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In 1800 CE, India amounted to a whopping 20% of the total world manufacturing output!
But more importantly the balance of trade went into the Indian economy in the form of goods in
exchange or bullion and helped Indian people’s standard of living. It had second most powerful economy, the wages and productivity throughout all the sections of society were high. It had a simple, inexpensive education system suited for its needs.
But, by the year 1900 , India had become synonymous with poverty, its exports accounted for mere 1.7% of the total world trade , and more than 30 million (more than 10 % of India's population) died of starvation in the British rule.
After 1818 when British became the major power in India Indian manufacturing output rapidly declined while British
See the attached image of table given by Paul Kennedy in his book ‘The Rise and Fall of Great Powers’
During the same period per capita levels of industrialization (relative to UK in 1900 =
100 scale) is given by Paul Kennedy in the following table.
In the 1659 Adilshah sent Afzalkhan with the army of 75000 soldiers to destroy Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj with his empire. He was the main soldier, warrior and minister in Adilshahi Sultanate.
He was the Subhedar of Wai province.
He was very powerful physically. His height was 7.3 ft. due to same he was very popular as a strong man from Adilshahi Sultanate.
Whole India was not daring to fight with Adilshahi due to Afzal Khan.
Badi Begum Sahiba sent him to kill Chhatrapati Shivaji on any cost.
Voluntary he decided to destroy Chhatrapati Shivaji’s empire with him. He started his operation against Chhatrapati Shivaji from "wai". He destroyed many temples like as Tulja Bhavani Temple.
He destroyed so many villages, killed villagers to torture Chhatrapati Shivaji.
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1. Chhatrapati Shivaji chose Pantaji as a lawyer to communicate with Afzal Khan. Pantaji was very sharp minded, who did his job very nicely.
2. He presented Chhatrapati Shivaji is fearing Afzal Khan and he wanted to invite him in his kingdom near Pratapgad.
3. Pantaji succeed in the communication with Afzal Khan and he brought him as per the planning of Chhatrapati Shivaji.
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Hindu society and Hindus suffer from many problems. For example, Christianity appears to be simple because it has given the Bible for its members. Similarly the Muslims use the Quran all over the world
But Hindus have to use many scriptures such as the four Vedas, hundreds of Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Puranas, Agamas, Tantras, Ramayana, Mahabharata, etc
Most Hindus do not know which scripture they should consult if they were to learn what Hinduism stands for the fundamental teachings of Hinduism and how they are supposed to lead Hindu way of life.
Hindu Swamis and Gurus are a source of great strength to the Hindu society. But they all interpret the Hindu scriptures in their own way. If a person listens to different Swamis he would not know which version he should follow.
The situation is even more confusing to those who would like to follow Hinduism outside India.
Hinduism is not a missionary religion. Unlike other religions, it does not have an evangelical wing to proselytise members of other religions.
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It is very well known that Babur considered Krishna Dev Raya as the strongest ruler of the entire subcontinent, and Vijayanagar empire the strongest during that time in India.
The Vijayanagar empire reached its peak during 1509-1529 around the reign of Krishna Dev Raya.
Vijayanagar’s famed elephant brigade 👇
At his command there were over 50000 elite troops with a regiment of Portuguese gunners and 3200 cavalry with 600 elephants.
Along with that more than four hundred thousand ( four lakh) peasant levies and irregular military made this empire one of the largest in all of South Asia.
A typical Vijayanagar levie soldier 👇
During Baburs invasion, Krishna Dev Raya ruled supreme in all of deccan.
In fact, in an all our brawl, Krisha Dev Raya will beat Babur fair and square.
Babur could muster at max 50000 troops with 50 canons.
While Krishna Dev Raya had these numbers in Hampi alone
Let’s go back to the era of Sultan Sikandar known to the history as Butshikan, meaning, iconoclast. He was a religious fanatic, the like of whom would put any bigot to shame.
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Do you know why Kashmiri Hindus are called Pandits?— WORLD OF SANATAN DHARMA (@world_sanatan) April 10, 2021
In 1394 Sultan Sikandar came to the throne and soon earned the nick name of Butshikan or Iconoclast, from the intense zeal he showed in destroying the grand old temples which the Hindu rajas had bequeathed to Kashmir.
