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Sri Krishna blasphemed by the rabid anti-Hindu atheist Veeramani, Stalin’s dubious stand in the politics and elections following his father! [2]

April 8, 2019

Sri Krishna blasphemed by the rabid anti-Hindu atheist Veeramani, Stalin’s dubious stand in the politics and elections following his father! [2]

Stalin anti-hindu, Indian Express

Stalin, as usual gave a statement in either way: Answering a question on Veeramani’s outburst against Lord Krishna, which went vital, Stalin, said, “It was not made during our campaign[1]. He chose to do it at a Dravidar Kazhagam event.” It is funny to note his illogical justification, because, can any crime committed in one place is a cfrime, but not so, when commited at some other place? Dravidar Kazhagam complex at Vepery might be a private property with all facilities of having meetings, rallies etc., wt a vast ground and auditorium, but, government has every right to take action, if any law of the land is violated in that place. However, Stalin maintained that Veeramani did not speak with an intention to malign Lord Krishna[2]. “He gave some examples. Some media and RSS have twisted it for false election propaganda. It is not true, but if it is true then it is wrong,” Stalin said[3]. Again, this is also typical escapism and trying to shrug responsibility. He called it a conspiracy[4].

Veeramani blasphemy, RSS planned

Stalin put forward a conspiracy hypothesis: How, he himself has been coming out with such proposition and hypothesis and, all his cadre would follow the suit. With their media support, they aggressively propagate such stuff also. He further said his wife Durga visits temples twice a day and offers prayers regularly[5]. “I never objected to her going to places of worship.” So what, is that a reason that the males could do all sorts of nonsence, as has been done for the last 70 years. He recalled that the DMK founder, C N Annadurai had categorically said the policy of the party was ‘Ondre Kulam, Oruvane Devan’ (One God, one community). Stalin recalled that even his father and late DMK president M Karunanidhi had said in the film Parasakthi, that they were not against temples but only oppose temples becoming dens of hooligans[6]. Though, they have been repeating this dialogue, now, there are no takers, as the recent statue theft, smuggling and related frauds have fully exposed their activities.

Veeramani blasphemy, RSS planned-News Today

BJP has not been mature enough to stick to ideology in Tamilnadu context: The BJP and its alliance partners in Tamil Nadu are claiming consolidation of Hindu votes in their favour owing to the “anti-Hindu” speeches of leaders of the opposition DMK and DK, but the DMK rules out this issue impacting its poll prospects[7]. “People are now saying the AIADMK-led alliance believes in God while the DMK-led alliance is atheist and anti-Hindu. Nowadays there is no distinction between Aryan gods (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) and Dravidian deities (Murugan, Amman and others). In Tamil Nadu, people now go to all temples,” Bharatiya Janata Party’s state OBC Morcha chief S.K. Kharventhan told IANS[8].According to him, there may be four-five percent vote shift in favour of the AIADMK- led alliance owing to such “anti-Hindu comments” of the rival alliance. Elangovan dismissed the claims. “The party rallies and the meetings addressed by our candidates attract huge crowds, which itself shows the support for our alliance.” “May be some fence sitters may vote for AIADMK over this issue. But that number will be very negligible,” he added.

veeramani remarks - news today

BJP has to go long way in Tamilnadu polity: In Tamilnadu, there is no BJP vote bank as such, as the Dravidian polity has been dominating for the last 70 years. Any Dravidian party has to invoke EVR, Anna, MGR, Jayalalita, Karunandhi…. etc., depending upon their front-affiliation. The BJP has been new entrant without any Dravidian ideology and political maturity, in the sense, it could not get into Dravidian political mosaic. It would be an anathema to invoke the Dravidian leaders, yet, they have started doing. As Modi proposed, the Central Station has been immediately changed to MGR Central Station. For the Dravidian parties, Atal Bihari was the right man in the wrong party, but, as fr as Modi is concerned, he is hated like anything.

