1-15 June 2016 Issue

Amrutmahotsav of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale

     Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Jayant Balaji Athavale completes 74 years on 29th May 2016 (Vaishakha Krushna 7), and steps into the 75th year of His life. 
     He is an ardent proponent of the ‘Hindu Nation’, for which He also launched the ‘Sanatan Prabhat’ group of Periodicals. Under His guidance, people within Bharat and outside are working unitedly to establish the ‘Hindu Nation’. Devout Hindu organisations too value His blessings and support.
      We pay obeisance at His Holy feet on the occasion of His Amrutmahotsav !
      In the forthcoming Issues of ‘Sanatan Prabhat’, we will be publishing a series of Articles on Him.







Kanchi Shankaracharya acquitted in Auditor ‘attempt to murder’ case

     Chennai - In major relief to the Kanchi Sankara Mutt pontiff, Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati, the I-Additional Sessions Court in Chennai on 29th April acquitted Him, along with eight others, from the charge of an attempt to murder Auditor Radhakrishnan, his wife and his aide 14 years ago.

Hindu Saint murdered in Bangladesh by Jihadi

     Dhaka (Bangladesh) - A Hindu Saint was stabbed to death by a local religious fanatic in Tungipara of Gopalganj District of Bangladesh.
     The deceased Hindu Saint eschewed His material association with His family life and entered a life of an Ascetic for performing social service and emancipation. 

WB Minister shows Kolkata’s ‘Mini-Pakistan’ to Pakistani journalist

    Kolkata - Hours before the fifth phase of elections, West Bengal Minister Firhad Hakim triggered a huge controversy by describing Garden Reach as ‘Mini-Pakistan’ to the correspondent of a leading Pakistan Daily, ‘The Dawn’. Hakim’s statement may have an impact not only in Kolkata Port where he is a candidate, but most of the 52 Assembly seats that have gone to polls end of April.

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TREASURE OF THOUGHTS ON THE NATION & DHARMA

     In the 3 Marathi Editions of the ‘Dainik Sanatan Prabhat’ published from Goa and Maharashtra, we print a treasure of thoughts from Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale that give us an insight into the pathetic state of our Nation and Dharma, and the only solutions to problems we face today. We reproduce here some for the readers to get the right perspectives.

Bhumata Brigade’s attempt to enter Haji Ali Dargah fails miserably

     Mumbai - Bhumata Brigade President Trupti Desai and 20 supporters, who faced a fierce protest at Haji Hali Dargah, were detained by Mumbai Police while on their way to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ residence on 28th April.

POINT TO PONDER

‘Will BJP dare to choke Pakistan ?’, asks Shiv Sena
     Mumbai - Mouthpiece of Shiv Sena, the Daily ‘Saamana’, has put some relevant questions to BJP in the background of an attempt to hit Kanhaiya Kumar while he was in a flight from Mumbai to Pune on 24th April. ‘Saamana’ asks - ‘Will the BJP dare to choke Owaisi who arrogantly said those who hit Kanhaiya Kumar will not say Bharat Mata ki Jai’, ‘Our Defence Minister says revenge will be taken for the attack on Pathahnkot Air Base; will he dare to choke Pakistan ?’

The Children's Corner

INSPIRING STORIES OF OUR NATIONAL HEROES
     Punyashlok Rajmata Ahilyadevi Holkar (Jayanti : 29th May)
     Punyashlok Rajmata Ahilyabai Holkar, also known as the ‘Philosopher Queen’, was born on 31st May 1725 in the village of Chondi, in present-day Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra. Her father, Mankoji Shinde, was the patil of the village, a member of the proud Dhangar community. Ahilyabai’s father taught her to read and write.

Sanatan Sanstha participates in Mahakumbha

                                        Simhastha Kumbha Ujjain
      The Simhastha Kumbha is an unrivalled celebration in Bharat. The most popular legend regarding the origin of Kumbha Melas is the Samudra Manthan (Churning of the ocean). Gods and demons competed ­fiercely in the churning in search of Amrut (Divine nectar of immortality). During this battle to capture the Kumbha (Urn) containing the nectar, drops of Amrut fell on 4 places - Haridwar, Prayag, Nashik and Ujjain. 

2G Aircel-MAxis Scams

                        WHY NO ACTION ON CHIDAMBARAMS ?
     As the Narendra Modi Government completes two years, it is a million dollar question as to why the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) are not acting against the Chidambaram family.

7 Jihadis, including 2 Imams, arrested in Assam

  Guwahati (Assam) - Chirang District Superintendent of Police, Shankar Raimedhi said that on 20th April, 7 jihadis were arrested after an operation from Daukhanagar and Amguri area. They were trying to set up a training camp for physical training to their militants. Earlier on 15th and 16th April, the Police had arrested 4 militants belonging to Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen.

Patriot students held guilty for violence in NIT !

