Sunday December 17, 2017

Siya Ke Ram: Distortions, lies, and mockery of Ramayana

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By Nithin Sridhar

Last month, Star Plus, an entertainment channel in India, launched a new TV serial on the story of Lord Rama with much fanfare. The serial titled ‘Siya Ke Ram’ had promised to portray Ramayana from ‘Sita’s perspective’. Nikhil Sinha, the producer-director of the serial had further stated that the serial was well rooted in facts and based on the original story.

However, one month down the line, the serial appears to have taken wings of its own and deviated completely from the original text of Valmiki Ramayana. Moreover, the much-touted perspective of Sita is yet to emerge as well.

Though the serial at first had raised expectations of this writer with its VFX, soon it became clear that the serial has VFX alone without much substance or value to write about. The serial has not only distorted the original story, but has tried to impose modern secular-liberal values upon the Ramayana thereby making a complete mockery of the Hindu text which is not only considered as a true account of history (itihasa) in Hindu tradition but is also held in high respect and sacredness by millions of Hindus.

The very first episode began with portraying King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya as crybabies, with the former always worrying about his sons, especially about Rama and the later mourning for her daughter- Shanta who was no longer with them. But a single reading of Valmiki Ramayana, which is the original text of Ramayana composed by Sage Valmiki, it becomes clear that neither the King nor the queen was portrayed as crybabies.

In fact, in the Bala-Khanda (11.2), King Dasharatha is described as being righteous, truthful, and resplendent. In other words, he was far from being a crybaby! The serial actually shows Dasharatha as grieving and longing for his sons when they were away from him for studying in Gurukula (traditional school). But, in all probabilities, the princes never went to any Gurukula and were trained in the palace itself. Valmiki Ramayana does not mention anything about sending them away. Instead, it says that Rama and the princes were well versed in Vedas, archery, and were always rendering service to their father (1.18.27,28, 36,37).

Now, coming to the issue of Kausalya’s grief and Shanta, this writer searched hard to find any reference for Queen Kausalya mourning over her daughter in the Valmiki Ramayana but was unable to find even a single reference to it.

Shanta with her husband Rishyasringa as portrayed in the serial. Photo: www.siyakram.in
Shanta with her husband Rishyasringa as portrayed in the serial. Photo: www.siyakram.in

The serial portrays Shanta as being the daughter of the Dasharatha and Kausalya, who was sent to seduce and marry Rishyasringa so that the Rishi can come and perform Putrakameshti Yajna for the begetting of Rama and other princes. Thus, the serial portrays how Dasharatha gave up his daughter for the sake of his sons. It further shows how Shanta was well accomplished in every way yet Dasharatha was never satisfied with her and hankered for a son. This hankering of Dasharatha resulted in Shanta being compelled to sacrifice her freedom and comforts and she went and lived in the forest with Rishyasringa. The serial further shows that this fact was initially kept hidden from Rama and other princes.

Now, let us look into what Valmiki Ramayana has to say about Shanta. Shanta was given in adoption to Romapaada, the King of Anga kingdom and a close friend of Dasharata. The adoption must have happened when Shanta was a child though no mention of her age during adoption is mentioned. But, it is clear that Shanta was brought up by Romapaada as his own daughter. Valmiki Ramayana mentions that when Romapaada’s kingdom was suffering from severe drought, he sent his courtesans to bring Rishyasringa to his kingdom (1.10.7).

When the Rishi arrived in his kingdom, the kingdom was showered with rains and later Romapaada gave Shanta’s hand in marriage to the Rishi (1.10.29-32). After marriage Shanta and Rishyasringa both lived in Anga kingdom itself (1.10.33) and not in the forest. Dasharatha later asked the help of Romapaada to request his son-in-law Rishyasringa to perform Putrakameshti Yajna so that Dasharatha can beget sons.

Therefore, from the Valmiki Ramayana, it becomes clear that Shanta was married to her husband according to the norms of those times and there was neither any compulsion nor any sacrifice on the part of Shanta nor did she undergo any suffering from the marriage. In fact, the Mahabharata account of the story of Shanta and Rishyasringa says that they both shared a loving relationship similar to Nala and Damayanti or Vashishta and Arundathi.

More importantly, Shanta was not sent to seduce Rishyashringa so that Dasharata can beget sons and thus there is absolutely no connection between Shanta marrying Rishyasringa and Rishyasringa helping Dasharatha in begetting sons.

So, the question that naturally arises is why did the serial distort the truth and impose notions of patriarchy and misogyny? Why was Shanta depicted as a victim? Why was Shanta used as a tool to depict supposed discrimination against daughters, or to depict how women are forced to make sacrifices when no such thing is actually recorded in the original text?

Patriarchy, misogyny, discrimination against daughters are all some of the trends that could be observed in current society. More importantly, these are the trends stressed in the left-liberal narratives of the society. On the other hand, Indic narrative is rooted in the all-encompassing concept of Dharma- duty and righteousness and all social trends- both good and bad- are analyzed from the Dharmic standpoint. The fact that the serial has distorted the original Dharmic narrative of Ramayana and has tried to superimpose social ills present in the current society and trends of current left-liberal narratives onto Ramayana, raises serious questions about the professionalism and the motives of the makers of this serial?

Further, Shanta’s story is not the only case of such distortions and super-impositions of left-liberal narratives. Consider the event of Ashwamedha Yajna (Horse-Sacrifice) portrayed in the serial. According to the serial, when King Dasharatha performs Ashwamedha Yajna, first Sita is shown as stopping the horse in its path, then Rama asserts that the horse should not be killed to complete the sacrifice and instead a golden idol of the horse should be used. Rama also makes a speech about animal rights and how traditions should be broken.

The whole narrative depicts not only the ignorance of the makers of the show about Hindu rituals, but also their agenda to superimpose modern narratives of animal rights on Hindu practices.

It is not that Dharmic perspective is insensitive to animal life. Hindu scriptures stipulate serving animals as one of the duties of householders (Bhuta-yajna). Hindu scriptures perceive animals as inseparable part of the Universe and teaches people to practice Ahimsa (non-injury). In fact, Manu Smriti (5.53) says that one who renounces consumption of eating meat attains spiritual benefit equal to that attained after conducting 100 Ashwamedha Yajnas.

At the same time, it must be remembered that Ashwamedha Yajna was performed for the overall welfare of the society- material, spiritual, and ecological. It served as a tool for the Kings to distribute their wealth among the poor and needy. The citizens were given in charity, whatever they were in need of. The landless got the lands, the house-less got the house, people in need of gold were given gold, etc. And the spiritual benefits derived from the Yajna is limitless and helps to enrich the spiritual atmosphere in the society. More importantly, the ritual is such that, the animals sacrificed in it not only attains heaven, but they also attain higher birth. It is for this reason, the sacrifice of animals in Yajnas is not considered as ‘Himsa’ (violence) as even the animals attain welfare.

Hence, according to Hinduism, sacrificing of animals in Yajnas that causes welfare of sacrificed animals as well is Dharma. On the other hand, modern activities like breeding animals for slaughtering or killing animals for their skin, etc. are considered unrighteous (Adharma) because there is no welfare of the animals.

First, the Ashwamedha Yajna shown in the serial never happened as far as Valmiki Ramayana is concerned. Valmiki Ramayana speaks about Dasharatha performing Horse-sacrifice along with Putrakameshti Yajna for begetting his sons. But, he does not perform any horse-sacrifice after the birth of his sons.

Second, even in the Ashwamedha Yajna that was conducted by Dasharatha before the birth of Rama, a real horse was sacrificed (1.14.32-36) and not a horse idol.

Sita with the Horse of Ashwamedha Yajna shown in the serial. Photo: www.pinkvilla.com
Sita with the Horse of Ashwamedha Yajna as shown in the serial. Photo: www.pinkvilla.com

Third, Sita is shown as stopping the horse without realizing the fact that whoever stops the horse and ties it, he/she must wage a war. Yet, in order to portray Sita as a rebel, the scene has been included in the serial.

Fourth, Valmiki Ramayana says Rama is a Dharma-Murti, the personification of Dharma. Thus, Rama very well knew that killing of the horse in the Yajna is not considered as Himsa/violence because the animal thus sacrificed attains spiritual and material welfare as well. Hence, Rama would never have called for a replacement of real horse with a horse idol based on shallow arguments not rooted in Dharma. But without understanding this nuance, the serial tries to give a lecture about the animal rights based on modern left-liberal narratives!

Fifth, the serial portrays Rishi Vashishta as calling Ashwamedha Yajna as a ‘pratha’ or a practice or a tradition based on common belief. But, the fact is Ashwamedha Yajna is not a ‘pratha’, it is a Dharmic practice given in Vedas themselves. So, there is no question about it being a simple matter of faith. It is a Dharmic obligation of the Kings for the welfare of his people. Though, it is true that sacrifice of animals during Yajnas has been prohibited in Kaliyuga according to some Dharmic texts because people no longer have the competency to properly perform those Yajnas and cause animals to attain higher birth. But, Lord Rama was not in Kali Yuga. He was in Treta-Yuga when there were hundreds of great Rishis like Vashishta, Rishyasringa etc. who were capable of performing even complex of Yajnas for the welfare of the world.

In other words, the whole events related to Ashwamedha Yajna shown in the serial is a fabrication introduced to distort the essence of Hindu rituals and superimpose left-liberal narratives about animal rights which incidentally is invoked only with respect to Hindu rituals and not in any other circumstances. (Remember Beef parties?).

