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  • देश को श्रेष्ठ बनाने के लिए भारत को समझना, जानना व मानना होगा – डॉ. मनमोहन वैद्य
    जयपुर: राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ के सह सरकार्यवाह डॉ. मनमोहन वैद्य ने कहा कि भारत को श्रेष्ठ बनाना है तो भारत को समझना होगा, जानना व मानना होगा. इसके लिए युवाओं को आगे बढ़कर कार्य करना होगा. वे शनिवार को जवाहर नगर स्थित सरस्वती बालिका विद्या मंदिर में जयदेव पाठक जन सेवा न्यास द्वारा आयोजित व्याख्यान […]
  • పీఎస్ఎల్‌వీ- సీ51 విజ‌య‌వంతం… నింగిలోకి భ‌గ‌వ‌ద్గీత‌
    భారతదేశ కీర్తి ప్రతిష్ఠలను ప్రపంచస్థాయిలో చాటి చెప్పేలా భార‌త అంత‌రిక్ష ప‌రిశోధ‌న సంస్థ (ఇస్రో) మరో చరిత్రాత్మక విజయాన్ని అందుకుంది. ఈ ఏడాదిలో నిర్వహించిన తొలి ప్రయోగం విజయవంతమైంది. ఆదివారం ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ్ శ్రీహరికోటలోని సతీష్ ధావన్ అంతరిక్ష కేంద్రం నుండి బ్రెజిల్ ఉపగ్రహం అమెజోనియాతో పాటు మ‌రో 18 ఇతర సహ ఉపగ్రహాలను ప్రయోగించింది. ఇందులో 5 భార‌త్‌కు చెందిన‌వి కాగా మ‌రో 13 యూఎస్ కు చెందిన‌వి. భారతదేశం నుండి ప్రయోగించిన మొట్టమొదటి బ్రెజిలియన్ ఉపగ్రహంగా […]
  • సేంద్రియ వ్యవసాయంతో రుణఉచ్చు నుంచి విముక్తి
    సేంద్రియ వ్యవసాయం రైతులకు రుణ ఉచ్చు నుంచి విముక్తి ల‌భిస్తుంద‌ని రాష్ట్రీయ స్వయం సేవక్ సంఘ్(ఆర్‌.ఎస్‌.ఎస్‌) సర్ సంఘ చాలక్ మోహన్ భాగవత్ విశ్వాసం వ్యక్తం చేశారు. సేంద్రియ వ్య‌వ‌సాయం రైతుల‌ను స్వావలంబన వైపు తీసుకెళ్తుందని ఆయ‌న అన్నారు. శుక్రవారం ఆదిలాబాద్ జిల్లా గుడిహత్నూర్ మండలంలో ఏకలవ్య ఫౌండేషన్ నిర్వహించిన సేంద్రీయ వ్యవసాయంపై అవ‌గాహ‌న‌ కార్యక్రమంలో మోహన్ భాగవత్ పాల్గొని ప్ర‌సంగించారు. ఆధునిక వ్యవసాయంతో పోలిస్తే సేంద్రియ వ్యవసాయానికి త‌క్కువ ఖ‌ర్చు అవుతుంద‌ని, అధిక ధరతో కూడిన […]
  • Bharat can guide the world on right path – Dr Mohan ji Bhagwat
    “Hindu society is that which lives by the principles of Dharma. And it is Bharat which can guide the world on the right path,” said Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Dr Mohan Bhagwat.  He was speaking after releasing a book ‘Vishwa Bharatam’ written by Dwi Sahasravadhani Dr Madugula Nagaphani Sharma at Hitex in Hyderabad today. […]
  • ప్రపంచానికి దారి చూపేది భారతదేశమే – పరమపూజనీయ సర్ సంఘచాలక్ డా. మోహన్ భాగవత్
    “ప్రపంచంలో ధర్మబద్ధంగా జీవించేది హిందూ సమాజం. అలాగే ప్రపంచానికి దారి చూపగలిగినది కూడా భారతదేశం’”అని రాష్ట్రీయ్ స్వయంసేవక్ సంఘ్ సర్ సంఘచాలక్ డా. మోహన్ భాగవత్ అన్నారు. కాలకూట విషాన్ని కూడా గరళంలో ఉంచుకుని శివుడు ప్రపంచాలను కాపాడాడని, అదేవిధంగా ప్రపంచంలో కలిగే అనేక వికృతులు, విపత్తుల నుంచి ప్రపంచాన్ని కాపాడగలిగేది భారతదేశమనే విషయాన్ని అన్నీ దేశాలు గుర్తిస్తున్నాయని ఆయన అన్నారు. హైదరబాద్ హైటెక్స్ లో జరిగిన ద్విస‌హ‌స్రావ‌ధాని మాడుగుల నాగ‌ఫ‌ణిశ‌ర్మ ర‌చించిన విశ్వ‌భార‌తం గ్రంథ ఆవిష్క‌ర‌ణ సభలో ఆయన […]
