Category Archives: Hindu Thought

Rising Bharat National: August 8th 2020

  • Ram Desh mein

अयोध्या बस स्टेशन की शुरुआत स‍ितंबर से, पर्यटकों और श्रद्धालुओं को मिलेगी बड़ी राहत

Key points:

  1. अयोध्या स्थित परिवहन निगम का बस स्टेशन बनकर तैयार हो गया है।
  2. यहां आने वाले पर्यटकों को ध्यान में रखते हुए बस स्टेशन को संवारा जा रहा है।
  3. अगले माह इसका लोकार्पण होने के आसार हैं।
  4. मुख्यमंत्री से समय मांगा जा रहा है। करीब 6.57 करोड़ की लागत से इसका निर्माण हुआ है। करीब चार सौ बसों का संचालन इस बस स्टेशन से किया जाएगा।
  5. अभी तक शहर के आउटर स्थित मार्गों से बसों का संचालन किया जाता था। यात्रियों को सड़क पर ही उतार दिया जाता था।
  6. अयोध्या बस स्टेशन का लोकार्पण होने से लोगों को बड़ी राहत मिलेगी।

(Jagran, 8 August 2020) News Link

15 हजार किमी पद यात्रा कर अयोध्‍या पहुंचे मोहम्‍मद फैज, सौंपी श्रीराम के नानके की मिट्टी

Key points:

  1. अयोध्या में श्रीराम मंदिर निर्माण के लिए भूमि पूजन की बात आई तो उनके नानके की मिट्टी और पानी के बिना यह कैसे पूरा होता।
  2. इसी भावना को आत्मसात करके माता कौशल्या के कौशलप्रदेश छत्तीसगढ़ के चंदखुरी गांव स्थित मंदिर से मिट्टी लेकर राष्ट्रीय मुस्लिम मंच के संयोजक एवं गोसेवा प्रकोष्ठ के राष्ट्रीय संयोजक रायपुर निवासी मोहम्मद फैज खान 13 दिन पैदल चलकर अयोध्या पहुंचे।
  3. इस मिट्टी-पानी को चार अगस्त की रात में ट्रस्ट के लोगों को सौंप दिया, जिसे भूमि पूजन के समय रखा गया।

(Jagran, 8 August 2020) News Link

700 कर्मियों ने सात दिन में चमका दी अयोध्या

Key points:

  1. राममंदिर के भूमि पूजन के दिन सजी-संवरी रामनगरी के पीछे 700 कर्मियों की कठिन मेहनत थी।
  2. नगर निगम ने महज सात दिनों के भीतर नगरी के स्वरूप को जो मोहक छवि प्रदान की वह निश्चित ही प्रशंसा का विषय है।
  3. 700 कर्मी रामनगरी को व्यवस्थित बनाने में लगाए गए, जिसमें पांच सौ सफाई कर्मियों की भागीदारी रही।
  4. नगर आयुक्त की ओर से 17 नोडल अधिकारी भी तैनात किए गए ताकि सभी कार्य किसी जिम्मेदार अधिकारी की निगरानी में गुणवत्तापूर्ण ढंग से पूरे हों।
  5. रामनगरी में स्थित महापौर के कैंप कार्यालय को आयोजन तक नगर निगम के अस्थाई कार्यालय के रूप में परिवर्तित कर दिया गया।
  6. सात के दिनों के भीतर वॉल पेंटिग, मकानों को पीले से रंग से रंगने, हनुमानगढ़ी रोड चौड़ीकरण, अतिक्रमण हटाने सहित सड़क व नालियों की मरम्मत का कार्य किया गया। (Jagran, 8 August 2020) News Link
  • Against: Ram Mandir

Ayodhya Ram Mandir : यूपी में सांप्रदायिक माहौल बिगाड़ने की साजिश, दो दिनों में 16 गिरफ्तार

Key points:

  1. अयोध्या में श्रीराम जन्मभूमि पर मंदिर निर्माण के लिए भूमि पूजन होने के बाद कुछ लोग उत्तर प्रदेश में माहौल बिगाड़ने की साजिश कर रहे हैं।
  2. नागरिकता संशोधन कानून (सीएए) विरोधी प्रदर्शनों के बाद पापुलर फ्रंट ऑफ इंडिया (पीएफआई) और सोशल डेमोक्रेटिक पार्टी ऑफ इंडिया (एसडीपीआई) समेत कुछ अन्य संगठन सोशल मीडिया पर सक्रिय हो गए हैं।
  3. इन संगठनों से जुड़े लोग सोशल मीडिया पर आपत्तिजनक पोस्ट के जरिए माहौल खराब करने की साजिश की जा रही है। ऐसे तत्व पुलिस के सीधे रडार पर आ गए हैं।
  4. पुलिस ने दो दिनों में अभियान के तहत आपत्तिजनक पोस्ट कर माहौल बिगाड़ने का प्रयास कर रहे 16 आरोपितों को गिरफ्तार किया है।
  5. साथ ही अलग-अलग जिलों में 17 मुकदमे दर्ज किए गए हैं।