Hindu temples were felled to the ground, and for one year a large establishments was maintained for the demolition of the grand Martand temples .
Having glutted his vengeance on Hindu temples Sikandar turned his attention to the
people who had worshipped in them ,and he offered them three choices, Death, Conversion or Exile.
Many fled, many were converted and many were killed, and it is said that though this monarch burnt “seven mounds‟ of sacred threads of murdered Brahamans.
It is pleasant to turn to the more enlightened reign of Zain-ul-Abidin (known as Budshah), who succeeded to the throne of Kashmir.
The result of his religious tolerance was the return of exiled Kashmiri Pandits.
HOW DID ZAIN-UL-ABIDIN BECOME BENEVOLENT TOWARDS KASHMIRI HINDUS ?
Once, the king was in the forest with his four sons on a hunt. The king was an ace shooter. Arrows flew from his bow like bolts of lightning, and they hardly missed their mark.
The first three princes were as good as their father.
But it was quite different with the youngest prince.
He did not share their enthusiasm for hunting.
In the evening, the king relaxed and took stock of his sons’ achievements.
He was proud of his eldest son, quite happy with the next two sons, but disappointed with the fourth.
“I am ashamed of him,” he murmured.**
The king bade the members of his party to proceed to the palace, carrying their game with them.
He wanted to spend some time in the company of a hermit who lived in the forest. A little after sunset, the king and his sons reached the hermit’s dwelling.
The hermit’s disciples entertained the royal party. Soon, the king was alone with the hermit.
“Why do you look so pensive, dear king?” asked the hermit.
“Well,” answered the king, “I ‘m worried about my youngest son.
He is so dull!
I wonder what I’m going to do with a good-for-nothing boy like him.”
One of the natural glories of India is Chilika, Asia’s largest salt-water lake. Flanked by blue hills and studded with isles and islets, the vast span of this glorious salt water lake spreading over some 1,100 sq. km.
opens up to the sea, creating an unforgettable sight.
One of the isles has a shrine, dedicated to Kalijai. She is the presiding deity of the lake. All those who ply boats or travel by them pray to her for protection. Once she herself had faced a calamity.
Indeed, she had been a human being, but a girl with a difference.
Probably she wanted to devote her life to some spiritual cause; she did not wish to lead an ordinary worldly life. However, her parents arranged a match for her.
Kalijai was taken by a small boat to a village across the lake for the wedding. Midway, the sky became overcast with dark clouds. Strong winds broke out and the swelling waves splashed into the now unsteady boat.
All the passengers were panicky, but Kalijai sat calm, eyes closed. The wind was followed by heavy downpour. So thick was it that those in the boat could not see one another. Suddenly the boat upturned.
A British Collector named Rous Peter was appointed as Collector of Madurai from 1812 to 1828.
Though a Christian by faith, he respected all faiths including Hinduism and also honored local practice
Collector Peter was the temple administrator of the Meenakshi Amman Temple and conducted all his duties with sincerity and honesty and respected the religious sentiments of all people.
Collector Rous Peter respected and treated people of all faiths equally and this noble trait
earned him the popular nickname ‘Peter Pandian'
Goddess Meenakshi Amman Temple was situated between Collector Peter's residence and office.
Everyday he used to go to the office by his horse and while crossing the temple, he got down from his horse, removed the hat and his shoes
and crossed the whole path on his foot.
Through this small gesture he expressed his reverence to the Goddess!
One day there was a heavy downpour in Madurai city and River Vaigai was in spate.
Collector was sleeping in his residence and was suddenly disturbed and woken up by
the sound of anklets and he left his bed to find out from where the sound had came.
He saw a small girl wearing pattuvastrams (silk garments) and precious ornaments and addressing him as 'Peter come this way'.
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One of the major reasons why a consideration of the idea of an Aryan invasion into India is prevalent among some Western researchers is because of their misinterpretation of the Vedas,
deliberate or otherwise, that suggests the Aryans were a nomadic people. One such misinterpretation is from the Rig-veda, which describes the battle between Sudas and the ten kings.
