Thursday, November 27, 2014


Bhadrakali (IAST: Bhadrakālī, Devanagari: भद्रकाली) , also known as the gentle Kali, is generally an auspicious form of the goddess Kali, and the legend states that she came into being by Devi’s wrath, when Daksha insulted Shiva. It is believed that Bhadrakāli was a local deity, which was assimilated into the mainstream Hinduism, particularly into Shaiva mythology. Sometimes, she assumes terrible aspect, and is represented with three eyes, and four, twelve or eighteen hands. She carries a number of weapons, with flames flowing from her head, and a small tusk protruding from her mouth. She is the consort of Virabhadra[1] This way she is ancestor of many Jat clans.


The historian Ram Swarup Joon has given the chronology of Virabhadra, obtained from the records of the Bards of Dholpur, in his book ‘History of the Jats’ (1938, 1967) as under: [2]
In the branch of Puru there was ‘Sanyati’ whose son was VirabhadraVirabhadra had four sons 1. Pon Bhadra 2. Kalhan bhadra 3. Atisur Bhadra and 4. Jakh Bhadra.
  • Pon Bhadra is the originator of Punia gotra.
  • Kalhan Bhadra is the originator of Kalhan gotra.
  • Atisur Bhadra had Ajanta Jata Shankar and his son Dahi Bhadra in the lineage. Dahi Bhadra is the originator of Dahiya gotra.
  • Jakh Bhadra is the originator of Jakhar gotra.
According to Ram Swarup Joon, the descendants of above spread as under:
(a) Pon Bhadra’s descendants Punias to HaryanaBrij, and Gwalior
(b) Kalhan Bhadra’s descendants Kalhans to Kathiawar and Gujarat.
(c) Atisur Bhadra’s descendants Anjana Jata Shankar to Malwa
(d) Jakh Bhadra’s descendants Jakhars to Punjab and Kashmir
(e) Dahi Bhadra’s descendants Dahiyas to Punjab and Central Asia

Temples of Bhadrakali

Ma Bhadrakali Temple Ujjaint is clear from the above chronology that some descendants of Virabhadra have moved to Malwa and Gujarat. There must be some traces left in these areas.
  • Bhadrakali temple in Ahmedabad (Gujarat) - We find The traces of their migration in the form of temples of Bhadrakali in Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and in Malwa near Ratlam. The historian PN Oak has revealed that one densely populated area of Ahmedabad is known as 'Bhadra'. Bhadra is a sanskrit name. This Bhadra area is having a number of mosques. PN Oak has revealed that the Jama-masjid of Bhadra area in Ahmedabad was earlier a temple of Bhadrakali diety, which was converted to masjid. Bhadrakali was the primeval diety of this city. He proved, through number of articles published in 1964-65, that so called Jama-masjid of Ahmedabad (Karnavati or Rajnagar) was the temple of city and royal diety Bhadrakali. [3]


“Goa is sadly famous for its Inquisition, equally contrary to humanity and commerce. The Portuguese monks made us believe that the people worshipped the devil, and it is they who have served him.” – Voltaire
Francis Xavier was born on April 7, 1506 in Spain and had come to Goa in 1542, for christian conversion activities. Frustrated by his failures in Goa, Francis Xavier wrote to King D. João III of Portugal, for an Inquisition to be installed in Goa. Vatican authorized and established inquisition in 1560 in Goa. . The inhuman torture of local population by the christian fanatics resulted in significant sections of the Hindu population to migrate from Goa to Mangalore. Only after eight years after the death of this christian terrorist Francisco Xavier did the Hindus come back to Goa.. Conversion by torture and terrorism initiated by Xavier, earned him sainthood from the Pope in 1622.


India would have been another Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia, and North America, where people were converted to either Muslims ,if not were slaughtered. In North America, Columbus open doors for Christian Missionary and killed many originals called Red Indians. What is difference between Christian and Islamist is that they are both Abraham cult  , brothers and their work is conversion and looting as was done in past and are being done now. Future is not bright as this Kalyug will see many more like what started.Longest war in history was 800 years of Islamist rule come to end by MARATHAS- SRI SHIVAJI and few Rajput Kings.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014


The current world order establishment has plenty to gain by keeping the people of the planet in the dark about ideas that can lead to a revolution in human consciousness.

1. Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness

Hancock's TED Talk, “The War on Consciousness”, was deliberately removed from YouTube: “Graham Hancock’s talk, again, shares a compelling and unorthodox worldview, but one that strays well beyond the realm of reasonable science. While attempting to critique the scientific worldview, he misrepresents what scientists actually think…” Chris Anderson, [TED]. After some debate, this presentation was not fully re-posted to TED’s site, but rather subjugated to a new, unseen basement corner on TED’s site, limiting its future visibility.

Graham Hancock is the author of major international bestsellers, his books have sold more than five million copies worldwide and have been translated into 27 languages. His works present the nature of consciousness, Ayahuasca, and altered states of consciousness and offer an essential examination of our culture.

