When Ravan met Rahul

One fine day of dashahra king Ravan was waiting to be killed by king ram in evening and was discussing the plans of roars and fire-works with workers when a fleet of black vehicles passed. At seeing such a happy audience the cars stopped and came out the recent unthroned prince to meet the workers. Seeing him workers who had almost finished their work ran away from site by taking just 70 % of their payment. The contractor was quiet happy and thanked his stars but he had no guts to challenge the fate and ran away too.

When always happy ex-prince reached the spot he saw no living human to bow to him or offer his meal to him so he can use some common man photos, all there was just 3 statues of king ravna, kumbhkarna and Indrajeet. Now the ex-prince was irritated and angry but the king was more than angry he was the anger incarnated.

King ravana asked in him booming voice, “who are you? And why had you come when the Ramleela is in evening? But more important than that why the workers ran away after seeing you.”

The Oxford educated ex-prince was busy in his he-only-knows-what thing on Jupiter’s velocity and had heard only Ravana’s first question. So he replied, “Rahul……………”next words were not audible to writer because of the sounds of a lot of sounds from Ravan and his two family members.

And that was the day and time when Ravan has set fire to oneself never waiting for Ram to come and his brother and son has jumped in his flames to kill themselves.

The recent revelations have shown that price is safe and nothing happened to him. SPG and The oldest political party are very happy but I don’t know why people of India are so angry on Ravan?

One party member indeed told me that it shows how great prince is that even King Ravan broke rules to just please the prince and it also shows how popular he is in neighbor nations. But I am still not able to understand why people are so angry, they are even talking to replace Ravan and other two with Ahiravan and 2 other suitable characters from Ramayana.

I am not a people man, but you the people please tell me why you are so angry on Ravan.

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Ministry of defence, India: Save our first Aircraft carrier INS Vikrant from gettin scraped

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INS Vikrant (R11) formerly HMS Hercules, was a Majestic class aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy. She played a key role in enforcing the naval blockade on East Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

Vikrant was India’s only carrier for over twenty years. She was formally decommissioned on 31 January 1997. Following her decommissioning, Vikrant was marked for preservation as a museum ship in Mumbai, although a lack of funding has prevented progress on the ship’s conversion for this role. Similarly, speculation that the ship would be made into a training ship in 2006 came to nothing. Vikrant is open to the public by the Indian Navy for short periods, but as of April 2010, the Government of Maharashtra has been unable to find an industrial partner to operate the museum on a permanent, long-term basis.

She is the only World War II-era British-built aircraft carrier to be preserved as a museum.
INS Vikrant is the symbol of Indian victory over Pakistan in 1971 war. This ship has served India and defended it for decades. Now government wants to scrap this war hero for lack of funds and for potential fund raising.

Government should review its decision for honouring the memory of brave sailors of Indian Navy and should go ahead & convert this to a museum.

Help us save & preserve INS Vikrant by signing this petition.

http://www.change.org/en-IN/petitions/ministry-of-defence-india-save-our-first-aircraft-carrier-ins-vikrant-from-gettin-scraped

Why we are enemies

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20th century was eye-witness of change in the world which we had known from centuries. In last 2 decades whole world has changed. Former allies were bitter enemy, enemies become friends and a lot of nations got freedom. The freedom the most cherished treasure of the world has been known too many humen first time in more than several centuries but the freedom was not as sweet as expected at-least not for the Indians.

The children of midnight got their due after biggest non-violent freedom struggle of known human history but then they gave in to the one of the biggest riots happened in world history. Millions died, hundreds of millions were displaced and the birth of 2 brothers from a single land has been sealed by blood and both became sworn enemy from the very first breath they had taken. Several researcher and historians had seen this, read this and analysis this and they had their own conclusions for this but very few has covered the POV of novice mango people of these nations.

USA and USSR has fought cold war, Britain and France has fought 100 year war, whole Europe fought 2 world wars with Germany but nowhere in the whole world had this anger and hate prevailed. Some can point out the Israel-Philistine relation as its equivalent or the relation between both Koreas. But are these can be putted on equal as the enmity of India-Pakistan. No, as there is at-least one who don’t hate other as much as other. Yes on government level India do a lot and same is claimed by Pakistan government. But this enmity doesn’t exist on the government level it exists on people’s level and why this enmity exists?

According to historical findings the problem started with the appearance of first significant Muslim kingdom on the land of India which increased during the rule of some sultans and came back to normal during the rule of some other sultan because of their policies but till the time of decline of Mughal empire these 2 were not on peace with each other but they were existing peacefully with each other. With the decline of Mughals and rise of Marathas as Hindu kingdom this rivalry got fresh blood but once the lands were occupied and order has established between kings this started to die down. At the time of first freedom struggle of India these both communities has fought against Company Sarkar as allies and natives.

At the time of Bengal division by British government of India the unity between 2 were so much that they died for each other and with each other, then what happened that after 40 years these 2 can’t live with each other and they started to ask for separate nation. Some put blame on the Divide and Rule policy of British Government, some on separate electorate which is an extension of above British policy and then there are many who put the blame on each other.

People of India have always very concerned on religion and they took it very seriously. The same people who opposed the Bengal division on religious term in 1905 have passed the 2 nation theory after 40 years. The people who lived together for 1000 years and called themselves Indians and brothers are now after the blood of each other.

The reason was not the fear of Hindu dominance as some claim neither it was fear of Muslims dominance as others claimed it was the absence of belief on each other and more then that it was betrayal by both to their nation and each other. Indians have been lived under great Mughal and great Marathas in recent history and apart from few incidents people lived peacefully under both. Mughals employed Hindus and Hindus employed Muslims in their kingdoms, lordships etc. Apart from some rulers none has cared which religion its populace fallows till they don’t rise against it or stop paying taxes.

