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Historic Justice: Ram Mandir Bhumi Pujan in Ram Janam Bhumi, Ayodhya

Prayers, Dreams & Aspirations of a Billion plus hearts and a Billion Hindu ancestors force-converted and/or massacred in Bharatha Varsha the Indian Subcontinent as we know today find fulfillment at last this August 5th of 2020. Raam Janam Bhumi Mandir is not just for Ram but for all of us of all ages and eras. Irrespective of our caste, creed, faith of the present that is, to those Hindu by race.

For the simple reasons that

  • Bharat (India) is the birthplace of Hindu Dharma
  • Raam is a household name in India thousands of years after His times.
  • Ram is the son of the soil, not Jesus or Mohammad. Applies to Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka as well. Dare me! The latter two are your next door mamas/chachas NOT YOUR DAD !
  • India (read Hindus) never invaded foreign territories or force converted natives or massacred/ethnic cleansed them the way islamists and crusaders have done. Sanathana Dharma did not have to be spread by the sword. We were an advanced, literate and civilized society, wealthy, much more than mere self-sufficient. Dharmic Hindus and Buddhists had turned to inner self for Nirvana over external gratification. And that was centuries, millennia before the barbaric invaders struck. Hindus did not have to steal, plunder and murder for gain like the Abrahamics (the faithfuls that descended from Middle East) (more precisely the turks and arabs). Every single masjid and mausoleum in Indian subcontinent (including today’s Pakistan) was built over razed Hindu mandir ONLY, spilling the blood of native Hindu ancestors.
  • Ram Janam Bhumi Mandir is not in Arabia or America or Australia or Africa or Europe.
  • Every single Hindu’s aspiration is Ram Mandir in punya Ram Janam Bhoomi – and that is the aspiration of a billion and more from around the world
  • 55 countries live telecast the Ram Mandir Bhumi Pujan which reflects the global sentiment on Ram Mandir
  • No invader is worth our Ram least of all an afghan following desert cult with no connections whatsoever with India whose bloody savagery plunged us Hindus into unspeakable misery for over 500 years, broke our hearts to smithereens, who plundered this nation, massacred us natives and force converted our forefathers, and today have the converted minorities turned and pitted against us after centuries undermining the unity of this nation – whose name I do not even want to invoke on this auspicious occasion… just that for the sacrilege he committed his motherland is paying a heavy price ever since – and that’s Karma.
  • Finally India has for prime minister a brave soldier, son of Mother India, who is unapologetically Hindu, who is a proud Hindu…
  • A billion pairs of eyes watered today, speechless, a billion hearts brimmed overwhelmed … An emotional moment for the entire Hindu diaspora spread across the globe…
  • Our Ram Lalla will finally be restored rightfully to His birth place/home from the makeshift tent that He is in, ever since the barbaric marauder displaced Him and desecrated His holy abode…
  • Court ruling made the accomplishment possible but there are exemptions and exceptional conditions, circumstances and situations in our lives, in the community we are part of, in the society we belong to, that need not have to adhere to/comply with institutional decrees and laid-down norms. These are the matters of heart and faith and truth. If the invasion and desecration of Ram Mandir can be justified as the prevailing dharma (law) of those times, then reconstruction of Ram Mandir and institution-resurrection of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya also similarly can be justifiable as the dharma (law) of present times. Finally law is what you interpret with changing times. Victors invariable pen the recorded history, never the vanquished who may have a story to tell as well.

I am for Ram Mandir in Ram Janam Bhumi, Ayodhya. Simpletons like me do not care for Hagia Sofia or whatever. What matters is India. What we want is Ram Mandir. India is none of those other nations. A Hindu is not an Abrahamic. Our Gods were our forefathers who walked down the Himalayas, not descended from Middle East.

An interesting snippet from history (unverified source):

Suryavanshi Kshatriya families in Ayodhya and adjoining 105 villages will start wearing turban and leather shoes after a gap of 500 years. The reason for this is that their resolve to rebuild the Ram Temple which was destroyed by Babur will be soon fulfilled. Turbans are being distributed to every homes of Kshatriyas in these villages. Public meetings are also being held for the same purpose.

After the Ram Temple was attacked and destroyed, the ancestors of the Suryavanshi Kshatriyas had taken an oath that they would not wear a turban on their heads, use umbrellas and wear leather shoes until the Ram temple was rebuilt. Apart from Ayodhya, Suryavanshi Kshatriyas live in 105 villages in the neighboring Basti district. All these Kshatriya families consider themselves as descendants of Bhagwan Rama.

Let me add more in coming days.

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The Sanctity and Pedigree Of The Hindu Gene Pool

“Gotra’ means clan (Kula) identification for Hindus. It means, an unbroken lineage of sons in the family tree (Y Chromosomes) from the Vedic times. Some say the practice of Gotra is for preservation of the Y chromosome with all its purity sans tampering/contamination in the Hindu society. Every family goes by a Kula-Gotra therefore among Hindus. Every family has a Kula Deivam (family deity). The Kula and Gotra are something that a Hindu inherits and/or acquires by birth (that alters with marriage in case of women).

Essentially all Hindus are supposed to have descended from the seven sages ‘Sapta Rishis’ (Brahma Maharishis) (direct disciples of Lord Shiva) (in the case of learned Brahmanas and north Indians), and their seers (in the case of south Indians and others). Every single family line traces back by ages and ages to one common ancestor, following the kula-gotra chart and map. Invasions unleashed a hell of disturbance but even through the foreign aggression, the Hindus continued the chain forward, may be at times, with missing links here and there. Those who mixed with invaders ceased to be Hindus, severely ostracized by the community. (The ex-communicated later became Muslims and Christians). (For instance, typically the Kashmiri Hindu pundits and baniyas wanted to return back to the Hindu fold someday after being force converted at the point of sword by Aurangzeb. Many surprisingly still retain their Hindu family names. However, they were refused re-admission to Dharma after the Moghul’s time).

Gotra and Kula Deivam therefore are our race and clan identities. They go back to our very roots and to the very beginnings of ancient Hindu/human civilization. No wonder India’s Hindu civilization is the only surviving, longest and continuous civilization in the world today. It is a mammoth, mammoth task keeping this ancient culture alive for over 10,000 years, most of it fairly in tact. How an entire landmass called Bharat Varsh adopted and practised such a grand scheme of things averting inbreeding without a legal enforcement is astonishing. We Hindus of this 21st century are the descendants of Bharatha, ancestor to Pandavas and Kauravas of Mahabhaarath. ‘Bhaarath’ is the true and original name of India. ‘Hindustan’ was the name given by Islamic invaders from the Persian Gulf. The British rechristened us ‘India’ in a blatant attempt to kill our very character and soul.

Of course there were some strict norms voluntarily adhered to be each clan or Kula. These were slightly varied in the south compared to north. However extreme care was taken never to marry in the same bloodline and procreate. Did our Hindu forefathers foresee/witness any harmful genetic mutation and disorder  when one married into the same kula-gotra.

Same Gotra marriages are frowned upon in Hinduism (entire north and in some sections of south) even today. First cousin marriage is strictly forbidden among Hindus, considered incestuous. But down south, if the gotras are different you can marry your (cross) cousin. For example, straight cousins cannot marry each other. Like the children of brothers. Children of sisters. But a brother’s son or daughter can marry his sister’s daughter or son. Cross cousin marriages are permitted because, the sister gets married and goes to another family/gotra. She assumes the gotra of her husband’s family tree. Her children born under new gotra in a strange family will be inheriting different gotra/Y chromosomes, not that of her parents. So the children can marry back into her parents’ family.

But north or south, not even the second cousin marriage is permissible between straight cousin (between children of brothers’ male cousins and children of sisters’ girl cousins). All straight cousins in north and (with cross cousin exemption) in south be it first cousins or second cousins or third cousins cannot marry.

My north Indian friends used to tease me relentlessly about this proven logic. They would be shocked by the south Indian custom that allowed cross cousin marriages. Generations of cross cousin marriages especially within a closed circle can be equally damaging as the Y chromosomes may return to the home family tree after a generation or two. But even these cross cousin marriages mostly stopped with the last or my generation. Not many of my parents generation had cross cousin marriages. One of my friends married her cross cousin. In my generation it was minimal, almost non existent. Now it is totally off. Full stop. Whether it is love marriage or arranged marriage in India, we can be more than certain that there is not the least chance of someone marrying from within the same gotra. We have outgrown that custom in south for our own sake. Awareness of genetic health issues made it possible for south Indians to put an end to cross cousin marriages as we have been a lot more literate for ages compared to north. We needed no written law.

Science of Genetics behind the Hindu Gotra System – The Y Chromosome and the Male Lineage

Why were the same kula-gotra marriages prohibited in Hinduism. This is the scientific reason as researches have established in modern times: Straight cousin marriages will lead to harmful gene mutations and congenital birth defects thereby. For ‘vamsavridhi’ or for the family clan to grow, ancient Hindus wanted their offsprings to marry outside their home families into other blood lines so that the gene pools could get freshly recharged.

Cross cousin marriages where the gotra changes for daughters of the family after marriage were considered relatively safer which is why they were allowed down south. Even in south, straight first cousin marriages are considered taboo and incestuous. In north one hundred percent, first cousin marriages are prohibited even today. If you marry a woman of same gotra, it may imply you are marrying like your own sister because you and she may have descended from the same gene pool whose protagonist Alpha male originally could be the same ancestor. It is like blasphemy therefore for Hindus to marry cousins. Honour killings have been reported from states like Hariyana where the same gotra girl and boy married (in the case of love marriage).

Those who have lost track of their gotra (like for instance in Tamil Nadu), use broader terms like ‘Shiva’ gotra and ‘Vishnu’ gotra. Even in this case, marrying someone with the same Kula Deivam is considered taboo and incestuous and both the boy and the girl may be deemed to have been offspring of the same family tree – with a common ancestor. So this is carefully avoided. Where your gotra cannot distinguish you, your Kula Deivam can.

With the help of the Kula Deivam orientation therefore, one can still decipher one’s gothra if the kula history is studied carefully and in detail.

Similarly many families also seem to have lost track of their ‘Kula Deivam’ – in which case their gotra may come to their help to get their bearings. To those who have ‘lost’ their Kula deivams, Lord Balaji of Tirupathi comes to rescue. Down south, anyone who cannot trace their Kula deivam can adopt Lord Venkatachapathi as their Kula deivam. Or Subramanya.

Ancient Hindus thus devised foolproof means to keep track of their pedigree genes, avoiding marrying into the same family tree. They double-checked and cross-checked the race and blood purity following the tabs such as Kula Deivam and Kula Gotra. Those families who have knowledge of both their gotra and Kula Deivam in the present times are indeed very fortunate. But even if you cannot track one of the two – the Kula Deivam or your gotra – it is still fine. Overlapping is averted at various levels of check.

To break it down to simple terms,

A boy and girl who intend to marry cannot be of the same Kula Gotra by birth


A boy and girl who intend to marry cannot be of the same Kula Deivam family by birth

Both cases are mutually exclusive. This is the secret and logic behind the Hindu genealogy that is in force for millennia from long since before words like DNA and Y Chromosome came into existence and became fashionable. Inbreeding eliminated maximum if not completely.

India’s population is one billion plus. It is amazing that we discovered and mastered and in fact excelled in a way our gene mapping technique, and our ancestors preserved the genetic chain in tact for millennia without a text book reference. Neither did they go for patenting their find. There was no terminology such as ‘Y’ chromosome or for that matter ‘X’ chromosome. How they had the clue yet to go to lengths to preserve the Y chromosome chain is unbelievable. How they worked it all out so perfectly is amazing. Even after millennia, in this 21st century, if you are a Hindu by birth, then you can safely claim that you are a pedigree with no mixed blood. Conversions to Hindu Dharma are happening for last 50-60 years only and now of course, the Dharma has a hearty worldwide following. The gene pool preservation of the Hindu race is matchless in history. No written laws were formulated. No code of conduct to abide by. This is just a brilliant network of our awesome Hindu ancestors trying to save their gene pool from any contamination. Think of the enormous discipline that this might have necessitated. The penalties were simple but rigorous: those who violated the kula-gotra norm were treated as outcasts never allowed into Hindu fold ever again. Looking back one wonders at the scientific precision of such a gene preservation strategy.

Same gotra marriages are tolerated these days, true. Hindu girls are pricey who the Indian Christians and Muslims chase. Mainly for the precious gene. Imagine the havoc this can wreck in the carefully constructed Hindu genealogy.

Today’s youngsters hardly understand the dynamics behind the Hindu Kula-Gotra science and set-up.

We don’t know what future has in store for us Hindus. It took millennia to build such a beautiful catacomb of a pedigree gene structure. It may take only a generation to break it all up to smithereens.

Hindus are not racists. It is however in our self-interest to preserve our pedigree gene pool for our very survival. If, for instance,you take the Indian muslims, they have been marrying first cousins and procreating for generations. A lot about their Y chromosomes may have altered getting mixed up, inbred at every generation. (You see Imran Khan’s Mongolian face (!) (from the Indian subcontinent)). No wonder they (our bhais) have rates (cash rewards) reportedly for bagging a Hindu girl as shocking media news have revealed. By marrying the Abrahamics and procreating, the Hindus will lose the most precious gift of all that has been passed over generations, over thousands of years, nurtured and harvested painstakingly by our forefathers.


Would like to add a footnote on extremely conservative Senguntha Mudaliar community gene & family trees here.

This community’s gotra is mostly Markandeya (from the sage who gifted his descendants the art of (yarn) weaving). However, during Raja Raja Chola’s reign for instance, the Chola king did not favour this smug and rich community whose young men he deputed into armed services, which earned them a name ‘Kai Kolar’ (the weapon holding hand). The ancestors were thoroughly put off the by the king pressing them into military services taking them away from spinning wheels, but could do nothing about it in their powers. Raja Raja no wonder earned enemies in every quarter. Many (I personally believe) forefathers in the family tree could have lost their Markandeya gotra around this time (and hence go by Shiva gotra now). However, after the Raja Raja Chola period, the men dropped their weapons forced into their hands by the king and returned to weaving. This is also a part of history that is hardly recorded. I got intrigued why some Sengunthas referred to themselves as Kai Kolas. I got this explanation from someone who knew what he spoke about.

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Savithri Shaming, Besides Others…

So Loyola College has come out with an apology removing the ‘offensive and derogatory’ Art work on display in their premises this morning. The century old Jesuit institution can blame only the relentless missionary activity in the state/nation for drawing flak. Loyola is not above suspicion. Whether there is a hidden agenda is a million dollar question. Let me make that clear at the outset.

Recap of an earlier Blog post of mine. With Edits.


From the pages of the SHE WORSHIPER HINDU WOMAN…

Not unusual for one to come across this new phrase in our hyper sensitive Social Media these days : SAVITRI SHAMING (Saavithri refering to Satyavaan’s dharm patni Savitri from Hindu Itihaas-Purana times)

This is in reference to women who take to the bottle.

Further detailing may kind of go on like how ‘rural women draped in saris are champions of chastity and character whereas urban Indian women are not averse to gulping down a peg or two (of alcohol what else).’ Urban Indian women lacked morals and are shameless (why limit us to alcohol, we women are not into the wrong side of 40s without watching our share of hard porn, take it from me).

I am not an experienced or routine traveler so there is not much I can draw from my life book in this respect.

But my visit to Italy changed in many ways how I perceived things for years. Conservative but not blind or superstitious – that’s me. Liberal wherever I can afford to be. Restrained at times – not because of religion or law but because of sheer will-power. Nothing can be forced upon me and neither is anything taboo to me. Sab Chaltha Hai! That’s the attitude. Well, of course, some people really have problem with that. I am asking, Padi Thaandadhava Ellam Pathiniyaa?? Nee Paarthiyaa??

Whatever little misgivings or apprehensions or confusions I had got lost when during my first foreign residence in Malaysia I had for neighbours two Chinese couples in the next villa. Who slept in the same room and who swapped partners overnight. Nothing more can shock me now therefore, and the strange encounters I have had and life experiences of half a century have made me different in many ways from most of my regular ‘dharam patni’ (self categorization) relatives and friends back home. Some of my views shock even my best friends. They have not been where I have been, they have not lived my life.

