One reason why many of us have not understood Hinduism in right perspective is because of superimposition of words like ‘religion’ in our sub-conscious mind. It is irrelevant in the Sanatan context because we do not have a set of rules/tenets that we have to adhere to. It evolves almost every moment. Unlike religion, it is not a captive but a stimulant that gives you wings to fly unhindered; provided you follow ethical paths, your own, inherited, improvised or even researched, invented or put to test as an experiment. Thus it is that when other religions are finding it difficult to justify or explain a context based on situations now, they come a cropper. Thanks to scholars like you, we are rediscovering what we were and ought to be in a religious scenario that would prefer to straight-jacket us as time-capsule artefacts.


Opponents would claim that it would be antithesis to its secular, democratic, progressive credentials. Relying on religious identity is regressive, etc.

Is not it surprising that the left-liberal Christian West has no problem with the 53 Muslim dominated countries (Islam is the official religion in 27) in the world; but “dismantling Global Hindutva” conference is arranged by the liberals in the American academia on 9/11 anniversary!!

There are 100+ Christian dominated countries. Do you know that in 15 nations, Christianity is the official religion. These Christian nations include England, Greece, and Iceland, Norway, Hungary, Denmark. There are 6 Buddhist countries; one is a Jewish state, Israel. But no Hindu state, despite Hinduism being the 3rd largest faith on the planet.


Why is that the world has no issues with so many countries with an Abrahamic or monotheistic faiths as the state religion, but they are averse to the idea of INDIA being a secular state with Hinduism (Polytheism) as it’s state religion?

Examining this question is FUNDAMENTAL to our enquiry.


There was a time when Polytheism was the predominant way of life in the whole world, before the onslaught of Abrahamic faiths. Polytheism as ideology learns from nature and not one man. It means liberation, synthesis of ideas, freedom of thinking, peace, being in sync with nature, ideology of Karma in place of punishment and eternal hellfire, cyclic life instead of linearity, etc. These ideas means liberation of mankind, freedom to chose your deity and a way of life, a faith where worship is of all the forces of nature.

The monotheism on the other hand is dictatorship of an invisible old man in the sky who is mercurial, moody, cruel and adversarial in his nature; who rules through his selected men with whom only he speaks. That means control and dictatorship of man in God’s name. That’s why monotheistic faiths abhorred the idea of polytheism. They vehemently and mercilessly exterminated Polytheism from the face of earth, except Hindustan. The last thousand years saw the worst genocide of Hindus by Muslims;  then western colonial rule with Christian missionaries and Islam changing the demography of the land. The last major intervention was dividing the Hindu land. The onslaught then shifted to educational institutions and curriculum and now the Big-Tech are partners in it.


Remember that Hinduism in India is the last refuge of Paganism on earth. It is the last citadel of human freedom before the elites completely takes over.

That’s why the Christian West, Liberals, fascists, socialists, Communists, Islam as well as Big-Tech, Big-Data, Big-Pharma, Big-Finance & Social media (IT) giants are all united when it comes to opposing Hinduism. Remember, Sanatam Dharma means liberation of mankind and freedom of thinking, whereas all of these ideologies & institutions are geared up for the enslavement of humanity and concentration of power in a few hands. Hinduism is the last fortress before their complete victory.

They hide their real agenda under the garb of fashionable terms; like liberty, progress, human rights, secularism, etc. They claim Hinduism is anti secular.  That’s all intellectual garbage to me.


There is no historical evidence that it would threaten the secular ethos of the country, if the state religion of India is declared a Hinduism.

All faiths have flourished in India because Hindus are not intolerant towards other religions. There is no concept of conversion in Hinduism. The world has been intolerant of Hinduism. The world remembers Myanmar, Palestine, Yemen etc. but not the Hindus & Sikhs of Pakistan or Afghanistan or that of other Islamic nations! Does anyone remember what happened with the Hindus in Bangladesh during the 1971 genocide by Pakistan Army or the Pundits in Kashmir or the 1998 Wandhama massacre of J&K, systemic elimination of Hindus in Pakistan, the elimination of historic temples and Hinduism in the Arab world, e.g. in Muscat?

Hindus have always welcomed and protected minorities. Let’s have a look at its history of tolerance. The Hindu Community of India welcomed Parsis when they were persecuted the world over. They have flourished here for over a thousand years. The Jewish tribes found refuge in Bharat nearly 2000 years ago and same goes for Syrian Christians 1800 years ago. The Jains, Buddhists being religions derivatives of the Hinduism have co-existed for 2500 years and Sikhs for 400 years.


