Hinduism

‘Haran’ In Turkey Shiva Connection To Mesopotamia


I have been studying archology related information, Astronomy to seek information about the spread of Sanatana Dharma throughout the world.

And I also check the Linguistic affiliations along with Cultural similarities.

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Insignia of the Moon God ‘Sin’ of Haran. Notice the crossed-legged posture akin to yogic semi-Padmasana of Shiva, the crescent moon and the winged-bulls which were the vehicles of the moon-god ‘Sin’.

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Mesopotamian Civilisation Map.

The Sanatana Dharma civilisation, as distinct from the Sarasvati Valley civilisation has been dated as the oldest in the world.

This coupled with the existence of Super Continents and reference to this by Tamil ,another ancient Language of India, the date of which is as old as Sanatana Dharama, had spurred me to dig deep into the subject.

Based on this, it transpires that a Group from South India, the Dravida desa, left the South because of a Tsunami (referred to by the Puranas and Tamil literature repeatedly) , led by Shiva and His son Ganesha moved through the Middle East , Europe,Africa, to Arctic before traveling back to Saraswati Valley through Russia, and Iran, while another led by Satyavrata Manu, the ancestor of Lord Rama moved to Ayodhya to found the Ikshvaky Dynasty(Ikshvaku was the son of Satyavrata Manu).

I have been following this trail in conjunction with the immigration and settlements in Europe and elsewhere.

I have been able to find references, evidence, cultural links and archeological finds.

I have posted articles on all  these, under Hinduism.

Now to Mesopotamian Connection.

Located near the Turkish- Syrian border in the middle of an arid plain, Haran is one of the oldest Mesopotamian settlements.

The settlement of Haran is mentioned in a treaty which was enacted in the Temple of Sin (Sin was the Mesopotamian Moon God) at Haran in thereign of Hammurabi (1728-1686 BC). Several Assyrian kings describe rebuilding this temple. The last king of Babylon, Nabonidus (556-539 BC) also rebuilt the Temple of Sin. Excavations have revealed a large mud-brick building which dates to the end of the 3rd millennium BC. It is thought this might be the predecessor to the temple of the Sumerian and Mesopotamian Moon-God Sin.

The insignia of the Moon God Sin bears a remarkable likeness to that of the Vedic God Shiva. In fact, Shiva is also known as Som-nath (सोमनाथ) which means ‘Lord of the Moon’. Shiva’s insignia includes the crescent moon and the bull called ‘Vrishabha’ or ‘Nandi’ who was the vehicle of Lord Shiva.

The earliest known form of the name ‘Sin’ is ‘Suen’ which may well be a distortion of the Sanskrit ‘Shivam’ – the name of the Vedic Moon God. What is even more interesting is that ‘Haran’ (हरन), is another name for Lord Shiva.

..Sin /ˈsn/ (Akkadian: Su’en, Sîn) or Nanna (Sumerian: DŠEŠ.KI, DNANNA) was the god of the moon in the Mesopotamian mythologyof Akkad, Assyria and Babylonia. Nanna is a Sumerian deity, the son of Enlil and Ninlil, and became identified with Semitic Sin. The two chief seats of Nanna’s/Sin’s worship were Ur in the south of Mesopotamia and Harran in the north.’..

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Mesopotamian Deities.

“The Mesopotamian literary corpus is one of the oldest literatures in the world. It is infused with the divine, because religion played a crucial part in the way Mesopotamians expressed their thoughts about human life. Mesopotamian religion was polytheistic, with a pantheon consisting of hundreds if not thousands of gods of varying importance. This website offers information about the fifty most important gods and goddesses and provides starting points for further research.’..

 

The IVC has been tentatively identified with the toponym Meluhha known from Sumerian records; the Sumerians called them Meluhhaites. It has been compared in particular with the civilizations of Elam (also in the context of the Elamo-Dravidian hypothesis) and with Minoan Crete (because of isolated cultural parallels such as the ubiquitous goddess worship and depictions of bull-leaping).[108] The mature (Harappan) phase of the IVC is contemporary to the Early to Middle Bronze Age in the Ancient Near East, in particular theOld Elamite period, Early Dynastic to Ur III Mesopotamia, Prepalatial Minoan Crete and Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period Egypt.

