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Hindu lawyers demand worship rights in Tajmahal as a Hindu Temple.

Posted by hinduexistence on March 27, 2015

Islamic bullying on Hindu Temples challenged. Actually, it was captured by Shah Jahan to make a tomb…. 

Hindu lawyers are going to Allahabad High Court for filing a PIL on the rights of Hindu prayer at Tajmahal as an ancient Shiva Temple, ‘Tejo Mahalaya’.

Tajmahal - Shiva TempleUpananda Brahmachari | HENB | AGRA | March 27, 2015:: Six lawyers in Agra, headed by veteran lawyer and Hindu ideologue Sri Hari Shankar  Jain  moved the Civil Court in Agra with the prayer to declare Taj Mahal a Shiva temple. The lawyers have made Lord Agreshwar Mahadev a party in their suit to claim the ownership of Taj Mahal. Sri Jain was also an advocate for the Hindu parties in Ayodhya Ramajanmabhoomi case also.

Lawyer Jain and his advocate friends had sought court’s direction to allow Hindus to start worship in Taj Mahal which they claimed is actually a Shiva temple. It also sought the removal of all the graves from the premise of Taj Mahal including the demand of worship of Lord Shiva by the Hindus in the designated seat of Shiva Khestra (place of Shiva). The suit demanded that the monument’s ownership be transferred to Hindus and Muslims be restrained from offering prayers there.

The suit claimed ownership for the building complex along with a building (claimed to be a masjid) towards the west and a replica building in the east, along with the garden, western, eastern and southern gates situated within a boundary wall over Khasra No. 12  measuring 77 bighas and four biswas.

The suit claimed the entire temple was the seat of Lord Agreshwar Mahadev Naagnatheshwar since time immemorial, and that the property belonged to the deity. It said: “The property in suit is not a burial ground and has never been so in the past. There exists no real grave in the entire suit property. The use of the suit property for purposes other than Hindu ‘pooja’ and worship of the deity is unlawful and has become unconstitutional since the enforcement of the Constitution. The deity is a perpetual minor under Hindu law. The property once vested in the deity continues to be the deity’s property and even the King could not have taken or transferred the possession of HIS property.”

But, the designated Court has dismissed the lawsuit claiming that Taj Mahal was a Hindu temple and its ownership should be transferred to the Hindu community. Lawyer for the plaintiffs Rajesh Kulshreshtra said that the court refused to entertain the petition and dismissed it on Thursday.

Now, petitioners of the case are going to Allahabad High Court for Justice. “We will now approach the Allahabad High Court and we are confident our PIL will be admitted on merit there,” Kulshreshtra said. The case is now tagged with a revelation of Hindu History of Tajmahal, believed as a Shiva Temple ‘Tejomahalaya’ a school of Historians and the restoration of Hindu Rights on Tajmahal.

The legend Indologist, History Revisionist and Hindu Philosopher, Shri  Purushottam Nagesh Oak presented the truth of Hindu History of Tajmahal, claiming it as a Shiva Temple with its original name – Tejo Mahalaya in his famous book, ‘The Tajmahal- A Temple Place‘.

In this book P N Oak claims that the Taj Mahal was originally a Shiva temple and a Rajput palace named Tejo Mahalaya seized by Shah Jahan and adopted as a tomb. He says that Mahal is a word to describe a royal palace and not a tomb and after seizure by Shah Jahan, the name was changed to Taj Mahal.

The Tajmahal, Oak says, is a “typical illustration of how all historic buildings and townships from Kashmir to Cape Comorin though of Hindu origin have been ascribed to this or that Muslim ruler or courtier”. He goes on to propose Hindu origins for the tombs of Humayun, Akbar and Itmiad-u-Dallah and “all historic buildings” in India as well as the Vatican, the Kaaba and Stonehenge.

