100 metres of a place of worship in particular faith, Raju threatened to take matters into their own hands if no further action was taken.
“Christian preachings are taking place inside a temple complex and yet the police are keeping indifferent. If no action is taken, then Hindu people may take law into their own hands for the protection of their own faith,” he warned.
Earlier, embroiled in more controversy as a YouTube video surfaced, in which a self-styled pastor, Mondithoka Sudhir, openly preaches in front of the celebrated Sri Venkateswara temple and proceeds to address his viewers in America, saying he would “free the beautiful Tirumala from the menace of Hinduism.”
Sudhir Mondithoka is seen standing in front of the Tirumala temple, where he again preaches Christianity and calls the idol of Lord Venkateswara as a false idol.
Pilgrims are seen moving around him even as Sudhir Mondithoka continued his ‘propagation’.
Attack the humiliating mentality of this prank pastor and teach him a good lesson.
According to The Hindu, “in a swift move, the Tirupati Urban Police arrested Mondithoka Sudhir, founder-director of the Hyderabad-based Immanuel Baptist Ministry of India (IBMI), from his Puterala residence in Vissannapet mandal of Krishna district in the early hours of Thursday. He has been remanded to judicial custody.”
The Times of India reported that “the shocking video was forwarded to TTD Executive Officer, Mr. M.G. Gopal, by former undivided Andhra Pradesh DGP, Mr. Aravinda Rao, on Wednesday. The person who identified himself as Sudhir uploaded the visuals of his journey to the seven hills and his boasting to his audience that he could even do non-Hindu prayers on his way. He even stopped his car to ask a passerby whether his poverty was gone after his visit to the temple. The TTD vigilance wing found that Sudhir visited Tirumala during Brahmostavam (in September 2013). Cases were booked against six other people for non-Hindu propaganda. Speaking to media, Mr. Gopal said that the TTD would now enforce stricter laws to curb such activities in Tirumala.”
Viewers of Struggle For Hindu Existence must contact and complaint with the authority of TTD at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, TTD Administrative Building, K.T. Road, Tirupati – 517 501, Andhra Pradesh, India. The email of TTD is email@example.com and the contact numbers are: Phone: +91-877-2233333, +91-877-2277777, Toll Free no.18004254141.
The address of perpetrator is Pastor Mondithoka Sudhir, Ramanagaram, Immanuel Baptist Ministry of India (IBMI), PO. Puturela, via Kambhampadu, Vissannapeta Mandal, Krishna Dist, Andhra Pradesh, Pin. 521 227 and his Hyderabad office is at Plot no:19 C.B.I Colony, Vanastalipuram, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Pin 500 070, INDIA. Phone: 040 4026336 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Attack the humiliating mentality of this prank pastor and teach him a good lesson.
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Posted by hinduexistence on August 28, 2014
Historic Hindu temple facing demolition in Pakistan
Javed Bhatti, a custodian of Maharishi Walmeck Sawami Jee temple, in Rawalpindi.
Islamabad | Agencies | 25 August 2014:: A historic Hindu temple in Pakistan`s garrison city of Rawalpindi is facing demolition to make way for barracks for soldiers, outraging the minority community in the country.
The pre-partition temple along with a Hindu graveyard and 53 single-room houses could be demolished as authorities are planning to construct barracks for soldiers.
Built in 1935, Maharishi Walmeck Sawami Jee Temple popularly known as Balaknash Temple is located at Gracy Lines of Chaklala, which falls in the municipal jurisdiction of military-managed Rawalpindi Cantonment Board.
The Hindu community was informed on August 12 that the temple and a Hindu graveyard will be demolished, following which a petition was filed against the move in a court, which stayed the planned demolition on Thursday.
The decision has caused anger among the Hindus as the temple is centre of religious activities of the small community in Rawalpindi, about 25 km from here.
A Hindu resident, Ashok Chand, told media that the temple and the houses were legally built before partition and there was no reason to demolish them.
“We refused to go to India and decided to stay in Jinnah`s Pakistan, now our homes and sacred temple are being bulldozed. Are not we Pakistanis or at least humans?” he said.
The local Hindus living there are being offered alternative accommodation but it is not yet clear whether a new temple will be built for them.
About 60 Hindu families live in Rawalpindi which had a thriving Hindu population before the partition.
The decision for demolishing the temple along with other 53 single room small houses to construct the barracks by the FWO has sent shock waves across the Hindu community. An administrative branch of the Pakistan Army, active duty officers, civilian scientists and engineers serve in the FWO.
Pakistani local municipal workers stand in front of a Hindu temple near the construction site of an underpass in Karachi on March 24, 2014. FILE PIC/AFP.
