8000 Hindus participate in HJS’s Kolhapur Dharmasabha

By Staff Reporter

Recitation of Vedic Mantra at the beginning of the Sabha

Recitation of Vedic Mantra at the beginning of the Sabha
Inauguration of the Sabha by lighting Deep

Inauguration of the Sabha by lighting Deep

Kolhapur (Maharashtra): ‘Governmentalisation of Hindu Temples Act’ and ‘Anti Black Magic Act’ are being aimed for making Anti-Hindu laws by the Government. In order to protest against it Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has undertaken the task of organising Nation wide stir.

To hasten this process the Samiti went one step further and organised ‘Hindu Dharmajagruti Sabha’ in the grounds of Kolhapur’s Padmaraje Girls High School. This Sabha was held in the evening between 5.30 to 8.30 pm. Around eight thousand Hindus gave their invaluable support for the cause of Hindu Dharma by attending this Sabha. Prayers were performed in front of Karvirnivasini Goddess Sree Mahalaxmi for Hindu Unity and Protecting Hindu Dharma.

The speakers of the Sabha included Vidhyanrusinh Bharati, Shankaracharya of Karveer Pitha; Sadguru Bal Maharaj from Ichalkaranji; H.H. Paramatmraj Maharaj (H.H. Rajivaji Maharaj) of Shri Datta Devasthan at Shrikshetra Aadi (taluka Chikkodi, district Belgaum), Karnataka; Pujya Tulashiram Maharaj Pokharkar, Ramayanacharya, chief of math, Shri Sant Dnyaneshwar Mauli Gurukul Prasadik Ashram from Erandol (taluka Aajra); Shri Prem Tolani, chief editor of ‘Weekly Sandesh Bharat’ and chairman of Akhil Bharatiya Sindhi Shiksha and Sahityasangat; H.H. Lakshmisen Maharaj of Jain community; Shri Vinay Panvalkar of Sanatan Sanstha and Shri Ramesh Shinde, spokesperson for Maharashtra state of Hindu Janjagruti Samiti.

Felicitation of Shankaracharya Sree Swami Vidyanusriha Saraswati

Felicitation of Shankaracharya Sree Swami Vidyanusriha Saraswati

The Sabha was graced by the presence of Shri Vijay Kulkarni, Shri Raju Yadan, Shri Anil Shinde,  Shiv Sena’s sub-district-chiefs; Sarvashri Anna Potdar, Hindurao Shelake of Hindu Ekta Andolan; Sarvashri Ranajit Ayarekar, Sagar Ghatage, Raju More, Shri Anil Kadam of Bajrang Dal; Shri Shamsher Singh Kalai of Sikh community; Shri Sajjansingh Chitodia of Chitodia community; Shri Vinayak Salokhe, ex-district chief of Shiv Sena, Pujya Vitthal Tatya Patil, Shri Rambhau Chavan, district-chief of Shiv Sena; Shri Deepak Kagadum, prant-vice-president of Hindu Ekta; Shri Mahesh Jadhav, district general secretary of BJP; Shri Rajesh Kshirsagar, chief of western Maharashtra of Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Sena and city-chief of Shiv Sena; Advocate Sudhir Joshi-Vandurkar of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Shri Sanjay Sadvilkar of Bajrangdal; Shri Suresh Daddikar of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh and office bearers of Shri Sampraday, Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana, Renuka Bhakta Mandal, Triyamboli Devi Bhakta Mandal and Art of Living. The Sabha was also graced by the presence of Shri Umesh Narake, taluka-chief of Karveer of Shri Sampraday and Shri Lalit Gandhi, president of Akhil Bharatiya Patsanstha Federation. 

The inauguration of the Sabha was performed at the auspicious hands of H.H. Lakshmisen Maharaj by lighting a lamp in the presence of Shankaracharya of Karveer Pitha Vidyanrusinh Bharati. He was felicitated with a shawl, Shriphal and Sanatan’s righteous picture of Shri Ganesha. The Ved mantras were recited by Sarvashri Suhas Joshi, Vishal Joshi, Gajanan Agnihotri and Sharad Joshi.  The Sabha was compered by Shri Ravindra Pednekar and Ms. Megha Chavan.