The other reputed researcher and Vedic scholar on this topic Shri  Stephen Knapp annotated the matter with high definition and scholastic deliberations in many places. In the compilation, “Taj Mahal: Was it a Vedic Temple? The Photographic Evidences”. Knapp pointed out, “Taj Mahal, which is considered one of the great wonders of the world, was built as the preeminent expression of a man’s love for a wife. That it was built by emperor Shah Jahan in commemoration of his wife Mumtaz. However, is this a true story? So, in our continuous effort to get to the truth, we have acquired some very important documents and information. Regardless of what anyone thinks, there is some thoughtful information that indicates that the Taj Mahal was never built by Shah Jahan. Some say the Taj Mahal pre-dates Shah Jahan by several centuries and was originally built as a Hindu or Vedic temple/palace complex, and that Shah Jahan merely acquired it from its previous owner, the Hindu King Jai Singh. This is not unlike the many other buildings that were acquired by the Muslim invaders to be used for their own purposes. The point to consider is how much more of India’s history has been distorted if the background of such a grand building is so inaccurate.”

However, the matter has been created a stir in the secular arena of politics under a growing pressure of the saffron counterpart from all sides of Hindu exploration.

Read some important books by P N Oak from World Digital Library.

1. Some missing Chapters of World History.      2.  Some Blunders of Indian Historical Research.

3. Who says Akbar was Great?                             4. The Tajmahal is a Temple Place.

5. World Vedic Heritage. Book-I.                          6. World Vedic Heritage. Book-II.

Courtesy: Links, pics and video used.

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The glory of ancient Hindu Heritage & Culture of Champa civilization remains in Vietnam.

Posted by hinduexistence on March 22, 2015

Ancient Hindu Heritage & Culture of Champa civilization spanning 1000 years  revisited in Vietnam.

Champa 2HENB | Intl News Desk | 22 March 2014:: To feel the world-wide Hindu civilization once upon a time, here is the story of Champa dynasty now existing as a UNESCO world heritage site of “My Son Sanctuary” in Vietnam. Between the 4th and 13th centuries a unique culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of contemporary Vietnam. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence.

Though, Vietnam is an atheist state, officially, but a significant section of the population still practises traditional religions; some adhere to Buddhism much influenced by Hinduism and there are quite a few Catholics left over from the French occupation.

The property of ‘My Son- Champa’ complex was recognized as a National Site in 1979 by the Culture Ministry and as a Special National site in 2009 by the national government of Vietnam.

A strategy for the revision of the Conservation Master plan of My Son is being developed as part of the current UNESCO Asia- Pacific World Heritage site project for My Son, and should be integrated within an up to date Management Plan for the site.

To further the safeguarding of the property, the Prime-Minister of Viet Nam promulgated Decision 1915/ QĐ-TTg, which gave formal approval and provided budgetary support for the property’s Master Plan (2008 to 2020) for the conservation and tourism promotion of the property.

However, isolated not far from Hoi An, is My Son, a UNESCO World Heritage site, once the location of the ancient Hindu Champa civilisation and its majestic complex of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.

Originally the religious and political capital of the Champa kingdom, the complex was built around the third or fourth century AD, and traces its spiritual roots back to Indian Hinduism. The city was forgotten with the passing of the Cham reign and for centuries sat hidden in the jungle.

My Son Sanctuary dates from the 4th to the 13th centuries CE. The property is located in the mountainous border Duy Xuyen District of Quang Nam Province, in central Vietnam. It is situated within an elevated geological basin surrounded by a ring of mountains, which provides the watershed for the sacred Thu Bon river. The source of the Thu Bon river is here and it flows past the monuments, out of the basin, and through the historic heartland of the Champa Kingdom, draining into the South China Sea at its mouth near the ancient port city of Hoi An. The location gives the sites its strategic significance as it is also easily defensible.

