Rashtra Raksha Yagna: 21 ‘patriotic Brahmins’ to pray today for troops on border

Rajasthan govt adds spiritual line of defence with Rashtra Raksha Yagna.

Written by Mahim Pratap Singh | Jaipur | Published:October 6, 2016 4:22 am
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AS THE Centre works on a roadmap after the surgical strikes, the BJP government in Rajasthan is adding a spiritual line of defence.

On instructions from Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, the Rajasthan Sanskrit Academy will organise a grand ‘Rashtra Raksha Yagna’ at Shri Mateshwari Tanot Rai temple near the Indo-Pak border on Thursday, to “protect troops from the enemy”. It will be conducted by 21 “patriotic Brahmins”.

Raje will be attending the yagna at the temple located in Jaisalmer — the last along the India-Pakistan frontier here — and is expected to be accompanied by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

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Apart from the yagna, the Academy has already started special ritual chanting of hymns at 26 Ved Vidyalayas run by it across the state for the troops and for world peace, and this will continue through Navratra. The 500-plus students and staff of the Academy are participating in the chanting.

A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office said Raje will perform the special pooja at the temple in order to boost the morale of troops stationed along the border. “It will also protect the people living along the border, since the longest part of India’s border with Pakistan (1,040 km) falls in Rajasthan.”

Confirming the “Mahayagna”, Academy Director Rajendra Tiwari told The Indian Express on the way to the temple, “The Chief Minister will participate and, as of now, the Union Home Minister is also scheduled to attend.”

“Our ancient texts contain a treasure of hymns and rituals that have a bearing on cosmic energy. These hymns can be used to consolidate and direct this energy to achieve specific ends. So we thought of using these hymns to provide energy to our soldiers and enhance their power and protect them from the enemy,” Rajasthan Sanskrit Academy chairperson Jaya Dave said.

Asked how they chose the “rashtrabhakt Brahmins”, she said, “The Brahmins are organically associated with the Academy. They are part of several organisations or associations provided financial assistance by us. We chose these people based on their capability to hold this special Rashtra Raksha Yagna.”

Dave said Brahmins holding prayers for soldiers was part of “our Sanatan Parampara”. “Earlier too, when Kshatriyas fought wars, Brahmins performed such ceremonies to protect them. The message that the government wants to send out is that everyone should come together in support of our country and our forces. Our military capabilities should be visible to everyone.”

The chairperson said Raje had opted for the mahayagna as well as the chanting of hymns based on advice by religious leaders. “We teach these hymns to students as part of our five-year course. So this will allow them to practise their skills while also helping our soldiers.”

The Academy has also organised special recitations of Durga Saptashati to address the tense situation along the border.

During the Indo-Pak war of 1965, the Tanot Rai temple was hit by several mortar shells fired by Pakistanis. None of those shells exploded, which has become part of the temple legend.

