Reclaim Temples – An initiative to reclaim and revive our Identity


Preface …


Bhārata was after identified as land of ancient civilization and a land of wisdom. Our saṃskriti was the most effective amongst all as it was the reflection of the eternal divinity, which is the truth, uncorrupted, untouched, bliss and peace itself.

Fantastic mantra-dṛṣṭā ṛṣi-s (rishis) skilled truth as a flash in their heart and revealed them in a way that could be understood, digested and implemented by individuals of all walks of life. Our śāstra-s had been revealed in this way. Considering that truth is eternal and was present at all occasions, even just before the creation, for the duration of creation and will stay just after destruction of creation, our śāstra-s as well are reflection of this eternal truth. They teach us a way to attain and abide in the eternal truth which is sat-chit-ānanda. Our śāstra-s are collection of knowledge of innumerable ṛṣi-s (rishis) given that time immemorial.

Veda-s are mentioned to be the mother of all śāstra-s. They cover karma-kāṇḍa, upāsanā, bhakti and jñāna kāṇdā. They are multi coded to reflect lots of dimensions in a single compact sloka. There is also a yōgīka or tāntika interpretation of all śāstra-s. Even though Jñāna is the logic with the robust foundation of bhakti and karma, yōga is of meditative nature and is science behind every little thing. Our śāstra-s take into account all panchakośa-s (five bodies) into account, feel of nourishing all of them, and strengthening them. Any guidelines or regulations are out to be understood by taking into account all five bodies into account.

Not all are capable to reside a purely spiritual life and only perform to the extend that is just sufficient for survival. We all are born with some dis-happy desires and along with walking on the path to moksha, we have to create a robust dhārmika foundation, then earn relatively by staying inside limits of dharma, then love our life and fulfill our desires working with relatively earned revenue. Final comes moksha which is freedom from cycle of birth and death. It is eternal freedom and abide in Self, to be truth.

Considering that most of us do not stroll on the complicated path of sanyāsa (renunciation), ṛṣi-s (rishis) made a method which not only was virtually applicable but would nourish all 5 bodies. They also saw our dependence on nature and all-natural forces. They taught us not to take them for granted by constantly use the all-natural sources with utmost gratitude. The outcome was a path that was in harmony with nature along with strengthening panchakośa-s.

Significance and have to have of Temples …

Temple worship is relevant to masses. Temples are constructed in such a way that spiritual power will be attracted at a single location. The outcome will be that all these who worship with devotion at that location will obtain increase in spiritual power in proportion to their depth of devotion. In order to develop reverence, gratitude and devotion towards any kind of Īśvara, we have purāṇa-s and itihāsa-s (Rāmāyaṇa and Mahābhārata) which teach the essence of veda-s in a friendly manner. Our thoughts is naturally attracted towards kind and so they describe attractive kind of Īśvara, sing their stuti-s (glories) and have stotra-s (hynms) committed to any deity. Numerous glorious attribute of Īśvara can effortlessly be imagined in a kind of Īśvara than attempting to visualize them in formless Īśvara. A kind constantly has a name. It is straightforward to concentrate thoughts on kind by chanting it really is name, mantra and singing glories of Īśṭa devatā. Then we have devi- devatā-s (demi-gods) who are greater race than us, humans. They as well are revered. Celestials and mortals enable every single other and sustain balance and harmony in this globe. Temples and the nearby land is a location had been masses can collect and carry out rites and rituals for fantastic of all. Praying in masses has wonderful impact and the vibrations spread far and wide.

Our temples are integrated with our culture which originated from veda-s. Our śāstra-s, be it upaniṣad-s or itihāsa or purāṇa-s, they shape our pondering ideal from mother’s womb till the antyesṭhi saṃskāra-s i.e. post death process). In other words, they shape our pondering and so our character. They make us what we are these days. They are the purpose for our existence. With out them we would not be what we are. They are our identity. Abrahmic religions and so cultures do not have idea of jivan-mukti, moksha, guru and lots of other ideas that we see in dhārmika traditions. So their thoughts is not conditioned to feel about these ideas. So their wasy of pondering and so their identity is culturally diverse. They have a idea of R.I.P. which is not there in our tradition but we pray for sadgati till a jīva gets moksha which is eternal peace itself.

Just place, we owe our identity and our spiritual heritage and so the exceptional expertise of panchakośa-s (five bodies) to our śāstra-s. Temple worship is an integral element that is deeply rooted in our culture.

The existing state …

Our wonderful ancient ṛṣi-s (rishis) foresaw lots of points and taught us and protected and passed on this glorious culture from generation to generation and it nevertheless exists these days just after thousands of years. But given that final 1000 years there had been as well lots of attacks on our culture. The outcome was destruction of temples and the deities.

In independent India, we anticipate to reclaim our ancient heritage. Even so Britishers taught and passed on the divide and rule policy and the distorted history to make us really feel inferior to their western culture. Nehruvian-communist Historians, in order to realize their vested interest in no way wanted us to know our accurate culture. Sadly, we are taught incorrect, distorted history even in independent India.

Time to Reclaim Our Heritage, Reclaim and Revive Temples …

There are lots of points that have to have to be performed like safeguarding our veda-s with pāṭha-bhedha (chanting system), our purāṇa-s and other śāstra-s. In order to revive the culture, history has to be re-written along with refuting false claims and anti-hindu narrative by communist historians.

On of the critical aspect that desires to be reclaimed which will reinstate pride and self-respect amongst us is to reclaim our temples. #ReclaimTemples project is a single such initiative began by Girish Bharadwaja and other Dharmik warriors in Karnataka. They took the lead and began organising the nearby Hindu neighborhood to revive the Hindu temples now lying abandoned and in ruins. The sincerity of their efforts saw individuals joining the project and major from the front. #SundayForDharma campaign exactly where each and every Hindu is asked to devote atleast a single Sunday for Shramdāna and revival of ancestral temples in their locality is getting embraced by individuals from all walks of life. The outcome is for all to see, as individuals began functioning for Dharma beyond the narrow confines of caste or organizational identities.

The revival of Hindu temples is taking place
at in no way noticed just before pace, and two ancient Hindu temples had been reclaimed and revived in significantly less than two months.

This initiative is spreading to other components of Bhārata. In Mallapuram, which is muslim dominated region, normally controlled by radical Muslims, also saw some temples getting reclaimed. Revival in Mallapuram is laudable work by self-motivated groups.

Nonetheless there is a lot of perform to be performed. It is estimated that about 70,000 Hindu Heritage monuments exist in Karnataka alone. And needless to say the State Archeology Division and Archaeological Survey of India is ill equipped to preserve them, leave alone renovate them. It is estimated that about two,00,000 (two lakh) Hindu Heritage web-sites stay abandoned across Bharat. Numerous of these web-sites do not exists in official records, and there is no clue in official records of its history.

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