Champa 3

The tower temples were constructed over ten centuries of continuous development in what was the heart of the ancestral homeland of the ruling Dua Clan which unified the Cham clans and established the kingdom of Champapura (Sanskrit for City of the Cham people) in 192 CE. During the 4th to 13th centuries CE this unique culture, on the coast of contemporary Vietnam, owed its spiritual origins to the Hinduism of the Indian sub-continent. Under this influence many temples were built to the Hindu divinities such as Krishna and Vishnu, but above all Shiva. Although Mahayan Buddhist penetrated the Cham culture, probably from the 4th century CE, and became strongly established in the north of the kingdom, Shivite Hinduism remained the established state religion.

The monuments of the My Son sanctuary are the most important constructions of the My Son civilization. The tower temples have a variety of architectural designs symbolizing the greatness and purity of Mount Meru, the mythical sacred mountain home of Hindu gods at the center of the universe, now symbolically reproduced on Earth in the mountainous homeland of the Cham people. They are constructed in fired brick with stone pillars and decorated with sandstone bas-reliefs depicting scenes from Hindu mythology. Their technological sophistication is evidence of Cham engineering skills while the elaborate iconography and symbolism of the tower-temples give insight into the content and evolution of Cham religious and political thought.

Champa 1The My Son Sanctuary is a remarkable architectural ensemble that developed over a period of ten centuries. It presents a vivid picture of spiritual and political life in an important phase of the history of South-East Asia.

Consisting of 70 ruins over 57ha, the site was rediscovered and renovated by the French in the late 1890s, but was subsequently heavily bombed during the Vietnam War, when it was found to be a hiding place for the Viet Cong.

Parts of the site are gradually being reconstructed using the traditional red bricks of the original work, although some of the very early work looks clumsy. Under government supervision, more recent reconstruction and renovation work is now of a high standard, with de-mining of the area being an early priority and still an important consideration for the wider areas around the site.

My Son is an extraordinary example of an ancient Hindu history – and one which kept written records. Much was recorded on perishable materials, but a great deal has been preserved on stone slabs or pillars and these have been a precious source of information for scholars, historians and archaeologists.

The My Son Sanctuary of UNESCO world heritage site is easily accessible from Hoi An or Da Nang, on Vietnam’s south central coast.

Courtesy: UNESCO.

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Pakistan Supreme Court asks K-P Govt to reconstruct Hindu shrine, ‘Shri Param Hans Ki Mehaj’ in Karak Dist.

Posted by hinduexistence on March 14, 2015

Illegal Muslim occupation of a Hindu Shrine named as Shri Param Hans Ki Mehaj, where a Hindu pontiff died in 1919 and was buried in the shrine.

About 75 Muslim Ulema attended a meeting to issue fatwa against the reconstruction of the Hindu shrine. 

Three-judges bench of Pakistan Supreme Court asks Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Government to reconstruct Hindu shrine.

Hindu Shrines in Pakistans under severe fundamental threats

Hindu Shrines in Pakistans under severe fundamental threats

H Malik | The Express Tribune | Islamabad | March 12, 2015: The top court has directed the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government to take effective steps for reconstruction and preservation of a Hindu shrine illegally occupied by a cleric in the southern Karak district.

On Wednesday, when a three-judge bench – headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk – took up the matter related to non-implementation of the apex court’s June 19, 2014 judgment, K-P’s Additional Advocate General Waqar Ahmad Khan submitted a report before the bench.

The report states that in compliance with the court order, a meeting of Ulema hailing from Karak was convened on February 15 under the chairmanship of Maulana Sharif at BD Shah Tehsil.

About 75 Ulema attended the meeting which decided against the reconstruction of the Hindu shrine “due to the current law and order situation in the province”, Karak’s deputy commissioner stated in the report. It further says that an Ulema committee will meet JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and inform him about ‘resentment of Muslims’ to the reconstruction of the shrine. However, it does not say when the meeting will take place.

“It is suggested that a meeting of all concerned be convened to evolve a strategy to deal with any eventuality that might result from implementation of the court judgment,” the report states.

The Supreme Court bench, however, expressed reservations over the K- P government’s move of involving the Ulema in the matter. Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk observed that it was not a rational decision to involve the Ulema – instead local people should have been taken into confidence.