(Jagran, 8 August 2020) News Link

राम मंदिर निर्माण को लेकर धमकी भरा ऑडियो क्लिप वायरल, मामला दर्ज

Shri Ram Mandir 3D Model (Pic via Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Temple Trust)

Key points:

  1. लखनऊ में शनिवार को अलग-अलग इंटरनेशनल नंबर से मीडिया कर्मियों व अन्य लोगों को कॉल आए। कॉल करने वाले ने सभी को एक धमकी भरा ऑडियो क्लिप सुनाया।
  2. जिसमें राम मंदिर के निर्माण कराने के लिए सरकार विरोधी बातें कहीं गई हैं। दोपहर में सोशल मीडिया पर ऑडियो क्लिप वायरल हो गया इसके बाद पुलिस महकमा सकते में आ गया आनन-फानन में हजरतगंज थाने में मुकदमा दर्ज कराया गया।
  3. पुलिस आयुक्त सुजीत पांडेय के मुताबिक अज्ञात नंबर से लोगों को फोन आ रहे हैं। फोन करने वाला व्यक्ति भड़काऊ बयान दे रहा है। मामले की पड़ताल की जा रही है।
  4. एसीपी हजरतगंज अभय कुमार मिश्र ने बताया कि दारोगा महेश दत्त शुक्ला की तहरीर पर मुकदमा दर्ज किया गया है।
  5. यूसुफ अली नाम के युवक ने कई मीडियाकर्मियों के मोबाइल फोन पर वीआईओपी नंबर से कॉल किया था।
  6. फोन करने वाले ने राष्ट्र विरोधी और धार्मिक भावना भड़काने वाली बात कही है। इससे शांति व्यवस्था कभी भी भंग हो सकती है।

(Amar Ujala, 8 August 2020) News Link

राम मंदिर: क्रिकेटर मोहम्मद शमी की पत्नी हसीन को मिली जान से मारने की धमकी, पीएम मोदी से मांगी मदद

Key points:

  1. अयोध्या में राम मंदिर भूमि पूजन की सोशल मीडिया पर बधाई देना भारतीय क्रिकेटर मोहम्मद शमी की पत्नी हसीन जहां को भारी पड़ गया।
  2. जिसे लेकर हसीन जहां एक बार फिर सुर्खियों में आ गई है। कुछ कट्टरपंथियों ने उन्हें धमकी दे डाली है।
  3. कई प्रशंसकों ने उनकी राम मंदिर बधाई को सौहार्द का प्रतीक बताया तो कट्टरपंथियों ने उन्हें निशाने पर ले लिया। उनकी हत्या करने तक की धमकी दे डाली है।

(Amar Ujala, 8 August 2020) News Link

  • Dan: Ram Mandir
  1. Ayodhya Ram Mandir: श्रीराम जन्मभूमि तीर्थ क्षेत्र ट्रस्ट को एक महीने में मिला करीब एक क्विंटल सोना-चांदी

Key points:

  1. सुप्रीम बीते करीब एक महीने के समय में अयोध्या में रामलला का दर्शन करने आने वाले भक्तों ने राम मंदिर निर्माण के लिए करीब एक क्विंटल सोना-चांदी दान में दिया था।
  2. शनिवार को ट्रस्ट के अध्यक्ष महंत नृत्य गोपाल दास ने महासचिव चम्पत राय बंसल को दान में मिला सोना-चांदी के साथ एक लाख रुपया का चेक भी सौंप दिया।

(Jagran, 8 August 2020) News Link

  • View: Ram Mandir
  1. Ayodhya Ram Mandir : बिहार में इस चुनावी साल में मां जानकी जन्मभूमि का विकास बनेगा मुद्दा

Key points:

  1. अयोध्या में श्री राम मंदिर निर्माण के भूमि पूजन के अवसर पर प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी द्वारा जय श्री राम की जगह अब जय सियाराम के उद्घघोष से मां जानकी जन्मस्थली सीतामढ़ी में मां जानकी के भव्य मंदिर के निर्माण के साथ जानकी जन्मभूमि के विकास की आस जग गई है।
  2. परशुराम सेना के जिलाध्यक्ष रौशन झा बिट्टू एवं मीडिया प्रभारी हिमांशु कुमार कहते हैं कि चुनावी वर्ष है।
  3. प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने अयोध्या में श्री राम मंदिर निर्माण का भूमि पूजन कर चुनाव में किए वादे को पूरा किया।
  4. इसी तरह मुख्यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार को भी सीता मंदिर निर्माण व जानकी जन्मस्थली के विकास के दो वर्ष पूर्व किए वादे को पूरा करना चाहिए।
  5. जब तक वादा पूरा नहीं होता संगठन इसके लिए आवाज बुलंद करता रहेगा।

(Jagran, 8 August 2020) News Link

Somnath to Ayodhya : Journey of an Awakened Civilisation

It is not a time for chest-thumping or triumphalism. But isn’t it time to rejoice?

What the Ayodhya movement overcame was not just the opposition of certain Muslim groups, but countless hurdles put up by the courts as well as overzealous secular shenanigans. Not a small thing, given the fact that Hagia Sofia cathedral in Istanbul, in contrast, has been turned once again into a mosque, and Jerusalem is still struggling to decide which history to accept.

Somnath to Ayodhya is journey of an awakened civilisation. It was a struggle of five centuries. Hindus never accepted Babur’s commander Mir Baqi’s vandalism of the temple at the sacred site in Ayodhya, considered the birthplace of Bhagwan Ram. As happened in parts of Europe during the crusades, the site kept changing from temple to mosque to temple. The last time was in 1949 when idols of Ram durbar appeared under the domes of the dysfunctional mosque. Since then it once again became a functioning temple. Another seven decades of wait has finally resulted in the dream of millions of Hindus coming true. The abode of Shri Ram is again springing to life with majesty and magnificence.

It is not a time for chest-thumping or triumphalism. But isn’t it time to rejoice? What the Ayodhya movement overcame was not just the opposition of certain Muslim groups, but countless hurdles put up by the courts as well as overzealous secular shenanigans. Not a small thing, given the fact that Hagia Sofia cathedral in Istanbul, in contrast, has been turned once again into a mosque, and Jerusalem is still struggling to decide which history to accept.

Certainly, the construction of the Ram Janmaboomi temple is a glorious epitome of a civilisational reassertion. “So, new people come up and they begin to look at their world and from being great acceptors, they have become questioners. And I think we should simply try to understand this passion. It is not an ignoble passion at all. It is men trying to understand themselves. Do not dismiss them. Treat them seriously”, warned Sir Vidia Naipaul, the Nobel laureate talking about this reassertion in the mid-1990s.

Renowned British historian Arnold Toynbee had taunted the Hindus four decades before Naipaul commended them. “Aurangzeb’s purpose in building those three mosques (Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura) was the same intentionally offensive political purpose that moved the Russians to build their Orthodox cathedral in the city centre at Warsaw. Those mosques were intended to signify that an Islamic government was reigning supreme, even over Hinduism’s holiest of holy places. Perhaps the Poles were really kinder in destroying the Russians’ self-discrediting monument in Warsaw than you have been in sparing Aurangzeb’s mosques”, said Toynbee in a speech at Delhi.

The Orthodox cathedral that Toynbee referred to was Alexander Nevsky Cathedral built by the Russians in the Polish capital Warsaw. When Poland unshackled itself from Czarist Russia after the First World War, the cathedral was demolished by the Polish authorities in the mid-1920s. It took 18 years to complete the cathedral for the Russians – built between 1894 and 1912, but it didn’t survive even 15 years. Intense debate preceded the demolition. Poles saw it not as a religious monument but as a symbol of Russian domination. Like the pseudo-secularists in India, there were a few voices opposing the demolition, mostly from the Orthodox community. They were contemptuously dismissed as ‘Cathedralists’. Not that the Poles were against Orthodox Christianity. There were several other Orthodox churches in Poland. Many remnants of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral were later shifted to the Mary Magdalene Orthodox Cathedral in the Warsaw suburb.

Poles took less than 10 years after their freedom to remove the Orthodox cathedral. Indians had to wait much longer in the case of Ayodhya. There was a precedent though. The Somnath temple in Gujarat, that was looted and destroyed by Mahmud of Ghazni in 1024, had been restored in 1951 immediately after India’s independence. Its restoration had Gandhi’s blessings and the initiative came from Sardar Patel and K M Munshi. Gandhi’s only suggestion to Patel was that the reconstruction of the temple should happen with the funds collected from the people, not from the public exchequer.