Loyola college Art show brings to my mind this: Have Hindu temples ever been criticized for their more explicit stone carvings on sex? Sanathana Dharma (Hinduism) is not an organized religion like Christianity or Islam or even Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism. We have no founders, no holy book like the Bible or Koran, no Vatican or Mecca, no Pope or Imam who have set boundaries for us. No prescribed code of conduct. May be this is why Hindu Dharma has survived centuries of onslaught by alien cultures and invaders. I also had a chance to glance at the ancient Roman temples which had all been converted into Catholic places of worship in Italy. There is no more trace of the original faith of the land. The surviving few crumbling precincts are the only reminders to what Romans were before Catholicity took over.

Hindu Jain carvings at world famous tourist destination and UNESCO World Heritage site the Khajuraho temples. These carvings depict men,women, gods and goddesses and Devas (angel like) in various positions of sexual union.
Erotic Vishwanath temple scultures at Khajuraho, India

The case of most Asian and European nations is poignant. They were all swept over by either Islam or Christianity, whichever reached their shores first or whichever fought successfully the other. Hinduism on the other hand was not to be vanquished from the soil of Bharatha. We are Bharath and hopefully we shall stay Bharatha to eternity.

Hinduism’s chief characteristic is its inherent ability to grow in the face of adversity, drawing in the positive influences in due course. However there have also been a few negative implications. Whereas you can be an atheist, you can still be Hindu, an idolator, you can still be a Hindu, a non-idolator, you can still be a Hindu, a meat-eater and you can still be a hindu, a vegetarian and you can still be a hindu, a ritualist and you can still be a Hindu,  and etc., and etc., Hinduism however did have a damaging impact by way of crippling practices borrowed or copied from practitioners of foreign faiths that confine women, subjugate women to a lower position than men and other corrupt ideas.

The millennia ancient Hindu temple sculptures reflect to us today what a liberal society India once was. After all this is the land of ‘Kama Sutra.’ The world’s first ever Sex manual was penned in India by Vatsayana two millennia past.

Homosexuality finds mention in ‘Mahabharat.’ ‘Soma bana’ (liquor) was the drink of celebration that even Gods could not resist. Shiva smoked chillum (Marijuana). But that did not prevent Him from being revered the Creator and Destroyer that He is of the universe. Neither has that stopped us Hindus from following Him. Shiva resided in the cremation grounds. Shiva’s extreme followers the Aghoris feed to this day on corpses – the dead human bodies in burial sites. Average Hindus do not shy of Aghoris who we regard as pantheons of the highest degree of spirituality and detachment and devotion: the true state of Nirvana.

A wonderful read on Homosexuality in Mahabharatha:

Relieved that Hindu vigilantism was not there in ancient India. Had it been, neither would we have Kamasutra today nor Khajuraho. An Aurangzeb or Tipu Sultan wouldn’t have become our favourite (anti) heroes! Our self-appointed custodians of Hindu Dharma would have seen to that! Shame on to you the so-called literates of India! All your education has come to a naught! 

Today’s India’s backwardness can be explained with curtailment of our liberal creative ideas and a corroded outdated value system, and superficial imposition of caste divisions in the intermittent centuries (may be from 7th century CE to somewhat present day). Dominant sections of Hindus have been in the forefront promoting such a skewed and biased ideology and society that has rendered India the most damage. Europe soon woke up to rationality and there seems to be no looking back since.

Books like Da Vinci Code etc and those fictions I had read over decades did instill in me a strong sense of curiosity about what I was to witness in Vatican and Florence and Paris (although after a considerable lapse of time). I had indeed done but a mild and insignificant research before embarking on the trip. Yet nothing prepared me for the sense of awakening, rekindling and liberation and euphoria I felt walking through the galleries where centuries of indescribable creativity adorned their walls by way of oil paintings and tapestries and frescos that brought to life the uncountable facets of life and times in the middle-ages, as well as the rebel and cunning ways the wisest men devised to leave a piece of their mind for future generations to ponder over. It was for me, like walking through a time-machine. I literally transgressed into medieval age where men wore long robes (or none) and women strolled bare breasted and where in the chaos of the streets and war scapes, an arrow or sword piercing one’s chest was not as uncommon. Thank you Renaissance artists for the greatest gift. You gave life to my vivid imaginations. While I have found our Hindu temple sculptures enchanting, they were still mystical sort of. What I saw in the European museums was life frothing at full stream.

Michelangelo. I adored this genius for the rebel he was over his art. Taking a guide is advisable in Vatican. He can shed light into facts that you may otherwise overlook. Before Vatican I had already had an entralling visual treat of genitals of the French, the Roman, the Greek and others (from other galleries and museums only!) but nothing prepared me for what awaited me in the Catholic capital of the world.

The Sistine chapel was not to be photographed but many violated the rule clicking away their phones and cams clandestinely . I did not click pictures which I thought I could anyway google.

Here are some of Michelangelo’s mischiefs in the wall-to-wall frescos that I loved.  To borrow words from a critic, the Renaissance artists were the greatest trolls of all times. This at a time when an astronomer like Galileo could be guillotined for blasphemy (asserting that it was the Earth that revolved around the sun and not vice versa).

The six pack God in Creation
God’s exposed naked bums
The sissy priest Biagio Da Cesena with his crotch in snake’s jaw in Hell on the Day of Judgement
The Sistine Chapel, Vatican
The Renaissance Artists were the greatest trolls of all times!

To say that I was overcome with awe in Vatican could be the understatement of my lifetime. My admiration for the man was galloping in leaps and bounds by the minute that it hit soon the ceiling of the hundreds of years old chapel wherefrom the artist’s immortal life works caressed my eyes and soul at the same time. His damnation at hell of a priest (Biagio Da Cesena) who wanted to cover up the genitals (by way of boxers (?!)) (that the papal office successfully managed to in certain works of renaissance artists as we noticed in some cases) who was Michelangelo’s worst critic, with his crotch in the jaws of a snake was not nearly as shocking as looking at God’s bums after the rebel painted Him in six-packs because he reasoned, for a mortal man to be perfect when he knocked on the doors of the other world, the immortal God has to be perfect in the first place to receive him !

May be for seasoned travelers and voracious readers, this is stale news. Not for me. These details I never knew of, although I have read about renaissance artists. I skim, to be precise. Reading is for real intellectuals not for housewives like me. My knowledge of others’ scriptures (in this case the Bible) is also pathetic.

The rebel in the renaissance artists in an age when death stared from every corner of the street eager for any slight, their reckless courage and creativity – this is what impressed me the most.

Even in the holiest of holy shrines of Catholics, the excesses (?) were tolerated as a form of expression and art. In fact they were viewed as something aesthetic, the same way hindu kings imagined when they commissioned our temples.

History has recorded the bloody Crusades and to what extent Church unleashed brutality and exercised unrestrained powers matching that of emperors in the agonizing centuries.

But such a powerful tyranny hardly prevented the creative geniuses from expressing what they wanted to by way of sculptures, paintings, frescos and tapestries which have all survived the tumults and jolts of a war-torn era to present times to bring to  life in front of our eyes, proofs of rebellion and non-conformity and liberation of  mankind.

How many Hindus can deny what Hindu temple sculptures depict. Are you ashamed to look at them because our Gods are copulating in public. Do you denounce our temples because they are explicitly erotic carvings.

What happened to the spirit of Hinduism?

In the intervening centuries, Arabic/Persian/Mongol/Turk/European invaders had managed to wrap the ‘Sari pallu’ over the head of Hindu women (at least partially). South Indian Hindu women used to cover their heads with sari pallu only when widowed  (no more now). (some Hindu women do cover their heads when driving scooters with the dupatta serves as sun-screen. Very common sight in Indian roads these days). Right Wingers, you have anything to say on this.

If I am a vegetarian today, it is by choice. I recommend vegetarianism to anyone and everyone but would not want to force it down the throat of any one. I am spiritual, I follow the rituals that I am comfortable with, but I have still raised a son who, I can proudly say, claims to be agnostic. Logical, reasoning, scientific. Being rational is not a crime.

Covering up will not cover up your ‘karma’ and smoking or boozing or even prostituting has got nothing to do with one’s character or integrity. Smoking or Boozing or Eating Meat or Prostituting is still better than lying, cheating, betraying, judging people. Even lacking affection is a crime. Shirking responsibilities is the worst of all. Shifting blame no better. Dashing hopes? Get offended for right reasons. Know the difference.

I was reading a Karma story that went on like this:

A king was feeding the poor. An impoverished brahmin was in the queue to receive his thali from the king. A vulture was flying over the place then with a viper in its talons. A drop of the viper’s venom fell in the food from a height of over a hundred meters. It was a miniscule dose but enough to kill the brahmin who was relishing it in total trust in the cool shade of a tree.

A few days later, a traveler was visiting the kingdom. He noticed an old woman selling her wares in front of the king’s palace. The traveler was tired and asked the old woman whether he would receive charity of food if he knocked on the Raja’s doors.

The woman said, ‘don’t. because the king gave food to a poor brahmin. on eating it the man died. the king poisoned and killed the brahmin. so he could kill you.’

The traveler turned away from the palace gates on hearing the story, hungry to his bones.

Later, in (Hindu) hell (we also have heaven and hell, mind you!), Yama Raja was seated on his thrown when Chitra Gupta brought up the matter of deciding the Karma of this incidence.

‘Who should get the bad karma, my lord?’ Chitra Gupta asked Yama. ‘Because a man, that too a brahmin has been killed. This man did not meet his natural death. So the bad karma in this context needs to be accounted. The snake’s venom killed it. But the snake was carried by the vulture who had no intention of killing the man just like the raja. But if not for the king’s food, the brahmin would not have died. So should I apportion negative Karma to all the three parties – the snake, the vulture and the king?’

Yama Raj took a minute to ponder over his question. Then he addressed Chitra Gupta, ‘the king, the viper and the vulture are all parties to the bad karma that killed the brahmin but inadvertently, so are they all not innocent parties?’

‘But bad karma is bad karma, my lord, and the karma has to be accounted, as you know’ said Chitra Gupta, ‘this is the law of nature!’

And Yama Raj declared, ‘in that case add the bad karma to the old woman who gossiped not knowing facts, for lying,  for misconstruing facts and for misleading deliberately. Her involvement may not matter but in this case she must carry the unaccountable bad karma of the unnatural death!’

Chitra Gupta hailed Yama Raj’s ruling. The king of Death never made a mistake. Day of Judgement may be for Catholics but dear self-made Hindu vigilantes, this is what Hindu Philosophy is about. This is Hindu Dharma. This is Hindu Karma. I am not sure where I found this gem. Panchatantra?

Hinduism is the least judgmental fold in the entire world. There is no yardstick by which you can define the Sanathana Dharma.

Guys, keep your dharam patnis within four walls if you want to. But remember we have also had a Panchali in our history. Cross out your new lingo ‘Savithri Shaming.’ Shame on you. As Indian women make remarkable strides in the world arena, the prejudices against them ceaselessly persist. I am the woman who sports a bindhi and I am still the woman who has no qualms about raising a toast with my friend with – vodka or cognac even though I am vegetarian from birth. I am the woman who is Lalitha worshiper, I am the woman who celebrates ‘Her’ over ‘Him’ and I am also the woman who will brook no nonsense over branding or judging women. Cheers to that !

It is those societies who rise above a petty and narrow mind-set that finally succeed and excel.

America does, Europe does, China does because they are not advocating the diktats of a God who none of us have ever met with in heavens and come back from, to share our experiences.

If you are going to confine Hinduism to cows and sari pallus, getting offended for anything and everything and nothing, none can do more harm to the Dharmic fold than you. Give creativity the space it deserves. Hindu Dharma is so vast and diverse, a way of life like none other, that you don’t have to react to every Tom, Dick and Harry who may malign (intentionally or otherwise) the faith. Hinduism is all absorbing like the very Ganga that your sense of insecurity is unwarranted. After all this, I cannot suppress my rising jubilation that someone dares.


PS: In Middle East, I am seeing a lot of rebel art from the war torn hell holes. I am in Loyola College position right now! Considering where I am, I cannot go forward and post pictures here! Art is representative. Art I understand is a subtle medium to convey a message. Art reveals the pain, the ache, the yearning, the craving and even the absence of soul. Art confronts the demons. Art speaks the unspoken word. Art is bold and Art can open your eyes. Art for Art’s sake please! The art that moved me to tears was from Iraq. At that time, I ceased to be a Thamizh, a Hindu, an Indian. I became Humanity.

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List Of 216 Shivaalayas In Tamil Nadu

This is just a ‘copy and paste’ job. Came across this wonderful post in social media that i have decided to share in my blog. List of a 216 ancient Shiva temples spread throughout the state of Tamil Nadu, India, quite a few of them a thousand to two thousand years old…  District-wise compilation.

காலம் முழுவதும் பாதுகாக்க வேண்டிய டைரி இது.
216 சிவாலயங்களுக்கு நீங்கள் செல்வதற்கு ஏற்ப குறிப்புகளைத் தந்துள்ளோம்….

எண் – கோயில் – இருப்பிடம் – போன்

சென்னை மாவட்டம்

01. திருவலிதாயம் திருவல்லீஸ்வரர் – பாடி – 044 – 2654 0706.
02. மாசிலாமணீஸ்வரர் – வடதிருமுல்லைவாயில். சென்னையிலிருந்து 26 கி.மீ., – 044 – 2637 6151.
03. கபாலீஸ்வரர் – மயிலாப்பூர் – 044 – 2464 1670.
04. மருந்தீஸ்வரர் – திருவான்மியூர் கிழக்கு கடற்கரை சாலை – 044 – 2441 0477.
காஞ்சிபுரம் மாவட்டம்
05. ஏகாம்பரநாதர் – காஞ்சிபுரம் பஸ் ஸ்டாண்டில் இருந்து 1 கி.மீ., – 044 – 2722 2084.
06. திருமேற்றளீஸ்வரர் – காஞ்சிபுரம் பஸ் ஸ்டாண்டில் இருந்து 1 கி.மீ., – 98653 55572, 99945 85006. 
07. ஓணகாந்தேஸ்வரர் – ஓணகாந்தன்தளி. காஞ்சிபுரம் பஸ் ஸ்டாண்டில் இருந்து 2 கி.மீ., தூரத்திலுள்ள பஞ்சுப்பேட்டை – 98944 43108.
08. கச்சி அனேகதங்காவதேஸ்வரர் – காஞ்சிபுரம் பஸ் ஸ்டாண்டில் இருந்து 2கி.மீ., – 044-2722 2084. 
09. சத்யநாதர் – காஞ்சிபுரம் பஸ் ஸ்டாண்டில் இருந்து 2 கி.மீ., – 044 – 2723 2327, 2722 1664. 
10. திருமாகறலீஸ்வரர் – திருமாகறல், காஞ்சிபுரத்திலிருந்து கீழ்ரோடு வழியாக 16 கி.மீ. – 94435 96619.
11. தெய்வநாயகேஸ்வரர் – எலுமியன்கோட்டூர். காஞ்சிபுரத்திலிருந்து 25 கி.மீ., – 044 – 2769 2412, 94448 65714.
12. வேதபுரீஸ்வரர் – திருவேற்காடு. சென்னை கோயம்பேட்டிலிருந்து பூந்தமல்லி வழியில் 10 கி.மீ – 044-2627 2430, 2627 2487.
13. கச்சபேஸ்வரர் – திருக்கச்சூர். செங்கல்பட்டில் இருந்து சிங்கப்பெருமாள் கோயில் வழியாக 12 கி.மீ., – 044 – 2746 4325, 93811 86389.
14. ஞானபுரீஸ்வரர் – திருவடிசூலம். செங்கல்பட்டில் இருந்து 9 கி.மீ., – 044 – 2742 0485, 94445 23890.
15. வேதகிரீஸ்வரர் – திருக்கழுக்குன்றம். செங்கல்பட்டிலிருந்து 17 கி.மீ., – 044 – 2744 7139, 94428 11149.
16. ஆட்சிபுரீஸ்வரர் – அச்சிறுபாக்கம். செங்கல்பட்டில் இருந்து 48 கி.மீ. (மேல்மருவத்தூர் அருகில்) – 044 – 2752 3019, 98423 09534.

