March 2015 Issue

Fanatics riot at Nandurbar : This time, Cricket is the excuse !

Nandurbar (Maharashtra) - Hindus staged a bandh to demand closure of illegal slaughter-houses operated by some fanatics here. This enraged the fanatics, and a violent mob of resorted to heavy stone-pelting under the pretext of a minor row over a game of cricket, which later led to rioting. (This clearly shows that fanatics do not need any excuse to attack Hindus ! - Editor)

H.H. Dr. Athavale’s NEW YEAR MESSAGE

H.H. Dr. Athavale
             Resolve to raise the Gudi of 
        Hindu Dharma in every household !              
      Lack of Dharmashikshan (Education on Dharma), the teaching of so-called Sarvadharmasamabhav (that is, equal respect to all religions) by rulers of all political parties and the attack of western culture have resulted in dismal decline of Hindu culture and Dharma in most Hindu houses.


 Delhi election results are a classic lesson for the BJP to learn how merciless and cold-blooded people can be if they decide to teach a lesson to a political party.
     Though defeats and victories are normal for any political party, the humiliating defeat at the hands of a new party like Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has certainly broken the heart of the powerful Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


   Hindu New Year Day - Chaitra Shukla 1 (21st March)
     There are many ways of commencing a New Year. According to the Christian calendar, 1st January marks the beginning of the year. The financial year begins from 1st April, the Hindu New Year from the first day (Pratipada) of the month of Chaitra of the Hindu lunar calendar, the commercial year from the first day of the Hindu lunar month of Kartik, the solar year, the lunar year, the luni-solar year etc. In all these ways according to any religion, the year comprises twelve months.


H.H. Dr. Athavale
            ‘Achhe Din’ will become a reality 
only after the establishment of the ‘Hindu Nation’ 
       Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that ‘Achhe Din (Better days)’ will be a reality soon. This was just to assure the citizens of this country at the psychological level. The assurance has no spiritual foundation. In fact, many Saints and Seers have said, ‘As per the times, severe calamities will befall us shortly. The Third World War, which will cause large scale destruction, will be fought’. Since Bharatiya citizens believe more in westerners, predictions made by the western Seers are given ahead.

Yada Yadahi Dharmasya--------


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

NCERT to publish a book on brave heroes, women achievers

      New Delhi - The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has said that it will ask the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to publish ‘Veergatha’, a book on brave heroes, in consultation with the Ministry of Defence. Disclosing this, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said at the NCERT’s 52nd General Council Meeting here that the book’s focus would be on women achievers and freedom fighters.

‘Has Dr. Togadia declared 50 lakh conversions in a year ? We must do more baptization than that effectively !’

     Bengaluru (Karnataka) - CCBI (Conference of the Catholic Bishops of India) held its 27th Annual Congregation here, in which the Bishops overtly expressed the re-conversion phobia, at the same time taking a strong resolution favouring conversion. 

Corruption by ‘Pashchim Maharashtra Devasthan Vyavasthapan Samiti’

              Over 2,000 devotees of the Goddess participate in a procession
     Kolhapur (Maharashtra) - A mammoth procession was organised on 2nd February under the initiative of Shri Mahalakshmi Temple Anti-corruption Action Committee against the corruption by Pashchim Maharashtra Devasthan Vyavasthapan Samiti (PMDVS), which looks after the management of 3,067 temples including Shri Mahalakshmi Temple at Kolhapur. Over 2,000 devout Hindus participated in the procession. 

Will never allow Gharwapasi in Goa ! : Parrikar assures Catholic delegation

      Panaji (Goa) - Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar assured a delegation of Goa Catholic Welfare Union (GCWU) led by Dr. Rufino Monteiro that he would never let Gharwapasi programmes to take place in Goa. He was in Goa in connection with campaigning for a by-election to be held here.