The battle of the ten kings included the Pakthas, Bhalanas, Alinas, Shivas, Vishanins, Shimyus, Bhrigus, Druhyas,
Prithus, and Parshus, who fought against the Tritsus. The Prithus or Parthavas became the Parthians of latter-day Iran (247 B.C.B224 A.D.).
The Parshus or Pashavas became the latter-day Persian
Western scholars could and did easily misinterpret this to mean an invasion of nomadic people called Aryans rather than simply a war in which the superior Aryan kings reestablished the spiritual values and the
Vedic Aryan way of life.
Aryan invasion theory was hypothesized in the nineteenth century to explain the similarities found in Sanskrit and the languages of Europe. One person who reported
about this is Deen Chandora in his article, Distorted Historical Events and
Sopore, is known as Suyyapur (named after this great engineer) . It is a town in Baramulla district of J&K
For centuries the people of the valley had been suffering from the recurring curse of famines and floods.
Suya correctly assessed that these frequent calamities occurred due to heavy rains and excessive water of the Vitasta River which could not easily get out with swiftness, through a gorge near Varahmula, as the compressed passage there bad got blocked with silt and huge boulders.
The people removed both the silt and stones when the great engineer threw plenty of gold and silver coins into the river at many places.
Thousands of people immediately jumped into the flooded Vitasta and in order to find the coins cleared the bed of the rocks and boulders which had choked up the passage. Suya, then raised stone embankments, and adopted other protective measures.
Many canals were dug-out to increase the irrigational facilities. The result of all these measures was that a great increase of land became available for cultivation.
In the valley of Kashmir from 860-925 AD, lived Vasugupta. He was recognized as an enlightened master, and a man who possessed superior knowledge and wisdom.
Fully God-realized, he was filled with a tremendous purity of heart and was intensely devoted to the Lord Shiva, the Supreme Maheshvara. One night Lord Shiva infused a dream into Vasugupta’s consciousness for the purpose of restoring those secret teachings that
had been lost to the world even in Vasugupta’s time. The dream revealed the existence of a large special rock at the foot of Mahadeva Mountain.
Shiva told Vasugupta to go that rock and lift it, for underneath a great esoteric teaching would be found inscribed into it.
Vasugupta awoke and set off to search for this sacred rock. Upon finding the rock nestled on the side of a small stream, he touched it and the mere touch of his hand caused the huge rock to at once turn over - and written on it there underneath were the Shiva Sutras.
He was filled with wonder and joy. He began to study these sutras and over time absorbed them and shared them with his best students, always remembering that in the dream Shiva had cautioned him to reveal them only to those who are fit for grace. So it was then, so it is now.
Bipin Ganatara - Fire Chaser
Meet Bipin Ganatara, a volunteer fireman from kolkata, also called the Fire Chaser.
A humble man of around 64 years, who is a small time electrician , Bipin lives in a one room accommodation in Kolkata.
He is not a professional fireman, but has been instrumental in saving hundreds of lives in fire accidents in the city of Kolkata.
When Bipin was 12 years old, his elder brother Narendra died in a fire accident. This tragedy shocked him completely. He had to drop out of school.
And compelled to do some odd jobs. Whenever he use to see a fire engine nearby, he would chase it and reach the spot of fire and would see the firemen working.
Since five decades, he has been helping firemen in saving people involved in fire, removing the dead from debris and even cleaning the debris. Fire department of the city had offered him job many times but he is willing to serve voluntarily.
He relies on TV and radio news or information from his friends. As soon as he gets news, he rings up the fire department and reaches there himself in his old fire boots and yellow helmet donated by someone. Even fire people trust him and take his help .
Can yajnas bring rain ?
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The science of Meteorology can be traced back to Vedic times where Maharshi Parashar declares:
"Vrishti mula krishi hi Sarva Vrishti mulascha jeevanam Tasmadadahu prayatnena Vrishtignyanam Samacharet"
In his opinion, as Rain (Vrishti ) is the root cause of life, one must study and acquire knowledge of its formation. The same was retold by Varahmihira in his Brihat Samhita.
