The Yajna Bhoomi of Bharatavarsha: Brahma, Kshatra and Hindu Temples
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The Yajna Bhoomi of Bharatavarsha: Brahma, Kshatra and Hindu Temples

Sandeep Balakrishna

Sandeep Balakrishna

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The entire sacred geography of Bharatavarsha is itself an expansive Yajna Vedi (Altar of Yajna) and by extension, a grand temple. If the Himalaya is the Kalasha (pinnacle) of Bharatavarsha, Varanasi is the Dwara (gate/door) and the sanctified waters at Kanyakumari the Garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum)in which all dualities merge. One can begin with any region and apply the same temple analogy. Every ancient text, every writer, Rishi, composer, and scholar was unanimous in upholding the sanctity of Bharatavarsha and that its dharma, language, and culture was a unified and indivisible whole. They held that one had to accumulate virtues in past births to be born in such a land. In fact, the Sankalpa is the finest and the most immediate method to repeat and recollect this unified wholeness of Bharatavarsha on a daily basis. The Sankalpa is truly the work of genius; its genius lies in its profound simplicity.

Using CSR funds and getting money from wealthy businessmen to preserve these sites on the surface sounds like a good idea but trouble begins precisely in the details. Such ideas are, once again, a reflection of how this class of cultural-pretender Hindus remain deeply ashamed of and unable to shake off their mental slavery to the West. Because something works in the West doesn’t mean it will work here. Despite the appalling and repeated and large scale destructions of Hindu temples, Hindus were able to retain not only the knowledge of temple-building, administration, etc…even after physically losing them…but built even grander temples when the opportunity arose. Under Aurangzeb’s brutal regime, Hindus overcame his stricture against the Kaffirs with a simple but highly effective method: by keeping their practices and traditions and festivals through symbols, oral traditions, in their homes and hearts. What CSR funding or corporate philanthropy can produce this sort of highly-resilient and self-correcting fundamental, civilizational and cultural education or system? At best it can ensure the outward upkeep of the sites and buildings.

Which will be akin to a temple complete with a Garbha Griha and Moola Murti bereft of Prana Pratishtapana.

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