2. Rupert Sheldrake – The Science of Delusion

TED also removed the recent talk by author and bio-chemist Rupert Sheldrake. In the bold debate about the nature of human consciousness, Rupert Sheldrake stands out for questioning the standing dogmas of modern science and for bringing us his fascinating theory of Morphic Resonance regarding the collective memory and the habits of nature.

3. Rick Hanauer – Rich People Don’t Create Jobs

Entrepreneur Rick Hanauer's presentation is surrounded by controversy because after it was recorded, it was passed over for publication by TED. Stating that allegations of censorship are false, and that TED merely favored better presentations over Hanauer’s when deciding what to publish to their hugely popular website, TED publicly released the talk after suspicions were raised.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The vastness of Hindu conversions

1. Financial

‘From all over the world, Rs. 1 lakh crore are spent every year on conversions in Bharat.’ – Mr. KB Surendran, Bharatiya Vichar Kendra

1.1 Foreign aid received for conversions to Christianity

A. ‘Based on the report of the Union Home Ministry for the year 2008, a sum of about 210 million dollars is received as foreign aid for Christian priests, preachers and other religious acts.’ – Mr. PC Dogra (Retd. Bharatiya Police officer)
B. ‘According to a report published by the Union Home Ministry in March 2009, some Christian social organisations received millions of dollars as foreign aid for propagation of Christianity in Bharat.’
C. ‘According to a report of the Union Home Ministry for the Year 2011, Christian organisations in Bharat received monetary assistance upto 2500 million dollars.
D. USA, Germany, Britain, Italy and Netherlands are the five main countries which provide funds for conversions in Bharat.’ – Father Johnson, USA

1.2 Foreign aid received for conversions to Islam

A. ‘Indian Fraternity Forum in Damam (Saudi Arabia) collects money for conversions.’
B. Mediums of transfer of money from Arab countries for conversions in Bharat : Money reaches Bharat from Saudi Arabia through ‘Western Union Money Transfer’ through hawala transactions (Illegal money transfer). Some jewellery businessmen in Bharat have their branches in the Gulf countries. Money is transferred through them as well. Since Muslim pilgrims returning from Haj are not subjected to a strict security check at Bharatiya airports, money is also brought in through them.’

2. National

2.1 Eight lakh Hindus get converted every year

Approximately 3.5 lakh Hindus get converted to Islam and 4.5 lakh to Christianity every year; thus, approximately 8 lakh Hindus get converted every year. If the population of 1947 is compared with that today, it will be observed that the Christian population has grown 5 times and that of Muslims 8 times. Approximately 1.20 lakh Muslims and 3 lakh Christian preachers are striving hard to convert Hindus in our country. – Daily ‘Tarun Bharat’ (20.11.1999)

2.2 Nationwide preparedness of Christians for converting Hindus

A. A Christian religious front that is tirelessly working for the mission of conversions in Bharat : ‘As per the ‘Catholic directory’ of 1998 there are 1,19,250 missionaries, 15,101 Christian educational institutions and 47 lakh students who are getting educated in these institutions. Such is the pace of conversions carried out by the missionaries in Bharat.’
B. ‘Christians have targeted 75,000 Pin Codes in Bharat.’ – Father Johnson, USA
C. Various churches and organisations active in Bharat to convert Hindus
1. Seventh-day Adventist Church : ‘Seventh Day Adventists owes its success in Bharat to Canadian evangelist Ron Watts, who arrived in Bharat in 1997. At that time, the Adventist Church had 2,25,000 members after 103 years of operation. In five years, he took the membership to 7 lakh. This Church forms a group of 10-15 villages, and under the guidance of a pastor, conducts the task of conversions systematically. The local volunteers then carry forward this task. In 1998, 9,337 Hindus from 10 groups of 10 villages each got converted. In 1999, the number shot up to 40,000 Hindus from 40 groups.
2. Maranatha Volunteers International : This American organisation provides buildings to Seventh-day Adventist Church. They are committed to building 750 churches in Bharat between 2011-2012.
3. Fjarli : Oregon-based Fjarli family has a goal of building 1,000 churches at the rate of 1 church per day.’
– Father Johnson, USA
4. Sixty-seven Christian organisations in USA : ‘The Leprosy Mission International’, ‘Baptist Bible Fellowship International’, ‘The Bible League’, ‘World Vision’, ‘Trans World Radio’ etc. are some of the 67 USA organisations which are engaged in the mission of converting Hindus in Bharat very discreetly.’ – Monthly ‘Ekta’ (February 2005)

2.3 Muslim policy that has been active since 1983 to convert Hindus to Islam

1. ‘Enticing illiterate, ignorant and poor Hindus, especially the backward classes to convert to Islam
2. Marrying Hindu women and increasing the number of Muslims through procreation
(Using this conspiracy, approximately 5 lakh Hindu women have been converted to Islam in the past 15 years. Detailed information on this has been provided in the book titled ‘Love Jihad’ published by ‘Hindu Janajagruti Samiti’. – Compiler)
3. Preaching Islamic literature in all languages
(These days, as part of this conspiracy they distribute free copies of their text in Bharatiya languages. – Compilers)
4. Renovation of old mosques and construction of new mosques and madarsas
5. Organising international conferences of Muslims in various parts of the country.’
– Monthly ‘Samanvay’ (March-April 1986)
This conspiracy being experienced by Hindus is being carried out even today in a systematic manner.

