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at Nov 28, 2014 8:20:35 AM
Ajay Rai
Kaaba a Hindu Temple?
[Note: A recent archeological find in Kuwait
unearthed a gold-plated statue of the Hindu
deity Ganesh. A Muslim resident of Kuwait
requested historical research material that can
help explain the connection between Hindu
civilisation and Arabia.]
Was the Kaaba Originally a Hindu Temple?
By P.N. Oak (Historian)
Glancing through some research material
recently, I was pleasantly surprised to come
across a reference to a king Vikramaditya
inscription found in the Kaaba in Mecca
proving beyond doubt that the Arabian
Peninsula formed a part of his Indian Empire.
The text of the crucial Vikramaditya
inscription, found inscribed on a gold dish
hung inside the Kaaba shrine in Mecca, is
found recorded on page 315 of a volume
known as ‘Sayar-ul-Okul’ treasured in the
Makhtab-e-Sultania library in Istanbul, Turkey.
Rendered in free English the inscription says:
"Fortunate are those who were born (and
lived) during king Vikram’s reign. He was a
noble, generous dutiful ruler, devoted to the
welfare of his subjects. But at that time we
Arabs, oblivious of God, were lost in sensual
pleasures. Plotting and torture were rampant.
The darkness of ignorance had enveloped our
country. Like the lamb struggling for her life
in the cruel paws of a wolf we Arabs were
caught up in ignorance. The entire country was
enveloped in a darkness so intense as on a new
moon night. But the present dawn and pleasant
sunshine of education is the result of the
favour of the noble king Vikramaditya whose
benevolent supervision did not lose sight of
us- foreigners as we were. He spread his
sacred religion amongst us and sent scholars
whose brilliance shone like that of the sun
from his country to ours. These scholars and
preceptors through whose benevolence we
were once again made cognisant of the
presence of God, introduced to His sacred
existence and put on the road of Truth, had
come to our country to preach their religion
and impart education at king Vikramaditya’s
behest."
For those who would like to read the Arabic
wording I reproduce it hereunder in Roman
script:
"Itrashaphai Santu Ibikramatul Phahalameen
Karimun Yartapheeha Wayosassaru Bihillahaya
Samaini Ela Motakabberen Sihillaha Yuhee Quid
min howa Yapakhara phajjal asari nahone
osirom bayjayhalem. Yundan blabin Kajan
blnaya khtoryaha sadunya kanateph netephi
bejehalin Atadari bilamasa- rateen phakef
tasabuhu kaunnieja majekaralhada walador. As
hmiman burukankad toluho watastaru hihila
Yakajibaymana balay kulk amarena phaneya
jaunabilamary Bikramatum".
(Page 315 Sayar-ul-okul).
[Note: The title ‘Saya-ul-okul’ signifies
memorable words.]
A careful analysis of the above inscription
enables us to draw the following conclusions:
1. That the ancient Indian empires may have
extended up to the eastern boundaries of
Arabia until Vikramaditya and that it was he
who for the first time conquered Arabia.
Because the inscription says that king Vikram
who dispelled the darkness of ignorance from
Arabia.
2. That, whatever their earlier faith, King
Vikrama’s preachers had succeeded in
spreading the Vedic (based on the Vedas, the
Hindu sacred scriptures)) way of life in Arabia.
3. That the knowledge of Indian arts and sciences
was imparted by Indians to the Arabs directly
by founding schools, academies and cultural
centres. The belief, therefore, that visiting
Arabs conveyed that knowledge to their own
lands through their own indefatigable efforts
and scholarship is unfounded.
An ancillary conclusion could be that the so-
called Kutub Minar (in Delhi, India) could well
be king Vikramadiya’s tower commemorating
his conquest of Arabia. This conclusion is
strengthened by two pointers. Firstly, the
inscription on the iron pillar near the so-called
Kutub Minar refers to the marriage of the
victorious king Vikramaditya to the princess of
Balhika. This Balhika is none other than the
Balkh region in West Asia. It could be that
Arabia was wrestled by king Vikramaditya from
the ruler of Balkh who concluded a treaty by
giving his daughter in marriage to the victor.
Secondly, the township adjoining the so called
Kutub Minar is named Mehrauli after Mihira
who was the renowned astronomer-
mathematician of king Vikram’s court. Mehrauli
is the corrupt form of Sanskrit ‘Mihira-Awali’
signifying a row of houses raised for Mihira
and his helpers and assistants working on
astronomical observations made from the
tower.
Having seen the far reaching and history
shaking implications of the Arabic inscription
concerning king Vikrama, we shall now piece
together the story of its find. How it came to
be recorded and hung in the Kaaba in Mecca.
What are the other proofs reinforcing the
belief that Arabs were once followers of the
Indian Vedic way of life and that tranquillity
and education were ushered into Arabia by
king Vikramaditya’s scholars, educationists
from an uneasy period of "ignorance and
turmoil" mentioned in the inscription.
In Istanbul, Turkey, there is a famous library
called Makhatab-e-Sultania, which is reputed
to have the largest collection of ancient West
Asian literature. In the Arabic section of that
library is an anthology of ancient Arabic
poetry. That anthology was compiled from an
earlier work in A.D. 1742 under the orders of
the Turkish ruler Sultan Salim.
The pages of that volume are of Hareer – a
kind of silk used for writing on. Each page has
a decorative gilded border. That anthology is
known as Sayar-ul-Okul. It is divided into three
parts. The first part contains biographic details
and the poetic compositions of pre-Islamic
Arabian poets. The second part embodies
accounts and verses of poets of the period
beginning just after prophet Mohammad’s
times, up to the end of the Banee-Um-Mayya
dynasty. The third part deals with later poets
up to the end of Khalif Harun-al-Rashid’s
times.
Abu Amir Asamai, an Arabian bard who was the
poet Laureate of Harun-al-Rashid’s court, has
compiled and edited the anthology.
The first modern edition of ‘Sayar-ul-Okul’ was
printed and published in Berlin in 1864. A
subsequent edition is the one published in
Beirut in 1932.
The collection is regarded as the most
important and authoritative anthology of
ancient Arabic poetry. It throws considerable
light on the social life, customs, manners and
entertainment modes of ancient Arabia. The
book also contains an elaborate description of
the ancient shrine of Mecca, the town and the
annual fair known as OKAJ which used to be
held every year around the Kaaba temple in
Mecca. This should convince readers that the
annual haj of the Muslims to the Kaaba is of
earlier pre-Islamic congregation.
But the OKAJ fair was far from a carnival. It
provided a forum for the elite and the learned
to discuss the social, religious, political,
literary and other aspects of the Vedic culture
then pervading Arabia. ‘Sayar-ul-Okul’ asserts
that the conclusion reached at those
discussions were widely respected throughout
Arabia. Mecca, therefore, followed the
Varanasi tradition (of India) of providing a
venue for important discussions among the
learned while the masses congregated there for
spiritual bliss. The principal shrines at both
Varanasi in India and at Mecca in Arvasthan
(Arabia) were Siva temples. Even to this day
ancient Mahadev (Siva) emblems can be seen.
It is the Shankara (Siva) stone that Muslim
pilgrims reverently touch and kiss in the
Kaaba.
Arabic tradition has lost trace of the founding
of the Kaaba temple. The discovery of the
Vikramaditya inscription affords a clue. King
Vikramaditya is known for his great devotion
to Lord Mahadev (Siva). At Ujjain (India), the
capital of Vikramaditya, exists the famous
shrine of Mahankal, i.e., of Lord Shankara
(Siva) associated with Vikramaditya. Since
according to the Vikramaditya inscription he
spread the Vedic religion, who else but he
could have founded the Kaaba temple in
Mecca?
A few miles away from Mecca is a big
signboard which bars the entry of any non-
Muslim into the area. This is a reminder of the
days when the Kaaba was stormed and
captured solely for the newly established faith
of Islam. The object in barring entry of non-
Muslims was obviously to prevent its
recapture.
As the pilgrim proceeds towards Mecca he is
asked to shave his head and beard and to don
special sacred attire that consists of two
seamless sheets of white cloth. One is to be
worn round the waist and the other over the
shoulders. Both these rites are remnants of the
old Vedic practice of entering Hindu temples
clean- and with holy seamless white sheets.
The main shrine in Mecca, which houses the
Siva emblem, is known as the Kaaba. It is
clothed in a black shroud. That custom also
originates from the days when it was thought
necessary to discourage its recapture by
camouflaging it.
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the
Kaaba has 360 images. Traditional accounts
mention that one of the deities among the 360
destroyed when the place was stormed, was
that of Saturn; another was of the Moon and
yet another was one called Allah. That shows
that in the Kaaba the Arabs worshipped the
nine planets in pre-Islamic days. In India the
practice of ‘Navagraha’ puja, that is worship of
the nine planets, is still in vogue. Two of these
nine are Saturn and Moon.
In India the crescent moon is always painted
across the forehead of the Siva symbol. Since
that symbol was associated with the Siva
emblem in Kaaba it came to be grafted on the
flag of Islam.
Another Hindu tradition associated with the
Kaaba is that of the sacred stream Ganga
(sacred waters of the Ganges river). According
to the Hindu tradition Ganga is also
inseparable from the Shiva emblem as the
crescent moon. Wherever there is a Siva
emblem, Ganga must co-exist. True to that
association a sacred fount exists near the
Kaaba. Its water is held sacred because it has
been traditionally regarded as Ganga since pre-
Islamic times (Zam-Zam water).
[Note: Even today, Muslim pilgrims who go to
the Kaaba for Haj regard this Zam-Zam water
with reverence and take some bottled water
with them as sacred water.]
Muslim pilgrims visiting the Kaaba temple go
around it seven times. In no other mosque
does the circumambulation prevail. Hindus
invariably circumambulate around their
deities. This is yet another proof that the
Kaaba shrine is a pre-Islamic Indian Shiva
temple where the Hindu practice of
circumambulation is still meticulously
observed.
The practice of taking seven steps- known as
Saptapadi in Sanskrit- is associated with Hindu
marriage ceremony and fire worship. The
culminating rite in a Hindu marriage enjoins
upon the bride and groom to go round the
sacred fire four times (but misunderstood by
many as seven times). Since "Makha" means
fire, the seven circumambulations also prove
that Mecca was the seat of Indian fire-worship
in the West Asia.
It might come as a stunning revelation to many
that the word ‘ALLAH’ itself is Sanskrit. In
Sanskrit language Allah, Akka and Amba are
synonyms. They signify a goddess or mother.
The term ‘ALLAH’ forms part of Sanskrit chants
invoking goddess Durga, also known as
Bhavani, Chandi and Mahishasurmardini. The
Islamic word for God is., therefore, not an
innovation but the ancient Sanskrit appellation
retained and continued by Islam. Allah means
mother or goddess and mother goddess.
One Koranic verse is an exact translation of a
stanza in the Yajurveda. This was pointed out
by the great research scholar Pandit Satavlekar
of Pardi in one of his articles.
[Note: Another scholar points out that the
following teaching from the Koran is exactly
similar to the teaching of the Kena Upanishad
(1.7).
The Koran:
"Sight perceives Him not. But He perceives
men's sights; for He is the knower of secrets,
the Aware."
Kena Upanishad:
"That which cannot be seen by the eye but
through which the eye itself sees, know That to
be Brahman (God) and not what people
worship here (in the manifested world)."
A simplified meaning of both the above verses
reads:
God is one and that He is beyond man's
sensory experience.
The identity of Unani and Ayurvedic systems
shows that Unani is just the Arabic term for
the Ayurvedic system of healing taught to them
and administered in Arabia when Arabia
formed part of the Indian empire.
It will now be easy to comprehend the various
Hindu customs still prevailing in West Asian
countries even after the existence of Islam
during the last 1300 years. Let us review some
Hindu traditions which exist as the core of
Islamic practice.
The Hindus have a pantheon of 33 gods.
People in Asia Minor too worshipped 33 gods
before the spread of Islam. The lunar calendar
was introduced in West Asia during the Indian
rule. The Muslim month ‘Safar’ signifying the
‘extra’ month (Adhik Maas) in the Hindu
calendar. The Muslim month Rabi is the
corrupt form of Ravi meaning the sun because
Sanskrit ‘V’ changes into Prakrit ‘B’ (Prakrit
being the popular version of Sanskrit
language). The Muslim sanctity for Gyrahwi
Sharif is nothing but the Hindu Ekadashi
(Gyrah = elevan or Gyaarah). Both are identical
in meaning.
The Islamic practice of Bakari Eed derives from
the Go-Medh and Ashva-Medh Yagnas or
sacrifices of Vedic times. Eed in Sanskrit means
worship. The Islamic word Eed for festive days,
signifying days of worship, is therefore a pure