After the discovery of the IVC in the 1920s, it was immediately associated with the indigenous Dasyu inimical to the Rigvedic tribes in numerous hymns of the Rigveda. Mortimer Wheeler interpreted the presence of many unburied corpses found in the top levels of Mohenjo-Daro as the victims of a warlike conquest, and famously stated that “Indra stands accused” of the destruction of the IVC. The association of the IVC with the city-dwelling Dasyus remains alluring because the assumed timeframe of the first Indo-Aryan migrationinto India corresponds neatly with the period of decline of the IVC seen in the archaeological record. The discovery of the advanced, urban IVC however changed the 19th-century view of early Indo-Aryan migration as an “invasion” of an advanced culture at the expense of a “primitive” aboriginal population to a gradual acculturation of nomadic “barbarians” on an advanced urban civilization, comparable to the Germanic migrations after the Fall of Rome, or the Kassite invasion of Babylonia. This move away from simplistic “invasionist” scenarios parallels similar developments in thinking about language transfer and population movement in general, such as in the case of the migration of the proto-Greek speakers into Greece, or the Indo-Europeanization of Western Europe.

It was often suggested that the bearers of the IVC corresponded to proto-Dravidians linguistically, the breakup of proto-Dravidian corresponding to the breakup of the Late Harappan culture. Today, the Dravidian language family is concentrated mostly in southern India and northern and eastern Sri Lanka, but pockets of it still remain throughout the rest of India and Pakistan (the Brahui language), which lends credence to the theory. Finnish Indologist Asko Parpola concludes that the uniformity of the Indus inscriptions precludes any possibility of widely different languages being used, and that an early form of Dravidian language must have been the language of the Indus people. However, in an interview with the Deccan Herald on 12 August 2012, Asko Parpola clarified his position by admitting that “Sanskrit has also preserved a very important part of the Indus heritage” and that even Sangam Tamil had possible influences of the Brahmins .

Proto-Munda (or Para-Munda) and a “lost phylum” (perhaps related or ancestral to the Nihali language) have been proposed as other candidates for the language of the IVC.Michael Witzel suggests an underlying, prefixing language that is similar to Austroasiatic, notably Khasi; he argues that the Rigveda (composed by the Indo-Aryans after the decline of the Harappans) shows signs of this hypothetical Harappan influence in the earliest historic level, and Dravidian only in later levels, suggesting that speakers of Austroasiatic were the original inhabitants of Punjab and that the Indo-Aryans encountered speakers of Dravidian only in later times.

Citation.

Based on data prepared by the HEA-funded AMGG project.

http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/amgg/index.html  and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indus_Valley_Civilization

http://vediccafe.blogspot.in/2014/12/the-ancient-city-of-haran-in-turkey.html

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Hinduism

Balarama Is Hercules, Megasthenes


All of us are aware of Megasthenes of Chandragupta period.

The Greek geographer and explorer Megasthenes arrived at the court of the Indian emperor Chandragupta Maurya at Pataliputra (modern Patna). He was sent as an ambassador by Seleucus Nicator of the Seleucid dynasty, with whom Chandragupta Maurya had entered into a treaty and matrimonial alliance. During his stay in India, Megasthenes compiled the book Indica – a commentary on the geography, social traditions, and religious customs of India.

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Balarama,Balarama with four hands, holding the club, plough, conch and sword, with a serpent coiled on his head. Illustration by Sourindo Mohun Tagore, 1880. Source: Wikimedia Commons. – See more at: http://bibhudev.blogspot.in/2014/03/hercules-and-balarama-symbolic-and.html#sthash.M2YLC9mO.dpuf

 

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Herakles crowned with a laurel wreath, wearing the lion-skin and holding a club and a bow, c. 460–450 BC. Source: Wikimedia Commons / Marie-Lan Nguyen –

Indica, the book by Megasthanes is not available now.

Later Greek Historians ,Arrian and Diodorus Siculus refer to his works.

