After towns and cities Missionaries and Islamists encroach forest lands; Illegal structures brought down after intervention by a vigilant forum

After towns and cities Missionaries and Islamists encroach forest lands; Illegal structures brought down after intervention by a vigilant forum..

SC Advocate Petitions High Court seeking Population Control Law; Representation sent to PM and HM

SC Advocate Petitions High Court seeking Population Control Law; Representation sent to PM and HM..

What India Seeks on World Population Day

The world population is growing by approximately 74 million people a year, but the 20th century saw the biggest increase in the world’s population in human history. It is time to put the pedal down on the explosion of population growth as soon as possible...

Serial offender rapes minor from own community; Muslim mob damages vehicles and public property triggering communal tension in Jaipur

Serial offender rapes minor from own community; Muslim mob damages vehicles and public property triggering communal tension in Jaipur..

Iconoclasm & Aftermath

Temple vandalism with war cry of ‘Allahu Akbar’ in the Chandni Chawk area of Delhi, where Hindus are a minority, was nothing but the furtherance of intolerant theological belief called Iconoclasm - the act of the destruction of icons and images for religious or political reasonsSpecial CorrespondentOn the night of June 30, a group of communally charged Muslims, shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ and hurling abuses at Hindus, barged into a street of Lal Kuan near Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi ..

Vigilant Citizens Forums thwart attempt by Evangelists to hoodwink people in the name of Healing

Vigilant Citizens Forums thwart attempt by Evangelists to hoodwink people in the name of Healing..

RSS Swayamsevaks and Utkal Bipanna Sahayata Samiti render exceptional humanitarian service during Jagannath Rath Yatra

RSS Swayamsevaks and Utkal Bipanna Sahayata Samiti render exceptional humanitarian service during Jagannath Rath Yatra..

Islamic Destruction of Hindu Temples...A Continuing Affair

Islamic Destruction of Hindu Temples...A Continuing Affair..

Woman asked husband for Rs 30 to buy veggies, gets Triple Talaq in return! Man booked for thrashing and divorcing his wife

The police have booked a man for divorcing his wife by triple talaq following a heated argument over ₹30 in Greater Noida’s Dadri..

Tribute to Dinesh Madhappara

Kasargod: Sanghachalak of Kasargod City and Rural and also a member of Mangalore Rural Karyakarini of the RSS, Dinesh Madhappara passed away on June 15. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Mangalore. He was 67. Dakshin Madhya Kshetra Sanghachalak Shri V Nagaraj condoled the loss of Dineshji and recalled his unparalleled services to the society in all spheres. He said with passing away of Dineshji, RSS in the region has lost a pillar and it is an irreparable loss. His body was kept at RSS ..

BMS Announces Nationwide Campaign to Save PSUs

New Delhi: In the background of NITI Ayog listing 92 Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) for disinvestment, the Public Sector National Coordination Committee of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, in a meeting, decided to hold nationwide ‘Jagaran Abhiyan’ (Awareness Programme) from September 1st to 7th, 2019. Unit level meetings, dharna, processions etc will be conducted during the ‘Save PSUs Campaign’.    On November 15, a mammoth National convention of PSU employees ..

Samiti is Working for Harmony among Families, Society and Nation

New Delhi: The fortnight-long training camp of Rashtra Sevika Samiti concluded on June 16. The camp, organised by Delhi Prant of the Samiti, had begun on June 1 at Govardhan Lal Trehan Saraswati Bal Mandir, Nehru Nagar.   Rashtra Sevika Samiti P..

An Attempt to make Education India Centric

In keeping with the changing times, Bharat truly needs a transformative educational system that will put the country on the path towards new dawn without leaving behind an outdated Western system of education in favour of a system of GurukulDr Satish Kumar The draft document on New Education Policy (NEP) has been dragged into the undesirable controversy. The North-south Divide Syndrome played up by sensational and biased media. It was a throwback to the 1960s when the politics of South was dictated ..

Connecting Dots of the Nefarious Design

Concerted efforts are on to spread Christianity and Islam throughout the State of Tamil Nadu, with the State Government and its officials turning a blind eye to the nefarious practices of the anti-nationals..

Now Deoband Fatwa against 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'

The fanatical organisation forbids ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and calls a hug during Eid as bad practice in Islam..

Conversion lobby closing operations after FCRA crackdown: Evangelists rendered jobless, seek other 'career options'

The Union Government’s massive crackdown on foreign funding of illegal non-profit organisations has resulted in the retreat of several evangelical organisations which were engaged in forced religious conversions in South India, especially in Kerala..

Japanese Encephalitis: Eight additional advanced life support ambulances deployed to transport AES/JE patients in the affected districts, ICMR team working to make virology lab operational at the earliest: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

House to house active case finding campaign started- State takes up daily surveillance and monitoring..

ABVP for Immediate Filling of PG Seats in Medical

New Delhi: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) urged the Central Government to immediately fill 2000 odd vacant PG seats in medical on the basis of merit. A high level delegation of ABVP leaders called on the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in this regard on June 8.   It is to be noted that only the students achieving 50 percentile in NEET are granted admissions in PG courses. But the students who have achieved lower percentile have also been granted admission in PG courses ..