Then there was the argument between Yajnavalkya and Gargi that ended up being a debate on love rather than being a sublime discussion about Brahman as shown in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. Also, the depiction of Gargi and the way Sunayana (Janak’s wife) speaks about her completely goes against the high respect Gargi actually held during that period. Then, the Rakshasas (demons) were portrayed as tribal people, which clearly is a colonial construction propagated by a few scholars. Hindu tradition itself considered Rakshasas as being different species than humans. Yet, the fight between Rama and Lakshmana duo and the Rakshasas headed by Maricha and Subhahu were depicted as a fight between the royal kings and tribal people! Maybe the makers of the serial are too much influenced by the Aryan invasion myth!

Rakshasas portrayed as tribal people in the serial. Photo: Google Plus
Rakshasas portrayed to resemble tribal people in the serial. Photo: Google Plus

There was also a conversation between Janak and his wife, wherein Sita’s mother is apprehensive about educating Sita and tells Janak, if Sita is educated, she will face numerous problems after marriage! Another clear attempt at superimposing the perceptions about girl education prevalent from last few centuries on Ramayana.

The events mentioned here are by no means exhaustive. There are many more such incidents and scenes portrayed in the serial which clearly betray attempts at imposing present social values on Ramayana, distortion of facts, and fabrication of lies.

In short, ‘Siya Ke Raam’ ends up making a complete mockery of Ramayana and Hindu practices. But the question is, will it take the moral responsibility for its distortions and mockery?

The serial starts with a disclaimer saying that the serial intends to hurt no religious sentiments, yet that is precisely what it is doing. It is distorting the facts of Valmiki Ramayana and fabricating events that are not present in it and more importantly, it is trying to discredit Hindu practices by superimposing elements from left-liberal worldview into the situations of Ramayana.

If the intentions of the serial makers were really genuine and they wanted to teach certain values to counter current problems, they could have made a completely new mythological serial something on the lines of Game of Thrones. Yet, again and again, the film and serial production industry take a short cut and produce serials that bear the name of historical or mythological characters for the sake of earning TRP, but without an iota of historical or mythological truths in them. This happened with Jodha Akbar serial in the past and it is happening now with ‘Siya ke Raam’.

The serial could have served a fantastic platform for imparting the Dharmic teachings inherent in the story of Valmiki Ramayana that would have helped the common people. Yet, the serial makers chose to reduce the whole effort into a distortion of Hinduism to propagate modern left-liberal narratives.

If this is not a mockery of Ramayana and Hinduism in the name of entertainment, then what is?

  • Rohit Arya

    The
    media has, by and large, become the enemedia as far as Hindus are
    concerned. And all the people working on the serial they have no qualms
    about throwing their own heritage into the dustbin so long as they get
    paid. Which is the other problem, the Hindu
    disdain for their own culture. Legal routes are too time consuming to
    be effective and the disclaimer loophole is already there. Violent
    protests work but they are not an option, I really do not see what can
    be done except small candles like this in an enthusiastically welcomed
    darkness. The leftist are determined to attack everything Hindu and turn
    it to rubble.

  • rep

    Dude you need to get a life

    • and you need to go fuck yourself!

    • thesteelguy

      why don’t you go about yours

  • thesteelguy

    Great piece! Thank you for writing this. Hope the word spreads!

  • NagBelad

    A lot of garbage on Indian tv channels do not surprise me at all. Indian TV, “intelligentsia” in collusion with leftists will be the cause of destruction of Bharat after Islamic rule and Colonial Europeans.

    • Arya

      most people involved in Bollywood movies and Indian serials are secular leftists

  • Chandrakala Radhakrishnan

    Please read sita by devdutt pattanaik before posting such stuff. There are references not only to Ramayana as authored by Valmiki but countless others too.

  • Mayank

    The intellectual honesty and the professionalism have been missing in current time story-tellers. There ignorance of dharmic ideas is clearly visible in their work, we need credible people in this field who do their work with utmost authenticuty.

  • Vince
  • Liquid8r

    Dude, watch the serial – they say the story line is from Tulsi Ramayan. So what’s the point of comparing it with Valmiki Ramayan and drawing your conclusion. Research before you write.

  • V. Madhukar Kamath

    We have skipped watching the serial on ‘Siya Ke Ram’ which is clearly an attempt to twist the Ramayana to suit the PRESENT NEEDS of the so called secular Indians.

  • So

    Not a big fan of the serial however, what is right, is right. Please get yourself educated before lashing out in a full page rant.

    The serial does not claim to be based on Valmiki Ramayan alone. There are various versions of Ramayan. Please research your work before posting anything on a public forum.

    Perhaps, you can start here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Versions_of_Ramayana

    • Arya

      yes but orginal is valmiki Ramayana and normally Hindus base it on this ramayana

      • vik

        Whichever version it is following, it doesn’t portray the facts accurately.

  • Dhaval Yash Das

    JAI SRI RAM
    Thanks for this amazing article, indeed Rishishring was so innocent, he never saw a women in his life, the women’s who came to seduce him, she hugged rishi and took him to the Kingdom of King Romapaads…he took those women’s as a divine saints with wonderful bodies and their bodily features as he explains to his father, he never knew the difference between male and female, father warns him about demons in mayawi swarupa, however things works by Gods will and those women’s somehow takes rishi to the kingdom, assuming those women’s as rishis he sits in their cruise which looked like a palace, so huge with pools and huge houses indeed, he reaches the kingdom of King Romapaads. When his father comes to know. With anger he visits the kingdom…..all praja were been asked to glorify his father and rishi shring….he was happy and accepted the destiny. This is what even i heard from gurudev acc to valmiki ramayan.

    Even Ashwamedha yagya…those Horse also known as a Shyam karna, these specialised horse were born with one ear shyam/blackish coloured. They were given birth only and only for ashwamedhA yagya and not for riding. The horse after wandering the Akhanda bharata/entire bhumandal comes to the kingdom…tired, wounded due to so much of travelling….was then put in fire and he got a divine body, got liberated to higher specie of life or attain heavenly planet . It wasn’t himsa but dharma for chakravarti kings.

    Ramanand sagarjis Ramayan is very much authentic, can say around 90% as mentioned in Ramayan but bit incomplete but far much better then modern ramayan.

  • Asmita Jain

    You do know that there are other Ramayanas besides Valmiki Ramayana, right? And the makers have not stated anywhere that they are following Valmiki Ramayana. Though i agree that there is an absence of Sita’s perspective as touted but otherwise you cannot ask anybody to follow a mythological ‘truth’ in a ‘fictional’ serial.

    • Varinder Singh

      Who told u Ramayana is myth. Its just a hear say people say. Its not a myth. The only mythological part about hindu scriptures is the the stories they make about ganesha etc. and that is only beacuse to teach something in very simple way. Rest is not Myth. The stories are called “Dant Kathaye”.

    • Arya

      yes but when Hindus speak about Ramayana it is normally Valmiki Ramayana and Tulsidas Ramayana which is based on Valmiki as it is the original Ramayana

    • vik

      Please give some examples of other Ramayanas and how they are different from Valmiki Ramayana. Doesn’t matter which Ramayana they are following, it would be great for you to show which “other” Ramayana they are following. Ramayana was not written on “Patriarchal Ram’s” perspective as well. And it isn’t mythology.

  • Shaily Chaudhary

    This serial is influenced by Devdutt Pattnaik’ ‘Sita’s Ram’ book… the story of Shanta is totally based on the lines of thought of Devdutt Pattnaik.
    Here goes the article:
    http://devdutt.com/articles/indian-mythology/the-story-of-rams-elder-sister.html

  • Geetanjali Mukherjee

    I like the serial… Its entertaining and informative. It inspired me to learn all about Lord Ram. I would like to read the Ramacharitamanas and develop my own perspective… thanks to the makers of Siya Ke Ram… period. Your article seems shallow. Please read the Ramayana by Valmiki and Tulsidas and then come up with a piece. Silly boy Nitin!

  • Varinder Singh

    Hi Nithin, I completely agree with u. The chracters are shown like they show in there saas bahu serials. The writers have absolutely no knowledge about charcters of rishis, dashrath, lakshman etc. Leave beside charater of Ram. I my view such serials should not be allowed to be made. As character of Ram is bigger than words and can only be realize through proper readings and knowledge of vedas. Leave beside ram I am frustrated the way they have shown Raavan. I mean he is Asur but he possess grate knowlege. He was considered as maha pandit of his time. The way they show him is like he is an idiot. Like movie villlians.
    Its just amazing how the whole hindu commmunity is stting and watching this show. And no body saying anything against it. Everytime I watch this serials I feel frustrated.
    Someone should file case against them. I am willing to support. I live in Canada, so can’t be physically there but. Willing to support the best I can.
    Varinder Singh

  • Romeo

    Those mighty Asura’s, set out from Lanka LIKE THE GODS leaving Amaravati – Valmiki Ramayana ha ha you can depict Rama and his Vanara army as tribals too ha ha.

    Danava WHITE AS THE CLOUDS… Adi Parva. Davana was a branch of Asura. Kalayavana whose father was Brahmin was an asura too. See, Asura’s are not really dark ha ha.

  • Romeo

    In mythology, if you think, the #1 Aryan should be Vaivasvata Manu, a south Indian king, the manu of current Manavantara ha ha.

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  • Sinog

    Star Plus is owned by Fox Network -> Rupert Murdoch.

