The Candid Eye

June 18, 2009

History Retold

An article worth reading from the Frontline magazine.  The source is here.

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May 11, 2009

History of Rama – I

Secularism simply means harmony between and equal rights to all the religions. Its color changed from that to pampering and appeasing the minority over the rest of the society, then to giving more rights to the minority with respect to majority, and now to hate and detest the majority in India. The sentiments have been hurt again and again. How dare the Indian government and national courts question the very existence of Rama, a righteous ruler who did exist few thousand years ago? How dare they mutilate and distort the history of our country? How long can we be blind and deaf to such nuisance under the name of secularism?

The hurt and pain that this pseudo secular government has caused to Hindu community is equivalent to what could be caused to a Christian or Muslim community if the existence of Jesus or Mohammad is questioned 5000 years from now.

If you don’t know about Rama, its your job to prove his non-existence, not someone’s job to prove his existence to you. It is your job to become aware of the history of India not someone else’s job to teach it to you.

Yes, as a student, if you come and ask, you are welcome. There are scriptures that detail the entire life history of Rama. Indian Scriptures clearly distinguish between Puranas and Itihasa. Puranas are moral stories, meant to convey a point in human values. Itihasa – means this is how it happened – it is the history. Ramayan and Mahabharat are Itihasa.

For the doubting thomas, here are some facts and learning values:-

Archeology

We are talking about events that have happened here about 7000 years ago. In this much time duration, the geography, the culture and traditions have changed drastically. The only archeological evidence that has withstood the test of time, is the Rama Setu between India and Srilanka. This is similar to Dwarka, which got submerged under water, and hence got it preserved for an archeological study.

Read the entire text of this study of Archeology of Rama Setu

Check out why it got renamed to Adam’s bridge.

If you further download and read this report, you would notice that the details have been given for the bridge construction related to:-
• Foundation for the bridge
• Flat finished level
• Pore pressure concept to prevent damage to the structure from waves and water currents
• Linear alignment
• Leveraging of topography features to minimize effort and speed up the construction
Due to the passage of time of many millenia, sand has accumulated over this structure and what we are able to see now is mainly sand bars and shoals.

The bridge was a walking pathway as late as 1480. There was even a milk supply from Srilanka to Rameshwaram. For your further study.

May 8, 2009

Baptising Thiruvalluvar to besiege the Hindus!

Tuesday, 07 October 2008
By: B R HARAN

History is always written by the victors and whoever controls the writing of history books control the past. Without doubt, the most consistently powerful force in the western world over the last two thousand years has been the Roman Catholic Church and consequently history has often been what it wanted to be

George Orwell in his novel ‘1984’.

(Thamizhaga Anthanar Varalaaru – History of Brahmins of Tamil Nadu – Vol-II-Page599).

As rightly expressed in those immortal words by George Orwell, the Indians have been fed with distorted history by the Western Christian elite before independence and the same has been continued even after independence, thanks to the takeover of the nation’s history by the Marxists and Christian stooges, who continued the dark and sinister legacy of Max Mueller and McCauley.  As an important part of the perverted history, which was planted by the western scholars, the so-called St.Thomas’s arrival, life and death were thrust on South India. This thrust gave a solid foundation to the Church to claim as if Christianity was also an indigenous religion.

As brilliantly shown in these columns by Mr.Sundaram for the last four days, many attempts have been made at regular intervals to impose the concocted history of Thomas on the people, thereby removing the facts from their minds, about the persecution of Hindus and destroying of Hindu Temples by the Christian invaders (Portuguese, French and British) from the fifteenth century onwards.

One such attempt, in the line of Arulappa and Acharya Paul, was made by a writer by nameDeivanayagam, who wrote a book titled, ‘Vivliyam (Bible), Thirukkural, Saiva Siddantham – Oppu Ayvu (Comparative Research)’, which was published in 1985-86 by none other than the‘International Institute of Tamil Studies’, Adayar, Madras, either without any application of mind, or, as a deliberate act of connivance. Shockingly Deivanayagam was also awarded a Doctorate by the University of Madras. Deivanayagam had predetermined to conclude his book with a finding that Thiruvalluvar was a Christian and a disciple of the so-called St.Thomas and most of the Saiva Sidhantha and the vivid knowledge found in Thiruklural were nothing but the sayings of The Bible. In order to achieve this devious motive, he distorted and misinterpreted the verses of Kural and Shivite Philosophical Works and completed the book. Later on, Tamil and Shivite scholars protested against this and the ‘Dharmapuram Adheenam’, a famous Shivite Mutt, came out with a book of refutation written by Tamil Shivite Scholar Arunai Vadivel Mudaliar and released it amongst a congregation of eminent Scholars, who strongly criticized Deivanayagam for his perversion of history. This was done mainly to prevent the usage of such deceitful materials by the future generations for research activities. (Ref:www.hamsa.org – Ishvar Sharan)