Building a Disciplined Society

New Delhi: Rashtra Sevika Samiti, the country’s largest women organisation dedicated to the cause of motivating women to play a constructive role in nation building, is organising a 15-day training camp in Nagpur. The Varg, known as Praveen Shiksha Varg, began on June 7 and will conclude on June 22. A total of 64 Sevikas from across the country are undergoing training at the camp.  Sushri Seethagayathri Annadanam addressing the Sevikas in Nagpur  Speaking at the inaugural ..

A Hub for Transforming Lives through Education

A hub of 265 institutions, KLE today is a fast growing & diversified trust that offers a series of courses from Pre-Primary to Post-Doctoral level in major streams of human knowledge. With over 1,25,000 students both from India and the rest of world, the organisation remains committed to shaping the destinies of academic aspirants and researcherIt is said that providing education to the masses is the best way to empower them. There are very few institutions in the country which can boast of educating ..

Synthesising Western and Eastern System

It is time to go back to the age of Gurukool, if Bharat were to practise a holistic approach to the Education founded on the ennobling qualities of Education of the Vedas and our ancient scripturesऋचोअक्षरेपरमेव्योमन्यस्मिन्देवाअधिविश्वेनिषेदु:। यस्तंनवेदकिमृचाकरिष्यतियइत्तद्विदुस्तइमेसमासते॥॥८॥ — श्वेताश्वतरोपनिषत् चतुर्थोऽध्याय: (Vedas which stands as a tall proof for Dharmic education says, just by repeating a phrase like a parrot, one cannot be called completely ..

I&B Ministry issues advisory to TV channels over representation of children in reality shows

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry tells channels to avoid indecent, suggestive and inappropriate representation of children in dance reality shows..

Yoga Day 2019: Yoga is not just an exercise, but the soul of Hindutva

While the West rakes in the moola from India’s ancient wisdom, Yoga, a billion-dollar industry, by selling all kinds of corrupt versions of Yoga, we in Bharat, the Land of Yoga and Ayurveda, have failed to cash in on our rich treasuresIalways say Hindutva is the best choice for humanity, it’s a gift from India, to India and the world, and yoga marries so well with Hindutva. I have always been a lover of yoga because it truly is magic to mind, body and soul. Yoga aligns all these together ..

Yoga is a tapasya, not gymnastics. It requires regular practice: Shri Virender Kumar Harit

Shri Virender Kumar Harit, who is teaching yoga outside Bharat since 1978, wants Bharat to export trained yoga teachers and not the ones who treat it merely as a form of physical exerciseWe know yoga is a complete health science, but many people have reduced it to merely a physical exercise. This phenomenon is seen the world over. Shri Virender Kumar Harit, popularly known as Shammi, has been working in Europe since 1978 to restore yoga in the real form. He says yoga is mind and Manovigyan (psychology). ..

A Complete Life Therapy

The ancient Indian Medical Systems, Yoga and Ayurved, have brought panacea to the ills of modern lifestyle diseases Yoga has been from time immemorial a part of the lives for Bharatiyas. Ashtanga Yoga has been practised by many to reach the ultimate goal in life. However, Dhyana, Pranayama and Asanas have been an integral part of those who wish to lead a healthy life. Yoga gained prominence in the last century due to doyens like BKS Iyengar and many other Yoga gurus and its acceptance worldwide ..

Dhyana Yoga : An experience on the route to ultimate bliss

Being a dietician I was under the impression that achievement of health would be possible only by eating proper food. After practising Dhyana, I would add meditation also to the list. Transformation in me was palpable and have realised that Kriyas, Dharana and dhyana are the route to the ultimate blissI had ample time in the morning as I shifted my morning walks to the evening. Being an early riser, I was looking for some activity to do in those precious hours. I chose Dhyana to fill the void but ..

Save Rivers, Save Tomorrow

Swami Avadheshanand Giri, Swami Chidanand Saraswati and other senior saints laud the efforts of reviving Panwdhoi River in Saharanpur, Uttar PradeshSaharanpur: “We have lost Saraswati and many other ancient rivers as well as useful water bodies due to gross human errors. Rivers are the forms of Goddess and water is life. Their cleanliness must be ensured by everyone at any cost,” said Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Swami Avadheshanand Giri Maharaj, while joining the Jal Mahotsav organised on ..

International Yoga Day: Yoga as a Science of Consciousness

This Yoga Day 2019 let us remember Yoga as a science of Consciousness with a central place in education, research and spiritual aspirationIn Vedic and yogic thought Consciousness is the supreme reality, not matter, energy or mind. Consciousness is all-pervasive like space, self-effulgent like light, uniting everything in the universe in the highest awareness and bliss as the Self of all.  A recognition of universal Consciousness is now becoming accepted in modern physics. How can all the ..

No new cases of Nipah Virus disease in Kerala, Clinical condition of Nipah positive patient is improving: Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

The Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan is personally regularly reviewing and monitoring the Nipah Virus Disease status and has directed the senior officers of the Ministry to review the status with the Kerala state government..

