Sunday, March 6, 2011

Changing scenario of the acceptance of Indian culture and Spirituality

Changing scenario of the acceptance of Indian culture and Spirituality
06/03/2011 00:49:08 Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage News Letter


? In olden days visiting Mount Kailas was something impossible except for those who have unusual mental and physical strength. Now a days thousands of pilgrims are visiting Mount Kailas. Majority of them are middle aged and youths!

? Extremely high response could be seen in the number, quality and devotion in the people who conduct Haridwar and Risheekesh pilgrimage, (This has been mentioned in the last Thursday message) !

? Thousands of foreign spiritual tourists majority of them, again middle aged are attending the meditation, yoga, astrology, Veda classes and Ganga pooja in Rishikesh and haridesar ashram.

? The number of people who took bath in Ganga water during Kumba mela (2010 March) was 80 million last year. This is the largest pilgrimage in the world.

? The number pilgrims taking dip in Ganga river every day is increasing geometrically which is now a days over a million in Haridwar alone, even during non auspicious days.

? The number mothers attended the maathru pooja in the schools of Vivekananda Kendra Arunachal Pradesh has been the highest this year. Such an approach has never existed in that state where conversion to Christianity is going on in full swing.

? The response of the people in North East who attended the lecture of Swami Baba Ramdev (during the middle of 2011 Feb) two weeks ago was beyond the level of imagination.

? The general public literally handled the Member Parliament of Arunachal Pradesh when he insulted Swami Baba Ramdev when the latter criticized the conversion of the innocent poor people. The Swami remarked about that incident thus “ when Muhammad Gazni destroyed Somnath temple, the Hindus were praying to god to protect and save them where as now the ‘scenario’ has changed”.

? Great response from the North eastern could be seen when Sri Sri Ravisankar visited Arunachal Pradesh few months ago.

? International Ayurveda seminar held during the month Feb. had hundreds of foreign delegates. All of them attended the Dhanwantari homa, pooja and Ganga aarati right from 5.30 am in scorching cold wind from Ganga.

? During the last two days of the seminar majority of the delegates from India and abroad attended the pitru karma and pitru tharpana too which gave them unusual experiences, they said.

? Hundreds and thousands of foreign spiritual pilgrims have proved that sanaathana dharma is spreading world over. Now let us play our serious sincere role to spread it fast.

? More than 15,00,000 people attended the 85 th birthday of Satya Sai Baba in Puttaparthy majority of them were foreigners world over .

? The left oriented districts of Kerala is turning sharply towards sanaathana dharma and majority of the people are attending the temples, Bhagavatha sapthaaha and lecture of the TV fame swamijies. Their number has increased to lakhs.

? The people who attended the Pongala worship in Kerala temples are gowning in lakhs which used to be held only in selected temples previously. Now Pongala festival is spreading world over including USA .

? We found that in temples including Padmanabha swami temple and Tirupathy temple and thousands of temples all over India, tens of thousands of devotees mainly from other states are visiting as pilgrims even during the off season which never used to be practice. Majority of them are youths and from the lower strata of the society and that too youths and middle aged.

? The number of pilgrims visiting the temples are shooting up. Various State Govts are appointing meditation teachers in many public parks for the morning meditations.

? The Sivaraatri, navaraatri/ dasara, Vinayaka chathurthi, Ramanavami celebrations are becoming popular world wide like deepaavali celebrations.

? The old traditions, value based learning, Vedic and puranic knowledge dissemination, and morning television programs in many languages in all the tv channels have become an enlightening event for the people in all religions.

? People from all walks of life, all age, all religion are watching the sanaathana dharma discourses given by many swamijies, with a scientific, rational and logic backgrounds. The superstitions and irrational traditions and rituals are being refined and getting accepted all over the world.

? The so called ‘intellectuals’ and atheists are now no more in India and majority of them become believers.

? Heavy crowd could be observed for discourses in temples, ashrams, and even in academic institutions for listening to the Indian heritage both spiritual and other subjects.

? Many Indian heritage exhibitions, material sales, displays including arts and culture are spreading very fast world over.

? Many Indian literature are being ready by youngsters. Internet and Google search, cds, vcds, dvds, are becoming the greatest tools for learning and teaching the ultra ancient heritage of our motherland.

? Many schools have started teaching Indian heritage and giving projects on Indian heritage. Ayurveda, Astrology, Vaastu and many other subjects are spreading systematically with scientific background

? Bhagavath Gita is being taught in management classes as Indian management principles in India and abroad. These heritage subjects are becoming part of the project work for the ? students in many universities.

? The fashion of criticizing Hindus, their traditions, epics and Puranaas is getting stopped slowly. The screaming of the politicians against Indian culture has almost come to an end including those of the atheists, who never say any words against customs of the Christians and Muslims.

? The media has started popularizing heritage knowledge in the true scientific and logical applied spirit and methodology.

? Blaming every Hindu activities as RSS, VHP communalism has also reduced significantly. Now smearing the sandal wood paste, Bhasma, and participating spiritual activities have become a well accepted practice.

? Much more than all these the criminal background of many Christian priests and nuns, the cheating done by the Christian missionaries and adopting crooked methods for converting Hindus are all coming to the awareness of the public through various media which erased off the great acceptance of the Christian priests, on the one hand and the terrorism and related activities world over through the Muslims have also created an awareness among Hindus bout the peaceful and glorious nature of sanaathana dharma and the greatness of Indian culture.

? Many Christians and Muslims are adopting the Hindu way of life, in their family, society and in personal and official life. Hind traditions are getting full accepted in public activities also.

? Let us all learn and teach the Indian culture, do the best for stopping conversion and denigrating our culture and knowledge. Let anyone accept any pathway of worship, but let not anyone get cheated in the name of any religion and spirituality. Let not the foreign money be utilized for changing the mind of Indians against India, in the cover of service and charitable work.