According to reports, the demolition notices were issued on July 18 but the orders were served on August 12. What had further shocked the community is the demolition of graveyard of Hindus situated at a distance of one kilometre from the temple. Luxurious bungalows are likely to come up on the 6.5 kanals of land.
When contacted, an FWO officer refused to comment on the matter. During a visit to the site, this correspondent saw construction of washrooms for labourers was under way. The bungalows meant for Army officers were also under construction less than a hundred yards away.
Anti-Hindu sentiments run high in Rawalpindi. Recently, unidentified men had attacked the people assembled at a ceremony held in the temple to mark ‘Janamashtami’. Luckily, no one was hurt seriously. Incidentally, the temple was attacked in 1992 following demolition of the Babri mosque in India. Later, the Pakistan government had reconstructed the temple. Since then, 50 Hindu families were living in the temple neighborhood.
“We are living in Pakistan from even before the Partition took place. But life isn’t smooth as it was before 1992,” Ranish Das said, adding that the authorities were forcing the families to shift to another place at the earliest. Another local, Javed Bhatti, confirmed the same. “Authorities of FWO have promised to build flats for us. They want us to hand our land to them. This is unacceptable to us,” Javed said. “Despite the fact that we refused to live in India and stayed here in Jinnah’s Pakistan, authorities want to demolish the temple… Is this fair?” Asfandyar Bhindara, a member of Lower House of Parliament, has moved a petition in a local court of Rawalpindi to stop the demolition. The court issued a stay order in this regard.
Cases of kidnappings and forced conversions are nothing new in Pakistan. As many as 400 Hindu families from Pakistan have migrated to India since 2011, while those left behind are said to have forcibly converted to Islam for escaping the wrath of extremists.
Hindus comprised nearly 15 per cent of the country’s population in 1947. Now, they are a mere two per cent. Of the 428 temples in the country, only 26 are functioning, said Jagmohan Kumar Arora, the community head in Rawalpindi. To make matters worse for the minorities, the cremation ground in Rawalpindi, used by Hindus and Sikhs was demolished on July 19, 2010.
Compiled from the reports of ABP Live & India Today.
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Posted by hinduexistence on August 25, 2014
Build Ram temple in Ayodhya: Subramanian Swamy to PM Modi
The BJP leader wants a Ram Temple rebuilding committee on the Somnath temple model.
PTI | NEW DELHI | 23 Aug 2014:: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate steps to rebuild the Ram temple in Ayodhya by 2016 and fulfil the party’s commitment to the electorate.
In a letter to Modi, he has suggested appointment of a former Chief Justice of India like SH Kapadia as the executor who may liaise with a designated minister like Gen VK Singh.
The designated minister, Swamy said, may issue notice to the hereditary supervisor of Babri masjid asking him to formally withdraw his claim to the Ram Janmabhoomi and offer him an alternative site for a masjid to be built at public expense across the Saryu river.
The former Union minister also suggested calling a meeting of Islamic clerics including from abroad and seek an endorsement and if it is not forthcoming then government should move an enabling bill in the Parliament and get it passed.
He wants a Ram temple rebuilding committee on the Somnath temple model.
Read here the Letter of Dr Subramanian Swamy to PM Shri Narendra Modi.
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Watch Video: Initiate steps to rebuild Ram temple in Ayodhya- Dr Swamy to PM Modi.
Watch Video: RSS publishes Swamy’s letter outlining action plan to rebuild Ram temple in Ayodhya.
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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 9, 2014
Mahabharat historian gets research reins
BASANT KUMAR MOHANTY | The Telegraph | New Delhi, July 2, 2014:: A retired history professor who has written articles arguing that stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharat are truthful accounts of events that took place has been named chief of the ICHR, the government agency to promote historical research.
Yellapragada Sudershan Rao, whose interests include Vedic literature, Sanatana Dharma and Bharatiya Sanskriti, set the tone for his three-year tenure after taking charge on Saturday.
Under his leadership, the Indian Council of Historical Research, he told The Telegraph, should take up projects to rewrite ancient history to establish the “continuous Indian civilisation”, including the period of the two epics.
“The stories of the Ramayan and the Mahabharat cannot be termed a-historical just because there is not enough archaeological hard evidence. Excavations cannot be done in many places since people are living there and you cannot evict them,” Rao said from Warangal, Telangana.
Rao, who taught history at Warangal’s Kakatiya University, has written several articles seeking to establish that stories of the Puranas and particularly the Ramayan and theMahabharat are truthful accounts of historical events.
“A lot of historical material has come through cultural, anthropological, archaeological and ethnographic studies in the last 60 years about the continuous Indian civilisation. The findings can be compiled by researchers. I think the ICHR should support historians interested in doing work on these aspects,” he said.