ABVP for Primary Education in Mother Tongue

The National Executive Council meeting of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad held in Chennai from May 27 to 29 demanded to impart primary education in mother tongue and promotion of the Indian languages. It also stressed on implementation of the new Education Policy as the earliest..

Evangelists illegally constructing a Church on forest land adjacent to the hills of Lakshmi Jagannatha Gattu in Kurnool, AP

Evangelists seem to be on a overdrive to occupy places that do not belong to them ever since Jagan Reddy took oath as the CM of Andhra Pradesh. The Evangelists seem to be under the impression that Jagan's victory is a free pass for their illegal activities. The CM should prove them wrong...

Mamata’s anger against Jai Shri Ram may burn Hindu culture to ash!

Mamata’s anger against Jai Shri Ram may burn Hindu culture to ash!..

World Environment Day: Know about RSS’ new initiative for environment protection

The Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal of RSS had decided to assign a dedicated team to inculcate an integrated approach to address the environment-related concerns, that was later implemented in the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha 2019..

The Crisis of Waste

India’s rapidly growing towns and cities are contributing to an unprecedented rise in waste. It is not only affecting the environment but also is leading to major health issues. This Environment Day each of us should pledge to be conscious to the problem of waste, contribute through recycling, segregation and educating others..

Solutions to Pollution

In India pollution takes a heavy toll on humans, especially on those living in metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, etc. Millions of people die every year due to pollution-related ailments. Here are some ways that we can consider to contain pollution in urban centres..

Minority School Forces Christian Values on Hindu Students

Minority-run Christian school ride roughshod over Hindu students and their religious identity No one dares to question the minority children wearing their religious symbols like the hijab or skull cap. Any move to bar them have led to rioting by parents with support from the liberal Jamaat Every time someone from the so-called minority communities complains about being forced to sing Vande Mataram or a Saraswati Vandana in a school or a public function, the entire liberal Jamaat picks up ..

Attempt to distort history of the Gorakhnath temple exposed by TrueIndology

@TrueIndology exposes yet another attempt to distort history of the Gorakhnath temple and land by an anti-Hindu journalist   @TrueIndology exposed an attempt to distort history of the Gorakhnath temple and land by an anti-Hindu journalist A known anti-Modi and pro-Islam journalist had tweeted that "Land on which Gorakhnath temple(Adityanath is its ’Mahant’ or head-priest) stands was granted by a Muslim ruler,Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula of Awadh. He granted land to this Imambada ..

Ram in Bengal

Frightened with the huge gathering of devotees turning to Shri Ram Navami celebrations in West Bengal for some times the ruling Trinamool questioned it as being the festival of Bengal and alleged that it is RSS-BJP conspiracy to import Ram from North India. But, the fact is that Shri Ram is deeply rooted in the life of Bengalese since centuries Ajoy Chatterjee   The incumbent Trinamool, as lately the party has shed the remnant of 'Congress' tag off their name and logo, has been vocal with ..

Revival of Hindu Temples: Tracing the History

Despite the monumental atrocities ­­of successive Mughal rulers of the past 800 years to destroy, decimate, and demolish Hindus and their magnificent temples, they have survived the barbaric iconoclasm of the mauraders. The author traces the history and restoration of these great temples to its former gloryFlight of Deities and Rebirth of Temples – Episodes from Indian History, Author: Meenakshi JainPublisher: Aryan Books International, Pages: 405, Price: Rs 690.00Rohit SrivastavaAt ..


Fondly called as BHAI, the legacy of Manohar Parrikar will live on. Hope his life becomes an inspiration for all young and qualified citizens to take a plunge in active Indian politicsG.K. Hegde Desai Every Goan felt a personal loss when Chief Minister Manohar Gopalkrishna Parrikar left for heavenly abode. Why was he so special for the Goans? We Goans have witnessed different personalities as our Chief Ministers in the past. What is then so unique about Parrikar ji? Some swear that it was his ..

Until We Meet Again!

 Manohar Parrikar will always be a man I would want to emulate as I choose to walk in his footsteps and work towards fulfilling his dreams of Better Goa and Better IndiaSavio Rodrigues I was devastated when I heard the news that Manohar Parrikar left us to move on to another; hopefully better destination. I was emotional when I had to speak about him as a mentor in my life on a national television channel.The words to express his impact in my life, in the lives of the people of Goa and India ..

I was lucky to know him!

Manohar Parrikar will remain an inspiration for life. The biggest lesson I draw from his life is to remain humble, no matter what heights one reaches Our first conversation began with a misunderstanding. In January 2015, I was in Baroda when an ‘unknown’ number flashed on my mobile. Thinking it was a friend from abroad whose number normally doesn’t show up, I greeted him exuberantly expecting a similar response. Instead, the voice on the other end said, ‘This is Manohar.’ ..