But in the first half of 20th century the colonial power had seen the danger this relation between these 2 had for its empire in India and started to attack on it but the attack was not the reason for separation the few short-sighted leaders were, who used it to gain some mass base and then use it to negotiate better thing for themselves only with British government. During the election of 1937 the congress which was a secular political movement won most of the seats and formed governments at providences. The league has failed miserably and to gain the votes of Muslims it started to put the division between these 2 communities just as we see in today’s vote-bank politics. The leaders of congress too had been unable to see the serious implications and same goes to the people of India.

The Indians had never taken their kings, queens and leaders too seriously. They are people of people and more concerned with the society and locality they lived. What people of power do didn’t matter for common people, only what your neighbor do mattered. India has seen Firoj Tuglak, Aurangjeb and others who killed in name of religion but people stood together. This time these new short-sighted leaders who were part of people attacked this bond.

First time in India the bond of brotherhood between its people has been attacked by its own men and this has soon got a mass fallowing. Both communities started to hate each-other and the religion came into play. In this hate they betrayed each-other and the trust they had. Indians have a long memory when it comes to enmity and betrayal. The people of India never forget or forgive a person who betrays whatever the reason. This is why jaychand, Mir Qasim, Meer Jafar and several others are in bad books of all people of India and will remain there till their name is known.

The fear of betrayal by other and lack of understanding the seriousness of situation in eyes of Gandhi created this demon and when this demon got unleashed on people millions died and this only strengthened this. The root cause is this betrayal, the people felt the top level hate with each other not because and they got partitioned it had been several time in past. It is because the trust got shattered and hearts got divided.

We are not enemies because we are people of different religion or ethnicity. We are enemies because we were same and we betrayed each other and we will remain enemy till this will be there.

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world in 2050

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world in 2050

a good paper which gives us a glimpse of how the future will be. the contents it covered are

Table of Contents
Summary
1. Introduction
2. Approach
PPPs vs. market exchange rates
3. Relative size of economies
GDP at PPPs projections
GDP at MERs projections
The Indian growth tiger
Dominance of Big 3 economies
4. Projected economic growth rates to 2050 20
5. Comparison of GDP per capita levels
6. Conclusions and implications for business
About the authors
Economics

Paper currency a freedom to prosper or a tool to be slave

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From the time of human started trade he is doing this by barter system. In past we provided one thing in place of another and today we provide some colorful paper for everything we purchase. With each passing day when we go to a shop to buy something we never wonder how much convenient life is with having thousands of money in purse with such a light weight or a simple plastic card with more or less then hundred thousand in it or a simple leaf of paper with our sign on it to make as much money as we have and want to transfer from one hand to other… A simple life and an easy life.

But is it this much simple or easier. Is use of paper money is a revolution in human history or a trick. Just seeing a currency Note in my hand I am not comfortable that much with its lightweight and purchasing power. It is a promise made by somebody whom I don’t know or never met that he will pay this to me or the bearer of this note but what if it fails to keep its promise up or what if there is nobody to ensure that this promise will have a chance like in a lawless state. Is this currency will provide us the same purchasing power in the promise is not behind it or he is not the trusted one or in middle of civil war. How this currency will help us to secure the food and basic necessities for our family and children when there is no law or how this will help us to increase the prosperity of our country with its everyday declining value.

The value of currency in market is based on the goodwill of government in market and the condition of your economy, better it is and better value it had against all other. So if government fails or economy go downwards its value decreases which directly means the increase in the price of goods it can buy or reduction in its purchasing power. Isn’t this is the time when our need is most urgent and when we need it to stay on its value to support us in darker days like a good wife rather than behaving like a girl friend of good times.

In past the entire world used gold, Silver and copper as their currency and with almost same rate of them in world their weight and numbers were that matters to its purchasing power. If there is a government or not if the economy is good or bad with this sure value money a peasant or common person is always able to see the darker days passing. Few decades ago we had the root of paper currency in this millennium old currency of world and it had provided almost an equal footing to all the nations to do business and to prosper. When we removed this root and interlinked all the paper currency to each other soon we saw the first unsynchronized growth of countries in human history. Some nations who enjoyed the technology at that time prospered on the expense of others and others are still unable to found their feet on sure ground.

Just because of some corrupt leaders or some greedy traders or fool bureaucrat, people of a undeveloped nation are unable to sustain the same life as a person of developed world sustain even when they are working several hours more than others. Just because world don’t think that our colored paper is not as valuable to their’s, children in our country are hungry and we can’t feed them with all this paper. Why is this money hurt us most when we need it most and still we feel free and easy?

I wonder for what this paper currency made us feel free, to be hungry, undernourished with no human facility for us. If this paper don’t help us when I am looking for its help what is the need of this?

Why I need this and feel free with this even when I work more than others and still gets peanuts in comparison to them. When all this hard and smart work don’t make us rich or proud and when we see all our labor gone wasted because somebody who don’t know us, my country or what it is decides that economy is not good and so the value of currency is go further down.

Are they considered the effort which we made everyday to be better and get basic human needs. Where is the free and fair play of free trade, where is the just rule of humanity when our children are hungry even when we worked 2 shift every day. Why this currency doesn’t got hold on something stronger and deep rooted to help us.