3. The ghastliness of the Christian and Muslim sponsored State-wise conversions

A. The ‘Joshua Project’ is concentrating completely on Hindi speaking States in North Bharat – Father Johnson, USA
B. In Punjab, the Christian population has risen to 1% due to conversions : ‘Presently, Christian preachers are preaching in a very aggressive way in Punjab. Consequently, the population of Christians, which was less than 0.1% at the time of Independence, has now risen to 1%.’ – (Late) Mr. Milind Gadgil (A senior journalist who specialised in covering war issues), Mumbai
C. Nagaland had only 200 Christians in the pre-Independence era; it has today become the largest Christian State due to conversions : In 1947, the population of Christians in Nagaland was a mere 200. Today, it is the largest Christian State. According to the 2001 census, 90.02% or 17,90,349 Nagas are Christians. Nagaland now has only 7.7% Hindus left.
D. Mizoram the second largest Christian state : Due to the aggressive evangelisation by Christian missionaries, over 90% people in Mizoram have been converted to Christianity.
E. The third Christian majority State in Bharat is Meghalaya : After Independence, Meghalaya too has become a Christian majority State due to conversions. According to the 2001 census, the Christian population there has reached 70.3% and the Hindus are a mere 13.3%. In Meghalaya, all Government social welfare schemes are implemented through Christian organisations.
F. Spread of Christianity in Manipur : In Manipur 34% population has been converted to Christianity. Most people belonging to the Meitei community have converted to Christianity. Literature in the Manipuri language consists only of the Bible and books associated with Christianity.
G. Kandhamal, a tribal District in Odisha, is on its way to becoming a Christian majority : ‘In Odisha, Kandhamal is a tribal District. Of the 6,47,000 population there, over 1,50,000 are Christians. Christians who were 6% in 1971 are now 27%.’
H. ‘Conversions of thousands of Hindus by the ‘Believers’ in the State of Goa’
I. With the help of the earlier Congress Chief Minister, 10,000 people were converted every month in Andhra Pradesh : ‘The Adventist Church had made groups of 10 and 25 villages in Andhra Pradesh, 50 groups in all, for step by step conversions with the help of the earlier Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y Samuel Rajashekhar Reddy. There, every month a minimum of 10,000 people are converted. Now a target of 5,000 Hindus a day has been set. Gradually, the number of churches in Andhra Pradesh are growing. Attempts are being made to construct a church close to the Tirupati temple.’ – Father Johnson, USA
J. Hindu Dharma on its way to getting wiped out in Kerala : ‘Hindu population in Kerala which was 68.36% in 1901 reduced to 56.20% in 2001 – a fall of 12.16%. Contrary to this, the Muslim population which was 17.28% in 1901 increased to 24.70% in 2001 – a rise of 7.42%. The Christian population which was 13.82% in 1901 became 19.10% in 2001 – a rise of 5.28%.’ – Survey conducted by the Keralathail Hindu group ‘Neriduna Velluvilikal’.
K. Using money power, Christian organisations in Tamil Nadu convert 97,000 poor Hindus to Christianity : ‘Christian organisations in Tamil Nadu are converting Hindus using finance received from USA. A lot of Tamilians are poor. Christian organisations are offering them financial assistance and converting them. Ninety-seven thousand Hindus had been converted to Christianity by 2010.’
L. Conversions in the Andaman and Nicobar islands : ‘In the Union Territory of Andaman-Nicobar islands, the Christian missionaries are taking undue advantage of the poverty, ignorance and helplessness of the people in remote areas. Thousands of tribals there have been converted. On both the islands, a group of 8 to 10 nuns wearing white or blue attire are seen moving around. Today, the Nicobar island has converted completely to Christianity. Along with the Nicobari community, other communities too have become Christians.’ – Mr. Bhaskar Nagare, Navi Mumbai

4. International

4.1 After Nepal became a secular state, 10 lakh Hindus were converted to Christianity

‘After Nepal became a secular State, the process of converting Hindu prisoners has grown. When Nepal had monarchy, it was constitutionally a ‘Hindu Nation’; action used to be taken against Christian evangelists and missionaries who converted Hindus to Christianity. However, now in Nepal Christianity is growing. Bishop Anthony Sharma has proclaimed that of the 2.8 crore population, 10 lakh are Christians.’

4.2 Conversion of helpless Nepali Hindus by Christians, who were granted refuge by USA

‘In the year 2009, about 60,000 Nepali Hindus who had been driven out of Bhutan, were granted refuge by USA. The Christian missionaries there are converting these homeless Hindus, with the help of Bhandra Rai, originally a Nepali Hindu, now converted to Christianity. Informative lectures on Jesus are organised in Nepali language through Rai.’