His Name and Fame Prospered in his Simplicity

Manohar Parrikar will remain a role model for the political workers all over Goa and the country. Both his personal and public life are worth emulatingMridula Sinha I first met Manohar Parrikar ji at Dabolim Airport of Goa, where I, along with the National Leaders of the BJP arrived for the National Executive meeting in 2013. Some BJP leaders and workers were receiving us at the airport. Sitting there for some time and waiting for the arrangement of vehicles for proceeding to the hotel, I was ..

Tribute to a Prolific Writer & Poet

Founder of Odiya weekly ‘Rashtradeep’ Harihara Nanda passed away on March 11 following age-related ailmentsHarihar Da Bhubaneswar: Senior Sangh Pracharak Harihara Nanda passed away on March 11. Popularly known as Harihar Da, he was the founder of Odia weekly ‘Rashtradeep’. He was an eloquent orator, a prolific writer, poet and an organiser par excellence. He was also Prant Pracharak and Prant Karyavah of Odisha. He breathed his last at Sum Hospital following age-related ..

Ayodhya Mediations: The Historical Experience

As the honourable Supreme Court has initiated another round of mediation through a panel of three members, Justice (Retd.) Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and leading jurist Sriram Panchu in the Ramjanmabhoomi case, it would be interesting to look at the history of earlier mediations and negotiations on Ayodhya and why they failedSiddheshwar Shukla The Supreme Court on March 8, 2019, appointed a three-member panel for in-camera mediation on Ramjanmabhoomi ..

Ayodhya Mediations: The Historical Experience

As the honourable Supreme Court has initiated another round of mediation through a panel of three members, Justice (Retd.) Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and leading jurist Sriram Panchu in the Ramjanmabhoomi case, it would be interesting to look at the history of earlier mediations and negotiations on Ayodhya and why they failedSiddheshwar Shukla The Supreme Court on March 8, 2019, appointed a three-member panel for in-camera mediation on Ramjanmabhoomi ..

Message from ABPS-2019

The message from ABPS-2019 is that supporting traditional institutions that have stood the test of time and remain relevant today is central to the RSS philosophyThe resolution passed by Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) this year on the institution of family highlights an issue that we have neglected out of fashion or out of tune with the present atmosphere. However, it is not for the first time that the RSS leadership has gone against the tide. If we were to study its resolutions over the ..

75th Anniversary of Azad Hind Sarkar

Seventy five years have been completed after the formation of ‘Azad Hind Sarkar in Exile’ by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on 21st October 1943. This was an important event in the attainment of freedom for Bharat.  After assuming the leadership of Azad Hind Sena by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, formal establishment of the government in Singapore before declaring war against the British was an important step in view of the international law. The significant rise in the strength of ..

Centenary of the Inspiring Martyrdom at Jalianwala Bagh

The massacre at Jalianwala Bagh on the auspicious day of Baisakhi, 13th April 1919 was a brutal, gruesome and incitive incident that not only aroused, angered and agitated the Bharatiya mind but shook the foundations of the British Government.   The draconian Rowlett Act was passed despite the opposition of the Bharatiyas. This legislation faced all-round opposition. A wave of anger spread among the people with the news of the arrest of Dr. Saifuddin Kichlu and Dr. Satpal, two prominent ..

550th Prakash Parva of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji

Five hundred fifty years ago, in the Samvat 1526, Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji was born in the family of Shri Mehta Kalyan Das ji and Mata Tripta at Rai Bhoy ki Talwandi. RSS Sahsarkaryavah Shri Dattatreya Hosabale speaking to mediapersons during the Pratinidhi Sabha. Shri Narendra Thakur (L) and Shri Arun Kumar (R) are also seen  At that time, the foreign invaders, taking advantage of the country’s social disintegration and its weaknesses, were destroying the religious and cultural ..

Need to Protect the Traditions and Beliefs of Hindu Society

It is the considered opinion of the ABPS that there has been a systematic design to insult and hurt Hindu beliefs and traditions on the basis of non-Bharatiya perspective by vested interests. The case of the Sabarimala Temple is a recent example of this design.  Hindutva is not a monolithic or exclusivist thought but a view of life manifested in diverse and varied ways of cultural expressions, characterised by the uniqueness in the modes of worship, local traditions and festivities. It is ..

A Unique Contribution to Humanity

The family system is the precious contribution of our society to the humanity. Due to its uniqueness, Hindu family functions as the basic unit which connects an individual to the nation taking the journey towards ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’. Along with being a complete system of social and economic security, the family also is an important medium of inculcating samskars and imparting values in the new generation. The multi-centred character of the Hindu society is the main reason for its eternal ..

Pollachi Sex Racket exposes the hollowness of Dravidian Politics

The Pollachi sex scandal has rankled the entire Tamil society in the way it was executed. The wanton way with which the perpetrators went about tormenting and ravaging their victims, is a sad reminder of the depravity to which our society has sunk. The Dravidian parties and their brand of politics cannot escape the blame of the lack of moral compass brought in the society by their atheistic outlook. Sooner the Tamil society rectifies the lacunae the better for the state and nation.The opposition DMK's ..