Available pic showing the desecration of Shri Param Hans Ki Mehaj, (Karak Dist, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan). Devotees and a Police are seen in Pic.

Available pic showing the desecration of Shri Param Hans Ki Mehaj, (Karak Dist, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). Devotees and a Police are seen in Pic.

Dr Ramesh Kumar, the patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC) who brought up the issue in the top court, told the bench that he had met Kohat’s commissioner and Maulana Sharif to discuss the matter. Maulana Sharif admitted that the land belonged to the Hindu temple but still they would not return it to the community, Dr Ramesh said, claiming that the local people have no objection to the reconstruction of the shrine.

The bench observed that involvement of the Ulema in this matter meant that the provincial government was not taking any step for the reconstruction of the shrine. The bench sought a fresh report on the matter and adjourned the hearing for Thursday (today).

On June 7, 2014, K-P’s Advocate General Latif Yousufzai had submitted a report in the Supreme Court on behalf of Karak’s deputy commissioner explaining how and why the shrine was occupied. The report stated that a Hindu pontiff, named Shri Param Hans Ki Mehaj, died in 1919 and was buried in the shrine. His followers often visited the shrine after his death and the practice continued till 1997.

“Some locals destroyed the shrine, and the issue came to light when some Hindu followers of Shri Param tried to restore an old path leading to the shrine, which is now occupied by a local cleric, Mufti Iftikharuddin.” Hindu leaders from Sindh paid Rs 375,000 to the mufti as cost of the land, but he has not vacated the land since 1997.

Courtesy: The Express Tribune, Pakisatn.

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This is the century of Hindutva, Will install Gauri-Ganesh in every mosque, says Yogi Adityanath.

Posted by hinduexistence on February 11, 2015

‘intolerance in India would have Mahatma Gandhi, instead of preaching in India, Obama can take note of racial conflict in his country’….

‘This is the century of Hindutva, not just in India but in the entire world’….

Will install Gauri-Ganesh in every mosque, says Yogi Adityanath

Gauri and Ganesh in all mosquesZee Media Nureau |  New Delhi/Varanasi | 10 Feb 2014:: BJP’s firebrand MP from Gorakhpur Yogi Adityanath has triggered a fresh controversy by saying that he will install idols of Gauri-Ganesh in every mosque, if given a chance.

Adityanath was speaking at Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s ‘Virat Hindu Sammelan’ organised as part of its golden jubilee year celebration in Varanasi.

Referring to the Gyanvapi mosque which was constructed  by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb after he demolished the original Kashi Vishwanath temple, Adityanath said, “Has it happened anywhere in the world that Gauri and Ganesh are inside a mosque? When Hindu samaj goes for darshan of Vishwanath then Gyanvapi mosque taunts us. If that’s how it is, give us permission, we will install Gauri, Ganesh and Nandi in every mosque.”

Adityanath also said, “Aryavart created Aryans; will make Hindus in Hindustan,” he said.

“Everyone can come to Kashi but only Muslims are allowed in Mecca and Medina,” Adityanath said, adding, “This is the century of Hindutva, not just in India but in the entire world.”

 The controversial MP also justified ‘Ghar Wapasi’ and questioned the ‘secular’ brigade, saying, “When missionaries carry out conversion by alluring innocent tribal people and dalits in the name of service to humanity why secular do forces keep quiet?”

On Barack Obama’s statement that acts of intolerance in India would have Mahatma Gandhi, Adityanath said that instead of preaching India, the US President should take note of racial conflict in his country.

Adityanath’s comments in Varanasi comes days after he had criticised the “politics of appeasement”, saying his vision for inclusive growth means equal rights for the majority Hindu community as well as for the minorities.

“Inclusive growth means where a graveyard as well as a crematorium gets money. A Muslim’s daughter gets scholarship as well as a Hindu’s daughter. Where madrasas get grants and also Sanskrit schools. My ‘sabka saath, sabka vikaas’ involves no appeasement politics,” the MP said while campaigning for the BJP in the recently concluded assembly polls in Delhi.