  • கே மோகன் ஹைதராபாத்

    Ban the serial as it is giving distorted version and increasing the blood pressure of the ardent devotees of Sita and Ram

  • Gurpreet Singh

    where is the Sanjeevani Booti??
    and how come Garud Dev sucked the poison of Naag Baan. was the naag baan in the script ??
    and how come Lakshman as well as Raam were injured ?????
    total shit this is
    I am watching this serial to know what all situations Sita has gone through?? but here the whole Ramayana is deviated from its actual script. May Lord Raam forgive them.

  • Chandrakanth

    across India we see Lord Hanuman’s scrulpture carrying Sanjivini hill, where is this scene, and Shri Ram loosing his life to Indrajit!!?big joke! definately it got its own wings, change the name to ‘directors ke Ram’. worst serial w.r.t story narating, this will be hit becz of its graphics.

  • amritansh

    nitin shridhar sir it is a great piece of article but one thing needs to be mentioned here that great vedic scholars such as maharishidayanandsaraswati and shripad damodar satvalekar have clearly stated that vedas do not sanction killing of harmless animals specially for yagya

  • amritanshjha

    sir nitin shridhar it is a great piece of article but one thing needs to be added is that great vedic scholars Like mahrishidayanand saraswati and shripad damodar satvalekar have clearly stated that vedas do not sanction killing harmless animals specially for yagya

  • Anonymous

    Narrow-mindedness i sense in you Mr. Nithin.
    I Assume that you know that there are various versions of Ramayana and the Valmiki Ramayana was written centuries ago and is not the ‘original, unspoiled, pure, authentic’ text of Valmiki we read today. This serial takes into account many different versions of Ramayan and other texts containing information on Ramayan and its characters.(Like Mahabharat). And in episodes they do mention at bottom in hindi with significant font size that from where this was taken, only if the piece of story is too much unknown. Also the serial is based on Devdutt Pattnaik’s book.

    You must have heard of Amish Tripathi’s ‘Scion of Ikshvaku’. Just read that and I bet that you will surely criticize it for ‘reinventing the script, changing the story etc’. Just look at that book’s story, the author changed it so much that Dashrath ended up losing to Ravan in war and ostracizing Ram, yet the book gained positive reviews. Something similar does happen on Siya ke Ram but they potray it differently instead of twisting them completely like you said. Siya ke Ram gives the median/mean of all the important Ramayanas out there in India. Taking for example you point on ‘Rakshasas being tribal’. Ask people on what/who were vanaras. More than half would say ‘monkeys’, some would say ‘a forest tribe’. These are two different ideas on one concept. Now rakhasas are ‘other species’ or ‘humans/homo-neanderthals(another old now exticnt) human species who are totally against Dharma’ Being against Dharma and being anarchic their appearance looks like tribals. The serial shows how the events would have transpired that other versions of Ramayana show. The serial stays realistic and that’s why portrays differently.

    To the line “If this is not a mockery of Ramayana and Hinduism in the name of entertainment, then what is?” I have the answer, it is ‘a retelling of Ramayana, in a different way. Like other different Ramayanas its unique’ And I write this with the confidence that I have more than average knowledge on Hindu mythology (rather ancient Indian history) than an average ‘modern-Hindu’.
    Anonymous because hey narrow-mindedness tells people that a 14 y/o teenager cannot be so much well-informed about such things and like other kids is stupid and naive. (As a side note how many people know that there are 3 weapons of Lord Brahma and what each of them does and 14 realms/worlds in Hindu csomology. Few people i say) (Nevertheless i have given my real email if anone wants to check my knowledge)

  • Anonymous

    Narrow-mindedness i sense in you Mr. Nithin.
    I Assume that you know that there are various versions of Ramayana and the Valmiki Ramayana was written centuries ago and is not the ‘original, unspoiled, pure, authentic’ text of Valmiki we read today. This serial takes into account many different versions of Ramayan and other texts containing information on Ramayan and its characters.(Like Mahabharat). And in episodes they do mention at bottom in hindi with significant font size that from where this was taken, only if the piece of story is too much unknown. Also the serial is based on Devdutt Pattnaik’s book.
    You must have heard of Amish Tripathi’s ‘Scion of Ikshvaku’. Just read that and I bet that you will surely criticize it for ‘reinventing the script, changing the story etc’. Just look at that book’s story, the author changed it so much that Dashrath ended up losing to Ravan in war and ostracizing Ram, yet the book gained positive reviews. Something similar does happen on Siya ke Ram but they potray it differently instead of twisting them completely like you said. Siya ke Ram gives the median/mean of all the important Ramayanas out there in India. Taking for example you point on ‘Rakshasas being tribal’. Ask people on what/who were vanaras. More than half would say ‘monkeys’, some would say ‘a forest tribe’. These are two different ideas on one concept. Now rakhasas are ‘other species’ or ‘humans who are totally against Dharma’ Being against Dharma and being anarchic their appearance looks like tribals. The serial shows how the events would have transpired that other versions of Ramayana show. The serial stays realistic and that’s why portrays differently.
    To the line “If this is not a mockery of Ramayana and Hinduism in the name of entertainment, then what is?” I have the answer, it is ‘a retelling of Ramayana, in a different way. Like other different Ramayans its unique’ And I write this with the confidence that I have more than average knowledge on Hindu mythology (rather ancient Indian history) than an average ‘modern-Hindu’. Going anonymous because hey how common it is that a 14y/o is well informed about mythology. Old narrow-mindedness, kids are not supposed to know this much.

    • ಅಶೋಕ ಭ ಕಲ್ಗುಡ್ಡೆ

      Need to learn more about rakshas Pichashis if learn sankrit. According to Bavishya purana Mohammad was Raskshasa. Rakshasar are evil humans. pishasha are cannibals. Vanaras are tribals and are with Rama.

  • vyas

    Why all this hue and cry? The serial clearly states that it is a work of fiction made purely for entertainment. Please learn to appreciate each one’s individuality.
    And I respect tradition and Valmiki but this is not Valmiki Ramayan. So go with an open mind.

  • Kanchan Agrawal

    Siya Ke Ram: Distortions, lies, and mockery of Ramayana and hurting faith of Hinduism.

    The serial make a fun of character of sita while he showed Sita imprisoned by Ravan and insulted in Lanka wearing iron chain. Its not written any where in any Ramayana. May I know the source which The producer of the serial refering to this serial.
    Secondly There is no presentation no back ground music in serial as it was in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan made 30 yeare prior to this serial. Even there is no background prepared for the war. No story we ever heard about

    Tarini that Ravan had a son who was devote of Vishnu. Even sita did nothing While sitting under Ashoka and no body tries to meet her from Ravan’s Family. No story ever heard about Shurpnakha’a attempt to kill or insult Sita as it was shown in Siya ke Ram. War presentation is also very poor while the technology is more developed in 30 years. The war presentation 100 times much better in Ramanand Ragar’s Ramayan made before 30 years.
    There is also a fun of war between the great warrior Lakhsman and Meghnad. it was like two wrester were fighting aimlessly. There was no diolouge or devade in Meghnad and Lakshman. and no presentation of any kind of war, while Lakhaman & Meghnad war is the second most important war of Ramayan after Ram and Ravan. Lakshman and Meghnad seems to be fighting in mud like child not like warrior and mud therapy disguise there original appearance.
    The most important Scene of Meeting Vibhishaa and Hanuman was not shown in any episode. Even It was Hanuman who brought The God of Eagle to save Rama and Lakshmans. Here also a wrong story represented by Producer that Eagle came himself on calling of shiva. No Episode depict the story of Vibhishna’a coronation by Ram when they Build Rameshwaram Shiv-ling. Producer unnecessary focused much on Shurpnakha’s Character and 4 or 5 episode only to Punish Sita. While her role should be over after her nose was cut and complaint in front of Ravan’s for the same.
    May be Producer was follwin Star Plus tradition of Villain Lady character to take revenge or to feel jealous from other ladies. He might forgot that its a mythological story that should be presented in its real Form. Now a days the Main Characters Ram And Lakshman Seems to be carrying beard on their face. Did producer have seen anywhere Ram Lakshman’s such appearance in any picture. Over all he is just making a fun of Hindusim and trying to modernize the real story instead of its original form.

  • Kanchan Agrawal

    Siya Ke Ram: Distortions, lies, and mockery of Ramayana and hurting faith of Hinduism.

    The serial make a fun of character of sita They showed Sita imprisoned by Ravan and insulted in Lanka wearing iron chain. Its a sin representating Maa Sita in such appearance. Its not written any where in any Ramayana. May I know the source which The producer of the serial referring to this serial.

    Producer also forgot to show that It was not the real sita who went Lanka. It was Maya Sita. Original Sita was hiden by Shri Ram in Custody of God of Fire. Ravan Couldn’t touch original Sita.

    Secondly There is no presentation no back ground music in serial as it was in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan made 30 years prior to this serial. Even there is no background prepared for the war. War Presentation and technology usded in iRamanand Sagar’s Ramaan is still very much ;popular and appreciable.Today WE had 3d and 4d technology however director and producer used very poor technology for war presentation

    No story we ever heard about Tarini that Ravan had a son who was devote of Vishnu. Even sita did nothing While sitting under Ashok Vatika and no body tries to meet her from Ravan’s Family. Sita did not eat anything in Lanka however Siya ke Ram showed that Sita met Mandodari many times and taught her cooking. Preparing Kheer for Her Father in Law’s Shard.
    No Story Even heard about Bhool Bulaiya Build by Ravan. No story ever heard about Shurpnakha’a attempt to kill or insult Sita as it was shown in Siya ke Ram. War presentation is also very poor while the technology is more developed in 30 years. The war presentation 100 times much better in Ramanand Ragar’s Ramayan made before 30 years. No Opening Songs no background music in war or anywhere in serial.