Why is it a cruel master of ours who equally punish us as rewards and penalty rather than being a caring friend who help us in our needs? So I ask to myself and to others, are we slaves of her or lover?

commonness between Hindusim and Islam

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KING VIKRAMADITYA INSCRIPTION ON A GOLD DISH HUNG INSIDE THE KAABA
In pure scientific study about the Historical Muhammad raises basic questions concerning the prophet’s role as a moral paragon; the sources of Islamic law; and the God-given nature of the Koran. The scientists even doubt the existence of Muhammad. Scientists say that the Koran is a not a product of Muhammad or even of Arabia, but a collection of materials stitched together to meet the needs of a later age. There was no Islam until two or three hundred years after the traditional version at around 830CE. The Arab tribesmen who conquered in the seventh century vast territory were not Moslems, but were persons who worshiped idols and are scientists call them pagans.
Even though Prophet Muhammad was born in the full light of history the earliest document date about a century and a half after his death. Not only does this long lapse of time cast doubt on their accuracy, but internal evidence strongly suggests the Arabic sources were composed in the context of intense partisan quarrels over the prophet’s life. The earliest sources like papyri, inscriptions, and coins on the prophet’s life, contradict the standard biography. An inscription and a Greek account fix Muhammad’s birth in 552, not 570. Muhammad’s career took place not in Mecca but hundreds of kilometers to the north. Yehuda Nevo. The classical Arabic language was developed not in today’s Saudi Arabia but in the Levant.
Long before Islam came in to existence, Kaaba, in Mecca in Saudi Arabia was a pilgrimage site. The word Kaaba might have come from the Tamil Language which originated around 1700BC. In Tamil Nadu Kabaalishwaran temple is Lord Shiva’s temple and Kabaali refers to Lord Shiva. The black stone at Kaaba is held sacred and holy in Islam and is called “Hajre Aswad” from the Sanskrit word Sanghey Ashweta or Non-white stone. The Shiva Lingam is also called Sanghey Ashweta. So what is in Kaaba could be the same what Hindus worship. The pedestal Maqam-E-Ibrahim at the centre of the Kaaba is octagonal in shape. In Hinduism, the pedestal of Brahma the creator is also octagonal in shape. Muslim pilgrims visiting the Kaaba temple go around it seven times. In no other mosque does the circumambulation prevail. Hindus invariably circumambulate or Pradakshina, around their deities. This is yet another proof that the Kaaba shrine is a pre-Islamic. In Shiva temples Hindus always practice circumambulation or Pradakshina. Just as in Hinduism, the custom of circumambulation by muslim pilgrims around the entire Kaaba building seven times shows that the claim that in Islam they don’t worship stones is not true.
Allah was one of the deities in Kaaba long before Islam was founded. It might come as a stunning revelation to many that the word ‘ALLAH’ itself is Sanskrit. In Sanskrit language Allah, Akka and Amba are synonyms. They signify a goddess or mother. The term ‘ALLAH’ forms part of Sanskrit chants invoking goddess Durga, also known as Bhavani, Chandi and Mahishasurmardini. The Islamic word for God is., therefore, not an innovation but the ancient Sanskrit appellation retained and continued by Islam. Allah means mother or goddess and mother goddess.
The King Vikramaditya inscription was found on a gold dish hung inside the Kaaba shrine in Mecca, proving beyond doubt that the Arabian Peninsula formed a part of his Indian Empire. (Ref: page 315 of a volume known as ‘Sayar-ul-Okul’ treasured in the Makhtab-e-Sultania library in Istanbul, Turkey). King Vikrama’s preachers had succeeded in spreading the Vedic Hindu sacred scriptures in Arabia and Arabs were once followers of the Indian Vedic way of life. The annual fair known as OKAJ which used to be held every year around the Kaaba temple in Mecca and the present annual hajj of the Muslims to the Kaaba is of earlier pre-Islamic congregation. . Even to this day ancient Siva emblems can be seen. It is the Shankara (Siva) stone that Muslim pilgrims reverently touch and kiss in the Kaaba.
Muslims shave their head and beard and don special sacred attire that consists of two seamless sheets of white cloth. One is to be worn round the waist and the other over the shoulders. Both these rites are remnants of the old Vedic practice of entering Hindu temples clean and with holy seamless white sheets. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the Kaaba has 360 idols. Traditional accounts mention that one of the deities among the 360 destroyed when the place was stormed was that of Saturn; another was of the Moon and yet another was one called Allah. That shows that in the Kaaba the Arabs worshipped the nine planets in pre-Islamic days. In India the practice of ‘Navagraha’ puja, that is worship of the nine planets, is still in vogue. Two of these nine are Saturn and Moon. In India the crescent moon is always painted across the forehead of the Siva symbol. Since that symbol was associated with the Siva emblem in Kaaba it came to be grafted on the flag of Islam.
The Hindu Vedic letter in Sanskrit “OM” if seen in a mirror one can see the Arabic numbers 786 and this is the most sacred number for Muslims and copies of the Arabic Koran have the mysterious figure 786 imprinted on them. In their ignorance simply they do not realize that this special number is nothing more than the holiest of Vedic symbols misread and none of the Arabic scholar has been able to determine how they chose 786 as the sacred for them. In short muslims are also going around Siva Lingam at Kaaba, seven times as Hindus go around it seven times.
A few miles away from Mecca are a big signboard which bars the entry of any non-Muslim into the area. This is a reminder of the days when the Kaaba was stormed and captured solely for the newly established faith of Islam. The object in barring entry of non-Muslims was obviously to prevent its recapture. Kaaba is clothed in a black shroud. This custom also originated from the days when it was thought necessary to discourage its recapture by camouflaging it.
Another Hindu tradition associated with the Kaaba is that of the sacred stream Ganga (sacred waters of the Ganges river). According to the Hindu tradition Ganga is also inseparable from the Shiva emblem as the crescent moon. Wherever there is a Siva emblem, Ganga must co-exist. True to that association a sacred fount exists near the Kaaba. Its water is held sacred because it has been traditionally regarded as Ganga since pre-Islamic times (Zam-Zam water).

common history of Hindusim and Islam?

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Was the Kaaba Originally a Hindu Temple?
By P.N. Oak (Historian)

Glancing through some research material recently, I was pleasantly surprised to come across a reference to a king Vikramaditya inscription found in the Kaaba in Mecca proving beyond doubt that the Arabian Peninsula formed a part of his Indian Empire.