Recently two other BJP MPs from UP, Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and Sakshi Maharaj had triggered similar controversies.

Both Sadhvi and Maharaj had to apologise in Parliament for their controversial remarks, this after Prime Minister ticked off BJP MPs and asked them to desist from making such statements and asked them not to cross the ‘Lakshman Rekha’.

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The Only Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva Rebuilt By a British Couple With Devotion.

Posted by hinduexistence on January 18, 2015

Baijnath Dham, Agar-Malwa, MP.

Baijnath Mahadev, Agar Malwa (MP): The Only Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva Built (Renovated) By a British Couple.

SPM_A0281Ragini Singh | HENB | Malwa | 17 January 2015:: The British ruled Indian subcontinent for hundreds of years, and built many churches and cathedrals. But in the 1880s, a Shiva temple in Agar Malwa, Madhya Pradesh, was renovated and almost rebuilt by Lt. Col. Martin as per the wish o her wife — the only Shiva temple ever made by an Englishman in India.

In 1879, when there was British were ruling in India, Lt. Col. Martin of Agar Malwa was leading the British army in the war against Afghanistan.

Col. Martin used to regularly send messages of his well-being to his wife. The war continued for long & Lady Martin stopped getting messages. She was very upset in the vicinity of Malwa far away from Kabul or Afghanistan.

Once riding on her horse, she was to pass by the temple of Baijnath Mahadev. She was quite attracted to the sound of Conch & Mantra. She went inside the Temple and came to know that the Brahmanas were worshipping Lord Shiva. They saw her sad face and asked her problem. She explained everything to them. They told her that Lord Shiva listens to the prayers of devotees and takes them out of difficult situations in no time. With the advice of the Brahmanas she started the “Laghurudri Anushtthan” of the Mantra: “Om Namah Shivaya” for 11 days. She prayed to Lord Shiva that if her husband reaches home safely, then she would get the temple renovated.

On the last of the “Laghurudri” a messenger came and gave a letter to her. Her husband had written: “I was regularly sending messages to you from the battle grounds but suddenly the Pathan Muslims surrounded us from all sides. We were entrapped in a situation where there was no scope of escaping death. Suddenly, I saw a Yogi of India with long hair, carrying a Trident (weapon with three pointers- Trishul). His personality was amazing and he was manoeuvring his weapon with a magnificent style. Seeing this great man, the Pathans started running back. With his grace our bad times turned into moments of victory. This was possible only because of that man of India wearing a lion skin & carrying a three-pointer weapon. That great Yogi told me that I should not worry and that he had come to rescue me because he was very pleased with my wife’s prayers.”

Tears of joy were falling down to the eyes of Lady Martin while reading the letter. Her heart was overwhelmed with joy and reverence. She fell beneath the stone symbol (Lingam) of Lord Shiva and burst in tears.

After a few weeks Col. Martin returned. Lady Martin narrated the whole incident to him. Now both husband & wife became devotees of Lord Shiva. In 1883 they donated Rs. 15,000 for renovating the temple. The information engraved slab for the same is still there in the Baijnath Mahadev Temple of Agar Malwa. This is the only Hindu temple built by the British.

When Lady Martin  sailed for England with Col Martin, she said that they would make a Shiva Temple at their home and pray to Him till the end of life. The later life of Martins in England are not know to us!

The local Govt and the Shri Baijnath Mahadev Pravandh Samiti are managing all the pilgrimage activities related to Baijnath Dham, Agar-Malwa, including health-hygiene, daily prasadm, dormitory guests house etc in a commendable way.

The Baijnath Pashu (cattle) Mela of Agar-Mlawa on the month of Chaitra and Kartik months are quite famous. Thousand of pilgrims use to converge here in every Purnima, Mondays of Shravan month and on also in Shiva Ratri. The last Monday of Shravan month is celebrated as the annual function of “Shiv Swari”. Lakhs of devotees  come here to participate in this rally of Baba Baijanath Ji in Agar- Malwa.