    There is also a fun of war between the great warrior Lakhsman and Meghnad. it was like two wrestler were fighting aimlessly. There was no dialogue or devade in Meghnad and Lakshman. and no presentation of any kind of war, while Lakhaman & Meghnad war is the second most important war of Ramayan after Ram and Ravan. Lakshman and Meghnad seems to be fighting in mud like child not like warrior and mud therapy disguise there original appearance. No story evr heard that Lakshman fight with Meghnad alone outside of war area. Only Meghnad keep Lakshman away from Hanuman because Hanuman can protect Lakshman from Amogh Sakhti.Even War duration and argument between warriors are nowhere is serial

    The most important Scene of Meeting Vibhishaa and Hanuman was noshown in any episode. Even It was Hanuman who brought The God of Eagle to save Rama and Lakshman. Here is also a wrong story represented by Producer that Eagle came himself on calling of Lord shiva. No Episode depict the story of Vibhishna’s coronation by Ram when they Build Rameshwaram Shiv-ling. Producer unnecessary focused much on Shurpnakha’s Character and 4 or 5 episode only to Punish Sita. While her role should be over after her nose was cut and complaint in front of Ravan’s for the same.
    May be Producer was following Star Plus tradition of Villain Lady character to take revenge or to feel jealous from other ladies. He might forgot that its a mythological story that should be presented in its real Form. Now a days the Main Characters Ram And Lakshman Seems to be carrying beard on their face. Did producer have seen anywhere Ram Lakshman’s such appearance in any picture. Over all he is just making a fun of Hinduism and trying to modernize the real story instead of its original form. In Today’s episode It was shown that Trijata Informed about Susain Vadh While in Ramcharit Manas and Valmiki Ramayan It was Vibhisana who Informed about Susan Vadh.

    It not only a wrong presentation of story but also a fun of Hinduism.

    • Anonymous

      The Maya sita in you post is actually form a local version of Ramayana, so its up to to producer to take it or not. And if u say there is no background music then I suggest you to watch TV at loude volume or check ur speaker settings.

  • ಅಶೋಕ ಭ ಕಲ್ಗುಡ್ಡೆ

    Somebody has to file PIL to stop this leftist/evangelicals mockery of Ramayana?

  • ಅಶೋಕ ಭ ಕಲ್ಗುಡ್ಡೆ

    No words about story and script writer anywhere in the article?

  • Santosh Narva

    awesomely said bro .. not only this . there has come many books like shiva trilogy , maha vishnu trilogy , ramachandra series etc .. where the writers are writing on their own about our gods . sad thing is that they are hailed by our youth stating that they are of a different perspective !!

  • Ganesh Dutt Sharma

    I found the dialogues in too much pathetic Hindi. Seems like planned mockery of Hinduism.

    Examples are: Sooryasta being pronounced as Sooryastra,
    Pavanputra as Pavandoot
    Gyat and Gyan used interchangeably
    Yog Shakti used as Yogya Shakti
    and countless others.

    From so many mistakes which I could figure out, I can’t imagine that the directors could not get those. Either they were in too much hurry while making serials or it’s clear cut conspiracy to defame Hinduism with wrongful Hindi dialogues.

  • Rohit Arya

    The
    media has, by and large, become the enemedia as far as Hindus are
    concerned. And all the people working on the serial they have no qualms
    about throwing their own heritage into the dustbin so long as they get
    paid. Which is the other problem, the Hindu
    disdain for their own culture. Legal routes are too time consuming to
    be effective and the disclaimer loophole is already there. Violent
    protests work but they are not an option, I really do not see what can
    be done except small candles like this in an enthusiastically welcomed
    darkness. The leftist are determined to attack everything Hindu and turn
    it to rubble.

  • rep

    Dude you need to get a life

    • and you need to go fuck yourself!

    • thesteelguy

      why don’t you go about yours

  • thesteelguy

    Great piece! Thank you for writing this. Hope the word spreads!

  • NagBelad

    A lot of garbage on Indian tv channels do not surprise me at all. Indian TV, “intelligentsia” in collusion with leftists will be the cause of destruction of Bharat after Islamic rule and Colonial Europeans.

    • Arya

      most people involved in Bollywood movies and Indian serials are secular leftists

  • Chandrakala Radhakrishnan

    Please read sita by devdutt pattanaik before posting such stuff. There are references not only to Ramayana as authored by Valmiki but countless others too.

  • Mayank

    The intellectual honesty and the professionalism have been missing in current time story-tellers. There ignorance of dharmic ideas is clearly visible in their work, we need credible people in this field who do their work with utmost authenticuty.

  • Vince
  • Liquid8r

    Dude, watch the serial – they say the story line is from Tulsi Ramayan. So what’s the point of comparing it with Valmiki Ramayan and drawing your conclusion. Research before you write.

  • V. Madhukar Kamath

    We have skipped watching the serial on ‘Siya Ke Ram’ which is clearly an attempt to twist the Ramayana to suit the PRESENT NEEDS of the so called secular Indians.

  • So

    Not a big fan of the serial however, what is right, is right. Please get yourself educated before lashing out in a full page rant.

    The serial does not claim to be based on Valmiki Ramayan alone. There are various versions of Ramayan. Please research your work before posting anything on a public forum.

    Perhaps, you can start here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Versions_of_Ramayana

    • Arya

      yes but orginal is valmiki Ramayana and normally Hindus base it on this ramayana

      • vik

        Whichever version it is following, it doesn’t portray the facts accurately.

  • Dhaval Yash Das

    JAI SRI RAM
    Thanks for this amazing article, indeed Rishishring was so innocent, he never saw a women in his life, the women’s who came to seduce him, she hugged rishi and took him to the Kingdom of King Romapaads…he took those women’s as a divine saints with wonderful bodies and their bodily features as he explains to his father, he never knew the difference between male and female, father warns him about demons in mayawi swarupa, however things works by Gods will and those women’s somehow takes rishi to the kingdom, assuming those women’s as rishis he sits in their cruise which looked like a palace, so huge with pools and huge houses indeed, he reaches the kingdom of King Romapaads. When his father comes to know. With anger he visits the kingdom…..all praja were been asked to glorify his father and rishi shring….he was happy and accepted the destiny. This is what even i heard from gurudev acc to valmiki ramayan.

    Even Ashwamedha yagya…those Horse also known as a Shyam karna, these specialised horse were born with one ear shyam/blackish coloured. They were given birth only and only for ashwamedhA yagya and not for riding. The horse after wandering the Akhanda bharata/entire bhumandal comes to the kingdom…tired, wounded due to so much of travelling….was then put in fire and he got a divine body, got liberated to higher specie of life or attain heavenly planet . It wasn’t himsa but dharma for chakravarti kings.

    Ramanand sagarjis Ramayan is very much authentic, can say around 90% as mentioned in Ramayan but bit incomplete but far much better then modern ramayan.

  • Asmita Jain

    You do know that there are other Ramayanas besides Valmiki Ramayana, right? And the makers have not stated anywhere that they are following Valmiki Ramayana. Though i agree that there is an absence of Sita’s perspective as touted but otherwise you cannot ask anybody to follow a mythological ‘truth’ in a ‘fictional’ serial.

    • Varinder Singh

      Who told u Ramayana is myth. Its just a hear say people say. Its not a myth. The only mythological part about hindu scriptures is the the stories they make about ganesha etc. and that is only beacuse to teach something in very simple way. Rest is not Myth. The stories are called “Dant Kathaye”.

    • Arya

      yes but when Hindus speak about Ramayana it is normally Valmiki Ramayana and Tulsidas Ramayana which is based on Valmiki as it is the original Ramayana

    • vik

      Please give some examples of other Ramayanas and how they are different from Valmiki Ramayana. Doesn’t matter which Ramayana they are following, it would be great for you to show which “other” Ramayana they are following. Ramayana was not written on “Patriarchal Ram’s” perspective as well. And it isn’t mythology.

  • Shaily Chaudhary

    This serial is influenced by Devdutt Pattnaik’ ‘Sita’s Ram’ book… the story of Shanta is totally based on the lines of thought of Devdutt Pattnaik.
    Here goes the article:
    http://devdutt.com/articles/indian-mythology/the-story-of-rams-elder-sister.html

  • Geetanjali Mukherjee

    I like the serial… Its entertaining and informative. It inspired me to learn all about Lord Ram. I would like to read the Ramacharitamanas and develop my own perspective… thanks to the makers of Siya Ke Ram… period. Your article seems shallow. Please read the Ramayana by Valmiki and Tulsidas and then come up with a piece. Silly boy Nitin!

