Why Indian Media Is Biased Against Hindutva

First of all I want to clarify that Hindutva does not have any ideology of fascism nor does it work to surpass the fundamental rights of minorities. Hindutva is also neither communal nor it wants to divide India. There are many people who misunderstood Hindutva because of secular parties and secular media. They pick small issues and make them bigger to show their secular image in front of public. Such pity thinkers are none other than pseudo seculars. Let me explain you why they are like this.

Why Indian Media Is Biased Against Hindutva

Pseudo secular political parties such as Samajwadi Party (SP), Tamil Maanila Katchi (TMK), Trinamool Congress (TMC) and of course Congress always speak against the majority community. They do so simply to create sympathy in the heart of minorities and make them feel secure. This vote bank politics has done no good to India and will never do in future.

Secular Media:

Similar to secular political parties, media also wakes up when it comes to minorities. If majority community faces the same problem, media has nothing to attract people. Its good example was seen in the “Ghar Wapsi” (Return Home) programme in Agra conducted by the Dharam Jagran Samiti (DJS) in Uttar Pradesh, wherein Muslims have been converted back to Hinduism. All media channels made it the prime news. However when Muslim and Christian missionaries convert Hindus into their respective religions, media has no time to cover that news.

Indian society and Anti-Hindu media are reluctant to accept the truth. Even they are biased toward majority community. Many minority organizations and media people act like Hindu nationalist non-governmental organizations are at par to terrorist groups. In reality there is a big difference among Hindu nationalist non-governmental organizations like Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bajrang Dal, and terrorist groups like Taliban and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The mainstream media should learn how to equality treat every national issue before pointing fingers on such non-violence Hindu organizations. Volunteers of Hindutva are modern minded and liberal. It’s not justifiable to compare them with those who are living in dark ages and spreading terrorism.

Since Indian National Congress (INC) ruled India for many years after independence, their policy remained to appease minorities and create their vote bank. Many laws have been made to appease the minority communities like special minority laws and reservations. This lead to slow growth rate in Indian economy and made our competitor nations like China develop far beyond.

Pseudo secularism is still widespread in Indian politics that lures paid media to speak against Hindutva. But slowly and gradually social media and other advanced sources of information are educating citizens to know the reality behind this pseudo secularism. This has made the life of corrupt politicians hard to survive in a civilized society.

How Religious Teaching Is Harmful for Kids?

Religious scriptures had been written in ancient times when there was no internet, media, telephone or any other indication of advanced technology. That era was none other than an illiteracy and superstitious period. A few men got together and wrote religious books that made take nowhere. Children are the new hope of every society. They are the future and their grooming decides how they will become. If they are forcefully put down by force to thoroughly study about old religious textures, their thinking will tend to become like ancient people.

Why Not Change With Time:

Change is a part of life and now it’s time for religions to make some important amendments. The religious teaching needs to be changed and bad practices should be removed from all the religions. This will revive the religions only and devotees will also become keen to know more about their respective religions.

Restriction of Faith:

The word ‘restriction’ creates so many doubts in my mind because God never says to discriminate people on the basis of religion, cast, creed, or skin color. Still many religious textures ask to do respective activities or not to follow religious textures or rituals of other religions. Is any religion is so weak that it will lose its faith if the mentioned restrictions are not followed? I don’t agree with this. Kids are taught to do or not to do certain things mentioned on religious books. If such activities are related to good or bad, it’s ok but if they bound anyone to not follow his/her normal wishes, there is some problem in the religion.

No Freedom of Speech:

New generation is a hope to come up with some fresh ideas that will help us make a better world to live in. Religious textures do not provide freedom of speech and restrict on certain grounds. In order to come up with new inventions, it is important to have freedom to express yourself. Young boys and girls should have freedom to say whatever they want and let them come out with some great stuff.

Terror In The Name of Religion:

In many religious schools terror training is also given. This impacts not only the mindset of young ones but also transform their lives into terrorism. From the early childhood they stay in touch with terrorists who teach them bad practices. Teaching of such terrorist activities cannot do any good to religion. Moreover, such types of acts in the name of religion blame that particular religion.