Courtesy: New Indian Express | Shri Baijnath Mahadev Pravandh Samiti.

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National Mission on Pilgrimage will link NE India with traditional Hindu circuit.

Posted by hinduexistence on January 18, 2015

Tri Shakti Peeth in North East India

Remapping Northeast India: Centre to link region with Hindu circuit

The Mystery  Of Kamakshya - A Graphics By UpanandaAvishek G Dastidar | Indian Express | New Delhi | January 12/17, 2015:: A grand plan to reassert the Hindu roots of the Northeast states is afoot as the government is preparing to map a new Hindu pilgrimage circuit by linking ancient temples and other places in the region that are mentioned in mythology.

According to the plan, the temples in the Northeast related to the mythology of Krishna will be linked with the established pilgrimage circuit in Mathura, Vrindavan and Gujarat. The Vaishnav tradition of Manipur, Shaiva tradition of Tripura and the three Shakti peeths — Kamakhya in Assam, Jayanti in Meghalaya and Tripura Sundari in Tripura — will also be linked with the overall pilgrimage circuit.

Sources said the Shiva temple at Umananda, the world’s smallest river island in Assam, would also be showcased. According to mythology, Krishna’s consort Rukmini was from a local tribe in Arunachal Pradesh. The state’s pilgrimage site of Parasuram Kund and its old tribes which worship Krishna are also expected to find a place in the new circuit.

Following instructions from the PMO, Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma is set to visit the Northeast for 15 days over the next three months. According to sources, he has been instructed to spend at least 48 hours at each stop.

“I will be going to all the Northeast states. There is huge potential for pilgrimage tourism which needs to be explored and brought to the fore,” Sharma told The Indian Express.

The BJP-led government, which has earmarked Rs 500 crore for its newly-launched National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation and the creation of new circuits, reportedly wants to showcase the Northeast link when it completes one year in office in May. [Courtesy: IE].

temples neProminent Hindu Temples in North Eastern regions:

Western Assam Kamrup districtKamakhya TempleGuwahati , Basistha Temple, Guwahati, Sukreswar Temple, Guwahati, Uma Nanda Temple, Guwahati, Navagraha Temple, Guwahati, Ugro Tara Temple, Guwahati, Lankeshwar Temple, Guwahati,  Rudreswar Temple, Guwahati,  Dirgheshwari templeNorth GuwahatiDoul Govinda Temple, North Guwahati, Hayagriva Madhava TempleHajo, Dhubri district: Mahamaya DhamDhubriCentral Assam  Sonitpur districtKetakeshwar DewalTezpur,  Mahabhairav Temple, Tezpur, Bhairabi Temple, near Tezpur, Da Parbatia, near Tezpur, Hatimura TempleSilghatRangnath Dol,  Eastern Assam Sivadol, Sibsagar,  Negheriting Shiva Doul, Dergaon,

Sikkim Kirateshwar Mahadev TempleLegship, West Sikkim,  Hanuman Tok, Gangtok, Sikkim,  Thakurbari Temple, Gangtok, Sikkim.

Tripura Chaturdasha Temple,  Tripura Sundari temple .

Meghalaya Nartiang Durga Temple,  Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya

Manipur Radha Raman Temple of Kanchipur – Kanchipur, Manipur

Arunachal Pradesh Parashuram Kund

Mizoram Bawngkawn Shiv Mandir

Nagaland  Dimapur Kalibari

Source: Wikipedia.

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Rewrite History books, Rebuild destroyed Temples, Learn Sanskrit, Stop Conversion : Dr. Swamy.

Posted by hinduexistence on December 28, 2014

Rebuild temples  where those were demolished by attackers, Rewrite History books written by Britishers, Make Sanskrit compulsory in School Education, Stop Conversion: Dr. Subramanian Swamy.