திருவள்ளூர் மாவட்டம்

17. திரிபுராந்தகர் – கூவம், திருவள்ளூரில் இருந்து 17 கி.மீ., – 94432 53325.
18. வடாரண்யேஸ்வரர் – திருவாலங்காடு. திருவள்ளூரிலிருந்து அரக்கோணம் வழியில் 16 கி.மீ.,.
19. வாசீஸ்வரர் – திருப்பாசூர். திருவள்ளூரில் இருந்து 5 கி.மீ., – 98944 86890.
20. ஊன்றீஸ்வரர் – பூண்டி. திருவள்ளூரில் இருந்து 12 கி.மீ., – 044 – 2763 9725, 
21. சிவாநந்தீஸ்வரர் – திருக்கண்டலம். சென்னை – பெரியபாளையம் சாலையில் 40 கி.மீ., – 044 – 2762 9144, 99412 22814.
22. ஆதிபுரீஸ்வரர் – திருவொற்றியூர். – 044 – 2573 3703.

வேலூர் மாவட்டம்

23. வில்வநாதேஸ்வரர் – திருவல்லம். வேலூர்- ராணிப்பேட்டை வழியில் 16 கி.மீ., – 0416-223 6088.
24. மணிகண்டீஸ்வரர் – திருமால்பூர். காஞ்சிபுரத்திலிருந்து 22 கி.மீ., – 04177 – 248 220, 93454 49339.
25. ஜலநாதீஸ்வரர் – தக்கோலம். வேலூரில் இருந்து 80 கி.மீ., – 04177 – 246 427.

திருவண்ணாமலை மாவட்டம்

26. அண்ணாமலையார் – திருவண்ணாமலை. – 04175 – 252 438.
27. வாலீஸ்வரர் – குரங்கணில்முட்டம். காஞ்சிபுரம்- வந்தவாசி ரோட்டில் உள்ள தூசி வழியாக 10 கி.மீ., – 99432 95467.
28. வேதபுரீஸ்வரர் – செய்யாறு. திருவண்ணாமலையிலிருந்து 105 கி.மீ., காஞ்சிபுரத்திலிருந்து 15 கி.மீ., – 04182 – 224 387.
29. – தாளபுரீஸ்வரர் – திருப்பனங்காடு.காஞ்சிபுரத்தில் இருந்து 16 கி.மீ., – 044 – 2431 2807, 98435 68742.
கடலூர் மாவட்டம்
30. திருமூலநாதர் – சிதம்பரம். (நடராஜர் கோயில்) – 94439 86996.
31. பாசுபதேஸ்வரர் – திருவேட்களம். சிதம்பரம் அண்ணாமலை பல்கலைக்கழக வளாகம். – 98420 08291, 98433 88552.
32. உச்சிநாதர் – சிவபுரி.சிதம்பரம்- கவரப்பட்டு வழியில் 3 கி.மீ., – 98426 24580.
33. பால்வண்ணநாதர் – திருக்கழிப்பாலை, சிதம்பரம்- கவரப்பட்டு (பைரவர் கோயில்)வழியில் 3 கி.மீ., – 98426 24580.
34. பிரணவ வியாக்ரபுரீஸ்வரர் – ஓமாம்புலியூர். சிதம்பரத்தில் இருந்து 3 கி.மீ. – 04144 – 264 845.
35. பதஞ்சலீஸ்வரர் – கானாட்டம்புலியூர், சிதம்பரத்தில் இருந்து காட்டுமன்னார்கோயில் வழியே 28 கி.மீ., – 04144 – 208 508, 93457 78863.
36. சவுந்தர்யேஸ்வரர் – திருநாரையூர்.சிதம்பரம்- காட்டுமன்னார் கோயில் வழியில் 18 கி.மீ., – 94425 71039, 94439 06219.
37. அமிர்தகடேஸ்வரர் – மேலக்கடம்பூர். சிதம்பரத்தில் இருந்து காட்டுமன்னார்கோயில் வழியே 28 கி.மீ., – 93456 56982.
38. தீர்த்தபுரீஸ்வரர் – திருவட்டத்துறை.விருத்தாசலத்தில் இருந்து 22கி.மீ., – 04143 – 246 467.
39. பிரளயகாலேஸ்வரர் – பெண்ணாடம். விருத்தாசலத்திலிருந்து 18 கி.மீ., திட்டக்குடியிலிருந்து 12 கி.மீ., – 04143 – 222 788, 98425 64768.
40. நர்த்தன வல்லபேஸ்வரர் – திருக்கூடலையாற்றூர்.சிதம்பரத்திலிருந்து சேத்தியாதோப்பு வழியாக 20 கி.மீ., – 04144 – 208 704.
41. திருக்குமாரசாமி – ராஜேந்திர பட்டினம். விருத்தாசலம் (சுவேதாரண்யேஸ்வரர்) – ஜெயங்கொண்டம் ரோட்டில் 12 கி.மீ., – 04143 – 243 533, 93606 37784.
42. சிவக்கொழுந்தீஸ்வரர் – தீர்த்தனகிரி. கடலூரில் இருந்து 18 கி.மீ. – 94434 34024.
43. மங்களபுரீஸ்வரர் – திருச்சோபுரம். கடலூர்- சிதம்பரம் ரோட்டி<ல் 13 கி.மீ., ஆலப்பாக்கம், இங்கு பிரியும் ரோட்டில் 2கி.மீ., – 94425 85845.
44. வீரட்டானேஸ்வரர் – திருவதிகை. கடலூரில் இருந்து 24 கி.மீ., தூரத்திலுள்ள பண்ருட்டி நகர எல்லை – 98419 62089.
45. விருத்தகிரீஸ்வரர் – விருத்தாச்சலம். சென்னை – மதுரை ரோட்டில் உளுந்தூர் பேட்டையிலிருந்து தெற்கே 23 கி.மீ., – 04143 – 230 203.
46. சிஷ்டகுருநாதேஸ்வரர் – திருத்தளூர். கடலூரில் இருந்து பண்ருட்டி வழியாக 32 கி.மீ., – 04142 – 248 498, 94448 07393.
47. வாமனபுரீஸ்வரர் – திருமாணிக்குழி. கடலூரிலிருந்து பாலூர் வழியாக 15 கி.மீ., – 04142 – 224 328.
48. பாடலீஸ்வரர் – திருப்பாதிரிபுலியூர். கடலூர் நகருக்குள், – 04142 – 236 728.

விழுப்புரம் மாவட்டம்

49. பக்தஜனேஸ்வரர் – திருநாவலூர். பண்ருட்டி-உளுந்தூர் பேட்டை வழியில் 12 கி.மீ., – 94861 50804, 04149 – 224 391.
50. சொர்ணகடேஸ்வரர் – நெய்வணை. உளுந்தூர்பேட்டையில் இருந்து 15 கி.மீ., – 04149 – 291 786, 94862 82952.
51. வீரட்டேஸ்வரர் – கீழையூர். (திருக்கோவிலூர் அருகில்) விழுப்புரத்திலிருந்து 36 கி.மீ., – 93456 60711.
52. அதுல்யநாதேஸ்வரர் – அறகண்டநல்லூர். விழுப்புரத்திலிருந்து 35 கி.மீ., – 99651 44849.
53. மருந்தீசர் – டி. இடையாறு. விழுப்புரத்திலிருந்து 36 கி.மீ., – 04146 – 216 045, 94424 23919. 
54. கிருபாபுரீஸ்வரர் – திருவெண்ணெய்நல்லூர். விழுப்புரத்திலிருந்து 22 கி.மீ., – 93456 60711.
55. சிவலோகநாதர் – கிராமம். விழுப்புரத்திலிருந்து அரசூர் வழி 14 கி.மீ. – 04146 – 206 700.
56. பனங்காட்டீஸ்வரர் – பனையபுரம். விழுப்புரத்திலிருந்து 12 கி.மீ., – 99420 56781.
57. அபிராமேஸ்வரர் – திருவாமத்தூர். விழுப்புரம் -செஞ்சி ரோட்டில் 6 கி.மீ., – 04146 – 223 379, 98430 66252.
58. சந்திரமவுலீஸ்வரர் – திருவக்கரை. திண்டிவனத்திலிருந்து 22 கி.மீ., – 0413 – 268 8949.
59. அரசலீஸ்வரர் – ஒழிந்தியாம்பட்டு. புதுச்சேரி- திண்டிவனம்- வழியில் 13 கி.மீ., 04147 – 235 472.
60. மகாகாளேஸ்வரர் – இரும்பை. புதுச்சேரி – திண்டிவனம் வழியில் 12 கி.மீ., – 0413 – 268 8943, 98435 26601.

நாமக்கல் மாவட்டம்

61. அர்த்தநாரீஸ்வரர் – திருச்செங்கோடு. நாமக்கல்லில் இருந்து 30 கி.மீ., – 04288 – 255 925, 93642 29181.
ஈரோடு மாவட்டம்
62. சங்கமேஸ்வரர் – பவானி. ஈரோட்டில் இருந்து 15 கி.மீ., – 04256 – 230 192, 98432 48588.
63. மகுடேஸ்வரர், – கொடுமுடி,ஈரோடு – கரூர் ரோட்டில் 47 கி.மீ., – 04204 – 222 375.

திருப்பூர் மாவட்டம்

64. அவிநாசி ஈஸ்வரர் – அவிநாசி. திருப்பூர்-கோவை ரோட்டில் 13 கி.மீ., – 04296 – 273 113, 94431 39503.
65. திருமுருகநாதர் – திருமுருகன்பூண்டி. திருப்பூர்- கோவை ரோட்டில் 8 கி.மீ., கோவையில் இருந்து 43 கி.மீ., – 04296 – 273 507.

திருச்சி மாவட்டம்

66. சத்தியவாகீஸ்வரர் – அன்பில். திருச்சியிலிருந்து 30 கி.மீ., – 0431 – 254 4927.
67. ஆம்ரவனேஸ்வரர் – மாந்துறை. திருச்சியிலிருந்து லால்குடி வழி 15 கி.மீ., – 99427 40062, 94866 40260. 
68. ஆதிமூலேஸ்வரர் – திருப்பாற்றுறை.திருச்சியில் இருந்து திருவானைக்காவல் வழி கல்லணைரோட்டில் 13 கி.மீ. – 0431 – 246 0455. 
69. ஜம்புகேஸ்வரர் – திருவானைக்காவல். திருச்சியில் இருந்து 8 கி.மீ., – 0431 – 223 0257.
70. ஞீலிவனேஸ்வரர் – திருப்பைஞ்ஞீலி. திருச்சியில் இருந்து 23 கி.மீ., – 0431 – 256 0813.
71. மாற்றுரைவரதர் – திருவாசி. திருச்சி- சேலம் ரோட்டில் 13 கி.மீ., – 94436 – 92138.
72. மரகதாசலேஸ்வரர் – ஈங்கோய்மலை.திருச்சியில் இருந்து முசிறி வழியாக 50 கி.மீ., – 04326 – 262 744, 94439 50031.
73. பராய்த்துறைநாதர் – திருப்பராய்த்துறை. திருச்சி- கரூர் ரோட்டில்15 கி.மீ. – 99408 43571.
74. உஜ்ஜீவநாதர் – உய்யக்கொண்டான் திருமலை. திருச்சி – வயலூர் வழியில் 7 கி.மீ., – 94431 50332, 94436 50493.
75. பஞ்சவர்ணேஸ்வரர் – உறையூர்.திருச்சி கடைவீதி பஸ் ஸ்டாப் அருகில் – 0431 – 276 8546, 94439 19091. 
76. தாயுமானவர் – திருச்சி. மலைக்கோட்டை – 0431 – 270 4621, 271 0484. 
77. எறும்பீஸ்வரர் – திருவெறும்பூர்.திருச்சி- தஞ்சாவூர் ரோட்டில் 10 கி.மீ. – 98429 57568.
78. திருநெடுங்களநாதர் – திருநெடுங்குளம். திருச்சி-துவாக்குடியிலிருந்து 3 கி.மீ. – 0431 – 252 0126.

அரியலூர் மாவட்டம்

79. வைத்தியநாதசுவாமி – திருமழபாடி. அரியலூரிலிருந்து 28 கி.மீ., – 04329 -292 890, 97862 05278.
80. ஆலந்துறையார் – கீழப்பழுவூர். அரியலூர்- தஞ்சாவூர் வழியில் 12 கி.மீ. – 99438 82368.

கரூர் மாவட்டம்

81. ரத்தினகிரீஸ்வரர் – அய்யர் மலை. கரூரில் இருந்து குளித்தலை வழியாக 40 கி.மீ., – 04323 – 245 522.
82. கடம்பவனேஸ்வரர் – குளித்தலை. கரூரில் இருந்து 35 கி.மீ., – 04323 – 225 228
83. கல்யாண விகிர்தீஸ்வரர் – வெஞ்சமாங்கூடலூர்.கரூரிலிருந்து ஆறுரோடு பிரிவு வழியாக 21 கி.மீ., – 04324 – 262 010, 99435 27792.
84. பசுபதீஸ்வரர் – கரூர் – 04324 – 262 010.