Sanskrit word. The word MESH in the Hindu
zodiac signifies a lamb. Since in ancient times
the year used to begin with the entry of the
sun in Aries, the occasion was celebrated with
mutton feasting. That is the origin of the
Bakari Eed festival.
[Note: The word Bakari is an Indian language
word for a goat.]
Since Eed means worship and Griha means
‘house’, the Islamic word Idgah signifies a
‘House of worship’ which is the exact Sanskrit
connotation of the term. Similarly the word
‘Namaz’ derives from two Sanskrit roots ‘Nama’
and ‘Yajna’ (NAMa yAJna) meaning bowing and
worshipping.
Vedic descriptions about the moon, the
different stellar constellations and the creation
of the universe have been incorporated from
the Vedas in Koran part 1 chapter 2, stanza
113, 114, 115, and 158, 189, chapter 9, stanza
37 and chapter 10, stanzas 4 to 7.
Recital of the Namaz five times a day owes its
origin to the Vedic injunction of
Panchmahayagna (five daily worship- Panch-
Maha-Yagna) which is part of the daily Vedic
ritual prescribed for all individuals.
Muslims are enjoined cleanliness of five parts
of the body before commencing prayers. This
derives from the Vedic injuction ‘Shareer
Shydhyartham Panchanga Nyasah’.
Four months of the year are regarded as very
sacred in Islamic custom. The devout are
enjoined to abstain from plunder and other
evil deeds during that period. This originates in
the Chaturmasa i.e., the four-month period of
special vows and austerities in Hindu tradition.
Shabibarat is the corrupt form of Shiva Vrat
and Shiva Ratra. Since the Kaaba has been an
important centre of Shiva (Siva) worship from
times immemorial, the Shivaratri festival used
to be celebrated there with great gusto. It is
that festival which is signified by the Islamic
word Shabibarat.
Encyclopaedias tell us that there are
inscriptions on the side of the Kaaba walls.
What they are, no body has been allowed to
study, according to the correspondence I had
with an American scholar of Arabic. But
according to hearsay at least some of those
inscriptions are in Sanskrit, and some of them
are stanzas from the Bhagavad Gita.
According to extant Islamic records, Indian
merchants had settled in Arabia, particularly in
Yemen, and their life and manners deeply
influenced those who came in touch with them.
At Ubla there was a large number of Indian
settlements. This shows that Indians were in
Arabia and Yemen in sufficient strength and
commanding position to be able to influence
the local people. This could not be possible
unless they belonged to the ruling class.
It is mentioned in the Abadis i.e., the
authentic traditions of Prophet Mohammad
compiled by Imam Bukhari that the Indian
tribe of Jats had settled in Arabia before
Prophet Mohammad’s times. Once when Hazrat
Ayesha, wife of the Prophet, was taken ill, her
nephew sent for a Jat physician for her
treatment. This proves that Indians enjoyed a
high and esteemed status in Arabia. Such a
status could not be theirs unless they were the
rulers. Bukhari also tells us that an Indian Raja
(king) sent a jar of ginger pickles to the
Prophet. This shows that the Indian Jat Raja
ruled an adjacent area so as to be in a position
to send such an insignificant present as ginger
pickles. The Prophet is said to have so highly
relished it as to have told his colleagues also
to partake of it. These references show that
even during Prophet Mohammad’s times
Indians retained their influential role in Arabia,
which was a dwindling legacy from
Vikramaditya’s times.
The Islamic term ‘Eed-ul-Fitr’ derives from the
‘Eed of Piters’ that is worship of forefathers in
Sanskrit tradition. In India, Hindus
commemorate their ancestors during the Pitr-
Paksha that is the fortnight reserved for their
remembrance. The very same is the
significance of ‘Eed-ul-Fitr’ (worship of
forefathers).
The Islamic practice of observing the moon
rise before deciding on celebrating the
occasion derives from the Hindu custom of
breaking fast on Sankranti and Vinayaki
Chaturthi only after sighting the moon.
Barah Vafat, the Muslim festival for
commemorating those dead in battle or by
weapons, derives from a similar Sanskrit
tradition because in Sanskrit ‘Phiphaut’ is
‘death’. Hindus observe Chayal Chaturdashi in
memory of those who have died in battle.
The word Arabia is itself the abbreviation of a
Sanskrit word. The original word is
‘Arabasthan’. Since Prakrit ‘B’ is Sanskrit ‘V’ the
original Sanskrit name of the land is
‘Arvasthan’. ‘Arva’ in Sanskrit means a horse.
Arvasthan signifies a land of horses., and as
well all know, Arabia is famous for its horses.
This discovery changes the entire complexion
of the history of ancient India. Firstly we may
have to revise our concepts about the king who
had the largest empire in history. It could be
that the expanse of king Vikramaditya’s empire
was greater than that of all others. Secondly,
the idea that the Indian empire spread only to
the east and not in the west beyond say,
Afghanisthan may have to be abandoned.
Thirdly the effeminate and pathetic belief that
India, unlike any other country in the world
could by some age spread her benign and
beatific cultural influence, language, customs,
manners and education over distant lands
without militarily conquering them is baseless.
India did conquer all those countries
physically wherever traces of its culture and
language are still extant and the region
extended from Bali island in the south Pacific
to the Baltic in Northern Europe and from
Korea to Kaaba. The only difference was that
while Indian rulers identified themselves with
the local population and established welfare
states, Moghuls and others who ruled
conquered lands perpetuated untold atrocities
over the vanquished.
‘Sayar-ul-Okul’ tells us that a pan-Arabic poetic
symposium used to be held in Mecca at the
annual Okaj fair in pre-Islamic times. All
leading poets used to participate in it.
Poems considered best were awarded prizes.
The best-engraved on gold plate were hung
inside the temple. Others etched on camel or
goatskin were hung outside. Thus for
thousands of years the Kaaba was the treasure
house of the best Arabian poetic thought
inspired by the Indian Vedic tradition.
That tradition being of immemorial antiquity
many poetic compositions were engraved and
hung inside and outside on the walls of the
Kaaba. But most of the poems got lost and
destroyed during the storming of the Kaaba by
Prophet Mohammad’s troops. The Prophet’s
court poet, Hassan-bin-Sawik, who was among
the invaders, captured some of the treasured
poems and dumped the gold plate on which
they were inscribed in his own home. Sawik’s
grandson, hoping to earn a reward carried
those gold plates to Khalif’s court where he
met the well-known Arab scholar Abu Amir
Asamai. The latter received from the bearer
five gold plates and 16 leather sheets with the
prize-winning poems engraved on them. The
bearer was sent away happy bestowed with a
good reward.
On the five gold plates were inscribed verses
by ancient Arab poets like Labi Baynay,
Akhatab-bin-Turfa and Jarrham Bintoi. That
discovery made Harun-al-Rashid order Abu
Amir to compile a collection of all earlier
compositions. One of the compositions in the
collection is a tribute in verse paid by Jarrham
Bintoi, a renowned Arab poet, to king
Vikramaditya. Bintoi who lived 165 years
before Prophet Mohammad had received the
highest award for the best poetic compositions
for three years in succession in the pan-Arabic
symposiums held in Mecca every year. All
those three poems of Bintoi adjudged best
were hung inside the Kaaba temple, inscribed
on gold plates. One of these constituted an
unreserved tribute to King Vikramaditya for his
paternal and filial rule over Arabia. That has
already been quoted above.
Pre-Islamic Arabian poet Bintoi’s tribute to
king Vikramaditya is a decisive evidence that it
was king Vikramaditya who first conquered the
Arabian Peninsula and made it a part of the
Indian Empire. This explains why starting from
India towards the west we have all Sanskrit
names like Afghanisthan (now Afghanistan),
Baluchisthan, Kurdisthan, Tajikiathan,
Uzbekisthan, Iran, Sivisthan, Iraq, Arvasthan,
Turkesthan (Turkmenisthan) etc.
Historians have blundered in not giving due
weight to the evidence provided by Sanskrit
names pervading over the entire west Asian
region. Let us take a contemporary instance.
Why did a part of India get named Nagaland
even after the end of British rule over India?
After all historical traces are wiped out of
human memory, will a future age historian be
wrong if he concludes from the name
Nagaland that the British or some English
speaking power must have ruled over India?
Why is Portuguese spoken in Goa (part of
India), and French in Pondichery (part of
India), and both French and English in Canada?
Is it not because those people ruled over the
territories where their languages are spoken?
Can we not then justly conclude that wherever
traces of Sanskrit names and traditions exist
Indians once held sway? It is unfortunate that
this important piece of decisive evidence has
been ignored all these centuries.
Another question which should have presented
itself to historians for consideration is how
could it be that Indian empires could extend in
the east as far as Korea and Japan, while not
being able to make headway beyond
Afghanisthan? In fact land campaigns are much
easier to conduct than by sea. It was the
Indians who ruled the entire West Asian region
from Karachi to Hedjaz and who gave Sanskrit
names to those lands and the towns therein,
introduce their pantheon of the fire-worship,
imparted education and established law and
order.
It may be that Arabia itself was not part of the
Indian empire until king Vikrama , since Bintoi
says that it was king Vikrama who for the first
time brought about a radical change in the
social, cultural and political life of Arabia. It
may be that the whole of West Asia except
Arabia was under Indian rule before Vikrama.
The latter added Arabia too to the Indian
Empire. Or as a remote possibility it could be
that king Vikramaditya himself conducted a
series of brilliant campaigns annexing to his
empire the vast region between Afghanisthan
and Hedjaz.
Incidentally this also explains why king
Vikramaditya is so famous in history. Apart
from the nobility and truthfulness of heart and
his impartial filial affection for all his subjects,
whether Indian or Arab, as testified by Bintoi,
king Vikramaditya has been permanently
enshrined in the pages of history because he
was the world’s greatest ruler having the
largest empire. It should be remembered that
only a monarch with a vast empire gets famous
in world history. Vikram Samvat (calendar still
widely in use in India today) which he initiated
over 2000 years ago may well mark his victory
over Arabia, and the so called Kutub Minar
(Kutub Tower in Delhi), a pillar
commemorating that victory and the
consequential marriage with the Vaihika (Balkh)
princess as testified by the nearby iron pillar
inscription.
A great many puzzles of ancient world history
get automatically solved by a proper
understanding of these great conquests of king
Vikramaditya. As recorded by the Arab poet
Bintoi, Indian scholars, preachers and social
workers spread the fire-worship ceremony,
preached the Vedic way of life, manned
schools, set up Ayurvedic (healing) centres,
trained the local people in irrigation and
agriculture and established in those regions a
democratic, orderly, peaceful, enlightened and
religious way of life. That was of course, a
Vedic Hindu way of life.
It is from such ancient times that Indian
Kshtriya royal families, like the Pahalvis and
Barmaks, have held sway over Iran and Iraq. It
is those conquests, which made the Parsees
Agnihotris i.e., fire-worshippers. It is therefore
that we find the Kurds of Kurdisthan speaking
a Sanskritised dialect, fire temples existing
thousands of miles away from India, and
scores of sites of ancient Indian cultural
centres like Navbahar in West Asia and the
numerous viharas in Soviet Russia spread
throughout the world. Ever since so many
viharas are often dug up in Soviet Russia,
ancient Indian sculptures are also found in
excavations in Central Asia. The same goes for
West Asia.
[Note: Ancient Indian sculptures include metal
statues of the Hindu deity Ganesh (the
elephant headed god); the most recent find
being in Kuwait].
Unfortunately these chapters of world history
have been almost obliterated from public
memory. They need to be carefully deciphered
and rewritten. When these chapters are
rewritten they might change the entire concept
and orientation of ancient history.
In view of the overwhelming evidence led
above, historians, scholars, students of history
and lay men alike should take note that they
had better revise their text books of ancient
world history. The existence of Hindu customs,
shrines, Sanskrit names of whole regions,
countries and towns and the Vikramaditya
inscriptions reproduced at the beginning are a
thumping proof that Indian Kshatriyas once
ruled over the vast region from Bali to Baltic
and Korea to Kaaba in Mecca, Arabia at the
very least.
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We suggest, each of our reader reads about Muhammad, Quran and understands why Islam is at war with all Religions in the World ?