4.3 The Muslim Government and Christian missionaries in Malaysia plot to convert 7% Hindus in the country

A. Due to atrocities on Hindus by the Muslim Government in Malaysia, they are getting converted at a fast pace : ‘A Hindu organisation from USA active for safeguarding human rights has prepared a report on the atrocities inflicted on Hindus in Malaysia and submitted it to the United Nations Organisation and other international organisations. Given ahead are excerpts from this report.
1. In the past 25 years, 1,30,000 Hindus in Malaysia have been converted.
2. Hindus in Malaysia are compelled to live as second class citizens.
3. Hindus are severely punished even for minor offences.
4. 4. A Hindu man is not allowed to marry a Muslim girl unless he embraces Islam. Muslim men, however, are allowed to marry Hindu girls. In this manner, 33,000 Hindu girls have been converted to Islam.’
B. ‘In 2008, Christian missionaries chalked out a plan to convert 78% of the Hindu population in Malaysia to Christianity.’
(Reference – ‘Religious conversions and Purifying the converted’ )

Shuddhikaran of the converts?

1. Definition

Process of reconverting those who had converted to another religion because of deceit, force or threat to life, to the original religion is known as ‘shuddhikaran’.

2. What do our scriptures say about shuddhikaran?

Renouncing your own Dharma and embracing another is considered a sin in Hindu Dharma. Our scriptures are particular about purity of conduct, and hence, the Hindu society maintains a distance from converts or Hindus who mix excessively with people of other religions in various ways for long periods. Nevertheless, ‘if a Hindu happens to embrace another religion, then the doors of Hindu Dharma are forever shut for him’ – this is not what the authors of scriptures have said. On the contrary, they have stated the provisions available to release oneself from great sins by taking appropriate atonement.

2.1 Atharvaveda (One of the four most sacred Hindu scriptures)

This Holy text clearly mentions how our ancient Vedic ancestors performed the ritual of ‘vratyastom sanskar’ and accepted the non-Vedics into their fold with honour. This proves that, purification can be done by ‘vratyastom sanskar’.

2.2 Manusmruti (A Hindu Holy text written by Sage Manu)

In Manusmruti (Manu 8.168), Sage Manu has said that what is imposed, forced in an unjust manner, written under duress – these are all ‘akrut’, meaning, have not taken place at all. This means that the demerit incurred by conversions, in these ways, can be alleviated with an act of atonement. Manu’s promise in this context is –
अकामतः कृतं पापं वेदाभ्यासेन शुध्यति ।
कामतस्तु कृतं मोहात् प्रायश्चितैः पृथग्विधैः ।। 

– Manusmruti, Adhyaya 11, Shloka 45
Meaning: Any demerit incurred due to an act committed without greed or avarice can be cleansed with study of the Vedas (The most sacred Hindu scriptures regarded as revealed directly by God), while that incurred due to acts performed with greed or avarice can be cleansed by taking various kinds of atonements. (The individual then gets purified.)

2.3 Yadnyavalkyasmruti

Along with a list of grave sins, this Holy text has a list of 39 minor sins. Renouncing your own religion is the 34th minor sin in this list. To get liberated from the demerit incurred by this minor sin, Yadnyavalkya has recommended acts of atonement –
उपपातकशुद्धिः स्यादेवं चान्द्रायणेन वा ।
पयसा वापि मासेन पराकेणाथ वा पुनः ।। 

– Yadnyavalkyasmruti, Adhyaya 3, Shloka 265
Meaning : Purification from the demerit incurred from a minor sin takes place by performing Chandrayan vrat for one month, living only on milk for a month or by undertaking Parak atonement (Fasting for 12 days and nights and keeping the mind attentive and organs subdued).

2.4 Devalsmruti

In the year 732, Mohammad bin Qasim attacked Bharat and converted Hindus in Sindh and Kashmir. That was the first instance when the question of purification of converted Hindus arose. Maharshi Deval, a Saint from Gujarat wrote the Devalsmruti to purify the Dharmabhrashta (Polluted from the perspective of Dharma). All kinds of contaminations caused due to intermixing (physical, social, intellectual, religious etc.) with people of other religions have been described and appropriate atonements to be taken for each of them have been listed in this Holy text. (Devalsmruti, Adhyaya 7, Shloka 23)
In the purification process, the biggest problem was that of a woman who was raped. In this context, Devalsmruti clearly states that a girl or woman who has been raped becomes as pure as before after she gets her next menstrual period.

2.5 Parasharsmruti, Bruhaspatismruti and Yamasmruti

It was a belief in the middle ages that a man gets converted to another religion by eating food (bread etc.) prepared by a Muslim or Christian. However, Parasharsmruti, Bruhaspatismruti and Yamasmruti have shown that there are ways to get out of even greater sins such as eating beef.

2.6 Not purifying those interested in getting themselves purified is also a sin as per the scriptures

The authors of scriptures have said in no uncertain words that those who refuse to purify an individual who begs that, ‘prescribe atonement to me and thereby purify me’ are equally party to the sin.

3. Various methods of purification and rituals

3.1 Performing sanskars of purification with dung and urine of cow

Muslim historian Al-Biruni has mentioned that Hindus converted to Islam by invaders in the Year 1000, were purified by theBrahmans in those days by bathing them with dung and urine of cows, and then accepted into the Hindu religion’.