புதுக்கோட்டை மாவட்டம்

85. விருத்தபுரீஸ்வரர் – அறந்தாங்கியிலிருந்து 42 கி.மீ., – 04371 – 239 212

தஞ்சாவூர் மாவட்டம்

86. பசுபதீஸ்வரர் – பந்தநல்லூர்.கும்பகோணம்- சென்னை ரோட்டில் 30 கி.மீ., – 98657 78045. 0435 – 2450 595.
87. அக்னீஸ்வரர் – கஞ்சனூர். கும்பகோணம்- மயிலாடுதுறை – 0435 – 247 3737.
88. கோடீஸ்வரர் – திருக்கோடிக்காவல்.கும்பகோணத்திலிருந்து 18 கி.மீ., – 94866 70043. 
89. பிராணநாதேஸ்வரர் – திருமங்கலக்குடி. கும்பகோணத்தில் இருந்து 17 கி.மீ., (சூரியனார்கோவில் அருகில்) – 0435 – 247 0480.
90. அருணஜடேஸ்வரர் – திருப்பனந்தாள். கும்பகோணம்- சென்னை ரோட்டில் 15 கி.மீ., – 94431 16322, 0435 – 245 6047. 
91. பாலுகந்தநாதர் – திருவாய்பாடி. கும்பகோணம்-சென்னை வழியில் 18 கி.மீ., – 94421 67104.
92. சத்தியகிரீஸ்வரர் – சேங்கனூர். கும்பகோணம்-சென்னை ரோட்டில் 16 கி.மீ., (திருப்பனந்தாள் அருகில்) – 93459 82373, 0435 – 2457 459.
93. யோகநந்தீஸ்வரர் – திருவிசநல்லூர். கும்பகோணம்- சூரியனார்கோவில் ரோடு (வேப்பத்தூர் வழி)8 கி.மீ.,. – 0435 – 200 0679, 94447 47142.
94. கற்கடேஸ்வரர் – திருந்துதேவன்குடி. கும்பகோணம் – சூரியனார்கோவில் வழியில் 11 கி.மீ., – 99940 15871, 0435 – 200 0240.
95. கோடீஸ்வரர் – கொட்டையூர். கும்பகோணம்- திருவையாறு ரோட்டில் 5 கி.மீ., – 0435 – 245 4421.
96. எழுத்தறிநாதர் – இன்னம்பூர்.கும்பகோணம்- சுவாமிமலை ரோட்டில் புளியஞ்சேரியிலிருந்து 2 கி.மீ., – 96558 64958, 0435 – 200 0157.
97. சாட்சி நாதேஸ்வரர் – திருப்புறம்பியம்.கும்பகோணத்திலிருந்து 8 கி.மீ. (இன்னம்பூர் அருகில்) – 94446 26632, 0435 – 245 9519.
98. விஜயநாதேஸ்வரர் – திருவிஜயமங்கை. கும்பகோணத்தில் இருந்து 21 கி.மீ., (திருவைகாவூர் அருகில்) – 0435 – 294 1912, 94435 86453.
99. வில்வ வனேஸ்வரர் – திருவைகாவூர். கும்பகோணம்- திருவையாறு ரோட்டில் 17 கி.மீ., – 94435 86453, 96552 61510.
100. தயாநிதீஸ்வரர் – வடகுரங்காடுதுறை. கும்பகோணம் – திருவையாறு ரோட்டில் 20 கி.மீ. – 04374 – 240 491, 244 191.
101. ஆபத்சகாயர் – திருப்பழனம். தஞ்சாவூரில் இருந்து 16 கி.மீ., தூரத்திலுள்ள திருவையாறு அருகில் – 04362 – 326 668.
102. ஐயாறப்பர் – திருவையாறு. தஞ்சாவூரில் இருந்து 16 கி.மீ., – 0436 – 2260 332. 
103. நெய்யாடியப்பர் – தில்லைஸ்தானம். திருவையாறிலிருந்து 2 கி.மீ., – 04362 – 260 553.
104. வியாக்ரபுரீஸ்வரர் – திருப்பெரும்புலியூர். திருவையாறிலிருந்து தில்லைஸ்தானம் வழியே 5 கி.மீ. – 94434 47826, 94427 29856.
105. செம்மேனிநாதர் – திருக்கானூர்(விஷ்ணம்பேட்டை). திருவையாறில் இருந்து திருக்காட்டுப்பள்ளி வழியே 30 கி.மீ., – 04362 – 320 067, 93450 09344.
106. அக்னீஸ்வரர் – திருக்காட்டுப்பள்ளி.திருவையாறிலிருந்து 25 கி.மீ., – 94423 47433.
107. ஆத்மநாதேஸ்வரர் – திருவாலம் பொழில். தஞ்சாவூரிலிருந்து கண்டியூர் வழியாக 17 கி.மீ., – 04365 – 284 573.
108. புஷ்பவனேஸ்வரர் – தஞ்சாவூரிலிருந்து கண்டியூர் வழியாக 20 கி.மீ., – 94865 76529.
109. பிரம்மசிரகண்டீசுவரர் – கண்டியூர். தஞ்சாவூரிலிருந்து திருவையாறு வழியாக 20 கி.மீ., – 04362 – 261 100, 262 222.
110. சோற்றுத்துறை நாதர் – தஞ்சாவூரிலிருந்து கண்டியூர் வழியாக 19 கி.மீ., – 99438 84377.
111. வேதபுரீஸ்வரர் – திருவேதிக்குடி. தஞ்சாவூரில் இருந்து கண்டியூர் வழியாக 14 கி.மீ., – 93451 04187, 04362 – 262 334. 
112. பசுபதீஸ்வரர் – பசுபதிகோயில். தஞ்சாவூர்- கும்பகோணம் ரோட்டில் 15 கி.மீ., – 97914 82102.
113. வசிஷ்டேஸ்வரர் – தென்குடித்திட்டை. தஞ்சாவூரிலிருந்து 10 கி.மீ., – 04362 – 252 858. 
114. கரவாகேஸ்வரர் – கரப்பள்ளி (அய்யம்பேட்டை). தஞ்சாவூர் – கும்பகோணம் ரோட்டில் 15 கி.மீ.,
115. முல்லைவனநாதர் – திருக்கருகாவூர். தஞ்சாவூரில் இருந்து 22 கி.மீ., – 04374 – 273 502, 273 423.
116. பாலைவனேஸ்வரர் – பாபநாசம். தஞ்சாவூர்- கும்பகோணம் ரோட்டில் 12 கி.மீ., – 94435 24410.
117. கல்யாண சுந்தரேஸ்வரர் – நல்லூர் (வாழைப்பழக்கடை) தஞ்சாவூரில் (பஞ்சவர்ணேஸ்வரர்) இருந்து பாபநாசம் வழியாக 15 கி.மீ., – 93631 41676.
118. பசுபதீஸ்வரர் – ஆவூர் (கோவந்தகுடி).கும்பகோணத்திலிருந்து பட்டீஸ்வரம் வழியாக 15 கி.மீ., – 94863 03484.
119. சிவக்கொழுந்தீசர் – திருச்சத்திமுற்றம். பட்டீஸ்வரத்திலிருந்து 6 கி.மீ., – 94436 78575, 04374 – 267 237. 
120. பட்டீஸ்வரர் – பட்டீஸ்வரம், கும்பகோணத்தில் இருந்து 2 கி.மீ., – 0435 – 241 6976.
121. சோமநாதர் – கீழபழையாறை வடதளி.கும்பகோணம் – ஆவூர் ரோட்டிலுள்ள முழையூர் அருகில் – 98945 69543.
122. திருவலஞ்சுழிநாதர் – திருவலஞ்சுழி.சுவாமிமலையில் இருந்து 1கி.மீ., – 0435 – 245 4421, 245 4026.
123. கும்பேஸ்வரர் – கும்பகோணம். – 0435 – 242 0276.
124. நாகேஸ்வரர் – கும்பகோணம். கும்பேஸ்வரர் கோயிலுக்கு கிழக்கே – 0435 – 243 0386.
125. சோமேஸ்வரர் – கும்பகோணம். கும்பேஸ்வரர் கோயிலை அடுத்துள்ள பொற்றாமரைக்குளக் கரை – 0435 – 243 0349.
126. நாகநாதர் – திருநாகேஸ்வரம். கும்பகோணத்தில் இருந்து 6 கி.மீ., – 94434 89839, 0435 – 246 3354, 
127. மகாலிங்க சுவாமி – திருவிடைமருதூர். கும்பகோணம்-மயிலாடுதுறை ரோட்டில் 9 கி.மீ., 0435 – 246 0660.
128. ஆபத்சகாயேஸ்வரர் – ஆடுதுறை. கும்பகோணம்-மயிலாடுதுறை ரோட்டில் 14 கி.மீ., – 94434 63119, 94424 25809.
129. நீலகண்டேஸ்வரர் – திருநீலக்குடி. கும்பகோணம் – காரைக்கால் ரோட்டில் 15 கி.மீ., – 94428 61634. 0435 – 246 0660. 
130. கோழம்பநாதர் – திருக்குளம்பியம். கும்பகோணம்-மயிலாடுதுறை ரோட்டில் திருவாவடுதுறையிலிருந்து 5 கி.மீ., – 04364 – 232 055, 232 005.
131. சிவானந்தேஸ்வரர் – திருப்பந்துறை. கும்பகோணம்-மயிலாடுதுறை ரோட்டில் (எரவாஞ்சேரி வழி) 12 கி.மீ., – 94436 50826, 0435 – 244 8138. 
132. சித்தநாதேஸ்வரர் – திருநறையூர் (நாச்சியார்கோவில்).கும்பகோணம்- திருவாரூர் ரோட்டில் 10 கி.மீ., – 0435 – 246 7343, 246 7219.
133. படிக்காசுநாதர் – அழகாபுத்தூர். கும்பகோணம்- திருவாரூர் செல்லும் வழியில் 6 கி.மீ., – 99431 78294, 0435 – 246 6939.
134. அமிர்தகடேஸ்வரர் – சாக்கோட்டை. கும்பகோணம்-மன்னார்குடி ரோட்டில் 5 கி.மீ., – 98653 06840, 0435 – 241 4453. 
135. சிவகுருநாதசுவாமி – சிவபுரம். கும்பகோணத்தில் இருந்து 7 கி.மீ. சாக்கோட்டையில் இருந்து 2 கி.மீ., – 98653 06840.
136. சற்குணலிங்கேஸ்வரர் – கருக்குடி (மருதாநல்லூர்).கும்பகோணம் – மன்னார்குடி ரோட்டில் 5 கி.மீ., – 99435 23852
137. சாரபரமேஸ்வரர் – திருச்சேறை. கும்பகோணத்தில் இருந்து 15 கி.மீ., 
138. ஞானபரமேஸ்வரர் – திருமெய்ஞானம் (நாலூர் திருமயானம்). கும்பகோணத்தில் இருந்து திருச்சேறை வழியாக 17 கி.மீ., – 94439 59839.
139. ஆபத்சகாயேஸ்வரர் – ஆலங்குடி. திருவாரூர்-(குரு ஸ்தலம்) மன்னார்குடி ரோட்டில் 30 கி.மீ., – 04374 – 269 407.
140. பாஸ்கரேஸ்வரர் – பரிதியப்பர்கோவில். தஞ்சாவூர் -பட்டுக்கோட்டை ரோட்டில் 17 கி.மீ. (உளூர் அருகில்) – 0437 – 256 910.