Rao, a member of the ICHR council when the previous NDA government was in power at the Centre, said studies might be conducted to understand the social system and cultural values during the period of the two epics. He also said archaeological evidence suggesting early habitation in Ayodhya could be traced back to the 8th century BC.
Sri Yellapragada Sudershan Rao – Historian and Indologist.
The latest excavations conducted after a court directive at the Ramjanmabhoomi site some years ago did reveal ruins of a basement of a big-columned monument on which the Babri mosque was built. Stone pillars and door-jambs with Hindu motifs used in the construction of the mosque were also found, as were images of Hindu deities below the ground at the disputed site.
Asked what the solution to the dispute should be, Rao said: “Historians need not give any solution. Historians present historical materials and the government has to take the decision.”
Rao said the ICHR had, over the last two decades, mainly focused its research projects on the modern and the colonial period. Before 1990, however, when R.S. Sharma and Irfan Habib were chairpersons, the council had undertaken several projects on early history.
“Even during R.S. Sharma’s tenure, they were using Marxist tools. Cultural aspects were not given attention. History should be comprehensive, not driven by any political thought,” Rao said.
By Marxist tools, Rao said, he meant studies entirely focused on the analysis of economic and material aspects, not culture, art or religion.
The new ICHR chief said a lot of archaeological material and literature were stored in archives in other countries and the agency should take the initiative to get at least copies of such works.Rao said he has not been associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh but loves the country and nationalist ideas. “I love the country and the culture. As a historian, I feel that history should tell people about their culture and civilisation.”
After taking over, Rao put out a message on the ICHR website where he conveyed “deep gratitude” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and human resource development minister Smriti Irani for choosing him for the position. [Courtesy: The Telegraph Kolkata].
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Photos no proof of Ram Setu: NASA:: The Hindustan Times; 14-09-2007.
‘Viman’ image found on 3,000-year-old rock art in Chhattisgarh; Links to Ramayana:: HJS;06-07-2013.
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Posted by hinduexistence on May 25, 2014
As Narendra Modi prepares to take over, VHP presents to Modi Govt its wishlist including Sri Rama Temple at Ayodhya, ban on Cow slaughter and inclusion of holistic Bhartiya culture in the educational curriculum.
As Modi prepares to take over, VHP presents its wishlist.
PTI | New Delhi | May 24, 2014:: As the Narendra Modi government prepares to take over, BJP’s affiliate outfit the Vishwa Hindu Parishad came out with a wishlist on Saturday ranging from Ram temple to law (read ‘ban’, Ed. HE.) on cow slaughter which it wants to be addressed within the constitutional framework.
Among other issues which it wants to be addressed are common civil code and saving the “enduring holistic culture” by incorporating its “vitals in the educational curriculum” and legal prohibition on “horizontal religious conversions”.
Addressing a news conference here, VHP’s international president Ashok Singhal said the absolute majority that BJP got under the leadership of Modi stands for triumph of the ideas and principles of Gandhiji’s “Ram rajya” (welfare state) and “suraajya” (good governance). To a question on construction of Ram temple, Singhal said that with the formation of a strong government at the centre, it would be definitely built “strongly”.
When pressed to specify a timeline, he said there was no need for impatience.
He claimed that the starting point for “temple development will be to ensure autonomy for Sri Ram Janmabhumi Mandir and the lakhs of Hindu temples taken over by the governments”.
Singhal listed several other issues which he said were related to Hindutva and could be worked out within the framework of the Indian Constitution.
Saving the Ganga from pollution and ensuring its perennial flow, law against cow slaughter, common civil code and saving the “enduring holistic culture” by incorporating its “vitals in the educational curriculum” and legal prohibition on “horizontal religious conversions” were demands which could be fulfilled through the Constitution, he said.
To a question on invitation extended to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was a “formality” which should be allowed to happen.
He added that India should have good behaviour towards its neighbours. [Courtesy: PTI].
Modi’s swearing-in ceremony: Ayodhya seers ignored, feel disappointed
Arshad Afzal Khan | TNN | Ayodhya | May 25, 2014:: Sadhus and senior mahants who spearheaded the Ram temple movement seem to have been given a royal snub by the PMO as most of them have not been invited in the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi.
This has come as a disappointment for more than a dozen seers who supported BJP in its temple movement and reportedly enjoyed lavish patronage during the tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government. President of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas and a senior mentor of VHP and Ram temple movement Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, said: “It is very disheartening. Most of us have not been invited to Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.” Looking sad and crestfallen, Das did not express any further reaction over this “snub”.
Karsevak Puram, the local headquarters of VHP in Ayodhya, looks deserted and no invitation from the PMO has been received here. “The place that was a centre of saffron politics and the favourite destination of BJP leaders from across the country during the temple movement has been completely ignored,” regional convener of VHP at Ayodhya Mahant Brij Mohan Das said.