Picture of Jesus on entry-tickets of a temple programme

     Amalapuram (Andhra Pradesh) - Shri Lakshmi Narasimhaswami Devasthan at Antarvedi, East Godavari District had organised ‘Kalyan Mahotsava, the invitation cards of which carried a picture of Jesus. Activists of Bajrang Dal and BJP demonstrated against this and demanded stringent action against the people responsible. A complaint has also been lodged with the Police. A show cause notice has been issued to concerned people and the owner of the printing press that printed these invitation cards. (These are the scheming Christians ! How dare they print a picture of Jesus on invitation cards of a Hindu programme ? This is the outcome of over pampering of minorities by the rulers. - Editor) This incident created tension in the area. (Hindus are not safe in their own country and this is not expected when Modi Government is at the Centre. - Editor)

266 kilos of gold goes missing from Shri Padmanabha Swamy Temple

     Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) - The shocking audit report of Shri Padmanabha Swamy Temple was submitted to the honourable Supreme Court on 3rd February 2015.
     Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Vinod Rai had apprised the Supreme Court that 266 kilograms of gold was pilfered over the years from the temple by various people.

Govt. places Arjun Sampath under house-arrest to scuttle Gharwapasi programme

      Chennai (Tamil Nadu) -  Accusing the Tamil Nadu Government of preventing voluntary conversions to Hinduism, Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) said it would seek legal recourse on this issue.

Great devotee of Hanumanji H.H. Todkar Maharaj renounces His body !

H.H. Todkar Maharaj
     Kolhapur (Maharashtra) - H.H. Shivling Mahadev Todkar Maharaj (Aged 70 years), head of the Dronagiri Ashram at Shahaji area here and a great devotee of Hanumanji renounced His body at 7.30 p.m. on 4th February 2015. 

Guruma Giteshwariji of Gita Ashram visits Sanatan Ashram

    Ramnathi, Ponda, Goa - Guruma Giteshwariji of Gita Ashram, Delhi visited Sanatan’s Ashram here on 7th February. She was received by H.H. Onkaranand Maharaj of Rajasthan; Sanatan’s Saint H.H. Pruthviraj Hazare and Dr. (Mrs.) Nandini Samant of Sanatan Sanstha were present to receive Her.

Increasing the level of spiritual practice regularly

     Just as we increase our levels of fitness by steadily increasing our exercise regime, the same is true with spiritual practice.
      If we do the same spiritual practice year after year, it will lead to stagnation. To avoid stagnation in spiritual growth we need to adopt increasing levels of spiritual practice.
          For details please visit :

To learn about the Eight-fold spiritual practice that takes Seekers to Sainthood

Please read Sanatan’s Holy texts or attend Sanatan’s Satsang nearest to you !

Sanatan Sanstha’s Fourth Saint H.H. Nikam Tatya renounces His body !

H.H. Nikam Tatya
    Apashinge (District Satara, Maharashtra) - H.H. Narayan alias Nikam Tatya  (Aged 82 years) renounced His body at 10.45 a.m. on 25th January 2015 at His residence.

H.H. Nikam Tatya became an ideal of swift spiritual progress for everyone !

H.H. Tatya hugs H.H. Dr. Athavale
      On 25th January morning I received a call from Balkrushna. He said, H.H. Tatya had not been eating anything for the past 3 days. I told him, “H.H. Tatya has fulfilled the mission of His life. Do not admit Him to a hospital. If any of your relatives insist on taking Him to a hospital, tell them that we can do whatever it is at home only. Since the Nation and Dharma are in a pathetic condition today and since H.H. Tatya was a soldier earlier, He is going to participate fully in the subtle war that lies ahead.

KNOWN ENEMIES of the Nation

           Afzal Guru hanging was both wrong 
           and badly handled : Shashi Tharoor
    Srinagar (J&K) - With curfew imposed in parts of Srinagar, Kashmir valley last month observed a complete strike on the second anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s hanging, an issue that Congress leader and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said was badly handled by his party’s Government at the Centre two years ago.


      I know Delhi very well. I know Delhi’s streets & lanes, slums and outers, common people and BJP workers; I know RSS, BJP, VHP, ABVP workers, because I was also among them. And I know very well how local people hate these leaders and cadres. This is hard truth. Don’t deceive yourself by inferring that this is a strategy mistake or policy failure. No. It cannot be. This defeat is more fundamental, more basic.