Full Text/ABPS Resolution: ‘Need to Protect the Traditions and Beliefs of Hindu Society’, ABPS resolution calls upon the people to support the ‘Save Shabarimala Movement’

The Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh passed a resolution stressing on the need to protect beliefs and traditions of Hindu society, on the last day of the three-day long meet..

Full Text/RSS ABPS 2019: Sarkaryavah’s statement on 75th anniversary of Azad Hind Fauz Government

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sarkaryavah Sh. Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi stated during the meet that the 75th anniversary of the Azad Hind Fauz government should be celebrated all over the country..

Full Text/ABPS Resolution— Bharatiya Family System: A Unique Contribution to humanity

Resolution- 1: Bharatiya Family System: A Unique Contribution to Humanity..

When RSS Swayamsevak Helped Pilots during Jet Crash

Bengaluru: In an unfortunate incident in the second week of February two advanced jets associated with the Suryakiran Aerobatic team crashed mid-air while rehearsing for the Aero India 2019. The hawks crashed near Yelahanka Air Force Station and two pilots managed to eject out while one passed away. Wing Commander Vijay Shalke and Squadron Leader Tejeshwar Singh escaped from the clutches of death and landed on the ground with severe injuries.  Uday Kumar An RSS swayamsevak, Uday Kumar, ..

Readers’ Forum

The Resolute Reformer Apropos (The Law of the Land and not Law of the Mosque should Prevail in the Country), Organiser, February 24, 2019, the candid interview with world famous Imam Tawhidi who has issued fatwa against ISIS is highly educating and particularly an eye-opener for the Indian Muslims who are silently supporting extremism in the name of Islam. What is important for me in the interview is the voice from within for reforms. The Imam perfectly exposes the tragedy and duplicity of Islam. ..

RSS condoles passing away of Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Hansdevacharya

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh condoled the passing away of Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Hansdevacharya, who played an important role in the Ram Janmabhumi movement..

Women to Work for Conserving Family Values

Ghaziabad: Loni-based Bhavya Jag Janani Darbar has started the process of constituting women groups all over the country to educate people about eternal Hindu values of life. “These women groups, known as Shakti Vahinis, will work to propagate the Hindu values of life, educating women to play an active role in strengthening rich family tradition which is facing onslaughts from all sides. It is because of the weakening of our family values that we see the negligence of elders in the family, children ..

Promote Research in India’s Scientific Traditions

Jaipur: “We have deviated from our rich knowledge tradition and treat the Western traditions better than us. The day we shun this mindset we would feel proud of India’s scientific contribution to the entire world,” said national organising secretary of Vijnana Bharati Shri Jayant Sahasrabuddhe, while delivering Rajju Bhaiya Memorial Lecture at Patheya Auditorium on February 11.  Shri Jayant Sahasrabuddhe delivering Rajju Bhaiya Memorial Lecture in Jaipur  Shri ..

Vinayakrao Gokhale is No More Donated his all savings to the RSS Jankalyan Samiti, Maharashtra

Pune: A Sangh swayamsevak of first generation, Vinayakrao Gokhale, passed away recently at Junnar in Pune. He was 94. Born at Kolhapur in 1924 he became a Sangh swayamsevak at the early age of seven. He was a Pracharak in 1942 at Guhagar in Ratnagiri dist..

Transforming India Award to Dr RC Jain

 Dr Rikhab C. Jain and Shri Sanjay Jain (extreme right) receiving the Award from Union Textile Minister Smt Smriti Irani  Mumbai: Dr Rikhab Chand Jain, chairman of TT Group, was felicitated with the prestigious ‘Transforming India Award’ by Union Minister of Textiles Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani on February 6. The Award was presented by the Ministry of Textiles & CMAI. Dr Rikhab Chand Jain and managing director of TT Ltd Shri Sanjay Jain received the Award. The award ..

The Mother of all Rivers

Gangā is a very special divine liquid energy with mysterious purifying properties, which has purplexed modern scientists for long but till date no one has succeeded in decoding her spiritual powers Neera Misra   Gangā! The very name evokes a sense of sanctity, devotion and reverence. It is the only flowing divine entity of sacred waters that has a history of divine origin immortalised as Bhagirath Prayatna. The water deity, identified with ‘makara’ at her feet, brings with it unique ..

Demolishing the Clichés

The 10th Hindu Spiritual & Service Fair (HSSF) held in Chennai from January 30 to February 4, showcases patriotism, cultural ethos and demolishes various cliches about Bharat The 10th Hindu Spiritual & Service Fair (HSSF) organised at Guru Nanak College in Chennai concluded on February 4, 2019. The six-day fair began on January 30 and witnessed the participation from all sections of the society. The event was organised to showcase various cultures and traditions within the Hindu society. ..

Disharmonious Journalism

f the state. Such dailies and media outlets would do a service to the society by trying to bring all communities together instead of sowing seeds of disha  Earlier this month, a prominent Left-leaning Kannada daily published a report about the supposed travails of Dalits in a village called Chennkal in Kolar district of Karnataka. The report highlighting that untouchability was rampant in the village, claimed that the upper caste people mistreated Dalits to an extent that they were not even ..