  • Varinder Singh

    Hi Nithin, I completely agree with u. The chracters are shown like they show in there saas bahu serials. The writers have absolutely no knowledge about charcters of rishis, dashrath, lakshman etc. Leave beside charater of Ram. I my view such serials should not be allowed to be made. As character of Ram is bigger than words and can only be realize through proper readings and knowledge of vedas. Leave beside ram I am frustrated the way they have shown Raavan. I mean he is Asur but he possess grate knowlege. He was considered as maha pandit of his time. The way they show him is like he is an idiot. Like movie villlians.
    Its just amazing how the whole hindu commmunity is stting and watching this show. And no body saying anything against it. Everytime I watch this serials I feel frustrated.
    Someone should file case against them. I am willing to support. I live in Canada, so can’t be physically there but. Willing to support the best I can.
    Varinder Singh

  • Romeo

    Those mighty Asura’s, set out from Lanka LIKE THE GODS leaving Amaravati – Valmiki Ramayana ha ha you can depict Rama and his Vanara army as tribals too ha ha.

    Danava WHITE AS THE CLOUDS… Adi Parva. Davana was a branch of Asura. Kalayavana whose father was Brahmin was an asura too. See, Asura’s are not really dark ha ha.

  • Romeo

    In mythology, if you think, the #1 Aryan should be Vaivasvata Manu, a south Indian king, the manu of current Manavantara ha ha.

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  • Sinog

    Star Plus is owned by Fox Network -> Rupert Murdoch.

  • கே மோகன் ஹைதராபாத்

    Ban the serial as it is giving distorted version and increasing the blood pressure of the ardent devotees of Sita and Ram

  • Gurpreet Singh

    where is the Sanjeevani Booti??
    and how come Garud Dev sucked the poison of Naag Baan. was the naag baan in the script ??
    and how come Lakshman as well as Raam were injured ?????
    total shit this is
    I am watching this serial to know what all situations Sita has gone through?? but here the whole Ramayana is deviated from its actual script. May Lord Raam forgive them.

  • Chandrakanth

    across India we see Lord Hanuman’s scrulpture carrying Sanjivini hill, where is this scene, and Shri Ram loosing his life to Indrajit!!?big joke! definately it got its own wings, change the name to ‘directors ke Ram’. worst serial w.r.t story narating, this will be hit becz of its graphics.

  • amritansh

    nitin shridhar sir it is a great piece of article but one thing needs to be mentioned here that great vedic scholars such as maharishidayanandsaraswati and shripad damodar satvalekar have clearly stated that vedas do not sanction killing of harmless animals specially for yagya

  • amritanshjha

    sir nitin shridhar it is a great piece of article but one thing needs to be added is that great vedic scholars Like mahrishidayanand saraswati and shripad damodar satvalekar have clearly stated that vedas do not sanction killing harmless animals specially for yagya

  • Anonymous

    Narrow-mindedness i sense in you Mr. Nithin.
    I Assume that you know that there are various versions of Ramayana and the Valmiki Ramayana was written centuries ago and is not the ‘original, unspoiled, pure, authentic’ text of Valmiki we read today. This serial takes into account many different versions of Ramayan and other texts containing information on Ramayan and its characters.(Like Mahabharat). And in episodes they do mention at bottom in hindi with significant font size that from where this was taken, only if the piece of story is too much unknown. Also the serial is based on Devdutt Pattnaik’s book.

    You must have heard of Amish Tripathi’s ‘Scion of Ikshvaku’. Just read that and I bet that you will surely criticize it for ‘reinventing the script, changing the story etc’. Just look at that book’s story, the author changed it so much that Dashrath ended up losing to Ravan in war and ostracizing Ram, yet the book gained positive reviews. Something similar does happen on Siya ke Ram but they potray it differently instead of twisting them completely like you said. Siya ke Ram gives the median/mean of all the important Ramayanas out there in India. Taking for example you point on ‘Rakshasas being tribal’. Ask people on what/who were vanaras. More than half would say ‘monkeys’, some would say ‘a forest tribe’. These are two different ideas on one concept. Now rakhasas are ‘other species’ or ‘humans/homo-neanderthals(another old now exticnt) human species who are totally against Dharma’ Being against Dharma and being anarchic their appearance looks like tribals. The serial shows how the events would have transpired that other versions of Ramayana show. The serial stays realistic and that’s why portrays differently.

    To the line “If this is not a mockery of Ramayana and Hinduism in the name of entertainment, then what is?” I have the answer, it is ‘a retelling of Ramayana, in a different way. Like other different Ramayanas its unique’ And I write this with the confidence that I have more than average knowledge on Hindu mythology (rather ancient Indian history) than an average ‘modern-Hindu’.
    Anonymous because hey narrow-mindedness tells people that a 14 y/o teenager cannot be so much well-informed about such things and like other kids is stupid and naive. (As a side note how many people know that there are 3 weapons of Lord Brahma and what each of them does and 14 realms/worlds in Hindu csomology. Few people i say) (Nevertheless i have given my real email if anone wants to check my knowledge)

  • Anonymous

    Narrow-mindedness i sense in you Mr. Nithin.
    I Assume that you know that there are various versions of Ramayana and the Valmiki Ramayana was written centuries ago and is not the ‘original, unspoiled, pure, authentic’ text of Valmiki we read today. This serial takes into account many different versions of Ramayan and other texts containing information on Ramayan and its characters.(Like Mahabharat). And in episodes they do mention at bottom in hindi with significant font size that from where this was taken, only if the piece of story is too much unknown. Also the serial is based on Devdutt Pattnaik’s book.
    You must have heard of Amish Tripathi’s ‘Scion of Ikshvaku’. Just read that and I bet that you will surely criticize it for ‘reinventing the script, changing the story etc’. Just look at that book’s story, the author changed it so much that Dashrath ended up losing to Ravan in war and ostracizing Ram, yet the book gained positive reviews. Something similar does happen on Siya ke Ram but they potray it differently instead of twisting them completely like you said. Siya ke Ram gives the median/mean of all the important Ramayanas out there in India. Taking for example you point on ‘Rakshasas being tribal’. Ask people on what/who were vanaras. More than half would say ‘monkeys’, some would say ‘a forest tribe’. These are two different ideas on one concept. Now rakhasas are ‘other species’ or ‘humans who are totally against Dharma’ Being against Dharma and being anarchic their appearance looks like tribals. The serial shows how the events would have transpired that other versions of Ramayana show. The serial stays realistic and that’s why portrays differently.
    To the line “If this is not a mockery of Ramayana and Hinduism in the name of entertainment, then what is?” I have the answer, it is ‘a retelling of Ramayana, in a different way. Like other different Ramayans its unique’ And I write this with the confidence that I have more than average knowledge on Hindu mythology (rather ancient Indian history) than an average ‘modern-Hindu’. Going anonymous because hey how common it is that a 14y/o is well informed about mythology. Old narrow-mindedness, kids are not supposed to know this much.

    • ಅಶೋಕ ಭ ಕಲ್ಗುಡ್ಡೆ

      Need to learn more about rakshas Pichashis if learn sankrit. According to Bavishya purana Mohammad was Raskshasa. Rakshasar are evil humans. pishasha are cannibals. Vanaras are tribals and are with Rama.

  • vyas

    Why all this hue and cry? The serial clearly states that it is a work of fiction made purely for entertainment. Please learn to appreciate each one’s individuality.
    And I respect tradition and Valmiki but this is not Valmiki Ramayan. So go with an open mind.

  • Kanchan Agrawal

    Siya Ke Ram: Distortions, lies, and mockery of Ramayana and hurting faith of Hinduism.

    The serial make a fun of character of sita while he showed Sita imprisoned by Ravan and insulted in Lanka wearing iron chain. Its not written any where in any Ramayana. May I know the source which The producer of the serial refering to this serial.
    Secondly There is no presentation no back ground music in serial as it was in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan made 30 yeare prior to this serial. Even there is no background prepared for the war. No story we ever heard about

    Tarini that Ravan had a son who was devote of Vishnu. Even sita did nothing While sitting under Ashoka and no body tries to meet her from Ravan’s Family. No story ever heard about Shurpnakha’a attempt to kill or insult Sita as it was shown in Siya ke Ram. War presentation is also very poor while the technology is more developed in 30 years. The war presentation 100 times much better in Ramanand Ragar’s Ramayan made before 30 years.
    There is also a fun of war between the great warrior Lakhsman and Meghnad. it was like two wrester were fighting aimlessly. There was no diolouge or devade in Meghnad and Lakshman. and no presentation of any kind of war, while Lakhaman & Meghnad war is the second most important war of Ramayan after Ram and Ravan. Lakshman and Meghnad seems to be fighting in mud like child not like warrior and mud therapy disguise there original appearance.
    The most important Scene of Meeting Vibhishaa and Hanuman was not shown in any episode. Even It was Hanuman who brought The God of Eagle to save Rama and Lakshmans. Here also a wrong story represented by Producer that Eagle came himself on calling of shiva. No Episode depict the story of Vibhishna’a coronation by Ram when they Build Rameshwaram Shiv-ling. Producer unnecessary focused much on Shurpnakha’s Character and 4 or 5 episode only to Punish Sita. While her role should be over after her nose was cut and complaint in front of Ravan’s for the same.
    May be Producer was follwin Star Plus tradition of Villain Lady character to take revenge or to feel jealous from other ladies. He might forgot that its a mythological story that should be presented in its real Form. Now a days the Main Characters Ram And Lakshman Seems to be carrying beard on their face. Did producer have seen anywhere Ram Lakshman’s such appearance in any picture. Over all he is just making a fun of Hindusim and trying to modernize the real story instead of its original form.

  • Kanchan Agrawal

    Siya Ke Ram: Distortions, lies, and mockery of Ramayana and hurting faith of Hinduism.

