By Staff Reporter
Huge audience of Hindu Dharmabhimanis present for Dharmajagruti Sabha – 1
Navi Mumbai: Time has come for Hindus to unite for prevention of assaults on Hindu Dharma forgetting their posts, political parties and sampradayas. People had a glimpse of this unity in the Hindu Dharmajagruti Sabha organized by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) at Sanpada (East). For the past whole week, ‘Akhand Harinaam Saptaah Mandal’, Sanpada performed sessions of chanting ‘Hari-naam’ at the venue i.e. Ganesh Maidan. The ‘sabha’ was held at this Ground sanctified by chanting of Sree Vitthal – Rakhumai and Saint Dnyaneshwar with active participation of Warakari brethren. The ‘Dharma-sabha’ was attended by about 5000 devout Hindus and turned out to be very inspiring for members of audience.
Inauguration of Dharmajagruti Sabha by lighting samai
The ‘sabha’ began with lighting of lamp at the hands of Pujya Prakash Maharaj Javanjal, the President of Maharashtra Warakari Mahamandal. Among the dignitaries, who shared the dais with him, were H. H. Purnanadaswami, the founder of Sanatan Sarvodaya Ashram, Mauritius, Pujya Rameshwar Shastriji Maharaj, the President of Warakari Prabodhan Mahasamiti, Shri. Bhagawant Singh of Sree Dashamesh Darbar, Gurudwara, Koparkhairane, Shri. Mannanur Ravindran, Kerala Kashetra Sanrakshan Samiti, Shri. Rajendra Shinde of Sanatan Sanstha and Dr. Durgesh Samant, the all India spokesperson of HJS. All the dignitaries were felicitated with a shawl, Sreefal and an idol of Sree Rama. Saints viz. H. H. Parashuram Pande Maharaj and H. H. Seetaramswami of Datta Sampradaya, Nerul also graced the ‘sabha’ with their presence and were felicitated.
Huge audience of Hindu Dharmabhimanis present for Dharmajagruti Sabha – 2
Dr. Uday Dhuri took a review of activities of HJS and the program was compered by Shri. Rajendraprasad Bhogale and Miss Aditi Dani. An exhibition of invaluable books published by Sanatan Sanstha and its ‘sattvik’ products so also the photo-exhibition showing oppression of Hindus by terrorists in Kashmir and Bangla Desh was put up at the venue. The meeting ended with singing ‘Vande Mataram’.
Honarary Speakers present for Dharmajagruti Sabha
Speeches of Dignitaries
If Hindus are attacked, they would pay in the same coin – Pujya Prakash Maharaj Javanjal
If Hinduism is separated from this country, the country would be destroyed. There are strong moves to not let Hindus follow their Dharma. The culture of this country is the best; but alien forces along with anti-Hindu factions within the country are trying to annihilate Hindus. In case they succeed, the country would go to doldrums. The school of thoughts, mindset of this country is based on principles advocated by Hindu Dharma. Warakaris, who are supposed to educate people on Dharma, are now required to take out protest marches. If Hindus are attacked, they would pay in the same coin. Had the Bill against anti-superstitions been passed, it would have become a crime to believe in the supernatural powers of saints and warakaris would have been put behind bars for their belief. HJS and warakari sampradaya have been jointly fighting against such anti-Hindu laws.
H.H. Purnanandswamiji giving speech in Dharmajagruti Sabha
World can be a better place to live only by following Sanatan culture – H. H. Purnanandaswami
Sins committed in this world can not be destroyed without Sanatan culture. All of us should behave righteously to end this Kali yuga, the era of strife and bring in ‘Satya-yuga’. We must protect our culture. When we protect our Dharma, Dharma will protect us. All of us should follow the example of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and create awareness among people towards their Dharma under the guidance of saints. We shall be holding similar ‘sabha’ in Mauritius.