Reader form

Ponzi Alliance Apropos (The Ponzi Alliance), Organiser, February 17, 2019, it struck me strange when I read the editorial. Surely, something is fishy here. Why is Mamata scared of CBI enquiry into Chit Fund scams? What is she hiding in there? How many skeletons are waiting there to tumble out of her cupboards? According to media reports, Rajeev Kumar, the Kolkata police chief, is an expert in browbeating and arm-twisting his adversaries using spy gadgets. Is he privy to some deep and dark secrets ..

RSS calls for monetary help to families of #Pulwama martyrs through #BharatKeVeer

RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyyaji Joshi on Sunday urged the people of the country to utilise the “bharatkeveer” app or website to make contributions app to make their contributions..

Readers’ Forum

Chitrakoot Shilpi Nanaji Apropos (Give Respect Where it is Due), Organiser, February 10, 2019, the pseudo-secularists need to change their mindset towards the RSS and its affiliated organisations, since their activities are ten thousand times more patriotic than those of the commentators. Veteran social activist Nanaji Deshmukh, who has been conferred the country’s top most award Bharat Ratna has been criticised by some secular elements. Their outlook towards the RSS and its associated organisations ..

Islamic hegemony raises its ugly head in Tamil Nadu again : Ramalingam murder and its background

A PMK functionary, an anti-Conversion activist and a staunch Hindu, Shri Ramalingam was brutally murdered by a gang of Islamists in Tamil Nadu on February 5. It was in reaction to Ramalingam’s continuous efforts to counter conversions of Dalits and other Hindu brethren by Islamic fundamentalists in and around Tanjavur..

Re-visioning Education in a Diverse World

The basic purpose of the Sanskrit prayer recited in Kendriya Vidyalaya is to Re-affirm Humanistic Approach in Education with the idea of ‘Be Humane’ to teach TO LIVE TOGETHER Prof Chand Kiran Saluja   Addressing the basic, as well as larger issues of education with special reference to the aims and purposes of education in the present larger technocrat era it becomes necessary to look into the type of society in which we are and also to which we aspire to live in. Though the economic ..

Searching Threads of Celebrating Diversity

Eminent saints from various sects and regions of the country discuss ways and means of unity at the day-long Sarvasamaveshi Sanskritik Kumbh in Prayagraj on January 30, 2019Prayagraj: Sarvasamaveshi Sanskritik Kumbh was a different kind of Kumbh within the Kumbh on January 30. Eminent saints from various sects, faiths and communities gathered at Ganga Pandal and shared their views on the theme ‘Ekam Sat Viprah Bahudha Vadanti’.  Eminent saints from various parts of the country ..

Surviving the ‘Sickular’ Onslaughts

Sanskrit has survived all the attacks because it is the soul of Bharat. As a mother forgives thousands of offences of her children, the mother Sanskrit has also pardoned thousands of violations towards her. One more offence has been added to the list by filing a PIL in the Supreme Court questioning Sanskrit Prayer in Kendriya Vidyalayas Devidas Deshpande   A book, ‘The Battle for Sanskrit: Is Sanskrit Political or Sacred?’ was released two years ago. Written by noted thinker Dr ..

Kerala Govt. is a Repressive Regime

Dharma Sansad in Prayagraj calls upon the Hindus to foil all the game plans aimed at dividing the societyPrayagraj: “Sabarimala is the collective struggle of the society. The Left Front Government of Kerala is going beyond the Supreme Court orders by mischievously ensuring entry of non-believers into Ayyappa Temple, while the Ayyappa devotees are being humiliated. It has agitated the entire Hindu society. We support this struggle of the society,” said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat, ..

Hindus Betrayed: Devaswom Board Takes U-Turn in Supreme Court, Backs Violation of Sabarimala Traditions!

 Photo Courtesy: EPS Both Pinarayi regime and the "Pinarayi-controlled" Thiruvithamkoor Devaswom Board (TDB) betrayed Hindus when the apex court of the country heard the arguments in connection with the review petitions filed with respect to the September 28, 2018 verdict. They betrayed the Hindus by submitting before the court their stand against the revision petitions filed by various Hindu organisations, despite strong agitations, throughout the state, the whole country and the whole ..

'Remove Traditional Lamps from Police Stations,' Hinduphobic CPM Govt Issues Fatwa

The government of Kerala has conveyed to the police stations not to lit traditional lamps (deepa) in their premises. if the stations do have any God's pictures or idols they should be removed. The idea is to reduce the strength of 'believers' in the force. Instruction has been passed on to the stations through district police superintendents. mannancherry  The new fatwa is to be viewed against the backdrop of the recent Sabarimala issue. CM Pinarayi Vijayan and his coterie believe ..

Readers’ Forum

Declining Temple Traditions Apropos (Revitalising the Republic), Organiser, February 3, 2019, I was delighted to read the editorial in the Republic Day special. The title “Republic of Temples” on off-the-beat cover is what triggered my curiosity to go through the magazine. In fact, I ended up reading the magazine from Cover to Cover. It is good to put the ancient temples on cover and highlighting the decline and sorry state of affairs and the decline of our many temple traditions. It ..

