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After anti India posters, anti Holi posters seen in JNU

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Purushottam Kumar
Purushottam Kumar
I work in a software company. I have done Computer Engineering and MBA. I am a keen reader of Vedic literature like Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Chaitanya Charitamrita and other holy books. I love writing articles and publish it in different forums.

Any news of a terrorist attack in Pakistan or of ISIS’s new beheading video does not shock us anymore.  Today Pakistan means terrorism and ISIS means brutality.

Similarly any news of any anti India or anti Hindu activity in JNU does not surprise us anymore.  It is true that all the students and faculty members of JNU does not support the anti India or anti Hindu narrative. But there are few students and faculty members belonging to leftist ideology who indulge in such nefarious act and they get support of the powerful Hindu bashing media and so called intellectuals.

This Holi to antagonise the Hindus and cause communal disharmony, anti Holi posters were put across the JNU campus.  The poster described Holi as an “anti –women” festival. “Why does Brahminical-patriarchal India celebrate the burning of Holika, an asura bahujan woman? What is holy about holi? Historically, the festival has also sexually abused Dalit women in the name of celebrations,” the posters read.

Was Hiranyakasipu and his sister Holika a Dalit?

As per the Vedas – No. Hiranyakasipu was the son of Kashyapa and Diti.  Kashyapa was a sage and a Brahmana , and Diti was the daughter of Daksha Prajapathi, a Kshatriya.  So by birth Hiranyakasipu can be either a Brahman or a Kshatriya. And Holika, his sister, can be considered also a Brahman or a Kshatriya.  But the Vedic books do not consider them either a Brahman or a Kshatriya but consider them as an asura. An asura is one who is demoniac, unrighteous and cruel. They are against the Vedic teachings and enjoy giving pains and sufferings to others.

In fact Vedas not considering Hiranyakasipu and Holika as a Brahman or a Kshatriya prove that Varnashrama system was not based on birth but it was by ones action.

So Hiranyakasipu and Holika are neither considered a Brahman, a Kshatriya, a Vaisya or a Sudra, they are just considered as demons.

Are Hiranyakasipu and Holika the new icons of Hindu bashers?  

There are lots of similarities in the activities of the Maoists, Maoists sympathisers and Terrorists and the activities of Hiranyakasipu . This is why after celebrating the martyrdom day of terrorists like Afzal Guru, Ajmal Kasab, Maqbool Bhat, Yakub Memon and many Maoists those belonging to extreme left ideology are now championing the cause of Hiranyakasipu and Holika.

Now let us compare the activities of Hiranyakasipu as described in Srimad Bhagavatam with those of Maoists and terrorists.

Srimad Bhagvatam 7.2.14 – 7.2.15 explains, “The demons set fire to the cities, villages, pasturing grounds, cowpens, gardens, agricultural fields and natural forests. They burned the hermitages of the saintly persons, the important mines that produced valuable metals, the residential quarters of the agriculturalists, the mountain villages, and the villages of the cow protectors, the cowherd men. They also burned the government capitals. Some of the demons took digging instruments and broke down the bridges, the protective walls and the gates [gopuras] of the cities. Some took axes and began cutting the important trees that produced mango, jackfruit and other sources of food. Some of the demons took firebrands and set fire to the residential quarters of the citizens.”

Is it not that the Maoists and Terrorist are doing the same thing – burning residential houses, destroying schools, hospitals, government buildings and ruthlessly killing people. So is it surprising that they consider the demons their icons?

Evil communist dictators’ regime

Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong, the communist dictators of erstwhile USSR and China, are the two greatest mass murders in world’s history and the leftist leaders eulogize them.   In the regime of Joseph Stalin around 60 million people were killed in erstwhile USSR and Mao Zedong is considered responsible for the death of around 70 million people in China.

In his book Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958–62, Frank Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based historian, explains that during the famine there was staggering degree of violence, torture and brutality in China. Even for tiny thefts like stealing potato even by a hungry child the punishment was so severe – the child would be tied up and thrown into a pond; parents were forced to bury their children alive or were doused in excrement and urine, others were set alight, or had a nose or ear cut off. (

In West Bengal too there was lots of violence and murder during the communist regime. In fact there were skeletons found in the house of communist leaders. In Kerala we see how the communists are brutally killing RSS workers.

The leftists follow the ideology of Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong and this is why we see them supporting those who indulge in violence and terrorism.

The communist dictators did not tolerate anyone who disagreed with them and without any remorse got them killed.

Sacred Vedas teach us peace and love

When the little child Prahlad refused to accept that Hiranyakasipu is the supreme leader even greater than the God then Hiranyakasipu was furious. He at once decided that this child should be killed. And he tried many means to murder the innocent Prahlad. Upon being unsuccessful in all the attempts he summoned his sister Holika and told her to burn the child alive. But the godly people always get the protection of God and the evil people have to bite the dust. Holika did not succeed in burning the child alive but she herself got burnt alive. And this is why Holy is the festival which reminds us that good always triumphs over evil.

But the people with evil motives, who want to spread evil in the society does not like good to triumph over evil and so they abuse those who champion the cause of righteousness.

The sacred Bhagavatam explains that when finally the demon Hiranyakasipu was killed by Lord Narasimha then Prahlad was begging the Lord to forgive Hiranyakasipu. This is the quality of a saintly person; he does not hate the sinner but he hates the sin.

And this is why those who are spreading venom in the society by publishing anti India or anti Hindu posters should not be hated but they need to be educated about the righteous and unrighteous activity as given in Vedic literatures.  Vedas teach us how we humans should be a well – wisher of all the living beings including plants and animals. Studying Vedas without any prejudice will remove ignorance, transform heart and will establish peace and harmony.

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Purushottam Kumar
Purushottam Kumar
I work in a software company. I have done Computer Engineering and MBA. I am a keen reader of Vedic literature like Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Chaitanya Charitamrita and other holy books. I love writing articles and publish it in different forums.
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