KASHI VISHWANATH TEMPLE 

Kashi Vishwanath temple: built, destroyed, rebuild, demobilised, captured and claimed
The Kashi Vishwanath is among the 12 jyotirlinga, situated in kashi (Varanasi) is not only a sacred place but also holds a sad history. It is Known as the golden temple of Varanasi,

because of its three domes are made up of pure gold.

It is remarkable to see how this temple has stood the numerous tests of time and stands in all its glory, even after several invasion.
The temple has been mentioned in the skandh purana.

It was completely demolished by Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1194 CE. While it was rebuilt during the reign of Illtutmish (1211-1266), it was demolished again during the reign of Sikandar Lodhi (1489-1517). It was again rebuild by Raja Man Singh.

But in 1669, the temple was again destroyed because of a firman issued by Emperor Aurangzeb and to ensure it was not to be rebuilt again, he constructed the present “Gyanvapi” Mosque instead.

It is said that when Aurangzeb decided to destroy the temple,

the idol of Lord Shiva was hidden in the Jnana Vapi, a well, in order to protect it from getting destroyed. The well still stands between the temple and the mosque.

In 1742, a Maratha ruler Malhar Holkar made a plan to demolish the mosque & reconstruct the temple again.

However, his plan did not materialise, partially because of intervention by the Nawab of Awadh, who had been given the control of the territory.

Around 1750, the then Maharaja of Jaipur commissioned a survey of the land around the site, with the objective of purchasing land to

rebuild the Kashi Vishwanath temple. However, his plan to rebuild the temple did not materialise.

In 1780, Malhar Rao’s daughter-in-law, Ahilyabai Holkar constructed the present temple adjacent to the mosque as a temporary measure.

Later, In 1853, Ranjit Singh of Punjab donated 880 kg of gold for ornamentation of the temple’s top. 

And till today,the temple & the Mosque stand adjacent to one another.

Some claim that the former temple can still be seen in the foundation, columns & rear parts of the mosque.

Controversy—

We Hindus believe that Lord Vishwanath’s self-proclaimed Jyotirlinga is present in the Gyanvapi complex, and wants that complex to be excavated, while Muslims opine that there was no temple on that site. Notably, Hindus filed a suit in 1991 citing 3 major demands:

1. The entire Gyanvapi land to be declared a part of the temple.
2. Other should be evacuated from here and the present structure should be demolished and hand over possession to Hindus.
3. Hindus should be allowed to rebuild the temple in place of the original Shivalinga

On September 23, 1998, the Varanasi district court directed that the religious form of the entire Gyanvapi campus should be decided first.

This means that effort should be made to determine if this place was a temple or mosque on the 15th of August 1947.

Because according to the Places of Worship Act, 1991, the status quo of the 15th August 1947 is maintained on the country’s religious places except for Ayodhya, which was considered an exception to this.

The High Court, however, stayed the district court verdict.

After 20 years, the hearing again started in 2018, but the other side once again took a stay order.

The biggest argument of the Hindu side is based on the walls of the Gyanvapi mosque that differ from the construction of the other walls of the mosque.

According to zee news, Several photographs of the Gyanvapi complex have been submitted before the court as evidence.

Judges of the Varanasi district court wanted to first decide whether there was a temple or a mosque at the disputed site on the day of independence.

The court also believed that Kashi Vishwanath temple has an ancient history and this matter is related to religious sentiments of people, therefore, the dispute should be resolved as soon as possible on the basis of merit.

Notably, there are 3 parties in the case currently going on in the Varanasi district court; the 1st party is the Jyotirlinga Vishveshwara i.e, Lord Shiva himself. The court-appointed advocate Vijay Shankar Rastogi as a friend of Lord Shiva.

The 2nd party is the Sunni Central Waqf Board, while the 3rd party is Anjuman Intejamia Masajid Committee.

The petition, filed by Deen Mohammad, asked the court to declare the entire Gyanvapi complex as the mosque land.

In 1937, the court rejected his claim but allowed Namaz at the disputed site. 

During the hearing of this case, the British officers had presented a map of the ancient Vishwanath temple built-in 1585.

According to the 2011 Census, there are currently more than 3 million temples in India. This includes all kinds of temples, small, big, new, and ancient, & of these more than 10,000 temples were damaged. Some of these were completely destroyed, mosques were constructed over them.

What’s interesting is that, according to Syed Shahabuddin, it is a violation of Islamic law as stated in the Hadith, which states it is haram to build on usurped sites .

《SAPTARISHI》


Saptarishi, meaning “seven sages” are actually Brahmarshis A Brahmarshi, a tatpurusha compound of brahma  is a member of the highest class of Rishis, especially those who are credited with the composition of the hymns collected in the Rigveda.


A Brahmarshi is a sage who has attained enlightenment and became a Jivanmukta by completely understanding the meaning of Brahman and has attained the highest divine knowledge, infinite knowledge and self knowledge called Brahmajnana  which means they have completely understood the meaning of Brahman. one cannot rise to the level of a Brahmarishi through merit alone, since the order was created divinely and is appointed by Lord Brahma.

 


When a Brahmarshi dies he attains Paramukti and frees himself from Samsara, the cycle of birth and ideath.


Saptarishi are extolled at many places in the Vedas and Hindu literature. The Vedic Samhitas never enumerate these rishis by name, though later Vedic texts such as the Brahmanas, Upanisads and purana do so. 