Stirring the Souls

This year the 55-day long grand Kumbh in Prayagraj witnessed around 3000 special guests—people of Indian origin and settled ‘foreigners’ and the other NRIsDravya-yajñās tapo-yajñā yoga-yajñās tathāpareswādhyāya-jñāna-yajñāśh cha yatayah sanśhita-vratāh—Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 4, Verse 28 (Some perform sacrifice with material possessions; some offer sacrifice in the shape of austerities, others sacrifice through the practice of Yoga; while some striving ..

‘Badla Hua India’

With the theme ‘Role of Indian Diaspora in Building a New India’ the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas concluded with the message that India is changing and everybody should take note of it The spirit of ‘How is the Josh’....and ‘Josh is very high’ prevailed all along at the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Sammelan at Varanasi and also later at Prayagraj Kumbh and the Republic Day at Rajpath in Delhi. The theme of the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2019 was "Role of Indian Diaspora ..

Give Respect where it is Due

Of late, the award of Bharat Ratna and other prestigious awards by the government are being questioned by some pseudo-seculars in the country. Instead of getting carried away by the misguided minds, we should celebrate the true spirit of the awards Praveen Patwardhan A melodious song from a Kannada movie of yesteryear goes something like this: “Let a Bharat Ratna be born whom Hindustan would never forget…”   The hero sings this song to the baby in heroine’s womb. Later ..

The Saint who actualised Antyodaya through Gramodaya

One of the most respected leaders in post Independence India, Nanaji Deshmukh is a rare breed of humane leaders who sacrificed his entire life to the cause of Antyodaya through GramodayaDr Swadesh Singh e are not for ourselves but for those who are exploited and vulnerable.” Nanaji Deshmukh said and lived his entire life by this motto. Eight years after his death, the Government of India conferred on him the Bharat Ratna, on the eve of the Republic Day. He is the one who turned the idea ..

#ShathamSamarpayami draws National Attention: Why should you donate generously for the Sabarimala cause?

Hindu Jagran Manch Kerala president Smt KP Sasikala Teacher appealed to all Hindus to participate in the campaign by contributing a minimum amount of 100 rupees..

Beyond Sensual Portraits, Eternal Beauty of Hindu Architecture

Have we lost the essence of our temple architecture, along with the 63 Khajuraho temples, in the ravages of time? The temples of Khajuraho used to signify transcendental aesthetic sense, all-encompassing philosophical outlook and the very Hindu mind of art appreciation, which were once cherished and celebrated by our ancestors who carved poetry out of sandstones..

Revisiting the Complete Ayodhya

The 84 Kosi Parikrama of Ayodhya is full of the ancient sities which are deeply connected to our cultural and spiritual heritage. Since, some of these places are at the verge of extinction, concrete steps are needed to preserve them and also to identify the places which find mentions in our scriptures but are missing on the ground today Ayodhya is deeply connected to our cultural and national ethos. Not only the main Ayodhya city, but the Puranic Ayodhya also has so many places which are equally ..

‘Nagamandala’ An Exotic Tradition on the Wane

Nagamandala symbolizes a unique and sacred form of ‘snake worship’ prevalent in the coastal regions of Karnataka. Believed to remove curses, the ritual is dwindling rapidly. One more sign of several Hindu customs and rituals perishingA friend of mine from Bramhavara in costal Karnataka invited me to attend a celebration called Nagamandala. I was not very keen to attend it as I thought it would be the usual installation of stone carved snake under a pipal tree. But she insisted on me joining ..

Readers’ Forum

Felicitation of the Unsung HeroesApropos (Recognising the Gandhian Legacy) Organiser, January 27, 2019 the Gandhi Peace Prize has been awarded to the unsung heroes of the country who are silently working in the fields of education, poverty alleviation and social upliftment of poor and downtrodden. It is heartening to see Vivekananda Kendra being recognised for working tirelessly to bring succor to the people in the remote parts of North Eastern states. Clearly, as a friend of mine put it succinctly, ..

Book Review: Decolonising Education

K Satya Deva Prasad’s Interrogating Macaulay’s Children is a study at exposing the flawed pedagogical system we are still slavish to, even after British Colonial masters have left the shores of Bharat..

Museum of the Cinematic Medium

The National Museum of Indian Cinema not only provides a compendium of information to the amateurs but also helps various other people from the fraternity to know and evaluate the development of cinema as a medium of artistic expression Rajan Khanna   How’s the Josh?” Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the audience at the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) while inaugurating it on January 19. The Museum can be enumerated as a landmark in the history of one of the richest ..

Decoding the Threats

Callous Government with their pseudo-secular pretences, biased Courts with their miscarriage of justice, and gullible, ignorant Hindus are the culprits behind the dwindling of ancient Hindu temple traditions and practices While the Travancore kings, who defeated the Dutch and ended their supremacy and ambitions in South Kerala and Tamil Nadu, it was not easy for them to extend the same protection to Northern Kerala which bore the brunt of the Islamic invasions and repeated rampages by Hyder Ali and ..