It is time that Hindus come together – Pujya Rameshwarshastri Maharaj
Followers of every religion, come together to protect their respective Dharma. But we were called ‘politicians’ when we started the task of bringing Hindus together. Saint Tukaram Maharaj undertook the task of creating awareness among people towards their Dharma. It is now our responsibility. The Government says that there was no Ram and no ‘Ram-setu’. It is denigration of saints, literature written by them, Hindu culture and Dharma. But we are engrossed in enjoying our worldly lives. In fact, in such situation, all should come together and work jointly.
Dr. Durgesh Samant addressing Hindus in Dharmajagruti Sabha
Be ready to sacrifice and to face opposition – Dr. Durgesh Samant
Sacrifice gives more happiness than enjoyment of all worldly things. Dharma teaches us the importance of sacrifice and shows the path of real happiness. Every Hindu must, therefore, be prepared to sacrifice and to face opposition for protection of Hindu Dharma. There are numerous incidents taking place of breaking of idols; many ploys to annihilate Hindu Dharma. It will be very unfortunate if Hindu Dharma is destroyed as it will close the only path available to us to attain God. All Hindus should, therefore, unite and try their best to stop degeneration of Hindu Dharma.
Every Hindu must impart ‘Dharma-shikshan’ to his child – Mannanur Ravindran
There have been invasions by outsiders on our culture for the past thousands of years; but the invaders could not divide us. It is our good fortune that we are born in India known as the land of saints who were born here and lived in this country. It is therefore, the duty of each and every citizen to protect its culture and temples. The State Government is trying to take over management of all, i.e. more than 4 lacs, temples in Maharashtra. There are more than 50 lacs devotees of Sree Ganesha who should oppose and fight strongly against such laws. Every Hindu must teach Ramayana and Mahabharata to his child and impart training to his child on Dharma.
We have to create awareness among people as they are forgetting their culture – Bhagawant Singh
There are Holy Scriptures in our Dharma like Geeta, Vedas, Ramayana etc.; but we have to create awareness among people. It is time to introspect that why such situation exists. The main reason is that we are forgetting our culture and therefore, such ‘sabhas’ are required to be held today to remind people about the same. We are responsible for increasing terrorism in this country because we tolerate and do not fight against it.
Shri. Rajendra Shinde giving speech in Dharmajagruti Sabha
Be on the path of righteousness and motivate others – Rajendra Shinde
For leading a happy life, a Hindu has to undertake spiritual practice like chanting, performing ‘puja’ etc. Acquiring energy and power of God means acquiring spiritual benefits. Do not neglect rituals and customs; but try to know the science behind such rituals. Do not feel awkward to greet other with ‘namaskar’ or apply ‘kumkum’ on your forehead; do not be self-conscious while carrying on any ritual or following the path of righteousness. Since we do not know the science behind every ritual, we are unable to clarify doubts of our young generation. It is, therefore, necessary to learn about one’s Dharma. Even if 5 % Hindus start spiritual practice, the atmosphere would become more ‘Satva’ pre-dominant.
Reactions from the members of audience
People felt that such ‘Dharmajagruti Sabha’ would definitely wake up inactive Hindus. Unity of Hindus will help in future. Owing to impotent rulers, such ‘sabhas’ have to be held to awaken Hindus.
H. H. Purnanandaswami’s comments on H. H. Dr. Athavale
H. H. Purnanadaswami said, “Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj fought for protection of nation. H. H. Bhaktaraj Maharaj started ‘Dharmajagruti’ mission. H. H. Dr. Athavale and his seekers are taking so much pain to establish Sanatan Dharma. I met Him in His ashram in Goa. Everyone must study ‘Dharma-granthas’ published by Sanatan Sanstha as they are written in very simple language and try to create awareness among people towards their Dharma.”
Pujya Prakash Maharaj Javanjal on ‘Sanatan Prabhat’
Pujya Prakash Maharaj Javanjal said in his speech that words are put forth in newspapers. Newspapers reach these words all over the world. The newspaper ‘Sanatan Prabhat’ has generated great power in the past 7 years. The words published in ‘Sanatan Prabhat’ awaken
self-respect. We need such words today.