Karuanidhi abused Hindu as thief; questioned Rama, in which college he took engineering degree to build bridge and so on!

Karuanidhi abused Hindu as thief; questioned Rama, in which college he took engineering degree to build bridge and so on!

From EVR times to 2019: EVR declared that, “There is no god, there is no god, and there is no god at all. He who invented god is a fool, He who propagates god is a scoundrel, He who worships god is a barbarian,” but, for him and as well as his followers, the “god,” has been invariably, the Hindu God. The Christians already opposed and the Mohammedans never bothered, as they knew, EVR had no guts to criticize their god. Thus, his most of the atheistic tracks have been against Hindus only. About one hundred tracts, pamphlets and small books disparage, denigrate and blaspheme Hindu religion, Hindu Gods, Hindu scriptures, Hindu festivals, Hindu ceremonies and so on. EVR has been known for breaking Vinayaka idol and his followers garlanding chappals and beating with chappals of Rama picture. Even burning of Rama picture was carried on last year also.

Karunandhi had been dexterous to exploit every occasion to attack Hindu religion etc., in his own way!

Karunandhi had been dexterous to exploit every occasion to attack Hindu religion etc., in his own way!

Annadurai’s ambivalent position of belief in god: Though, C. N. Annadurai reportedly told, “I would neither break the Ganesha idol nor the coconut (the offering),”that does not catch water.  What he asserted was that negative, instead of telling doing any positive action. He also reportedly claimed that, “There is only one caste and one Devan,” here, he did not use the word “God”! Generally, the expression “Devan” is used to denote “Jesus Christ” in Tamil.

Atheists exploiting Krishna etc

Karunanidhi’s tenure as an atheist and anti-Hindu: Karunanidhi’s anti-Hindu uttering has deeper roots going back to the Anti-Superstition Conference at Salem, the steel city convened by none other than Periyar during early 70’s which saw an effigy of Lord Ram taken out in procession and was beaten by sandals[9]. The effigy was finally publicly burnt. It catapulted DMK to power with 184 seats out of 234 seats in the Tamil Nadu Assembly election and 17 seats out 32 Lok Sabha seats in the General Elections in 1971.  Karunanidhi had stated while addressing a public meeting in 2002 organized by minority outfits to protest the anti-conversion ordinance of the then Jayalalithaa Government, “Do Hindus have a religion? Who is a Hindu? If you ask some right thinking people they’ll say that Hindu actually means a thief. I do not consider that to be a despicable thief, but a thief who has stolen the hearts”. The reference even embarrassed some minority leaders sharing the dais, pointed out media reports from Chennai then. However, Karunanidhi clarified that he had merely quoted from a Hindi Encyclopedia published from Varanasi. “It had defined a Hindu as cruel, servant and bandit. Nevertheless, I chose to ignore that definition and softened it to mean as thieves of hearts,” he said. There is nothing surprising in the statement made by Karunanidhi. Karunanidhi has not only been carrying the political mantle of DMK founder C N Annadurai but also steered the party to power in the state for five times during 1969-1971, 1971-1976, 1989-1991, 1996-2001 and 2006-2011.

TTD met Kru for Ramanujar Jan.2016

DMK has been anti-Hindu only: In fact the Dravidian Movement has always espoused rhetoric of anti-Sanskrit, anti-Hindi and anti-North as these were associated with Brahmin community. The Dravidian movement and later DMK saw southern Brahmins and Northern Indian as Aryans. At one point of time Dravidian Movement had advocated seceding from India as well.  Often DMK supremo Karunanidhi evokes the anti-Hindu sentiments thus reflecting the core ideology of E V Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar. In light of Sethusamundram controversy a few years back Karunanidhi had challenged that Lord Ram is not a historical persona but a figment of human imagination. Therefore, the iconoclastic activities of the atheist gangs cannot be taken as reformist, as they used to claim, but, consistently, have been against Hindus only. Even the greeting believers on the occasion of festivals and celebrations have also been selective i.e, they greet only Mohammedans and Christians and not Hindus. Contrary, they abuse and ridicule Hindus on the occasion of their festivals. This has been also carried on consistently by Karunanidhi and followed by Kanimozhi and Stalin.