If you are Peaceful Today, you may not enjoy this peace tomorrow. Islamic Terrorists are killing infants, kids, young & old in the most gruesome ways. Young girls as young as 8 years are forced to convert to Islam & have sex with JIHADIs. Old Women are being raped and you all think that the world is Peaceful.

Wake Up Secularist before it is too late ! In future your grand children may face the same fate as Hindus faced in recent times in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Bangladesh and YAZIDIs in IRAQ.

Act, before it is too late. Arise, Awake and Do not let History Repeat the Gory Past.


https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=718486864895979

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I, Mosab Hassan Yousef (son of Hamas co-founder & leader Hassan Yousef) knew Quran inside out & realised the TRUTH about ISLAM & Quit Islam. Then I even helped Israel in avoiding attacks. Its not a holy war ! No God will ask you to kill people, Rape women & children (as small as 6 years old) & force people to accept a particular religion.

If Allah indeed gave the knowledge of Quran to the Prophet then Allah must be a gangster ! Islam is the only Bi-Polar Religion. It is a Religion which changes its stand to suit the situation. Islam teaches you to lie in situations.

Please do not get carried away by my post or video. Make an informed choice. I may get killed soon but only my body will die. My ideas will remain with you to guide you.

Also watch noted scholar Robert Spencer reveal "The Brutal Truth About Islam" in the video presented to you.

Dear Muslim Brothers & Sisters – After watching the video, you may like leave Islam at once. Every Muslim on earth must watch it. Come out of ignorance and leave the shallow & hollow Satanic Islam. Leave hatred, improve your Karmas & Live happily with the rest of the world.


We know we are going to attract lot of HATE POSTs. But nothing is more beautiful than TRUTH ! You may also refer to our following old posts for more,

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=718745441536788

Kashmiri Muslim & Islamic Scholar Late Sheikh Anwar, Why I Reverted to Hinduism ? Talks about Various Facets of Islam.

Every Muslim must watch it and so does anyone who wishes to embrace Islam. I suggest you embrace Hinduism - Sanatan Dharma, The Eternal Truth. You will inherently feel purified & complete !

Those who are scared of Islam should watch too ! They will understand why their fears are right.


https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=718669731544359

The Gory Truth about Muhammad the Prophet of Islam – Jay Smith (New York, USA) – Guest Post.

Jay Smith talks with Facts & Evidences to bring out the TRUTH so that you & your future generations may live & pursue their own Religion.

Best way to avoid trouble is to understand the reason why trouble happens. Massacre of Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and that of YAZIDIs in IRAQ is a wake up call to the whole world.

We suggest, each of our reader reads about Muhammad, Quran and understands why Islam is at war with all Religions in the World ?

If you are Peaceful Today, you may not enjoy this peace tomorrow. Islamic Terrorists are killing infants, kids, young & old in the most gruesome ways. Young girls as young as 8 years are forced to convert to Islam & have sex with JIHADIs. Old Women are being raped and you all think that the world is Peaceful.

Wake Up Secularist before it is too late ! In future your grand children may face the same fate as Hindus faced in recent times in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Bangladesh and YAZIDIs in IRAQ.

Act, before it is too late. Arise, Awake and Do not let History Repeat the Gory Past.


https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=718486864895979

The Truth Behind Uthman Quran, The Satanic Verses By Salman Rushdie & Al-Rassooli + Evidence that disproves the Quran's authenticity.

Read any Quran Verse by Verse & you will realise the TRUTH.
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Message 4 Muslims from Mosab Yousef (Son of Hamas leader Hassan)
I, Mosab Hassan Yousef (son of Hamas co-founder & leader Hassan Yousef) knew Quran inside out & realised the TRUTH about ISLAM & Quit Islam. Then I even helped Israel in avoiding attacks. Its not a holy war ! No God will ask you to kill people, Rape women & children (as small as 6 years old) & force people to accept a particular religion.

If Allah indeed gave the knowledge of Quran to the Prophet then Allah must be a gangster ! Islam is the only Bi-Polar Religion. It is a Religion which changes its stand to suit the situation. Islam teaches you to lie in situations.

Please do not get carried away by my post or video. Make an informed choice. I may get killed soon but only my body will die. My ideas will remain with you to guide you.

Also watch noted scholar Robert Spencer reveal "The Brutal Truth About Islam" in the video presented to you.

Dear Muslim Brothers & Sisters – After watching the video, you may like leave Islam at once. Every Muslim on earth must watch it. Come out of ignorance and leave the shallow & hollow Satanic Islam. Leave hatred, improve your Karmas & Live happily with the rest of the world.


We know we are going to attract lot of HATE POSTs. But nothing is more beautiful than TRUTH ! You may also refer to our following old posts for more,

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=718745441536788

Kashmiri Muslim & Islamic Scholar Late Sheikh Anwar, Why I Reverted to Hinduism ? Talks about Various Facets of Islam.

Every Muslim must watch it and so does anyone who wishes to embrace Islam. I suggest you embrace Hinduism - Sanatan Dharma, The Eternal Truth. You will inherently feel purified & complete !

Those who are scared of Islam should watch too ! They will understand why their fears are right.


https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=718669731544359

The Gory Truth about Muhammad the Prophet of Islam – Jay Smith (New York, USA) – Guest Post.