They are the seven mind-born sons of Lord Brahma who live for a period of time known as a manvantara (306,720,000 Earth Years). During this period of time, they serve as representatives of Brahma and at the end of a manvantara, the universe gets destroyed and Saptarishi merge in God and the task of filling the Earth is given to newly appointed Saptarishi. 

They bring down to the earth, the required knowledge and energies to strengthen the processes of transition (pralaya). They are naturally the most evolved ‘light beings’ in the creation and the guardians of the divine laws.


They have attained an exceedingly long lifespan due to their yogic power and by the power of their penance. The seven holy sages were assigned to be present through the four great ages, to guide the human race. 


The first group of Saptarishi had worked closely with the Adi Yogi or Shiva to maintain the balance on Earth.

All the Saptarishi are Brahmarishis. 

The present Saptarishis of Vyvasvata manvantara are differs from text to text. Probably because we have lost the original text.

According to Mahabharata, Shanti Parva 12.322.27 –

मरीचिरत्र्यङ्गिरसौ पुलस्त्यः पुलहः क्रतुः |

वसिष्ठश्च महातेजा एते चित्रशिखण्डिनः ||२७||


“The seven celebrated Rishis, Marichi, Atri, Angiras, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, and Vasishta of great energy, who came to be known by the name of Chitra-sikhandins”


Srimad Bhagavatam 8.13.5 gives different name of seven sages for Vaivasvara Manvantara-


कश्यपोऽत्रिर्वसिष्ठश्च विश्वामित्रोऽथ गौतमः| 

जमदग्निर्भरद्वाज इति सप्तर्षयः स्मृताः ॥ ८.१३.५ ॥ 


“Kaśyapa, Atri, Vasiṣṭha, Viśvāmitra, Gautama, Jamadagni and Bharadvāja are known as the seven sages.”


The Saptarshis of the Vaivasvata Manvantara (According to Brahma Purana) are-

(From Chapter 3, Manvantaras)

Atri, Vaśiṣṭa, Kaśyapa, Gautama, Bharadvāja, Viśvāmitra, Jamadagni


Brihadaranyaka Upanishad(2.2.4) acknowledge the names of seven rishis(or Saptarshis)


“These two (ears) are Gotama and Bharadvaja: this one is Gotama, and this one Bharadvaja: These two (eyes) are Visvamitra and Jamadagni: this one is Visvamitra, and this one Jamadagni. These two (nostrils) are Vasistha, and Kasyapa: this one is Vasistha, and this one Kasyapa: The tongue is Atri, for through the tongue food is eaten. ‘Atri’ is but this name ‘Atti’. He who knows it as such becomes the eater of all, and everything becomes his food”.


It also mentions names of Sapta rishis of Savarni Manvantara which will be the next Manvantara-


गालवो दीप्तिमान्रामो द्रोणपुत्रः कृपस्तथा| 

ऋष्यशृङ्गः पितास्माकं भगवान्बादरायणः ॥ ८.१३.१५ ॥ 

इमे सप्तर्षयस्तत्र भविष्यन्ति स्वयोगतः| 

इदानीमासते राजन्स्वे स्व आश्रममण्डले ॥ ८.१३.१६ ॥ 


“O King, during the eighth manvantara, the great personalities Gālava, Dīptimān, Paraśurāma, Aśvatthāmā, Kṛpācārya, Ṛṣyaśṛṅga and our father, Vyāsadeva, the incarnation of Nārāyaṇa, will be the seven sages. For the present, they are all residing in their respective āśramas.”

During onset of every Satya Yuga, Sapta Rishis come to earth and recount Dharma that is lost (by end of Kali Yuga all Dharma [hindu principles] will be lost.


This is mentioned in Chapter 31 Anusanga of Brahmanda Purana.

103-106-

Owing to the power of the inevitable future, the Krta Yuga set in. When the holy Krta Yuga began to function, the subjects pertaining to the Krta Yuga were born of those who survived from the Kali Yuga. Those Siddhas who remained then, began to move about invisibly. They established themselves there along with the seven sages.


These Saptarishi are so powerful that they are capable of defeating every weapon on earth, can forecast the future, and are not influenced by the circle of life and death. 

In ancient Indian astronomy, the constellation of the Big Dipper is called saptarishi, with the seven stars representing seven rishis. Please note that The Ursa Major, Big Bear and Saptarishi are one and the same.


INDIAN ASTRONOMY 

History of Indian astronomy has been stretched long from pre-historic times to modern time. Its evidences can be found in the dates of the period of Indus valley civilization(1500-500 BCE).

Later on it significantly influenced European, Chinese & Islamic astronomy.

One such concept discussed in Vedas is ‘Constellations’ also known as naksatras.

During the Vedic period, many astronomers observed the movements of Sun, stars and moon.

The observations of the sky was confined to 28 constellations (naksatras) & also the various phases of moon.

The Vedic concept of naksatras expresses a lunar Zodiac or system of lunar mansions. When Moon orbits around the Earth, it crosses of the Sun’s orbit on regular interval.

It occur nearlly 28 times(and somtimes 27 times). These cross-section of the orbit is known as Naksatra. So, a Naksatras is basically the section of the Sun’s path (or eliptic) through which moon passes while orbiting around the Earth.