Subramanian Swamy in BHU

HENB | Varanasi | 27 Dec 2014::  Addressing the enthusiastic students at Banaras Hindu University’s Swatantrata Bhawan hall on the event of his university lecture series titled – ” Mai aur Mera Bharat” {Me and My India) on Saturday, Dr Subramanian Swamy said that the history books written by Indians should be promoted instead of the ones written by the Britishers.

BJP ideologue, an erstwhile Harvard Professor and National Think Tank, Dr Swamy  advocated replacing history books written by Britishers in pre-Independence era, alleging they had “distorted” facts about India. A full packed Swatantrata Bhawan of BHU witnessed an eloquent and versatile Dr Swamy with some more expectations.

Swamy said that even in the course books of schools and colleges the facts about Hindu kings should be mentioned more than the Mughal emperors like Akbar, Aurangzeb and others.

He said there was a need for rebuilding temples in places where they were allegedly demolished and mosques built.

The BJP leader also said that Sanskrit should be made compulsory in schools.

“Other than the mother tongue, Sanskrit should be made compulsory as the secondary language,” he said.

He also opined that Sanskriti would be an easy link language in India. It is easy to start ‘sanskritised’ Hindi. Large common vocabulary in Sanskrit is common with other Indian languages.

On contemporary ideology of the globe Dr Swamy said, Communism, Capitalism, Socialism have all failed. The only ideal ‘ism’ for India is Integral Humanism as propounded by Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay.

He also alleged that the Uttar Pradesh government is “forcibly” getting FIRs registered on conversion issue but there is no law regarding conversions in the state like the one in Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Himachal Pradesh.

“Conversions will continue in other states also. This process has been going on for ages,” the BJP leader said.

(with an input from PTI)

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Taj Mahal part of ancient Hindu temple, claims UP BJP chief

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.

LK BajpaiPTI  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.

History_Engineering_the_Taj_Mahal_42712_reSF_HD_still_624x352Khan, 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.

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Hindus observed Sourjya Divas on 6th December while Secular and Leftist mourned much on Babri.

Posted by hinduexistence on December 7, 2014

Three Stages of Ramjanmabhoomi

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’.

sd 2 tnHENB | 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.

Sourjya Divas, Thakur NagarIn 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.

View Thakurnagar Sourjya Divas 06.12.2014

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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Hindus will be outrageous if you don’t stop Christian Conversion in Hindu Temples under TTD.

Posted by hinduexistence on November 2, 2014

TTD

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.

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.

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  helpdesk@tt-devasthanams.org 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: sudhir_pushpa@hotmail.com and msudhir9@yahoo.com

Attack the humiliating mentality of this prank pastor and teach him a good lesson.

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Pakistan Hindus protest order to raze age old temple in Islamabad.

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.

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.

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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Rebuild Ram temple at Ayodhya by 2016 – Dr Subramanian Swamy to PM Shri Narendra Modi.

Posted by hinduexistence on August 25, 2014

Build Ram temple in Ayodhya: Subramanian Swamy to PM Modi

मन्दिर वहीँ बनायेंगेThe 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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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan temple at Robbinsville, New Jersey will be the Largest Hindu Temple in modern times.

Posted by hinduexistence on August 8, 2014

World’s Largest Hindu Temple Being Built in New Jersey.

 BAPS, Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Shri Swaminarayan temple, New Jersey, Robbinsville, World's Largest Hindu Temple in New Jersey

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.

A special report update: In New Jersey’s Desi Central, a great Hindu temple rises:: TOI.

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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In search of continuous Hindu Civilization through Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Posted by hinduexistence on July 9, 2014

Mahabharat historian gets research reins

Ramayana - MahabharataBASANT 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.

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].

Related: NASA Images Find 1,750,000 Year Old Man-Made Bridge:: The Hindustan Times; 10-10-2002.

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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Vishwa Hindu Parishad demands Rama Temple and Ban on Cow slaughter to Modi Govt.

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.

Singhal and ModiPTI | 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

Ayodhya Seers IgnoredArshad 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]. 

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