The text of the crucial Vikramaditya inscription, found inscribed on a gold dish hung inside the Kaaba shrine in Mecca, is found recorded on page 315 of a volume known as ‘Sayar-ul-Okul’ treasured in the Makhtab-e-Sultania library in Istanbul, Turkey. Rendered in free English the inscription says:

“Fortunate are those who were born (and lived) during king Vikram’s reign. He was a noble, generous dutiful ruler, devoted to the welfare of his subjects. But at that time we Arabs, oblivious of God, were lost in sensual pleasures. Plotting and torture were rampant. The darkness of ignorance had enveloped our country. Like the lamb struggling for her life in the cruel paws of a wolf we Arabs were caught up in ignorance. The entire country was enveloped in a darkness so intense as on a new moon night. But the present dawn and pleasant sunshine of education is the result of the favour of the noble king Vikramaditya whose benevolent supervision did not lose sight of us- foreigners as we were. He spread his sacred religion amongst us and sent scholars whose brilliance shone like that of the sun from his country to ours. These scholars and preceptors through whose benevolence we were once again made cognisant of the presence of God, introduced to His sacred existence and put on the road of Truth, had come to our country to preach their religion and impart education at king Vikramaditya’s behest.”

For those who would like to read the Arabic wording I reproduce it hereunder in Roman script:

“Itrashaphai Santu Ibikramatul Phahalameen Karimun Yartapheeha Wayosassaru Bihillahaya Samaini Ela Motakabberen Sihillaha Yuhee Quid min howa Yapakhara phajjal asari nahone osirom bayjayhalem. Yundan blabin Kajan blnaya khtoryaha sadunya kanateph netephi bejehalin Atadari bilamasa- rateen phakef tasabuhu kaunnieja majekaralhada walador. As hmiman burukankad toluho watastaru hihila Yakajibaymana balay kulk amarena phaneya jaunabilamary Bikramatum”.

(Page 315 Sayar-ul-okul).

[Note: The title ‘Saya-ul-okul’ signifies memorable words.]

A careful analysis of the above inscription enables us to draw the following conclusions:
That the ancient Indian empires may have extended up to the eastern boundaries of Arabia until Vikramaditya and that it was he who for the first time conquered Arabia. Because the inscription says that king Vikram who dispelled the darkness of ignorance from Arabia.
That, whatever their earlier faith, King Vikrama’s preachers had succeeded in spreading the Vedic (based on the Vedas, the Hindu sacred scriptures)) way of life in Arabia.
That the knowledge of Indian arts and sciences was imparted by Indians to the Arabs directly by founding schools, academies and cultural centres. The belief, therefore, that visiting Arabs conveyed that knowledge to their own lands through their own indefatigable efforts and scholarship is unfounded.

An ancillary conclusion could be that the so-called Kutub Minar (in Delhi, India) could well be king Vikramadiya’s tower commemorating his conquest of Arabia. This conclusion is strengthened by two pointers. Firstly, the inscription on the iron pillar near the so-called Kutub Minar refers to the marriage of the victorious king Vikramaditya to the princess of Balhika. This Balhika is none other than the Balkh region in West Asia. It could be that Arabia was wrestled by king Vikramaditya from the ruler of Balkh who concluded a treaty by giving his daughter in marriage to the victor. Secondly, the township adjoining the so called Kutub Minar is named Mehrauli after Mihira who was the renowned astronomer-mathematician of king Vikram’s court. Mehrauli is the corrupt form of Sanskrit ‘Mihira-Awali’ signifying a row of houses raised for Mihira and his helpers and assistants working on astronomical observations made from the tower.

Having seen the far reaching and history shaking implications of the Arabic inscription concerning king Vikrama, we shall now piece together the story of its find. How it came to be recorded and hung in the Kaaba in Mecca. What are the other proofs reinforcing the belief that Arabs were once followers of the Indian Vedic way of life and that tranquillity and education were ushered into Arabia by king Vikramaditya’s scholars, educationists from an uneasy period of “ignorance and turmoil” mentioned in the inscription.

In Istanbul, Turkey, there is a famous library called Makhatab-e-Sultania, which is reputed to have the largest collection of ancient West Asian literature. In the Arabic section of that library is an anthology of ancient Arabic poetry. That anthology was compiled from an earlier work in A.D. 1742 under the orders of the Turkish ruler Sultan Salim.

The pages of that volume are of Hareer – a kind of silk used for writing on. Each page has a decorative gilded border. That anthology is known as Sayar-ul-Okul. It is divided into three parts. The first part contains biographic details and the poetic compositions of pre-Islamic Arabian poets. The second part embodies accounts and verses of poets of the period beginning just after prophet Mohammad’s times, up to the end of the Banee-Um-Mayya dynasty. The third part deals with later poets up to the end of Khalif Harun-al-Rashid’s times.

Abu Amir Asamai, an Arabian bard who was the poet Laureate of Harun-al-Rashid’s court, has compiled and edited the anthology.

The first modern edition of ‘Sayar-ul-Okul’ was printed and published in Berlin in 1864. A subsequent edition is the one published in Beirut in 1932.

The collection is regarded as the most important and authoritative anthology of ancient Arabic poetry. It throws considerable light on the social life, customs, manners and entertainment modes of ancient Arabia. The book also contains an elaborate description of the ancient shrine of Mecca, the town and the annual fair known as OKAJ which used to be held every year around the Kaaba temple in Mecca. This should convince readers that the annual haj of the Muslims to the Kaaba is of earlier pre-Islamic congregation.