     Srinagar (J&K) - The J&K Government had ordered an inquiry into the unrest at NIT Srinagar by non- local students on the campus. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, was asked to conduct the inquiry. Police have registered two FIRs on violence in the institute after India’s defeat in the World T20 semi-final. 
     The inquiry report held non-local students on the campus responsible for the violence. The report says some students ordered Tricolour from outside the State. When a courier delivered the flag, he was manhandled and forced to say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’. After violence, many of the non-local students have left for home. They were asked to be present for the exams 5th May. (Do the ones holding patriotic students guilty belong to Bharat or to Pakistan ? - Editor) 

JNU a den of organised sex racket : Dossier by faculty

     New Delhi - A dossier prepared by a group of teachers of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is likely to add more fuel to the fiery controversy surrounding this institution. The 200-page report, which has been put together by a group of 11 JNU teachers, describes the University as a ‘den of an organised sex racket’.

Delhi University book calls Bhagat Singh ‘revolutionary terrorist’ !

     New Delhi - A book which forms part of the Delhi University’s history curriculum calls Bhagat Singh a ‘revolutionary terrorist’, prompting the freedom fighter’s family to raise the issue with university authorities as well as the HRD ministry. Historians have asked the concerned to correct the mistake. 

68 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE HAS GIVEN US THIS !

      32,077 rapes in 2015 : Govt. informs Parliament
     New Delhi - “As per information provided by National Crime Records Bureau, a total of 32,077 cases of rape were reported, out of which 1,706 were gang rapes during 2015”, Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in the Rajya Sabha.

BE DEVOTED TO THE NATION AND DHARMA !

     If patriots and freedom fighters had not sacrificed their lives for the sake of the country, would we have been able to live an independent life today ? 
It is said that today’s children are the future of country. The future of the country depends on the songs children sing. Earlier, children would recite Holy verses, while today, they hum pop songs.

5TH ‘ALL INDIA HINDU CONVENTION’

     Ponda (Goa) - The Fifth ‘All India Hindu Convention’ is being organised by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti from 19th to 25th June 2016. Devout Hindus, office bearers of Hindu organisations, lawyers, editors and writers active in countering the assaults on Hindu Dharma and society and establishing the ‘Hindu Nation’ will be participating in this Convention. Establishment of the ‘Hindu Nation’ is the main objective of the Convention.

After ‘Krishna’, BJP UP Chief depicted as ‘Arjun’ in a new poster

     New Delhi - Even before the controversy around his previous poster could have settled down, BJP’s Uttar Pradesh President Keshav Prasad Maurya has now been depicted as ‘Arjun’ in a new poster in Allahabad.

HIGHLIGHT HARMS OF TOBACCO USE TO STUDENTS : CBSE

     Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked schools to highlight negative effect of tobacco use keeping in view the upcoming ‘World No Tobacco Day’.

How colours Affect Us Spiritually

1.Introduction on how different colours have a spiritual effect on us
     We all make choices on a daily basis with regard to colour. An example is selecting the colour of the clothes we will wear for the day. From time to time we may need to select the colour of the next set of bed linen. Sometimes, we have to select the colour of paint for the walls in our home.

Bombay High Court

HC rejects Government plea for policy to regularise illegal buildings
     Mumbai - The Bombay High Court rejected a Maharashtra Government plea seeking to implement a policy to regularise illegal structures across the State which have come up before 31st December 2015. Turning down the plea, the Court held that such a policy is violative of Article 14 of the Constitution and was also not in conformity with the provisions of Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act (MRTP), 1966.

‘Hindus need Dharmic awakening ? Rather, the BJP needs Dharmic awakening’ ! - Koenraad Elst

     It doesn’t happen often, but here I must totally disagree with people like David Frawley. Or should I say, with the Sangh Parivar, for this is the standard argument I have heard from them for more than twenty years. The central refrain is ‘unity’. This is the code for - ‘Don’t criticize us’ - as it was in the Soviet Union and other unpleasant regimes.

Conspiracy of Kanhaiya Kumar to divide society by insulting Balasaheb Thackeray : Abhay Vartak

     Pune (Maharashtra) - “In Kanhiya Kumar’s meeting at Mumbai on 23rdApril 2016, a book titled ‘Bhandvalacha Brahmani Dev Bal Thackeray’ was distributed to the attendees. Through this vile book, Hinduhrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray was insulted. Relevant offences should be registered against the organisers and Kanhiya for hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus.

How is menstruation linked to purity ? : SC asks Sabarimala Temple

    New Delhi - The Sabarimala Temple management on 24th April told the Supreme Court that the ban on entry of females aged between 10 and 50 years was because they cannot maintain ‘purity’ for 41 days on account of menstruation, prompting the judges to ask how periods could be linked to purity. (This question amply proves that the decision on religious matters can be taken only by Shankaracharyas and Dharmacharyas, and not by Courts. - Editor)

Samjhauta Blast Case : ‘No proof against Lt. Col. Purohit’ - NIA chief

     New Delhi - National Investigation Agency said on 12th April that there was no proof against Lt. Col. Prasad Purohit in the Samjhauta Blast Case but investigation against him is underway in connection with the Malegaon Blast Case. “There is no proof against him in Samjhauta Blast Case. He was never an accused. I wonder why his name is being linked to this Case”, said NIA Director General Sharad Kumar.