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08-04-2019

ISKCON with Karu

[1] News Today, Stalin disowns DK leader Veeramani’s remark on Lord Krishna, Posted on April 6, 2019 by NT Bureau.

[2] https://newstodaynet.com/index.php/2019/04/06/stalin-disowns-dk-leader-veeramanis-remark-on-lord-krishna/

[3] UNI, Stalin accuses media, RSS of twisting Veeramani’s remarks on Lord Krishna, Posted at: Apr 6 2019 2:24PM.

[4] http://www.uniindia.com/stalin-accuses-media-rss-of-twisting-veeramani-s-remarks-on-lord-krishna/south/news/1553855.html

[5] News18.com, Stalin Plays Down Controversy Over Lord Krishna Speech, Says Public Fed up With Modi Govt, Updated:April 6, 2019, 1:17 PM IST

[6] https://www.news18.com/news/politics/stalin-plays-down-controversy-over-lord-krishna-speech-says-public-fed-up-with-modi-govt-2091441.html

[7] Indian Express, Will DMK’s ‘anti-Hindu’ comments get AIADMK-BJP votes?, Published: 06th April 2019 11:05 PM | Last Updated: 06th April 2019 11:05 PM

[8] http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2019/apr/06/will-dmks-anti-hindu-comments-get-aiadmk-bjp-votes-1961115.html

[9] The Sunday Indian, Anti-Hindu remark returns to haunt Karunanidhi, K S NARAYANAN | New Delhi, April 20, 2013 15:23

http://www.thesundayindian.com/en/story/anti-hindu-remark-returns-to-haunt-karunanidhi/14/47357/

 

Sri Krishna blasphemed by the rabid anti-Hindu atheist Veeramani, Hindus condemn and complaint, Stalin’s dubious stand in the politics and elections! [1]

April 8, 2019

Sri Krishna blasphemed by the rabid anti-Hindu atheist Veeramani, Hindus condemn and complaint, Stalin’s dubious stand in the politics and elections! [1]

DK Veeramani hate speech 23-03-2019-1

DK Veeramani hate speech 23-03-2019

Veeramani’s derogatory remarks against Sri Krishna, demonstration and complaint: Speaking at an event organised by Dravidar Kazhagam recently on 23-03-2019, Veeramani spoke on the topic ‘Pollachi Scandal – Irresponsible Brahmin Behaviour’. He said Lord Krishna should be the first person who should be booked for the criminal act of eve-teasing[1].  He added[2], “…We can take the example of God known as Krishna. He stole the clothes of women, when they were taking bath and gave back under the guise of giving salvation by asking them to come to him naked and collect the clothes. Such was the crooked Krishna. But, this picture was framed, kept in house and worshipped without shame. So how such worshiping person could be honest and discipline? Thus, from stealing butter at small age, to stealing women’s clothes at adolescence and further asking them to come out, Krishna was the instigator of eve-teasing and a criminal. He should be booked and arrested. Can anybody disagree that Hindu religion cannot even project a god with discipline, honesty and decency. How then, the worshipping gang can claim any discipline? But, Periyar brought out all these nonsense and they say that discipline has gone only because of him!.” Veeramani is well-known for making derogatory remarks on Hindu culture, practices and Gods. Through its mouth-piece, “Viduthalai,” every Krishna Jayanthi, it would come out with rabid, highly malicious and disparaging articles on the Krishna’s hagiographic and apocryphal legends. Because of the Tamilnadu state government support, all of his activities are ignored and he thinks that he has been above law. Most of the advocates and judges have been the nominees of Dravidian parties and they have been faithful and obedient employees of their political masters[3].