But the OKAJ fair was far from a carnival. It provided a forum for the elite and the learned to discuss the social, religious, political, literary and other aspects of the Vedic culture then pervading Arabia. ‘Sayar-ul-Okul’ asserts that the conclusion reached at those discussions were widely respected throughout Arabia. Mecca, therefore, followed the Varanasi tradition (of India) of providing a venue for important discussions among the learned while the masses congregated there for spiritual bliss. The principal shrines at both Varanasi in India and at Mecca in Arvasthan (Arabia) were Siva temples. Even to this day ancient Mahadev (Siva) emblems can be seen. It is the Shankara (Siva) stone that Muslim pilgrims reverently touch and kiss in the Kaaba.

Arabic tradition has lost trace of the founding of the Kaaba temple. The discovery of the Vikramaditya inscription affords a clue. King Vikramaditya is known for his great devotion to Lord Mahadev (Siva). At Ujjain (India), the capital of Vikramaditya, exists the famous shrine of Mahankal, i.e., of Lord Shankara (Siva) associated with Vikramaditya. Since according to the Vikramaditya inscription he spread the Vedic religion, who else but he could have founded the Kaaba temple in Mecca?

A few miles away from Mecca is a big signboard which bars the entry of any non-Muslim into the area. This is a reminder of the days when the Kaaba was stormed and captured solely for the newly established faith of Islam. The object in barring entry of non-Muslims was obviously to prevent its recapture.

As the pilgrim proceeds towards Mecca he is asked to shave his head and beard and to don special sacred attire that consists of two seamless sheets of white cloth. One is to be worn round the waist and the other over the shoulders. Both these rites are remnants of the old Vedic practice of entering Hindu temples clean- and with holy seamless white sheets.

The main shrine in Mecca, which houses the Siva emblem, is known as the Kaaba. It is clothed in a black shroud. That custom also originates from the days when it was thought necessary to discourage its recapture by camouflaging it.

According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Kaaba has 360 images. Traditional accounts mention that one of the deities among the 360 destroyed when the place was stormed, was that of Saturn; another was of the Moon and yet another was one called Allah. That shows that in the Kaaba the Arabs worshipped the nine planets in pre-Islamic days. In India the practice of ‘Navagraha’ puja, that is worship of the nine planets, is still in vogue. Two of these nine are Saturn and Moon.

In India the crescent moon is always painted across the forehead of the Siva symbol. Since that symbol was associated with the Siva emblem in Kaaba it came to be grafted on the flag of Islam.

Another Hindu tradition associated with the Kaaba is that of the sacred stream Ganga (sacred waters of the Ganges river). According to the Hindu tradition Ganga is also inseparable from the Shiva emblem as the crescent moon. Wherever there is a Siva emblem, Ganga must co-exist. True to that association a sacred fount exists near the Kaaba. Its water is held sacred because it has been traditionally regarded as Ganga since pre-Islamic times (Zam-Zam water).

[Note: Even today, Muslim pilgrims who go to the Kaaba for Haj regard this Zam-Zam water with reverence and take some bottled water with them as sacred water.]

Muslim pilgrims visiting the Kaaba temple go around it seven times. In no other mosque does the circumambulation prevail. Hindus invariably circumambulate around their deities. This is yet another proof that the Kaaba shrine is a pre-Islamic Indian Shiva temple where the Hindu practice of circumambulation is still meticulously observed.

The practice of taking seven steps- known as Saptapadi in Sanskrit- is associated with Hindu marriage ceremony and fire worship. The culminating rite in a Hindu marriage enjoins upon the bride and groom to go round the sacred fire four times (but misunderstood by many as seven times). Since “Makha” means fire, the seven circumambulations also prove that Mecca was the seat of Indian fire-worship in the West Asia.

It might come as a stunning revelation to many that the word ‘ALLAH’ itself is Sanskrit. In Sanskrit language Allah, Akka and Amba are synonyms. They signify a goddess or mother. The term ‘ALLAH’ forms part of Sanskrit chants invoking goddess Durga, also known as Bhavani, Chandi and Mahishasurmardini. The Islamic word for God is., therefore, not an innovation but the ancient Sanskrit appellation retained and continued by Islam. Allah means mother or goddess and mother goddess.

One Koranic verse is an exact translation of a stanza in the Yajurveda. This was pointed out by the great research scholar Pandit Satavlekar of Pardi in one of his articles.

[Note: Another scholar points out that the following teaching from the Koran is exactly similar to the teaching of the Kena Upanishad (1.7).

The Koran:

“Sight perceives Him not. But He perceives men’s sights; for He is the knower of secrets, the Aware.”

Kena Upanishad:

“That which cannot be seen by the eye but through which the eye itself sees, know That to be Brahman (God) and not what people worship here (in the manifested world).”

A simplified meaning of both the above verses reads:

God is one and that He is beyond man’s sensory experience.

The identity of Unani and Ayurvedic systems shows that Unani is just the Arabic term for the Ayurvedic system of healing taught to them and administered in Arabia when Arabia formed part of the Indian empire.

It will now be easy to comprehend the various Hindu customs still prevailing in West Asian countries even after the existence of Islam during the last 1300 years. Let us review some Hindu traditions which exist as the core of Islamic practice.

The Hindus have a pantheon of 33 gods. People in Asia Minor too worshipped 33 gods before the spread of Islam. The lunar calendar was introduced in West Asia during the Indian rule. The Muslim month ‘Safar’ signifying the ‘extra’ month (Adhik Maas) in the Hindu calendar. The Muslim month Rabi is the corrupt form of Ravi meaning the sun because Sanskrit ‘V’ changes into Prakrit ‘B’ (Prakrit being the popular version of Sanskrit language). The Muslim sanctity for Gyrahwi Sharif is nothing but the Hindu Ekadashi (Gyrah = elevan or Gyaarah). Both are identical in meaning.