    The serial make a fun of character of sita They showed Sita imprisoned by Ravan and insulted in Lanka wearing iron chain. Its a sin representating Maa Sita in such appearance. Its not written any where in any Ramayana. May I know the source which The producer of the serial referring to this serial.

    Producer also forgot to show that It was not the real sita who went Lanka. It was Maya Sita. Original Sita was hiden by Shri Ram in Custody of God of Fire. Ravan Couldn’t touch original Sita.

    Secondly There is no presentation no back ground music in serial as it was in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan made 30 years prior to this serial. Even there is no background prepared for the war. War Presentation and technology usded in iRamanand Sagar’s Ramaan is still very much ;popular and appreciable.Today WE had 3d and 4d technology however director and producer used very poor technology for war presentation

    No story we ever heard about Tarini that Ravan had a son who was devote of Vishnu. Even sita did nothing While sitting under Ashok Vatika and no body tries to meet her from Ravan’s Family. Sita did not eat anything in Lanka however Siya ke Ram showed that Sita met Mandodari many times and taught her cooking. Preparing Kheer for Her Father in Law’s Shard.
    No Story Even heard about Bhool Bulaiya Build by Ravan. No story ever heard about Shurpnakha’a attempt to kill or insult Sita as it was shown in Siya ke Ram. War presentation is also very poor while the technology is more developed in 30 years. The war presentation 100 times much better in Ramanand Ragar’s Ramayan made before 30 years. No Opening Songs no background music in war or anywhere in serial.

    There is also a fun of war between the great warrior Lakhsman and Meghnad. it was like two wrestler were fighting aimlessly. There was no dialogue or devade in Meghnad and Lakshman. and no presentation of any kind of war, while Lakhaman & Meghnad war is the second most important war of Ramayan after Ram and Ravan. Lakshman and Meghnad seems to be fighting in mud like child not like warrior and mud therapy disguise there original appearance. No story evr heard that Lakshman fight with Meghnad alone outside of war area. Only Meghnad keep Lakshman away from Hanuman because Hanuman can protect Lakshman from Amogh Sakhti.Even War duration and argument between warriors are nowhere is serial

    The most important Scene of Meeting Vibhishaa and Hanuman was noshown in any episode. Even It was Hanuman who brought The God of Eagle to save Rama and Lakshman. Here is also a wrong story represented by Producer that Eagle came himself on calling of Lord shiva. No Episode depict the story of Vibhishna’s coronation by Ram when they Build Rameshwaram Shiv-ling. Producer unnecessary focused much on Shurpnakha’s Character and 4 or 5 episode only to Punish Sita. While her role should be over after her nose was cut and complaint in front of Ravan’s for the same.
    May be Producer was following Star Plus tradition of Villain Lady character to take revenge or to feel jealous from other ladies. He might forgot that its a mythological story that should be presented in its real Form. Now a days the Main Characters Ram And Lakshman Seems to be carrying beard on their face. Did producer have seen anywhere Ram Lakshman’s such appearance in any picture. Over all he is just making a fun of Hinduism and trying to modernize the real story instead of its original form. In Today’s episode It was shown that Trijata Informed about Susain Vadh While in Ramcharit Manas and Valmiki Ramayan It was Vibhisana who Informed about Susan Vadh.

    It not only a wrong presentation of story but also a fun of Hinduism.

    • Anonymous

      The Maya sita in you post is actually form a local version of Ramayana, so its up to to producer to take it or not. And if u say there is no background music then I suggest you to watch TV at loude volume or check ur speaker settings.

  • ಅಶೋಕ ಭ ಕಲ್ಗುಡ್ಡೆ

    Somebody has to file PIL to stop this leftist/evangelicals mockery of Ramayana?

  • ಅಶೋಕ ಭ ಕಲ್ಗುಡ್ಡೆ

    No words about story and script writer anywhere in the article?

  • Santosh Narva

    awesomely said bro .. not only this . there has come many books like shiva trilogy , maha vishnu trilogy , ramachandra series etc .. where the writers are writing on their own about our gods . sad thing is that they are hailed by our youth stating that they are of a different perspective !!

  • Ganesh Dutt Sharma

    I found the dialogues in too much pathetic Hindi. Seems like planned mockery of Hinduism.

    Examples are: Sooryasta being pronounced as Sooryastra,
    Pavanputra as Pavandoot
    Gyat and Gyan used interchangeably
    Yog Shakti used as Yogya Shakti
    and countless others.

    From so many mistakes which I could figure out, I can’t imagine that the directors could not get those. Either they were in too much hurry while making serials or it’s clear cut conspiracy to defame Hinduism with wrongful Hindi dialogues.

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Respected Holy Father: You need to walk the talk and stop Conversion, says Maria Wirth

Holy Father, if you are serious about respecting other religions, the claim of exclusiveness must be scrapped and Hindus who have given to the world a deep philosophy and a great culture, must be respected

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Pope and Conversions of Hindus
Pope visits to Asia are often seen with suspicion of boosting religious conversions. Pope Francis greets believers as he arrives for a mass in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 1, 2017.

This was in December of 2013. Prominent spiritual activist Maria Wirth- who has made India her home- wrote this open letter to Pope. Maria says that on her recent visit to South India, she came across an increasing number of Churches and decided to bring this to the attention of Pope and appeal to him to stop conversion as Hindus do not need it.

Here is the letter. 

Respected Holy Father,

Great hope for a positive change in the Catholic Church is pinned on your Pontificate and recent statements indicate that this hope may not be misplaced. The future, your Holiness said in November 2013, is in the “respectful coexistence of diversity and in the fundamental right to religious freedom in all its dimensions, and not in muting the different voices of religion”.

This statement makes eminent sense and would need to be implemented by all who presently do not subscribe to a respectful coexistence of diversity in regard to religions. However, I sense (wrongly maybe) that it is a plea for other religions to respect Christianity, rather than a commitment by the Church to respect other religions. To be precise, since Christians are occasionally persecuted in Islamic countries, it seems to be an appeal to ‘live and let live’ between the two biggest religions on earth.

Your Holiness is aware that both, Christianity and Islam, claim to be the only true religion and their God, respectively Allah alone is true. Both religions further hold that all people on earth have to accept this claim and join their particular religion to be saved and reach heaven or paradise. Both give a serious warning to those who don’t join: they will land up eternally in hell. These claims of exclusiveness are made without any evidence whatsoever, apart from the fact that the claims contradict each other, as both cannot be true. They require blind belief, and as blind, unreasonable belief is not natural for human beings, for many centuries it was enforced with state power and indoctrinated right from childhood with the fear of hell as the boogeyman.

May I ask Your Holiness to ponder how the respectful coexistence of diversity and the fundamental right to religious freedom is possible as long as these claims of exclusiveness are in place? Were these claims originally made to gain political power or were they made in the interest of the spiritual welfare of humanity? And may I also ask whether Your Holiness personally believes in these claims?

I trust that privately, Your Holiness does not believe in them, as media reported your statement that good atheists also will be redeemed. In other words, they won’t go automatically to hell. However, the Vatican took pains to clarify that Your Holiness did not mean it. Even my mother, 95 and a staunch Catholic all her life, expressed dismay that a perfectly sensible statement by the Pope was watered down.

Your Holiness may feel compelled for worldly reasons to stick to the claim of exclusiveness as dropping it would entail wrapping up all conversion attempts and in the process lose power, wealth and influence. Further there may be fear that other Christian denominations will not go along and will gain an advantage over the Catholic Church. Still another worry may be that Islam will not drop the claim of exclusiveness and will push aggressively for conversion.

However, the Catholic Church was the first institution to put up this baseless claim, which has brought unspeakable disaster upon humankind. From this claim the Church derived not only the ‘right’, but the ‘duty’ to storm across the globe and impose forcefully her ‘belief system’ – in Europe, in the Americas and in Africa and now in Asia. It was no doubt an ingenious ploy to claim that God wants everyone to become Christian. . Mark Twain famously said, “Religion was born when the first con-man met the first fool”. I would change it, “Dogmatic religion was born when ….”.

Some centuries later, Islam followed suit, claiming that Allah wants everyone to accept Islam, and we all know the violent conflicts resulting from those unsubstantiated claims. Since the Catholic Church started this disastrous trend, she needs to reverse it. The welfare of humanity as a whole has to be the concern and not the welfare of a religious institution. Hopefully Your Holiness has the courage to make a real, clear change for the better and will not fall for hairsplitting theological arguments, like ‘redemption is possible but not salvation’, etc.

Most Christians especially in Europe don’t believe anymore in unreasonable claims. The sad thing is that together with the dogmas, many reject belief in God altogether. They have not learnt to listen to their conscience and to enquire into truth, as the Church has played the role of the conscience- and truth-keeper for too long. The consequences for our societies are there for everyone to see.

However, many Christians do start pondering and believe in a ‘great power’, but not in the Christian God. For example, when I asked some fifty Christians in Germany whether they believe that Hindus who heard about Jesus Christ, but do not convert, will go to hell, nobody said yes. Even a priest said no. And not a single German I met was in favour of missionary activity in India. Yet Pope John Paul II declared in India the intention of the Church to plant the cross in Asia in the new millennium and considered India as a field for a rich harvest, which goes completely against ‘respectful coexistence’.

I live in India since 33 years and can assert with full confidence that India has no need of Christian missionaries, and yet huge sums of money are being pumped in to lure converts with material benefits and to build churches. I am aware that Your Holiness is responsible only for Catholics and not for the myriad of other Christian denominations that prey on poor Hindus, but if the Catholic Church made a start of truly respecting Hindus, it would have a big impact.

