Hindu tagged posts

HOW EXACTLY DID HINDU SOCIETY FACE INVASIONS?

Hindu warrior overview: Dedicated Hindu warriors from Kshatriya or other jaatis faced invasions on behalf of all Hindu society as an inbuilt defence system in a Dharmik framework. We had studied some other inbuilt systems of Dharma that lent defence to Hindu society in the event of invasions in previous blogs…. systems like, (i) the deep ingraining of fitness and exercise among Hindu male youth through Vyayamshala Akhadas, with Dharmik exercise forms like Soorya Namaskar before images of Hanuman or Balabhadra… (ii) the worship of equipment and weapons by invoking Devi Maa, Vishwakarma or Hanuman…...

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JAIN INTELLECTUAL RESPONSE TO CHRISLAMIST INFLUENCE: CONTRIBUTION TO HINDU INTELLECTUAL RESISTANCE

JAIN INTELLECTUAL RESPONSE TO CHRISLAMIST INFLUENCE: CONTRIBUTION TO HINDU INTELLECTUAL RESISTANCE
Blog 2-Jain intellectuals from medieval times to the present, their arguments against moorti repudiation, and review of some Jain Indologists: In the last blog, we studied the background of Jain suffering against Islam, in the broader picture of Hindu suffering. In this second blog of the series, we shall be studying Jain intellectual responses to the intra-Jain debate: whether or not to worship (Jain) moortis, which line of argument then became available in the colonial era, to provide a template to counter even Christian propaganda against Indic faiths. We shall also be reviewing the works of some Jainology Indologists.


OUTLINE OF JAIN INTELLECTUALISM:

Jain intellectual responses:

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JAIN RESPONSE TO ISLAM IN AN OVERALL DHARMIK-HINDU NARRATIVE

JAIN RESPONSE TO ISLAM IN AN OVERALL DHARMIK-HINDU NARRATIVE

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Abrahamic propaganda of Jihaad-bil-Zubaan,Jain intellectualism, Hindu narrative

Opposition of Islam or Christianity to moorti Pooja is well documented as it is there is Abrahamic scripture. This blog series 1-to-3 highlights how Jains faced the standard Abrahamic psychological propaganda machine, the “Jihad-bil-Zubaan”, as well as actual physical threats, and places Jain resistance squarely in the Hindu side of the overall ‘Hindus-facing-Abrahamics’ narrative.

Blog 1-The need for discovering a narrative by Jains to ‘Chrislam’ and the positioning of the narrative in the overall Hindu narrative; Jain reactions to Islamic presence, e...

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MARTIAL ARTS OF AKHANDA BHARAT

Martial arts of Akhanda Bharat or undivided India including Sri Lanka are our pan-Hindu heritage – a crucial system of Hindu armed resistance to invaders. When practising weapons is practised as a Guru-Shishya parampara, with rules and restrictions, with updating and evolution of styles, it is a martial art.

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A lot of internet information focuses on just a few styles. A lot of such internet websites  fail to underline the Hindu nationalistic basis of these martial arts, or show their similarities in origins and tenets. All that has been attempted in this blog. So while the style is informative and slightly encyclopedic, it serves to provide a ready compendium on Indian martial arts.

In this blog, as stated, we s...

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Hindu armed resistance and Hindu resilience to invaders: inbuilt systems in Dharma

Hindu society has systems of armed resistance and resilience to invaders, inbuilt by Dharma, which overthrew many an invasion or long-standing occupation… There has also been eventual recovery of identity, independence and sovereignty. This endeavour is to identify these Dharmik systems, recognise threats to the continuity of these systems of resistance and discuss methods to uphold, practise and utilize them for India’s present crisis, to help Hindus recover from colonisation, exploitation and proselytising forces. In a series of three blogs, in this first blog, we shall be mainly covering the Hindu Akhada.

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The three-part blog series…

Part One: Hindu reverence for weapons; inbuilt Dharmik systems of resilien...

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HINDUMUSLIM RIOTS: POLICE, POLITICS, HINDU SELF-DEFENCE

HINDU MUSLIM RIOTS: POLICE, POLITICS, HINDU SELF-DEFENCE

Without police protection assured in HinduMuslim riots due to Secularist Indian politics, Hindus must prepare for self-defence.

DISCLAIMER AND CLARIFICATION BEFORE THE MAIN CONTENT:

This blog writer, vide articles like this, does not advocate communal violence for pre-emptive wanton reasons, like instigating riots and harming life, limb, reputation and property, which should be prevented by good governance; where riots that have begun must be prevented from spreading with speedy justice to the first victims and fair administration and justice in the overall approach. Savarkar had himself said, after independence, that we have to use the ballot instead of the bullet.

Regarding how the Indian State and society must deal with communal ...

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Gau Kaarya and benefits to India: Introduction, Economic benefits

Introduction: GoKaarya / GauKaarya / GouKaarya would be the net summation of all steps related to saving cows: from saving cows to saving breeds and saving society. Economic benefits, political gains and agroecological betterment are all accrued from GoKaarya. This article discusses the economic benefits of GoKaarya.

GoKaarya may have started with GoRakshaks halting trucks carrying cattle for slaughter and rescuing the cattle from Muslims or by accepting an old or neglected cow abandoned by Hindus, but it must progress to GauSamVardhan (restoration of cattle breeds of Bos indicus) to eventually, an inside-out change of mental thought processes and lifestyle of Indian society brought about by incorporating the presence of cattle into all aspects of life – health and food, farming and ecolo...

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DESI COW REARING AND GLOBAL WARMING

DESI COW REARING, GLOBAL WARMING, CLIMATE CHANGE

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Whether desi cattle we want to save cause or instead alleviate Global Warming in the net balance depends on correct management by humans, in our case Hindus.

We all release carbon dioxide as living beings, so do our cattle. We cannot love the cow and hate everyone and everything  else, we shouldn’t disregard science. Let GauKaaryakartaas stop sloganeering & understand science to save both GauMata & SrushtiMata.

INTRODUCTION:

A. Cows can help us fight climate change, but only if we follow sustainable grazing:

The world is warming due to human practices: Global Warming we see today is therefore anthropogenic, or, ‘human-caused’...

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The Indian Desi cow: Potential for Hindu Resurgence in contemporary politics of India

The Indian Desi cow: Potential for Hindu Resurgence in contemporary politics of India

Section I: Some science before politics: Taxonomy, evolution and physiology of ‘cattle’

(For clarity, buffaloes, nilgai, bison, mithun, yak and banteng are not included in the term ‘cattle’ or ‘gai’  in this blog, though buffaloes too are often otherwise considered ‘cattle’. For this blog, cattle = cows, calves and bulls.)

Activism for the Deshi Cow has the potential to be the next big mobiliser for political and social Hindu resurgence after the Ram Janma Bhoomi movement, can offer inputs in countering the Aryan Migration Theory, can positively affect Indian agroecology and our village economies, integrate our community components into one fabric, improve human health and create a conf...

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Colonial Hindooism, Classical Hinduism (Sanatan Dharma) and mid-way Hinduism

Colonial Hinduism: The ‘Hindoos’

The image of Hinduism today, as presented to the world through the Western lenses, is an academic and missionary manufactured image, an image of caste-based apartheid after the Aryan Invasion Theory, an indescribable mass of disjoint superstitious practices defying labelling. Same is the case of the image of India: a land of snakes and snake charmers, of fevers and black magic, etc.

Hindu leaders felt not just politically but also  ideologically compelled to present a distorted version of Hinduism to please their Abrahamic masters; the real Hinduism is neither the caste-apartheid nor the export-variety Hinduism of the post-1800 period...

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