Bharatvarsh, a civilization as old as 5000 years, needs no introduction of it being the original homeland sheltering 95% of all the Hindus in the world and birth place of Sanatan Hinduism. India should not be shy of recognising her identity as a Hindu Nation.

Hinduism is the 3rd largest religion in the world after Christianity and Islam. But it is not demographically as widely spread on the world’s map as the first two. 97% percent of all Hindus live in the world’s three Hindu-majority countries (India, Mauritius and Nepal). It is the most geographically concentrated of all the major religious. 95% of the Hindu population live in India whereas only 1.6% of Muslims live in Arabia, the birthplace of Islam.


Secularism and religious tolerance is the ethos of the inhabitants of this region much before the Muslim invaders ransacked this land. Muslim invasions into the Indian subcontinent started around 1000 AD and they lasted for several centuries till 1739. Genocide of about 100 million Hindus is perhaps the biggest holocaust in the whole world history. Hindus did not take any revenge of from the off springs of these invaders.

Declaring Hinduism as the India’s state religion will ensure such legislations which will stop the encroachment of the Abrahamic faiths which has been eroding and destroying the geography, history, culture, architecture of this land since centuries.

India as Hinduism its state religion is the only way to save Polytheism from annihilation & thereby stopping 🛑 the complete take over of world by the global elites.

The time of this declaration is NOW.

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Ahoi Ashtami – How Hindu Dharma taught Deep Ecology

Today is a festival most of us barely even know about. Some would be familiar with a faint memory of their childhood, when after Barsaatein (another almost forgotten festival) and one week before Diwali, married women with children would keep nirjala vrata (without food and water) for a day and worship Ahoi Mata. Ahoi Mata has various different depictions and appearances but she is often imagined in the form of a porcupine. Women cook festive food and most importantly ‘Gadkore’ which are like chickpea fritters.

In the morning the worship is done on a platform created by making swastika with rice paste or haldi paste. A kalasha with water and coconut is also placed. The story of Ahoi Mata is narrated and then the Gadkore are distributed to the children. In various homes these Gadkore are thrown in the air and the children are free to grab as many as they can. The Vrata is broken in the evening by looking at the first stars and not the moon. As the stars appear first in the sky before the moon on this day so it is considered a somewhat easier vrata than the more popular Karwachauth.

It is a festival basically by mothers for children. That we all know about Mother’s Day today and barely a few know about Ahoi Ashtami tells much about the cultural colonialism of Christianity that we suffer from in electoral democracy. While Mother’s Day is just a day of commemoration assigned by secular governments, the festival of Ahoi Ashtami has many cosmic truths hidden in it. Hindu Dharma imparts these cosmic truths to everyone regardless of their educational status through these rituals, customs and festivals.

The most interesting thing about Ahoi Ashtami is the Katha that is narrated on this day when women worship Ahoi Mata. Or rather I should say many Kathas, for there are many variants of the same Katha.

The story goes like this. A family has seven sons and one daughter. All of them are married. Once during the festival of Diwali, the daughter is visiting her mother’s house too and they are all together. They are cleaning the house and the surroundings for the festive season. While cleaning the garden with a spade they unknowingly hit the burrow of a porcupine and kill the newly born pups of the porcupine. They are much in sorrow for this unfortunate misdeed but the pups are already dead. When the porcupine mother comes home, she is overtaken with grief and curses the killers of her children that just like her pups were killed so will the children of the killer will also not survive.

Incidentally it is the spade of the visiting daughter which kills the pups. The daughter is taken with much grief as she is still childless. She then requests all her sister-in-laws to undergo the curse in her place as all of them already have at least one child and she does not even have one. All of them deny except the youngest one who agrees to take the curse upon her.

Though she undertakes the harsh curse she is also taken with grief as she wants more children. She does beget children but seven of them die one after another just after the birth. She then goes to a learned Brahmin to know how to break the curse. The Brahmin tells her that she has to serve the holy cow, with whole of heart and then the curse will break. But it is a special kind of cow called Surahi cow and the sister-in-law has to go find her.

She sets out to find the cow. On her way she finds that a snake is about to eat the child of Garuda, (eagle). She intervenes, kills the snake and releases the child. Garuda becomes happy upon seeing this and takes her to the Surahi cow. She then sets about serving the cow with all her heart and after the passage of some time, the cow becomes happy with her service, and breaks the curse on her womb.

