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Why Kashmiri Hindus are called Pandits?

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.

A long thread but plz read it 🙏

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.

Namaskar mahara 🙏

Will clarify ur doubts

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

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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जनपदोध्वंस (Pandemic).

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.