 

Arrian (c.86 AD – 160 AD) writes on Hercules and Balarama.( Arrian’s Book is also named as Indica)

 

“The Hercules who penetrated so far, the Indians tell us, was a native of their country. He is particularly worshipped by the Suraseni (Shurasena), who have two great cities, Methora (Mathura) and Cleisoborus (Surapura), and the navigable river Jobares (Yamuna), passes through their territories. This Hercules, as Megasthenes asserts, and the Indians themselves assure us, uses the same habit with the Theban Hercules. Many male children, but only one daughter was born to him in India, for he married many women. The daughter’s name was Pandaea, and the land where she was born, and over which Heracles placed her as ruler, was named Pandaea after her.”

One may note that Balarama was of white complexion unlike Krishna who was black.

 

Diodorus Siculus (c.50 BC) on Balarama and Hercules in his Book ‘Bibliotheca Historica.’

 

“Hercules was born amongst the Indians, and like the Greeks, they furnish him with a club and lion’s hide. In strength he excelled all men, and cleared the sea and land of monsters and wild beasts. He had many sons, but only one daughter. He built Palibothra (Pataliputra i.e. Patna) and divided his kingdom amongst his sons. ”

 

There is some light needed here as regards Pandea, the daughter of Balarama whom he placed as a ruler in Madurai.

I posted an article, based on the evidence in Tamil Epic Silappadikaram and Puranas that Krishna married a Pandyan Princess, had a daughter Pandea and she was a Princess of Pandya Kingdom in Madurai.

Lord Krishna is recorded to have gifted 100 Yadava Families as Dowry for His daughter’s marriage and they were charged with the task of supplying Milk and Curds to Krishna’s Daughter nad hr heirs at Madurai.

Now this reference by Megasthanes followers refers Pandea as he daughter of Balarama.

I shall  do a little more research and update on this.

* There are some scholas who subscribe to the view that Krishna wa Hercules.

 

Other references.

Roman philosopher Cicero (106 BC-43BC) had mentioned that, “the Indian Hercules is denominated Belus”, and he used the term Hercules Belus to refer to him. Captain Francis Wilford wrote in the Asiatic Researches (1799) that this Belus was none other than Balarama, the brother of Krishna:

 

“The Indian Hercules, according to Cicero, was called Belus. He is the same with Bala, the brother of Crishna, and both are conjointly worshipped at Mutra; Indeed, they are considered as one Avatara or incarnation of Vishnu. Bala is represented as a stout man, with a club in his hand. He is also called Bala-Roma… As Bala sprung from Vishnu, or Heri, he is certainly Heri-cula, Heri-culus, and Hercules. Diodorus Siculus says that the posterity of Hercules reigned for many centuries in Palibothra (Patna), but that they did nothing worthy of being recorded”- Captain Francis Wilford wrote in the Asiatic Researches,1799.

 

““How invaluable such remnants of ancient race of Harikula! How refreshing to the mind yet to discover, amidst the ruins on the Yamuna, Hercules (Baldeva, god of strength) retaining his club and lion’s hide, standing on his pedestal at Baldeo, and yet worshipped by Suraseni! This was the name (Baldeo) given to a large tract of country round Mathura, or rather round Surpura, the ancient capital founded by Surasena, the grandfather of the Indian brother-deities, Krishna and Baldeva, Apollo and Hercules. The title would apply to either; though Baldeva has the attributes of ‘god of strength’. Both are lords (es) of the race (kula) of Hari (Hari-kula-es), of which the Greeks might have made the compound Hercules. Might not a colony after the Great War have migrated westward?” -James Tod in his Book  ‘Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan (1829)’

 

Balarama’s Plough and Hercules.

Balarama is associated with Plough.

A popular name of Hercules in Romanian legends is “Iorgovan”, a name which corresponds to the Greek form Georgos, meaning “the one who ploughs”.On an Imperial medallion issued by the Roman emperor Commodus, the emperor is shown dressed as Hercules, ploughing out the “original furrow” of Rome (in order to establish a sacred area for the foundation of the city) with two oxen. In one hand he holds the mace, and in the other he is guiding the plough.