The Islamic practice of Bakari Eed derives from the Go-Medh and Ashva-Medh Yagnas or sacrifices of Vedic times. Eed in Sanskrit means worship. The Islamic word Eed for festive days, signifying days of worship, is therefore a pure Sanskrit word. The word MESH in the Hindu zodiac signifies a lamb. Since in ancient times the year used to begin with the entry of the sun in Aries, the occasion was celebrated with mutton feasting. That is the origin of the Bakari Eed festival.

[Note: The word Bakari is an Indian language word for a goat.]

Since Eed means worship and Griha means ‘house’, the Islamic word Idgah signifies a ‘House of worship’ which is the exact Sanskrit connotation of the term. Similarly the word ‘Namaz’ derives from two Sanskrit roots ‘Nama’ and ‘Yajna’ (NAMa yAJna) meaning bowing and worshipping.

Vedic descriptions about the moon, the different stellar constellations and the creation of the universe have been incorporated from the Vedas in Koran part 1 chapter 2, stanza 113, 114, 115, and 158, 189, chapter 9, stanza 37 and chapter 10, stanzas 4 to 7.

Recital of the Namaz five times a day owes its origin to the Vedic injunction of Panchmahayagna (five daily worship- Panch-Maha-Yagna) which is part of the daily Vedic ritual prescribed for all individuals.

Muslims are enjoined cleanliness of five parts of the body before commencing prayers. This derives from the Vedic injuction ‘Shareer Shydhyartham Panchanga Nyasah’.

Four months of the year are regarded as very sacred in Islamic custom. The devout are enjoined to abstain from plunder and other evil deeds during that period. This originates in the Chaturmasa i.e., the four-month period of special vows and austerities in Hindu tradition. Shabibarat is the corrupt form of Shiva Vrat and Shiva Ratra. Since the Kaaba has been an important centre of Shiva (Siva) worship from times immemorial, the Shivaratri festival used to be celebrated there with great gusto. It is that festival which is signified by the Islamic word Shabibarat.

Encyclopaedias tell us that there are inscriptions on the side of the Kaaba walls. What they are, no body has been allowed to study, according to the correspondence I had with an American scholar of Arabic. But according to hearsay at least some of those inscriptions are in Sanskrit, and some of them are stanzas from the Bhagavad Gita.

According to extant Islamic records, Indian merchants had settled in Arabia, particularly in Yemen, and their life and manners deeply influenced those who came in touch with them. At Ubla there was a large number of Indian settlements. This shows that Indians were in Arabia and Yemen in sufficient strength and commanding position to be able to influence the local people. This could not be possible unless they belonged to the ruling class.

It is mentioned in the Abadis i.e., the authentic traditions of Prophet Mohammad compiled by Imam Bukhari that the Indian tribe of Jats had settled in Arabia before Prophet Mohammad’s times. Once when Hazrat Ayesha, wife of the Prophet, was taken ill, her nephew sent for a Jat physician for her treatment. This proves that Indians enjoyed a high and esteemed status in Arabia. Such a status could not be theirs unless they were the rulers. Bukhari also tells us that an Indian Raja (king) sent a jar of ginger pickles to the Prophet. This shows that the Indian Jat Raja ruled an adjacent area so as to be in a position to send such an insignificant present as ginger pickles. The Prophet is said to have so highly relished it as to have told his colleagues also to partake of it. These references show that even during Prophet Mohammad’s times Indians retained their influential role in Arabia, which was a dwindling legacy from Vikramaditya’s times.

The Islamic term ‘Eed-ul-Fitr’ derives from the ‘Eed of Piters’ that is worship of forefathers in Sanskrit tradition. In India, Hindus commemorate their ancestors during the Pitr-Paksha that is the fortnight reserved for their remembrance. The very same is the significance of ‘Eed-ul-Fitr’ (worship of forefathers).

The Islamic practice of observing the moon rise before deciding on celebrating the occasion derives from the Hindu custom of breaking fast on Sankranti and Vinayaki Chaturthi only after sighting the moon.

Barah Vafat, the Muslim festival for commemorating those dead in battle or by weapons, derives from a similar Sanskrit tradition because in Sanskrit ‘Phiphaut’ is ‘death’. Hindus observe Chayal Chaturdashi in memory of those who have died in battle.

The word Arabia is itself the abbreviation of a Sanskrit word. The original word is ‘Arabasthan’. Since Prakrit ‘B’ is Sanskrit ‘V’ the original Sanskrit name of the land is ‘Arvasthan’. ‘Arva’ in Sanskrit means a horse. Arvasthan signifies a land of horses., and as well all know, Arabia is famous for its horses.

This discovery changes the entire complexion of the history of ancient India. Firstly we may have to revise our concepts about the king who had the largest empire in history. It could be that the expanse of king Vikramaditya’s empire was greater than that of all others. Secondly, the idea that the Indian empire spread only to the east and not in the west beyond say, Afghanisthan may have to be abandoned. Thirdly the effeminate and pathetic belief that India, unlike any other country in the world could by some age spread her benign and beatific cultural influence, language, customs, manners and education over distant lands without militarily conquering them is baseless. India did conquer all those countries physically wherever traces of its culture and language are still extant and the region extended from Bali island in the south Pacific to the Baltic in Northern Europe and from Korea to Kaaba. The only difference was that while Indian rulers identified themselves with the local population and established welfare states, Moghuls and others who ruled conquered lands perpetuated untold atrocities over the vanquished.

‘Sayar-ul-Okul’ tells us that a pan-Arabic poetic symposium used to be held in Mecca at the annual Okaj fair in pre-Islamic times. All leading poets used to participate in it.

Poems considered best were awarded prizes. The best-engraved on gold plate were hung inside the temple. Others etched on camel or goatskin were hung outside. Thus for thousands of years the Kaaba was the treasure house of the best Arabian poetic thought inspired by the Indian Vedic tradition.