Jay Smith talks with Facts & Evidences to bring out the TRUTH so that you & your future generations may live & pursue their own Religion.

Best way to avoid trouble is to understand the reason why trouble happens. Massacre of Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and that of YAZIDIs in IRAQ is a wake up call to the whole world.

We suggest, each of our reader reads about Muhammad, Quran and understands why Islam is at war with all Religions in the World ?

If you are Peaceful Today, you may not enjoy this peace tomorrow. Islamic Terrorists are killing infants, kids, young & old in the most gruesome ways. Young girls as young as 8 years are forced to convert to Islam & have sex with JIHADIs. Old Women are being raped and you all think that the world is Peaceful.

Wake Up Secularist before it is too late ! In future your grand children may face the same fate as Hindus faced in recent times in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Bangladesh and YAZIDIs in IRAQ.

Act, before it is too late. Arise, Awake and Do not let History Repeat the Gory Past.


https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=718486864895979

The Truth Behind Uthman Quran, The Satanic Verses By Salman Rushdie & Al-Rassooli + Evidence that disproves the Quran's authenticity.

Read any Quran Verse by Verse & you will realise the TRUTH.
_____________________

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Message 4 Muslims from Mosab Yousef (Son of Hamas leader Hassan)
I, Mosab Hassan Yousef (son of Hamas co-founder & leader Hassan Yousef) knew Quran inside out & realised the TRUTH about ISLAM & Quit Islam. Then I even helped Israel in avoiding attacks. Its not a holy war ! No God will ask you to kill people, Rape women & children (as small as 6 years old) & force people to accept a particular religion.

If Allah indeed gave the knowledge of Quran to the Prophet then Allah must be a gangster ! Islam is the only Bi-Polar Religion. It is a Religion which changes its stand to suit the situation. Islam teaches you to lie in situations.

Please do not get carried away by my post or video. Make an informed choice. I may get killed soon but only my body will die. My ideas will remain with you to guide you.

Also watch noted scholar Robert Spencer reveal "The Brutal Truth About Islam" in the video presented to you.

Dear Muslim Brothers & Sisters – After watching the video, you may like leave Islam at once. Every Muslim on earth must watch it. Come out of ignorance and leave the shallow & hollow Satanic Islam. Leave hatred, improve your Karmas & Live happily with the rest of the world.


We know we are going to attract lot of HATE POSTs. But nothing is more beautiful than TRUTH ! You may also refer to our following old posts for more,

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=718745441536788

Kashmiri Muslim & Islamic Scholar Late Sheikh Anwar, Why I Reverted to Hinduism ? Talks about Various Facets of Islam.

Every Muslim must watch it and so does anyone who wishes to embrace Islam. I suggest you embrace Hinduism - Sanatan Dharma, The Eternal Truth. You will inherently feel purified & complete !

Those who are scared of Islam should watch too ! They will understand why their fears are right.


https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=718669731544359

The Gory Truth about Muhammad the Prophet of Islam – Jay Smith (New York, USA) – Guest Post.

Jay Smith talks with Facts & Evidences to bring out the TRUTH so that you & your future generations may live & pursue their own Religion.

Best way to avoid trouble is to understand the reason why trouble happens. Massacre of Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and that of YAZIDIs in IRAQ is a wake up call to the whole world.

We suggest, each of our reader reads about Muhammad, Quran and understands why Islam is at war with all Religions in the World ?

If you are Peaceful Today, you may not enjoy this peace tomorrow. Islamic Terrorists are killing infants, kids, young & old in the most gruesome ways. Young girls as young as 8 years are forced to convert to Islam & have sex with JIHADIs. Old Women are being raped and you all think that the world is Peaceful.

Wake Up Secularist before it is too late ! In future your grand children may face the same fate as Hindus faced in recent times in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Bangladesh and YAZIDIs in IRAQ.

Act, before it is too late. Arise, Awake and Do not let History Repeat the Gory Past.


https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=718486864895979

The Truth Behind Uthman Quran, The Satanic Verses By Salman Rushdie & Al-Rassooli + Evidence that disproves the Quran's authenticity.

Read any Quran Verse by Verse & you will realise the TRUTH.
_____________________

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Guest Post - Jay Smith talks with Facts & Evidences to bring out the TRUTH so that you & your future generations may live & pursue their own Religion.

Best way to avoid trouble is to understand the reason why trouble happens. Massacre of Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and that of YAZIDIs in IRAQ is a wake up call to the whole world.

We suggest, each of our reader reads about Muhammad, Quran and understands why Islam is at war with all Religions in the World ?

If you are Peaceful Today, you may not enjoy this peace tomorrow. Islamic Terrorists are killing infants, kids, young & old in the most gruesome ways. Young girls as young as 8 years are forced to convert to Islam & have sex with JIHADIs. Old Women are being raped and you all think that the world is Peaceful.

Wake Up Secularist before it is too late ! In future your grand children may face the same fate as Hindus faced in recent times in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Bangladesh and YAZIDIs in IRAQ.

Act, before it is too late. Arise, Awake and Do not let History Repeat the Gory Past.
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Guest Post - Jay Smith talks with Facts & Evidences to bring out the TRUTH so that you & your future generations may live & pursue their own Religion.

Best way to avoid trouble is to understand the reason why trouble happens. Massacre of Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and that of YAZIDIs in IRAQ is a wake up call to the whole world.

We suggest, each of our reader reads about Muhammad, Quran and understands why Islam is at war with all Religions in the World ?

If you are Peaceful Today, you may not enjoy this peace tomorrow. Islamic Terrorists are killing infants, kids, young & old in the most gruesome ways. Young girls as young as 8 years are forced to convert to Islam & have sex with JIHADIs. Old Women are being raped and you all think that the world is Peaceful.

Wake Up Secularist before it is too late ! In future your grand children may face the same fate as Hindus faced in recent times in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Bangladesh and YAZIDIs in IRAQ.

Act, before it is too late. Arise, Awake and Do not let History Repeat the Gory Past.
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I, Mosab Hassan Yousef (son of Hamas co-founder & leader Hassan Yousef) knew Quran inside out & realised the TRUTH about ISLAM & Quit Islam. Then I even helped Israel in avoiding attacks. Its not a holy war ! No God will ask you to kill people, Rape women & children (as small as 6 years old) & force people to accept a particular religion.

If Allah indeed gave the knowledge of Quran to the Prophet then Allah must be a gangster ! Islam is the only Bi-Polar Religion. It is a Religion which changes its stand to suit the situation. Islam teaches you to lie in situations.

Please do not get carried away by my post or video. Make an informed choice. I may get killed soon but only my body will die. My ideas will remain with you to guide you.

Also watch noted scholar Robert Spencer reveal "The Brutal Truth About Islam" in the video presented to you.

Dear Muslim Brothers & Sisters – After watching the video, you may like leave Islam at once. Every Muslim on earth must watch it. Come out of ignorance and leave the shallow & hollow Satanic Islam. Leave hatred, improve your Karmas & Live happily with the rest of the world.


We know we are going to attract lot of HATE POSTs. But nothing is more beautiful than TRUTH ! You may also refer to our following old posts for more,

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=718745441536788

Kashmiri Muslim & Islamic Scholar Late Sheikh Anwar, Why I Reverted to Hinduism ? Talks about Various Facets of Islam.

Every Muslim must watch it and so does anyone who wishes to embrace Islam. I suggest you embrace Hinduism - Sanatan Dharma, The Eternal Truth. You will inherently feel purified & complete !

Those who are scared of Islam should watch too ! They will understand why their fears are right.


https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=718669731544359

The Gory Truth about Muhammad the Prophet of Islam – Jay Smith (New York, USA) – Guest Post.

Jay Smith talks with Facts & Evidences to bring out the TRUTH so that you & your future generations may live & pursue their own Religion.

Best way to avoid trouble is to understand the reason why trouble happens. Massacre of Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and that of YAZIDIs in IRAQ is a wake up call to the whole world.

We suggest, each of our reader reads about Muhammad, Quran and understands why Islam is at war with all Religions in the World ?

If you are Peaceful Today, you may not enjoy this peace tomorrow. Islamic Terrorists are killing infants, kids, young & old in the most gruesome ways. Young girls as young as 8 years are forced to convert to Islam & have sex with JIHADIs. Old Women are being raped and you all think that the world is Peaceful.

Wake Up Secularist before it is too late ! In future your grand children may face the same fate as Hindus faced in recent times in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Bangladesh and YAZIDIs in IRAQ.

Act, before it is too late. Arise, Awake and Do not let History Repeat the Gory Past.


https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=718486864895979

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Read any Quran Verse by Verse & you will realise the TRUTH.
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Best way to avoid trouble is to understand the reason why trouble happens. Massacre of Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and that of YAZIDIs in IRAQ is a wake up call to the whole world.

We suggest, each of our reader reads about Muhammad, Quran and understands why Islam is at war with all Religions in the World ?

If you are Peaceful Today, you may not enjoy this peace tomorrow. Islamic Terrorists are killing infants, kids, young & old in the most gruesome ways. Young girls as young as 8 years are forced to convert to Islam & have sex with JIHADIs. Old Women are being raped and you all think that the world is Peaceful.

Wake Up Secularist before it is too late ! In future your grand children may face the same fate as Hindus faced in recent times in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Bangladesh and YAZIDIs in IRAQ.

Act, before it is too late. Arise, Awake and Do not let History Repeat the Gory Past.
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MYSTERY OF SARASWATI RIVER

In Rig Veda, the name of #Sarasvati appears 72 times. It is described as a mighty river flowing from the mountain to the sea. In Mandalas I to IV of Rigveda, there are graphic details of release of huge water volumes from serpantine glaciers, which made the rivers flow with the blessings of Lord Indra. It is described as the Ambitame, Naditame and Devitame that is best of mother, best of river and best of goddess. It was the life stream of the people of ancient India, mostly in the Vedic and Puranic ages. Satellite imagery combined with geological studies and discovery of sites of #Harappan civilization on the banks of Saraswati also indicate that it was flowing as a mighty river around 8000 years ago.