“We have received no invitation from the PMO for the swearing-in ceremony. We really don’t know what to say,” he added.
Ram Vilas Vedanti, a senior VHP leader, who has always been vocal about the Ram temple issue, has also not been invited. Talking to TOI, he said, “When Atal Bihari Vajpyee took the prime ministerial oath, senior sadhus from Ayodhya were invited there with full respect. I participated in Atalj’s swearing-in ceremony with a delegation of sadhus from Ayodhya, but this time we have been ignored. I don’t know why this is being done with us. It is very disappointing and sad.”
Chief priest of Ram Janmabhoomi temple Acharya Satyendra Das, said, “They have invited a lot of people from Banaras but Ayodhya didn’t find any place in the list of the invitees. It is a sorrow that the city of Ram is being ignored.”
Senior VHP leader and mahant of Dashrath Gaddi temple Mahant Brij Mohan Das said, “Ignoring Ayodhya is a blunder by the BJP. It has invited film stars, businessmen and even Nawaz Sharif. Why have they not invited any mahant or sadhu from the city of Ram?” [Courtesy: TOI].
Posted in Cow Protection, Hindu Demand, Hindu Existence, Hindu Temples, Save Ganga | Tagged: Narendra Modi, Sri Ashok Singhal, VHP demands Rama Temple and Ban on Cow slaughter to Modi Govt, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Vishwa Hindu Parishad demands Ban on Cow slaughter, Vishwa Hindu Parishad demands Rama Temple | 1 Comment »
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.
Posted in Hindu Culture and Tradition, Hindu Heritage, Hindu Leadership, Hindu Puja, Hindu Rituals, Hindu Temples, Indian Tradition and Culture, Practical Hindutva, Save Ganga | Tagged: Ganga Aarti, Ganga Aarti in Varanasi, Narendra Modi submits to Kashi Vishwanath, Narendra Modi takes vow to clean Ganga, Narendra Modi took part in 'Ganga Aarti', Narendra Modi urges public participation to clean Ganga, Narendra Modi's Varanasi darshan | 7 Comments »
Posted by hinduexistence on October 2, 2013
Shinde: A Real Friend of Muslim Criminals & Terrorists of India. Hatching conspiracy against Hindu youths.
Upananda Brahmachari | New Delhi | 1 Oct 2013:: The recent report of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) showed that 21% of under-trials in India’s jails were Muslims, with their proportion in jails of Maharashtra (36%) and West Bengal (46%) was higher than their representation in the general population.
And out of this 21 per cent of under-trial members of the Muslim community finally comprise as only 17.75 per cent of the convicts. This has been revealed in the analysis of prison data released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), recently.
This suggests two things. Muslims are the largest community involved in criminal activities in India (as also perceived by the world community). And a large number of arrested Muslims are released by the courts under an un-understandable situation created by Islamic lobby so much influential into an appeasing political atmosphere in India.
The Islamic attitude of criminality or terrorism is nothing new to anybody. The maximum names in the list of FBI Most Wanted Terrorists, Interpol Red Corner Terrorists or the Most Wanted Terrorists by National Investigative Agency of India, are obviously Muslims. Criminality in Muslims or Islamic Terrorism have been exposed a biggest threat to the global peace, now a days.
The NYPD (New York Police Department) designated all Mosques in NY as terrorism organizations, recently. China has put restrictions upon Islam. The entire non-Muslim world has kept a keen vigil upon expanding Islamic intolerance with a tool of Jihad. In many places renovation of Mosques, Azan from Mosque minerate, use of Burka, Halal methods, Islamic polygamy and uncontrolled child birth etc are being banned or challenged widely and wildly. A skull capped/long bearded-half mustached men or anybody with Arabic name are the objects of third degree checking any International airport in America or Europe. Even Hindu and Sikh persons are some time are being heavily searched there under an ‘Islamist alike’ suspicion. All such reactions against Islam has been globally set as a general phenomenon. Islam is now termed as an averse effect of Jihad and the anti-peace process.
But, the shame of Maratha, Sushil Kr Shinde and the most dangerous Home Minister, India has ever seen, is the same person. He is a real friend of Muslim criminals and terrorists of India. So, there is no other option with Shinde, but only to glorify Islam and support the trend of criminal and terrorist activities of Muslim offenders in a very sane way.
Indian Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, on Monday (30 Sept 2013) asked all chief ministers to ensure that no innocent Muslim is arrested in the name of fighting terror. In his letter to chief ministers, the home minister said strict and prompt action should be taken against erring police officers when malafide arrests are made of any member of a minority community.
“Some of the minority youth have started feeling that they are deliberately targeted and deprived their basis rights,” he wrote in his letter that was made public.