Active participation of spiritual organisations

Various exhibitions were held at the venue of the Sabha by different spiritual organisations and pro-Hindu organisations like Prajapita Brahmakumari Ishwari Vishwa Vidyalaya, Ramkrushna Vivekananda Adhyatmik Kendra, Shri Datta Devasthan, Shri Kshetra Aadi etc.  Sanatan Sanstha organised a book exhibition and a flex exhibition with a matter of religious education written on it. Hindu Janjagruti Samiti arranged a photo-exhibition ‘Gory Truth of Terrorism’. 

Unity of all pro-Hindu groups will end sordid state of Hindus – H.H. Rajivji Maharaj

The state of the Hindus is deplorable not only in India but in foreign countries also. Atrocities are perpetrated on all the Hindus including the overseas ones. It is an achievement itself that the Hindus are getting awakened through the medium of the Sabha. Hindus are in minority in countries other than Hindusthan. So they look to Hindusthan with great hope to get all the help in removing atrocities on them. If all the pro-Hindu organisations come together as one entity, the deplorable state of Hindus will vanish in no time. This country boasts of having heavenly abode of Deities here. It is a matter of great regret that such Deities are ridiculed in this holy land itself. It is necessary that the Hindus and the opponents should be fully awakened to this state of affairs. 

Observance of religious behaviour is must to streamline Hindu Dharma! – Ramesh Shinde, spokesperson for Maharashtra State, HJS

Due to the influence of western culture the people are not aware how to observe religious behaviour and what is meant by damage to Dharma. No wonder, the incidents of not behaving religiously, drawing the pictures of Deities in any wrong manner, keeping quiet and tolerating when some one speaks ill of our Dharma and Deities etc. are on the increase. Observing religious behaviour is a must to streamline Hindu Dharma. 

Of late the so-called rationalists and workers of Andhhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (ANS) are trying to break up Hindu Dharma.  They say, “adhere to science”; but we should also understand the demerits of science. Science gives mediums of pleasure, but not pleasure. Science cannot deliver peace to man nor can it give morality. Science cannot bring about development of qualities in man. Because science does have a philosophy of its own. Science is not aware of all these things. 

The huge audience of devout Hindus

The huge audience of devout Hindus

Varkaris to participate on a large scale in Kolhapur Dharmasabha!

January 13, 2008
Kolhapur (Maharashtra): With the sole aim that Hindus should understand the importance of following the Dharma and taking Dharmashikshan, Hindu Janjagruti Samiti (HJS) has organised ‘Hindu Dharmajagruti Sabha’ today January in Kolhapur. ‘We will participate in this Sabha on a large scale’, this was the assurance given by Varkari Sect to the members of HJS.

In order to canvass for the ‘Hindu Dharmajagruti Sabha’, many members of HJS have been meeting various Saints, Sects and members of spiritual organisations. Till now HJS members have met  ‘Akhil Bhartiya Varkari Mandal’, Delhi Dharmasabha member Pujya Bhanudas Ramchandra Yadav Maharaj, Pujya Balasaheb Ramkrishna Dharmadhikari, Pujya Gyaneshwar Shankar Kadolkar and Pujya Mane Maharaj. All of them gave assurance that ‘they would ask as many Varkaris as they could to come to this Sabha’.  

Hindus! Be prepared to wage an intensive struggle against Onslaughts on Hinduism! – Pujya Yadav Maharaj

"Today Hinduism is facing various types of onslaughts. We shall not tolerate the attacks on Hinduism by other religions or the government. The Hindus should be prepared to wage an intensive struggle against the onslaughts on Hinduism", appealed Pujya Yadav Maharaj.

Press Coverage of Sabha

Press of coverage of Meeting by Daily Sanatan Prabhat (24-12-07), Daily Pudhari (28-12-07) and daily Kolhapur Times (28-12-07)
Press coverage of Meeting for Dharmajagruti Sabha – Daily Sanatan Prabhat (25-12-07) and Daily Mahasatta (28-12-07)

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