Prof M. A. Venkatakrishnan addressing the demonstation against the hate-speech of Veeramani

Prof M. A. Venkatakrishnan addressing the demonstration against the hate-speech of Veeramani

Hindus staged demonstration: As the video was widely circulated on WhatsApp, it drew the attention of a large number of Hindus. Dr. M.A. Venkata Krishnan Swamy has given a proper rebuttal to K Veeramani. Pointing out to the blabbering of Dravida Kazhagam’s leader, he questioned[4], “Whether the Dravida Kazhagam accepts the character of Bhagawan Krishna? People who kept talking that there were no such characters(Lord Krishna) and Puranas were fake seemed to have accepted the Puranas now. So, it conveys that they have accepted Lord Krishna and Devas as well. Since they have accepted the God now, it is clear that they talk nothing but blabbering.”  While reminding about E.V. Ramaswamy’s derogatory comments about womanhood and marriage relationships, Dr. MAV Swamy added, “Pollachi rapists should have followed EVR and definitely not Lord Krishna”. The rebuttal video from Dr. MAV Swamy is also getting circulated on social media[5]. As this time, this roused passion among the Hindus, they demonstrated against his remarks and also filed complains.  On 02-03-2019 [saturday], Hindus staged a demonstration at Chepauk condemning Veeramani, in which, many scholars participated. Particularly, Prof M. A. Venkatakrishnanan, HOD of Vaishnava Studies, University of Madras participated and explained the issue in context, condemned Veeramani and exposed his illogical blasphemous statements. Perhaps, this has been the first time in the Dravidian rule that Hindus have effectively come out and refuted the atheists and condemned them[6]. However, the media has downplayed the event. What prof M. A. Venkatakrishnanan spoke can be listened to here[7].

Hindu leaders condemn the hte-speech of Veeramani, however, Stalin defended him!

Hindu leaders condemn the hte-speech of Veeramani, however, Stalin defended him!

Criminal case has been booked by the Central Crime Branch police: The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police has booked a criminal case against Dravidar Kazhagam leader K. Veeramani for his disparaging remarks against a Hindu God while addressing a public meeting recently[8]. The police filed the case after receiving complaints from Hindu Makkal Katchi and Thirumoolar Thiruthondu, a religious organisation[9]. In their complaint, the Thirumoolar Thiruthondu members alleged that Mr. Veeramani spoke of Lord Krishna in a derisive manner at a meeting in Periyar Thidal, Vepery. B. Senthil, general secretary, Hindu Makkal Katchi, complained that Veeramani, in his speech, had made derogatory remarks hurting religious sentiments and promoting enmity. Hence, they wanted the police to take action against him. The CCB registered a first information report (FIR) against Mr. Veeramani under sections 153 (Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 153A (Promoting enmity between classes), 295A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings), 298 (Uttering, words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person), 505 (1)(b), (Inducing any person to commit an offence against the State or against the public tranquility) and 505(1)(c)(statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes) of the IPC.

DK veeramani canvassed for Tiruavukkarasu

DK veeramani canvassed for Tiruavukkarasu Congress leader, hitherto abusing each other ideologically and for other reasons.

Congress leader sat with rable rouser Veeramani: A day after a few Hindu Munnani cadres disrupted a Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) public meeting at Trichy, the city police on 08-04-2019, Friday arrested a total of 16 people in connection with the incident. The arrested include cadres from both outfits[10]. Gandhi Market police registered a case and arrested nine Hindu Munnani members including functionaries Manikandan and Balamurugan[11]. The police also arrested seven DK members including local functionaries Arockiyaraj and Mohandoss. This has been typical secular police action, just to satisfy both cadres. DK members alleged that negligence in providing security and failure to evacuate Hindu Munnani cadres from the venue led to the violence which left four of their cadres injured. The outfit was holding a public meeting showing support for Congress candidate Su Thirunavukkarasar at Keerakadai Bazaar when a host of Hindu Munnani members threw stones at the gathering. In fact, video shows exchange took place between the two groups. However, it is strange to note, how, Thrunavukkarasar, who wants his name to be called so not as “Thirunavukkarasan” or “Thirunavukkarasu,” but with respect, sat together wit the anti-Hindu Veeramani, tha too, when he indulged in such rants recently made against Sri Krishna. He was in AIADMK and BJP and now in Congress, therefore, none could believe that he has been so naïve to accommodate such rabble-rouser.