“Government has to ensure that no innocent person is subjected to undue harassment,” he said.
The home minister said a Muslim person wrongfully arrested should be released immediately and suitably compensated and rehabilitated to join the mainstream. But, what about any Hindu under same situation? Shinde is trying hard to be a most faithful to the Muslims by hitting the Hindus in a very different way. Some months back (Jan 2013) this Shinde accused RSS and BJP for promoting terrorism in India.
Actually, Shinde’s statement for ‘not to detain’ nor ‘to harass Muslim youths’ through an arrest in connection with alleged terror activities are mostly unconstitutional and communally divisive. Perhaps, this man has forgotten the concept of equal status before law or either he understand himself as a Home Minister of Muslim community.
BJP termed Shinde’s letter to states unconstitutional and communally divisive, asks him to withdraw it.
Has our Home Minister forgotten the oath that he took where he promised to protect citizens without bias of any particular religion? Then why did he have to say Muslim youths? He could mentioned any malady faced by any person irrespective of religion or faith, in a challenging situation under police or judicial procedure in any charge of terrorism. The statement of Shinde violates the sanctity of Holy Constitution of India in a gross volume.
Shinde’s statement is illegal. He is creating rift among the communities. He is unfit to be the Union Home Minister for his communal outlook. He must be tried for treason. While Shinde and their brigade call themselves “Secular”, then in fact, Congress is the most communal party in India.
If the friends of Tunda, Bhatkal or the supporters of Jihad, Hafiz Sayed and Dawood Ibrahim start feeling that they are deliberately targeted and deprived their basis rights, what can other do but arrest and assault them for the sake of terrorizing the terrorists. Shinde has no right to put any restriction upon the law enforcement agencies only to appease a Muslim Vote Bank without thinking the big threat of Islamic Jihad in India.
What a dangerous and humiliating approach of this Shinde, the Messiah of Muslim Criminals and terrorists that he has a less faith upon his own law enforcement agencies and the judiciary too.
I think under this humiliation, the top brass in every law enforcement agencies must take stringent action against the habitual offenders believe in Quran and must not spare anybody further.
Shinde may be a friend of Muslim terrorist or a big antagonist of so-called ‘Saffron Terrorism’, but the majority people are disgusted with the terrorist activities by the people bearing Arabic names. We don’t know the fate of Shinde’s letter written to all Chief Ministers of Indian States, but the majority people has the right to uproot all terrorists from the soil of Bharat along with their friends, at any cost. Shinde must not forget it.
Posted in Braking Indian National System, Breaking India, Breaking Indian National System by Muslims, Congress against Hindu Leaders, Conspiracy against Hindus, Conspiracy against India, Hindu Conference, Hindu Culture and Tradition, Hindu Demand, Hindu Temples, Hindu Tradition and Culture under attack, Hindu Training, Hindus under Islamic Aggression, Hindusthan under Islamic Attack, Indian Tradition and Culture, Indians against Jihad, Islamic Menace, Jihad in India, Say No to Islam, Stop Islamic Terror in India | Tagged: China has put restrictions upon Islam, Hatching conspiracy against Hindu youths., Home Minister of India, Muslims have most Criminal Records in India, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), New York Police Department designated all Mosques in NY as terrorism organizations, Shinde: A Real Friend of Muslim Criminals of India, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Sushil Kumar Shinde: The Real Messiah of Muslim Criminals, Terrorists are dangerous Muslims | 4 Comments »
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.
Posted in Hindu Heritage, Hindu Pilgrimage, Hindu Puja, Hindu Rituals, Hindu Temples | Tagged: flash floods wreaked havoc in Uttarakhand, Himalayan shrine, Kedar Valley, Kedarnath Temple reopens after 86 days, Portals of Kedarnath shrine reopens, Prayers resume at Kedarnath Temple | 2 Comments »
Posted by hinduexistence on February 12, 2013
SHANKARACHARYA ARRESTED by BJP Govt of Madhya Pradesh!
Large Police Force Deployment to Suppress Hindus from their Puja Rights.
LIVE : NAMAJ PERFORMED IN BHOJSHALA COMPLEX UNDER THE PROTECTION OF BJP.
