Changing scenario of the acceptance of Indian culture and Spirituality

via Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage News Letter published on March 7, 2011

THE  OBSERVATIONS AND EXPERIENCES 

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.

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