Unfortunately, by the time the consecration happened, both Gandhi and Patel were no more. Prime Minister Nehru was opposed to the idea of the reconstruction of the Somnath temple. He first tried to dissuade Munshi. Munshi refused to heed. Nehru then tried to discourage President Rajendra Prasad from attending the consecration ceremony. “I believe in my religion and cannot cut myself away from it”, Rajendra Prasad bluntly told Nehru. Nehru then wrote to all the Chief Ministers stating that his government had nothing to do with the Somnath reconstruction and they too shouldn’t have anything to do with it.

The Somnath temple returned to its past glory on May 11, 1951, when it was inaugurated in a grand function. Dr Rajendra Prasad was present in person to witness the making of history. “The Somnath temple signifies that the power of reconstruction is always greater than the power of destruction”, he told in his address, adding “By rising from its ashes again, this temple of Somnath will proclaim to the world that no man and no power in the world can destroy that for which people have boundless faith and love in their hearts…

Seventy years after Somnath, the same spirit is bringing Ayodhya to life. Sardar Patel was the prime mover of Somnath reconstruction. But he was not there when it finally happened. Ayodhya owes a lot to Ashok Singhal, but it will miss him on this historic occasion.

When Prime Minister Modi stands at Ayodhya, laying the first brick for the temple, it would be a symbolic reiteration of what Dr Rajendra Prasad had said at Somnath some 69 years ago: “Today, our attempt is not to rectify history. Our only aim is to proclaim anew our attachment to the faith, convictions and to the values on which our religion has rested since immemorial ages.

Courtesy: Shri Ram Madhav
(The article was originally published in Chintan – India Foundation blogs on August 5, 2020. Views expressed are personal.)

Bhagwan Sri Rama’s Vamsh-Vruksh

The world knows the Ramayana Itihasa, although many of us are unaware that the Surya Vamsi Ikshvaku dynasty has a longer lineage of powerful kings prior to the Avatara of Sri Rama.

These kings include the great names of Indian history like Kashyapa, Bhageeratha, Trisankhu, Dileep, Sagara, Raghu, Ambareesha and so on.  Mahakavi Kalidasa described  Sri Rama’s lineage, and especially Maharaja Sri Raghu’s military expeditions in his famous Kavya `Raghu-vamsa’. Let’s take a look at a quick look.

Brahma

Mareechi   

Kashyapa

 ↓

Surya

 ↓

Manu

 ↓

Ikshvaku

 ↓

Kukshi

 ↓

Vikukshi

 ↓

Bana

 ↓

Anaranya

 ↓

Prudhu

 ↓

Trisankhu

 ↓

Dundhumara/Yavanasya

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Mandhatha

 ↓

Susandhi

 ↓

Dhruvasandhi

 ↓

Bharatha

 ↓

Ashitha

 ↓

Sagara

 ↓

Asamanjasa

 ↓

Anshuman

 ↓

Dileep

 ↓

Bhageeratha

 ↓

Kakuthsa

 ↓

Raghu

 ↓

Pravurtha

 ↓

Shankhana

 ↓

Sudarshan

 ↓

Agnivarna

 ↓

Seeghraveda

 ↓

Maru

 ↓

Prasishyaka

 ↓

Ambareesh

 ↓

Nahusha

 ↓

Yayathi

 ↓

Nabhaga

 ↓

Aja

 ↓

Dasaratha

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Sri Rama

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Lava & Kusha

Swami Sri Vidyaranya – The Seer Who Laid the Foundations of Vijayanagara Samrajya

ॐ श्रीवल्लभमहागणपति-शारदाम्बा-शङ्कराचार्यसद्गुरुभ्यो नमः

Sri Vidyaranya was the 12th Jagadguru of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham from 1380 to 1386 CE. He built temples at Sringeri and Hampi and established Mutts to propagate Vedanta. He was not only a sage and empire builder, but also a savant and a scholar par excellence. His works constituted the greatest treatises in post-Shankara Advaitic literature. His marvellous interpretative skills reconciled many apparent differences in philosophic texts. His works include Vivaranaprameya Sangraha, Panchaadasi, Jivanmukti Viveka, Drig Drisya Viveka, Aparokshanubhuti-Tika, and six Upanishad-Dipikas. Also Madhaviya Shankara Vijaya is the work of Sri Vidyaranya. Because of its high poetic merit and objectivity, it is considered the best for recitation during Shankara Jayanti.

