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A cocktail of mythology, history, science & religion

Free Thinker *



Sri Krisna is the Eighth Avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu who is "Vibhu, Vidhasin and Antaryami" (omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient). So he could have travelled from Arunachal to Gujarat in no time with Rukmani.

Forget about integration of NE states with the Indian sub-continent, he could have united the entire world in a fraction of a second.

But, deliberately, Sri Krisna excluded China because it is His own lila (drama based on His whims and fancies). People should not have any doubt about the abilities of Sri Krisna, the respected damat (son-in-law) of Arunachal Pradesh.

When NASA (National Aeronautics & Space Administration) hints that the Ram Setu (Adam's Bridge) in between India and Sri Lanka is manmade, what evidence you want more?

CERN (Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire) or simply the European Organization for Nuclear Research says Higgs Boson (God Particle) is no sub-atomic particle but energy!

The finding is so synonymous with Lord Shiva's cosmic creation (& destruction) from nothingness. Coincidentally a big Nataraja is placed in front of the CERN building.

When you have a cocktail of Science and religion on one hand and history and mythology on the other hand the level of intoxication is extremely high. Men go crazy with anxiety and enthusiasm.

However intelligent people always look for an opportunity to exploit such situations for taking commercial/political/cultural mileage.

For instance 'Higgs Boson' is converted to 'God Particle' in order to attract maximum attention for marketing. The most intelligent section of the society are the scientists, spiritualists, skeptics, and of course politicians cum businessmen.

Believe it or not: Ravan used a flying machine when he abducted Sita mata; it could be a chopper or a flying saucer. When the earth was trodden by gods or demi-gods or aliens everything could be possible.

It is completely left on your intellectual discretion to endorse it or not; Brahmastra & Brahmanda-astra are nuclear weapons used by great warriors like Prashuram, Ravan, Ram, Bhisma, Ashothama, Arjun, Karna etc.

The Ganga River was dug by the Trident (Trisul) of Lord Shiva at one stroke; mind you Lord Shiva's Trisul has nuclear capabilities. "I fear those who don't take alcohol, don't eat non-vegetarian food, and those who are not interested in women ", Khushwant Singh once said this , during a book launch, in the presence of the then Home Minister of India Shri Lal Krishna Advani.

Today there are numerous people who abstain from these (vices/virtues) and work selflessly for Bharat Mata. The views and ideas of these people may be unique; but one may envy their commitment, dedication, non-stop struggle and simple living.

One should not be surprised if the entire subcontinent comes under their umbrella. Lenin has fallen in the Northeast. What next? Now the wind is blowing towards the South. There, the basic obstacle is that the southerners have their own versions of Mahabharata and Ramayana.

A few months back when I rang up a reasonably committed Sangathan man to find out his where-about. He replied that "he is on the way to Parshuram Kund, Tezu District, Arunachal ". I enquired " Parshuram Kund for what ?" He explained, "Guru Prashuram after killing thousands of Khatriyas, came to this pond for washing his sin, on the day of Makarsankranti (winter solstice); people go for a holy dip to this Prasuram Kund (pond at the lower side of Lohit river) for the same purpose".

A few intelligent minds might be still working ceaselessly for syncretization and sanskritization. Believe me or not, Dasa Avatar is the culmination of active syncretism. Those who believe in 'Vasudeva Kutum bakam' (the world is a family) won't mind any kind of cultural amalgamation. But others do.

In Ancient period Asoka, the great Mauryan King tried to unify the entire sub-continent with Dhamma. Then in Medieval era Mughals tried to conquer the entire area between Afghanistan and Assam and from Kashmir to Dravidian land.

But the actual political unification of the Indian sub-continent did happen under the British Raj; these are historical facts. However in Mahabharat the entire Akhand Bharat was controlled by the Pandavas under the guidance of Sri Krisna through Asvamedha; it is a mythological fact.

If we mix-up history and mythology, we go nuts. When someone is talking Mythology let us not bring in History or vice versa.

When you are in Rome behave like a Roman. When you are in Porbandar you may behave like a Por bandari. There is nothing wrong about it.

But these days the problem is with www i.e., world- wide- web & whole- world- watching; the latter is more damaging.




* Free Thinker wrote this article for The Sangai Express
This article was webcasted on April 03 , 2018.



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