DK version of attack - Krishna issue

DK version of attack – Krishna issue

DK justifying the derogatory remarks of Veeramani: DK members said that permission for the meeting was obtained from the election and police departments by intimating them of the presence of DK president K Veeramani and DMK MLA K N Nehru. Though DK cadres preferred to host the meeting near Sedal Mariyamman temple in Bhima Nagar, they were given permission to host the meeting at Keerakadai. As the meeting progressed, while DK’s general secretary Arivukkarasu was justifying a controversial remark made by DK leader K Veeramani at Hindu god Krishna, a group of Hindu Munnani cadre pelted stones and plastic chairs at the dais. “It seems like a planned attack as there was no adequate police protection to prevent the violence. Even after the assault, the vehicle of our leaders was stopped and there were attempts to assault them,” a DK member.

Stalin - Veeramani plot 07-04-2019 i.e, Stalin claries and defends Veeramani and Veeramani accepts his defense!

Stalin – Veeramani plot 07-04-2019 i.e, Stalin claries and defends Veeramani and Veeramani accepts his defense!

Permission to conduct meeting does mean to justify blasphemy: Already, police complaint has been lodged against Veeramani. Therefore, it is meaningless, justify his statements made against Sri Krishna. Meanwhile, Hindu Munnani founder organiser Rama Gopalan claimed DK members attacked them first after they opposed DK leaders criticising lord Krishna. “As per election model code of conduct, remarks insulting religious sentiments are prohibited. Though we have lodged complaints across against K Veeramani’s derogatory remarks, police are hesitant in taking action,” Rama Gopalan said. People of Tamilnadu should wait and see, what action police or any law enforcing authority going to take against Veeramani or his cadre?

DK and Hidu Munnani clash in Veeramani meeting-Tamil news cutting.2

Some leaders condemn Veeraani, but, attack also: AMMK deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran, in Trichy on Friday, condemned the attack by Hindu Munnani members on the cadres of Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) over the alleged derogatory remarks on Hindu gods. He also disapproved of the comments made by the rationalists[12]. “What they (DK) did was also wrong. But if they say something derogatory in a democratic country, one can sue them and can react to them in the court of law. The act of attacking them will set a wrong precedence in Tamil Nadu and it will trigger turbulence among the people. If they take the law in their hands, it will boomerang,” Dhinakaran told the reporters in Trichy in his response to DK and its president K Veeramani’s religious remarks on Hindus[13]. As he has been talking according to the occasion and context, it cannot be taken taken seriously.

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08-04-2019

Abusing Hindu religions, Gurus and all, he allowed his first wife to portray before Sai Baba!

Abusing Hindu religions, Gurus and all, he allowed his first wife to portray before Sai Baba!

[1] Viduthalai, Pollachi – a warning, where is disciple Periyar and indecent Krishna and his gang of followers?, 24-03-2019.

[2] https://www.viduthalai.in/page1/178638.html

[3] When Karunanidhi died, the advocates, judges of all categories gathered to pay homage and sing eligi and how they cae out with their confessional statements or loyal obedient submissions about the work done during their tenure. In fact, they themselves have felt ashamed of what and how they spoke ath the occasion. So the question is when such obedient and ideological oriented persons occupy higher positions, how the state missionaries could function when Karunanidhi like politicians sit as CMs?

