Monthly Archives: August 2015
Independence Day (India)
“Fifteenth of August” redirects here. For other uses, see 15 August.
The national flag of India hoisted on a wall adorned with domes and minarets
The national flag of India hoisted on the Red Fort in Delhi; hoisted flag is a common sight on public and private buildings on this national holiday.
Observed by India
Type National holiday
Celebrations Flag Hoisting, Parades, Singing Patriotic Songs and the national anthem, Speech by the Prime Minister and President of India.
Date 15 August
Independence Day, observed annually on 15 August, is a National Holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from the British Empire on 15 August 1947. India attained independence following an Independence Movement noted for largely nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by the Indian National Congress (INC). Independence coincided with the partition of India, in which the British Indian Empire was divided along religious lines into the Dominions of India and Pakistan; the partition was accompanied by violent riots and mass casualties, and the displacement of nearly 15 million people due to sectarian violence.
On 15 August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, who had become the first Prime Minister of India that day, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahore Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. On each subsequent Independence Day, the prime minister has raised the flag and given a speech.
The holiday is observed throughout India with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events. Indians celebrate the day by displaying the national flag on their attire, accessories, homes and vehicles; by listening to patriotic songs, watching patriotic movies; and bonding with family and friends. Books and films feature the independence and partition in their narrative. Separatist and militant organizations have often carried out terrorist attacks on and around 15 August, and others have declared strikes and used black flags to boycott the celebration.
Were Ramayan and Mahabharat REAL ?
It’s my understanding that it’s not whether they were real or not. A few points about these texts are considered by some to be more important.
1. That they have directly come to the minds of spiritually evolved masters.
2. When the Sanskrit is read out loud, the sound of the Sanskrit has the effect on the brain that is similar to that experienced during meditation.
3. That the meaning is more important than whether it really happened. Largely, the symbolism & spiritual interpretation are more important than the facts of the events in the stories.
While I do accept these points as largely true, especially regarding the sound of Sanskrit, I still see that the events could very well be true. They may even be much earlier than modern writers say that they are, having been handed down orally long before they were written down.
As I looked online for further information, I saw the claims that there may have been flying ships, or vimana, that is, airplanes, giant airliners, space ships, & even warplanes & nuclear war & believe that they may be true. I also remember reading about such things in the 70’s in The Chariots of the Gods & other books. It’s so much easier finding it now, with so much of it laid out online.
Again, however, these may have been much earlier than the dates claimed. History does repeat itself. Also, it’s hard to believe that the sole purpose of these texts that are treated with such reverence was to keep a record of flying airplanes & nuclear war. Yes, it looks like all of that is in there, but there’s also much, much more. However much we worship technology today, the spirituality within is so much more important than that. That’s the real message of these ancient texts.
Both are real :
Ramayana happened in the Thireyathaya yuga i.e., nearly 1.70 million years ago. At that period it does not seem like there was a separate land mass called Srilanka. Srilanka was part of the Indian sub-continent ( refer the map and highlighted portion ) such being the case there was no need of Rama to build a bridge.
Ramayana and Mahabharata are called Epics or ITIHASAS (in sanskrit).
Itihasa = iti+ha+asa= It happened this way.
That means Ramayana and Mahabharata really happened and happened in the way Valmiki and Veda Vyas wrote them.No doubt about it whatsoever.they are HISTORICAL SCRIPTURES. In india so many physical proof were there that proof that these epics are true and real!! Kurukshetra war area the bridge between srilanka and india Adam’s Bridge also known as Rama’s Bridge or Rama Setu.
These are not myth, Ramayan and mahabharat was fact it was happened actually that time, In sastara and vedas it’s mentions and Sarsavati river exist now science has proved that it was exit before 3000 years.
There is no a bit of doubt about in Ramayan and Mahabharat. If you want to more detail in this and You should Visit any ISKCON Temple in World. There are IIT, MNIT, IISC, AND VERY learned Devotee they can give Answer of your any question. Like In India ISKCON Banagalore Temple.
For more Info you visit these link About Dawarika Excavation Archaeological Scientist findings
Mahabharat and Ramayan both are true stories only Hindus treat them as Gods but in reality they were really kings which existed and fought that battles. 32,000 years old Lord Krishna’s Dwarka city found under sea. Same written in scriptures. Proof are there , But they are so old that people consider as myth. After a century same will happen with other faiths.This is Kal Yug.
Some say that Ramayan and Mahabharat are fake stories developed by inputs from several people. There are several versions of Ramayan. In one version Ram and Seeta are described as brother and sister.
As per the time calculation, there were only Jungles in India during such time. All concocted stories to fool around Hindus by Brahmins.
Myths mixed with some history are these two great epics which teach a lot to mankind.
We can learn many things from them. But worshipping the heroes of those epics, is mere ignorance of history. Threthayuga, and other yugas are all unimaginable. Just to block the mind from thinking rightly, they have created such periods.
BOTH ARE REAL HISTORIES:
But nowadays everybody addresses Mahabharata and Ramayana as “Mythology”, “Ethics” etc. In school textbooks of India, History of India includes only Indus civilization, British empire, Mughul empire etc, but no traces of Mahabharata and Ramayana! Let me tell you why it happened. When Britishers invaded India, they learned that Indians are so committed to their philosophical values. Cultural heritage in India was so strong that they found no way to crack Indian society other than making Indians believe that their own history is just a myth! They made systematic plan to degrade rich Indian heritage and make Indians feel inferior about their heritage and start blindly following western ideologies. British employed two well known historians from England to write the history of India and they did it without even traveling to India! Since then, there has been very systematic attempts to degrade Indian Vedic heritage and they are quite successful.