That tradition being of immemorial antiquity many poetic compositions were engraved and hung inside and outside on the walls of the Kaaba. But most of the poems got lost and destroyed during the storming of the Kaaba by Prophet Mohammad’s troops. The Prophet’s court poet, Hassan-bin-Sawik, who was among the invaders, captured some of the treasured poems and dumped the gold plate on which they were inscribed in his own home. Sawik’s grandson, hoping to earn a reward carried those gold plates to Khalif’s court where he met the well-known Arab scholar Abu Amir Asamai. The latter received from the bearer five gold plates and 16 leather sheets with the prize-winning poems engraved on them. The bearer was sent away happy bestowed with a good reward.

On the five gold plates were inscribed verses by ancient Arab poets like Labi Baynay, Akhatab-bin-Turfa and Jarrham Bintoi. That discovery made Harun-al-Rashid order Abu Amir to compile a collection of all earlier compositions. One of the compositions in the collection is a tribute in verse paid by Jarrham Bintoi, a renowned Arab poet, to king Vikramaditya. Bintoi who lived 165 years before Prophet Mohammad had received the highest award for the best poetic compositions for three years in succession in the pan-Arabic symposiums held in Mecca every year. All those three poems of Bintoi adjudged best were hung inside the Kaaba temple, inscribed on gold plates. One of these constituted an unreserved tribute to King Vikramaditya for his paternal and filial rule over Arabia. That has already been quoted above.

Pre-Islamic Arabian poet Bintoi’s tribute to king Vikramaditya is a decisive evidence that it was king Vikramaditya who first conquered the Arabian Peninsula and made it a part of the Indian Empire. This explains why starting from India towards the west we have all Sanskrit names like Afghanisthan (now Afghanistan), Baluchisthan, Kurdisthan, Tajikiathan, Uzbekisthan, Iran, Sivisthan, Iraq, Arvasthan, Turkesthan (Turkmenisthan) etc.

Historians have blundered in not giving due weight to the evidence provided by Sanskrit names pervading over the entire west Asian region. Let us take a contemporary instance. Why did a part of India get named Nagaland even after the end of British rule over India? After all historical traces are wiped out of human memory, will a future age historian be wrong if he concludes from the name Nagaland that the British or some English speaking power must have ruled over India? Why is Portuguese spoken in Goa (part of India), and French in Pondichery (part of India), and both French and English in Canada? Is it not because those people ruled over the territories where their languages are spoken? Can we not then justly conclude that wherever traces of Sanskrit names and traditions exist Indians once held sway? It is unfortunate that this important piece of decisive evidence has been ignored all these centuries.

Another question which should have presented itself to historians for consideration is how could it be that Indian empires could extend in the east as far as Korea and Japan, while not being able to make headway beyond Afghanisthan? In fact land campaigns are much easier to conduct than by sea. It was the Indians who ruled the entire West Asian region from Karachi to Hedjaz and who gave Sanskrit names to those lands and the towns therein, introduce their pantheon of the fire-worship, imparted education and established law and order.

It may be that Arabia itself was not part of the Indian empire until king Vikrama , since Bintoi says that it was king Vikrama who for the first time brought about a radical change in the social, cultural and political life of Arabia. It may be that the whole of West Asia except Arabia was under Indian rule before Vikrama. The latter added Arabia too to the Indian Empire. Or as a remote possibility it could be that king Vikramaditya himself conducted a series of brilliant campaigns annexing to his empire the vast region between Afghanisthan and Hedjaz.

Incidentally this also explains why king Vikramaditya is so famous in history. Apart from the nobility and truthfulness of heart and his impartial filial affection for all his subjects, whether Indian or Arab, as testified by Bintoi, king Vikramaditya has been permanently enshrined in the pages of history because he was the world’s greatest ruler having the largest empire. It should be remembered that only a monarch with a vast empire gets famous in world history. Vikram Samvat (calendar still widely in use in India today) which he initiated over 2000 years ago may well mark his victory over Arabia, and the so called Kutub Minar (Kutub Tower in Delhi), a pillar commemorating that victory and the consequential marriage with the Vaihika (Balkh) princess as testified by the nearby iron pillar inscription.

A great many puzzles of ancient world history get automatically solved by a proper understanding of these great conquests of king Vikramaditya. As recorded by the Arab poet Bintoi, Indian scholars, preachers and social workers spread the fire-worship ceremony, preached the Vedic way of life, manned schools, set up Ayurvedic (healing) centres, trained the local people in irrigation and agriculture and established in those regions a democratic, orderly, peaceful, enlightened and religious way of life. That was of course, a Vedic Hindu way of life.

It is from such ancient times that Indian Kshtriya royal families, like the Pahalvis and Barmaks, have held sway over Iran and Iraq. It is those conquests, which made the Parsees Agnihotris i.e., fire-worshippers. It is therefore that we find the Kurds of Kurdisthan speaking a Sanskritised dialect, fire temples existing thousands of miles away from India, and scores of sites of ancient Indian cultural centres like Navbahar in West Asia and the numerous viharas in Soviet Russia spread throughout the world. Ever since so many viharas are often dug up in Soviet Russia, ancient Indian sculptures are also found in excavations in Central Asia. The same goes for West Asia.

[Note: Ancient Indian sculptures include metal statues of the Hindu deity Ganesh (the elephant headed god); the most recent find being in Kuwait].

Unfortunately these chapters of world history have been almost obliterated from public memory. They need to be carefully deciphered and rewritten. When these chapters are rewritten they might change the entire concept and orientation of ancient history.