Thus the word "Vrishti' appearing in many more Vedic Mantras (Chantings) always emphasized that water is an inseparable entity from human life. The word Water appear in Sanskrit literature in many forms - like Ambha, Udaka, Neera, Jala etc. clarifying about its origin.
Yajna is required for fulfillment of certain desire backed by willingness and ability to perform. Ancient scholars viewed all the resources around the living creaturés as natural (Prakriti) gifted by Devas / Devatas (Deities).
Bhagwāna Srī Rāma after narrating the knowledge of the Upanishads to Mahāvīr Srī Hanumāna, asks him how does he personally concludes the divine knowledge of the Muktita Upanishads?
Srī Vajrangī’s reply to his question stipulates one’s journey of life, beginning with sense of Dualism and gradually realising Non Duality. He says,
देहबुद्ध्या तु दासोऽस्मि जीवबुद्ध्या त्वदंशकः।
आत्मबुद्ध्या त्वमेवाहमिति मे निश्चिता मतिः॥
“O Lord, while I identify myself with my body, I am Thy servant (Dvaita). When I consider myself as Individual Soul, I am Thy part (Vishishta Advaita). But when I look upon myself as the Spirit (Ātman), I am one with Thee Thyself (Advaita).”
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The word 'Advaita' ( अद्वैत ) means non-duality. It is a philosophy which describes that there is only one reality and one truth i.e. Brahmāna. All else is not real, not eternal and is of transient nature.
Brahmān is changeless, formless, indivisible, unchanging, immutable, beyond guna-s (attributes), beyond the reach of 5 senses, mind and beyond the realms of Māyā.
Vedānta means the Conclusion (Anta) of Vedas, hence the one which contains the essence of Vedas.
Hence, Advaita Vedanta can be defined as a Mārga which teaches the essence of vedas that there is one supreme reality (non dual) Nirguna Brahman (निर्गुण ब्रह्म).
Advaita Vedanta teaches that this world is transient, temporary, and hence a Mithyā. It is due to the power of Māyā (illusion) that this world looks different than Brahmān. Brahmān alone is reality.
Advaita asks one to raise from Sharīra Bhāva to Jīva Bhāva to Ātman Bhāva . According to Advaita, Jīva and Brahmān aren’t dual. Entire Advaita Vedānta can be summed up in an Ardha Shloka as:
“ब्रह्म सत्यं जगन्मिथ्या जीवो ब्रहैव नापरः”
History of knowledge in Europe starts with Pythagoras. Pythagoras, in the 6th century BC was the first European(Greek) who brought Indian knowledge and mathematics to Greece in an organised way.
Pythagoras was born around 560 BC, on Samos an island not far from the coast of the Asia Minor . His life history was recorded from oral traditions a couple of centuries after his death, and even that information has survived only in fragments.
After studying the very best available in his country (music and gymnastics) he set out for more. He went to Egypt which had already received Indian Geometry through its contact .
With Indians as well as with Indo-Iranians and had then scholars teaching geometry and a bit of astrology. During his stay in Egypt, Egypt was invaded by Iran and he was brought to Iran as a captive , where he stayed at Babylon and other cities.
Babylon was no more a Semitic city by that time, and it had been thoroughly Indo-Iranized in language, religion and knowledge at least a century earlier, when the Medes and the Persians thoroughly overran the country of Babylon, and it was now a part of Persian
Born on April 15, 1919, in Lyallpur, Punjab, MIAF Arjan Singh was the only Indian Air Force (IAF) officer to be promoted to 5-star rank
On 15 Aug 1947, he had the unique honour of leading the flypast of over a hundred IAF aircraft over the Red Fort.
Over the years, he was promoted to Wing Commander, Air Commodore and Air Vice Marshal. During this time, Arjan Singh displayed great commitment in his work.
Arjan Singh’s crucial testing time came in 1965 when the Indian subcontinent was plunged into war.