Atharvaveda 19.8.1

यानि नक्षत्राणि दिव्यन्तरिक्षे अप्सु भूमौ यानि नगेषु दिक्षु І
प्रकल्पयंश्चन्द्रमा यान्येति सर्वाणि ममैतानि शिवानि सन्तु ІІ


वे सभी नक्षत्र हमे सुख प्रदान करने वाले है जो स्वर्ग, अंतरिक्ष, जल, पृथ्वी,पर्वतों और दिशाओं में दिखाई देते हैं तथा जिनको प्रदीप्त करता

हुआ चन्द्रमा प्रकट होता हैІ

Atharvaveda 19.8.2

अष्टाविंशानि शिवानि शग्मानि सह योगं भजंतु मे І
योगं प्र पद्ये क्षेमं प्र पद्ये योगं च नमोऽहोरात्राभ्यामस्तु ІІ

हम प्राप्त हुई वस्तुओं की रक्षा करने वाले हों तथा अहोरात्र के निमित्त नमन करते रहेंІ कृतिका आदिअठ्ठाईस

नक्षत्र हमारे लिए मंगलकारी तथा अभीष्ट प्रदाता हों ।नक्षत्रों का सहयोग हमारे लिए शुभ फलदायक हो

Names of some of lunar mansions have been mentioned in verses RigVeda too.

Besides of those names mentioned in RigVeda, name of 4 other lunar mansions are also mentioned in earlier

Atharvaveda. Although the names of

all the 28 constellations have been mentioned in later Atharvaveda.

Thread on Decoding ‘KAMASUTRA ‘

Kamasutra is a book written by Rishi Vātsyāyana in about 3rd century. It is famous for its erotic mentions and is considered as a controversial book.

1. Origin:

After creating the universe lord Brahma created a text, TRIVERG,which had 3 subjects- Dharma, Artha & Kama, for the well being of humans.


Rishi Manu used the subject dharma and created ‘Dharmshastra’, Viraspati used the subject artha and created ‘Arthshastra’ and shiva’s nandi used the subject kama and created, ‘Kamashastra’ which had a more than 1000 chapters.


Later, all the 3 shastras were simplified by various Rishi. Out of those Rishis, Vātsyāyana simplified the Kāmashastra and created kamasutra.

2. Is it a sex manual or pornography?

Well, Kamashastra has 7 chapters, in which only 20% of total text talks about sex, which I’ll explain later but, first lets come to the rest 80%-


A) first chapter, which is ‘Sadharanam’, focuses about, ‘What should be the AIMS OF THE LIFE OF A PERSON. It says, a person should first understand what his/her dharma is. Dharma doesn’t mean religion, it means ‘Righteousness duty’, which can be understood by taking education (vidya). 

When a person understood its dharma, He/she should starting making economy (Artha) by using dharma and education. A person having the knowledge of dhama and has a certain amount of economy, should only enter in GRIHASTH ASHRAM.



B) It talks about the personal care like nails should be cut, hair should be combed, body oder should be good etc.

C) It talks about the marriage, how to choose a suitable partner, responsibilities af a husband & wife.

How to behave with your partner

D) It talks about the responsibilities of a parent and friends in ones marriage. It also talks about that a person should make friends of opposite gender too.

E) It talks about lovers, idea of dating and support love marriage, even if 

the partner is of different varna, Even if parents are not ready.

F) it talks about others partner and hookups.

H) How a widow can be remarried.

G) it talks about the sex workers (vashya)

H) It talks about, sexual problems and its solutions & medical remedies.

In one line 60-65% of text, it focuses on the SECRETS behind a happy married life.

Now lets come to the rest 20%, As i have mentioned that it talks about the secrets behind a happy married life. Now we all know that sex plays an important role in a happy married life,

so it talks about, how to make your sexual life more enjoyable, pleasurable and long lasting. It talks about different kinds of hugs, kisses, scratching and bites. It talks about the 64 kinds of sexual positions and promises that these can fulfil every kind of sexual desire a person is having. There is nothing called “ASHLEEL” in it, All things have been explained very beautifully.



3. Why it was written?

For that lets go to the 1st or 2nd centuries, then we were a country who has no fear of getting judged by Whatever we do then, we considered

it as a part of our life. Sex was not a taboo, kaamshastra were taught in Gurukul. People were free to make friends of other gender. Kaama was considered as the 4th pillar of hinduism. So, someone wrote a book about it.

4. Then how it became a taboo?

In 18th century kamasutra was translated in english and it created a controversy in Britain. It is said that, each chapters of kamasutra were sold in upto 100 pounds. Why? Because then, in christianity sex was considered as a taboo. In catholic church it was believed that 

if you are a spiritual person, you have to give up sex and even thinking about it was assumed as crime. They banned this book in Britain till 1883 and researched about it. In the meanwhile our gurukuls were broken, and they started preaching that sex is a

private and a sinful thing. Slowly, due to the lack of proper sex education we started believing that.

What is the controversial part of kamasutra?

Well, I personally find 5th chapter a lil controversial as it talks about the others wives and husbands, and how

to attract them despite of being married. But when I went deeper, I understood that it was like Arthshastra, written by chankya. Have you read it? Nevertheless, I’ll make a video on that too. In Arthshastra chanakya talks abut saam daam dand bhed and how to expand your kingdom.

How to win some kingdom with diplomacy by using money or power. In the same way Vātsyāyana have mentioned how to use sex to defeat your enemy or how you can ruin others relationships. It also make you understand that why and how a husband or wife becames a cheater or how you can

make people cheat their partners for your own benefit .

Also in 6th chapter, he talks about How a vaishya should make more money using sex. How she should behave with her customers etc.