3.2 Method of purification adopted by H.H. Karapatraswami

‘To purify Hindus who were converted to another religion, H.H. Karapatraswami asked them to recite the Vishnusahastranam, read the 12th Adhyaya of Shrimadbhagwadgita and to perform Trayodashakshari japa of Deity Shriram. With this preaching, He would bless them with tulsi (Holy basil) leaves and tirtha (Sacred liquid). In this way, Hindus performing spiritual practice were included in Hindu Dharma.’ – Gurudev Dr. Kateswamiji
(Purification takes place only with the sattvikta [Purity] or resolve of a highly evolved Saint. Whatever remedies they advise in the form of Karmakanda (Path of ritualistic worship) are a mere formality. – Compilers)

3.3 Shuddisanskar (Ritual of purification) as prescribed by the scriptures

‘The religious ritual recommended by the scriptures to purify Dharmabhrashta Hindus and bring them back into the fold of Hindu Dharma is termed as shuddisanskar. This shuddisanskar is a kind of atonement. Step by step it includes :
1. Prayashcittakathan (Reading out the atonement),
2. Achaman (Sipping water from the right palm after pronouncing 24 Names of Shrivishnu)
3. Sankalp (Resolve),
4. Kshour (Tonsuring),
5. Panchagavyaprashan (Partaking of a mixture of milk, ghee, curds, urine and dung of cow),
6. Dandapradan (Allotment of atonement) – this includes Kruchratraya atonement. If it is not possible to take this atonement, then wealth should be donated to a Brahman as is possible depending on one’s ability,
7. Jalabhimantran (Charging the water with mantras and sprinkling or bathing with it),
8. Mahabhishek – in which abhishek (Consecration with water) is performed amidst recitation of a mantra that means ‘May all the Deities, planets, Sages, cows, trees, serpents, demons, Apsaras (Celestial beauties), rivers, Holy places of pilgrimage perform abhishek on you’,
9. Tilakdharan (A vertical mark made on the forehead with substances such as kumkum),
10. Puja (Ritualistic worship) of the Ishtadevata (Benevolent Deity),
11. Namakaran (Naming ceremony),
12. Abhivadan – Obeisance to Parameshwar (Supreme God),
13. Tirthaprashan (Partaking of tirtha),
14. Mantropadesh (Preaching of a mantra) as per the need,
15. Punarupanayan (Performing upanayan sanskar once again) and hom (Fire sacrifice).
This ritual is easy to perform and has been agreed upon by the authorities on scriptures. This ritual does not require a very learned priest. It is easy and can be performed by anyone.’ – MM Siddheshwarshastri Chitrav (Shuddhisanskar, 1927)

4. Paths of spiritual practice for those who have converted to Hindu Dharma

A. According to Bhagwapuran, Dharmabhrashta individuals are purified when they chant the Name of Shrivishnu.
B. ‘People who embrace Hindu Dharma after conversions will belong to the Vaishnav sect. The Bhaktimarg (Path of Devotion) recommended by the Bhagwat is for these people. It will make the Hindu society progress, radiant and opulent.’ – Gurudev Dr. Kateswamiji

5. Doubts on purification as clarified by Swami Vivekanand

In 1899, the periodical ‘Prabuddha Bharat’ interviewed Swami Vivekanand on the subject of ‘Purification of converted Hindus and those who are originally non-Hindus’. Summary of the doubts clarified by Swami Vivekanand is given ahead.

5.1 Necessity of purifying Hindus who had converted to another religion

Representative : Should Hindus who had converted (to another religion) be accepted by the Hindu Dharma after purification ?
Swami Vivekanand : ‘Without doubt. Hindus who had converted to another religion should be purified. If that is not done then gradually the Hindu population will dwindle. The ancient Muslim historian Ferishta says, when Muslims first came to this country the Hindu population was 60 crores. Today (in 1899) it is only 20 crores. Most of the conversions have been done forcefully by Muslims and Christians at sword point. Most present day members of other religions are the descendants of Hindus who were converted in that period. It is not at all beneficial to drive them away. If people, who had converted to another religion of their own accord, now wish to return to their original religion, then they too should be purified. Hindus who were compelled to embrace another religion because of atrocities inflicted upon them do not need to perform any act of atonement to return to the Hindu Dharma.

5.2 History reveals that non-Hindus were welcomed by Hindu Dharma

Representative : Is there a need to purify non-Hindus, that is, convert them to the Hindu Dharma ?
Swami Vivekanand : In the past, many people of foreign origin have been accepted by Hindu Dharma. Many ethnic groups living in forests on the borders of the country have been accepted by Hindu Dharma. Such people of foreign origin need not take atonement when entering the Hindu Dharma.