Tradition has it that Madhava (the generally accepted pre-ascetic name of Sri Vidyaranya) was the elder of two Brahmachari brothers belonging to a poor but learned Brahmin family of Ekasila Nagari (present-day Warangal). The younger of the two, wandering south in search of true knowledge, reached Sringeri when the great Vidyashankara Tirtha was the reigning pontiff. On seeing the innate greatness of the young Brahmachari, Sri Vidyatirtha readily gave him sanyasa diksha with the ascetic name of Bharati Krishna Tirtha in 1328 CE.

In the meanwhile, Madhava left home in search of his younger brother. After much wandering, he finally reached Sringeri where he found his brother as the junior pontiff Bharati Krishna Tirtha. At the junior pontiff’s request, Sri Vidyatirtha readily gave Madhava sanyasa diksha in 1331 CE under the ascetic name of Sri Vidyaranya, in other words, verily a forest of knowledge. Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha, though younger than Vidyaranya became his senior by virtue of his earlier ordainment into Sanyasa Ashrama and came to be known as the senior Sripada and Vidyaranya the junior.

Sri Vidyaranya then started on a pilgrimage and reached Kashi. At the direction of Sri Vyasa, he went to Badrikashrama where the great sage himself initiated him into Sri Vidya. Returning south, he retired to Matanga hill, near Hampi, where he immersed himself in intense meditation. It was at this time that the two brothers, Madhava and Sayana, the sons of Mayana of Bharadwaja Gotra, approached Sri Vidyaranya and sought his blessings. Sri Vidyaranya graciously gave them his unfinished Veda bhashyas and some other works. He blessed them to complete the works in their own names as Madhaviyam and Sayaniyam. Later, both the brothers served as ministers in the Vijayanagara empire under Bukkaraya and Harihara I and II.

It was while Sri Vidyaranya was doing tapas at Matanga hill that the two warrior brothers, Harihara and Bukka, sons of Sangama, approached him. Directed by a dream, they sought his blessings and guidance. Earlier, these two brothers had been taken prisoner and led to Delhi. It is believed they were under compulsion to embrace Islam. But the Delhi ruler recognising their valour sent them back to the south. They were sent back as the heads of an army to contain the rebellions brewing in the Deccan.

Seizing this opportunity, the two brothers asserted their independence. With the guidance and blessings of Sri Vidyaranya, they established their own independent kingdom with its capital on the left bank of Tungabhadra river. Following the sage’s counsel, they shifted their capital to the right bank, naming it Vidyanagara, as a mark of respect and gratitude to the sage, whom they regarded as their Guru, God and saviour. The city, which came to be popularly known as Vijayanagara or City of Victory was planned in accordance with the directions of sage Vidyaranya in the form of a Sri Chakra, with the Virupaksha temple in the middle and nine gates all around.

A copper plate grant of 1336 CE bearing the sign manual ‘Virupaksha’ recounts, ‘Harihara was seated on the throne as directed by Vidyaranya. He made the 16 great gifts resplendent in the city called Vidya, of vast dimensions” The emperor placed at the feet of his master Sri Vidyaranya, all his imperial insignia. Sri Vidyaranya initiated him into Atmavidya and conferred on him the titles, Srimad Rajadhiraja Parameshwara, Aparimita Pratapavira and Narapati. From then on, the Sringeri Jagadguru came to be addressed as ‘Karnataka Simhasana Pratishtapanacharya’ which is part of their birudavali (titles) even to this day.

Without Vidyaranya there would have been no Vijayanagara samrajya and without that Dakshina Bharat/ South India would not have retained its dharma and culture. We remember this great Acharya and dharmika and offer our namaskarams. Om.

Source: https://www.sringeri.net/jagadgurus/sri-vidyaranya

Note : 

Vaishakha Shukla Saptami is celebrated as Vidyaranya Jayanthi. Vaishakha Shukla Saptami is also celebrated as Ganga Saptami / Jahnu Saptami / Gangotpatti / Gangavataran.

Why Hindus Lag Behind In Kerala?

By Dr C I Issac,

 

A powerful field that can control society is Education.At present, the education sector in Kerala is under the control of minorities, these minorities  are politically influential and economically sound through the remittances made by

 

-(Non-Resident Keralites (NRKs).

