Hinduism is a minority religion in Punjab.

During the Khalistan movement, the minority Hindus and Jains were subjected to several attacks. Hindu and Jain temples were frequently vandalized and desecrated. This thread documents a few instances.

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Durgiana Mandir is one of the oldest temples of Amritsar. According to the regional Hindu tradition, the temple was built on the spot where Lava and Kusha bound Hanuman. The temple annually attracts millions of Hindus from all over the country.
Amristsar has a very ancient Hindu history.

According to the regional Hindu tradition recorded in the "Survey of Amritsar", Amritsar got its name from Amrit immersed by Lava and Kusha in a pond.
Durgiana Mandir was rebuilt in 1921.

It was used to house the Murtis of Vishnu and Durga which were thrown out from the Parikrama of Harmandir Sahib in 1905.

Because of its presence in Amritsar, it became a frequent target of radicals during the Khalistan movement.
In 1982, in what was a completely unprovoked attack, the Dal Khalsa "activists" threw a severed cow head inside Durgiana temple.
Mahakali temple of Patiala is a very famous temple. It was built by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. The Murti of Kali was brought from Bengal.
In 1982, Khalistani radicals hung tail of a cow inside the Mahakali temple of Patiala. Devotees were shocked to see the tail of a cow hung inside the Garba Griha of the temple.
Dal Khalsa, an organization which claims that it strives to establish an independent Khalsa state, not only took responsibility for these attacks but also declared their intention of repeating them.
Ram Tirath is one of the oldest temples of Amritsar. According to the Hindu tradition, Ram Tirath was the place where Goddess Sita gave birth to Lava and Kusha.
On December 3 1983, Khalistani activists sprinkled petrol on the Murtis of Krishna, Subhadra and Balrama inside the Garba Girha of Ram Tirath temple and set the Murtis on fire.
It is to be noted that all these incidents happened prior to the Operation Blue Star carried out by Congress Government in 1984.
The attacks of Hindu temples were not confined to just Punjab. The radicals crossed over Punjab into Haryana and bombed Hindu temples.
Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir is a very famous temple of Haryana.

Coins of ancient Yaudheyas dating back to 100 BC have been found at this ancient temple.

On November 21 1983, two bombs were thrown on this temple. A damaged section was later rebuilt by funds collected from devotees
Even the Jain temples were not spared.

On May 5, 1984 Jain temple in Amritsar was looted and desecrated.
Because the Jains are a very affluent community, Jain temples were seen by radicals as a great source for loot.

On February 28 of the same year, another Jain temple was looted.
While Jain temples were a great source for loot,Hindu processions typically had a large congregation.

They bombed Hindu fairs like Shivaratri & Ramnavami where Hindus gathered in large numbers to ensure maximum Hindu kiIIings.

Shivala temple of Amritsar was bombed on Shivaratri
During the Shivala temple bombing on February 29 1984, 3 people were kiIIed and 32 injured.

The damaged section of the temple could not be rebuilt until 2005!
Brahmins were a favorite target of Khalistani activists. Bhindranwale's rhetoric frequently centred on anti Brahmanism.

On 25th June 1983, a Pujari of a temple in Sultanpur was kiIIed with a sharp knife.

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Cut the crap!

Your stupid & dishonest verbal gimmicks notwithstanding, the undeniable fact is that Buddha indeed compared Brahmins to dogs & concluded dogs were better.

Even traditional commentary on the verse says "Buddha comes Dogs to Brahmins, and Dogs come out better" https://t.co/1Aks88MSMX


To begin with, even the name of the Sutta is "Sona Sutta"( Dog sutta).

But this Sutta has nothing to do with Dogs. It is a rant against Brahmins. Dogs feature only when they have to be compared with Brahmins.

And every comparison concludes that Dogs were better than Brahmins


What is this Sutta about?

It is about Buddha's stereotyping and generalisation against Brahmins.

He begins by saying that Brahmins of his time mated with females of all backgrounds. He compares Brahmin sexual mating pattern with that of dogs.


Here Buddha condemns Brahmins of his time for intermarrying with other varnas/communities and compares them with dogs who mate with every breed.

This is not an innocent comparison. Sexual behaviour of dogs is known for its licentiousness and

This is the reason why words like "k*tti", "bit*h" denoting dogs is used as a grave sexual insult.

Although modern Buddhists flaunt egalitarianism now, for the historic Buddha intercaste marriage was a horror that amounted to licentious social behavior resembling dogs.
"Women are lustful, wasteful, vile, degraded woe bringers"- Buddha

“The learning found among women forms the conclusion of dharma... one should learn the remaining Dharmas from women and people of all classes"-- Apastamba Dharmasutra 2.29.11 (Hindu)


A Buddhist monk falls in love with a woman.