However till the middle of 19th century the river was lost. From mid 19th century onwards several geologists and archaeologists traced the palaeochannels of different phases of ancient Sarasvati River System. During last more than 150 years geological, archaeological, hydrological, ecological research reports and remote sensing images taken by LANDSAT (USA), IRS-1C (India), French SPOT Satellites (France) and ERSS (Europe), have provided scientific and credible evidence about the flow, migration and decay of Sarasvati River during its different phases.

These evidences remarkably corroborate the references to the origin, changing courses and disappearance of Sarasvati river system in Rigveda, Yajurveda, #Ramayana and #Mahabharata. Astonishingly these also match the astronomical dating of events in #Vedas and Epics done by us, which relate to the period 7000 BC to 2000 BC.
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Let us look at some very interesting instances -

In #Rigveda, the Vedic Saraswati, is described as the mightiest river – “Seven sistered, sprung from three-fold sources” [6:61:12]. Again it is described as “Saptathi Sindhumata” i.e., mother of seven rivers strongly flowing and swelling in volumes (7:36:6).

Prayers are again offered to ten rivers including Sarasvati in Nadi Stuti sukta as under -“#Ganga, #Yamuna, Sarasvati, Shutudri (Sutlej), Purushni (Ravi), Asikni (Chenab), Marudvridha, Vitasta (Jhelam), Arijikya and Sushoma (10:75:5)”. (Imagine the knowledge of the geograghy of the scholars composing the hymns!

Mahabharata gives a clear geographical account of Sarasvati becoming a non-perennial river vanishing and re-appearing in the deserts [3:80:118 & 9:36:1], surviving in the form of a number of lakes e.g. Brahmasar, jyotisar, Kaleswar (in Haryana), Katasar, Pandusar & Ravisar (in Rajasthan). Kurukshetra is described as located in the south of Sarasvati and north of Drishadvati [Mbh. 3:81:115]

Now let us compare these descriptions of Sarasvati River System in Vedas and Epics with the data collected from satellite pictures, geological studies and archaeological reports -

Three fold sources have been identified as -

1. Lake #Mansarovar in Mount #Kailash from where Sutlej originates.
2. Sirmaur region of Siwalik from where Sarasvati originated and Bandarpunch glaciers from where Drishadvati originated and entered the plains at Adi Badri (Yamunanagar) in Haryana.
3. Yamnotri Glacier of #Garhwal #Himalayas from where Yamuna originated.

More than 8000 years back Sarasvati was the mightiest river, having Yamuna & Sutlej as its tributaries and was flowing along the Aravalli Hills. Due to northward movement of the plate of Indian subcontinent, tectonic upheaval of the Aravallis, a major earthquake around 3000 BC and climatic changes, Yamuna and Sutlej, migrated in opposite directions – Yamuna moved eastward to join the Ganges later-on. Sutlej moved westward and was flowing as an independent river upto the sea for hundreds of years and thereafter joined Beas, a tributary of Sind (Indus) River. Presently, Sutlej and Yamuna are the two perennial rivers whereas Sarasvati is ephemeral, visible in the form of paleochannels, trapped underground waters and ponds/lakes. Modern day Ghaggar rises in Morni Hills of #Shivalik and meets Sarasvati at Rasula in Patiala Distt. Combined river now known as Ghaggar flows through Sirsa, hanumangarh, Ganganagar and Bhawalpur state of Pakistan.
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Rejuvenation of Sub-surface Drainage after Bhuj and Haryana Earthquakes -

As discussed in the previous section, Saraswati drainages in Thar Desert area have disappeared due to climatic changes in 3000 BC. It has been observed that the sub-surface drainages (palaeochannels) in the Rann area rejuvenated after the #Bhuj earthquake of 26th January, 2001, which might have been caused due to increase in hydrostatic pressure at the sub-surface aquifer condition.
Similar phenomena like sudden spurt of sub-surface water oozing at Kalayat village in Jind district of Haryana had been observed in December, 2005 (Bhadra et al., 2006) after earthquakes in the area.
The satellite picture shown also clarifies that as described in Vedas, Sarasvati river system was surrounded on one side by Ganga and its tributaries and on the other side by Indus River System (Courtesy: J R Sharma and B k Bhadra).
See Figure 1: Course of #Vedic Saraswati. (courtesy: Bhadra B K and J R Sharma)
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Discovery of large number of Vedic Harappan archaeological sites-

Out of more than 2800 sites excavated along Indus and Sarasvati river systems, more than 55% are in Sarasvati basin, but we still continue to call our ancient civilization as Indus civilization instead of calling it as Indus-Sarasvati Civilization! These sites include world famous excavations of Banawali (famous for world's first Acropolis), Kalibangan (known for its layout and designed floor tiles, Lothal (having world's oldest dockyard) and #Dholavira (world's oldest huge Rock cut Reservoir and largest inscription etc. From these sites has been found evidence of cultivation of wheat and rice 7000 years back, copper arrow heads, terracotta, items of jewellery made of beeds, stones & gold, boats and anchors, drainage systems and warehouses, inscriptions and seals etc.

In fact Indus Saravati Civilisation flourished in more than 1 lac sq. km. area, covering Uttrakhand, UP, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Pakistan. It extended from Makrana in the West to Alamgirpur (UP) in the east, from Afghanistan in northwest and Manda (J & K) in North to Bhagatrao in Gujarat.
It is thus more than clear that world's greatest and oldest civilisation flourished around Sarasvati and Vedas, Epics, Smritis, Shrutis were composed long its banks. Therefore even after its wane, the people kept on worshipping as Goddess of Learning and Ganga emerged as the new holy river.
Sarasvati in a sense is like modern India, having forgotten its heritage of Himalayan proportions, it has lost itself in a featureless desert! Nevertheless, it is still hidden and is capable of restoring the past glory.
Reverence for this glorious past is a necessary element of patriotism. Allowing propagation of a false view of one’s own cultural heritage is not tolerance but self-betrayal! See Figure 2
=====================================================Suggested Reading:
1. Saroj Bala and Kulbhushan Mishra. 2012. Historicity of Vedic and Ramayan Eras: Scientific Evidences from the Depths of Oceans to the Heights of Skies. Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas. Abridged editions also available in English and Hindi.
2. Bhadra, B.K., A.K. Gupta, and J.R. Sharma. 2009. Saraswati Nadi in Haryana and its linkage with the Vedic Saraswati River–Integrated study based on satellite images and ground based information. Journal of Geological Society of India, Bangalore, Vol.73: 273-288.
3. Michael Denino. 2010. The Lost River - On the Trail of the Sarasvati. Penguine Books
4. Kalyanraman, S.,Vedic River Sarasvati and Hindu Civilization, Aryan Books International,2008.
5. Valdiya, K.S. 2002. Saraswati –The River That Disappeared. Hyderabad: University Press (India):116.
Source: Saroj Bala, Director - I-SERVE

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Guest Post - Jay Smith talks with Facts & Evidences to bring out the TRUTH so that you & your future generations may live & pursue their own Religion.

Best way to avoid trouble is to understand the reason why trouble happens. Massacre of Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and that of YAZIDIs in IRAQ is a wake up call to the whole world.

We suggest, each of our reader reads about Muhammad, Quran and understands why Islam is at war with all Religions in the World ?

If you are Peaceful Today, you may not enjoy this peace tomorrow. Islamic Terrorists are killing infants, kids, young & old in the most gruesome ways. Young girls as young as 8 years are forced to convert to Islam & have sex with JIHADIs. Old Women are being raped and you all think that the world is Peaceful.

Wake Up Secularist before it is too late ! In future your grand children may face the same fate as Hindus faced in recent times in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Bangladesh and YAZIDIs in IRAQ.

Act, before it is too late. Arise, Awake and Do not let History Repeat the Gory Past.
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Commanding Generals fired:

General John R. Allen - U.S. Marines Commander International
Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012)

Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star) - U.S. Army Commander of the
Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013)

Major General Michael Carey (2 Star) - U.S. Air Force Commander of
the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental
Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013)

Colonel James Christmas - U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine
Expeditionary Unit

Major General Peter Fuller-U.S. Army Commander in Afghanistan
(May 2011)

Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus - U.S. Marine Corps Regional
Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct
2013)

General Carter F. Ham - U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013)

Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon (3 Star), Jr. - U.S. Army
58th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point , NY (2013)

Command Sergeant Major Don B Jordan - U.S. Army 143rd
Expeditionary Sustainment Command (suspended Oct 2013)

General James Mattis - U.S. Marines Chief of CentCom (May 2013)

Colonel Daren Margolin - U.S. Marine in charge of Quantico 's
Security Battalion (Oct 2013)

General Stanley McChrystal - U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan
(June 2010)

General David D. McKiernan - U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan
(2009)

General David Petraeus - Director of CIA from September 2011 to
November 2012

Brigadier General Bryan Roberts - U.S. Army Commander 2nd
Brigade (May 2013)

Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant - U.S. Marine Corps Director
of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command

Colonel Eric Tilley - U.S. Army Commander of Garrison Japan (Nov
2013)

Brigadier General Bryan Wampler - U.S. Army Commanding General
of 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command of the 1st Theater
Sustainment Command [TSC] (suspended Oct 2013)

Commanding Admirals fired:

Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette - U.S. Navy Commander John C.
Stennis, Carrier Strike Group Three (Oct 2012)

Vice Admiral Tim Giardina(3 Star, demoted to 2 Star) - U.S. Navy
Deputy Commander of the US Strategic Command, Commander of the
Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group 10
(Oct 2013)

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011)

Captain David Geisler - U.S. Navy Commander Task Force 53 in
Bahrain (Oct 2011)

Commander Laredo Bell - U.S. Navy Commander Naval Support
Activity Saratoga Springs , NY (Aug 2011)

Lieutenant Commander Kurt Boenisch - Executive Officer
amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)

Commander Nathan Borchers - U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Stout
(Mar 2011)

Commander Robert Brown - U.S. Navy Commander Beachmaster Unit 2
Fort Story , VA (Aug 2011)

Commander Andrew Crowe - Executive Officer Navy Region Center
Singapore (Apr 2011)