When Pakistan declared the launch of Operation Grand Slam, Arjan Singh was called into the Defense Minister’s office, where he was requested to provide air support.
He promised the Defense Minister that he would get the forces ready in an hour and true to his word, he attacked the Pakistani forces in an hour.
Arjan Singh thwarted Ayub Khan’s plans to capture Kashmir by leading the Air Force with great valor and confidence.
In fact, Arjan Singh became the first Air Chief Marshal of the IAF. In 2002, Arjan Singh was awarded the rank of the Marshal of the Air Force by the Indian government, making him the first and the only five-star rank officer in the Indian Air Force.
The throne was designed by Ramaji Datto Chitre of Kolhapur.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's court at the time of his coronation has been described as
1. Shivaji arrived in the court (wearing gold toda around the suruwar around the legs, jewellery around the neck a kavda necklace-over the angarkhaa, kambarpatta,...)
2. He holded in his right hand weilding a golden bow and his left hand held a golden Vishnu idol
3. The ashta pradhans (Moropant Pingale held a gold kalash with perforations, Hambirao Mohite held a silver kalash, etc) flanked the throne.
4. On the right side stood Balaji Avji Chitnis and on the left side stood Nilopant Farasvis. Madari Mehtar (who was given the title Takht
Firosh, caretaker of the throne)
5. Sardar Vishwasrao Gaikwad held Bhavani the bejewelled sword of the king.
6. Gagabhat held the royal umbrella over the king.
7. The men around the throne weilded the royal sceptres-insignias (gold chavri, morchel ,gold spear with a weighing scale symbolising even justice and fair commerce, gold spear with fish head symbolising control over seas, gold spears with horse head symbolising a powerful
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Kashmir valley was once a vast lake, Satisar in which Goddess Parvati sailed in a pleasure boat. In her honour the lake was known as Satisar, the tarn of a chaste woman
Then why is it called "Kash-Mir", history has many versions this is a Hindu one. And kashmir truly became hindu in 6-7th century and sustained that for 600 years. Earlier than that kashmiris were Buddhists.— Faisal Shah (@haltandsturt) April 29, 2021
But there dwelt in the lake a cruel demon Jaldeo who destroyed all life in the lake and rendered the country waste. When the inhabitants of the valley, the Nagas (half human half snake) appealed to Lord Vishnu for help, he sent Kashyapa to help the Nagas get rid of Jaldeo.
As Jaldeo entrenched himself in low ground, Goddess Parvati, took form of myna and dropped a pebble on him which grow as large as a mountain and crushed Jaldeo to death. The mountain is now known as Hari Parbat, Mountain of Goddess Sharika or Parvati.
The valley came to be known as Kashafmar, home of Kashyapa and now called as Kashmir. The ancient Greeks called it "Kasperia," and the Chinese pilgrim Hiun-Tsang who visited the valley in the 7th century AD called it "Kashimilo."
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धर्म एव हतो हन्ति (जो पुरूष धर्म का नाश करता है, उसी का नाश धर्म कर देता है)
Why do we always have to learn it the hard way?
Charak Samhita (of Ayurveda) has a whole chapter on जनपदोध्वंस (pandemic).
Shloka 3.6 describes the cause of जनपदोध्वंस as अधर्मः (Adharma). It says where basic elements like earth, water, air are polluted, seasons do not follow the correct timings, living beings are killed mercilessly, good conduct has vanished, where there’s exploitation of forces of
nature, where this is curse (because of agony of living beings) जनपदोध्वंस is inevitable.
We are satisfying not one but all the conditions. Ground-water, crops-land, rivers, air we breath everything is polluted. Climate change is prevalent because of green house gases.
Animals are reproduced artificially and killed in millions every day and that too with the most cruel way possible.
Towards the end of the story of Mahabharata (महाभारत), Veda Vyasa (व्यास) through the five slokas known as the "Bharatasavitri" (भारत सवीत्री) emphasizes
as to how important the quality of righteousness is to both the human life and the society and that if righteousness is abandoned and unrighteousness supported, not only is the entire clan ruined but it also causes a great deal of harm to the society.