Why India was more unsafe than Syria in 2014

     New Delhi - Far from the virtual war zones of Syria and Afghanistan, it’s in India where more bombs are exploding. In 2014, India witnessed 190 IED explosions, putting it just behind Pakistan and Iraq in the list of countries worst affected by bomb blasts.


     Mumbai - A day after a row erupted over a Republic Day advertisement of Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the Shiv Sena  demanded permanent deletion of the words ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ from the Constitution.
     An acrimonious war of words had broken out between political parties when an advertisement issued by the I&B Ministry carried a picture of the Preamble to the Constitution as it appeared before the 42nd Amendment, without the words ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’.

None of 67,000 Delhi NGOs filed returns : CBI to Supreme Court

       New Delhi - Delhi has over 67,000 registered NGOs as of 2010; yet not one has submitted annual returns to the Government, the CBI informed the Supreme Court in its latest status report. 

Home Ministry issues notices to 750 NGOs

     New Delhi - The Home Ministry has issued notices to 750 non-governmental organisations for failing to file Income Tax returns. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia’s NGO Kabir has also been served a notice by the Ministry.

PM anguished by attack on Christian school in Delhi

                           Pulls up Police Chief, Central Minister visits school
     New Delhi - On 13th February, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  summoned the Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi after a prominent Christian missionary school ‘The Holy Child Auxilium School’ in south Delhi’s Vasant Vihar area was vandalised, and directed him to come down hard against those involved in such attacks. (Has the PM ever displayed such anguish in respect of Hindus and their seats of faith ? - Editor) This is the sixth attack on Christian institutions in Delhi in the past year.

Polygamy not integral part of Islam : SC

     New Delhi - Although their personal law permits men to have four wives, the Supreme Court ruled last month that a Muslim’s fundamental right to profess Islam did not include practicing polygamy.

Distorted India Map in Bangla Book

      Kolkata - A distorted map of India showing a large area of Kashmir as part of Pakistan in a Bangladesh Tourism brochure, which was being distributed at the International Kolkata Book Fair, led to an inquiry by Bangladesh Government.

Pune Biennale

                     Denigrating pictures of Hindu Deities
               removed from exhibition after Hindus protest
      Pune (Maharashtra) - Devout Hindus forced the organisers of an exhibition called ‘Pune Biennale’, held at Bal Gandharva Art Gallery, to remove vulgar and denigrating pictures of Deity Hanuman and Sita. A complaint was lodged with the Deccan Gymkhana Police station about this demanding stringent action against those who purposely insult the seats of worship of Hindus and hurt their religious sentiments. Following are the briefs.

PROTEST : Online retailer denigrates Hindu Deities and Ascetics

     HJS receieved complaints about an online store that advertises and sells clothes like T-shirts which have images of revered Deities like Shiva, Ganesh and symbols like Om. HJS promptly wrote to this store to create awareness about the nature of denigration.

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) held its 1000th Hindu Dharmajagruti Sabha at Karmali, Goa on 24th January.

      A historic occasion indeed ! In its mission to create awakening about the Nation and Dharma, HJS achieved this feat just in 9 years. HJS was established in 2002.
      Considering the present plight of the Nation and Dharma, the only solution for overcoming all problems is to establish the ‘Hindu Nation’. HJS has been striving in this direction through various means, and organising Hindu Dharmajagruti Sabhas is a part of this mission.

AIB tenders unconditional apology to Christians

      Mumbai - The tables seemed to have been turned on All India Bakchod and ever since the AIB Knockout event that premiered on YouTube on 28th January, the heat is on the comedy group. A huge controversy had erupted over AIB Roast that saw film stars and others being ‘roasted’ and made fun of in front of a huge audience. Many people, including cultural and religious organisations, objected to this. They said it promoted vulgarity and was ‘cheap’ and ‘sexist’.

Traditional dance artists from Odisha visit Sanatan’s Ashram

        Ramnathi (Goa) - Artists of ‘Gotipua’, a dance form based on Spirituality, prevalent in Raghurajpur in Odisha paid a goodwill visit to Sanatan’s Ashram here on 19th January 2015.
       Gotipua dance teachers Mr. Batkrishna Das, Mr. Banambar Swain, Mr. Sibendra Das and the artists had come to Goa for a cultural programme. They visited the Ashram and presented the Gotipua dance.