5.3 After purification, Hindus who have converted to another religion should accept their original caste

Representative : What should be the caste of the purifi ed individuals ?
Swami Vivekanand : Those who were converted to another religion forcibly will return to their original caste. An entirely new caste will have to be created for new entrants to Hindu Dharma. This caste will be the Vaishnav caste. To avoid varnasankar(Intermixing of varnas), they should marry in their own caste. They should have Hindu names because these names have both, a Hindu identity and Chaitanya (Divine consciousness). – ‘Prabuddha Bharat’ (April 1899)

6. Appeal to the Hindu Society

A. To keep the Hindu society alive, start a purification campaign ! : ‘Some people ask arrogantly, ‘What will you gain by purification of an individual or a few hundred people ?’ Just as a lake is formed out of a collection of many droplets of water, so does it dry up when the droplets evaporate’. Proactive Hindus should take cognisance of this fact. In this context, founder of the ‘Bhosale Army School’ in Nashik and a radiant Hindu leader (Late) Dr. Balakrushna Shivaram Munje would say, ‘If we wish that Hindu society continue to exist with all its radiance, then a purification campaign should be commenced’. – Mr. Sanjay Mulye, Ratnagiri (
B. Purification of converts should be on the agenda of Hindus ! : ‘After slaying Tipu Sultan, the army of the Marathas along with the British army was returning to Pune. On the way, many Hindu families were standing on the road sides pleading, ‘Please make us Hindus again’ to the Maratha army commander Haripant Phadke. They wished to return to the Hindu Dharma, but the subject of purification of converted Hindus was not on the agenda of Marathas. Even today, Hindus do not include on their agenda purification of converted Hindus. Excluding a negligible period of Deval Maharshi, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Swatantryaveer Savarkar, H.H. Masurkar Maharaj and Swami Shraddhanand, history reveals that the Hindus have neglected purification of converts completely. Swatantryaveer Savarkar had warned that ‘purification was not just a religious task, it was also political’. Hence, purification should necessarily be a part of Hindu agenda.’ – Mr. Arvind Vitthal Kulkarni (Monthly ‘Lokjagar’, 2008)
C. The campaign to purify Hindus who have converted to other religions in Bharat should gain momentum ! : ‘H.H. Masurkar Maharaj had said, ‘Today, the mission of reconverting the descendants of Hindus who had been converted to another religion, and granting them religious freedom is the most sacred mission, even more sacred than a pilgrimage to Kashi’. This sacred mission should be performed not only in converted tribal areas, but in every non-Hindu area. You cannot become a Muslim without circumcision or a Christian without baptism. In the same way, without purification, converts cannot become Hindus. That is precisely why the campaign to purify Hindus who have converted to other religions in Bharat should gain momentum. Conversions of Hindus are even more frightening than desecration of temples. Razed temples can be reconstructed, but people who have gone to another religion do not return. Rather, later, their descendants become staunch anti-Hindus and desecrate the new temples. To stop this cycle of cruelty, every Hindu should take upon himself the task of reconverting these converted Hindus to Hindu Dharma. As advised by Samartha Ramdas Swami, Hindus need to blow the conch of purification all over Bharat to protect Hindu Dharma.
(Reference – ‘Religious conversions and Purifying the converted’ )

What was the main cause of religious conversions in Bharat during past centuries?

1. Meaning and synonyms of Religious Conversions

A. Meaning : Renouncing one’s own religion and ritualistically embracing another religion is termed as Dharmantar(Conversion).
Merely studying another religion, inter-religious marriage or eating meat and fish does not amount to religious conversion. Practically, however, motivating to embrace a religion by offering various enticements or instilling fear is termed as religious conversion.
B. Synonyms : Dharmaparivartan (Changing religion), matantar (Change of opinion)

2. Common types of religious conversions

Religious conversions can generally be classified as follows -:
A. Knowingly embracing another religion
B. Doing so with greed for wealth and other materialistic gains
C. Getting converted forcibly or through torture against wish

3. History of conversions in Bharat

3.1 Pre-Islamic period

In the very first century after Christianity was founded (in the year 52 AD), Saint Thomas, a Christian missionary landed in Kerala in Bharat and began preaching Christianity.