Takes Many Lives:

Killing of innocents in the name of religion is very common these days. Riots disturb people and even many of them get killed by extremists. And those who speak against religions suffer from the backlash in society. Genocide also happens in riots and many minority community people lose their lives.

Amazing Facts About Ram Setu: A Complete Guide

Historically the construction of Ram Setu is very popular in Hinduism. Made by monkeys, the Ram Setu still exists between the sea border of India and Sri Lanka. It can be seen and experienced by visiting the southernmost corner of India. Beautifully constructed Ram bridge is very popular in Ramayana.

Adam’s Bridge is also called as Rama Setu or Rama’s Bridge. Lord Shri Ram’s Vanara Sena, which was an army of monkeys constructed the Ramsetu according to Ramayana. The Adams Bridge has various limestone shoals in the middle of Pamban Island, which is also called as Rameswaram Island. It is situated in the southeastern coast of India (Tamil Nadu) and Sri Lanka’s northwestern coast.

As per the Hindu mythology, it was constructed when Ravana took Sita Mata to Sri Lanka, forcefully. And Shri Ram’s Setu became a path to reach Sri Lanka. Apart from Hanuman, no other human being, monkeys and others could fly in air. Thus, it became necessary to make a way to cross the large ocean to reach the other side. Shri Ram signed each stone from his name and monkeys put down all the stones in the sea. Due to the lord Ram’s grace, no stone sank inside the water.

Amazing Facts About Ram Setu A Complete Guide

Ram Setu: Constructed in Treta Yuga for A Great Battle

A long time back, during Treta Yuga, a great battle happened on the earth between the force of truth and the force of evil. During that point of time, each varana (ape man) worked hard to build the vast ram bridge. At the end, the victory of truth over evil occurred with the help of Ram Sethu.

If the bridge was not constructed, it might be a really tough task to reach Sri Lanka with a huge army of monkeys.

Floating Stones Over The Sea: Ram Setu Bridge

Reader may recall the controversy over the Shri Ram Setu (Adam’s Bridge) which was constructed by Lord Ram between India and Sri Lanka. There is also a strong belief that Hanuman with an army of monkeys brought a few floating stones and used them for constructing this bridge.

It is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana about Rama Sethu. The detailed information of such types of floating stones is given in the Tulsidas’ Ramayana. Hanuman wrote “Shri Ram” on each stone. It was believed that with the grace of Shri Ram, even stones attained the salvation. A few scientists also said that the nature of such types of stones was floating. It means that they can float anyways. But nothing is yet proved by them.

Shri Ram Prayed to Construct Ram Setu

When the army of monkeys came across to the huge sea, they were not expecting to cross it. Then Shri Ram prayed to the sea guard for seven days and seven nights. After that, the sea guard appeared and said to write “Shri Ram” on stones and they will not sink in the water. Thereafter, Hanuman with monkeys started the bridge construction and successfully completed the task.

12 Common Misconceptions About Hinduism

Hinduism is the oldest religion on earth. Ancient proofs of Hinduism still exist to the time when other religions were not in practice. The religion has billions of followers throughout the world. But other religious people have lots of misunderstanding about Hinduism. I am just trying to tell you the truth of Hinduism and Hindus in current era.

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Religion Is Called Hinduism: The first and foremost thing is that the real name of Hinduism is Sanatana Dharm. The term Hinduism was derived from Persians who connected it from Indus River. Though modern Indians have adopted Hinduism as their religion, the term came from the West.

Hindus Are Polytheistic and Believe in Millions of Gods and Goddesses: Hindus have too many gods that differ from one area to another. Polytheism tells that can be many gods but monotheism teaches that there is only one god. Hinduism is based on polytheism with millions of deities. Hindus believe that God can be different for different individuals as God is complex to understand for everyone.

All Hindus Are Vegetarian: Hinduism teaches to stay vegetarian for a healthy life. Many Hindus are vegetarian but not all. Around 70% Hindus eat non-vegetarian food.

Organized Religion: Religions like Islam and Christianity were spread by missionaries but nobody did the same thing in Hinduism. Hinduism was not in force conversion. The origin of Hinduism is not specified. The Hindu practices developed around 500–300 BC and still followed religiously.