  • VIDEO: Dr Mohan ji Bhagawat’s Speech during launch of ‘Sanskrit Mahakavyam’
    RSS Sarsanghachalak Dr. Mohan Ji Bhagawat’s Speech during launch of Sanskrita Mahakavyam Event on 25-Feb-2021 in Hyderabad The post VIDEO: Dr Mohan ji Bhagawat’s Speech during launch of ‘Sanskrit Mahakavyam’ appeared first on VSK Telangana.
  • RSS Swayamsevak Murdered by Islamic fundamentalists
    Kerala: In a cold-blooded murder, an RSS Shakha Mukhya Shikshak in Vayalar, Alappuzha was murdered by the goons of Islamist outfit SDPI which is the political offshoot of PFI. Nandu R Krishna was a native of Vayalar and an active RSS member. Seven members of PFI-SDPI have been arrested by the Kerala police for directly […]
  • Soren must desist from attacking faith of Vanvasi society: Milind Parande
    New Delhi. The Central Secretary General of Vishva Hindu Parishad, Milind Parande, said that the Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Sri Hemant Soren is committing the great sin of sabotaging the faith of the Vanvasi (forest-dwellers) society by confusing and bewildering them! The immature & thoughtless assertion of the Chief Minister that ‘The Adivasis were never […]
  • స్వామి ల‌క్ష్మ‌ణానంద స‌ర‌స్వ‌తి ఆశ్రమం పేల్చివేస్తామంటూ బెదిరింపులు
    13 ఏళ్ల నాటి దారుణ ఘటన ఇప్పటికీ హిందూ సమాజాన్ని వెంటాడుతోంది. ఒడిశాలోని కంధమాల్ జిల్లాలో స్వామి లక్ష్మణానంద సరస్వతి దారుణ హత్యను మరిచిపోకముందే లక్ష్మణానంద సరస్వతి ప్రధాన శిష్యులు, ఆశ్రమ బాధ్యతలు నిర్వర్తిస్తున్న స్వామీ జిబనాముక్తానందను కూడా హత్యచేస్తామంటూ బెదిరింపు ఫోన్ కాల్స్ రావడం విస్మయం కలిగిస్తోంది. స్వామి జిబనామముక్తానంద తెలియజేసిన వివరాలను ఉటంకిస్తూ OpIndia ప్రచురించిన కధనం ప్ర‌కారం.. ఒక వ్య‌క్తి త‌న‌కు ఫోన్ చేసి తనను చంపుతామ‌ని బెదిరిస్తున్నాడ‌ని స్వామిజీ తెలిపారు. ఫిబ్రవరి 20, శనివారం సాయంత్రం మొదటి కాల్ వచ్చింద‌ని, ఫోన్‌లో మాట్లాడిన వ్య‌క్తి  న‌క్స‌లైట్ అని […]
  • ఎస్సీ హోదా దుర్వినియోగంపై కేంద్ర న్యాయశాఖ మంత్రికి ఎల్.ఆర్.పి.ఎఫ్ నివేదిక 
    మ‌తం మారి ఎస్సీ నియోజకవర్గాల నుండి పోటీ చేస్తున్న వ్యక్తులపై చర్యలు కఠినతరం చేసేందుకు చట్టాలను సవరించాల్సిందిగా లీగల్ రైట్స్ ప్రొటెక్షన్ ఫోరమ్ కేంద్ర న్యాయశాఖ మంత్రి రవిశంకర్ ప్రసాద్ ను కోరింది. ఈమేరకు మంత్రికి ఒక రిప్రెజెంటేషన్ సమర్పించింది. క్రైస్తవంలోకి మారి కూడా హిందూ ఎస్సీల కోసం ప్రవేశపెట్టిన రిజ‌ర్వేష‌న్లను రాజకీయ లబ్ది కోసం దుర్వినియోగం చేస్తున్న ఘటనలను లీగల్ రైట్స్ ప్రొటెక్షన్ ఫోరమ్ తమ నివేదికలో పొందుపరిచింది. అటువంటి రాజకీయ నాయ‌కుల‌పై చ‌ర్య‌లు తీసుకోవాల‌ని లీగ‌ల్ […]