50000 Hindus performed Puja at Bhojshala; 016 Muslims offered Namaj. But Puja was stopped at the time of Namaj.
Where are the BJP_RSS_VJP_BAJRANGDAL supporters right now ??? Come here
MP Police capture Shankaracharya Narendrananda Saraswati, taken away from Bhojshala :
As per the latest updates from Mr. Vinay Panavalkar of HJS Co-Ordinator, Madhya Pradesh Police as instigated by the Ruling BJP Govt, stopped vehicle of Shankaracharya Narendrananda Saraswati and his companions going towards Mata Saraswati Mandir, Bhojshala. Police forced Shankaracharya and others to come down from vehicle and seized their mobile phones, some 20 kms far from Bhojshala complex. Immediately Shankaracharya sat on Road for Dharna. But Police forced him to get into that vehicle and that was taken over by Police and they have taken away Shankaracharya and others from Dhar. Revered Shankaracharya and his disciples are taken to unknown places. In the meanwhile thousand of Hindutva supporters came down to roads in Dhar and in some places in Madhya Pradesh.
Why BJP is following footsteps of Congress by trying to suppress voice and constitutional rights of Hindus ? Does it not look like ‘Moghalai’ (Mughal-like regime) of BJP ? If today BJP is preventing Hindu Saints and devotees from entering Hindu temples, tomorrow it may destroy Hindu temples like Mughal invaders ! RSS-VHP_Bajrangis are vacate onlookers!
Inspector General of Police, Indore, Smt Anuradha Shankar said police arranged safe Namaj for 116 Muslim Namajis and stopped Hindu Puja for the time being when Namaj was conducting. In such a way Hindus will be compelled to stop their Dharmik performance time and again to satiate the Muslims in Bharat only to promote Arabic Expansion in our Social, Cultural & National Life. Awake Hindus Awake!
Updates On Record:
Bhojshala : Police arrest and brutally beat up Shri. Navalkishore Sharma of Bhojshala Mukti Yagna Samiti
February 11, 2013 | Hindu Existence Forum | Bhopal | Madhya Pradesh:: It is a bare Face Off of BJP and VHP in the case of recovery of Bhojshala Bagdevi Mandir on ensuing Basanta Panchami. The brutality on devout Hindu Activist by the Police under the control of Madhaya Pradesh Govt, has been exposed now.
Intimidation by BJP Govt. and Police in MP
Madhya Pradesh police arrested Mr. Navalkishore Sharma, the National Convener of ‘Bhojshala Mukti-yadnya Samiti’ and his activists who have been fighting for Hindus’ right of performing ‘puja’ in ‘Bhojshala’ on the day of ‘Vasant-Panchami’, falling on Friday, 15th February this year. They have also been demanding that Muslims should not be allowed to read ‘namaz’ on that day in ‘Bhojshala’. His elder brother has already been arrested. Police not only arrested Navalkishore Sharma but they even beat him up brutally. (Editor of Dainik Sanatan Pravat commented “In Hindu Rashtra, stringent action will be taken against such cruel Police who are oppressing innocent Hindus!” ). Police have claimed that Mr. Navalkishore Sharma had a gun and a bullet. (Hindu activists have been holding agitations for the past so many days, in lawful manner. Will they carry guns ? Can it not be a ploy hatched by police on the instructions of BJP Govt. to arrest pro-Hindu activists under false charges? Hindus must realize that it is the conspiracy of BJP Govt. to crush their agitation ! – Editor SP).
Navalkishore Sharma injured in police beating has been admitted to hospital !
Navalkishore Sharma has been injured in police beating and has been admitted to a hospital. Hundreds of activists had gathered outside the hospital to meet Mr. Sharma; but police kept tight security and stopped them from meeting.
Instructions for District Coordinators of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti.
Hindus’ should get a right to perform ‘puja’ in ‘Bhojshala’ on the day of Vasant-Panchami; for this, protest against BJP Govt. in every district !
For the last few days, Hindus have been trying to gain right, in lawful manner, for performing ‘puja’ on ‘Vasant-Panchami’ in ‘Bhojshala’ instead of Muslims reading ‘namaz’; but BJP Government in Madhya Pradesh has paid no heed. As a result, Saints and pro-Hindu activists have now taken an aggressive stand of staging agitations. BJP Government has imposed curfew in Dhar District to crush this agitation. This stance of BJP Government should be condemned in every district of this country. Non-Hindus immediately unite when their religious sentiments are hurt and raise their voice. Now, even Hindus need to come together and register their protest immediately against injustice meted out to them.
Activists of Hindu Janjagruti Samiti (HJS) should, therefore, stage agitation in every district, along with pro-Hindu organizations that hold similar views like HJS, to register protest. As far as possible, such protests/agitations should be staged in front of BJP’s offices and the office-bearers of BJP should be taken to task on this issue. The banner, in Hindi, required for this agitation and handbill are made available on the usual web-address and on HJS Website here.
Liberate Bhojshala Complex from the Clutch of Muslims, Mosque and Namaj.
Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat
Posted in Conspiracy against Hindus, Hindu Celebrations, Hindu Celebrations under Attack, Hindu Heritage, Hindu Leadership, Hindu Movements, Hindu Struggle, Hindu Temples, Persecuted Hindus, Religious Rights of Hindus, Save Hindu Heritage Temple Sites, Save Hindu Temple Property | Tagged: Bhojshala : Mata Saraswati temple, Bhojshala : Nationwide protest, BJP distances itself from Dhar Bhojshala controversy, BJP Govt in Madhya Pradesh tortured Hindus, Dhar tense over Bhojshala row, Massive security around Bhojshala | 3 Comments »
Posted by hinduexistence on December 2, 2012
Ramjanmabhumi: Twenty years on, a refusal to see the truth
- Dr. Subramanian Swamy
1 DEC 2012 | New Delhi | Daily Pioneer :: The pseudo-secular narrative has triumphed on the Ram Janmabhoomi struggle which climaxed twenty years ago on December 6. The tragedy is that all the blood and gore could have been avoided through a negotiated settlement
On December 6, 1992, a superstructure called the Babri Masjid standing in the city of Ayodhya, came crashing down. It remains even today a traumatic event for the nation, because modern Indians have not yet been weaned on a true history of India, and hence a large section of our educated classes still view the destruction of the structure as criminal vandalism. What happened exactly? There was a superstructure built on the site of an ancient temple after demolishing it. That was the real vandalism.
Two years earlier, by a coincidence, on the same month and day, I had met representatives of the VHP and BJP at a house, next door to mine, on Mathura Road. The newly sworn in Prime Minister, the late Chandrashekhar, had asked me (I was then his newly sworn in senior most Cabinet Minister) that as the new Union Law& Justice Minister, I should talk to them about withdrawing their proposed nation-wide stir slated to begin on December 9, 1991 for building a Ram temple at the site the super-structure had then stood in its gloomy glory. He told me to assure the VHP that our government would get removed the Babri Masjid with the consent of Muslim leaders through discussions.
The VHP and BJP leaders I met readily agreed to call off the stir since we were a new government. Their decision to go on a stir was taken when VP Singh was in power – his government fell in November. Thereafter, in January 1991, talks initiated by Chandrashekhar himself began with the Muslim leaders. Unfortunately, despite the zig-zag progress in the talks, our government did not last long enough to fructify it. Had history taken a different turn and our government lasted for a year more, I am confident we would have amicably liberated the Ranjanmabhoomi for building a befitting Ram temple, that too with the consent of the Muslim community, even though the Government was in the minority in the Parliament.
From my personal experience as a Minister in a minority government, I can therefore say that lack of majority is no excuse for implementing any agenda, if the leadership had the mindset to get things done. As a Minister of Law &Justice, for instance, I got the controversial Sessions Judge of Faizabad, KM Pandey, a High Court judgeship, despite the fact that the previous V.P. Singh’s “three-legged” government had issued orders on file that since Pandey had directed the locks on the so-called Babri Masjid be removed in 1986, he should never be made a High Court judge.
Mulayam Singh was our Chief Minister of UP, but with firmness I got his protests sufficiently moderated to his permit me to go ahead. He cooperated because he knew I would do it anyway– make Pandey a judge of the High Court-and hence he acquiesced since he wanted other things done for him by me,. The same clarity enabled the Chandrashekhar government to get Saifuddin Soz’s kidnapped daughter freed without releasing any dreaded terrorists. There are methods for doing that-mostly based on retaliation. In each case it is the mindset of those elected to high office that matters, not the size of the parliamentary majority or lack of it.
It was this mindset that enabled the Chandrashekhar government to nearly solve by an agreement the question of building of a Ram temple in Ayodhya. However, the government however fell before it could be clinched. But could the Babri Masjid have been demolished in a more legally authorised way? Hindus should not be defensive in the face of an onslaught by the fashionable secularists about removing mosques built on where temples had once stood, because the Supreme Court has held in the Faruqui vs. Union of India case [(1994)6 SCC360], that a masjid is not an essential part of Islamic theology, and these can and have been be demolished for public good.
Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and even in British-ruled undivided India, Masjids have been demolished to facilitate roads. The government of Saudi Arabia did not think twice before demolishing the Bilal Masjid in Mecca where Prophet Muhammed used to read namaz. A masjid, like a church, is not a religious place in the sense a temple is. Masjids and Churches are places for worship, i.e., buildings which serve as facilitation centres for namaz and prayer. Namaz can be read anywhere even on a railway platform. In the United States, the VHP buys disused Churches and converts them into temples, and yet no Christian there objects.
But temples, once it is shown that a prana prathista puja has been performed to build it, is where God or deity resides, and belongs to God forever. As Union Law&Justice Minister in 1991 I got our government legal team to prove this to the satisfaction of the House of Lords in Britain, to bring back a Nataraja statue taken from a disused Thanjavur temple. It was at Rajiv Gandhi’s request I took interest in the case!