Caste Discrimination: Hinduism does not have any caste system. People have themselves formed groups and divided them into different castes. Hinduism never tells anyone to discriminate one person to another, it’s people who do it.

Idol Worship: It is a common misperception that Hindus worship idols. In fact Hinduism tells that God exists in everything. Idol worship is just a part of the religion. Hindus believe that even a stone has God and the almighty can be found anywhere.

Cow Worship: Hindus don’t worship cows, instead they give respect and honor the animal for its calm and gentle behaviour. They give food, water to the cows and also care for them.

Only Married Women Can Have Bindis: Wearing bindi on forehead does not mean the wearer is married. Unmarried girls can also have bindi on their forehead. Bindi is just for makeover should not be considered as marital status.

Hinduism Is Older Than Judaism: Hinduism came in picture in AD 1800 but Judaism was originated around 1500 BC. Though there is no fix inception date of both religions, Judaism is commonly considered as the oldest religion.

Bhagavad Gita Is Hindu Bible: Bhagavad Gita is a well-organized Hindu texts but it is not Hindu Bible. The sacred texts tell about the truth of life and life cycle. It has no link with Bible.

Women Not Treated Equally: There are some areas wherein women face issues with equal rights, but it is not due to Hinduism. The religion never teaches to discriminate any gender. In fact there are many goddesses in Hinduism. Hindus worship female deities like Parvati, Saraswati, Lakshmi, etc.

Karma Is Fatalistic: Karma believes in a person’s deeds and actions and they determine his/her future birth. Past actions also play role in getting a next birth but the main aim of karma is to become free from the cycle of rebirth and get moksha.

Finding Religion Was The Biggest Mistake of Mankind

Do you know the deadly disease that causes maximum lives on earth? What makes people hate others just after knowing his/her name? Why people blindly believe of ancient old texts instead of applying their own brain? How hard it is to live in a conservative society where people even don’t have time to think about their basic needs? These questions stuck my mind day in and day out and make me furious about the blind faith that everyone adheres in today’s fast moving world. I have gone through several religious texts and reading all of them was a good fun! Seriously saying it was nothing more than just a fun. It’s like reading story books which one can enjoy for a while. There is no need to keep the story in mind for a long and move on for some other interesting stuff.

Finding Religion Was The Biggest Mistake of Mankind

The Biggest Mistake of Humans:

A strong belief on blind faith has done more bad than good to this world. Do god asks you to pray for five times a day or go to church or temple and follow the rituals? Not at all. All these time wasting activities are human made to stay busy in unwanted things and refrain from doing work. The whole life humans spend their precious time on doing prayers and one day die by leaving nothing behind them.

Unfortunate for Lovers:

Religion also restricts two individuals to marry each other. One has to convert into other’s region and then only the love can take place. When the nature has made us to feel for someone, why listen to spiritual gurus and put certain boundaries to live behind curtains. Feeling of warmth can come only with fresh flavors of love that shouldn’t be stopped by any means.

Waste of Time:

Even though the god exists, he does not set any conditions to get his blessings. Only has to be a good human being and help each other to become the favorite follower of almighty. Building temples, mosques and churches is not only a wastage of time but also money. That money can be utilized to feed poor people and give them better life. There is be only one rule of life that you should love yourself first then your family and lastly others whosoever comes to your contact. Doing this can make you a happier person. Moreover, life is too short to do all such spiritual things and it’s better to do all those things that you like most.

Why Bhagavad Gita Is A Must Read Scripture for Christians and Muslims?

Bhagavad Gita is one of the oldest Hindu scriptures that tells a lot about humanity and how to live adhering all basic rules of humanity. The holy book also teaches about peace and prosperity. Imagine a world where everyone could live with no fear and everywhere peace prevails. That’s what the true message behind Lord Krishna’s speech in Bhagavad Gita. When Arjuna the great warrior of his time got into trouble and had no idea what to do to fight against his own brothers and other relatives, Krishna taught him a good lesson that you can find in Bhagavad Gita.