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Ettayapuram is a small town in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district, one of the well known Zamindari estates ruled by Telugu Nayaks hailing from Chandragiri. Founded in 1567, by Ettappa Naicker, after whom the place is named, it gained an infamy of sorts, when  it’s ruler sided with the British against Veera Pandya Kattabomman, giving rise to the term Ettappan meaning traitor in Tamil. The town was famous for Umaru Pulavar, a well known Muslim poet, and Mutthuswamy Dikshitar was patronized in his final years by the ruler. And the town’s most famous resident was born here on December 11, 1882 to Chinnaswami Subramania Iyer and Lakshmi Ammal.

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Chinnaswami Subramania Bharathi, or better known as Mahakavi Bharatiyar, a writer, a revolutionary, a freedom fighter, a nationalist and thinker. A polyglot fluent in 14 languages, and one of the most prolific writers in Tamil, who wrote on a variety of themes. One of the pioneers of modern Tamil Literature, who used simple language to reach to the masses, and a metre called Nondi Chinu in most of his works. His proficiency in various languages earned him the title of Bharati, when he was just 11, meaning one blessed by Saraswati Devi.

Losing his mother at the age of just five, he was bought up by his father who wanted him to become a lawyer.  Bharatiyar however was more poetically and musically inclined, and he passed out from the MDT College in Tirunelveli. Losing his father at 16, he later married Chellamma, who would be a lifelong companion and source of support to him.

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Bharati’s spiritualism and nationalism, was a result of his stay at Varanasi, where he went for higher studies.  It was the time of the freedom struggle, and Bharati was deeply influenced by it’s values. He learnt Hindi, Sanskrit and English there, and grew a beard, began to sport a turban, influenced by a close Sikh friend of his. Returning to Ettayapuram in 1901, he spent some time as the court poet of the Rajah there. He also worked as a Tamil teacher at the Sethupathy High School in Madurai in 1904. It was during this time,  that he felt the need to be informed of the much larger world outside, and the events that were happening.

He joined as Assistant Editor in Swadeshimitran, a Tamil daily, however it was his meeting with Bhagini Nivedita in 1905 after returning from the Benares Congress session, that would influence his outlook.  It was Nivedita who urged him to work for the cause of women’s education. Bharatiyar saw women as Shakti, who would build a new society along with man. Along with Bal Gangadhar Tilak his political guru, Nivedita would be another great influence on him. He soon became an active member of the Congress, taking part in the Kolkata session under Dadabhai Nauroji which called for Swaraj and boycott of British goods.

He also started to edit the English  weekly India and the Tamil newspaper Bala Bharatham with M.P.T. Acharya, another great freedom fighter, who would later work with Veer Savarkar in London. Bharatiyar used the media to inculcate nationalist thoughts in the masses through his poems and articles.  From devotional hynmns to nationalist poems, from deeply philosophical works on the relation between God and Man, to songs on the French and Russian revolutions, Bharatiyar’s output was prodigious. During the historic Surat session of Congress in 1907, when the split occured between Moderates and Extremists, Bharatiyar along with VO Chidambaram Pillai and Varadhachariar, openly supported the Tilak group.

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Pillai was arrested by the British in 1908, as also the propretior of the journal India. Facing the prospect of arrest, Bharatiyar fled to Pondicherry, then under French rule, living in exile, and resumed his writing. He edited the weekly journal India, a Tamil daily Vijaya, Bala Bharatam, a monthly and Suryodayam a local weekly. The British struck back stopping remitances,  letters to those outlets, both India and Vijaya were banned in 1909.

It was during his exile in Pondicherry that Bharatiyar came into contact with Aurobindo, and leaders like Lala Lajpat Rai and VVS Aiyar. He assisted Aurobindo in publication of the journals Arya and Karma Yogi. And he also learnt Vedic literature extensively during this time. It was in this period, 3 of his greatest works were written, Kuyil Pattu a romantic poem ,  inspired by John Keat’s Ode to a Nightingale. Kannan Paatu a series of poems on Krishna, and his classic  Panchali Sabatham, which is about the events leading to Draupadi’s humilation at the Kaurava court, and the pledge she takes to destroy the Kuru royal family.  Some critics, saw Panchali Sabatham as an allegory to the freedom struggle too, with Kurukshetra as the freedom struggle, waged by the Indians( Pandavas) against Kauravas( British).

He also translated the Bhagavat Gita, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and many Vedic hymns into Tamil. Bharatiyar once again tried to make his entry back to India, but was arrested at Cuddalore in 1918. He spent three weeks in the Central Prison at Cuddalore, before being released on the intervention of Annie Beasant and CP Ramaswamy Iyer. He resumed his editing of Swadesimitran in 1920 from Chennai. However the continous imprisonments took a toll on his health, and financially too he had fallen on hard times.

He spent his last years at Triplicane Chennai, where he continued to write and speak to the people. His last speech was at  the Karungalpalayam Library in Erode, on Man is Immortal.  He used to visit the Parthasarathy Temple at Triplicane regularly, and on one such visit, he was attacked by the temple elephant, whom he used to feed regularly. Though he survived with injuries, his health began to deteriorate and on September 11, he passed away.  The Mahakavi whose poems aroused the nationalist feelings of masses, who fought against British rule, was no more. Sadly only 14 people attended the funeral of the great man, as he died unmourned and in poverty.

Bharatiyar is considered as one of the pioneers of modern Tamil literature, with his usage of simple language, and also introduced many new literary techniques. It was hard to categorize Bharatiyar, his poetry combined both the classic and contemporary elements.  While a reformist, he was deeply rooted in traditional Hindu philosophy and tradition. He wrote on topics as diverse as Indian nationalism, love songs, children’s poems, as well as poems on great leaders like Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai. He even translated speeches of Aurobindo, Swami Vivekananda and Tilak to Tamil.

Even if Indians are divided, they are children of one Mother, where is the need for foreigners to interfere?

He felt passionately not just for India’s freedom,  but also it’s future.  He wrote about the need for a strong defense, a vibrant shipping sector, universal education and a strong industry.  He was against casteism, he performed Upanayanam for a  young Dalit boy, and spoke of bringing them into mainstream.