Many people don’t understand these things and start looking it as “our “sanskaar”.

They forget that Vātsyāyana has mentioned several times that the relationship of a husband and wife is the most superior one, and any kind of relationship apart from that is not justified by him.Also they are not ready to accept that all kinds of people use to live in our society

since ancient time. Good people, bad people, thives, spies, vaishyas etc who used money, sex and power to fulfil their desires. They think that only good sanskari people were there in ancient india.

Also, some people considered kamasutra as a conspiracy of foreigners.

For them I want to say- We are the only fools who dont want to take credits for our own creativity and knowledge. Come on, someone very intelligent gave us tips about love making, relationship advices, art of love in 3rd century, when European were living like a dead and you are

defaming it just to run your agenda.

For more detailed analysis on kamasutra. Please watch my video and guys subscribe it as i will be writing less thread and doing more videos on “Hathyogi Speaks”

Journey of NAGA SADHU 

यह सफ़र इतनी असहनीय, श्रमसाध्य, कठोर और कठिन है कि भौतिक व्यक्ति का नागा साधु बनना लगभग असंभव है। दुनिया भर में प्रशिक्षण प्राप्त करने वाली सेना नागा साधुओं के प्रशिक्षण और योगिक प्रक्रिया से प्रेरित है, लेकिन फिर भी इसकी तुलना उन असहनीय परिस्थितियों से

नहीं की जा सकती जिनसे नागा साधु को गुजरना पड़ता है। यह 2 या 3 साल का व्यायाम नहीं है, लेकिन कम से कम एक दशक लगता है, कुछ मामलों में नागा साधु बनने में 20 से 30 साल लगते हैं। आइए एक नागा साधु को नागा पद प्राप्त करने से पहले गहन प्रक्रिया की जाँच करें:

जांच: जब भी कोई व्यक्ति अपने जीवन को नागा के रूप में आगे बढ़ाने में रुचि दिखाता है। अखाडा उसे आसानी से अंदर आने नहीं देता।अखाडा उचित परिश्रम के साथ उस व्यक्ति की पृष्ठभूमि की जांच करता है। यह सुनिश्चित करने के बाद कि वह व्यक्ति अपना जीवन बदलने का इच्छुक है, उसे अखाड़े में प्रवेश

होने देता है।
बाद में, व्यक्ति को ब्रह्मचर्य प्राप्त करने की अपनी क्षमता निर्धारित करने के लिए परीक्षणों की एक श्रृंखला से गुजरना पड़ता है – इस परीक्षण की अवधि 6 महीने से 12 वर्ष तक। मूल्यांकन के बाद, व्यक्ति को प्रशिक्षण के अगले स्तर की अनुमति दी जाती है।

महापुरुष: ब्रह्मचर्य की परीक्षा पास करने के बाद, व्यक्ति को महापुरुष बनाने के लिए अगले स्तर पर लाया जाता है। इस स्तर पर, साधक के पास 5 गुरु हैं। ये गुरु हैं पंच परमेश्वर (शिव,विष्णु, शक्ति,सूर्य और गणेश)। साधक को राख, रुद्राक्ष और अन्य आध्यात्मिक चीजें दी जाती हैं।

अवधूत: महापुरुष बनने के बाद साधक को अवधूत बनाया जाता है। अवधूत एक ऐसे मुकाम पर पहुंच रहे हैं, जो सभी सांसारिक आसक्तियों और चिंताओं से परे है।

मुंडन- बालों को साधक के सिर से हटा दिया जाता है। मुंडन के बाद, उसे वैदिक संस्कारों का पालन करते हुए खुद का पिंड दान करना होता है।

साधक को परिवार और दुनिया के लिए मृत माना जाता है। नागा की एकमात्र जिम्मेदारी अब सनातन धर्म और वैदिक परंपरा की रक्षा करना है।

फलस का नष्ट होना: यह एक यातनापूर्ण और असहनीय अवस्था है। इस प्रक्रिया में, अखाड़े के झंडे के नीचे नागा को 24 घंटे तक बिना भोजन के खड़ा रहना पड़ता है,

इन सभी घंटों के लिए उसके कंधे पर एक डंडा रखा जाता है और पानी के घड़े लटकाए जातें है।अखाडा के सदस्य नागाओं पर नजर रखते हैं, जबकि वह इस कठिन अभ्यास का अभ्यास करते हैं ताकि उनका फाल्स कमजोर हो जाए और इससे कामेच्छा पूरी तरह नष्ट हो जाए। अंत में, वैदिक मंत्रों के साथ धीरे-धीरे फल्लस

को पीटा जाता है, इससे फालूस निष्क्रिय हो जाता है। सभी गतिविधियाँ सनातन धर्म और भारत के लिए नागा को योद्दा (राजकुमारी) बनाने के लिए अखाडा भगवा ध्वज के तहत आयोजित की जाती हैं। यह अंतिम चरण है, अब साधक पूर्ण नागा है।

सवाल ये उठता है की इतनी कड़ी तपस्या क्यूँ? इसका एकमात्र

कारण है – मोक्ष की प्राप्ति। नागासाधु का मानना है कि इंसान संसार के मोह में पड़ कर कर्म करता है , तो जला डालो सारे कर्मों को। जो कुछ भी सुख दे शरीर को त्याग दो।कुछ ऐसा मत करो जिससे शरीर के लिए या किसी भी चीज़ के लिए मोह जन्मे। ये सोचकर की सायद इससे मोक्ष की प्राप्ति हो सके।