Captain Robert Gamberg - Executive Officer carrier Dwight D.
Eisenhower (Jun 2011)

Captain Rex Guinn - U.S. Navy Commander Navy Legal Service
office Japan (Feb 2011)

Commander Kevin Harms - U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter
Squadron 137 aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (Mar 2011)

Lieutenant Commander Martin Holguin - U.S. Navy Commander mine
countermeasures Fearless (Oct 2011)

Captain Owen Honors - U.S. Navy Commander aircraft carrier USS
Enterprise (Jan 2011)

Captain Donald Hornbeck - U.S. Navy Commander Destroyer Squadron
1 San Diego (Apr 2011)

Rear Admiral Ron Horton - U.S. Navy Commander Logistics Group,
Western Pacific (Mar 2011)

Commander Etta Jones - U.S. Navy Commander amphibious transport
dock Ponce (Apr 2011)

Commander Ralph Jones - Executive Officer amphibious transport
dock Green Bay (Jul 2011)

Commander Jonathan Jackson - U.S. Navy Commander Electronic
Attack Squadron 134, deployed aboard carrier Carl Vinson (Dec 2011)

Captain Eric Merrill - U.S. Navy Commander submarine Emory S.
Land (Jul 2011)

Captain William Mosk -U.S. Navy Commander Naval Station Rota ,
U.S. Navy Commander Naval Activities Spain (Apr 2011)

Commander Timothy Murphy - U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack
Squadron 129 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA (Apr 2011)

Commander Joseph Nosse - U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile
submarine Kentucky (Oct 2011)

Commander Mark Olson - U.S. Navy Commander destroyer The
Sullivans FL (Sep 2011)

Commander John Pethel - Executive Officer amphibious transport
dock New York (Dec 2011)

Commander Karl Pugh - U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack
Squadron 141 Whidbey Island, WA (Jul 2011)

Commander Jason Strength - U.S. Navy Commander of Navy
Recruiting > District Nashville, TN (Jul 2011)

Captain Greg Thomas - U.S. Navy Commander Norfolk Naval Shipyard
(May 2011)

Commander Mike Varney - U.S. Navy Commander attack submarine
Connecticut (Jun 2011)

Commander Jay Wylie - U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Momsen (Apr
2011)

NavalqQ Officers fired (All in 2012):

Commander Alan C. Aber - Executive Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike
Squadron 71 (July 2012)

Commander Derick Armstrong - U.S. Navy Commander missile
destroyer USS The Sullivans (May 2012)

Commander Martin Arriola - U.S. Navy Commander destroyer USS
Porter (Aug2012)

Captain Antonio Cardoso - U.S. Navy Commander Training Support
Center San Diego (Sep 2012)

Captain James CoBell - U.S. Navy Commander Oceana Naval Air
Station's Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (Sep 2012)

Captain Joseph E. Darlak - U.S. Navy Commander frigate USS
Vandegrift (Nov 2012)

Captain Daniel Dusek - U.S. Navy Commander USS Bonhomme

Commander David Faught - Executive Officer destroyer Chung-Hoon
(Sep 2012)

Commander Franklin Fernandez - U.S. Navy Commander Naval Mobile
Construction Battalion 24 (Aug 2012)

Commander Ray Hartman - U.S. Navy Commander Amphibious
dock-landing ship Fort McHenry (Nov 2012)

Commander Shelly Hakspiel - Executive Officer Navy Drug
Screening Lab San Diego (May 2012)

Commander Jon Haydel - U.S. Navy Commander USS San Diego (Mar
2012)

Commander Diego Hernandez - U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile
submarine USS Wyoming (Feb 2012)

Commander Lee Hoey - U.S. Navy Commander Drug Screening
Laboratory, San Diego (May 2012)

Commander Ivan Jimenez - Executive Officer frigate Vandegrift
(Nov 2012)

Commander Dennis Klein - U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS
Columbia (May 2012)

Captain Chuck Litchfield - U.S. Navy Commander assault ship USS
Essex (Jun 2012)

Captain Marcia Kim Lyons - U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health
Clinic New England (Apr 2012)

Captain Robert Marin - U.S. Navy Commander cruiser USS Cowpens
(Feb 2012)

Captain Sean McDonell - U.S. Navy Commander Seabee reserve unit
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 FL (Nov 2012)

Commander Corrine Parker - U.S. Navy Commander Fleet Logistics
Support Squadron 1 (Apr 2012)

Captain Liza Raimondo - U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic
Patuxent River , MD (Jun 2012)

Captain Jeffrey Riedel - Program manager, Littoral Combat Ship
program (Jan 2012)

Commander Sara Santoski - U.S. Navy Commander Helicopter Mine
Countermeasures Squadron 15 (Sep 2012)

Commander Kyle G. Strudthoff - Executive Officer Helicopter Sea
Combat Squadron 25 (Sep 2012)

Commander Sheryl Tannahill - U.S. Navy Commander Navy
Operational Support Center [NOSC] Nashville , TN (Sep 2012)

Commander Michael Ward - U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS
Pittsburgh (Aug 2012)

Captain Michael Wiegand - U.S. Navy Commander Southwest Regional
Maintenance Center (Nov 2012)

Captain Ted Williams - U.S. Navy Commander amphibious command
ship Mount Whitney (Nov 2012)

Commander Jeffrey Wissel - U.S. Navy Commander of Fleet Air
Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (Feb 2012)

Naval Officers fired (All in 2013):

Lieutenant Commander Lauren Allen - Executive Officer submarine
Jacksonville (Feb 2013)

Reserve Captain Jay Bowman - U.S. Navy Commander Navy
Operational Support Center [NOSC] Fort Dix , NJ (Mar 2013)

Captain William Cogar - U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship
Mercy's medical treatment facility (Sept 2013)

Commander Steve Fuller - Executive Officer frigate Kauffman (Mar
2013)

Captain Shawn Hendricks - Program Manager for naval enterprise
IT networks (June 2013)

Captain David Hunter - U.S. Navy Commander of Maritime
Expeditionary Security Squadron 12

Captain Eric Johnson - U.S. Navy Chief of Military Entrance
Processing Command at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL (2013)

Captain Devon Jones - U.S. Navy Commander Naval Air Facility El
Centro , CA (July 2013)

Captain Kevin Knoop - U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship
Comfort's medical treatment facility (Aug 2013)

Lieutenant Commander Jack O'Neill - U.S. Navy Commander
Operational Support Center Rock Island , IL (Mar 2013)

Commander Allen Maestas - Executive Officer Beachmaster Unit 1
(May 2013)

Commander Luis Molina - U.S. Navy Commander submarine Pasadena
(Jan 2013)

Commander James Pickens - Executive Officer frigate Gary (Feb
2013)

Lieutenant Commander Mark Rice - U.S. Navy Commander Mine
Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)

Commander Michael Runkle - U.S. Navy Commander of Mobile Diving
and Salvage Unit 2 (May 2013)

Commander Jason Stapleton - Executive Office Patrol Squadron 4
in Hawaii (Mar 2013)

Commander Nathan Sukols - U.S. Navy Commander submarine
Jacksonville (Feb 2013)

Lieutenant Daniel Tyler - Executive Officer Mine Countermeasures
ship Guardian (Apr 2013)

Commander Edward White - U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter
Squadron 106 (Aug 2013)

Captain Jeffrey Winter - U.S. Navy Commander of Carrier Air Wing
17 (Sept 2013)

Commander Thomas Winter - U.S. Navy Commander submarine
Montpelier (Jan 2013)

Commander Corey Wofford - U.S. Navy Commander frigate Kauffman
(Feb 2013)

(Note): This trend continues in 2014 !

Since Barack Obama has been in the White House, high ranking military
officers have been removed from their positions at a rate that is absolutely
unprecedented.

Things have gotten so bad that a number of retired generals are publicly
speaking out about the 'purge' of the U.S. military that they believe is taking
place. As you will see below, dozens of highly decorated military leaders
have been dismissed from their positions over the past few years.

So why is this happening? What is going on right now is absolutely crazy
especially during a time of peace. Is there a deliberate attempt to reshape
the military and remove those who don't adhere to the proper 'viewpoints' ?
Does someone out there feel a need to get officers that won't cooperate out
of the way?

Throughout world history, whatever comes next after a military purge is
never good. Perhaps you are reading this and you think that 'purge' is too
strong a word for what is taking place.

If this continues, what is the U.S. military going to look like in a few years?

Just consider the following quotes from some very highly decorated
retired officers:

- Retired Army Major General Paul Vallely: "The White House protects
their own. That's why they stalled on the investigation into Fast and
Furious, Benghazi and Obamacare. He's intentionally weakening and
gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and
anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged."

- Retired Army Major General Patrick Brady: "There is no doubt he
(Obama) is intent on emasculating the military and will fire anyone
who disagrees with him."

- Retired Army Lt. General William G. Jerry Boykin: "Over the past
three years, it is unprecedented for the number of four-star generals
to be relieved of duty, and not necessarily relieved for cause."

- Retired Navy Captain Joseph John: "I believe there are more than 137
officers who have been forced out or given bad evaluation reports so they
will never make Flag (officer), because of their failure to comply to certain
views."

A Pentagon official, who asked to remain nameless because they were not
authorized to speak on the matter, said even young officers, down through
the ranks have been told not to talk about Obama or the politics of the
White House. They are purging everyone and if you want to keep your
job just keep your mouth shut. Now this trend appears to be accelerating.

General Vallely's comment: "Absolutely every communist regime on
the planet did this as soon as they got in power."

SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
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"The U.S. has dozens of bases sprawling across the globe, barely sparing a single continent. It has the world's highest military budget. It has invaded a host of countries, evident by a timeline that goes so far back as the late 1880's with the brutal occupation of the Philippines, to the more recent invasions and occupations of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The use of nuclear weapons was discussed during the Nixon administration for use in Vietnam, but prior, such weapons were needlessly used by the Truman administration against two Japanese cities, and to this day, the U.S. government and its supporters remain shockingly unapologetic for what would have been a war crime if carried out by a different nation. Waterboarding, force-feeding, and other forms of torture ("enhanced interrogation") have been used, many of which continue on to this day unabated. Ed Snowden and others have shown what the U.S. national security state is up to, spying on every phone call, text message, and email. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 -- signed discretely into law under the drunken cover of New Year's Eve -- allows for indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without trial. Worse is that U.S. citizens can now even be killed by their government, with their judge, jury, and executioner wrapped in a singular explosive package and delivered via aerial drone in the form of a Hellfire missile.

Given the aforementioned, is it any wonder that so many in the world see the U.S. as the #1 threat to global stability? Reports Salon, 1/9/2014:

"The global survey, conducted by WIN/Gallup International, polled residents in 68 countries on everything from the global economy to politics and living conditions. According to the poll, 24 percent of the surveyed countries ranked the United States as the greatest threat to world peace today, followed by Pakistan at 8 percent, China at 6 percent and four countries (Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and North Korea) tied at 5 percent."

Indeed, the United States is now putting the finishing touches on nothing less than a global empire, a fact that has been unfairly criticized as too conspiratorial by those who are for whatever reasons too lazy or uninterested to look beyond the claims peddled by the likes of Alex Jones and company.

For instance, back in the early 1990's, the U.S. defense department made clear its imperial intentions in the post-Cold War era, crudely writing that the U.S. ought to "endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power. These regions include Western Europe, East Asia, the territory of the former Soviet Union and Southwest Asia." Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski published a book, "The Grand Chessboard", in which he portrays the Eurasian landmass as the key to world power, and Central Asia with its vast oil reserves as the key to domination of Eurasia. Neoconservative writers Robert Kagan and William Kristol predicted that the War on Terror would be "a wide-ranging war in locales from Central Asia to the Middle East and, unfortunately, back again to the United States" of which the Afghanistan conflict is merely "an opening battle", adding that the "unequivocal destruction of the Taliban, al-Qaeda, and Osama bin Laden" are merely the first steps in a larger conflict that must "spread and engulf a number of countries in conflicts of varying intensity", requiring U.S. forces to invade "multiple" countries. And if you're still not convinced, consider that the U.S. has been treating the rest of the world like it treats its own citizens -- subjecting foreign leaders to surveillance -- and perhaps more alarming, working to create a satellite capable of viewing approximately 40 percent of the earth's surface at once while recording high resolution images and video.

But there are some bumps in the road to this process of global conquest -- namely, China and Russia -- the last major nuclear superpowers on the planet with the ability to deter U.S. hegemony. This is precisely why the influential neoconservatives who helped bring Americans the invasion of Iraq, the "surge" in Afghanistan, and the removal of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, have in recent years begun pushing for engagement with China and Russia -- and their efforts seem to be paying off.

The U.S. has gone to great lengths to cause instability in some of Russia's biggest trading partners, with crushing economic sanctions against Iran, and U.S.-backed, al-Qaeda-linked "rebels" causing widespread mayhem in Syria, a huge buyer of Russian armaments. Russia also lost millions after the U.S. overthrew Gaddafi in Libya because most of Russia's contracts had been inked directly through Gaddafi himself and were therefore voided after his assassination. The 2014 U.S.-backed coup in Ukraine was used as the pretext for the U.S. to quietly restart its highly-provocative missile shield project in Poland, where U.S. troops are now operating. The coup also allowed for the U.S. to assault Russia with economic sanctions which are historically a prelude to direct military conflict.

As for China, the Obama administration's military "pivot" to Asia has seen U.S. forces redeployed to countries surrounding the Asian giant, sparking worries in Beijing of a U.S. "containment" operation in the works. By 2017, the U.S. Marine presence in Australia will reach 2,500, and nuclear-capable B-52 bombers are already present and operational. The U.S. has maintained its military presence in Japan, in spite of wishes by the Japanese people, and continues to meddle in oil-rich territorial disputes between its Asian client state and China. The U.S. has created a massive "super-base" in Guam. It has renewed its military presence in the Philippines, once again in spite of the population's wishes. U.S. Marines have seen deployments to Vietnam and Cambodia, masked under the infamous pretext of "humanitarian" missions. And the U.S. and South Korea have increasingly conducted massive joint-military drills -- and even mock nuclear bombings -- right off the shores and coastlines of North Korea, a Chinese ally. Some of these countries are also working with the U.S. to build sophisticated radar and missile interceptor systems, a risky move to make in the hemisphere of a rival atomic power.

Were any of these actions to be carried out by the Russians or the Chinese against the U.S., could anyone doubt that they would be viewed as an act of war? Imagine if Russia decided to overthrow the government of, say, Israel -- a U.S. ally -- as the U.S. has attempted with Syria, a Russian ally. Imagine if Russia decided to conduct military drills with Cuba right off U.S. waters. Imagine if the Chinese started encircling the United States, stationing troops in Latin America and Canada, or if they decided to conduct joint naval drills with North Korea off the coast of California, simulating nuclear attacks on major U.S. cities.

The invasion and occupation of Iraq cost well over $2.2 trillion. It left around 3,000 American soldiers dead, not including those who took their own lives, a number that has skyrocketed in recent years. On the Iraqi side, upwards of 100,000 civilians lost their lives, not even factoring in those impacted by cancer-causing U.S. munitions which have spawned massive birth defects and mutations not seen at such a level since the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And yet as bad as Iraq was, it seems U.S. foreign policy is on a trajectory taking it -- and the world -- towards something far worse. Iraq wasn't a nuclear superpower. Libya wasn't a nuclear superpower. But China and Russia most certainly are, and yet they are nonetheless being perpetually poked and prodded. What could U.S. foreign policy hope to gain except military conflict given its actions?

No outside power can stop this deadly course for humanity. Opposition by smaller nations will either be silenced through fear, bought out and made into an ally, or violently undermined. Only Americans embedded within the belly of the beast have the best odds of destroying it. But therein lies the problem with the solution, because while Americans are key to preventing what may very well amount to a nuclear apocalypse, their government and the corporations that support it have created an environment where altering the status quo is close to impossible.

Americans are largely pacified and distracted by the media. They are propagandized by "news" networks with a 24/7 erection for war promotion. Many Americans are economically-broken and saddled with enormous amounts of debt. Their government has allowed for the free-flow of corporate cash into the political system, making voting a largely meaningless process. It has created a vast surveillance apparatus designed not only to collect information on its citizens, but also to infiltrate and disrupt any movement that becomes too influential, perhaps most evident by the highly-coordinated deathblow delivered to Occupy Wall Street by a state passionately united with banking interests. And then there are the increasingly militarized police forces that now routinely patrol American towns and cities.

The odds are stacked against Americans seeking to free their country from the control of asylum escapees, but the fight is too important not to try. The last commander of the Strategic Air Command, General George Lee Butler, said in 1999 that we "escaped the Cold War without a nuclear holocaust by some combination of skill, luck, and divine intervention". Unless we're willing to endure another round of collective Russian Roulette - Atomic Edition, the present course must be altered."

http://tinyurl.com/qy322w8

"Back when George W. Bush was president, he and his team were practically giddy with excitement over the Iraq War, and much was made of the fact that nearly all the top people whose loins were burning to blow stuff up and send other people's children to fight had themselves worked hard to avoid serving in Vietnam. But the truth is that whether we're talking about a Republican administration filled with eager armchair warriors or a Democrat administration filled with peaceniks, every American president eventually scrambles the jets and orders the bomb bays loaded. And when you step back to look at all our military adventures, every invasion and police action and no-fly zone, you can't help wonder whether we'll ever see a presidency in which we don't project our military force over somebody else's borders. Madeleine Albright, Bill Clinton's secretary of State, once said to Colin Powell, "What's the point of having this superb military you're always talking about if we can't use it?", and the implicit answer seems to be, none at all.

So I thought it would be worthwhile to take a quick look at some of the places we've invaded, bombed, or otherwise used our military on just in the last half-century, to put this in context:

* 1964 - 1975: Vietnam. You remember that one.
* 1965-1973: Cambodia. We dropped more bombs on the tiny country than had been used in all of World War II.
* 1965: Dominican Republic. President Johnson sent 22,000 troops to prevent communists from taking over.
* 1983: Grenada. In the comically named Operation Urgent Fury, we invaded the tiny island nation to stop the commies.
* 1986: Libya. After two Americans are among those killed in a terrorist bombing of a disco in Germany, President Reagan ordered the bombing of facilities controlled by Muammar Gaddafi.
* 1989: Panama. In Operation Just Cause, we invaded the country and deposed its leader, Manuel Noriega.
* 1991: Kuwait/Iraq. Operation Desert Storm.
* 1992-1995: Somalia. Operation Restore Hope. Didn't end well.
* 1994: Haiti. President Clinton sent 20,000 troops to restore the government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
* 1995: Bosnia. US and NATO forces intervene in the civil war with a large bombing campaign.
* 1999: Kosovo. We bomb the Serbians to help the Kosovars.
* 2001: Afghanistan. Still going!
* 2003: Iraq.
* 2011: Libya.
* 2013: Syria

This is a partial list, excluding the dozens of times we've shot down a jet or sent a small number of troops somewhere to help an ally put down a rebellion. It doesn't include the proxy wars we've waged in places like Nicaragua. It doesn't include all the places we're now using drones to pop off the occasional suspected terrorist, like Pakistan and Yemen. And it obviously excludes the lengthy list of places we sent our military in the country's first century and a half.

Some of these operations worked out very well, others didn't. And just to be clear, this history doesn't tell us whether bombing Syria is a good idea or a bad idea. But if you're wondering why people all over the world view the United States as an arrogant bully, reserving for itself the right to rain down death from above on anyone it pleases whenever it pleases, well there you go. It doesn't matter whether you think some or even all of those actions were completely justified and morally defensible. From here, we tend to look at each of these engagements in isolation, asking whether there are good reasons to go in and whether we can accomplish important goals for ourselves and others. But when when a new American military campaign begins, people in the rest of the world see it in this broader historical context."