Of course, because of this fact about masjids and churches, no one in a democracy has the right to take the law into his own hands to demolish them. But on the other hand, a government can remove in a legal and orderly way the masjids in Ayodhya, Kashi, and Brindavan (this mention is supposed to be Mathura as the birth place temple of Lord Krishna – Ed. HE), in fact in 300 other places, to rebuild the original temples under law. We can get Muslims to cooperate in this. I am confident of this. Babri Masjid was built as an affront to Hindus. Otherwise it could have been built anywhere else since namaz can be offered anywhere. Hindus have however prevailed because despite 800 years of Islamic and 200 years of Christian domination, Bharat today is still over 80 per cent Hindu and a continuum of an ancient civilisation. Hence, now we must resolve to rectify what is essential to rectify and reclaim. For that, the restoration of three holy sites, in Ayodhya, Vrindavan, and Kashi, is necessary. Patriotic politicians must resolve: Come our way or go the highway.
But it is easier said than done to expect that politicians would do or die for it. As our rudderless democracy has drifted, we are today in a “match-fixing mode” even in electoral contests. In Tamil Nadu, the DMK and AIADMK are bitter enemies, but in most crucial constituencies, a match-fixing arrangement for money have been worked out for decades between Sasikala of the AIADMK and Arcot Veerasamy of the DMK, who are alter egos of their respective top leaders, and determined to keep out the Hindutva forces from Tamil Nadu.
The same match-fixing disease has spread to other parties nation-wide. We have to cure it before it completely debilitates and destroys our democracy as it has done in Banana Republics of Latin American countries such as Colombia and Peru.
The reluctance today to confront and expose the anti-Hindu personages in Parliament, academia and media because of this disease of “match-fixing”. It is said that such attacks would be “personal” and “counter productive”. There is however nothing “personal” in such directed and organised attacks. Just as the world focused on Hitler or Mussolini, without thinking of it being personal, therefore we should identify and expose especially the person who today has emerged as the fountain head of the anti-Hindutva campaign.
But we cannot prevail in this struggle, if we have in our midst those suffering from the “Arjuna virus” as-the late Swami Chinmayananda once pointed out, referring to Arjuna’s initial reluctance to fight at Kurukshetra. The Babri Masjid legacy is that virus we still have to cure twenty years later.
(The writer is President, Janata Party | writer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org | Courtesy: Daily Pioneer)
Posted in Attack upon Hindu Temple by Muslims, Congress against Hindu Leaders, Conspiracy against Hindus, Corrupt Congress against Indian Nationalism, Hindu Demand, Hindu Existence, Hindu Heritage, Hindu History, Hindu Movements, Hindu Pilgrimage, Hindu Rashtra, Hindu Struggle, Hindu Temples, Hindu Tradition and Culture under attack, Hindus under Islamic Aggression, India under Islamic Aggression, Indian Congress against Hindus, Practical Hindutva, Save Hindu Saints - Hindu Shrines - Hindu Society, Save Hindu Temple Property, Stop Islamic Menace in India | Tagged: 6th December 1992, Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Dr. Subramanian Swamy on Ram Janmabhoomi, Ramjanmabhumi Movement, Ramjanmabhumi Struggle Twenty years on, Ramjanmabhumi Temple at Ayodhya | 1 Comment »
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 September 17, 2012
Don’t demolish 200-year-old Hindu temple: Pakistani court.
Islamabad | IANS | September 16, 2012 :: A court in Pakistan has restrained authorities in the port city of Karachi from demolishing a Hindu temple believed to have been constructed 200 years ago, a media report said.
According to the Dawn newspaper, the Sindh High Court restrained the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) and other respondents from demolishing the Shri Laxmi Narayan Mandir at the Native Jetty Bridge.
A bench led by Chief Justice Mushir Alam asked a court official to inspect the temple and submit a report.
A constitutional petition was recently filed by Kailash Wishram, who lives in the residential quarters in the temple premises, saying that a private company in collaboration with the KPT had started some construction work, blocking access to seawater from the temple.
The petition said the construction threatened the place of worship and also the right of the minority community at large.
The secretary of ports and shipping ministry, the KPT chairman and the private firm that ran a food court under the bridge were named respondents.
The petitioner said the temple was constructed much before the partition of the subcontinent, and for a long time Hindus have been performing religious rituals there.
It said access to seawater was one of the essential things to perform worship.
The Pakistan Hindu Council says the temple was constructed 200 years ago and many Hindu festivals are celebrated there.
It is also a sacred place for performing funerals and other religious rituals by the sea.
The court ordered that the temple, its staircase, boundary wall and corridors originally constructed may not be demolished.
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