Gudhipadwa means Yugadi Tithi (First lunar day of the commencement of the New Year) ! One of the three and half auspicious days; on this day, a new task is started. Today, we are experiencing a lassitude in Dharma everywhere in India due to the secular governing system. The symbols of honour of Hindu Dharma – Religious culture, Sanskrut, cow, River Ganga, temples etc. and Sanatan Dharma are in danger. In such a situation, although creating cultural awakening to ‘Celebrate New Year on Gudhipadwa and not on 31st December’ is important, it is not a long-term solution. Many devout Hindus are contemplating on creating political awareness among the Hindu community to take sides with a particular political party considering the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. It has been the general experience so far that when Dharma is actually in lassitude, the lesser evil comes to power in this election-oriented country; for example, Dushasan in place of Duryodhan, Shakuni in place of Dushasan, Ashvatthama in place of Shakuni etc. If the lassitude in Dharma faced by India is to be eliminated in the true sense, the long-term solution would be to create a Dharma-based governance in India.
Although Hindu Dharma is facing lassitude, our Scriptures stipulate a Principle for re-establishing Dharma. Undertaking a mission to re-establish Dharma is the need and auspicious task as per the time. O’ Hindus ! Make an auspicious resolve on this Gudhipadwa to dedicate yourselves for the mission of establishing a Dharma-based ‘Hindu Nation’ by sacrificing your body, mind & wealth, and create history for the future generations by establishing a Dharmarajya of Hindus in India by 2023 !
– Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Jayant Athavale (Founder of Sanatan Sanstha)