Recently a brave little Muslim girl of 12 years old namely Mariyan Asif Siddiqui won the first prize in Bhagavad Gita Contest held in Mumbai. Though she has no link to Hinduism and her parents follow Islam, she showed her zeal to learn about other religious scriptures as well. That made her read about Bhagavad Gita and she became a good human being after reading it. This is not a single transformation in an individual’s life but it also proves that if more people from other religious groups show keenness to read about Bhagavad Gita, their life will also get meanings to live. They will become better humans and treat everybody equally. Here I do not want to discriminate other religious scriptures but just want to say that all religious scriptures include same words but in different manner.

Why Bhagavad Gita Is A Must Read Scripture for Christians and Muslims

How Bhagavad Gita Can Make Changes In The Life of Christians and Muslims?

Liberal, modest and broad-minded people can be found in every society. This gives more chances to debate on various topics and also let us express in our own ways. I hope intellectual people from Christian and Muslim societies would love to learn good points from Bhagavad Gita. Every religious book has something to teach humanity. Scriptures are not made for any particular group of people but for the entire humanity. And it’s very important to learn positive points from each other and avoid negative ones to make this world a better place to breathe.

Bhagavad Gita teaches so many good things that should not be missed out by Christians and Muslims. Although there is no harm to stick with one religious texts, it is also a good idea to explore some ancient scriptures like Bhagavad Gita that consist of something unique to say about human approach toward life. Do try to read Bhagavad Gita once and you will find its worth and then you will surely follow its mentioned teachings in your life and live a happy and peaceful life.

Overview of Hindu Mythology

Hindu mythology includes a number of stories about the religion. It is associated with ancient Indian culture, Hindu gods and goddess, Karma (destiny) etc. Actually, Hindu mythology is a collection of traditional narratives about Hinduism, especially in Sanskrit literature like Puranas and Sanskrit epics. It also includes information about other religious literature of Asia.

Generally, the Hindu mythology is a subset of Nepali and Indian cultures.Instead of a single consistent and the massive structure, it can be called as a wide range of different traditions formulated by diverse religion groups and sections of the society, sects, philosophical schools, and inhabitants of Indian subcontinent.

Vedas

You can find the roots of Hindu mythology that developed from traditional Hinduism came into existence at the time of Vedic civilization and Vedic religion. All four Vedas, especially the Rigveda’s hymns, include allusions to different themes. The tales, philosophy and characters that made Vedic myths are related to Hindu beliefs. Four Vedas are AtharvaVeda, RigVeda, SamaVeda and YajurVeda. Their texts also talk about mythological thoughts related to modern scientific theories.

History of Hinduism in India

The term Hindu came into existence from Indus River. It means to the communities that live close to Indus River (area in modern Pakistan).

People of Harappa who used to live nearby Indus River around 2500 BC carved several images of various gods on clay seals. It is not yet revealed what Harappans addressed their gods because we can’t understand their written evidences. We are not familiar with their written language. However, some of their gods look like Hindu gods Vishnu and Shiva. So, this might be the sign of Hinduism in this part of the world.

Invade of Aryan

Around 1500 BC, Indo-Europeans (Aryans) invaded to India. Along with them, they brought their culture and sky gods. After the mixture of two cultures, Indians started speaking Hindi. Consequently, Hinduism got new thoughts and new gods.

One of the ancient evidences about Hinduism is Rig Veda. It has a collection of various Hindu poems in Sanskrit composed around 1000 BC. Indians recited and sang Rig Veda for many years. Rig Veda includes a number of magic spells, hymns, and instructions that are said while sacrificing any animal.

Rig Veda beliefs in polytheism i.e. about multiple gods. Mostly supernatural beings (gods) are male like weather gods and sky gods such as Indra, and god of sea Varuna. Inhabitants sacrificed different animals to gods. Rig Veda tells that at times people get in touch with gods and talk to them. Agni (fire) and Soma (ritual drink) were worshiped as gods.

Around 600 BC, the thought of reincarnation got well-known among Hindus. They started thinking that after their death they would reborn in a new body. If they were involved in virtues as per Dharma (Hindu deity), then they would get an extraordinary body such as prince or princess. On the other hand, if they had done sins, they would get an animal/insect body like rat or cockroach.

Gradually, Hindus started to hate the rebirth idea. They wanted to get rid of this endless reincarnation. They thought that sacrificing animals was a sin as per their Karma (fate). Thereafter, the process of sacrificing animals became lesser in different parts of India.