Citation.

http://bibhudev.blogspot.in/2014/03/hercules-and-balarama-symbolic-and.html

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Hinduism

Rama Hanuman Sita, Pre Roman Christian Etruscan Italy Link Ramayana


I have been trying to find the traces of Sanatna Dharma in world civilisations.

I have posted articles on the Vedic links to

Iran,

Iraq,S

Sumeria,

Mayan,

Egyptian,

Polynesian,

Roman,

Christian, and

European civilisations.

I am looking into the links between Sanatana Dharma and Minoan Civilisation.

I have some information Linking the pre roman, pre christian to Vedic civilization.

Etruscan civilisation existed around 8 century 2 BC in Italy and is believed to have ruled the whole of Italy.

But very little information is available about them.

One of the reasons, like what christianity has done to African Religion, is the systematic obliteration of the Etruscan civilisation and its history by the Romans.

“Etruscan civilization is the modern English name given to a civilization of ancient Italy. Its homeland was in the area of central Italy, just north of Rome, which is today called Tuscany.

In ancient times there was a strong tradition that the Etruscans had emigrated from Lydia, on the eastern coast of present-day Turkey. Modern historians have largely discounted this idea, and believe that the Etruscans were an indigenous population – a belief largely confirmed by modern DNA studies. The sudden flowering of Etrsucan civilization at a date earlier than other indigenous peoples of central and northern Italy probably points to the blossoming of strong trading relations between the peoples of the area – identified by modern scholars as belonging to the Iron-age Villanovan culture – and merchants (and possibly some colonists) from the eastern Mediterranean. Mining of metals, especially copper and iron, would have led to early enrichment for the Etruscans, and to a higher material culture than other Italic peoples.

The Etruscan civilization lasted from the 8th century BC to the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC. In the 6th century the Etruscans expanded their influence over a wide area of Italy. They founded city-states in northern Italy, and to the south, their influence expanded down into Latium and beyond. Early Rome was deeply influenced by Etruscan culture (the word “Rome” is Etruscan). The Etruscans also gained control of Corsica.

Between the late 6th and early 4th centuries BC, Etruscan power declined. To the south, the rising power of the Greek city-states of Sicily and southern Italy weakened Etruscan political and military influence, and cities which they had either dominated or founded, such as Rome, threw out their overlords and became independent city-states. In the north, Gallic tribes moved into northern Italy and destroyed the Etruscan cities there. However, in their homeland the Etruscan cities remained powerful, and were formidable opponents of the rising power of Rome. It was only over a long period, in the 4th and 3rd centuries BC, that they surrendered their independence to the Romans.

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Etruscan civilisation, Map 8 BC-2 BC. By 700 BC, when Italy first appears in (Greek) written records, most of its inhabitants lived as farmers or herders in villages or small towns, and spoke an Indo-European language. Colonists from Greece had already established several city-states in the south of Italy and in Sicily. These have brought Greek civilization to the peninsula, and with it the alphabet, Greek styles of art and architecture, and other Greek ways. Another sophisticated civilization – that of the Etruscans – has emerged, under Greek influence; it is centred on a group of wealthy city-states in central Italy. At around this time their power reaches its peak with the establishment of outposts in the Po valley, in the north. By 500 BC, other Italian peoples are living in city-states, and that distinctively Greek political form, the republic, is taking root in the peninsula. In central Italy, the small city of Rome is even now winning its independence from Etruscan domination and becoming one of these new-fangled city-republics.

The Etruscans spoke a unique language, unrelated to those of their neighbours. Their culture was influenced by Greek traders, and by the Greek colonists of southern Italy. The Etruscan alphabet is Greek in its origins. They in turn passed on their alphabet to the Romans.

Legend states that at the beginning of the Etruscan Age, the city of Rome was founded by the twin sons of the war God Mars. Their names were Romulus and Remus. The boys had been abandoned by their divine father and Etruscan mother and were reared in the forest by a she-wolf. This is a slightly different version of the story of the Hindu epic Ramayana where the divine king Sri Rama abandons Sita and his twin sons, Luva and Kusha. The two boy were reared by their mother and Rishi Valmiki in his forestashram.