Maybe Your Holiness is under the impression that Hinduism is a depraved religion and Hindus would do well to accept the Christian God instead of their multiple gods. Such an impression would be completely wrong. There is no other religion that is –unjustly – denigrated as badly as Hinduism. Sorry to say that Christian (including Catholic) missionaries are in the forefront of this vilification campaign. Few people in the west know how profound India’s ancient tradition is. A solid philosophical basis for our existence and helpful tenets for a fulfilling, meaningful life had been known in India long before ‘religions’, as we know them today, came into being. The only addition Christianity brought in anew, are unverifiable dogmas that cannot possibly have a bearing on the absolute Truth. Can an event in history impact the absolute Truth? Will Truth make a distinction between people who are baptized and those who are not? “There is no salvation outside the Church” is, and I may be excused for using strong language, ridiculous.

The Indian rishis had discovered ages ago that an all-pervading Presence is at the core of this universe, indescribable, but best described as absolute consciousness. Further, the Hindu law of karma preceded the Christian dictum “as you sow so you reap’. A Council stopped Christians from believing in rebirth which would explain many riddles that trouble them, for example why there is great injustice already at birth? The advantage of having a perfect person as a friend and guide on the spiritual path was known in India, but till some 2000 years ago nobody claimed that ‘only’ Krishna or ‘only’ Ram or ‘only’ Buddha can lead to salvation and that whoever does not believe it, goes to hell. “Truth is One, the wise call it by many names”, the Indian rishis declared and listed different names of gods. That was at a time, when Christianity was nowhere in sight. Surely they would have included ‘God’ as another name and Jesus as an avatar, not expecting to be backstabbed by followers of “God” declaring: “Truth is one and must be called only by one name and is fully revealed only in one book.”

Hinduism incorporates oneness with the divine, says Maria Wirth
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The multiple gods in Hinduism are personified powers that help to access the formless, nameless Presence that is in all of us. Christians in India are told that Hindu gods are devils. At the same time, Christianity tries to revive (possibly inspired by Hinduism) belief in angels, as devotion for the Invisible is easier by focusing on images.

Hinduism is not a belief system. It is a knowledge system. It is a genuine enquiry into what is true about us and the world. Hindus are not required to believe anything that does not make sense and can never be verified. There is complete freedom. Yes, most believe in rebirth, which makes sense. Most believe in an all pervading Brahman (many other names are in use) that is also in humans. Most believe that this divine essence can be experienced in oneself, if the person purifies herself by certain disciplines coupled with devotion. This belief is verifiable. It is not blind. There were many Rishis who realized their oneness with Brahman. In Christianity, too, there were mystics who experienced oneness with the Divine like Meister Eckhart did. Sadly, he was excommunicated by the Church. Why is the Church resisting scientific insight that there is some mystery essence in everything? And why is it difficult to accept that in the long, long history of humanity, there were several, not only one, outstanding personalities who showed the way to the truth?

Holy Father, I request you in all sincerity to be such an outstanding personality who guides his followers on a path of expansion, and does not straight-jacket them into an unbelievable belief system, which among others demands converting Hindus to Christianity. Your Holiness is venerated as the representative of the Highest Power in this universe by over a billion of Catholics. Many of your predecessors were not worthy of this veneration. Utmost truthfulness and integrity are required. Calculations about worldly power must not come in the way. The Catholic Church surely would benefit, not lose out, if it honors Truth and gives up its claim that there is no salvation outside the Church. Truth cannot be cheated; neither can it be contained in a book. Truth is what we basically are. Hindus, whose religion is universal and all-encompassing, respect diverse traditions. They are one of the most cultured, gentle and peace-loving people on earth who live and let live, unless greatly provoked.

Holy Father, if you are serious about respecting other religions, the claim of exclusiveness must be scrapped and Hindus who have given to the world a deep philosophy and a great culture, must be respected. Many of us look forward to hearing truly good news from the Catholic Church under your stewardship. The main issue that plagues the Church is not whether women should be priests or whether divorcees can take Holy Communion .The main issue is the unfounded claim of exclusiveness regarding ‘salvation’. It divides humanity into us who are right and saved, versus them who are wrong and damned. Kindly drop this harmful claim and make your Pontificate truly memorable and beneficial for all humanity.

Yours Sincerely

Maria Wirth

Posted as registered letter to Pope Francis on 10th  December 2013 from Puducherry, India.

The open letter was posted at Maria Wirth’s blog.

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Ram Setu : Where Science meets Hindu religion, Science affirms but Congress Party denies

Science Channel affirms that Ram Setu was man made not natural, NASA released images

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Ram Setu between India and Sri Lanka (Pic by NASA)
  • Science channel affirms that Ram Setu was man- made not natural
  • In 2007 Congress Party submitted an affidavit in court saying Ram Setu is a myth

An American science channel on Tuesday affirmed on the existence of Ram Setu, saying that there exist evidence suggesting that the bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka was man-made not natural.

The Discovery Communications-produced show, “Ancient Land Bridge”, quotes American archaeologists to affirm that 30-mile line between India and Sri Lanka is made up of rocks that are 7,000 years old, older than the sandbar supporting them, which is approx 4,000 years old. The video claims that the structure is man made, not natural, citing images from a NASA satellite. Interestingly, the carbon dating of beaches near Dhanushkodi and Mannar Island sync with the date of Ramayana.

Ram Setu in Ramayana
Ram Setu (Satellite image by NASA)

The description of Ram Setu in Ramayana

In ‘Yuddha Kanda’ of the Ramayana, building of Ram Setu has been described. Rama Setu took 5 days to build by under the supervision of architects Neel and Nala. It is believed that Ram Setu is made of a chain of limestone shoals. It is 30 Km Long and 3 Km Wide. It Starts from Dhanushkodi tip of India’s Pamban Island and ends at Sri Lanka’s Mannar Island. Sea in these areas is very shallow. In Ramayana it is mentioned that the bridge was built by stones and these stone which floated on water by touch of Nala & Neel.

Ram Setu
Pic credit : Promo released by the US-based Science Channel

Politics on Ram Setu

Ram Setu is the historical and archeological evidence of Ramayana. The new findings by NASA have already sparked a political debate in the country with BJP leaders questioning the Congress’ previous stand where the party had told the Supreme Court that there was no historical proof that Lord Rama had ever existed. Congress party made u-turn and claimed they never questioned existence of Lora Ram. But In 2005, the UPA-1 government had proposed a shipping canal project that would have dredged the area and damaged the formation on sea, referred to as the Ram Setu by Hindus. The project was thus challenged by the BJP in the apex court.

Responding on the new affirmations, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said, “This is what the BJP has been saying all along.” Firebrand BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said, “the US scientists said what was already know”. On Tuesday, Smriti Irani posted the trailer of the show on her Twitter account, saying, “Jai Shri Ram.”

Ram Setu is the national heritage of India and it must be preserved.

– by Shaurya Ritwik, Shaurya is Sub-Editor at NewsGram and writes on Geo-politcs, Culture, Indology and Business. Twitter Handle – @shauryaritwik

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Exclusive Interview of Padma Bhushan Dr. David Frawley

Padma Bhushan Dr. David Frawley in an interview with NewsGram talked about missionary-marxist-jehadi nexus and a lot more

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  • “Christians have formed a multinational conversion business, they have created giant corporations with international connections operating worldwide, with international funding. India is their prime target. Hindus should not be this naive, they must assert their rights and identity” – Dr. David Frawley

New Delhi – In an exclusive interview with NewsGram’s Sub-Editor Shaurya Ritwik, Padma Bhushan Dr. David Frawley talked about necessity of Yoga and Ayurveda for a healthy lifestyle, science of self realisation, essence of Hindu Dharma, Ram Mandir Ayodhya, marxist-missionary-jehadi nexus of breaking India forces and a lot more.

Dr. David Frawley, First of all I would like to thank you for all the literary contributions you made for Hinduism, for being so vocal about human rights of Hindus and for inspiring us in many ways.

Thank You very much, Shaurya.

Dr. Frawley, you have written many books on Ayurveda and Yoga. We are witnessing a growing inclination towards Yoga everywhere in world but somehow Ayurveda is still not widely accepted in medical use as compared to pharmaceutical medicines. How can Ayurveda be utilised in mainstream medical treatment and how much effective is it?

Well actually, I have seen the Ayurvedic situation improve over the last 34 years that I have known about it. As you know, the British closed the Ayurvedic schools in India, so it only became a private study. Then after independence the Ayurveda underwent modernisation and development in independent India, and that include developing basically BAMS Ayurveda which include a lot of modern medicine, which is helpful in some ways but also have eliminated traditional Ayurveda. It changed Ayurveda quite a bit, removing things like Yoga, spirituality from it, largely for social and political purposes. But in past few years Ayurveda in India is again bringing in more traditional elements, more pulse diagnosis, more connection with Yoga, that is happening slowly, but it still has a long way to go as BAMS syllabus is very restricted. At the same time we have seen the improvement in selling of Ayurvedic products, for example Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali, Dabur, Himalayan etc. These Indian companies are producing better quality of products and broader range of Ayurvedic medicines. But the education system tends to looks down on Ayurveda, and the people who study modern medicine often give negative view of Ayurveda. And then people today often want quick pills to solve their problems whereas Ayurveda emphasises natural healing which requires us to change our behaviour, which means we have to change our diet, our patterns of sleeping, improve our exercise. Our state of well being is the product of our behaviour. Ayurveda is gaining respect in other parts of world. In the west people are more concerned with rejuvenation, improving their health and the positive way of promoting longevity. In terms of treating chronic elements and improving lifestyle Ayurveda has a lot to offer. You must understand that your health is the product of how you live, you can take a pill once in a while but in a long term you should have a healthy lifestyle and Ayurveda teaches that.