3.2 The period of Islamic rule

Highest conversions of Hindus have taken place in this period. Along with the kingdoms of Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi in Bharat, Hindus in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Cambodia and Burma, which were then a part of Bharat, bore the brunt of conversions the most. Names of a few responsible for these conversions and their misdeeds have been cited ahead.
A. Muhammad Qasim : Historian Mr. UT Thakur has described the acts of the first Islamic invader in the year 712 as a black period in the history of Sindh. During this period, anti-Hindu acts such as forcible conversions, demolition of temples, slaughter of cows and killing of Hindus to wipe the race, reached a pinnacle. All historians (whether the earlier ones or modern) agree that conversions of Hindus in the Sindh region were done forcibly.
B. Aurangzeb : After becoming the monarch of Delhi, he chalked out a political strategy for forcible conversions of Hindus into Muslims. He converted Netaji Palkar, Janojiraje Palkar and other sardars (Chiefs) of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Till the very end, he also tried to convert Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj to Islam. However, due to the latter’s intense pride in Hindu Dharma, Aurangzeb was unsuccessful. Swatantryaveer Savarkar has written that, Aurangzeb tried all the possible means to convert Hindus. The ‘Royal Asiatic Society’ has published a list of day-to-day conversions of Hindus during the Aurangzeb regime recorded in ‘Maasir-i-Alamgiri’, his memoirs.
C. Tipu Sultan : ‘When this king from the South assumed power, he vowed that he would convert all kafirs (Infidels, meaning Hindus) to Islam. He wrote to Muslims in all villages that they should preach Islam to all Hindu women and men. If they refused to accept Islam willingly, then to convert them forcibly or kill the Hindu men and give the Hindu women to Muslims. Later, Tipu converted one lakh Hindus to Islam in the Malabar region. When he raided Karnataka, within a day he converted 50,000 Hindus to Islam. He formed a special group of fanatic Muslims to convert Hindus. Due to his determined spread of Islam, he was conferred the titles of ‘Sultan’, ‘Ghazi’, ‘Karmavir of Islam’ etc. by Muslims (in Bharat and abroad) and the ‘Khalifa of Turkey’. – Mr. Jayesh Mestri, Malad, Mumbai, Maharashtra
D. Sufi Saints : ‘Certain Muslim Saints behaving like Hindu sadhus (Monks) brought about large scale conversions among Hindus. Details of these conversions are found in ‘History of Sufism in India’ available in two volumes.’ – Gurudev Dr. Kateswamiji
E. Nizam of Hyderabad : ‘During his tyrannical rule, Hindu soldiers employed in his army had to undergo circumcision. Countless Hindus who refused to convert were killed. The slogan of ‘kill or throttle to death, but convert to Islam’ was experienced bitterly by the Hindus here.’ – Booklet ‘Hinduno vacha ani thanda basa (O Hindus, read and sit silent)’ (9.8.2004)

3.3 Portuguese rule

A. Christian missionaries followed Vasco-da-Gama to Bharat and brought about conversions through terror, force and conspiracy : ‘Portuguese set foot in Bharat in the year 1498 under the leadership of Vasco-da-Gama. With this began the political journey of imperialistic views of the Christians. The Christian missionaries immediately followed Vasco-da-Gama. Thereafter, the main objective of the Portuguese was to spread Christianity rather than expansion of their empire through trade. It is at this juncture that conversions began. Christian missionaries would throw bread into the wells behind the houses of Hindus at night, and when Hindus drank that water the next morning, these missionaries would proclaim ‘You have now become Christians’. The frightened Hindus would then realise that they had been deceived, and would adopt conducts of Christianity. In 1542, the Portuguese King John II sent a missionary, Saint Xavier, to Goa to convert Hindus. After his arrival in Goa to convert Hindus to Christianity, he resorted to brutal atrocities.
B. Saint Xavier’s modus operandi for conversions : When describing his method of conversion, Saint Xavier writes, ‘Within a month I managed to convert over 10,000 men, women and children in the kingdom of Travancore and changed their names to Portuguese names. After baptising these new Christians, I would order them to desecrate their Deities and altars at home. In this way, travelling from one village to another I converted people to Christianity.’ – Mr. Virag Shrikrushna Pachapor
This anti-Hindu Xavier has assumed the position of a Saint. It is very unfortunate that in Goa some Hindus who have no pride in their Dharma stand in queues to pay homage to the corpse, which performed countless atrocities on their ancestors. In fact, some think it is an honour to be educated from schools and colleges named after him.
C. A classic example of the atrocities committed by the Portuguese on Hindus in a bid to convert them : ‘In 1560, under Pope’s orders, the Portuguese army arrived in Goa to spread Christianity. This army committed brutal atrocities on Hindus and killed thousands of Hindus who refused to convert to Christianity. A classic example of their atrocities was making Hindus stand in a queue and breaking their teeth with a hammer.’ – Weekly ‘Sanskruti Jagruti’ (4th to 11th July 2004)
D. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj thwarted the conspiracy to proselytize the Bardez Taluka in Goa : After taking the Bardez Taluka from Adil Shah, the Portuguese indulged in forceful conversions of the Hindus. The 3,000 Hindus who refused to convert were threatened by the Portuguese Viceroy in Goa that if they did not get converted within two months, they would be compelled to leave the place. When Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj learnt about this, two days before the completion of the two month period, on 20th November 1667, he attacked Bardez and replied to this order with his sword. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj captured many Portuguese and asked four Catholic priests (who were conducting the conversions) to embrace Hindu Dharma. When they refused, he beheaded them and sent their heads to the Viceroy.
E. Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj’s blow to the Portuguese Catholic priests who were converting Hindus to Christianity by deception : ‘The battle waged by Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj against the Portuguese in Goa was political as well as religious. Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj paraded the Portuguese Catholic priests (stripping them of their cassocks with their hands tied behind their backs) who had tried to convert Hindus or threatened to burn them alive if they did not convert to Christianity.’ – Prof. SS Puranik (Ref. : ‘Marathyanche Swatantryasamar [Earlier Part]’)