Around 300 BC, Hindus began worshiping new gods and they did not require animal sacrifice. Some of the new gods were Shiva and Vishnu. Devotees commonly gave Shiva and Vishnu fruit, flowers, prayers or incense, and did not like to sacrifice animals. They started paying more attention to Shiva and Vishnu instead of old gods like Varuna and Indra.

Later on between 400 AD and 650 AD, after the end of Gupta period, a new goodness arrived into Hinduism. She was Mother Goddess. The Mother Goddess had a sacred animal viz. cow, hence Hindus stopped consuming beef.

Similar to Shiva and Vishnu, Mother Goddess had so many Avatars (incarnations). Her incarnations like Annapurna, Uma and Parvati were beautiful but others like Chamunda, Kali, Durga and Chandi were giants.

Worship of Lord Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

There are many temples of Lord Ganesha in India and around the world. He removes all hindrances, obstacles and problems from his devotees’ life. Paying tribute to Ganesha is very simple. The easiest ritual can be done by giving Archana (worship) to the God. Ensure that you take nuts and fruits along with you to the sanctum place for Archana. During worship, the priest of Ganesha’s temple chants his different names.

Worship of Lord Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’ or ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’. The festival is celebrated on the birthday (re-birth) of Lord Ganesha, the youngest son of Goddess Parvati and God Shiva. The festival is observed as per Hindu calendar on Bhadra between August and September. It is mostly celebrated in Maharashtra, a western state of India. The festival lasts for ten days and its last day is ‘Ananta Chaturdashi’.

Grand Celebration on Ganesh Chaturthi

A vivid clay model of Ganesha is created in two – three months before Ganesh Chaturthi. The size of Ganesh’s idol may vary from 3 – 4 inches to over 20 feet.

After decorating the idol, people place it on the high platform like a stage or in their homes. They pay a great homage to it. The pandit (priest) commonly wears a dhoti, mostly of the red color and covers himself under a shawl. He tries to invoke life into the Ganesha’s idol amid chanting special mantras. The ritual is known as ‘pranapratishhtha’.
The next ritual is ‘shhodashopachara’. Some of the things that are offered to the God include red flowers, coconut, flour and rice, ‘durva’, jaggery and ‘modakas’. To anoint the idol, the priest use rakta chandan (sandal paste) or red unguent. Throughout the ritual, hymns are chanted by people from the Narada Purana, Ganapati Atharva Shirsha Upanishad, the Rig Veda and Ganesha stotra.

Lord Ganesha is adored for all the ten days from Bhadrapad Shudh Chaturthi to Ananta Chaturdashi. On the eleventh day, the idol is taken through most of the streets that come on the way to nearby the river or sea.

All men, women and children join together shouting “Ganapathi Bappa Morya, Purchya Varshi Laukariya” meaning – Oh father Lord Ganesha, come once again early on the upcoming year. People sing and dance whole the way and then immerse it to the river/sea so that the God can start the journey to his home in Kailash.

I wish Shi Ganesha will keep on blessing you and remove all obstacles from your path! Jai Shi Ganesha!

Sai Baba Temple in Najafgarh

Sai Baba is also called as Shirdi ke Sai Baba. He was a great Indian guru, fakir and yogi. The saint has many devotees all across the globe. There are many Sai Baba temples in India. Among them Sai Baba Mandir Najafgarh is one of the famous one where many people visit.

Especially on Thursday, a huge crowd can be seen in Sai Mandir Najafgarh where devotees start coming from the early morning till late night as long as the Mandir remains open.

How to Reach Sai Baba Temple in Najafgarh

Sai Baba mandir in Najafgarh is very famous in South West Delhi. It is surrounded by famous areas like Dwaraka, Uttam Nagar, Janakpuri and others. In order to reach here, you can take a bus from various parts of the Delhi. If you want to come here from South Delhi, you can take 764 Bus. Both AC and Non-AC busses are available to reach the temple.

The nearest Delhi Metro Station from Sai Baba mandir in Najafgarh is Dwarka Mor. From metro station, it will take only 10 – 15 minutes to reach the Sai temple by bus or auto.