Message on Vijayadashami (Dussehra)

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O’ Hindus ! Note that only an invincible society and its Nation deserve to celebrate Vijayadashami !

Sachchidananda Parabrahman (Dr) Jayant Athavale

Vijayadashami is the day to celebrate the slaying of demon Mahishasur by Goddess Shri Durga and that of Ravan by Deity Shriram ! Since the Deities of Hindus are invincible, their victory day is celebrated as Vijayadashami.

Nowadays, on Vijayadashami, going to the temple at the village outskirts, crossing the village borders and gifting Apta leaves as gold, have been reduced to a formality. Has the Hindu society ever thought about the origins of the tradition of crossing the boundary? The ancient Hindu rulers knew that attack is the best form of defence; hence, the tradition symbolising bravery of crossing the enemy’s borders started in our Nation. Nowadays this tradition has become outdated, and the electoral victory of a particular political party is equated to victory for the Hindus.

In reality, if we look at events such as the Nuh riots, violence in Manipur, beheading (Sar Tan Se Juda) of Kanhaiyalal, Shraddha Walkar’s dismemberment, it can be seen that the Hindu society is living in the shadow of defeat everywhere. Celebrating Vijayadashami in such an atmosphere would merely be a formality. Although Chandrayaan-3 succeeded in landing on the Moon, it is entirely a scientific breakthrough. It will be incorrect to credit Hindus for having crossed borders!

O’ Hindus ! Remember that only an invincible society and its Nation deserve to celebrate Vijayadashami ! Therefore, on the occasion of Vijayadashami, decide on an action-oriented resolution to make the Hindu society invincible !

– (Sachchidananda Parabrahman) Dr Jayant Athavale, Founder, Sanatan Sanstha. (16.10.2023)

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