In view of the overwhelming evidence led above, historians, scholars, students of history and lay men alike should take note that they had better revise their text books of ancient world history. The existence of Hindu customs, shrines, Sanskrit names of whole regions, countries and towns and the Vikramaditya inscriptions reproduced at the beginning are a thumping proof that Indian Kshatriyas once ruled over the vast region from Bali to Baltic and Korea to Kaaba in Mecca, Arabia at the very least.

http://www.hinduism.co.za/kaabaa.htm

 

history of India- Introduction

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This is my first article on the history of India with several more to come to cover most of it. India as a word is just few thousand years old but geographically it is millions years old but still relatively new. A geographic change has parted India from Africa and it started its journey to Asia from Africa. Sometimes I wonder is this journey was the first sign of declaring that it will always be old and new at same time, which is uniqueness of India.

If we looks for the name of kings and queens, if we look for the dead of war, plunder of wealth and slavery the ancient India is very much silent on that. Some historians had concluded on this that India has no history and when they find some story of a king or queen they started looking for evidence which were not there or they were not looking for them? We will discuss this ahead but I have a very strong view that if the history of mankind is about who ruled whom, who killed most, who conquered more India has a very little history on that and for this I am thankful but if we look on history as some points which denotes the growth of humankind in world and the development and welfare of common people more important than India has a rich history. A history which tells when people got out from barbaric and nomadic life and joined the civilized life, when the welfare schemes as a goal not a luxury was started in world. When metallurgy started and what effects it had on its people, when people stopped just worrying about the next meal/loot/war/hunt and cared for more complicated and philosophical things then History of India is a tale which would be told thousand times.

The ancient knowledge of various medical practices, metal works, tax system and more important democracy which is the favorite child of today’s world were defined very clearly in life and actions of people of ancient time as well as in their text.

We had all read about the remains of sindhu civilization, assumptions of Vedic civilization and interpretations of 600BC and concluded that it is history or we were told it is. One of my respected teacher once given me an example i.e. an old lady who had a skin decease used a broom to get relief of the itch which started in her whole body and she always kept it on her bedside for easy reach died alone in a old goodly built house and somehow her remains got find in a letter excavation. Now the archeologist were busy in discussing the age of broom and Skelton they found and the historians who were completely unaware of the dilemma of that thousands years old lady started to put the assumptions and to find out why a old lady has a broom on her bed side. There are few of the assumptions:-

  1. The lady was a dedicated sweeper who used to work early so to get her tool of work easily in the dark of night before dawn she kept it on her bedside and it shows that the ruler was strict and people were disciplined and took their work seriously so it was an advanced civilization.
  2. The lady lacks the hygiene quality and this shows that there were no awareness of people regarding the health and quality of life so they were advancing this we can say after looking on the remains of house but they were not converted into a civilized society.
  3. The lady was living in a good house but somehow the financial conditions of the family got reduced and now she is forced to clean her house as they can’t afford the slaves or workers and if archeologist get little more evidence in surrounding places related to this we can safely presume that the civilization was declining at most or at least this place/city was on decline and lost its worth as a trade location for reasons still unknown.
  4. The lady has a broom near to her bedside so it’s more like that she is a slave but by looking on the conditions of her room’s remains we can say that people around were very much civilized and they treated their slave/workers at very best level and this place was a icon of civilization.

Now the story of lady is a assumption just created for this example and on the conditions of the remains there are four and can be more assumptions but none is near to the real story of lady and her broom and this the history we know. What if the whole assumptions made by historians and archeologists are wrong or most of it, what if the stories and myths are more near to truth then these logically concluded assumptions/findings. I am trying to the balance between these 2 and to find out the history of India.

I will put up my own conclusions on various parts of history and how they can be interpreted. I will try to be as much natural as possible and will go with logic and stories which relates to each other. The first work will be with the pre-indus valley culture. I will appreciate to get any recommendations related with this work and look forward for your reviews.

Democracy in south Asia

with election happened in Pakistan and first power transfer from civilian to civilian govt… the future of democracy looks more bright in south Asia in comparison of past

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The meaning ofdemocracy is “rule of people” but in south Asia it is everything then itsdefinition. Let see what Democracy has done to South Asia and what south Asiahas done to democracy.
 
As I would not be a slave, so I wouldnot be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.  – Abraham Lincoln
The democracy is one of themost popular findings of Age of Enlightment. It is just like a medicine whichcan cure you or a drug which can make you addicted of it. After 300 years ofbirth of democracy on world stage it got the spotlight again after the peoplemovement in Middle East, South East and South Asia and Africa. A lot of peoplediscussed the future of democracy in Middle -east and Africa and no coverageand thought had been given recently to Democracy and South Asia. 
The definition of Democracy issimplest definition of the world- “Rule…

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national emblem of india

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national emblem of india

one of the greatest reminder to human society…value of truth.

Facts About The National Emblem of India:

1. The National Emblem of India is a replica of the Lion of Sarnath, near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

2. The Lion Capital was erected in the third century BC by Emperor Ashoka to mark the spot where Buddha first proclaimed his gospel of peace and emancipation to the four quarters of the universe.

3. The National emblem is symbolic of contemporary India’s reaffirmation of its ancient commitment to world peace and goodwill.

4. The four Lions (one hidden from view) – symbolize power, courage and confidence.

5. The four Lions rest on a circular abacus.

6. The abacus is girded by four smaller animals – guardians of the four directions: the Lion of the north, the Elephant of the east, the Horse of the south and the Bull of the west.

7. The Elephant of the east is a representation of Queen Maya’s conception of Buddha when she saw a white elephant entering her womb in a dream. The Bull of the west represents desire during the life of the Buddha as a prince. The Horse of the south symbolizes Buddha’s departure from palatial life. The Lion of the North represents the attainment of Nirvana by Lord Buddha.

8. The abacus rests on a lotus in full bloom which exemplifies the fountainhead of life and creative inspiration.

9. The motto, ‘Satyameva Jayate,’ is inscribed below the emblem in Devanagari script.

10. “Satyameva Jayate’ means ‘truth alone triumphs’.