नागा साधु 

नागा साधु- धर्म और शौर्य के प्रतीक ।
संस्कृत में नागा का अर्थ पहाड़ होता है,और पहाड़ों के आसपास रहने वाले लोग पहाड़ी या नागा के नाम से जाने जाते हैं। नागा साधु हठयोग के सबसे अछे उदाहरण हैं।

नागा साधुओं का इतिहास बहुत पुराना है, इनके निशान मोहनजो-दड़ो के सिक्कों और

चित्रों में पाए जाते हैं जहाँ नागा साधुओं को पशुपतिनाथ रूप में भगवान शिव की पूजा करते हुए दिखाया गया है। भारत में रहने के दौरान एलेक्जेंडर और उनके सैनिक नागा साधुओं से भी मिले।

नागा स्थिति को प्राप्त करने की प्रक्रिया बहुत कठिन है और अभ्यास इतना कठिन है कि इसकी तुलना दुनिया भर में किसी भी सेना की सबसे कड़ी ट्रेनिंग से भी नहीं की जा सकती है।

प्राचीन काल के दौरान, नागा साधुओं को वैदिक-विरोधी आक्रमणकारियों से बुरी तरह से लड़ने के लिए सिखाया जाता था। नागा साधु मंदिरों और मठों की रक्षा करने के लिए तालवृक्ष, त्रिशूल, गदा, तेज दनुश और शस्त्र कौशल से लैस थे।

कई लोग मानते हैं की आदी शंकराचार्य ने युवा साधुओं पर जोर दिया कि वे सैनिक की तरह प्रशिक्षण लें। इसके लिए ऐसे मठ स्थापित किए गए, जहां सैन्य प्रशिक्षण दिया जाने लगा, ऐसे मठों को अखाड़ा कहा जाने लगा। शंकराचार्य ने अखाड़ों को सुझाव दिया कि

मठ, मंदिरों और श्रद्धालुओं की रक्षा के लिए जरूरत पडऩे पर शक्ति का प्रयोग करें। कालांतर में कई और अखाड़े अस्तित्व में आए।

इस तरह बाहरी आक्रमणों के उस दौर में इन अखाड़ों ने एक सुरक्षा कवच का काम किया। अखाड़ों का इतिहास वीरता से भरा है।

समय-समय पर अखाड़ों ने मुगलों और अंग्रेजों से मोर्चा लेने के लिए शस्त्र उठाया था। इन्होंने कभी जोधपुर को बाहरी आतंकियो से बचाया तो कभी 
अहमदशाह अब्दाली और औरंगज़ेब को हराया, तो कभी अंग्रेज़ जासूसों को मज़ा चखाया। औरंगज़ेब तो इनकी ताक़त देख के मंदिरो को तोड़ना बंद ही कर दिया था।

यही नहीं, नागा साधुओं ने भारत के स्वतंत्रता आंदोलन में बहुत महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाई।

1920 में, गांधी ने उनकी मदद मांगी।तब इन्होंने ही ग्रामीण भारत के आम लोगों के बीच आग की तरह स्वतंत्रता आंदोलन का प्रसार किया। ग्रामीण लोग इन साधुओं को बहुत सम्मान के साथ मानते थे।

स्वतंत्रता के बाद,ऐसा माना जाता है की इन्होंने शस्त्र त्याग दिए और अब सिर्फ़ कुम्भ के समय ही इनके दर्शन हो पाते है । 

आज हालत ऐसे है की इनके अखाड़ों के साधुओं पर हमले हो रहे, इन्हें मारा जा रहा। 

जिनकी मिसालें दी जानी चाहिए,उनपे सियासत खेल कर इनकी तपस्या का मज़ाक़ बनाया जा रहा।

नागासाधु बनने के लिए निम्न प्रतिज्ञाएँ लेनी पड़ती है-

1) मजबूत ब्रह्मचर्य और तपस्या: एक व्यक्ति जो नागा साधु बनने में रुचि रखता है, उसे अपनी वासना,भावनाओं पर पूरा नियंत्रण होना चाहिए। ब्रह्मचर्य का पालन केवल भौतिक शरीर तक ही सीमित नहीं है बल्कि नैतिक मूल्यों पर भी आधारित है।

2) भगवान, लोगों और देश के लिए सेवा: एक व्यक्ति जो अपनी इंद्रियों पर नियंत्रण प्राप्त करता है, उसका कोई फायदा नहीं है अगर वह भगवान, लोगों और देश से प्यार नहीं करता है। नागासाधु को ये मानकर इनकी सेवा करनी होती है।

3) अंतिम संस्कार: परिवार और समाज के लिए खुद को मृत मानते हुए

अपना अंतिम संस्कार करना बहुत ज़रूरी है। यह नागाओं की एक नई दुनिया में एक व्यक्ति के नए जन्म की तरह है। अंतिम संस्कार, पिंडदान और श्राद्ध व्यक्ति द्वारा स्वयं किए जाते हैं, परिवार के सदस्यों और दोस्तों के साथ उसके संबंध को त्यागते हैं। इसके बाद, गुरु उसे नया नाम और पहचान देता है।

4) वस्त्र त्याग: नागा साधु कपड़े नहीं पहन सकते।एक नागा साधु अपने शरीर को सजाने के लिए सांसारिक चीजों का उपयोग नहीं कर सकता है,वह केवल अपने शरीर को राख से रगड़ सकता है,जो उसका एकमात्र श्रृंगार है।