Definitely the happenings in Ramayana and Mahabharata were real. But those real happenings were handed over from rishis to listeners from generation to generation orally and contains exaggerations,imaginations and superhuman powers. we have no authentic written book of 5000 years back.We have to sort out real from false.
The problem is that what we have not seen we tend to disbelieve it,but we must understand that before America was discovered by coulombs no one knew about that place,but it was still there,likewise when someone compare bradman with sachin,people of our generation says we have not seen bradman how can we say he is greatest,same thing will happen after 100 years,people will say we haven’t seen sachin,how we say he is greatest,for us this guy is greatest, we are not blind believer of anything,but there must be anything in these two great epics,may be some stories,characters have been modified to make the story spicy.
HISTORY OF MAHABHAIRAB TEMPLE TEZPUR, ASSAM
The famous temple of Mahabhairab located atop a hillock on the northern part of Tezpur town is a magnificent landmark and adds a magnetic charm and beauty to this enchantingly beautiful town. The history of this temple, which is visited by devotees from all over India, can be traced back to the age of the Puranas. Legend has it that Banasura, the demon king, who had his capital at Tezpur, first introduced the linga worship. Inside the temple of Mahabhairab there is perhaps the largest stone-phallus (Shiva Linga) in the entire world which is said to have been set up by Banasura. The archeologists, however, believe that the temple was built sometime during 8th to 10th century A.D. by the kings of the Salasthamba dynasty. That originally there was a stone temple is evident from the huge pillars scattered all around the temple. But the original temple was destroyed by the ravages of time. It was however, rebuilt by successive kings and rulers, until it was heavily damaged by the catastrophic earthquake of 1897.
The present structure of the temple was built sometime in the early part of the present century by a great devotee and monk Sri Swayambar Bharati, popularly known as Naga Baba. After a few years, another monk Sri Mahadeo Bharati built the “Nat Mandir” close to the temple. After a few years another devotee built the cement-concrete idols of Ganesh and Hanuman as “Dwarpaals” in front of the temple. Since then the developmental works of the temple had been somewhat sluggish although not completely stopped, one major work being the exquisitely curved ornamental frontispiece of the main entrance gate of the temple by a local artist, Sri Joy Das.
However, recently on account of the bold steps taken by M.G.V.K. Bhanu, IAS, the then Deputy Commissioner, Sonitpur, Basanta K. Goswami and other large-hearted persons and generous institutions such as Sonabheel Tea Limited, the façade of the temple has been readorned and interiors renovated. A surrounding wall is in the process of building in order to protect the precincts of this sacred temple.
However, a lot more work as per plan are yet to be accomplished which include the main gate to join the boundary walls, a Kalyan Mandapam to hold social functions such as marriages, etc., guest rooms for visiting devotees from far away places, shopping arcade to be let out for recurring revenue and gardens and fountains to give the place an aesthetic look.
Major Air Mishap Averted in Assam
A possible mid-air collision of two flights was averted by the Guwahati ATC on Sunday afternoon after the flights breached the mandated safety distance and came tantalisingly close.
A SpiceJet flight (SG 653) coming from Agartala was about to land at the Guwahati Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport around the same time when an Indigo flight (6E571) was about to take off to Delhi on the same runway. Realising the close call, the Guwahati ATC hurriedly asked the incoming flight to abort the landing. The SipeJet flight had to hover around the airport “at a safer distance” for over forty minutes till the ATC clearance to land.
“While 6E-571 was on the runway to get airborne, one Spicejet flight from Delhi was on its final approach to the runway. So the ATC did not give clearance to the Spicejet flight and it aborted landing and decided to go around for about 40 minutes,” said airport director G.A. Balhara told a news agency.
The distance between the two aircraft was just around 3 km during the incident, he said, adding that a probe has been ordered into the incident. The number of passengers in both the flights is not known.
The pictures of Dr Kalam on the currency of India have been going viral on the internet.
At present ‘Father of the nation’ Mahatma Gandhi’s photo is on the currency notes.
The “People’s President” was accorded full military honours, including gun salute and playing of the Last Post as the members of his family and local Jamath lowered his mortal remains into a trench as slogans of “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” rent the air
The funeral of the “Missile Man” was attended by a galaxy of leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi who placed a wreath, offered his final salute and stood in silence in front of Kalam’s body that was draped in national flag. He also went around the casket with folded hands.
The former president died on July 27 after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and collapsed during a lecture at the IIM Shillong.
An avid backer of nuclear technology, the visionary Kalam was an integral part of the 1998 Pokhran nuclear tests undertaken by the A B Vajpayee-led NDA Government.
The veteran scientist also backed the controversial Indo-Russian joint venture Koodankulam Nuclear power project in the state, which was strongly opposed by the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE).
Having risen through the ranks of the Indian scientific community, Kalam inspired many of his fellow citizens, especially youngsters, urging them to have a dream, for the progress of themselves and the country.
This instantly struck a chord with youngsters and students, with aspiring engineers, doctors and scientists looking upon him as a living example worth emulating.
The former president has been ‘trending’ on the online fora, with thousands of Twitterati and Facebook users heaping encomiums on him.
Bollywood to begin “Rangoon” shooting in Arunachal
Renowned Bollywood filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj is set to shoot his next film “Rangoon” in Arunachal Pradesh.
Saif Ali Khan, Sahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut starrer Rangoon will be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala informed Bharadwaj the director of the film today at Siang Guest House, Pasighat.
Bharadwaj along with his (six members) team visited Ziro on July 29 last and arrived at Pasighat on Thursday.
The team here visited Komsing bridge point, Bodak, Raneghat rafting site, Partung etc to identify good locations for the film.