She gets home and finds that all her dead children are back home. She then starts the worship of Ahoi Mata and makes it a tradition every year. This is how the tradition starts and the festival becomes celebrated by other women too.

You might laugh at the ‘superstitious magic’ that is involved in the story but sacred cosmologies have a way of communicating to us in myths and legends. These myths and stories talk in the language of symbols and sacred metaphors. These metaphors and symbols work on a much higher plane of consciousness than the rational, logical one. The metaphors embedded in sacred stories and enacted through rituals are not unlike mantras.

If you practice these rituals over a long period of time, the metaphors open their meaning to you; meanings which are cosmic; which are impossible for the rational, logical mind to grasp; meanings which reveal the hidden connections of the cosmos to the individual; meanings which tell about cosmic rhythms which are invisible and yet omnipresent.

To flow with these rhythms (rta) is dharma. To struggle against them is adharma. Whole of Sanatana Hindu dharma with all its traditions, rituals and customs is a way to make individuals flow with these cosmic rhythms even when they don’t intellectually grasp them. The intent of Sanatana dharma is to make people follow deep ecological rules, to preserve eco-system, Nature and also culture even if they don’t directly comprehend the immensity of the data and logic involved.

The story of Ahoi Ashtami is particularly intent upon instilling a deep ecological sense in those who follow it. To start with, the goddess is a porcupine, not generally an animal you associate with divinity. It is to show that the divinity lies everywhere. It shows that our actions have implications and that if you hurt someone you cannot forgo its consequences.

Human civilization is violence against Nature. Hindu dharma through its various rituals recognizes this fact deeply. The starting point of Vastu Shasta is to appease the disturbance in Nature that human building activity creates. Similarly, agriculture is violence against earth. To make up for that disturbance there are various rituals which instill the sense in us that we have to give back to Nature as we take from it.

Ahoi Ashtami shows this dilemma. It is basically an activity of human civilization which kills the wild animals and there are serious consequences of that. The curse is shifted from one person to other but it remains until the sister-in-law saves another child from death and thus restores the balance of Nature back. It is only then that the curse is lifted.

The story instills deep sense in the Hindus that our actions have consequences; that human civilization destroys Nature by the sheer act of living in great groups and thus has to make extra efforts to respect Nature; and that we have to give back to Nature as we take much from it, if we want to maintain the eco-system and restore the balance of Nature, ecology and dharma. It is a deep ecological sense which these small festivals instilled in their followers and worshippers.

On this day the worshippers are encouraged not to use any sharp object or man-made weapon to signal the intent to not harm the Nature. On Dusshehra we celebrate the weapons for cultural reasons: to destroy adharma. On Ahoi Ashtami we steer clear from them and any sharp object so that we restore the balance of Nature and dharma. This is how deep the Hindu sense of ecology now.

It was these festivals and their ‘stupid superstitions’ which managed to instill this deep sense of ecology in its inhabitants without elaborate research or studies, and without the help of the State, colleges and universities. Even the illiterate had that sense of ecology and it was not enforced by the State or by the rule of law, but in a bottom-up manner by dharma itself, and through its much maligned rituals, customs and traditions.

Do celebrate every such small Hindu festival to celebrate the greatness that is the Hindu dharma, the greatness that is Sanatana dharma, and to continue the greatest way to instill a deep sense of ecology in our future generations.

Shubh Ahoi Ashtami!

“There is not an object in heaven or earth which a Hindu is not prepared to worship – sun, moon, and stars; rocks, stocks, and stones; trees, shrubs, and grass; sea, pools, and rivers; his own implements of trade; the animals he finds most useful, the noxious reptiles he fears, men remarkable for any extraordinary qualities – for great valour, sanctity, virtue or even vice; good and evil demons, ghosts, and goblins, the spirits of departed ancestors; and infinite number of semi-human and semi-divine existences, inhabitants of the seven upper and the seven lower worlds – each and all come in for a share of divine honours or a tribute of more or less adoration.” – Sir Monier Williams

This is what a Christian fanatic and British colonialist thinks about Hindu Dharma and Hindu society. He is of course speaking in disdain of Hindu dharma, disgusted at how can we see divinity everywhere? And that is exactly why we are different: that we see divinity everywhere. That is why Sanatana Culture is not at conflict with Nature unlike the modern western civilization. To understand this psyche and its urge to destroy dharma is to understand the whole devasura sangrama that is going on today.

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