5) रुद्राक्ष धारण करना: एक नागा को अपनी गर्दन पर रुद्राक्ष माला पहननी होती है।

6) एक बार भोजन: एक नागा साधु दिन में केवल एक बार भोजन कर सकता है।नागा साधु भोजन के लिए अधिकतम सात घरों में भिक्षा ले सकते हैं, यदि इन सात घरों में से किसी में भी उन्हें भोजन नहीं दिया जाता है तो उन्हें दिन के लिए भूखा रहना पड़ता है।

7) धरती पर सोना: एक नागा केवल धरती पर ही सो सकता है,वह सोने के लिए खाट,पलंग या छटाई का इस्तेमाल नहीं कर सकता।हर नागा साधु को इस शर्त का पालन करना होता है।

8) गुरु मंत्र: दीक्षा प्राप्त करने के बाद, गुरु नागा को एक मंत्र देता है।उनका पूरा जीवन इस गुरुमंत्र के इर्द-गिर्द घूमता है।

उसे पूरी तरह से गुरु पर भरोसा करना चाहिए और उसे दिए गए मंत्र के साथ तपस्या करनी चाहिए।

9) एकांत जीवन: एक नागा साधु शहरों या घनी आबादी वाले शहरों में नहीं रह सकता है। उसे उन जगहों पर शरण लेनी होगी जो आम लोगों से बहुत दूर है 

Gold Mines 

We Indians are crazy about gold, specially girls. What if I told you our scientists have discovered a totally new kind of gold.

Scientists of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research has prepared a new material and named it as BLACK GOLD.

International media is covering it as key to future Before discussing about black gold, I will brief you a lil about nanotechnology. It has been seen that if we bring any material to a size of 10^-9 m to 10^-7 m, the properties of that material changes.

Any application which is drawn from that is called nanotechnology.

we all know that despite of being a very good conductor, gold doesn’t have a tendency to absorb or store heat.

Now what scientists did, is truly amazing. They used gold nanoparticles and rearranged its size and

gaps between them and found a new material which has unique properties such as capacity to absorb light and carbon dioxide. Gold does not have these properties, therefore ‘black gold’ is being called a new material. In appearance it is black, hence the name ‘black gold.

One of the most fascinating properties of the black gold is its ability to absorb the entire visible and near-infrared region of solar light. It does so because of inter-particle plasmonic coupling as well as heterogeneity in nanoparticle size. Black gold could also act as a

catalyst and could convert carbon dioxide into methane at atmospheric pressure and temperature using solar energy.

Just imagine If we develop an artificial tree with leaves made out of back gold, it can perform artificial photosynthesis, capturing carbon dioxide and converting

it into fuel and other useful chemicals. Truly amazing, I guess.

But thats not it, when researchers dispersed it into water and exposed the solution to light for one hour and the temperature of the solution was measured. The temperature of the solution with pure silica spheres

rose to 38 degrees while the ones with different concentrations of black gold rose to 67 to 88 degrees. The maximum increase in temperature was attributed creation of thermal hotspots due to the heterogeneity of the particle sizes as well as optimum inter- particle coupling.

In short, it can give us pollution free fuel ( methane), a pollution free environment by absorbing CO2, A solution to global warming, by absorbing heat it can reduce green house effects and a source to use solar energy more effectively. 

1996: सरकार और मीडिया का साधुओं के प्रति चरित्र ।

 1966 में लोकसभा चुनाव से पहले, इंदिरा गांधी ने चुनाव जीतने के लिए दो हिंदू संत, स्वामी करपात्री जी और आचार्य विनोबा भावे, का आशीर्वाद मांगा

Imageउन्होंने गाय और अन्य मवेशियों के संरक्षण के लिए अनुच्छेद 48 में भारतीय संविधान में निहित सिद्धांतों को लागू करने की शर्त पर इंदिरा गांधी को सफलता के लिए आशीर्वाद दिया।इंदिरा गांधी ने अपनी चुनावी रणनीति में मुख्य प्रचार बिंदुओं में से एक के रूप में गोहत्या प्रतिबंध को रखा।

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इसके कारण उन्हें हिंदू समूहों से बड़े पैमाने पर समर्थन मिला।अपनी जीत के बाद, इंदिरा हिंदू संतों से अपना वादा निभाने में विफल रहीं और गोहत्या पर प्रतिबंध लगाने के लिए हिंदू संगठनों की बार-बार की गई दलीलों को नजरअंदाज किया। उस समय प्रतिदिन लगभग 15,000 गायों का वध किया जाता था।

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हताश हो कर, 7 नवंबर, 1966 को, जिसे गोपाष्टमी दिवस के भी नाम से जाना जाता है और हिंदू कैलेंडर के अनुसार गाय की पूजा करने के लिए सबसे पवित्र दिन माना जाता है, हिंदू संतों और गौ रक्षकों की भारी भीड़ ने गोहत्या पर प्रतिबंध लगाने की मांग के लिए संसद के सामने धरना दिया।Image

कई हिंदू संतों ने उपवास किया और शांतिपूर्ण विरोध किया। आधिकारिक संख्या यह है कि 10,000 प्रदर्शनकारी एकत्र हुए, लेकिन अनौपचारिक संख्या में कहा गया कि 3-7 लाख भारतीय संसद के बाहर एकत्र हुए थे।