Create and Foster Temple Communities; Save the Ecosystem of Society

Most of our much-venerated Hindu temple traditions are under attack. The inimical anti-Hindu forces, pseudo-seculars and Leftists are ganging up to demean, disrespect and finally destroy our most cherished traditions, culture and heritage. If we don’t act now, it will be too late Calling someone who practices Sanatan Dharma merely as a Hindu and then comparing him and his religion with other Abrahamic religions like Christianity or Judaism is tantamount to insulting his dharma which is as ancient ..

Temples – A Treasure Trove of Hindu Traditions & Culture

Hinduism and Hindu’s way of life and their dharma is under threat from inimical forces opposed to the very ideals of temples and its ancient traditions. It is time to stand up to them and reassert our ideals, traditions and culture along with our Gods and Goddesses.I was born and brought up in Srirangam, a temple town in Tamil Nadu where the famous Ranganatha temple is majestically situated in the heart of the town. The moment I say ‘Srirangam’, the beautiful orb glistening over ..

VIVEK BAND - A Unique campaign to involve youth in Nation building

With the aim to spread the message of ‘BE GOOD - DO GOOD' on the occasion of the 155th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, a mega youth campaign VIVEK BAND-2018 has been organized by Samartha Bharata trust, a RSS inspired organization which is working towards promoting social volunteering among youth. The Campaign that began on January 12, 2019 is set to conclude on January 26, 2019.   The campaign started with the wearing of a wrist band carrying the message ‘BE GOOD ..

Revitalising the Sacred

Hinduism’s most sacred river Maa Ganga is entangled in a conflict between spiritual and material, as we humans have forgotten the sacred value and its spiritual symbol in this materialistic worldNeera MisraA masterpiece titled Pārvatī excavated at Pañcāla Desha (Ahichchhatra) during the 1940 excavation, and now a prestigious display at National Museum, New Delhi. It has some unique features: (a) Half moon indicating 'Chandravanshi' lineage from King Drupada, (b) Third eye of Śiva, ..

Gandhi’s Last Days in the Capital

Gandhi’s Delhi, Vivek Shukla, Publisher : Anuugya Books, Pp : 112, Price: Rs. 200As we celebrate the 150 birth anniversary of Father of the Nation, a new book details interesting and unknown facts about Gandhiji’s last days in the capital. Gripping!Bhaskar Ramamurthy ‘GANDHI'S DELHI’, a book authored by Vivek Shukla, historian and journalist, is a gripping tale of the Mahatma's intimate association with Delhi, where he spent his last days. With a style of narration ..

Readers’ Forum

Reservation to Upper Castes Apropos (Reservation for Furthering the Fraternity), Organiser, January 20, 2019 the editorial perfectly argues that the new amendment in reservation policy has opened up the possibility of debate on taking the policy of reservation to the needy and deserving sections within the SCs, STs and OBCs who are still deprived of this opportunity. Showing sincerity towards providing opportunities to the economically weaker sections, we can ensure equality of opportunities. Giriraj ..

Mission Leprosy Eradication

Sasakawa-India Leprosy Foundation fosters economic independence and social rehabilitation of leprosy-affected people in India Yohei Sasakawa, the founder of Nippon Foundation, is conferred with the Gandhi peace prize for the year 2018. As the chairman of this philanthropic foundation with the mission of share the pain, share the hope, share the future, Sasakawa has for over 30 years been dedicated to a global campaign to eliminate leprosy, the oldest disease that is still considered as a curse for ..

Restoring dignity to Scavengers

Working with a workforce of about 60,000 volunteers in 26 states and 4 union territories, in 551 districts and 1733 towns of the country Sulabh International is causing a silent revolution in the field of sanitation Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, the voluntary organisation to be felicitated with International Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2016 along with Akshya Patra Foundation, has caused a silent revolution in the field of sanitation. Working with a workforce of about 60,000 ..

Eradicating Classroom Hunger

The Akshaya Patra Foundation has set the target of feeding 5 million hungry mouths by the year 2020. Not a mean task by any stretch of imagination When some political leaders were busy to confuse peopel with the slogans of ‘Garibi Hatao’ Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada decided to bring a paradigm shift in the lives of the children. He decided that ‘no children will be hungry within a radius of ten miles from his centre.’ And his ardent followers went on to establish the Akshaya ..

Materialising Gandhian Concept of Education

As the name suggests, the model of operation of Ekal Foundation is single-teacher based school with the provision of one teacher for every school Ekal Vidyalaya is a movement involved in integrated and holistic development of rural and tribal children in India and Nepal. Established in 1986 by Rakesh Popli, a US-returned Indian nuclear scientist, and his wife Rama Popli, the Ekal started the first single-teacher school in Gumla in Jharkhand (then part of Bihar). The movement was successful within ..

Translating Vivekananda’s Vision into Reality

Vivekananda Kendra has been relentlessly working towards social change, converting the spiritual fervour of individuals into works of national reconstruction Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, has been conferred with the prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2015 for its contribution in rural development, education, and development of natural resources. The Vivekananda Kendra has been relentlessly working towards social change, converting the spiritual fervour of individuals into works of national ..