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    Communist
    Oct 6, 2016 at 12:20 am
    Read here how political parties are wasting money on mullah and imams and rather than upliftment of all Indians including Muslims it is squandering money lacs of crores. No wonder Hindus are stupid. They got divided and yet continue to suffer at the hands of mullah and Islam.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Imams and muezzins are people who organise prayers in a mosque. Since April last year, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's government had been paying more than 30,000 imams in the state Rs 2500 per month and over 15,000 muezzins Rs 1500. This will be tens of crores of rupees in a state called West Bengal where people have no food no education. I am ashamed to be part of India and continue to suffer at the hands of Muslims.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The state Opposition had slammed the move as a bid by Ms Banerjee to woo the minority community. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The court order today came in response to four public interest litigations (PILs) filed in May last year. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Kanchan Chanda, the lawyer says the division bench found that the state government did not even p an order to pay muezzins Rs 1500 a month but made the payments nevertheless. "So the division bench felt it was nothing but squandering of public money," he said
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      Amar Akbar
      Oct 6, 2016 at 12:04 am
      Did you read his news? Why are we paying mullah in a secular country? Why are we paying Muslim mullah who creates jihadi in a country that was divided by Muslims, they got stan and rest of the country is India?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali on Monday launched the honorarium schemes for Imams (who lead the prayers at mosques) and Mauzzans (who give call to prayer) at Haj House.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The scheme was announced in July last year by the State government where the government was to pay Rs. 1,000 every month to them. The government has set a target of 10,000 beneficiaries.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;A total of 8,901 Imams and Mauzzans from across the State had applied. All of them will be paid Rs. 9,000 this month. “We are paying them the arrears from July 2015 to April this year and now onwards every month Rs. 1,000 will be remitted in the bank accounts of all beneficiaries. We are determined to work for the welfare of the minorities,” Mr. Mahmood Ali said.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Around 20 Imams and Mauzzans were handed over the cheques. . “Everything was planned and there will be a clarity in all the transactions,” said S Omer Jaleel, Special Secretary, the Minorities Welfare Department.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;On suggestions made by a few MLCs, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the honorarium would be increased in future. “A budget of Rs. 12 crore was allocated for the scheme. We have just launched it and certainly taking into account the rising cost of living for increasing the honorarium,” he stated.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The government will also provide budget to construct an auditorium at the Jamia Nizamia, a religious seminary in old city. “We had already provided Rs. 9 crore, but the cost works out to be around Rs. 14 crore. But, we will hike the budget and ensure that the seminary is developed,” Mr. Mahmood Ali said He added that the government would ensure development of Madarsas across the State.
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        Mathew
        Oct 6, 2016 at 7:04 am
        The Christian Church you represent is a white supremacist male dominated church created to slave blacks.
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          Ken
          Oct 5, 2016 at 11:38 pm
          Another 2.5 years!
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            Ali
            Oct 6, 2016 at 12:14 am
            church looted while Britishers and are the largest real estate owners all over the world, in usa .,.,and in india..it is second largest after government of india..hindus should be told of this fact..christian potion is 3% in india..and church is second largest real estate holder which they got by dubious means. And government of India funds churches and missionary schools. WHY?
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              Javed
              Oct 6, 2016 at 4:39 am
              It will be great if Supreme Court of India can appoint a panel to find out all the child abuses in Christian Church in missionary schools churches by nuns bishops and padre.
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                Amar Akbar
                Oct 5, 2016 at 11:55 pm
                We spend lacs of crores I repeat lacs of crores on sending mullah to Mecca from 1947. Not a single mullah jihadi journalist comes out and writes against it in a secular country. From 1947 mullah jihadi musselman were sent by sea all subsidized and then by air from 1973. In last 10 to 15 years Saudia flies them. Why not a single outrage in a democracy? 70% of people are still uneducated or poor and malnutrition and here you have government of India paying lacs and lacs of crores to fly 2 lac people even creating a separate terminal for all Muslims in a democracy secular country. And if few people do yagna in a 80% Hindu country, Muslims have a problem? Then go to stan. Yes because you a asked for it. We the Hindu Christians Buddhists Sikhs everyone who sta United don't want you in our divided country. Period.
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                  Javed
                  Oct 6, 2016 at 1:10 am
                  Did you read this?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The former Bishop in Madras of the Church of South India, the Rt. Rev. Vedanayagam Devasahayam has been arrested by police in Madras and charged with stealing funds donated to his diocese by the Episcopal Church of the USA to aid victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;According to the indictment, Bishop Davasahayam told the residents of a coastal village that had been destro by a tidal wave following the 26 December 2004 earthquake located off the west coast of Sumatara the CSI had “adopted” the village and would rebuild their homes. A ceremony attended by local government officials was held on 5 Aug. 2005 and a foundation stone laid to mark the start of the project, but no work was ever undertaken. When villagers inquired as to the status of the project they were told the funds from America had never been received. A subsequent investigation by police found the money had been received and had allegedly been stolen by the bishop.lt;br/gt;In 2010 Indian Customs and Excise fined the bishop in Madras $12,000 for his part in a scheme to defraud the government of import duties. After receiving a tip that medical equipment donated to the CSI Hospital in Nagari in Andhra Pradesh had been imported on a false manifest that undervalued the equipment, the Department of Revenue conducted an audit. It ordered the diocese to pay a fine and back duty of over $750,000 while order the bishop to pay a personal fine. ordered to pay a personal fine of �7000 for his role in the affair.
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                    Javed
                    Oct 6, 2016 at 4:30 am
                    You mean to say Mary was having an affair with Greek soldiers? So how is Jesus son of God? Did Mary say it to save herself when she was caught by Joseph of having an illegetimate child from Greek soldiers?
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                      Prakash
                      Oct 6, 2016 at 12:12 am
                      Do you know that government of India pays 10000 crores as annual ries to Imams and mullah's which should be paid by waqf board and in fact the concept of waqf board should be abolished as Muslims created their own homeland called stan. Why do we still spend crores and crores of rupees in these mullah in a secular country? We the Hindus have suffered enough at the hands of Muslims. Time to send them to their homeland.
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                        Amar Akbar
                        Oct 6, 2016 at 12:08 am
                        Friends some thoughts. This is very important. If India is a secular state and being secular means separation of state from religion. Temple collections go to state government coffers unlike mosque collections, which go to the Wakf Board or are part of the mosque funds. In a recent article led “Nationalization of Hindu Temples” Sandhya Jain wrote. “ In 2002, Karnataka received Rs. 72 crores as revenue, returned Rs. 10 crores for temple maintenance, and granted Rs. 50 crores for madrasas and Rs. 10 crores for churches’. (Daily Pioneer, October 7,2003)
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                          FAKISTANI
                          Oct 6, 2016 at 3:59 am
                          Future Bagawats.
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                            Pissgt;Ongt;Brahmans
                            Oct 6, 2016 at 1:58 am
                            If RSS thinks catholic church got land by dubious means, why not file a court case instead?
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                              Pissgt;Ongt;Brahmans
                              Oct 6, 2016 at 1:54 am
                              My bladder is full at right time
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                                Pissgt;Ongt;Brahmans
                                Oct 6, 2016 at 1:54 am
                                My bladder is full at right time.
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                                  Akhtar.M
                                  Oct 6, 2016 at 11:28 am
                                  Instead of preforming yagna, they should have joined army to defend the country. Remember when Mohamed Ghori attacked India, the Hindu soldiers did not pick up their astra before taking a bath and performing puja as arms were considered sacred. So Ghori attacked them, in early hours when it was time for the soldiers to relieve their bowels. After relieving bowel, they went for bath and puja hence could not pick up arms. Ghori thus decimated them during their weak hours.
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                                    Ankit
                                    Oct 6, 2016 at 8:52 pm
                                    We hate Shudra as much as we hate terrorists....fuok Scst obc....
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                                      Avinash
                                      Oct 6, 2016 at 3:05 am
                                      I don't know how to react to such news while reading about Nobel prize.lt;br/gt;Small wonder India is miles away from our own technology and still buy it from even smaller nation like France.
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                                        Chetan More
                                        Oct 6, 2016 at 5:05 am
                                        This will ensure that the children are messed up in their heads by the time they are grown up.
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                                          dkc
                                          Oct 6, 2016 at 5:31 am
                                          Why not a person of lower caste be involved in Yagna.
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                                            stranger
                                            Oct 6, 2016 at 1:05 am
                                            why brahmins? why not just those educated in rituals. this is against hinduism and anti-national. please stop your illiterate yogna even if borne out of naive beliefs and do real service to the nation.
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