[4] Rightlog.in, As the 2019 general elections approach, anti-Hindu muck of Dravidian politics resurfaces, Pranesh Rangan by Pranesh Rangan March 30, 2019.

[5] https://rightlog.in/2019/03/dravida-kazhagam-hindu-01/

[6] For attacking a Brahmin and cutting sacred thread, two years back, in Mylapore, Hindus came together and complained t the police.

[7] பொள்ளாச்சி பாலியல் கொடூரத்திற்கு ஈவேரா கொள்கைகளே காரணம் டாக்டர் எம்.ஏ.வேங்கடகிருஷ்ணன் சாட்டையடி பதில் (வீடியோ இணைப்பு) – https://www.facebook.com/namtvnews/videos/631989670562525/

[8] The Hindu, Veeramani booked for offensive remarks, SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT CHENNAI, APRIL 05, 2019 01:18 IST; UPDATED: APRIL 05, 2019 01:18 IST.

[9] https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/veeramani-booked-for-offensive-remarks/article26738747.ece

[10] Times of India, Stone-throwing: 9 of Hindu Munnani, 7 of DK arrested, tnn | Apr 6, 2019, 04:38 IST.

[11] https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/stone-throwing-9-of-hindu-munnani-7-of-dk-arrested/articleshow/68746893.cms

[12] Times of India, TTV condemns attack on DK cadres, tnn | Apr 6, 2019, 04:40 IST

[13] https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/ttv-condemns-attack-on-dk-cadres/articleshow/68746920.cms

“Glimpses of Srimad Bhagavatam” – National seminar held at Vijayawada on October 14th and 15th, 2017.

October 16, 2017

“Glimpses of Srimad Bhagavatam” – National seminar held at Vijayawada on October 14th and 15th, 2017.

Location of Hyndavi, Vijayawada

“Glimpses of Srimad Bhagavatam” – National seminar held at Vijayawada: Bharatiya Itihasa Sankalana Samiti[1](hereinafter mentioned as BISS), Andhra Pradesh conducted two National Seminars on Ramayanam – Historicity and Maha Bharatam – Historicity in 2013 and 2015 in Ongole and Rajamundhry respectively.  In 2017, the BISS conducted a national seminar at Vijayawada on October 14th and 15th on “Glimpses of Srimad Bhagavatam”. Now that “Historicity” was dropped might be noted. The venue was “Haindavi” Bhavan, Street besides Lotus Land Mark[2], Ramalingeswara Peta, Vijayawada-3. Actually, it is in Sector-5, and the location is known as “near Ice Factory”. Hyndavi building, Vijayawada - photo Rajesh PadmarOutstation delegates had some difficulty to reach the venue. Incidentally, the multi-storied building was built, completed and inaugurated last year[3]. Sri Siddheswarananda Bharati Swamy of Sri Siddheswari Peetham (Tamil Nadu) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) All India Organising Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale inaugurated the RSS’s regional office ‘Hyndavi’ at Ayodhya Nagar here on August 5th, 2016 (Thursday)[4]. RSS office inaugrated 05-08-2016 Vijayawada

The seminar hall has been equipped with Power point and other provisions. The organizers had made good arrangements – food, accommodation etc., for the delegates. Sri Koti Lakshmana Rao, secretary, BISS has been instrumental in bringing different researchers, scholars and others together.

Haindavi Bhawan -L-R view

Theme of the Seminar: Research Papers were received from scholars, Research Students and people who were interested in History of ancient India / Bharat and its culture, tradition, heritage and civilization. The organizers expressed in their circular specifically that the Samiti desired that the main focus of the presentations in the seminar should be on historical, geographical, political, social, and cultural as well as Dharmic and ethical perspectives. They suggested the following topics in the context:

1.       Viswa srushti

2.      Propositions on Dharma

3.      Astronomical perspectives

4.      Geographical references

5.      Rivers, Mountains, Forests

6.      Piligrimages

7.      Life style of forest dwellers, common people & kings (rulers)

8.     Status & significance of Women.

9.      Systems of Education

10.  Customs & Rituals

11.   Sculpture, Architecture & Fine Arts

12.  Kings, kingdoms, Royal dynasties,

13.  State craft & politics, Systems of State And Governance

14.  Sages, establishments and their influence

15.   Upakhyanas and their influence etc.,

16.  Other related topic also may be considered.

Bhagawata seminar banner on the gate

About 40 papers were presented on the topics suggested, but overlapping. Most of the papers delved upon the devotional, descriptive, narrative, legendary aspects and discourses of Bhagawatham. Perhaps, only one paper delved upon the historical perspective, which touched upon the “Archaeological Evidences for the existence of “Historical Krishna”. In the present-day context, as ideology has been working at the Universities, schools and all other academic institutions and forums, it could be answered and countered only by ideology and not by devotional discourses. Of course, it is required and may be mandatory also at earlier stages of curriculum, hitherto followed as “Moral period / class” provided till 1970s. The “Moral period” was removed and of course, the degradation of sacademics could be noted thereafter in different aspects.

Bhagawata seminar - breafast

Critical edition of Bhagawatam has to be brought out: Critical editions of Ramayana and Mahabharat have been prepared and published by the Baroda Oriental Rearch Institute and Bhandarkar Oriental Rearch Institute respectively[5]. Similarly, critical edition of Bhagawatapurana should be published, so that researchers, scholars and students could conduct their research in the historical perspective. Approaching Bhagawatam in Sanskrit and other regional languages show how the work had been so popular and common among the common people for 2000 years. Though, the narrative, legendary and mythical details vary, the core of the subject matter remains intact and specific. The study / process of manuscripts to determine the original or most authoritative form of a text, especially of a piece of literature and thus arriving at an acceptable version and publication of it is known as “critical edition”. In Literary criticism it is stressing close reading and detailed analysis of a particular text. In such determination of determining the original or most authoritative form of a text, all the available manuscripts are subjected to study. Notably, in “India”(pre-colonial, pre-Mohammedan) thousands and millions of manuscripts had been available, as they were nothing but just like present-day printed books. In spite of the taking away, looting and burning libraries of temples, mutts and Universities, still millions of manuscript are available in thousands of archives, libraries – prove the fact. Perhaps, no other literature of any nation, language or society has been existing in this manner. Therefore, the variance found in Indian literature has been unique, interpolations incidental (other than internal nature of Jains, Buddhists etc) and differences inadvertent. Thus, a critical edition can be prepared.

Bhagawata seminar - hall where held

The hall where seminar was held.

Bhagawata seminar - Limited audience

Limited audience – LHS view.

Bhagawata seminar - Limited audience.RHS

Limited audience – RHS view.

Bhagawata seminar - Mohana, Balamukund, Koti, TVR

Inaguration of the seminar by lighting a lamp.

Bhagawata seminar - paper presenters

Scholars presenting papers.

Bhagawata seminar - paper presenters.more

Researchers presenting papers.

Demythologization in Indian context: In Indian historiographical context, much of “demythologization” is also required. Demythologization as a hermeneutic approach to religious texts seeks to separate cosmological and historic claims from philosophical, ethical and theological teachings. Rudolf Bultmann (1884-1976) introduced the term demythologization (in German: Entmythologisierung) in this context[6]. It is to provide an explanation of something, or to present something, in a way that removes any mystery surrounding it. Here, actually, history has been mythologized to reach all and common people with easy understanding. The following have been generally noted as feature of mythologization of different aspects and subjects of humanity:

  1. Deification of personalities raising them to Godhead and God.
  2. Attributing miracles, grand feats, great exploitation, controlling nature etc.
  3. Recording Natural disasters (floods, volcanic eruptions, earth-quakes, submergence of land mass and other land disturbances) in their own fashion of divine scourge, punishment of God and so on.
  4. Good would always prevail over Bad, evil, injustice etc.
  5. “Cakravarti-kshetra” i.e, a king ruling vast area with unlimited or traditional boundaries (Himalsyas in the north, Kanyakumari / ocean in the south, Eastern Ocean in the east and the western ocean in the west)[7].
  6. Concept of dwelling land, continent changing from island (Jambudwipam, Navalanthivu) to the above boundaries.
  7. Movement of asterisms, planets etc., and their attribution to great personalities and gods.
  8. Synchronization of rites, festivals and celebrations with days, weeks, 15-days, 30-days, year and so on (Lunar calendar).
  9. Attribution of cyclic periods, growth of plants and trees, flowers and fruits top a particular god or Goddess.
  10. Existence of personalities for many years – 100, 1,000 etc., denoting existence of such ashrams, mutt etc.

Bhagawata seminar - second day started with prayer

Second day seminar – starting with a prayer.

Bhagawata seminar - second day -audience

Methodology adopted and adapted by the Puranic writers – a way of historiography: They are nothing but Puranas and they were updated during the course of time many times. The updating is nothing but adding details upto the date of updating, thus, if one Purana was uptated in 1500 CE, it would contain details upto 1500 CE from the beginning. Revising, renewing and modernizing Puranas was considered as imortant in those days. All the above topics would havealso been updated depending upon the acumen of the updating experts. However, reading such revised editions of Puranas (in manuscript forms), the wesern researchers and European colonial history writers presumed that such and such Purana was written in 1500 CE instead of 300 BCE, 500 BCE or even 1000 BCE. The Jaina[8] and Buddhists[9] had resorted to update in their own fashion by including their affairs and thus, they could bee seen in the manuscripts of Ramayana and Mahabharat also. But, no historian would accept that the dates of Jainism and Buddhism could go back to those periods. Though, the date of Ramayana has been entangled with “Yuga” calculations, the date of Mahabharat has been fixed to c.3102 BCE[10].

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16-10-2017

Bhagawata seminar - paper presenters receiving certificate-1

The paper presenters were given certificates.

Bhagawata seminar - paper presenters receiving certificate-2

This lady-researcher from Rastriya Sanskrit Vidhyapit, Tirupati presented paper in Sanskrit.Bhagawata seminar - paper presenters receiving certificate-3

This researcher from Rastriya Sanskrit Vidhyapit, Tirupati also presented paper in Sanskrit.  His way of presentaion, expression and body language had been so articulative conveying mesage to the listeners.

[1] A society for collection of data for history writing for Bharat, that is India.

[2] This created confusion for auto drivers and they took the coming delegates in opposite direction and the reaching the venue.

[3] The Hindu, RSS’s regional office ‘Hyndavi’ inaugurated, Vijayawada, August, 05, 2016 00:00 IST; Updated. August, 05, 2016 06:06 IST

[4] http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/RSS%E2%80%99s-regional-office-%E2%80%98Hyndavi%E2%80%99-inaugurated/article14552939.ece

[5] Critical edition is an authorized sort of version of Itihasa, after going through available thousands of manuscripts by hundreds of Pundits, scholars, historians etc., separating interpolated verses and arriving at acceptable version.

[6] Though, he used in the biblical context, in India, we can use in Indian context. For us, the Puranic writers have themselves have shown the methodology of mythologization and demythologization of history for the different groups of audience.

[7] D. C. Sircar pointed out in his book on epigraphy.

[8] Jains created 24-tirtankaras and made them existing in Ramayana and Mahabharat periods.

[9] Buddhists had created the concept of “Adi Buddha” existing in every yuga.

[10] This has traditional date but recorded in inscriptions and now proven by atronomical and planetary pisition software. Incidentally, this date has been associated with – starting of Kaliyuga, subnergence of Dwaraka, Niryana of Krishna, and other events.