In the Etruscan legend, the twins are raised by a she-wolf in the forest, but that probably emerges from a confusion between the Sanskrit terms ‘rishi’ (ऋषि) which means a ‘sage’ and the Sanskrit ‘vriki’ (वृकी) which means a ‘she-wolf’ – considering that the fame of Sri Rama had traversed west from India by the time of the Etruscans. And a treasure trove of Etrsucan paintings bears out this argument…

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Etruscan Painting.Reminds one Rama, Sita and lakshmana in exile.

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Etruscon God Typhon resembles Hanuman with Sanjivi parvatha.

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Etruscan Artefact, Vali, Tara, and Sugriva?

Etruscon painting

Etruscan painting, Indian Sari?

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Etruscan painting has indian Dance pose and Sari attire.

Citation.

http://www.timemaps.com/civilization/Etruscans

Sanatana Dharma link to Etruscan Civilisation

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India

Nehru Edwina Honeymoon During Noakhali, Refuses UN Seat


As the propaganda blitz is on the History of India is being scrutinized, apologists for the West and the Nehru family are on the over drive attacking the attempt to restore Indian History, which hitherto been dubbed as mythology deliberately by the west, I am posting some authentic information on the devious attempts of the Wt and on the myth of Nehru family as paragons of virtue and dedicated patriots of India. though my post is essentially share Indian thoughts on Philosophy,Religion,Science and Unique Hindu Temples.

While it is important to debunk the false ancient  history of Indian foisted upon Indians by the west, I feel it is equally important that one exposes the devious misinformation about India’s past by Indians themselves who were Nehruvities.

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Mountbatten,Nehru and Edwina.

 

One of the great  Myths about Nehru is that he was sensitive to human sufferings, India’s welfare was  close to his heart.

So much so, his Birthday is being celebrated as Children’s’ Day in India.

More to follow on the Mysterious death of Shyam Prasad Mukherjee, Nethaji Subhas Chandra Bose and how the latter was fingered by Nehru to the British.

also about Nehru offspring in Bangalore Convent.

Nehru refused permanent Seat in the UN.

But the new UN was non-democratic, giving permanent membership with veto power in the Security Council to the US, Britain, France, the USSR, and Republic of China (represented then by Chiang Kai-shek regime) — the allies victors in the war.

The negotiations leading to the UN Charter were replete with unsavoury incidents of arm-twisting and coercive diplomacy, including spying on delegations participating at the conferences during this period. The allies soon fell out, and the Cold War period saw the US and USSR exploit their veto power to the hilt, vetoing membership of states and in other disputes involving peace and security.

Ironically, around 1955, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was offered the disputed Chinese Permanent Security Council seat by the US to keep out the People’s Republic of China, and he also was sounded out by the USSR Prime Minister, Nikolai Bulganin, to allow China to take this seat while giving India a sixth permanent seat in the Security Council. Nehru rejected this offer in deference to China. History may have been different if this offer had been subjected to serious negotiations. Now, 54 years later, we are struggling for this seat.”

Nehru Edwina Mountain Honeymoon in Shimla at  the time of Noakali Massacre.

“The Great calcutta Killings 1946 , Noakhali & Trippeli masscare– those days Nehru was spending his honeymoon with Edwina in shimla.     “

 

Citation.

https://nehrufamily.wordpress.com/

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/article1062010.ece

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Hinduism

Correcting Indian History ‘Historical Madness’?


Followers of this blog may be aware that I post articles on Hinduism the West Christened Hinduism, that are facts and verified,

Be it the Date of Rama, Krishna , The Vedas,Knowledge which is contained in Hindu texts that are proved by modern Science.

I do not hesitate to write on Hindu inaccuracies also.

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Ancinet system of Education, India.

I have come across two prominently displayed articles in the Deccan Herald dated 11 January, where the main focus seems to incite fear among the Public that the proposed correction, I am not sure whether this would actually happen, though I wish it does), of Indian History as we know is ‘Saffronising’ Indian Education’

It is Historical Madness.