The planting of the so-called St.Thomas’s story was not only to have a foundation for Christianity in India, but also to spread it through out the country. This fabrication succeeded slightly, over the years, in the areas of Madras, Nagappatinam and Pondicherry, mainly because of the fact that the ‘Kapaleeshwarar Temple’, Mylapore, ‘Vel Ilankanni Amman Temple’ near Nagappattinam and ‘Vedapureeshwarar Temple’, Pondicherry were destroyed and Santhome BasilicaVelankanni Church (Our Lady of Health Basilica) and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Pondicherry were built on their remains respectively. Well known scholars of Archeology have established thatthe details of the destruction of originalKapaleeshwarar Temple could be found in Tamil inscriptions on the walls of theMarundeeswarar Temple in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, even today!

But, the glorious religious tradition and cultural heritage of Sanatana Dharma had been so hugely established that, despite the cooperation from the Dravidian racists, Marxists and the English language media, the Catholic Diocese couldn’t expand beyond a certain limit. As a result, it started indulging in ‘inculturation’ methods (saffron dressing, paadayaatra, calling ‘Santhome Mary’ as ‘Thirumayilai Annai’, giving sugar-rice as prashaad, etc) to confuse and win over the gullible masses.

At this juncture, fell on its head like a ‘bolt from the blue’, the categorical statement from Pope Benedict that the so-called St.Thomas never ever visited India! This resounding statement from the Papacy, which shocked the Catholic community, had shaken the very foundation of Christianity in South India! As the Papacy didn’t bother to listen to the Indian Catholic community and their protests, the Madras and Cochin Bishops met in Cochin, Kerala during the second week of June 2008, to find out ways and means of reestablishing the history of the so-called St. Thomas.

As a step in that direction, the Archdiocese of Santhome, Madras, decided to produce a feature film on the so-called St.Thomas the Apostle of India, at a cost of Rs.50 Crore in the banner of‘St.Thomas Apostle of India Trust’, which has Archbishop A.M.Chinappa, Deputy Archbishop Lawrence Pius, Treasurer of the Diocese Mr.Ernest Paul and Script Writer Dr.Paulraj Lourdusamy as office bearers. The movie will be presenting the life and times of the so-called St.Thomas in South India in general and Madras in particular. The film will have certain supposedly important events like the alleged meeting between Thomas and Tamil Sage Thiruvalluvar, the establishment of Santhome Cathedral and the alleged killing of Thomas by a Hindu Brahmin Priest.

The story of Thirukkural containing Biblical verses was first concocted by G.U.Pope, a Christian Missionary, who learnt Tamil and translated the Tamil Literary works such as Thiruvachagam, Naaladiyaar and Thirukkural in English. The missionaries like G.U.Pope, Joseph Besky (who took a Tamil name ‘Veeramaa Munivar’) and Caldwell have a modus operandi of learning the native language with a motive of distorting history to suit their missionary agendas. The Dravidian racist political party, which always thrived on the bogus Aryan Invasion theory, took immense satisfaction in glorifying these missionaries by erecting statues for them along the Marina Beach when it ruled Tamil Nadu in the late sixties and early seventies, thereby exhibiting its unholy connection with Christian missionaries. No wonder, the Honourable Chief Minister Karunanithi inaugurated this 50 crore movie-magnum on the so-called St.Thomas!

G.U.Pope lived up to the true tradition of Christian missionaries, by telling that Thiruvalluvar lived in Madras between 800 and 1000 years after the birth of Christ! The Tamils never bought this story and laughed at it. As per the available records it is believed that Thiruvalluvar could have lived during the second century based on the evidence that ‘Thirukkural’ was included in the group called Pathinen Keezh Kanakku (Eighteen literary works) during the ‘Kadai Sangam’ (Last Sangam) days. Those days, there was a literary-grammatical procedure by which the author would always make it a point to convey to the readers the identification of his Teacher (Guru) and Patron apart from his own personal details such as name, native place, worshipping deity, etc. But Thirukkural sans such details, and hence, the connection between Thiruvalluvar and Thomas is a mere figment of imagination.

Whereas, a look at many other literary works written after the second century, say for example Kamba Ramayanam, or Periya Puraanam, could lead to the mentioning of Thirukkural or its philosophy in them and none of them would have any information about a religion called Christianity. The glorious rule of Raja Raja Chola was during the 10 century and there was no trace of Christianity then! Also the Santhome Cathedral had the inscriptions of Rajendra Chola of the eleventh century on its corridor walls! Then what meeting is this Archdiocese talking about between Thiruvalluvar and the so-called St.Thomas?