திருவாரூர் மாவட்டம்

141. தியாகராஜர் – திருவாரூர். – 04366 – 242 343. 
142. அசலேஸ்வரர் – திருவாரூர். தியாகராஜர் கோயில் இரண்டாம் பிரகாரத்தில் – 04366 – 242 343. 
143. தூவாய் நாதர் – திருவாரூர். தியாகராஜர் கோயில் கீழரத வீதி – 99425 40479, 04366 – 240 646. 
144. பதஞ்சலி மனோகரர் – விளமல். திருவாரூர் பஸ் ஸ்டாண்டிலிருந்து 2 கி.மீ., – 98947 81778, 94894 79896.
145. கரவீரநாதர் – கரைவீரம். திருவாரூர்-கும்பகோணம் ரோட்டில் 8 கி.மீ. தூரத்திலுள்ள வடகண்டம் பஸ் ஸ்டாப் – 04366 – 241 978.
146. வீரட்டானேஸ்வரர் – திருவிற்குடி. திருவாரூர்- மயிலாடுதுறை ரோட்டில் தங்கலாஞ்சேரி அருகில். – 94439 21146. 
147. வர்த்தமானீஸ்வரர் – திருப்புகலூர். திருவாரூரில் இருந்து சன்னாநல்லூர் வழியாக 24 கி.மீ., – 94431 13025, 04366 – 292 300.
148. ராமநாதசுவாமி – திருக்கண்ணபுரம். திருவாரூரில் இருந்து 26 கி.மீ., (திருப்புகலூர் அருகில்) – 94431 13025, 04366 – 292 300. 
149. கணபதீஸ்வரர் – திருச்செங்காட்டங்குடி. திருவாரூரில் இருந்து 29 கி.மீ., (திருப்புகலூர் அருகில்) – 94431 13025, 04366 – 270 278.
150. கேடிலியப்பர் – கீழ்வேளூர். திருவாரூர்- நாகப்பட்டினம் ரோட்டில் 35 கி.மீ. – 04366 – 276 733.
151. தேவபுரீஸ்வரர் – தேவூர். நாகப்பட்டினம்-திருத்துறைப்பூண்டி வழியில் 18 கி.மீ., – 94862 78810, 04366 – 276 113.
152. திருநேத்திரநாதர் – திருப்பள்ளி முக்கூடல். திருவாரூரிலிருந்து பள்ளிவாரமங்கலம் வழியாக 6 கி.மீ., – 98658 44677, 04366 – 244 714.
153. பசுபதீஸ்வரர் – திருக்கொண்டீஸ்வரம். திருவாரூரில் இருந்து நன்னிலம் வழியாக 18 கி.மீ., – 04366 – 228 033.
154. சவுந்தரேஸ்வரர் – திருப்பனையூர். திருவாரூரில் இருந்து ஆண்டிப்பந்தல் வழியாக 12 கி.மீ., – 04366 – 237 007.
155. ஐராவதீஸ்வரர் – திருக்கொட்டாரம். கும்பகோணம் (நெடுங்காடு வழி) – காரைக்கால் ரோட்டிலுள்ள வேளங்குடி. – 04368 – 261 447.
156. பிரம்மபுரீஸ்வரர் – அம்பர் (அம்பல்). மயிலாடுதுறை அருகிலுள்ள பேரளத்திலிருந்து 6 கி.மீ., – 04366 – 238 973.
157. மகாகாளநாதர் – திருமாகாளம். கும்பகோணம்-காரைக்கால் ரோடு. – 94427 66818, 04366 – 291 457. 
158. மேகநாதசுவாமி – திருமீயச்சூர். மயிலாடுதுறை அருகிலுள்ள பேரளத்திலிருந்து 1 கி.மீ., – 94448 36526, 04366 – 239 170.
159. சகல புவனேஸ்வரர் – திருமீயச்சூர் இளங்கோயில், மயிலாடுதுறை அருகிலுள்ள பேரளத்திலிருந்து 1 கி.மீ., – 94448 36526, 04366 – 239 170. 
160. முக்தீஸ்வரர் – செதலபதி. திருவாரூர்- மயிலாடுதுறை ரோட்டில் 22 கி.மீ. தூரத்திலுள்ள பூந்தோட்டத்தில் பிரியும் சாலையில் 5 கி.மீ., – 04366 – 238 818, 239 700, 94427 14055.
161. வெண்ணிகரும்பேஸ்வரர் – கோயில்வெண்ணி.திருவாரூரிலிருந்து 26 கி.மீ., – 98422 94416. 
162. சேஷபுரீஸ்வரர் – திருப்பாம்புரம்.கும்பகோணம்-காரைக்கால் வழியில் 20 கி.மீ. தூரத்திலுள்ள கற்கத்தியில் இருந்து 3 கி.மீ. – 94439 43665, 0435 – 246 9555. 
163. சூஷ்மபுரீஸ்வரர் – செருகுடி.கும்பகோணம்-காரைக்கால் இருந்து 3 கி.மீ. (பூந்தோட்டம் வழி) கடகம்பாடியில் இருந்து 3 கி. மீ. – 04366 – 291 646. 
164. அபிமுக்தீஸ்வரர் – மணக்கால் அய்யம்பேட்டை,திருவாரூர்- கும்பகோணம் ரோட்டில் 10 கி.மீ., 
165. நர்த்தனபுரீஸ்வரர் – திருத்தலையாலங்காடு. திருவாரூர்-கும்பகோணம் ரோட்டில் 15 கி.மீ., – 94435 00235, 04366 – 269 235.
166. கோணேஸ்வரர் – குடவாசல்.திருவாரூரில் இருந்து 23 கி.மீ., கும்பகோணத்தில் இருந்து 20 கி.மீ., – 94439 59839.
167. சொர்ணபுரீஸ்வரர் – ஆண்டான்கோவில்.கும்பகோணத்தில் இருந்து வலங்கைமான் வழி 13 கி.மீ., – 04374 – 265 130.
168. பாதாளேஸ்வரர் – அரித்துவாரமங்கலம், கும்பகோணம் – அம்மாபேட்டை வழியில் 20 கி.மீ., – 94421 75441, 04374 – 264 586
169. சாட்சிநாதர் – அவளிவணல்லூர்.கும்பகோணத்தில் இருந்து அம்மாப்பேட்டை வழியாக 26 கி.மீ., – 04374 – 275 441.
170. வீழிநாதேஸ்வரர் – திருவீழிமிழலை. திருவாரூர்- மயிலாடுதுறை ரோட்டில் 22 கி.மீ. தூரத்திலுள்ள பூந்தோட்டத்தில் பிரியும் சாலையில் 7 கி.மீ., – 04366 – 273 050, 94439 24825148.
171. சதுரங்க வல்லபநாதர் – பூவனூர்.திருவாரூரிலிருந்து நீடாமங்கலம் வழியாக மன்னார்குடி ரோட்டில். – 94423 99273. 172. நாகநாதர் – பாமணி.மன்னார்குடியிலிருந்து 2 கி.மீ., – 93606 85073.
173. பாரிஜாதவனேஸ்வரர் – திருக்களர்.மன்னார்குடி-திருத்துறைப்பூண்டி ரோட்டில் 21 கி.மீ., – 04367 – 279 374.
174. பொன்வைத்த நாதர் – சித்தாய்மூர். திருவாரூர்-திருத்துறைப்பூண்டி ரோட்டில் 20 கி.மீ. (ஆலத்தம்பாடி அருகில்) – 94427 67565.
175. மந்திரபுரீஸ்வரர் – கோவிலூர். மன்னார்குடி-முத்துப்பேட்டை ரோட்டில் 32 கி.மீ., – 99420 39494, 04369 – 262 014. 
176. சற்குணநாதர் – இடும்பாவனம். திருத்துறைப்பூண்டி-புதுச்சேரி ரோட்டில் 10கி.மீ. (தொண்டியக்காடு வழி) – 04369 – 240 349.
177. கற்பக நாதர் – கற்பகநாதர்குளம். திருத்துறைப்பூண்டி -புதுச்சேரி ரோட்டில் 12 கி.மீ., (தொண்டியக்காடு வழி) – 04369 – 240 632.
178. நீள்நெறிநாதர் (ஸ்திரபுத்தீஸ்வரர்) – தண்டலச்சேரி. திருவாரூரிலிருந்து திருத்துறைப்பூண்டி வழியில் 23 கி.மீ., – 98658 44677.
179. கொழுந்தீஸ்வரர் – கோட்டூர்.மன்னார்குடி- திருத்துறைப்பூண்டி ரோட்டில் 15 கி.மீ., – 97861 51763, 04367 – 279 781. 
180. வண்டுறைநாதர் – திருவண்டுதுறை.மன்னார்குடி- திருத்துறைப்பூண்டி ரோட்டில் 11 கி.மீ., சேரிவடிவாய்க்கால் அருகில் – 04367 – 294 640.
181. வில்வாரண்யேஸ்வரர் – திருக்கொள்ளம்புதூர் கும்பகோணம் -கொரடாச்சேரி வழியில் 25 கி.மீ., செல்லூர் அருகில் – 04366 – 262 239.
182. ஜகதீஸ்வரர் – ஓகைப்பேரையூர்.திருவாரூரிலிருந்து 20 கி.மீ., (லட்சுமாங்குடி வழி) – 04367 – 237 692.
183. அக்னீஸ்வரர் – திருக்கொள்ளிக்காடு. திருவாரூரிலிருந்து 28 கி.மீ. கச்சனத்திலிருந்து 8 கி.மீ., – 04369 – 237 454.
184. நெல்லிவனநாதர் – திருநெல்லிக்காவல்.திருவாரூர் – திருத்துறைப்பூண்டி ரோட்டில் 18 கி.மீ., – 04369 – 237 507, 237 438.
185. வெள்ளிமலைநாதர் – திருத்தங்கூர்.திருவாரூர்- திருத்துறைப்பூண்டி ரோட்டில் 12 கி.மீ., – 94443 54461, 04369 – 237 454.
186. கண்ணாயிரநாதர் – திருக்காரவாசல்.திருவாரூர் – திருத்துறைப்பூண்டி ரோட்டில் 14 கி.மீ., – 94424 03391, 04366 – 247 824.
187. நடுதறியப்பர் – கண்ணாப்பூர், திருவாரூர் – திருத்துறைப்பூண்டி ரோட்டில் மாவூரிலிருந்து 7 கி.மீ., – 94424 59978, 04365 – 204 144.
188. கைச்சினநாதர் – கச்சனம்.திருவாரூர்-திருத்துறைப்பூண்டி ரோட்டில் 15 கி.மீ., – 94865 33293
189. ரத்தினபுரீஸ்வரர் – திருநாட்டியத்தான்குடி.திருவாரூர்- வடபாதிமங்கலம் ரோட்டில் 15 கி.மீ., (மாவூர் வழி) – 94438 06496, 04367 – 237 707. 
190. அக்னிபுரீஸ்வரர் – வன்னியூர்(அன்னூர்). கும்பகோணம்-காரைக்கால் ரோட்டில் 24 கி.மீ., – 0435 – 244 9578
191. சற்குணேஸ்வரர் – கருவேலி. கும்பகோணம்-மயிலாடுதுறை ரோட்டில் 22 கி.மீ., தூரத்திலுள்ள கூந்தலூர் – 94429 32942, 04366 – 273 900
192. மதுவனேஸ்வரர் – நன்னிலம்.திருவாரூர்-மயிலாடுதுறை ரோட்டில் 16 கி.மீ., – 94426 82346, 99432 09771
193. வாஞ்சிநாதேஸ்வரர் – ஸ்ரீவாஞ்சியம். கும்பகோணம்- நாகபட்டினம் வழியில் 27 கி.மீ. அச்சுதமங்கலம் ஸ்டாப் – 94424 03926, 04366 – 228 305
194. மனத்துணைநாதர் – திருவலிவலம். திருவாரூரிலிருந்து 20 கி.மீ., (வழி கச்சனம்) – 04366 – 205 636
195. கோளிலிநாதர் – திருக்குவளை. திருத்துறைபூண்டி – எட்டுக்குடி ரோட்டில் 13 கி.மீ.(வழி கச்சனம்) – 04366 – 245 412
196. வாய்மூர்நாதர் – திருவாய்மூர்.திருவாரூர்- வேதாரண்யம் ரோட்டில் 25 கி.மீ., – 97862 44876
நாகப்பட்டினம் மாவட்டம்
197. சிவலோகத்தியாகர் – ஆச்சாள்புரம். சிதம்பரத்தில் இருந்து 12 கி.மீ., – 04364 – 278 272.
198. திருமேனியழகர் – மகேந்திரப்பள்ளி. சீர்காழியில் இருந்து கொள்ளிடம் வழி 22 கி.மீ., – 04364 – 292 309.
199. முல்லைவனநாதர் – திருமுல்லைவாசல். சீர்காழியிலிருந்து 12 கி.மீ., – 94865 24626.
200. சுந்தரேஸ்வரர் – அன்னப்பன்பேட்டை. சீர்காழியில் இருந்து கீழமூவர்கரை ரோட்டில் 16 கி.மீ., – 93605 77673, 97879 29799.
201. சாயாவனேஸ்வரர் – சாயாவனம். சீர்காழி- பூம்புகார் வழியில் 20 கி.மீ., – 04364 – 260 151
202. பல்லவனேஸ்வரர் – பூம்புகார். சீர்காழியில் இருந்து 19 கி.மீ., – 94437 19193.
203. சுவேதாரண்யேஸ்வரர் – திருவெண்காடு.சீர்காழி-பூம்புகார் வழியில் (புதன் ஸ்தலம்) 15 கி.மீ., – 04364 – 256 424
204. ஆரண்யேஸ்வரர் – திருக்காட்டுப்பள்ளி. சீர்காழியில் இருந்து 15 கி.மீ., திருவெண்காட்டிலிருந்து 1 கி.மீ., – 94439 85770, 04364 – 256 273. 
205. வெள்ளடைநாதர் – திருக்குருகாவூர். சீர்காழியில் இருந்து 5 கி.மீ., – 92456 12705.
206. சட்டைநாதர் – சீர்காழி.சிதம்பரத்தில் இருந்து 19 கி.மீ., – 04364 – 270 235.
207. சப்தபுரீஸ்வரர் – திருக்கோலக்கா. சீர்காழியிலிருந்து 2 கி.மீ., – 04364 – 274 175.
208. வைத்தியநாதர் – வைத்தீஸ்வரன்கோவில்.மயிலாடுதுறை -சீர்காழி வழியில் 18கி.மீ., – 04364 – 279 423.
209. கண்ணாயிரமுடையார் – குறுமாணக்குடி. மயிலாடுதுறை- வைத்தீஸ்வரன் கோவில் வழியில் கதிராமங்கலத்தில் இருந்து 3 கி.மீ. – 94422 58085 
210. கடைமுடிநாதர் – கீழையூர். மயிலாடுதுறையில் இருந்து 12 கி.மீ., – 94427 79580, 04364 – 283 261, 
211. மகாலட்சுமிபுரீஸ்வரர் – திருநின்றியூர். மயிலாடுதுறை- சீர்காழி வழியில் 7 கி.மீ., – 94861 41430.
212. சிவலோகநாதர் – திருப்புன்கூர்.மயிலாடுதுறையிலிருந்து 15 கி.மீ., – 94867 17634. 
213. சோமநாதர் – நீடூர். மயிலாடுதுறையில் இருந்து 5 கி.மீ., – 99436 68084, 04364 – 250 424, 
214. ஆபத்சகாயேஸ்வரர் – பொன்னூர். மயிலாடுதுறையில் இருந்து 6 கி.மீ., – 04364 250 758.
215. கல்யாண சுந்தரேஸ்வரர் – திருவேள்விக்குடி. மயிலாடுதுறை அருகிலுள்ள 
2 கி.மீ., – 04364 – 235 462.
216. ஐராவதேஸ்வரர் – மேலத்திருமணஞ்சேரி.
சிவாய நம.

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The Precarious Condition Of The Bali Hindu

Recent visit to Bali revealed to me a different version of Hinduism, liberal in some ways and more ritualistic in others. The first Hindu king of Bali Udayana from 11th century CE,  takes the credit for the present day Bali culture and heritage. South East Asia was Hindu from Cambodia and Mauritius to Indonesia and Malaysia for centuries before Islam entered the scene. Hindu kings of south India had reached the far eastern shores of the world long before even Islam and Christianity came to India. Kedah of Malaysia was taken by Chozha king of south India who thus earned his title ‘Kedaram Kondan.’  But unlike the Abrahamic religions that unleashed terror and violence in India and world over, the Hindu Dharma as well as Buddhism spread in a gentler fashion to other parts of the world dispersing wisdom and peace in their wake.  Be it Bhutan or Nepal or Sri Lanka or Vietnam or Thailand or Tibet or China or parts of Jawa, Hinduism or Buddhism is still practised by a section/most of their subjects, albeit of an altered strain. Japanese Shintoism reveres Hindu God the elephant faced Ganesha. Angkorwat, the world’s largest Hindu temple in Cambodia is a world heritage site that draws tourists from around the globe.

Bali is predominantly Hindu I knew, but nothing prepared me for the overwhelming Hindu culture of a different genre that swept through the entire beautiful equatorial Indonesian island, steeped in mystique and charm to this twenty first century. After a day or two, i stopped clicking pictures of small chapel-like temples in front of each and every Bali Hindu home and office and business. A land of billion temples. Billion Hindu temples. That’s Bali. This is chief reason, Hindu culture could not be easily dismantled in Bali by the invaders. The last occupiers of Bali were the Dutch who wrecked havoc in the island during the second world war, leaving the native society battered and bruised.

Bali Hindu temples do not admit non Hindus strictly and even the Indian Hindus, except for a couple of shrines that are world tourist attractions. Mainland or other foreign Hindus may seek permission and be properly attired in local costume ‘Sarong’ (Sarong is Bali’s national/state dress. It is beach dress only for the rest of the world). The doors of Bali temples are otherwise closed to one and all except for the local island Hindus. Bali Hindus constitute about 80% of the island population.  Muslims, Christians and Buddhists make up for the rest. Balinese Hindus and Buddhists are naturally compatible as they share cultural values.

Indonesia, the muslim majority nation, fails to draw tourists of decent count. Only Bali, the Hindu island of Indonesia attracts global tourists and earns precious foreign exchange for the islamic nation.

Balinese Hindus still are not overtly rich, yet they are not poor either, especially by Indonesian standards. Indonesian Rupiah, one will have to carry by truckload and is a worthless paper. We paid millions and millions of converted Indonesian Rupiahs for our shopping and other needs.

Balinese Hindus are a bit westernized by foreign cultural influences brought in by guests from world over. Yet they seem to cling on to their belief systems with all the faith and moral strength they can muster.

I was surprised to learn that our PM Modi is a hit with Balinese Hindus. More than a couple of men told me, he is the last hope of global Hindus.

Allegedly, the islamic majority Indonesia is plainly envious of the Bali Hindu. Bali bombing a few years back was by Indonesian islamic terrorists targeting Australian tourists for whom Bali is like a second home. Australians seem to love everything about Bali. They are around for months, vacationing in the island paradise with their families every year.

The Hindu and the Christian cultural extravaganza in New year eve must have felt like a thorn in the islamic flesh of Indonesia. Over a thousand small and big and mid sized islands constitute the Indonesian archipelago. Yet, what hurts their islamic government and the Indonesian muslim majority is the staunch Bali Hindu survival. Out of the thousand others, it is the lone Hindu who is prospering in the otherwise total islamic republic, that does not go down well with average Indonesians. Their irritation and envy and restlessness seem palpable. Every other non Hindu/non Bali Indonesian you may come across in Bali is unable to hide his impatience and intense jealousy at Balinese success story. The unique Bali Hindu culture has remained unshakable over time.

I won the confidence of the Balinese Hindus who spoke to me from their heart, only because I was a native Hindu from India. Most Balinese Hindus dream of a day when they can set their foot in the holy Hindu homeland ‘Bharat.’

Never through the centuries, the Balinese confide, they have felt threatened by any invader or have feared for their existence. But now they reckon, their days could be numbered.

Every third muslim Indonesian is in Bali looking for work as well as Bali Hindu girl to marry. I said, we have an equivalent in India that we call ‘Love Jehad.’

For their part, the Indonesian Christians are not helping either. One Indonesian christian I met was intensely jealous of the Bali Hindu. ‘Hinduism is cumbersome, overtly ritualistic and expensive religion to follow; it is time consuming and complex to understand. Christianity is easy and therefore Bali Hindu has started converting’ said he. No surprise at the well disguised animosity towards the island majority.

Rafting along the Ayung river, I was rejoicing at centuries old Ramayana engravings, the life history of the Hindu God Lord Ram, etched in the rocks in dense forests of the banks. Very crudely overlapping the ancient sculpting screeched: ‘JESUS LOVES YOU, JESUS CALLS YOU’, obviously the handiwork of visiting tourists from west. Joshua Project in Bali or what? To go to so much trouble somewhere where your life could be at risk seems to point to only one thing: the christian missionaries will stop at nothing when it comes to their conversion spree.

Worshiping the Trimurthi: Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the nurturer/protector) and Shiva (the destroyer), the Trinity of male Hindu Gods in Bali’s most ancient temples was a moving experience for me. Along side were the trinity of female Hindu Goddesses the Tridevi: Saraswathi (for wisdom/knowledge/learning), Lakshmi (wealth and fortune) and Shakthi (the power or energy). Everywhere I turned Hindu names welcomed me. Balinese Hindus perform Puja at their temples three times a day even in these hectic times with flowers and anoint their foreheads with a rice grain tilak. No taxi driver starts his day without Puja first to his cab just like we may do in India! No surprise, the Indonesian airline goes by name ‘Garuda.’ Reenactment of Ramayana in Uluwatu in a trance dance is a cultural heritage handed over generations.

Balinese Hindus I spoke to were quick to admit, they were not hostile to alien cultures. But of late they felt threatened by Islam. They were aware of various bomb attacks carried by islamists around the world. They  remain shaken by the Bali bombing to this day. Yet as they are aware, Bali is the money spinner for an economically downward spiraling Indonesia. There have been attempts by previous islamic governments of Indonesia to sell off Bali to profiteering American corporations. The Balinese have seen it all. They have held their head high and proud and have resisted every single move to destabilize them and and destroy them. How long they can keep up their bravado and will power and resistance is a billion dollar question.

Average Balinese Hindus are eager to receive Hindu visitors from India. Australians, Indians and Chinese are their major patrons. Indians though are worst time keepers, confessed a guide. He was sick waiting on rude and ill mannered Indian tourists who always delayed the tours.

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Indraprastha: the Throne of Delhi


The day the Italian Mafia quit India will be the day India will be truly independent and free.


Indraprastha, Delhi, has been the throne of Islamists and Christians laying siege over this ageless motherland Bharatha, terrorizing native Hindus for centuries. India is home to Hindu Dharma, Sanathana Dharma. Like Vatican, like Saudi Arabia, like even Israel, we Hindus reserve our rights to make India a Hindu Rashtra once again. The one place and home for global Hindus to eternity.

Here is a heart wrenching synopsis of the bloody reign of barbaric sycophants and invaders and the cruelest yesteryear Taliban the Moguls who unleashed terror in Delhi (India) over nearly a millennium before the British looters began their plunder.

This is just a slice of Indian history with no reference to south, east or west India. Just imagine the trauma and turmoil, all of which have been brushed under carpet by leftists/communists and desh drohis.

