Meenakshi Led Britisher By Hand His Grave Faces Her

In Hinduism on April 20, 2014 at 08:07

In response to a Post I have written some time back ‘The Saint who spoke from the Grave’,I received a feedback from a Reader that Goddess



Meenakshi saved a British Collector from an accident of nature by leading him by her hand.





Though I belong to Madurai as ancestral Home, I have not been  aware of it.


By searching I found the information that this story is true and Meenakshi led  , Collector Rous Peter (1786-1828)  of Madurai, by hand.


And as desired by Peter his grave was built ,in such a way, that his were facing Meenakshi temple!



Peter Pandian’

It is believed that Rous Peter respected and treated people of all faiths equally and this attitude towards the people earned him the popular name ‘Peter Pandian,’ says Ambai Manivannan, lecturer, Department of Tamil, Thiagarajar College .

B. Raja, Joint Commissioner Meenakshi Amman Temple, says that Rous Peter donated a set of golden stirrups studded with diamonds and red stones to the temple. He quotes R.C. Shenoy from the book “Madura” where there is a reference to the donation made by Rous Peter.

Similarly, in the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple’s ‘Sthala Varalaru,’ there is a reference to an interesting incident where Goddess Meenakshi is believed to have saved Rous Peter from a fatal incident.

Apparently Rous Peter had the habit of going around the temple before beginning his daily chore. As District Collector, he was in charge of the temple ’s administration too.

The story goes that one night when the city experienced lightning and thunder, a three-year-old girl appeared at his residence and dragged Rous Peter by his hand outside the house. Soon after, the building collapsed.

His last wish

 According to Mr.Manivannan, following the incident, Rous Peter donated golden stirrups to the temple. He also wished that after his death he should be buried in a position that enabled his eyes to face the temple.


Meenakshi led by Hand



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Modi Gujarat Riots Facts Lies Documents

In India on April 18, 2014 at 16:58


In the Gujarat Riots Muslims were killed and Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat.


Despite the Supreme Court giving a clean chit to Modi stating that there are no grounds to say that Narendra Modi was involved in the riots, stories

abound on Gujarat Riot.


Gujarat Riots and Modi.

Narendra Mod and Gujarat Riots


Let’s see how valid are these spins.


1.Spin-1.2000 Muslims were killed.


Fact-254 Hindus and 790 Muslims were killed



Government’s Reply in the Rajya Sabha.


The Central government on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that 254 Hindus and 790 Muslims were killed in the post Godhra riots in Gujarat.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Sriprakash Jaiswal said a total of 223 people were reported missing, 2,548 sustained injuries during the riots in 2002.

He said the government paid Rs 1.5 lakh to the next of kin of each person killed and Rs 5,000, Rs 15,000, Rs 25,000 and Rs 50,000 for the injured.

The amount for the injured was based on the extent of injury, the minister added.(rediffnews)-check Rajya Sabha records link.

2.Only Muslims were butchered -Lie.


While Muslims were killed without provocation in Naroda Patiya,Gulbarg Society, Naroda Gram, Sadarpura, Ode and other places,Hindus were killed

unprovoked in Himmatnagar, Danilimda, and Sindhi Market and other areas of Ahmedabad,.


3.Entire Gujarat was burning.


Out of the state’s 18,600 villages, 240 municipal towns, and 25 district headquarters, only 60 places saw riots.

If one includes the two big cities of Ahmedabad and Vadodara, by the wildest stretch of imagination, only 2 % of the state can be assumed to have been

burning. Only 40 out of the state’s 18,600 villages saw riots.

4.Police was indifferent and not deployed in full strength.


Ahmedabad has a police force of 6,000, including 1,500 armed personnel. In addition, the entire state has just four companies (530 jawans) of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) of which only one company could be spared for Ahmedabad. Considering that the mobs that simultaneously surfaced at nearly half a dozen places numbered from 2,000 to 10,000, the forces proved woefully inadequate. At one point on February 28 there were at least 25,000 people targeting the Muslim localities in Ahmedabad alone.”


See link: http://www.indiatoday.com/itoday/20020318/cover.shtml


Even in its infamous article misquoting Narendra Modi as having said “Every action has equal and opposite reaction” (Which Narendra Modi never did),The Times of India reported, “The sparse police presence looked like a drop in the ocean of violence.”


This despite the deployment of the entire police forceThe Hindu also reported the next day that on 28 February “Mob fury reached its crescendo” and “The situation seemed to slip out of hand” and “Police were outnumbered by the rioters“. Same was the report of The TelegraphThe Tribune.


5.Only Muslims were affected.



 As early as 5 March 2002, out of the 98 relief/ refugee camps set up in the state, 85 were for the Muslims and 13 were for the Hindus. As on 17 March 2002, as per the report of a newspaper as anti-BJP as The Times of India, more than 10,000 Hindus were rendered homeless in Ahmedabad alone.