साधुओं की संख्या से घबरा कर सरकार ने उन निहत्थे साधुओं को गोली मारने का आदेश दे दिया।Image

तब पुलिस ने भीड़ पर गोलियां चलाईं, जिससे साधुओं की अंधाधुंध हत्या हुई।

इसके बाद, 48 घंटे का कर्फ्यू लगाया गया। उन 48 घंटो में क्या कुछ हुआ, आज तक ठीक से पता ना चला। 

पहले ख़बर ये आई की विरोध में 5000 से अधिक हिंदुओं का बेरहमी से कत्ल किया गया था, और कई अन्य घायल हुए थे।Image

शवों को तुरंत हटा दिया गया और फेंक दिया गया या आग में डाल दिया गया।
पर बाद में यह अनुमान लगाया गया कि 375 हिंदू मारे गए थे।अगर कुछ लोगों की माने तो सरकार ने दिल्ली के बाहरी इलाके में नरसंहार के सभी चश्मदीदों को हटाने के लिए अनुमानित 5000 बसों और सैन्य ट्रकों को तैनात किया,Image

ताकि नरसंहार की खबरें ना शामिल हों, और आसानी से उपलब्ध जानकारी का कोई स्रोत ना रहे। सरकार ने पत्रकारों और मीडिया के आउटलेट को इस घटना की कोई भी खबर प्रकाशित करने की अनुमति नहीं दी। एक पत्रकार, मन मोहन शर्मा ने फिर भी बाद में एक बयान दिया कि नरसंहार के सबूत भी सरकार द्वारा नष्टImage

कर दिए गए थे। सरकार ने मीडिया को स्पष्ट रूप से आदेश दिया था कि किसी भी व्यक्तिगत रिपोर्टिंग की अनुमति नहीं थी, और सरकार द्वारा केवल प्रेस विज्ञप्ति को प्रकाशित किया जाना था। 

घटनास्थल पर मौजूद तब के एक साधु ने एक इंटर्व्यू में कहा था की-Image

”बड़ी त्रासदी हो गई थी और सरकार के लिए इसे दबाना जरूरी था। ट्रक बुलाकर मृत, घायल, जिंदा-सभी को उसमें ठूंसा जाने लगा। जिन घायलों के बचने की संभावना थी, उनकी भी ट्रक में लाशों के नीचे दबकर मौत हो गई। हमें आखिरी समय तक पता ही नहीं चला कि सरकार ने उन लाशों को कहां ले जाकर फूंकImage

डाला या जमीन में दबा डाला। पूरे शहर में कफ्र्यू लागू कर दिया गया और संतों को तिहाड़ जेल में ठूंस दिया गया। केवल शंकराचार्य को छोड़ कर अन्य सभी संतों को तिहाड़ जेल में डाल दिया गया। करपात्री जी महाराज ने जेल से ही सत्याग्रह शुरू कर दिया। जेल उनके ओजस्वी भाषणों से गूंजने लगा।Image

उस समय जेल में करीब 50 हजार लोगों को ठूंसा गया था।”

लेकिन आज इस घटना को मीडिया के माध्यम से संसद भवन पर किए गए पहले हमले के रूप में जाना जाता है। 

दुख की बात ये है कि 54 साल बाद भी ना तो उन साधुओं को इंसाफ़ मिला ना ही अनुच्छेद 48 केंद्र में लागू है ।Image

Manusmriti – & its controversies 

NOTE- whatever, I’m writing is based on my understanding of manusmriti. My intention is not to hurt you.

What is Manu Smriti.
It is a book based on the lesson given by Manu to rishis.

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Many people would be aware that Manu, like Indra, is not the name of a person but a title that is passed on to different people from time to time (to be specific, after a Manvantar). To know more about time and manvantar, please read my following thread-Image

2. Many people claim that manusmriti is responsible for spreading casteism, that too based on ‘by birth’.

Well, if you look into the smaller picture and with closed mindset, yes it talks about the varna system, which many people interpret as caste system. 

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But,

In the bigger picture, it talks only about the varna system that too based on your karma (work)
And following verse from manusmriti proves it.

Manusmriti chapter 1, shloka 21—Image

3. Leftist will tell you the following shloka where it states that Brahma, gave birth to the Brahmins from his mouth, the Kshatriyas from his shoulders, the Vaishyas from his thighs and Shudras from his feet. But they forgot to mention the whole meaning of chapter 1, shloka- 31—Image

So, its clear that “for the welfare of the society the varna was created.”

Before proceeding further, we must understand the meaning of following shloka taken from Skanda Purana Vol.18 Book VI , Nagar Kanda , Chapter 239 , Verse 31-34—Image

4. People complain about the duties given to brahman, kshtriya, vaisy & shudra, which is mentioned in manusmriti chapter 1, shloka 91, which states that the work of shudra is to serve all the 3 varna—-Image

Now, to understand this, let us suppose that you own a company. You’ll hire mainly 3 kind of employees-

1Workers- they will do the job

2. Managers- they will assist the workers

3. guards- they will serve all the above 2 sections.

Similarly, the varna system was based on.Image

5. Leftist states that a shudra was meant to be punished harshly for his/her mistakes, but manusmriti chapter 8, shloka 336-337 states that “A brahman should be 128 times more guilty than the shudra for the same mistake which means more punishment should be given to brahman—Image

6. Leftist claim that, ‘A person who is born as shudra will be shudra throughout the life but, manusmriti clearly states that a person may get higher varna based on his karma & vice-versa. Chapter 9 verse 334 and chapter 10 verse 64—ImageImage

So, I guess now its clear that varna was based on karma, it was flexible. 