Hindus today are accused of being communal when we want a Hindu India which is the cradle of Hindu civilization and culture spanning at least 10,000 years. Are we asking for a Hindu India in America or Arabia or Australia or Europe? So secularism and democracy must be vital and cornerstone to India but not to Saudi? Vatican? When will they have our Gurus preaching and converting their locals to Hinduism, the way Zakir Naik was enjoying a free rein in India. That is the day we can talk about secularism in India, period. BBC and CNN by the way never have a thing to report on Vatican. India has no idea of becoming the next Pakistan or Latin America or Africa, the succumbed.

This is a ‘cut and paste’ job from social media but it is accurate and brilliant.

* Slave dynasty *
1 = 1193 Muhammad Ghauri
2 = 1206 Qutubuddin Aibak
3 = 1210 comfort Shah
4 = 1211 Iltutmish
5 = 1236 Ruknuddin Firoz Shah
6 = 1236 Razia Sultan
7 = 1240 Muizuddin Bahram Shah
8 = 1242 Allauddin Masood Shah
9 = 1246 Nasiruddin Mahmood
10 = 1266 Giasudin bulbons
11 = 1286 Cacro
12 = 1287 Muizuddin Kakubad
13 = 1290 Shamuddin Camers
1290 slave race end
(Government period – 97 years approx.)
* 👉 Khilji Dynasty *
1 = 1290 Jalaluddin Feroz Khaliji
2 = 1296
Allauddin Khilji
4 = 1316 Sahabuddin Omar Shah
5 = 1316 Qutubuddin Mubarak Shah
6 = 1320 Nasiruddin Khusro Shah
7 = 1320 Khilji descent destroyed
(Period of rule-30 years approx.)
* The Golak Dynasty *
1 = 1320 Gasisuddin Tughluq I
2 = 1325 Muhammad bin Tughlaq II
3 = 1351 Feroz Shah Tughlaq
4 = 1388 Giasuddin Tughluq Second 6
5 = 1389 Abu Bakar Shah
6 = 1389 Muhammad Tughlaq third
7 = 1394 Sikandar Shah First
8 = 1394 Nasiruddin Shah II
9 = 1395 Nazarat Shah
10 = 1399 Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah on the second again
11 = 1413 Daltshah
1414 Mughal empire ends
(Government period -94 years approx.)
* Saiyyad dynasty *
1 = 1414 Khizr Khan
2 = 1421 Muizuddin Mubarak Shah II
3 = 1434 Muhmad Shah IV
4 = 1445 Allauddin Alam Shah
1451 Saeed dynasty ends
(Governance period – about 37 years)
* Adult descendants *
1 = 1451 Baholol Lodi
2 = 1489 Sikandar Lodi Second
3 = 1517 Ibrahim Lodi
1526 Lodi dynasty ends
(Period of rule-75 years)
* Mughal dynasty *
1 = 1526 Zahiruddin Babar
2 = 1530 Humayun
1539 Mughal dynasty intermediary
* Susi Dynasty *
1 = 1539 Sher Shah Suri
2 = 1545 Islam Shah Suri
3 = 1552 Mahmud Shah Suri
4 = 1553 Ibrahim Suri
5 = 1554 Firuz Shah Suri
6 = 1554 Mubarak Khan Suri
7 = 1555 Sikandar Suri
Suri dynasty ends, (rule-16 years approx.)
* Mughal dynasty restart *
1 = 1555 Humayu at the reef
2 = 1556 Jalaluddin Akbar
3 = 1605 Jahangir Saleem
4 = 1628 Shah Jahan
5 = 1659 Aurangzeb
6 = 1707 Shah Alam First
7 = 1712 Jahadar Shah
8 = 1713 Farrukhshayer
9 = 1719 Raifudu Rajat
10 = 1719 Raifood Daula
11 = 1719 Necquire
12 = 1719 Mahmud Shah
13 = 1748 Ahmed Shah
14 = 1754 Alamgir
15 = 1759 Shah Alam
16 = 1806, Akbar Shah
17 = 1837 Bahadur Shah Zafar
1857 Mughal dynasty ended
(Period of rule-315 years)
* British Raj (Viceroy) *
1 = 1858 Lord Kenning
2 = 1862 Lord James Bruce Elgin
3 = 1864 Lord Jahan Lorensh
4 = 1869 Lord Richard Mayo
5 = 1872 Lord Northbook
6 = 1876 Lord Edward Luttenlord
7 = 1880 Lord George Ripon
8 = 1884 Lord Dufferin
9 = 1888 Lord Hanney Lansdowne
10 = 1894 Lord Victor Bruce Elgin
11 = 1899 Lord George Curzon
12 = 1905 Lord Gilbert Minto
13 = 1910 Lord Charles Hardinge
14 = 1916 Lord Frederick Salmsford
15 = 1921 Lord Rucks Ijac reading
16 = 1926 Lord Edward Irwin
17 = 1931 Lord Freeman Wellingdan
18 = 1936 Lord Alexandle Linlitho
19 = 1943 Lord Archibald Wevel
20 = 1947 Lord Mountbatten
British Raj ending rule 90 years around
🇮🇳 Azad India, Prime Ministers:
1 = 1947 Jawaharlal Nehru
2 = 1964 Gulzarilal Nanda
3 = 1964 Lal Bahadur Shastri
4 = 1966 Gulzarilal Nanda
5 = 1966 Indira Gandhi
6 = 1977 Morarji Desai
7 = 1979 Charansingh
8 = 1980 Indira Gandhi
9 = 1984 Rajiv Gandhi
10 = 1989 Vishwanath Pratapsingh
11 = 1990 Chandrasekhar
12 = 1991 P.V. Narsingh Rao
13 = Atal Bihari Vajpayee
14 = 1996 HD Deve Gowda
15 = 1997 I. K. Gujral
16 = 1998 Atal Bihari Vajpayee
17 = 2004 Dr. Manmohan Singh
18 = 2014 to present Narendra Modi
764 years since independence from the slavery of the Muslims, and the British who promoted brown sa’abs to sell Jesus in the native soil of Hindus long after they’re gone. Despite being a majority, Hindus continued to be enslaved in their own country until Narendra Modi happened.
I do not believe in secularism, I believe in resurgent Hindu India.
The tragedy of India is, we breed thankless disloyal citizens in the name of minorities.  Terrorists and Conversion Mafia.
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India Must Sue Vatican

When America can sue Saudi Arabia for 9/11, why cannot India sue Pakistan for Mumbai 26/11.

India also must sue Vatican for their war on India via relentless conversions and attempt at conversions, undermining the thousands of years ancient native Hindu culture and the democratic, secular fundamental principals of the Indian constitution.

Is Jesus Christ a cheap commodity for these guys to sell door to door. Shameless.

It is time Indian government slaps Vatican and European nations/America for funding conversion of Hindus to Christianity in India. Dear West, to us Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains of Indic fold, attempt at conversion equals CULTURAL TERRORISM.

Let India sue Vatican at International Court of Justice, let India take the matter to United Nations. Let us make a start somewhere. India could be the only nation in the world to REFUSE billion of dollars pumped in by America/Europe/Vatican for the sole purpose of converting Hindus to Christianity.

The conversion is viral decades since. The lengths to which the Vatican appointees go is shocking. India has more than enough proofs to substantiate our charges.

Let us create history by suing Vatican in ICJ. Let us take them to UN. Let us save the rest of the world. Huge psychological and economic strain and imbalance in the nation, thanks to Vatican. The Vatican is also trying to break up India into pieces by christianizing parts of India, with an aim to create ‘islands’ within India. Vatican has to pay up damages and be held responsible for blatant interference in the internal affairs of a third party nation. The acts of Vatican pertain to criminal nature, which could in long term tear up the social fabric of India, sabotaging the nation.

It is high time, India weighs the pros and cons of allowing Vatican this leverage to carry on their dirty mission in India.

Christ and Mohammad belong in Arabia, no place for them in India. If there are voluntary converts to Christianity in India, we have no issues. But conversion with funding from west MUST STOP, period.

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The Hindu Holocaust The World Would Rather Not Talk About: A Brief Sketch

Arab countries, Pakistan, Iran etc., are like Fixed deposits. You may keep them ‘untouched.’ But secular democracies such as India, UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia are like joint deposits, free for all. You can draw from indiscriminately and suck up their resources running them dry without disturbing your fixed deposits. Well, we will have to do something about that. That is why we need a Trump and a Modi in this world.



Here is a list of documented historic massacres in India (not exhaustive) (almost exclusively Hindu):


If you peruse the list aforementioned, the bottom most entry is the massacre of Goan christians by Tipu Sultan, the only non-Hindu community/group to be persecuted in Indian history.  Irony is that, the Konkan (Goan) chrisitians were massacred for a second time, after their ancestors were a century or two earlier force-converted by the Portuguese invaders who mass-murdered the staunch Hindu. Every Goan church that stands today is idle witness to brutal extermination of Konkan Hindus who laid down their lives refusing to embrace Christianity.

Look at the false and misplaced pride of the Goan christians in modern times. Miranda. Alfonso. What nonsense. Surnames quite like the Black Americans who have adopted theirs from their erstwhile white slave masters. Can we get one single Goan christian to own up to this shame in present times?



This post is penned without prejudice with only truth as the beacon showing the way. The point cannot be missed if one studies it subjectively than objectively. This write-up is aimed at making one meditate upon his/her true origin, history, bearing, culture, ancestry and heritage. Am I Arab? Am I European? Everyone from the minority community in India needs to put the question to oneself and answer it with all honesty. In case one is mixed Arab blood, of course, no one is stopping anyone from quitting India for good. But by no means will India give up a square inch from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. If you want to leave you are welcome to leave, but India stays. As she is.

This post also seeks to explain why Hindus will never accept followers of foreign invaders as their own or put their trust in them. The pain and sense of betrayal is acute when your own blood turns against you.

The Indian muslim may be suffering from ‘Stolkholm Syndrome’ – that which afflicts the vanquished generally. The enslaved. Disowning one’s pedigree and true identity is ‘Slave mentality.’ You just do not become ‘them.’ You will belong neither here nor there. This is one treacherous trait which for a relief, is missing in the Indian christian. Because unlike the Indian muslim, the Indian christian does not have a consolatory Pakistan to relate to. That makes Indian christians loyal citizens of India in spite of their conversion spree. We can handle conversion, but terrorism and disloyalty could be subversive. Which is why this attitude that is like a poison coursing through the Indian muslim community needs to be addressed earliest.

Indian children need to be told, the Moguls were none but yesteryear Taliban. That India had been subject to most horrid terror for over eight long centuries. That Taj Mahal is a monument of torture and death not love and was in all probability a Shiva Temple, and that Ram Temple in Ayodhya was demolished by the barbarian Afghan Babur but even at this time perhaps, an overwhelming 99% of Indians must have been native Hindus only. Conversions happened in the Punjab earliest followed by Uttar Pradesh, Bengal. Last to convert perhaps were ironically the Kashmiris, only by sword, in Aurangzeb’s time.

The Great Mogul Contribution to India: Bastards, Biryani Beside Mausoleums 

Historical dates/events listed in this post may not follow chronological order.

The Great Hindu Genocide panned over 8 centuries that not even Hindus want to talk about, so why blame the Indian government or our neighbours with whom we have shared ancestry… The West is too preoccupied with their own selfish interests… the bloody history of Hindu persecution for nearly a 1000 years hardly merits interest in any quarter…

One can’t help but smirk at the misplaced loyalties of Indian muslims who never for one thing bother to voice their concern when Hindus in Pakistan and Bangladesh are decimated systematically that when in 1947, Hindu population in these countries stood at over 12% today it has climbed down to pathetic 3% or even less.


Why should India bother about Rohingyas or Syrians when we have refugees in our own native soil – KASHMIR HINDU PUNDITS 

Ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Hindu Pandits by muslim militants in the state of Jammu & Kashmir made the sons of the soil IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) in their own country  (India) living in shabby tents in the outskirts of Delhi hoping to return to the valley someday.

By this logic, should muslim population in Tamil Nad someday exceed Hindu population, will we Hindus have to flee our homes like our Kashmiri Hindu brothers and sisters. Have the world media ever focused on them? On Yazidis? So why now talk about Rohingyas, Syrians?


The great Hindu holocaust happened over centuries through which millions of Hindus were butchered, force-converted, with Islam reaching the Indian shores from the Persian Gulf in the 7th century AD.


Mohammad Ghori invaded India for a record 16 times and lost every single time. He was pardoned every single time by the Hindu king Prithvi Raj Chauhan who sent him back which was the gravest error he committed.  The final 17th time Ghori returned, and with the help of his father-in-law killed the very same Hindu king who graciously and magnanimously pardoned him for 16 times and raided and looted the famous Somnath Temple, unleashing in his wake a cold blooded reign of terror. Hindu custom of hoarding golds and precious stones is not limited to our homes; our temples until today are veritable banks of treasure that will put World Bank and IMF to shame. Google Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Tirupathi Balaji temple to have an idea of what gold and hoarding gold means to Hindus. Islamic invaders came to India for our riches. The same objective got the British later to Indian shores.

What made the Hindu king pardon Ghori in a number of battles preceding the Somnath invasion? The adherence to Hindu Dharma. Hindu kings fought battles in Dharmic ways because India was already a very civilized society eschewing meanness, pettiness and cunning in every walk of life. The influence of Buddhism had also dulled the otherwise valiant Kshatriya spirit in our princes. Peace times reigned in Akaand Bharat and universities such as Nalanda and Taxila (now in Pakistan) invited aspiring students from all over the world. It is in this backdrop that one has to view the islamic invasion of India and the havoc the onslaught wrecked in the civilized Hindu society living in harmony.

Earlier in the 3rd century BCE, Alexander the Great had won over King Purushotham of Purushapura (today’s Peshawar) – counting on the Hindu king who he believed not to violate the ‘dharma’ of war as dictated by the Sanatana Dharma (Hindu) principles. Hindu kings did not fight after sunset, desisted from harming women, children and cattle, hesitated to kill and favoured pardoning the worst adversaries. It is the Dharma that proved costly for India in the end.

The greatest ‘sati’ in Indian history was committed when Alauddin Khilji, the barbaric slave invader defeated the Chithoor king to claim the throne. The Rajput queen Rani Padmini of Chithoor had posted sentries everywhere on her fort to get her the news of the battle. As soon as it was learned that the defeat was inevitable, the queen lit a big bonfire and some 14,000 Rajput women jumped live into the lit funeral pyre with the queen sacrificing their lives, unwilling to surrender themselves to Islamic invaders.

Hail Rani Padmini! It is because of the supreme sacrifice of those like her, that India today is still a Hindu majority country.

Muslims of Indian subcontinent are an intellectually dishonest community who cannot even bring themselves to admit to what is their true ancestry and heritage. It is is shocking that they have sided in history with India’s worst foreign invaders who can never become our heroes.

Indian curriculum speaks at length on winning independence from the British who ruled us for less than 300 years. Who still left us with great institutions and a legacy worth speaking of. What do we call the freedom from the Mogul invaders who made India their home, made us pay the Jiziya taxes, who took our women into their harems in hoards siring bastards, demolished and desecrated and looted our temples and massacred our forefathers for almost thousand years. Did the British commit any of these heinous crimes. Why understate the Mogul atrocities. If the British were foreign, were not the Afghan Mogul alien either. Only in India, invaders are depicted heroes in our text books and the natives are made to look inferior and at fault. Is there a word on colonialism in UK text books or on Indians in US even if it was they who colonized and ethnic cleansed many a native tribe?

History they say is penned by the victors, the way we know it. But there is this other side to the coin: the untold story of the slain.

You see the pattern is familiar with all Islamic states of the present which have had distinctive native culture before Islam vanquished them. These include Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Syria just to name a few. All these lands were glorious with arts and sciences flourishing before everything went up in flames.

What do you mean by ‘Hindukush’ really, the chain of mountains in Afghanistan/Pakistan?

Until the barbarians reached Greater India, what was the state of India like?