 

While minorities run 3340 schools in the state, the entire Hindu jatis are in possession of just 194 schools. Muslim and Christian communities manage 223 arts and science colleges whereas all Hindu jatis together manage only 42 colleges

 

-(vide ‘Matrubhumi’ daily, September 28, 2002).

 

Out of the 433 professional colleges, only 86 are government-owned,  89 are Hindu-managed while 258 are managed by the minorities

 

-(G.K. Suresh Babu, ‘Kesari Annual, 2004).

 

Though all minorities are permitted to impart religious education in their institutions, this right is denied to Hindu institutions. Moreover, Hindu students in minority institutions are forced to study moral science, which infuse anti-Hindu sentiments in them. This is the best known Kerala model of secularist-democratic paradigm.

 

Why does it happen so?

 

No doubt, the reason is that Hindus are economically and politically a marginalized group in Kerala. If the lessons in history of ancient civilizations were destroyed by Semitic religions’ invasion, the situation is not very different for Hindus in Kerala. A major share of the state exchequer is spent on education. The last 48 years reveal that only one Hindu Minister handled the portfolio of education and that, too for a period of four years and three months.

 

Otherwise, for the rest of the period, this portfolio has been handled by Ministers belonging to only Minority communities. The minority Ministers, who managed the portfolio of education, helped only the minority community managements in an out-of the way manner. Lending a helping hand to minority institutions was similar for both, the Right and the Left coalitions. Both coalitions still follow minority appeasement as their de facto policy. This will result in an alarming situation.

 

Of the state’s 199,000 schoolteachers, the  Hindu share (inclusive of SCs/STs) is just 38 percent. According to the 1997 statistics, Kerala had 14200 college teachers of whom 76 percent belonged to minority communities (G. K. Suresh Babu).

 

All these statistics show of an unorganized, demographically ever-shrinking Hindu community of Kerala. In health care also, the minorities have an upper hand. The Hindu community owns just ten hospitals against 928 belonging to the minorities

 

– (‘Matrubhumi’).

 

Similarly, the Hindu share in the industry, agriculture and commerce is 28, 24 and 28 percent, respectively. At the same time, the Muslim share is 30, 23 and 40 percent and Christian share is 35, 40 and 36 percent, respectively (‘Matrubhumi’).  Like the Hindus of Kerala, no other community in the world is marginalized as much.

 

In several sectors, Hindus lag behind but In the case of suicides, hindus are leaders. Kerala’s suicidal rate is above the national average; it is 30.5 for every one lakh population. A recent NGO study reveals that 92 percent suicides were committed by Hindus. 6.5 percent by Christians and 1.5 percent by Muslims.

 

Insolvency is the main reason for the mass suicides in Kerala. The Kerala Government alloted new self-financing professional colleges which has come as a rude shock to the marginalized Hindus of Kerala. Due to the economic backwardness of the Hindus, it is difficult to compete with the minority communities for starting professional colleges. The result will be that those socially and economically backwards in the Hindu society will be kicked out of competition.

 

In medical education field alone, the Hindus will lose 250 seats every year. The Hindus coming in the purview of reservation will lose 3800 engineering seats and 100 MBBS seats every year.  After two decades, in the SC/ST section alone, there will be a shortage of 74000 engineers and 2000 doctors at the present rate. Education and economic progress are closely linked with Kerala life.

 

Therefore, any imbalance arising in the educational field will be reflected a hundred times in the economic scenario. In the near future, because of educational backwardness alone, Hindus will be forced to live on the periphery of society.

 

In the democratic process, votes are decisive factors. No doubt, the numerically ever-shrinking Hindus will lose relevance in the political structure of Kerala in the near future. Since Independence, for every decade, the Hindu population in Kerala has been falling at the rate of more than 1 percent.

 

If this trend continues, within three decades, Hindus will lose their majority statues in the state. At present, technically the Hindus are the majority community. But the minority religious groups have a clear sway over the political, economic and educational fields of Kerala.  It is no wonder that Hindus of Kerala, who are destined to be minority in the near future, will be thrown out of all fields of socio-economic activities.This will be a great tragedy for Hindus.

 

In 1947, Muslims in India were a minority community. They were 24 percent. But even that marginal strength of the Muslims led to the division of India.  Today, Nagaland and Mizoram have turned into Christian-majority states. In these states, discontent and insurgency, along with divisive tendencies, have surfaced. To a large section of the Christian brethren, the Hindus have become an indigestive element in the North-East.  If so, what will be the history of Kerala after three decades?

 

(By Dr C.I. Issac, Head of the PG Department of History, CMS College, Kottayam, Kerala.)