“Unlike Nehru’s India as a nation of syncretised culture (ex: “unity in diversity”), the rightist or militant Hindutva idea of new India is based on a known rhetoric of Hindu (or Aryan) superiority constructed from selected fictions and myths contained in ancient Hindu religious texts, and which consider Islam and Christianity as alien invasions. This is a kind of historical madness. It is going to glorify Hindu nationalists like M M Malviya, K B Hedgewar, M S Golwalkar, Nathuram Godse, etc as against secular nationalist like Gandhi, Tagore, Ambedkar, Phule, Bhagat Singh and Nehru.”

It would “glorify Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Malaviya,Hedgewar,Golwalkar, and Nathuram Godse against the secularisst like Gandhi,Tagore, Ambedkar,Phule, Bhagat Singh and Nehru”.

I am shocked to read that reading about Tilak, Malaviya and others is a sin.

How?

Have they indulged in terrorism or converted people to Hinduism?

Were they uneducated ruffian politicians?

Were they not virtuous without any scandal, public and private?

Did they not speak about out Heritage and pointed out the false history foisted on us,( which many westerners agree to)?

Yes Godse killed Gandhi, it is to be condemned.

But does that make one suspect his love for India?

Golwalkar and Hedgewar?

What are their sins?

That they lived  impeccable lives?

They were erudite scholars?

Or most importantly tried to bring the Hindus together who were being made to hate their Hindu Culture?

Now about Gandhi.

One of holy cows about whom nothing but the best is to be said,

Was Gandhi the only person who brought freedom to India single-handedly?

Did Gandhi repudiate Indian Scriptures?

Was it fair on Gandhi to force the Indian Government to accede Pakistan with disproportionate assets as if India were his ancestral property?

 

Nehru,

What more myths you want to state as History?

No doubt he was instrumental in building India.

Equally true is the fact that Kashmir mess is his creation.

As to personal character, he can not hold a candle to Malaviya and others.

As to the gentleman, who is reported to have written the Indian Constitution  and a Social reformer, Ambedkar, I have quite a few articles.

As to people who say personal life is different is from public life, I say that one who is not impeccable in personal life can not be a model Public figure, for it is morally wrong.

Then there is the fear psychosis being introduced.

What are the myths these secular want to avoid?

That Sanatana Dharma is very old,

Vedas contain advanced scientific concepts.

I I read in the same paper that some scientist has stated that ‘ the statement that Hindus knew about Vaimanika Sastra, Plane Building is non sense ‘, I shall be replying this shortly?

Lord Rama and Krishna’s dates have been authenticated by astronomical events and by Archeology.

Krishna’s Dwaraka,

Ravan’s Castle, Sita’s prison,

Axle of Ravana’s Pushpaka Vimana,

Jarasandha’s Town,

All these have been found.

Vedas have calculated the velocity of Light .

That Alexander never invaded India.

Muslims destroyed Hindu temples and converted millions of Hindus by the sword?

That the Taj was built on a Shiva Temple?

That the Vatican was a Siva Temple,

Petra Jordan Has a Siva temple,

St.Peter’s Cathedral’s Courtyard is shaped as the Shiva Linga,

Archeological evidence has been found throughout the world that the Sanatana Dharma was present everywhere,

That the idols in many South Indian Temples had to be hidden to escape the wrath of Islam,

That Krishna married a Pandyan Princess,

That Aryan Invasion is a nonsense propagated by the west,

Max Mueller deliberately misinterpreted Hindu scriptures,

That Macaulay openly admitted that his intention to introduce was to make Indians lose their respect for their culture,

That the Bible and Koran were concocted stories to serve political greed,

Britishers , during their rule of India, have killed about One Billion Indians?

That the Christians allot funds to convert Hindus?

Christians ridicule Hinduism and at the same time have included many Hindu practices into their fold.

Making corrections , with authentic sources is no crime.

So is quoting Hindu texts.

It is not as though , every thing about Modern science is about to be banned in India.

Believing this is Madness.

Citation.

 

 http://www.deccanherald.com/content/452800/distorted-facts-selective-biased-content.html

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