Buddha asks him-"Brother, why are you in love with a woman.

Women are lustful, wasteful, vile, degraded woe bringers".

And then he tells the story about how wicked a woman can be.

Asatamanta jataka:

https://t.co/37Rf9C9p49


"Women are treacherous ingrates" -Buddha.

Takka Jataka

https://t.co/pSG4G2qy7Y


"Wrathful are women, slanderers, ingrates,
The sowers of dissension and fell strife!
Then, Brother, tread the path of holiness,
And Bliss therein thou shalt not fail to find"- Buddha

Source: Takka Jataka

https://t.co/pSG4G2qy7Y


Those who are doubting the English translation by Sanskrit professor Cowell (published by Cambridge university press) should look up the Hindi translation published by Hindi Sahitya Sammelan

"स्त्रियां अकृतज्ञ होती है"-गौतम बुद्ध
Yogi ji vowed to rename Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar, and BJP pulled a stunning performance in subsequent Hyderabad GHMC elections this week.

This is a thread about the hidden history of Bhagyanagar, Bhagmati, Hyderabad and the Bhagyalakshmi temple at Charminar.

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From a long time, Secularist-Islαmist historians and Media have been on a relentless campaign to hide and deface the Hindu history and heritage of Hyderabad.

They say "Hyderabad was never Bhagyanagar. Bhagmati never existed".

Here is a

It is shocking that such campaign of lies is carried out in face of direct evidence.

Here is a contemporary Qutub Shahi painting of wedding procession of Qutub Shah & his Hindu wife Bhagmati. Hyderabad is named after her.

It was commissioned by their grandson in 1650 CE.


Source of the painting: Ashmolean Museum

https://t.co/q00QauYLwa

Notice the Hindu style wedding with women carrying Aartis. I explain its significance below & demolish the secularist claims.

Let me start with a brief background.

Qutub Shahi dynasty was established by Sultan Quli Qutb Mulk (1470 CE-1543 CE). He came to India from Iran.

India was then a land of fabled wealth and limitless opportunities (pic of Sultan Quli).

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#Ramayana #LecturesOnTheRamayana

In the past, we had a glimpse of Lakshmana's devotion towards Sri Rama, his brother and father figure.

However, it is interesting to note his unique relationship with Sita, especially as seen by from her perspective.

Thread below

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We all know about the Golden Deer / Maricha incident and the way Sita influences Lakshmana to go in search of his brother.

Personally, I am unable to get 2 strong emotional points in one thread and hence, I will skip this incident for today.

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In Sundara Kanda, when Hanuman meets Sita, she says the following

सिंहस्कन्धो महाबाहुर्मनस्वी प्रियदर्शिनः।
पितृवद्वर्तते रामे मातृवन्मां समाचरन्।।

Lakshmana, who has lionshoulders and strong arms, who is handsome, who takes Rama as his father & treats me as his own mother

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ह्रियमाणां तदा वीरो न तु मां वेद लक्ष्मणः।
वृद्धोपसेवी लक्ष्मीवान् शक्तो न बहुभाषिता।।

Heroic Lakshmana, did not know while I was borne away. He is prosperous, foremost in serving elders. He is energetic and reserved in his speech like my father-in-law ..

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He is a prince dear (to his brother).

These are from Sarga-38, shlokas 60 and 61.

There are 3 distinct points which I want to draw the attention of the reader to.

1. She also compares Lakshmana to Dasaratha much like how Rama did when he constructed the hut in panchavati

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I just finished Eric Adler's The Battle of the Classics, and wanted to say something about Joel Christiansen's review linked below. I am not sure what motivates the review (I speculate a bit below), but it gives a very misleading impression of the book. 1/x


The meat of the criticism is that the history Adler gives is insufficiently critical. Adler describes a few figures who had a great influence on how the modern US university was formed. It's certainly critical: it focuses on the social Darwinism of these figures. 2/x

Other insinuations and suggestions in the review seem wildly off the mark, distorted, or inappropriate-- for example, that the book is clickbaity (it is scholarly) or conservative (hardly) or connected to the events at the Capitol (give me a break). 3/x

The core question: in what sense is classics inherently racist? Classics is old. On Adler's account, it begins in ancient Rome and is revived in the Renaissance. Slavery (Christiansen's primary concern) is also very old. Let's say classics is an education for slaveowners. 4/x

It's worth remembering that literacy itself is elite throughout most of this history. Literacy is, then, also the education of slaveowners. We can honor oral and musical traditions without denying that literacy is, generally, good. 5/x