3 questions-

1. How varna system became the caste system, that too by birth?
2. Was manusmriti ever imposed on the society 
3. Should it be imposed in today’s world? 

According to Wikipedia, manusmriti was one of the first Sanskrit texts to have been translated into English in 1794, by Sir William Jones,and was used to formulate the Hindu law by the British govt. 

Many claim that British thought that like sariya, hindu too have book of law.Image

According to a report of the hindu- “About 200 years ago, the British rulers were said to have found that in Indian villages every man, woman and child knew how to read, write and do arithmetic. That surveys lies in an observation made by William Adam.Image

In his first report, he observed that there exist about 1,00,000 village schools in Bengal and Bihar around the 1830s.” 

It is clear that even villagers were educated. In other words, it is a tight slap to those who have spread the myth that “shudra were not allowed to study”.Image

The problem started when britishers closed our gurukuls and started their own education system. This was the time when caste was clearly mentioned and highlighted in the form. Eventually this made varna, as caste system, a permanent identity for the people.Image

Even Shashi Tharoor, during the launch of his book, an era of darkness states that British responsible for giving a final shape to the caste system. He said, “We had castes, we did not have the caste system. The British were the ones who had actually codified, entrenched andImage

classified our country and our people in the way that we have since then started self-defining ourselves in ways that the British did for us.”
He further said, “Caste had been much fuzzier, a much more fungible identity in the past.Image

In my opinion, It is true that we cannot import all of the original verses of Maharishi Manu to our contemporary pluralistic society (founded on democratic principles). However, there is much within “Manu Smriti” which can be studied and emulated.Image

Evidences of shree Ram and Ramayana 

On 12 September 2007, congress said in SUPREME COURT that there is no HISTORICAL evidences of Shree Ram and said, ‘Ram is a MYTHICAL character.


Really? Have a look-

1. There is government committee in Sri lanka named “Ramayana research committee” whose chairmen is Ashok kainth, and was formed to research specifically about ramayana. They claim that have found-

a) lord Hanuman footprints in Andhra pradesh and srilanka.

Similar foot prints have been found through out the asia.

b) In Ramayan, it is mentioned that the Ram Setu was built by Stones and these stone starts Floating on water by touch of Nala & Neel. Some such stones were scattered at Rameswaram during the Tsunami, these stones still

float on water. Many Geologist says RAMA Setu is built by natural process but failed to Provide enough proofs.

c) they have found Ashok Vatika in Sri Lanka. It was the location where Sita was held captive by Ravana after her abduction. It was destroyed by Hanuman, when he first

visited Lanka, searching for Sita. Its present location is believed to be the Hakgala Botanical Garden, the area is known as Seetha Eliya.

d) This committee also claim that they have found the the Ravan Palace between many tunnels.

These tunnels prove beyond doubt the architectural brilliance of King Ravana. These tunnels served as a quick means of transport through the hills and also as a secret passage and networked all the important cities, airports and dairy farms. A close look at these tunnels

indicates that they are man-made and not natural formations. This Buddhist shrine at Kalutara was where once King Ravana’s palace and a tunnel existed.

2. Cobra Hooded Cave , Sigiriya- There is a distinct link between Sita and the cave and it the following is inscribed,

‘Parumaka naguliya lene’. It would have been inscribed after Rawana’s period but positively it has a connection to Sita’s stay in this cave, as the word ‘naguliya’ refers to Sita.

3. Ritigala in the Anuradhapura District, it connects to Ramayana where Hanuman is sent to the Himalayas to fetch medicinal herb to treat the injured Lakshmana. However, the mountain fragment slipped and fell while Hanuman was over Lanka, and it broke into pieces. These landed in different locations, one of which was Ritigala. This mountain of mystery is said to have most rare medicinal herbs and plants from Himalayas on its summit.


4. In Valmiki’s version of Ramayana, he indicates how hot-springs were built by Ravana to supply naturally hot water in Lanka. These natural hot springs are an integral part of Sri Lanka even today.

5. In search of Seeta, Vanaras went to the east. Sugreeve told them to search for Seeta to the end of the east, which is demarcated by a golden, three branched, Tala tree, which shines from the top to bottom, carved on Uday Mountain. Kishkindha 40/53,54 describes this

Tala tree having three branches. Valmiki wrote this true fact around 5000 years BC, and after 1965 AD such a three branched tree was discovered in the South America, on an offshoot of Mount Andes, near the Bay of Pisco. It is 820 feet tall, has three branches and it glitters like

gold, when seen from the sky. Does this discovery not prove the Ramayana, authored by Valmiki, as true history? 

6. Presence of ram setu- NASA shared some images of adam’s bridge claiming that it was man made but later they denied it. Few months later it was shown on

discovery channel that it was man made and said to 1.73 million years old. However, research is still going on.

7. Valimiki has given 73 ancestors of Rama and recorded which Prince married which princess. The ancestry of Rama and Seeta both is recorded by Valmiki. It is not so in case of Jesus and Paigambar.

Apart from these proofs, ASI research team in chitrakut, sitamadhi have many proofs that ram sita n laxam stayed there, herbs which can be found on Himalayas only are also found in sri lanka etc.

But, still they point fingers on us wearing a mask of fake secularism. It took 70 years to claim our rights to built one temple. No body asks why kawa is built? What is the proof of its history.