3.4 British rule

A. Charles Grant, the father of the British plan to proselytize Hindus : ‘The rule of the East India Company was established in the State of Bengal in 1757. Thereafter, at the end of the 18th century, Charles Grant made a report on the propagation of Christianity in Bharat and sent it to William Wilberforce and other members in the British Parliament and the Bishop of Canterbury. After eight days of continuous deliberation in the Parliament on the proposition of Charles Grant, Christian missionaries were granted permission to propagate their religion.’ – Mr. Virag Shrikrushna Pachapor
B. ‘During the rule of East India Company before 1857, Hindus were forcibly converted to Christianity by the missionaries.’ – Mr. Shankar D Gokhale, President, Swatantryaveer Savarkar Sahitya Abhyas Mandal, Mumbai
C. Alliance between the Christian missionaries and the British empire for conversions after the 1857 mutiny : ‘After the war for Independence in 1857, Lord Palmerston told the Archbishop of Canterbury, ‘The sooner Christianity is propagated to maximum number of people in Bharat, the more beneficial it will be for our empire.’ – Mr. Virag Shrikrushna Pachapor
D. ‘During their regime, the British, who were shrewd, preached religion through the medium of administration, education and service and tried to convert people to Christianity.’ – H.H. Swami Govindadevgiri Maharaj (Earlier, P Kishorji Vyas)
E. Objective of the British educationist Lord Macaulay in anglicising schools in Bharat : ‘After the British set foot in Bharat, when contemplating on which language to use to educate people in Bharat, British educationist Macaulay wrote to his father (who was a staunch Christian missionary), ‘Hindus educated in the English medium never remain attached to their Dharma. Later on such non-Hindus only forcefully propagate how the Hindu Dharma is wrong and Christianity is great, and some of them even embrace Christianity.’
F. The pact between Chhatrapati Sambhaji and the British to stop conversions : ‘In 1684, there was a pact between the Marathas and the British in which Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj stated that British did not have permission to buy people from his region either to enslave or convert them to Christianity.’ – Dr. (Mrs.) Kamal Gokhale (Holy text : ‘Shivaputra Sambhaji’)

3.5 Independence and post-Independence Era

A. ‘The ‘agenda for a working day’ published by the ‘Muslim League’ included orders for forcible conversions of Hindus : On 16.8.1946, the Muslim league published a pamphlet that detailed the day-to-day activities for Muslims. Among many orders to the Muslims in this pamphlet, one was ‘rape Hindu women and girls, kidnap them and convert them to Islam.’
B. The political support received by the Christian missionaries for conversions during the Nehru regime
1. After Independence, Nehru gave Christian missionaries, the freedom to propagate Christianity : ‘After Independence, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru granted Christian missionaries the freedom to preach their religion as per Article 25A of the Bharatiya Constitution. Consequently, the pre-Independence percentage of Christians in Bharat, which was a mere 0.7%, is almost 6% today.’ – Mr. Virag Shrikrushna Pachapor
2. United States of America (USA), which imposed the Article to permit spread of Christianity in Bharat in return for wheat it supplied, and Nehru who agreed to it : ‘After Independence, Bharat experienced a severe scarcity of food-grains. Since the financial condition of the country was bad, Russia agreed to supply wheat to us under barter. However, USA (A Christian country) put certain conditions on Bharat before agreeing to supply wheat. One condition was to permit Christian missionaries to spread Christianity in Bharat. Since there was tremendous opposition to this condition, Nehru appointed a committee under the Chairmanship of Justice Bhawani Shankar Niyogi. Despite Niyogi’s advice that this was not just a question of propagation of religion; the conversions that will follow should also be taken into account. Yet, Nehru accepted their conditions and made changes in Article 480 of the law so as to be able to procure wheat. Ever since the process of spread of Christianity, conversions have been going on freely.’ – Mr. Vasant Gadre
3. Nehru completely ignored the report of the Government appointed committee, which stated with evidence that the Christian church and missionaries had political motives in the propagation of religion : ‘In 1955, under the Chairmanship of Justice Bhawani Shankar Niyogi, the Madhya Pradesh Government had constituted a committee to probe into the activities of Christian missionaries. In its report the committee had clearly put forth, with many examples and evidence, how the Christian church and missionaries had political motives in the propagation of their religion. The committee had also suggested putting a stop to the foreign aid they were receiving. The Nehru Government, however, chose to completely ignore this report.’
4. During Indira Gandhi’s regime, Christian missionaries from USA increased the pace of their mission of conversions : In the post-Independence period, with the 42nd amendment to the Constitution Indira Gandhi introduced the word ‘secular’. Ever since secularism was promoted at the Government level, many American organisations stepped up the pace of their process of propagating Christianity in Bharat and the conversions.
5. Since Sonia Gandhi occupies the highest position in the present day political setup, the process of conversions has gained momentum : ‘Since Sonia Gandhi (a Christian) is occupying the highest position in the political setup in Bharat, an extensive campaign has been launched by the Christians for converting Hindus. To achieve this, over 4,000 Christian missionaries in various States are active.’ – Mr. Francois Gautier, French Journalist
(Reference – ‘Religious conversions and Purifying the converted’ )