As on 25 April 2002, out of the 1 lakh 40 thousand refugees, some 1 lakh were Muslims and 40 thousand were Hindus.

None other than Times Now channel admitted in 2009 quoting from Agencies that 40,000 Hindus were also rendered homeless in the Gujarat riots, i.e. Muslims threw out as many as 40,000 Hindus in Gujarat even after Godhra, just like they did in Kashmir where lakhs of Hindus left the valley


6.Sangh Parivar organized the Riots.



ed and the Rapid Action Force and the CRPF jawans could not control the violence. The Hindu also reported the next day that the situation seemed to slip out of control. Ahmedabad Police received 3,500 calls instead of the normal 200. It was beyond the means of the Sangh Parivar- or anybody to organise mobs on such a large-scale in Ahmedabad within 24 hours.



However, the VHP could have easily organised riots in many of the 10,000 villages inGujarat where it had units, either on February 28, or days after that.

On February 27 occurred the Godhra massacre. That same day the RSS gave a statement saying- “RSS condemns the killings and calls for restraint”. The Hindu also reported in its report on Feb 28 that the “RSS appealed to the people to exercise restraint”.

The then RSS Joint General Secretary Madan Das Devi said-“Now is the test of the patience of the Hindu society…These killings are a ploy of the terrorists to create riots…”. This was reported in weekly Organiser, the weekly mouthpiece of the RSS, in its issue dated 10 March 2002, which covered events till 27 February.  In the 10 March 2002 issue itself, two RSS leaders- Madan Das Devi and Mohan Bhagwat gave statement’s asking the Hindu society to maintain peace. The Telegraph reported on 28thFebruary 2002-

“The RSS rallied behind the Prime Minister, pleading for restraint. Joint general secretary Madan Das Devi said: “The tolerance of the Hindu society is a litmus test. Instead of taking the law into their hands, people should cooperate with the state government in dealing with the serious situation.”

For more facts with Documentation refer the Links.




Gujarat Riots.


Rajya Sabha Records


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Principles Of Parenting In The Vedas Hinduism

In Hinduism, Parenting on April 18, 2014 at 12:57


Hinduism takes parenting as it takes everything about Life or Death.


It does not accord  Parenting any special place or does it ignore it.


It treats as a routine affair of Life and treats is such.

Sikshavalli, Taittriya Upanishad Rules behaviour for Children

Principles Of Life,Taittiriya Upanishad


Conceiving and giving Birth to a Child and bringing it up is taken so naturally as it treats the highest thoughts of Philosophy .


It considers all these as a Natural process and one need not be overly concerned about this  as such.


The Vedas offer basic Guide lines.


1.Dharmachara, Righteous Conduct.


Behavior should be according to the Dharma, Moral Principle.


Parents are expected to behave he way they expect their children to behave towards them or others when they become adults.


Parents are prohibited from using vulgar language or the use of harsh words in front of their children.



2.Dharma Svagriha.


Worship at Home.


Parents should set an examples of following the Anushtaanas laid down for them in the Shastras.


They must perform Sandyavandan thrice a Day.


Perform other duties like Aupaasanam and other nithya karmas-read my posts on Rituals of Hindus, Samskaaras.


Give the pride of place for the family Deity.


Worship the Gods at fixed time daily at Home.


Vedas do not speak about. building a Temple, much less visiting Temples.


3.Dharma Sambhashana.


Talking about Righteousness , Moral Books, Purans, Itihaas and of course the Vedas.


Parents are expected to read and teach children these sacred texts.


“Children should grow in the awareness of the brotherhood of man and the fatherhood of God. If no provision is made for this atmosphere and this teaching, we are denying them their due.”-Atharva Veda


The scripture also cautions parents that if children learn to worship money and material things, they will grow up admiring cruelty and deceit, rather than love and compassion.


4.Dharma Svadhyaya, Self Study


Self study is given priority.


Children are to be sent to Gurkula, Home of The Teaher, at the age of Five, after having performed Upanayana, for a minimum twelve years.


At the Gurukul,which would be their Home for the next twelve years, the children are taught, apart from the Vedas , the other Sciences like Maths,

Physics,Biology, Warfare and the like.


After completing the Gurukul vasa the individual is  expected to engage himself in Self Study.


This is not time bound.


One is expected to learn throughout his Life.


5. Dharma Sangha. Follow a Preceptor.


One is expected to follow a Preceptor.


The Spiritual Guru is to be chosen carefully.


If one’s desire is strong enough, the Guru shall seek him.


The Taittriyopanishad  contains elaborate instructions to the Student.



Taittiirya Upanishad Text Translation pdf


Taittiriya Upanishad Lectures



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