Even the Chief Minister during his speech at the inauguration function, has not mentioned anything about the alleged meeting between Thomas and Thiruvalluvar. It is a well-known fact that, Karunanidhi, himself being a Tamil Scholar and well versed with Tamil literary works, had written his masterpiece ‘Kuraloviyam’ on Thirukkural. As he had not talked anything about the connection between the Bible and Thirukkural or Thomas and Thiruvalluvar at the inaugural function of the movie, it becomes obvious that the ‘Thomas story’ is an absolute falsehood! But, he has waxed eloquent on the supposed killing of the so-called St.Thomas at the hands of a Hindu Brahmin Priest and went on to say that the particular scene alone is enough for the success of the movie! But For this (Thomas’s killing) also, the Church doesn’t have even an iota of evidence.

At this juncture, it can be recalled that the Honourable Chief Minister had recently questioned the truth of Bhagwan Rama, historicity of Ramayana and existence of Rama Sethu, despite the availability of so much of archeological, literary, cultural, numismatic, geographical and historical evidences. But, he has not exhibited the courage to question the historicity of the so-called St.Thomas, despite being aware of the fact that there is absolutely no iota of evidence. The Honourable Chief Minister, who is a well-known expert in Thirukkural, has unfortunately not felt it important to ascertain the truth of the so-called metering between Thomas and Thiruvalluvar, but conveniently left it untouched at the inauguration function. Though the people are aware of the Chief Minister’s hostile stand against the majority community, it doesn’t augur well for him to openly pander the minority community accepting their devious machinations.

The Archdiocese talks of three vital places in Madras namely Santhome (Mylapore), Little Mount (Saidapet) and Thoms Mount (Brungi Malai). While Santhome Cathedral stands on the ruins of Kapali Temple, Little Mount was also built after demolishing a Temple and the Church on the Big Mount was also built on the ruins of a Temple. The Big Mount was called as ‘Brungi Malai’ named after ‘Brungi Maharishi’, who sat in penance there invoking Bhagwan Shiva seeking his Darshan and Blessing. Ultimately Bhagwan Shiva appeared before Brungi Munivar as ‘Nandeeshwara’ and as clear evidence the ‘Avudai Nayagi Sametha Nandeeshwara Temple’ stands near the St.Thomas Railway Station, from where one could see the Brungi Malai clearly. This ‘Stal puraanaa’ can be found in the form of inscriptions on the walls of the Nandeeshwara Temple even today! Even while the Archdiocese has been attempting to establish the fallacy of St.Thomas over the years, it has not exhibited the courage so far to face a public debate despite invitations from learned Tamil Hindu scholars.

The Archdiocese has the freedom of expression and the freedom of religion to propagate its faith, but it cannot be done at the cost of other religious faith. Freedom of expression and freedom of religion cannot be used to distort history, or Christianise the icons of other religions, with a motive of belittling the other faith, which is native in all respects and which has well-established glorious religious tradition and cultural heritage spanning thousands of years even before the birth of Christianity. Thrusting of falsehood on the gullible masses cannot be allowed. It is not too difficult to understand the aims and objectives of the Madras Archdiocese behind this movie project. So, it would be better for them to understand the sensitivity attached with this project, as they have a social responsibility. The government must also ensure that history is not distorted and the people are not repeatedly fed with fabrications and fallacies.

Politics has always been interwoven with religion and history in our nation of diversity and in such a scenario, it would be better to leave this project untouched, for the sake of Unity!

April 13, 2009

TajMahal – A Hindu Temple??

One may think that I am kidding,but it is very interesting piece of information worth knowing.We all know and studied in the History books that Tajmahal was bulit by Shajahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz.The construction of the Tajmahal started one year after the death of Mumataz. It is the year 1633.The construction of Taj Mahal had begun soon after Mumtaz’s death with the principal mausoleum completed in 1648. The surrounding buildings and garden were finished five years later. I have given the excerpts from different sources on the Tajmahal and it’s history.

The Controversy Surrounding the Origins of the Taj Mahal

People have argued that Oak’s theory has no credibility whatsoever. Some might even argue that we should not go by rational, logical, intelligent way of analysis of this issue and they believe facts rathen than scientific way of analysis.Here is an interesting piece of an argument.

However Stephen Knapp has some interesting facts and information and findings on Tajmahal.

Recently in 2005, the Shia community and Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board started claiming the ownership of Tajmahal. The reason behind this move by these Muslim boards is nothing but to gain monetary benefits.This was even supported by UP minister Azam Khan of Samajwadi party.Azam Khan is well known for his claims for separate Muslim Pradesh.He even called Sachar committee report as eye wash and went on to say that Sachar Committee recommendations were not enough.Is he thinking, India is a Islamic country?

Some more articles on Tajmahal:

Tajmahal and the Great British Conspiracy!

Marvin H. Mills, an Architect and Architectural historian from Newyork has done extensive research on Islamic art and Architecture says Tajmahal was indeed a Shiva temple. See the video.

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