India was a conglomerate of smaller kingdoms still,

The idea of ‘Bharat’ (India) existed from time immemorial from what is today Afghanistan to the southern tip of the Indian peninsula Kanyakumari. India extended upto Tashkent,Taksha Khand in Sanskrit actually. It is the British-planted idea seconded by the Muslims that the former united us into one single entity which is untrue.  Ram and Krishna and Shiva are as much part of our beliefs  down south, east and west as for north and even Buddhhism and Jainism reached every nook and corner of the great Indian subcontinent as evidenced from the Chola kings deep down Coromandel south renouncing meat upon embracing Buddhism. A Hindu Pilgrimage started with Kashi/Varnashi in the north and ended with Rameshwaram in the south. The Shakthi-peets are spread all around Bharat including in today’s Pakistan and so do the ‘Shiva Stals.’ Kailash in Tibet and Vaishnodevi and Amarnath in Kashmir have been important Hindu pilgrimage centers for thousands of years.  Adi Shankara of the Shankaracharya lineage from Kaladi, Kerala, established one of the five Shankara Mutts at Sri Nagar in the 7th century CE. Indic faiths renounced aggression and violence and promoted peace and harmony in ancient Bharat. India was a landmass rich and vibrant in culture, literacy, civilization, arts, sciences, crafts, cattle, wildlife, rivers, flora and fauna, spices and farm produce besides precious stones and metals. ‘Which  is why Columbus to Vasco-da-Gama left in search of ‘India’ – a wholesome entity, not in clamour of finding a cluster of small, fragmented unruly kingdoms in lieu of India. The idea of India, the idea of Bharat is ancient over what is documented as human civilization.

If India did not exist before, then UK did not either if you cut out Scotland, Ireland, Welsh etc piece by piece. Neither did Greece exist but there was Sparta, Athens, Troy. Italy never existed but Florence and Rome did individually. There was no Saudi Arabia until some 60-70 years back. In a very similar fashion, India has always existed as a single nation united by a common culture and civilization, in world history. It is mischievous to refer to us as ‘South Asia’ – a planned strategy with ulterior motives. Indians/Hindus must always try to refer to India as the Indian subcontinent. None will dare to refer to China as East Asia.

Persians called us ‘Hind’ – the land of the Hindus. The Europeans called us ‘India.’ We are neither India nor Hindustan. We are Bhaarath.

‘Bharat’ is named after King Bharatha, renowned ancestor of Lord Ram, who ruled India well, whose name is still popular when it comes to naming Hindu newborn boy babies.

One of the first casualties of the invasions from central Asia/Middle east was the Nalanda University.

The Nalanda University

The renowned international university at Nalanda, seat of advanced learning, was vandalized and reduced to ruins, ransacked in a heart-wrenching manner with the barbarians reaching Indian shores for the first time. Please give it a thorough read.

Nalanda University is a single proof of what a knowledge society Hindu-Buddhists were. It may be unbelievable to many that once upon a time, Afghanistan was a peace loving Buddhist country.

It has taken centuries for us Hindus to break out of the jinx and rediscover our hidden potential.  We have just started with reclaiming our lost glory. It is the foremost duty of every single remaining Hindu to ensure that our great and unique Hindu gene pool is not further tainted and degenerated.

Before Islam came to India, Aryabhatta had already invented the calculus, trigonometry (the Pythogorus theorum). Sushrutha had performed world’s first plastic surgery. Bhaskara was the world’s first astronomer. And even Kamasutra, the world’s greatest and No.1 sex manual until today had been penned by Vatsayana. Chankya had written the first every political-economic text book of the world ‘Arthashastra’ which is still prescribed syllabus in leading international management schools. The Hindus had already given the world ‘the zero concept.’ There was no field untouched by ourgreat Hindu scholar ancestors. Only they did not know of the concept called ‘patenting.’ Neither did they know about ‘visas’ that the Europeans conveniently invented after they had done with a visa-free home run for centuries in Asian, African nations.

This is the reason our earliest satellites were named after Aryabhatta and Bhaskara.

The ancient medicine system in India was Ayurveda, practised until today in India, the dances were Bharat Natyam and Kuchupidi and Odissi and Mohiniyattam etc, the music was Hindustani and Carnatic, the musical instruments were native and traditional like the Sitar and the Veena and the Mridangam for instance.  Art was at its best – living examples being the Ajanta and Ellora caves dating back to thousands of years. Hindu sculpture and architecture,one of the finest examples being Hampi  for instance, are never played up as much as the monotonous and lifeless Mogul themes – you only have to take a tour of South India to discover what a great heritage we have. And about engineering marvel. The Tamil Chola king Karikala raised the ‘Kallanai’ world’s first documented stone dam against river Cauvery in 2nd century CE and the same stands good to date. Tamil Grammar was penned in the 3rd century BCE by Tholgappiyar. Back to back if you compare north with south, the civilization was matching and advanced.

Ancient Hindus were very cultured, advanced for their age but were too gentle, complacent and peace-loving to their own detriment.

Yoga and meditation are our heritage handed down over centuries, perfected and pracised for eons and thus Hindus had nothing but GOOD to give the world.

And I have not even mentioned a word on the Vedas and the Upanishads….

But what happened to us all in between the 7th century and the 17th century CE when the British colonized India?

India was culturally crushed, spirit broken. Hindus massacred, demoralized with women and homes taken over.  Hindu progress was stalled, Hindu thinking was brutally snapped and Hindu creativity and brains stampeded upon.


Mirror Mirror on the wall, who was the cruelest of them all? Aurangzeb? Tipu Sultan? Alauddin Khilji? Ghori? Ghazni? Sad discussion in the Quora:

Who were the Moguls.  Only predecessors to today’s Taliban. India is victim of terrorism for centuries, rest of the world welcome to the reign of chilling terror! For the sins of ignoring Hindu agony, rest of the world, pay at leisure.

The mogul architecture and the mogul era literature/poetry are over-emphasized in Indian history over the Golden age of Guptas. India was a glorious and vibrant civilization with Emperors Ashoka and Kanishka and Chandragupta Maurya whose reign extended to most parts of south Asia in their times. The south remained relatively peaceful under the Vijayanagara Empire and Chola , Chera and Pandya dynasties about which our history books hardly speak a word.

What is Urdu. A dialect, cross-breed of Persian and Sanskrit, sanskrit basically. Hindi is like the colloquial form of Sanskrit, the language of the Hindu gods. Hindi language still adopts the same script as Sanskrit, the same ‘libi.’ Urdu may sound romantic when infused with Persian, i have no idea sincerely because I can manage a smattering of Hindi and read and write Hindi but my grasp of fluent Urdu is minimal. If anything, this is the only achievement of mogul era – Urdu language and literature. Other than Biryani and Korma that is. What else is there to gloat about other than perhaps miserable mausoleums. The British played up the Indian muslims only because the two shared the same Abrahamic roots from Jerusalem. The pillars of the Qutub Minar are all pillars of the Hindu temple razed, so can our muslims take pride in such a vain and vandalized monument. What was the state of science and mathematics and arts in the same mogul period. A BIG ZERO.

The selfless sacrifices of the 9th Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur: They say in India, the Sikhs are Hindus’ protectors, and they took up swords to defend Hindus and protect the rest of us from conversion so that we remain and live as Hindus until today. In short, the Sikhs stopped the spread of Islam in a big way with Punjab.

Bow my head in respects to Sikh Gurus, and all Sikhs in general, who are the true saviours of Hindus, and whose religious duties include securing and safeguarding Hindus as per their scripture ‘Guru Granth Sahib’.


The bloodcurdling era of Tipu Sultan

The massacre of Mandyam Iyengars of Karnataka!topic/alt.religion.hindu/-eptV6WCkqE

The blood bath of the Kodavas after who Coorg is named:

It is this Tipu Sultan the most barbaric among Islamic rulers who was portrayed as a hero in the disputed tv serial made in his name, much to the angst of native Hindus. The very recent Bollywood picture ‘Padmavathi’ featuring Deepika Padukone was based on real life story of Chithore Rani Padmini who committed ‘Sati’ – and whether or not the film sought to put across the brave Rajput spirit and blood, it did in a very perverse manner try to paint Alauddin Khilji in better light which is shameful. Most disgracing. (True, I have not yet watched the movie. But any attempt to justify the invaders’ position is sadistic that we Hindus, persecuted for centuries for no fault of ours can do without).

Ancient Hindu history will break your heart if anyone bothers to give it some thought. Let us not Hindus forget who we are and what we are. Hinduism is all encompassing, passive ideology but let that not make us weakest souls on earth. Let us forgive, but not forget. Let us co-exist but let us not compromise. We owe our individuality to the world benefit.

Taj Mahal: the true story

How many in the world will believe if we are to claim that even Taj Mahal was once perhaps a marble Shiva Temple. For one thing, there is no muslim monument in India or anywhere in the world bearing the name ‘Mahal’ which is a typical Hindu word given for palacial structures. Throw open the Taj to world renowned historians – let them lay bare the truth.

Every single Hindu temple was desecrated over which the Moguls built mausoleums including the Babri Masjid – built by Babur for his boy love reportedly. For the followers of Islam in India that destroyed the shrine of our Lord Ram, until very recently we Hindus were paying out of our tax money to subsidize their Haj pilgrimage to Mecca.

As for Indian text book writers, there is an urgent need to revisit history and revise our history text books.  How about describing Babur as Afghan in black and white for the plundered and marauder that he was. How about a description of Aurangzeb’s treatment of Guru Tej Bahadur and how he converted Kashmiris at the point of his sword. How about the bloody terror unleashed by Tipu Sultan in the Malabar that the carnage he committed in Kerala-Karnataka coast in mere 17 years outdid what Aurangzeb could manage in 50 long years? It is essential that the world must know what happened here in India. And more than the world, Indian children have a right to know the truth and Indian muslims and christians must come to ‘acknowledge’ what is what. Is it time for the government to open up the dark and secret chambers of the Taj for further investigations by a world archaeological panel.?

India is a secular democracy but it is imperative for every Indian muslim to acknowledge how he/she came to be in the first place. This is the only way forward, as the onus lies with the Indian muslim to allay the inborn fears of Hindus who have endured terror and agony for centuries that there exists this trust deficit in between the two communities to this day. Every time an Indian muslim identifies himself/herself with an Arab cause, the more betrayed and insecure shall Hindus feel that we would want ‘the bhais’ out.

PS :
And enlightening speech by Dr. Subramanyam Swamy:


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Kudavolai (Kuda Olai) : the oldest Democratic Process of Chola’s Tamil Nadu

celebrating New Year the same day APRIL 14 every year: the Chola and Dharma imprint in South East Asia
celebrating New Year the same day APRIL 14 every year: the Chola and Dharma imprint in South East Asia

The Unabashed Pride Of A Thamizh Hindu…

Something kindled up my memory about our long lost ‘Kudavolai’ (Kuda Olai) system of voting process, precursor to today’s Constitutional Democracy, dating back to Chola period (900 CE) in ancient Tamil Nadu. Democracy was put into practice in certain Hindu kingdoms with King as the chief ruler and his elected senate exercising powers of governance. Most importantly neither Christianity nor Islam had touched Tamil Nadu at this point of time.

Tamil text books introduced Kudavolai to me but without taking ample pride in it. Otherwise there seems to have been no mention of it in any national text book prescribed for school children.

Tamils never went on to perfect the system for two reasons: (northern) India came under Islamic reign before the British took over (there is a void in Tamil Nad history after the Chera-Chola-Pandya-Pallava era that lasted for over a millennium up until the 13th century CE.) As for Tamil Nadu, the Chola (Chozha) dynasty, the most renowned and resourceful one with lineage extending for over a thousand years, finally floundered followed by the Pallavas.

But not before Rajendra Chola became the only sea-faring king in Indian/Tamil history to conquer Kedah of today’s Malaysia (hence known as Kadaram Kondan).

This is proof to how developed and sophisticated the maritime trade-activities and armed forces and naval fleets were in ancient Tamil Nadu. Hinduism spread to Cambodia (Angkorwat) and Indonesia (Bali the reminder to this date) in this period. 

Not surprising that Rajendra’s distant ancestor Karikal Chola had erected probably the world’s first stone dam on river Cauvery, the Grand Anicut (Kallanai) in 1st century CE which continues to irrigate the Cauvery delta in this 21st century.

The engineering, architectural and literary prowess of the great Tamil empires hardly find a mention in Indian history that celebrates and promotes Afghan (Taliban?) invaders like Babur who went on to demolish native Hindu temple, the birth place of our Lord Ram, whose barbaric action is defended today by converted Hindus (to Islam) sadly. Successful Congress governments managed to paint a rosy picture of Akbar to Shahjahan and Aurangzeb to Tipu Sultan who converted by the sword and by bloody wars, at the cost of underplaying Krishna Deva Raya of Hampi, Vijayanagar empire and Shivaji, the brave Maratha lion for instance. Not even the Gupta-Mauryas merit as much coverage in Indian history textbooks as these psychotic Moghul emperors who were none but Afghan descendants.

Unlike the north, the fag end of the Indian peninsula flourished with fertility and peace in every fold from lifestyle to culture and art and trade making south India a thriving and competitive center in the entire subcontinent, winning us a  cherished place of honour in history. Cotton and silk weaving and paddy cultivation were customary occupations apart from stone masonry and even ship building. There was never a serious war in millennia. Only trivial battles between mostly peacefully co-existing neighbours. Quite like Bharat, considered one enigmatic entity of a mass of petty Hindu kingdoms,  what comprises of today’s Thamizh Nad-Kerala was home to the famed Chera-Chola-Pandya dynasties and later to the Pallavas (coastal Tamil Nad) (Kerala was the Chera Nadu). (The Cholas ruled the Cauvery basin and the Pandya’s throne was Madurai, synonymous with the Meenakshi temple, a contestant for World Wonder).

Dating back to the 5th century BCE , the structured Tamil Grammar ‘Tolkappiyam’ surviving in tact for over 2000 years from Sangam Era of Tamil literary history could be more ancient than any other developed language of the west. Tamil language is the oldest world language on record and enjoys the Classical status.

Tamil Nadu has suffered the worst and partial treatment at the hands of NCERT text book drafters for decades. Hindu Tamil kings who held a powerful reign over the southern most region of India for over 1200 years never found an honourable mention in our national curriculum.

The Brihadeeshwara Temple (Big Temple) which is over 1000 years old that stands tall until today is one of the hundreds of thousands of architectural marvels that dot the south Indian terrain that never got its deserving due as against mausoleums like the Taj Mahal (originally Tejo Mahalaya, a Shiva temple as some contend).  (Qutb Minar retained the pillars of the demolished Hindu temple so not even the ‘sickularist’ Indian media can deny that it is raised on the ruins of a razed Hindu temple.)

As someone from Tamil Nadu who can never identify with the Taj Mahal as our national symbol, it is painful for me to see that Tamil history has been purposely brushed under the carpet denying my fellow Indians a chance to know about our glorious past.

Tamil Nadu was fortunate to escape the tyranny of the Islamists even if conversions by bribe and threat and brainwashing, to both Islam and Christianity have become rampant in the years since independence. Whatever I may criticize our Prime Minister Modi for, I have to give it to him for cracking down on unregulated NGOs flush with funds pumping millions of dollars into the nation for the purpose of conversion. Conversions might have gone down ever since the Bharathiya Janata Party (BJP) took over at the center, even if incidences like Kasargod surface now and then.

Why Tamil Hindu culture is important: for the preserving of ancient traditions of the classical dance, music and art and literary forms such as Bharatnatyam, Carnatic music, classical instruments like Veena and Mridangam and finally Dravidian temple and other architecture (such as Chettinad houses, etc.,) over anything.

There is no Tamil language or literature without Kamba Ramayanam and Siva Puranam. You cannot call yourself a Tamil scholar without singing the Thirupughazh and Thevaram and Thirumurugattrupadai and Naalaayira Divya Prabandham or celebrating the 64 Nayanmars and the 12 Alwars who find a pride of place in ancient Tamil Hindu temples.

Conversions extinguish everything native and original. What you may find or seek in lieu of pedigree heritage and cultural inheritance could be substandard import of foreign ideology that goes against the very grain of our motherland. No nation that eschews its native civilization can prosper as we are seeing from the fates of Afghanistan to African countries that strayed from their original cultures to embrace alien values on their own volition or by coercion.

Upholding of Thamizh Hindu culture is the way forward. Conversions are a bane for this reason.

