Magh Krushna Pratipada
O Hindu Youth, Why fall in the trap of ‘Valentine Day’? Get ready to fight the calamities falling on Nation and Hindu Dharma instead!
- The detrimental effects of 'Valentine Day' (10 Feb 09)
- Valentine Day: Intellectual and cultural conversion of Hindus! (9 Feb 09)
Toady we are blindly following the western culture under the name of Valentine Day. The young students of schools and colleges are falling prey to such culture and express their love to each other by way of exchanging greeting cards. But actually speaking it is not love but only a attraction to the opposite sex at a tender and immature age. During my practice of over 15 years I have seen several such mentally ill patients who have stuck to their mental illness by ‘ proposing’ on ‘ Valentine Day’. Following are some live examples-
One day one couple came to the Panchakarma Department of ' Yerala Ayurved College' for undergoing Pancha Karma treatment and health consultation. The woman was Marathi and the man was from Punjab. They had done inter-caste marriage. Both of them were studying at a private college. They were classmates. They had proposed to each other by way of exchanging love in the form of a greeting card on a Valentine Day function in the college. After the marriage however the man found to be a sadist. The different nature and environment affected her emotional, mental and spiritual development and she was affected by grave mental illness.
In a third case a couple visited the 'Keraliya Ayurved Centre' at Panvel for psychological treatment. The husband was a Malyali and wife Marathi. They got acquainted with each other while working in the office. They got married on Valentine Day by going to a church. However after marriage she came to realize the huge difference between their culture, language, customs and the intellectual level which made that emotional woman getting deteriorated in the health. Even in a Muslim majority city of Hyderabad I had not seen such a bad state of young Hindu Telugu women because at that time there was no such thing as 'Valentine Day'! - Dr. Rajiv Bhosekar, Psychiatrist, Hyderabad, AP, Bharat.
Source: Dainik Sanatan Prabhat
February 9, 2009
14 th February is known as ‘Valentine Day’ in some countries. On this day both male and female youth exchange flowers and gifts as a token of love. Is the real love showy and limited to just one day? It is a western custom that put the parents in ‘old age home’ and then celebrate showy ‘ Mother’s Day’and ‘Father’s Day’ for one day! Now this madness is taking roots in our land of Hindustan having the best culture in the world.
Does love is only limited to the physical attraction of the youth? Love is present in such holy relations as Guru and disciple, Brother and sister, mother and father and even on motherland. If such revolutionaries as Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, Madan Lal Dhingra and Chapekar who sacrificed their lives at the same young age as yours had spent their days in celebrating such valentine days then you would never be able to enjoy the so called freedom today. What pain their soul must be suffering by seeing their dreams getting shattered this way! Shivaji Maharaj took the vow for establishing the Hindavi Swarajya at a tender age of sixteen and went on to unite Mawala youth of his age and sowed the seed of Swarajya(self goverernence) and pride in Dharma. Why don’t we look at these great people as our ideal? Do you really think that so called ‘Saint Valentine’ driving the youth on the wrong path and allurement of woman is superior to above mentioned Great men?
It is said that love can conquer the world; then why couldn’t we win Kashmir with love? If the love of ‘Valentine ‘ is so powerful then why his love cannot change the hearts of terrorists creating havoc in Kashmir and killing innumerable innocent brethren of ours in rest of Hindustan? When 10 young terrorists from Pakistan attack our country with an intention to destroy it , why should our young generation get trapped in the celebration of ‘Valentine Day’? Therefore this call to the power of youth to turn towards defence of nation and Dharma….
The History of Christian Saint (?) Valentine: In the olden days Rome had culture of Idol-worship. In those days the period between February 13 to 15 used to be celebrated as ‘ Reproduction Festival’ by name ‘Lupercalia’. However to destroy their culture of idol worship and their christianisation , Pope Galasis (First) connected Valentine with 14 th February and started the practice of celebrating ‘Valentine Day’. There was no connection between ‘Valentine Day’ and ‘Love’ till fourteenth century.
Similarly according to some, in third century the King Claudius (Second) of Rome took out the order that the young men should not marry and should join the army to face the repeated attacks occurring on the nation. However a priest named Valentine did not pay heed to this order and performed marriages of many young men and women secretly. He was sentenced to death and was sent to prison for his traitorous act. This so called saint then seduced the young daughter of the prison official while being in prison. Thus this Valentine who was supposed to have sacrificed all the attachment while being initiated as a missionary fell prey to allurement. What benefit do Hindus are going to derive by remembering such ‘Saints’?
‘Valentine Day’ (14th February) is not celebrated in many of the western countries!
To celebrate various ‘days’ of the westerners is sign of greatness for most of us. However it is a fact that in many western countries ‘Valentine Day’ is not celebrated on 14 th February. Instead various other days are celebrated. (For example 1. Slovenia-12 th March- Saint Gregory Day, 2. Wales State-25 th January- Saint Donwen Day, 3. Brazil-12th June – Enamored Day ). What is more, when ‘Calendar of Roman Catholic Saints’ was prepared in 1969 , ‘Valentine Day’ was omitted from the general Roman calendar. If this is so then why we should value this day in our Hindustan?
Valentine Day confers no spiritual benefit!
Most of the ‘days’ which have arisen out of blind following of western culture are mostly based on ‘ fun and frolic’ philosophy. Their following devalues the morality and politeness and the attitude of the person becomes predominant in raja-tama attributes( raja- passion, tama- inertia and ignorance). As against this when we celebrate rituals, festivals, religious festivals and observed religious vows, we are benefitted by the frequencies of Deities transmitted from the Universe. The observance of rituals, festivals, religious festivals and observed religious vows makes our attitude predominant in sattva(purity and knowledge) and life becomes balanced, happy and contented.
Taking advantage of the suicidal attitude of Hindus to celebrate ‘Valentine Day’ ( so called day of love), modern media and some companies selling greeting-cards vigorously propagate ‘Valentine Day’ with a selfish motive. This way the intellectual and cultural proselytization( conversion) of Hindus is going on.
Remove this infestation of Hindu Culture in the form of ‘Valentine Day’ and protect the coming generation from the cultural viewpoint!
A call to Citizens for Protection of Culture!
- Meet Principals, Professors, Board of Directors and Representatives of Students’ organizations by going to Schools, Colleges, Private tuitions and request them to educate the youth against the observation of ‘ Valentine Day’!
- Distribute pamphlets such as this to prevent the celebration of ‘ Valentine Day’!
- Display the banners or boards in your area with such contents!
- Lodge protests with the companies manufacturing greeting cards meant for canvassing ‘Valentine Day’!
- Lodge protests with such colleges who silently give consent for celebrating ‘Valentine Day’ by way of actual visit, telephone or other constitutional ways!
Remember the National Heroes for the protection of Nation and Dharma!
The time has come when all the people including the young generation have to be explained about the extensive and divine meaning of Love in addition to educating them about ‘Valentine Day’. It is the need of the hour that those national heroes who had done such a love to this Hindu land have to be remembered not only for the benefit of young generation but also for the whole population to get ready for the protection of our languages, our nation and our Dharma. Therefore do celebrate following remembrance days/ programmes in February 2009!
- Revolutionary Vasudev Balwant Phadke Remembrance Day ( 17 th February)
- Swatantryaveer V.D.Sawarkar ( 26 th February)
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti ( 13 th March, according to Hindu Lunar calendar)
- On these occasions we can arrange image worship and lectures in schools, colleges, Chowks and educate the people about the current state of our languages, our nation and our Dharma.