We all know that we as Hindus are passing through a challenging phase due to propaganda of missionaries, and terrorism of mercenaries. Over and above due to loss of state patronage Hindus are being driven to a corner even within India.
Of all the religions, Hinduism is the simplest, yet least understood. To many of us, the perceptions about Hinduism resemble the experience of six blind men who came in contact with the elephant and gave diverse accounts.
Present day youth identifies Hinduism with the rituals performed by priests on occasions like marriage and funerals. Casual tourists photograph vagabonds and beggars in the guise of Sadhus to project them as representatives and propagators of Hinduism. The youth compare their apparent status with Christian missionaries who are well-trained, well paid and are specifically inducted to propagate evangelization with political aim. Our culture is being presented in distorted form. English media, controlled by convent educated editorial staff in particular are motivated to misrepresent everything that symbolizes with Hindu sentiments. We are often called as snake charmer, superstitious, pagans and chauvinist.
Hindu Youth is over occupied to offer any defense. They are placed in competitive environment to safeguard their settlements in life. Having been thoroughly brainwashed they cannot look at their past even if it is presented to them clearly in a modern light. They find an escape route in secularism or in segments of Hindu sects carved out of the mother religion.
I intend to share series of my write-up ‘Splashes from Hindu Maha Sagar’ as humble attempt to project spirit of Hindu religion in brief. It is neither aimed to preach Hinduism, nor to recount our history. It is just a walk along the ocean of Hinduism to get a feel of splashes. Much lies at the depth. It is not possible to explore the entire ocean. The more inquisitive may explore some areas, some may enjoy its majestic vastness, and a few may kick dust only and walk away.
These series (about 72) have already been put up on certain web sites and have drawn good response that has encouraged me to expand their circulation. Encouraged and actively helped by a well-wisher Shri Neeraj Jain, now I am posting the series on this blog for that I would like to thank him from the core of my heart. The series have been revised and improved by me in Hindi also, that will also be put on this blog shortly.
Splashes write ups explain the subject matter as given below:
01-05 Development of Hindu Thought
06-09 Depiction of Abstract through Imagery
10-17 Description of Hindu Scriptures
18-21 Making of A Hindu Individual
22-25 Formation of Hindu Society
26-29 Hindu Festivals and Traditions
30-38 Contributions in the Field of Science
39- 45 Cultural Heritage and Pastimes
46-51 Concept of Hindu Nationality and Warfare
52-57 Global Contribution towards Knowledge
58-63 Destruction of Hindu Heritage
64 -72 Hinduism in Contemporary Setting
Your feed back and suggestions are most welcome.
Chand K Sharma
Revised version of Splashes From Hindu Mahasagar is now being posted in Hindi on the blog site:-
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It is very satisfying for me to add that at present the number of viewers on Splashes from Hindu Mahasagar in English has crossed over to thirteen thousands, and that on Hindumahasagar in Hindi over One lakh. We do have now a truly Nationalist Government in India trying to restore our culture. ( April 04, 2015)