15 August 2012


Celebrating Independence day of our beloved country.
On this special day, remembering one which is synonymous not only with Indian religion but also its culture.

When one thinks of India, one automatically thinks of its great  Shastras and Epics - Ramayana, Mahabarata, RamCharit Manas  -Valkmiki, VedVayas, Tulsidas. These names are interwoven with Indian life, religion and culture as light is with Sun, fragrance is with flower and fiber is with cloth. 

National Conference on Ramayana
People listen with apt attention, at the Conference 
The three day conference held at Mahuva was an amazing experience. Scholars and intellectuals from all over the country gathered together to put forward their views and understanding on Ramayana written by Rishi Valmiki in Sanskrit.

Despite the fact that after him, over 300 Ramayana have been authored by others, the importance and significance of Valmiki's Ramayana has neither diminished nor forgothen. If anything it has only increased. He is anonymously held as the first poet – Adi Kavi.

Of significance was the fact that all view points were heard and given chance. Even the views which were apprehensive and doubtful about Shri Ram were heard.

It reminded me of our Vedic times, when, during the spiritual discussions, everyone was welcomed. Even atheist were heard. This is the greatness of Sanatan Dharma- it welcomes all. It does not force one viewpoint , nor annihilates others with different thoughts and views.

Overall, it was an amazing experience just sitting and listening to all the learned men and women of our country, speaking of my favorite hero- RAM.    

Master says: Always remember 3 M's : Mother, Mother tongue, Mother land.

66th Independence Day

As we celebrate our freedom , i'm instantly reminded of beautiful lines of a Hindi song which goes something like this...
हम लाए है तूफान से कश्ती निकाल के इस देश को रखना मेरे बच्चों सम्भाल के ...

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