Evangelist orphanage managers booked for assaulting minors

      Mumbai - A 42-year-old-woman filed a Police complaint against two managers of an orphanage in Vasai area for allegedly beating her daughters and forcing them to do all household work and providing them food of poor quality. Meanwhile, the two managers have also filed an FIR against the woman for ‘defaming’ them.Following the complaint filed late on 15thApril night by Seema Creado, a hairdresser, a case was registered under Section 23 of The Child Care and Protection Act 2000 against Sister Eliza and Sister Polet of the Handmaids of the Blessed Trinity Rosa Mystica Convent, Vasai (West).

Pune Corporation targets only Hindus temples for demolition !

     Pune (Maharashtra) - Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has declared its plan of regularization, demolition or shifting in connection with unauthorized prayer houses within its jurisdiction based on the verdict of the Supreme Court. However, the plan was published only in one newspaper which left most of the citizens in dark about it, accused the office bearers of temple managements.

Pak : Hindus called ‘dogs’ on TV, audience applauds

     New Delhi - While the sorry plight of minority Hindus is Pakistan is well known, a comedy show aired on a TV channel in the predominantly Muslim country has taken the issue to a new low. The show ‘Sawa Teen’ aired on Neo TV on 8th April had a comedian Sajan Abbas, who was acting as a dealer of conscience, use the words ‘Hindu k**ta’. The studio audience loved the words and they appreciated the ‘humour’ with a loud applause and laughter.

Bihari solution : No havans, puja between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to avoid fire mishaps

       Stung by fire incidents invarious parts of Bihar, the State Government has come up with a bizarre solution - no cooking, no puja in the morning !
     Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has, while reviewing cases of fire in the State, ordered Principal Secretary, Disaster Management to issue an advisory to people not to light fire between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and perform ‘havan’ and ‘puja’ before 9 a.m.

25,000 dowry deaths in Bharat between 2012-2014

     New Delhi - A total of 24,771 dowry deaths have been reported in the country in the past three years with most of them taking place in Uttar Pradesh (with 7,048 deaths).
     In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Women and Child Development Minister, Maneka Gandhi, said that as per National Crime Records Bureau data, 8,233, 8,083, and 8,455 cases were registered under Section 304B of the Indian Penal Code (Dowry death) in the country in 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively. (When women in the country are facing such a serious problem, Trupti Desai of Bhumata Brigade is agitating on non-issues such as the entry of women in temples. This is unpardonable ! - Editor)




14,000 civilians & 5,000 security men killed in J&K in 26 years

     Srinagar (J&K) - About 14,000 civilians and 5,000 security personnel have been killed in militancy violence in the State in the last 26 years, Home Ministry figures revealed.
Human rights groups and separatist organisations have been alleging that about one lakh civilians have died in the turmoil in the last 26 years.

Hindus Facing Existential Attacks In Bangladesh

      Barbaric IS Jihadis hack Hindu Priest to death in Islamic Bangladesh
     Dhaka (Bangladesh) - A leading Hindu priest was decapitated in Bangladesh by Islamic State Jihads as claimed. One devotee was shot and injured. 
     Police say the 45-year-old priest Jogeshwar Roy linked with Gaudiya Math Order was attacked on 21st February as he came out after some jihadis threw stones at the temple in Deviganj area of Panchgarh District, on the border with Bharat.

Secularists & minorities are increasingly targeted in Islamic Bangladesh !

     New Delhi - The recent  fatal attacks on outspoken Bangladeshi secularists underscores how the Government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hasn’t been able to rein in the Islamists.
     Last year, at least 4 bloggers were hacked to death while a publisher was fatally stabbed. Every time, the Government promised to bring the guilty to book and clamp down on this reign of terror.

LESSONS FROM SOME SEEKERS

 Only if we introspect while apologising, we will move towards God-realisation !
      A programme had been oganised at home, where a discussion took place on the obstacles faced due to each other’s attitude. One of us said, “It is not necessary to apologise. Once someone apologises, the mind starts struggling and dwelling on it. Instead, we should write our mistakes in the diary of personality defects and ego and take atonement”. 

Stumbling blocks in becoming self-aware

Following are some stumbling blocks that come in the way of learning about ourselves.
  • Not wanting to improve : Some people lack the basic will to improve. This could be due to personality defects such as pride or laziness.
  • Lack of learning attitude : A person who lacks the curiosity to learn about his mistakes and how to go about correcting them.

RADIANT THOUGHTS OF H.H. DR. ATHAVALE

                              Experts in various fields and Saints !
H.H. Dr. Athavale
      Experts in various fields - doctors, lawyers etc. cannot provide quick answers to queries in their fields. They say they will reply only after a study. But, Saints can immediately tell the subtle cause-effect relationship and remedies, which modern experts can never do !