The stone edicts of Tamil Nadu temples throw light on a parallel culture that prevailed in the south, far advanced and civilized than anything anytime comparable to Moghul India of the north.

The inscriptions unearthed at Uthiramerur in Tamil Nad reveal how superior ancient Tamil civilization was as far back as in 900 AD. The Kudavolai system where one had to inscribe in a parched leaf  (dried leaf is ‘olai’ in Tamil) to be deposited in a pot (‘kudam’ in Tamil), the name of the committee/ward/council member to be elected for governance reflects how literate the Tamil society was.

I leave the rest to the reader’s inference. So the next time someone says, Democracy is a western concept handed over by the British to the rest of the world or is an invention of the Greek-Romans, throw the facts flying in his/her face.

I wish I had paid more attention to Kudavolai in my school days. Neither my teachers nor those around me inspired to learn more about it or take pride in Kudavolai.

I peeved for long that India lacked one qualifying factor even through its bloody history given our ancient heritage and cultured civilization spanning 4000 years – which was Democracy. The Kudavolai completely escaped my mind. Someone/something, contesting that India thought long and hard after independence to decide on adopting whether the American or British style of democracy reminded me of Kudavolai. I retrieved the word with a great difficulty from the back burners of my mind finally. Its long forgotten. It is like it never existed. Not even the so-called chest-thumping Dravidian dynastic parties have taken pride in the one truly Thamizh democratic process that predated the modern parliamentary system of governance both in the east and west. I understand, a few Hindu kingdoms in the north practised an equivalent version of voting process for election of senate/governing council/committee members.

With this post, I have managed to touch only the tip of the iceberg. Tamil Nadu is a virtual mine for researchers who may evince any interest in the multi-dimensional historic culture of the state. One visit to Kanchipuram temples and silk centers will suffice to convince anyone why native Thamizh culture is relevant and significant more than ever in today’s socio-political-economic context.


PS: Not ‘Tamil’ but ‘Thamizh’

Similarly, not ‘Chola’ but ‘Chozha’ … 🙂


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The Scientific Hindu

Evolution in Hindu Philosophy and Scientific Temperament in Ancient Hindu:

Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva form the trinity of male Indian Gods just as their consorts Saraswathi, Lakshmi and Shakthi (Parvathi) form the female trinity. Maha Vishnu as we know, is the nurturer of this universe created by Brahma while Shiva is the destroyer. Destruction is as much part of evolutionary cycle in Hinduism as creation and survival are.

The ten Avatars of Maha Vishnu are Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parashurama, Rama, Balarama, Krishna, (Buddha), Kalki.  (Buddha finds mention in north Indian version.  In south we include Balarama instead).

If you look at them closely, they may reveal to you the evolution pattern, which may or may not be provable scientifically for reasons I am addressing towards the end of this post.

The significance of the avatars (avatar is a sankrit word meaning incarnation) is that, Mahavishnu is Matsya (fish) (aquatic) in His first avatar. He is Kurma (tortoise) that can adapt to and dwell on both water and land (amphibian) in the second one. In the third avatar He is Varaha (boar) – the mammal that digs earth. In the fourth, He is Narasimha (half naran or human and half simha or lion). In the 5th avatar He is human – Vamana, but dwarf. Only in the sixth avatar of Parashuram, He is a complete human being still not fitting into a perfect civil society. The Varaha form of Vishnu was worshipped in temples in south until the turn of last century when finally Hindus moved to subtler avatars.

Even in Tirumala-Tirupati, there is first the shrine for Varaha avatar of Vishnu before you may proceed for darshan of Lord Balaji. Varaha and Narasimha worship continue in Andhra Pradesh (and in other southern states) till date on an even keel with Balaji worship.

Only in Rama avatar, we have full formed perfect human societies that are civil and disciplined as per unwritten Indian history. Ram is human form and is not defined as divine. He was the king of Ayodhya, born in a Kshatriya kula, and all the places He visited stand by the same name until today in the same geographic locations mentioned in the legend.

Krishna, the most popular form, followed next. Krishna was raised in Yadhav kula (herder) and again the places and events and characters mentioned in His life fit the bill perfectly. You can see the similarities here between Krishna and Jesus Christ. Even Christians will have to accept Krishna lived before Christ, the shepherd. So if anyone copied anyone, you may infer who copied who. The similarities do not end here. The shepherd Krishna while grazing his cattle always is playing the flute, as legends have it, surrounded by Gopikas (young lasses) none of whom He marries. In fact it is this image of Krishna that is most popular among Hindus captured in myriad media over ages. This reminds one of nuns of the church who claim to be the brides of Jesus.

Every avatar of Vishnu is supposed to be a constituent part of a Yuga after which the world stood to be destroyed by a ‘pralayam’ or what you may call Ice Age (natural catastrophe such as ocean wall crumbling over landscape or earthquake or fire for instance). Ignorance could be behind some poking fun at the scientific genius of ancient Hindu, but this is how evolution unfolded as per Hindu philosophy.  ‘Everytime you may need me when Adharma gets too much to handle, I shall return’ said Lord Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu in Bhagwad Gita, in the Mahabharatha war.  (Also this is part of my everyday prayer to the Lord.)

Paritranaya sadhunam vinashaya cha dushkritam.

Dharma sansthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge……..

(Loosely translated this means:

“For the up-liftment of the good and virtuous,
For the destruction of evil,
For the re-establishment of the natural law,
I will come, in every age….. “
The human face of the God  becomes more visible with each passing/progressive avatar. Rama, the seventh is most popular equaled only by the eighth avatar Krishna. Even Rama and Krishna are mortals but not Parashurama, the one before them. As per legend Parashuram lives until today, deep in meditation in the Himalayas.

Check out the Hindu Yugas:

Tretha Yuga of Rama, Dwapara Yuga of Krishna… The earliest or the first one was Satya Yuga and the last and the current one is Kali yuga. After Kali (Kalki Avatar) we will have to get back to Satya Yuga – which means we will have to begin all over from the basics: from the aquatic. So what does this convey: that human society today is capable of self and total destruction that we shall be erased off the face of earth and the earth will have to start afresh once again from the scratch – without human race. Homo sapiens may evolve in due course … the survivors after the Kali Yug catastrophe may be just the amoeba… and the organisms shall mutate and form new species with time…
It is not an exaggeration when we say we invented the Phi . The speed of light is indeed mentioned in Hanuman Chalisa. Just as we first defined the whole number ZERO
Whether all this is hoax or not is left to the individual to decide. May be not accurate working to the last decimal but closest approximation.
And I don’t even want to revisit certain established facts of how Sushrutha was the world’s first plastic surgeon or how Aryabhatta, the world’s first known astronmer probably and how Baskara invented calculus and trigonometry a long time before Pythogorus gave us the theorem.
Modern India’s first/earliest satellites’ were named ‘Aryabhata’ and ‘Baskara’ as a mark of respect and tribute to these great scientific and math brains.
Ancient Indian medicine ‘Ayurveda’ is in practice even today and India’s gift to the world YOGA requires no introduction. Although Pathanjali, the sage is credited with giving us Yoga, Hindus believe Yoga came to us directly from Lord Shiva. Just like Bharatnatyam, our classical dance which Shiva danced first. What about our classical music forms and traditional musical instruments? How do we establish to the world where and how these originated?  Hinduism is timeless.
Here is more food for thought: Krishna is more remembered for the Mahabharatha war and Ramayana sites have been recently excavated in Sri Lanka. No culture is free of myths entwined and enshrined into its formative history and Hinduism is no exception. Myths notwithstanding, most parts and characters and places of both Ramayan and Mahabharat tally completely with written records by sages and/or information passed verbally over centuries. If this is disputable, then how do we explain Vedas for which there are no written records and everything about them and Upanishads are mere recollection from verbal recitations (vocal transitions) passed over generations for thousands of years?
This simple truth explains the antiquity of Hinduism that has no known founders and most importantly, Sanathana Dharma is not the product of private whim and fancy of any self-proclaimed prophet.
The evolution process explained in Hindu philosophy always surprised me as a kid – the parallels one can draw with Darwin’s theory. I learned of Noah’s Arc very late in life. But Hinduism predates all this by many thousands of years obviously.
The last known avatar of Maha Vishnu was Buddha (although down south we cite Balarama with Krishna as the 8th and 9th avatars of Vishnu) as per some beliefs.
And we are stated to be currently in the last Yuga – the Kali Yuga as per Hindu philosophy before Earth shall be destroyed once again in total summation when Adharma reels its ugly head beyond a decent and permissible level.
Our bedtime stories in those days as kids revolved around Ramayan and Mahabharat with their branch stories, not to leave out the pre-curser : the Dasavathar of Maha Vishnu among other things:

How world evolved and how the human form came at last after the aquatic, the amphibian, the mammal, the semi-human and the mal-formed human (Vamana): although our ancestors did not talk about genetic mutation, what they have passed on to us as Hindu history/philosophy is phenomenal and pre-dates clearly the Darwinian times.

Amazing. Ram and Krishna were the perfect ‘nara’ avatars finally when world became a civilized place inhabited by perfect human societies. Still even these worlds were annihilated when their societies fell apart due to greed, war and destruction.
My granny used to round off the stories frightening us with the finishing touch: about the impending Pralayam – or a natural catastrophe that will finally submerge the entire world. When it is time for Kalki avatar, it could be the fire that extinguishes life and not water. In the present times of Kali Yug, crimes will increase manifold and man will eat man.
But the avatars always make us realize how wise our ancestors were. When I was narrated the Dasavathar of Vishnu in the 1970s in my younger years, I had still not learned of Ice Age, Dinosaurs etc. We had no animation pictures then nor as many science fiction writers.  Steven Spielberg was still years away from making his ‘Jurassic Park’ and the information age was yet to set in (with the onset of the ’90s).

Let us consider river Saraswathi. Prayag or Allahabad(as Moghuls changed its name) is the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswathi.

This is what we have been believing for centuries. However Saraswathi is only by name – in actual there are only 2 rivers mingling at this point. But in last few years scientists have unearthed Saraswathi river long gone dry under the earth in Rajasthan. How can the same names continue for eons? Saraswathi is one supposeld myth scientifically disproved or rather proved ‘to have been in existence.’

Only a ‘pralayam’ (catastrophe of an unspeakable magnitude) could have submerged Saraswathi that flowed in India in ancient times of which our scriptures all speak that was lost to a trickle that finally dried up with the last ‘pralayam.’ Fragments of human civilization could have still remained to be picked up by barely surviving human race enabling us to get back to civilization as the excavations at Mohenjodaro and Harappa stand to reveal.
The link speaks of ‘movement in tectonic plates’ as the ‘pralayam’ that occured in the said age, over 10,000 years ago. Hindu history gets authenticated with the date because ‘Saraswathi’ still goes for many a girl child’s name in India and Saraswathi is worshipped as Goddess of Wisdom/Learning in the country even in this 21st century. A single name gives the clue to the prevalence and usage of Sanskrit language with proper grammatical structure and hints at an advanced and mature civilization of those times.

Hinduism is not complete myth, only there is good or perhaps even substantial exaggeration at times which is fine. Why not, when one may believe in Noah’s Ark, the Immaculate Conception and in Resurrection after death of Jesus Christ?

The Kali yug is the most critical of all and it seems we as universe, are heading to the climax, with ‘adharma’ (injustice) rearing up its head like never before, with crimes soaring and with man killing man with a vengeance.
We do not know when precisely Kali Yuga will come an end – actually there are date calculations if we bother to learn. Every avatar supposedly lasted for a few millions of years.
This is copy & paste job from Quora: It shows with clarity how evolution progresses and how more evil human kind gets with each successive yuga.

  1. Matasya Avatar – > Life originated in sea , fish is the first Vertebrates
  2. Kurma – > This represents Amphibians , could survive on both and and water
  3. Varaha -> Wild land animal – complete transition from water to Land , next milestone in evolution
  4. Narasimha -> conceptualisation of Homo Sapiens , the next big thing on the part of evolution
  5. Vaman -> Short human being , Still not complete evolved
  6. Parsuram -> Living in Jungles , Started Using weapons
  7. Ram -> Moving to civil societies , learning to living as community , Various Skills developed , still not corrupt
  8. Krishna -> Society advancement in Political field , more complexity added , manipulation , greed .
  9. Budha \ Mahavir \ Balram\ Jagannath \ Mohini > On the path of enlightenment , more evolved human being , trying to find answers within (many people blasting me for incorrect representation of this avatar. Avatar is not important, the message is.)
  10. Kalki ->Human advanced to the level of self – destruction .

Interesting discussions out there. However I believe in the 10 avatars although I may not believe in Buddha as an avatar. Balarama is who is more acceptable to me.

As for someone (Himanish Ganjoo)’s comments on everything being a loose weaving of legends, the commentator must be aware by now of the discovery of Dwarka also under the Gujarat coast.

Another comment by ‘Anonymous’ clarifies why there are no evidences (like skeletons) excavated: for the simple reason Hindus/Indians cremated their death. Our philosophy is NOT to be a burden on Earth for an extra moment once we pass through our time in this mortal world. Nothing of us must remain on earth. Leave without evidence.

Besides, upto Ramavatar, the other avatars of Vishnu may be termed somewhat ‘pre-historic.’

No lie can be propagated without an element of truth in it for tens of thousands of years. Those faiths that were founded by mortals/individuals who commanded desert tribes and cults today are more in human memory for the reason they are recent developments and therefore it became possible to record their scientific history in a medium acceptable to us in this 21st century.  Hinduism crossed this stage long, long back that we outlived our own history and evolution into a decent society many, many times since then. We have been reborn in last 5000 years to get to where we are today.

None of this however will find its way into our history text books and none of this will be authenticated by western scholars either for obvious reasons: it debunks the Aryan-Dravidian theory and makes the semetic cultures sound feeble and foolish. Over all it makes the Indian/Hindu History morally and intellectually superior that none wants to admit to. All civilizations go through phases and India was in the grip of such a terror reign for 800 years under Islamic invaders and another 300 under the British.

Picked up this link on Takshasheela, the world’s oldest university (now in Pakistan) which is a world heritage site:

Kailasa Temple at Ajanta and Ellora Caves for instance: advanced for the age that foretells of a very mature and intelligent civilization. How many millenniums must the structure be old contrary to the archeological beliefs that it is from between 5-10th CE. While parts of the complex could date back to 5th century, the most ancient Kailasa temple belies all archeological theories and is estimated to have belonged from another age, and probably from another plane of time? Could it have been an elusive survivor from a previous catastrophe/’pralayam’ that for instance swallowed Dwarka that lies under the sea today and buried river Saraswathi?

The question raised in the documentary is whether Kailasa was then created by Aliens/supernaturals? Now we have the legend of Ravana’s ‘Pushpaka Vimana’ that could fly. So when Kailasa was indeed possible for ancient Hindus, why could not Ravan have his Pushpaka Vimana.

Could the producer of the video have been reluctant to give credit to a superior Hindu civilization that pre-dated all other civilizations and was much more advanced to be lost forever to be founded over once again – whose remnant is the Kailasa temple we have until today? This is a very much plausible and likely scenario given the findings of Dwarka and Saraswathi.

This is what the Christian/Islamic cultures/thoughts have been trying to do to Hindus/India : undermining us of our scientific genius, unwilling to give our ancestors credit for their glorious civilization and denying the world authentic Hindu history.

The Kailasa temple bears an ‘X’ mark for aerial view, which means is it from an age when someone could fly over? In an other plane of time, an other age, when legends say, Ravana took Sita in Pushapaka Vimana to Sri Lanka, does it ring like myth now to your ears (after Kailasa)? Was India’s unwritten ‘itihaas’ the real lost world?

Where on earth you have a precedent like you have in India with a culture/civilization dating back to over 10,000 years easily? Can you pin down Hinduism with an exact date of birth or founder?

If I am a proud Hindu today, this is why I am. If I believe in Pushpaka Vimanas and in Hanuman Chalisa, this is the reason. Inspite of relentless conversions and demonizing of Hindu Gods, the fact is Christians and Muslims of India have a strange attachment and belief with/to Hinduism and their Hindu ancestors. The awe of Hinduism never ceases from caressing their soul.