Cow-protectors brutally attacked by fanatics

Mr.Amrut Singh
       Panaji (Goa) - Mr. Hanumant Parab, President of ‘Gouvansh Raksha Abhiyan’, Goa and Mr. Amrut Singh, President of ‘Animal Rescue Squad’ were brutally attacked by fanatics on the night of 12th  February at 9.30 p.m. in Chorla Ghat. Both were seriously injured and admitted to the Government Hospital at Sakhali.


Pune Corporation demolishes Datta Temple and desecrates the Idol
      Pune (Maharashtra) - On 21st January, the Pune Municipal Corporation demolished Yalagi Datta Temple (which was a seat of faith for many local Hindus) in Sahakar Nagar. In the demolition, the Idol of Deity Datta was damaged, thus resulting in its desecration, claimed the devotees. The Corporation officers claimed that the temple was situated on a closed nullah and some local residents had raised objections.

Remove illegal slaughter-houses and boards in the name of Tipu Sultan ! : Guardian Minister

       Nandurbar (Maharashtra) - District Collector, Chief Officer of the Municipal Corporation and Police officers have been instructed to remove all illegal slaughter-houses in the town, stop sale of beef on open roads, stop illegal transportation of cows / cattle and remove boards of Tipu Sultan put up to name the Chowk in the town, informed the State Water Resources Department and Guardian Minister of the District, Mr. Girish Mahajan on 6th in a press conference.

Modi Govt. takes UPA line, won’t disclose Netaji Bose files

      Taking the line adopted by the previous Congress-led UPA Government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Office has refused to disclose records related to Subhash Chandra Bose’s death as it rejected the argument that there was a larger public interest involved in making them public.
      The Right to Information Act allows for a public authority to disclose records which are otherwise exempt from disclosure if public interest outweighs the harm protected.

Prof. Bhagwan says he will burn the Geeta !

         Prof. KS Bhagwan, a so-called intellectual participating in this workshop, said, “Geeta is most impure, insulting and a harmful Holy text. I feel like burning it here itself. If the Chairman of the meeting gives permission, I will burn the Geeta here itself. (This is the ‘terrorist’ attitude of anti-Dharma Prof. Prof. Bhagwan ! Will the Congress Government, which imposed a ban on the entry of Dr. Togdia, arrest Prof. Bhagwan ? Even if Geeta was burnt, the thoughts in it cannot be destroyed. - Editor)

Bhagawadgeeta should not be imposed as a ‘National Book’ : Aravind Malagatti

       Mysuru (Karnataka) - Describing Bhagavadgeeta as a partisan text, writer Aravind Malagatti criticised the Central Government’s efforts to impose it as the ‘National Book’. He was speaking at a workshop organised by various Government employee associations at Rani Bahadur Auditorium. (These are the true enemies of Hindu Dharma ! Holy Geeta is known as a ‘Guiding text’ for the entire world. Crores of Hindus everywhere have been emancipated by the teachings in the Geeta. When this is so, criticism of the Geeta by anti-Hindu Mr. Malagatti is an insult. - Editor) 

Hindu student beaten up by fanatics for singing a ballad on Afzal Khan’s slaying !

        Miraj (Maharashtra) - One Hindu student was singing a ballad in a local college, which was based on the incident of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj slaying Afzal Khan. This enraged some fanatics and they suddenly started shouting ‘Allah-hu-Akbar’ and ‘Pakistan Zindabad’, forcing the student to stop singing the ballad. Then, they beat him up.

Anti-Hindu Marathi poet-novelist gets Dnyanpeeth for 2014

      New Delhi - Dnyanpeeth Award, the highest literary honour in India, has been awarded to anti-Hindu Marathi poet and novelist Mr. Bhalchandra Nemade for 2014.This carries a cash award of Rs. 10 lakhs and a citation. Mr. Nemade was felicitated in the golden jubilee year of the establishment of Dnyanpeeth Award. He is the fourth Marathi littérateur to receive this Award. The other litterateurs were VS Khandekar (1974), VV Shirwadkar (1987) and VD Karandikar (2003).