Dr. Frawley, in today’s corporate setting life is very fast, people have no time to look beyond materialistic world. In such chaos how can we get connected to our roots and dharma? How to move ahead in spiritual path of self realisation?

This is again a problem all over the world as people don’t have time. People have lots of money but they don’t have time. We have to understand that our time does matter. Unfortunately, there is no solution to healthy and happy life other than quality time to improve your life. There is no pill you can take. Young people are taking pills before they turn 40, they are depressed, they are unhappy, they are disturbed. So we have to change the lifestyle and we have to put pressure on the businesses to give time to people to renew their productivity. when you are young you need to create a foundation of positive habits for the future. So, this is a challenge, there is no easy way out. There are yoga practices, pranayama which you must devote an hour everyday, not just for physical health but also for spiritual well being. You need to empty the mind, do some meditation, do some chanting, because otherwise we carry the stress, over and over from one day to another. This is a suicidal problem.

Interview of Dr. Frawley
Padma Bhushan Dr. David Frawley aka Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (Photo Credit : Shaurya Ritwik)

Dr. Frawley, you have been very vocal about missionary-marxist-jehadi nexus in India which no politician can ever say out of vote bank fear or political correctness. We want to know how severely we are affected by this toxic breaking India nexus, and how we should resist to these forces?

This was the problem I recently witnessed in Kerala, it was a major problem there. Infact when I was driving down the roads I saw posters for communist gatherings with pictures of Marx, Lenin and Stalin, perhaps only place on Earth where you see such pics nowadays. In Kerala we also found out that the missionaries are aligned with communists, which they never do in United States or other countries, they are poles apart otherwise. And also this Marxist-Jehadi alliance is strong in South India. So as Hindu forces are getting stronger, the opposition is now forced to unite. Just for example we saw in elections the anti-BJP parties all got together even though they were fighting among each other, have different ideologies. In Kerala this is a big problem, karnataka also has this problem, Tamil Nadu also, to some extent everywhere. The main thing is that Hindu society is to be united, they should be ready to protest and take a stand. You can’t always be nice and say we are all good, we are all the same. Well, the point is hindus accept all religions but the other religions are still trying to convert Hindus. If communal harmony depends upon letting hindus being converted and loose their religion, that’s not communal harmony. Its a continuation of colonialism and religious extremism. So unity in Hindu society is most important. And also voting. If you vote for these guys you can’t complain them being in power. India is a country where Muslims and Christians are encouraged to vote their religion but Hindus are not. In this world today power is with those who are in power so you have to have a political paradigm. It is a long battle because India has been under siege by missionaries, marxist, colonial and Islamist forces for many centuries. After independence the control of british army and administration was gone but the marxist influence continued, the missionaries actually grew more power and the congress party was promoting the christian and muslim vote banks, so even after the independence of India the siege against Hindus at a cultural level has not ended so that need to be challenged.

Dr. Frawley, when we see communists of China and Russia, they are at least nationalist. But in India communists are very much anti-national, anti-hindu. We generally find in India that Hindus are against Hindutva cause in name of secularism. Why is this amnesia among Hindus regarding our past?

Well, Russia is now a Christian country, Russians have thrown out communist history, China is communist in name only, Chinese have confucian schools all across country promoted by government, you don’t have vedic schools by government in India. And you are right, Indian left is anti national, even Congress party is anti national, someone like Kapil Sibal arguing the case against Ram Mandir shows they are anti-hindu too. These people are putting their own privilege above all. India has been run by a dynasty, and they want their power to retain. This needs to be exposed. Now the fact is that thousands of Hindu temples were destroyed  and after independence we got only one back. How can a free India not have a temple for Lord Ram? Ram is your national image. It wasn’t just muslims, but Jawaharlal Nehru who stopped Ram Mandir Ayodhya. And even today, it is these leftist, marxist and Congress who are trying to stop Ram Mandir nirmaan in Ayodhya. Rahul Gandhi is visiting Somnath temple but it is just hypocrisy. You go to Kashi Vishwanath and you will see that the back part of temple is still a mosque, even in Krishna Janambhoomi. But again, Hindus must unite, you can’t just let go. Hindus need to recognise their political and social power.

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Dr. Frawley, We generally see that Islamists and Christians use religion as a political force, they tend to recognise political power whereas most of the Hindus believe that religion and politics should not be mixed up. Hindus also believe that secularism and inherent inclusiveness of Hinduism makes it special. Some people argue that even after centuries of foreign rule we survived because of this soft nature but they forget that once Afghanistan, Indonesia, Myanmar etc were also Hindu. Do you believe this soft nature of Hindus make them easy target for civilisational jihad? Do you feel somehow Hindus are also responsible if they are letting their poor section of society being converted by missionaries?

Even Mongolia was traditionally buddhist, now its getting christianised. There was big Buddhist and Hindu influences in Central Asia. Hindus are tolerant and they allow muslims and christians to convert them. Hindus say all religions are same, Muslims don’t, Christians don’t so it is clearly a one way street. And Muslims and Christians are giving bad image of Hindus. They are constantly making an attempt to take you over. As you asked, of course Hindus are also responsible. Hindus have to challenge missionaries. And they have to be willing to pay for things, to take care of underprivileged section of their society, to help them overcome poverty. Hindus have to be stronger in their expression, their assertion, their identity. In few decades Christain-Islamic alliance will eliminate you, don’t be naive. Christians have formed a multinational conversion business, they have created giant corporations with international connections, with international funding. India is a main country in world which allow missionaries in, China does not. Islamic countries do not. Yet the missionaries are criticizing India and not China or Islamic countries because they have some levarage here. Like in Gujarat the bishop can ask christians to vote, that does’t occur in other countries. That’s a blatant interference in public affairs. These groups are surviving in India because Hindus are tolerant. Hindu society must introspect and resist such forces.

Dr. David Frawley, In India the education system has been long controlled by leftists, most of the history taught to us was distorted, for last 60 years leftist mindset was imposed in academics. When Narendra Modi became Prime Minister it was expected that some course correction will follow. But we can not see any drastic changes yet. The moment government tries to rectify previously committed blunders in academia, national and international media start screaming the song of intolerance. Government is also concerned about its secular image (pseudo-secular) worldwide and this is taken as a leverage by breaking India forces. Will it ever be possible for government to course correct hundreds of years of distortion?

Yeah, but that takes a little bit of time. And when this govt came in power, the previous Congress government bankrupted all the institutions. There was no money to run the country. There was corruption everywhere. So even keeping the country afloat was difficult. Then they have ruined all the international status, economically and politically. So naturally it takes time, which is going to take good 10 years at least. So its important that Hindus continue to apply pressure but the first thing is you have to stay in power. And secondly you have to workout things bit by bit, and many of these problems have various related complications. Make sure to increase the political power. For example when Yogi Adityanath took charge in Uttar Pradesh that radically changed the situation in U.P. So changes are going on, for example in Madhya Pradesh they are starting Adi Shankara Yatra. Also, Hindus have to educate their own children, you can’t wait for schools to tell your child what Hinduism is. For Christians and for Muslims religion is simplistic, believe in Jesus and Bible and you are a Christian, believe in Mohammad and Quran and you are Muslim, the Hindu tradition is one of Sadhana and practice, its about becoming a better person, so that requires more effort. We must understand that Hindu Dharma has a much broader view of life. Islam is growing by reproduction, not by thoughts. Christianity is declining in Europe and united States, churches have to import priests from India to give sermons.

People say India is the first home of Dr. David Frawley. You have been coming to India for so many years, writing about Hinduism, Ayurveda & Yoga and Indian culture & civilisation. What was your transition point towards Hinduism and how your love for India grew over time?

Well you see there was several transition points, not just one. As I grew up in late 60s, in my later teen, we already had Gurus from India, teachings were available of Paramhansa Yogananda, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Aurobindo, Raman Maharishi. I was fortunate enough to coming in contact with those teachings during formative stage of my thoughts. So they were part of my growing up. So the main background was Yoga Vedanta. In studying Shri. Aurobindo’s work I also came in contact with vedas and that gave me an interest in Indian history. While studying Rigveda I found a very advanced civilisation. I realised that ancient history of India has been distorted. And then when I came to India, I was surprised to see the anti Hindu sentiments. I saw Indians were not interested in Aurobindo and Vivekananda but they were interested in Karl Marx. In Rotary club of Mumbai, I criticised Marx and people were up an arms against me. I said Marx had a very small mind, you can put entire brain of Marx in one corner of Aurobindo or Vivekanand thoughts. The vedantic view, Karma, Moksha, self realisation made perfect sense to me. Other things seemed to be very superficial. And over time I gained the greater understanding, the broader feel of Sanatan Dharma.

Padma Bhushan Dr. David Frawley interviewed by Shaurya Ritwik in New Delhi, Shaurya is Sub-Editor at NewsGram and writes on Geo-politcs, Culture, Indology and Business. Twitter Handle – @shauryaritwik