      If we go by the lessons of history we have to accept that the goal of the Hindu-Muslim unity is a mirage. When Muslims first entered India, they looted the country, destroyed the temples, broke the Idols, raped the women and heaped innumerable indignities on the people of this country. Today it appears that such noxious behavior has entered the bone marrow of Muslims. Unity can be achieved among equals …. I am of the view that Hindu-Muslim unity, which could not be achieved during the last thousand years, will not materialize during the ensuing thousand years.

Now China forces Xinjiang Imams to dance

     Urumqi (China) - In another crackdown on religious freedom, China has forced the Imams of eastern Muslim majority District of Xinjiang to dance in the street, and swear to an oath that they will not teach religion to children and tell them that prayer is harmful to the soul. During the incident, reported by World Bulletin, Muslim Imams were forced to brandish the slogan ‘our income comes from the CKP not from Allah’. The slogans included statements glorifying the state over religion such as ‘peace of the country gives peace to the soul’.

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Request to readers, well-wishers and devout Hindus !

                  Contribute towards ‘Media Asset Management’
                   software for the proposed ‘Hindu TV channel’
     In today’s modern world, electronic media has become a very effective tool in expansive propagation. Hence, there is a dire need for a Hindu TV channel for establishment of the ‘Hindu Nation’. Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, which considers hoisting the flag of Hindu Dharma all over the world its duty, has resolved to perform this task by starting a Hindu TV channel. HJS volunteers are sacrificing every-thing to participate in this noble task. To achieve this expansive goal at the earliest, everyone must contribute as much as is possible.

Understand the spiritual science underlying Ramnavami on 28th March 2015 comprehensively only on

1. Do you know how the word ‘Shriram’ came into existence ?
2. How is Shriram ideal in all respects ?
3. What is the implied meaning of ‘Ramarajya’ ?
4. Learn about the origin and meaning of ‘Ramayan’

Chanting or Beejmantra as a remedy on mental distress arising out of spiritual distress

H.H. Sandeep Alshi
      Sometimes seekers suffer from mental distress such as feeling disappointed, perceiving negativity, feeling unenthusiastic, getting unnecessary thoughts etc. Such distress arises out of spiritual distress. As a remedial measure, seekers can chant II Om Om Namaha Shivaya Om Om II or Beejmantra (The letter forming the essential part of the mantra of a Deity) ‘Om’. In this regard, the following aspects should be understood.

Prayers to remove useless and negative thoughts

1. Useless and negative thoughts come to the mind all of a sudden due to some spiritual reason : Sometimes we get useless  and negative thoughts all of a sudden. Due to this, we face problems such as the mind becoming restless, feeling negative and unenthusiastic etc. We also experience fatigue since the energy of our mind is used.
       We do not realise the source of such thoughts that come to the mind all of a sudden.

Request to Seekers, Readers and Well-wishers

                         Required - Full-time News compilers, Anchors,
                             Video editors, Recording professional etc.
       To prevent harm to the society, Nation and Dharma due to the present practices of TV news channels ‘Hindu Varta’ is being launched in Hindi shortly through the ‘Hindu Varta’ Internet channel.
       For this, skilled, semi-skilled, unskilled manpower willing to be trained and perform full-time sevas is required. The requirement is for :

Remove your inner ego quickly by creating a spiritual emotion of being a servitor !

      In Spirituality, the spiritual emotion of being a servitor has unique importance. Hanumanji set the best example of a devotee with servitude for the universe. He was always ready to offer His life for His Master (Shriram). When compared with servitude, He considered all else to be worthless.

Assistance required for producing Dharmasatsangs in regional languages for TV channels

        Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti have produced 369 episodes of Dharmasatsangs in Hindi for TV channels. To produce more Dharmasatsangs that provide Dharmashikshan on Holy festivals, Religious festivals, Religious conducts, spiritual practice etc. in regional languages, assistance is required as given ahead. 

Benefit from Dharmasatsangs of Sanatan & HJS

       Programmes produced by Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) are being transmitted through local cable channels. Hindus should try to contact cable operators for starting transmission of these Dharmasatsangs and prepare themselves to observe Dharma (Righteousness).