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"I’ve always been troubled by the red-meat phraseology of “support the troops” because it is a disingenuous, provocative, and loaded phrase. Supporting the troops precisely means caring about the troops. It doesn't mean rah-rah jingoistic victory cheers in the worst tradition of "my country, right or wrong," but rather it means you are willing to support them, make sacrifices for them, encourage and ask them to make their own personal sacrifices, all on behalf of our nation if our cause is morally just and legally true. Such "support" cannot be given in this period of our nation's history.

Indeed, it has become impossible to “support the troops” given our current unprecedented militaristic overreach. We have over 700 known bases in more than 120 countries around the world. The mission of the United States military is to maintain a constant forward presence which helps enable sales of our most important export: weapons. The government, since the War of 1812 (which as the 200th anniversary approaches we should be ever mindful of), has entangled the American people in unnecessary wars through prevarication, provocation, and propagandistic misinformation. As Chalmers Johnson once said in the essential-to-watch documentary, “Why We Fight," "the defense budget last year was $750,000,000,000 and profits went up 25%...when war becomes that profitable, you are going to see more of it.”

If you join the military today, you are not signing up for honorable military service as millions of young men have, willingly or no, throughout millennia; rather, you are signing up for, among other things:

* Illegally occupying countries like Afghanistan and Iraq
* Unnecessarily basing troops in countries that have not been warlike in two generations, like Japan and Germany
* Torturing people in a sitzkrieg called the “War on Terror”
* Continual provocation of China by our schizophrenic stance towards Taiwan
* An outdated warlike footing of NATO based on irrational Russophobia
* An Israel-first policy that is not only harmful to American interests and Americans, but accepts as a priori the legitimacy of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine by Israel in 1948 as well as the ongoing treatment of Palestinians in the tradition of the Nazis' treatment of Jews in the 1930s and 1940s.

There are skills that the military teaches that used to be the demesne of local militias: sustained outdoor living, weapons marksmanship, close order combat. These are skills that, without the military, might be lost among my mostly militia-less generation. Yet I must advocate that these skills, needful to men in general, and more than ever as our country heads off the cliff of a major economic collapse, must be learned, however we can manage it, because I told my former student the same thing that I told that professor some weeks ago: that I couldn’t encourage any young man of worth to enter the military today. It is impossible, both practically and legally, for one man to stand up against the behemoth that is the military/industrial complex. One cannot, in good conscience, join the US military of today, engaged as it is, in numerous unjust missions worldwide.

The moral implications of potential deployments to assignments of unjust purport and purpose aside, the military is no place for a stable family to be raised. Children are uprooted every few years, and spouses are subject to sometimes long and painful separations. Entering the military is not only an acceptance of our warlike sham “defense of democracy and freedom,” it is an acceptance of a nomadic lifestyle that is not only inimical to the raising of a stable family, but to the peaceful rootedness of even a single man.

We already have on our shoulders the massive social sins of keeping a government in power that murders civilians in other countries, babies in our own, all while stealing our future through devaluing our currency. We should not encourage our fellow citizens to take up arms to “support and defend” those projects."

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"To an increasing degree, we're counting on having angels in office and making ourselves vulnerable to devils. Bush and Obama have built infrastructure any devil would lust after. Behold the items on an aspiring tyrant's checklist that they've provided their successors:

* A precedent that allows the president to kill citizens in secret without prior judicial or legislative review

* The power to detain prisoners indefinitely without charges or trial

* Ongoing warrantless surveillance on millions of Americans accused of no wrongdoing, converted into a permanent database so that data of innocents spied upon in 2007 can be accessed in 2027

* Using ethnic profiling to choose the targets of secret spying, as the NYPD did with John Brennan's blessing

* Normalizing situations in which the law itself is secret -- and whatever mischief is hiding in those secret interpretations

* The permissibility of droning to death people whose identities are not even known to those doing the killing

* The ability to collect DNA swabs of people who have been arrested even if they haven't been convicted of anything

* A torture program that could be restarted with an executive order

Even if you think Bush and Obama exercised those extraordinary powers responsibly, what makes you think every president would? How can anyone fail to see the huge potential for abuses?

I am not saying no one would resist a tyrant. Perhaps Congress would assert itself. Perhaps the people would rise up. Then again, perhaps it would be too late by the time the abuses were evident. (America has had horrific abuses of power in the past under weaker executives who were less empowered by technology; and numerous other countries haven't recognized tyrants until it was too late.) Part of the problem is how much the Bush-Obama paradigm permits the executive to do in secret. Take that paradigm, add another successful 9/11-style attack, even after many years of very little terrorism, and who knows what would happen?

No one does.

That's because we're allowing ourselves to become a nation of men, not laws. Illegal spying? Torture? Violating the War Powers Resolution and the convention that mandates investigating past torture?

No matter. Just intone that your priority is keeping America safe. Don't like the law? Just get someone in the Office of Legal Counsel to secretly interpret it in a way that twists its words and betrays its spirit.

You'll never be held accountable.

This isn't a argument about how tyranny is inevitable. It is an attempt to grab America by the shoulders, give it a good shake, and say: Yes, it could happen here, with enough historical amnesia, carelessness, and bad luck. We're not special. Our voters won't always pick good men and women to represent us. Some good women will be corrupted by power, and some bad men will slip through. Other democracies have degraded into quasi-authoritarian states; they didn't expect that to happen until it was too late to stop. We have safeguards to prevent us from following in their footstep. Stop casting them off because you fear al-Qaeda. Stop tempting fate.

Stop acting like the president takes an oath to keep us safe, when his job is to protect and defend the Constitution. Doing so keeps the American project safe. Past generations fought monarchies, slaveholders, and Nazis to win, expand, and protect that project. And we're so risk-averse -- not that we're actually minimizing risk -- that we're "balancing" the very rights in our Constitution against a threat with an infinitesimal chance of killing any one of us? That makes about as much sense as the 5,000 American lives lost when the same ruling class that built the national-security state found it prudent to preempt a perceived threat from Iraq.

And we still trust them?"

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Prateek Juneja
at Nov 28, 2014 7:32:24 AM
Well said.
These thoughts by Sir Katju are what I firmly believe in.
Markandey Katju
To All Pakistanis and to all Kashmiris
Many of the problems in our sub continent today are because we were befooled and taken for a ride by the Britishers by their wicked divide and rule policy, and the bogus, phony and fraudulent two nation theory, and making Hindus and Muslims think that they are enemies of one another, and must live separately. Many of our people of the previous generations were deceived and emotionally carried away by this historical swindle, which led to the Partition of 1947, and the consequences, due to which we are suffering terribly even till this day. Unless we see through this gigantic fraud and reunite under a strong, secular, modern minded government which does not tolerate religious extremism, whether Hindu or Muslim, and crushes it with an iron hand, we will keep suffering.
The truth is , as I have been repeatedly saying, that Pakistan is no country. It is a fake, artificial entity created by the British so that Hindus and Muslims keep fighting each other, and thus India ( of which Pakistan is really a part ) does not emerge as a modern, powerful, highly industrialized and prosperous country, like China, of which it has now all the potential with its huge pool of bright and highly competent engineers, technicians, scientists, and managers, and immense natural resources.
This does not mean that I am against the Pakistani people. I am a humble disciple of the great French political philosopher Rousseau, who believed that people are good by nature. So I believe that 99% of Pakistanis, like 99% Indians, are good by nature, and they are facing basically the same problems as Indians, of terrible poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, lack of healthcare and good education, etc. But they are simple people who can be misguided by wicked persons with vested interests, often acting through their agent provocateurs.
What is the truth ? The truth is that Pakistanis ( and Kashmiris ) are really Indians. This does not mean they are Hindus. It means that we share the same multi-religious culture.
What is Pakistan ? It is Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan and NWFP. These were all part of India from the time of the great Emperor Ashoka ( whose edicts are still found there ), in Mughal times, and under British rule. We were befooled by the Britishers into thinking we are enemies, but how much longer must we remain befooled ? How much longer must blood flow ?
See what the result of creating a theological state ( Pakistan ) has been. First the non Muslims have been persecuted ( in blasphemy cases, forcible conversion, etc ). Ahmadis were persecuted because allegedly they did not believe that Muhammad was the last Prophet. Shias are persecuted because they do not accept the first three Khalifas. Even Sunnis who are Bareilvis are persecuted because they go to dargahs, which are shrines built on the graves of Sufi saints, and are therefore regarded as places of idolatry by the Wahabi type fanatics. Recently reports came of a poor Christian couple burnt alive on a false charge of blasphemy. Ahmedis and Shias are regularly killed. Asia Bibi, a Christian and a mother of 5 children was sentenced to death on a blasphemy charge, and her sentence has been shamelessly upheld by the High Court in Pakistan.
If Hindus practice idolatry ( which is forbidden by Islam ), if Ahmadis do not believe that Prophet Muhammad was the last Prophet, if Shias do not accept the first three Kahalifas, and if people go to dargahs, are they breaking anyone's head or cutting off anyone's limbs ? In a sub continent of such diversity as ours tolerance is absolutely necessary if we wish to progress. Let anyone believe whatever he/she wishes to believe. It does no harm to anyone.
Some of my Kashmiri brethren ( I am a Kashmiri myself, and love all Kashmiris, whether Muslim, Hindu or Sikh ) have been misguided into demanding separation from india, or independence. This is totally unacceptable. Kashmir has been part of India ever since it was incorporated into the Mughal Empire in 1586 by the great Emperor Akbar
If Kashmir leaves India today, then the Nagas may demand the same right tomorrow, then the Mizos, Tamilians, Maharashtrians, etc. Where will this lead to ? India will break up. No,such a demand must never be acceded to. It is totally short sighted and misguided, and its leaders are people with vested interests and their own agenda, which will only lead to catastrophe. So Kashmiris must now give up such demands , and instead demand reunification of India and Pakistan ( and Bangladesh ) under a strong secular, modern minded, federal system. This will automatically solve the problem of Kashmir.
To explain all this I had written an article which was published in the Pakistani newspaper ' The Nation ' some time back. It is reproduced below.

The Truth about Pakistan

“Dekho mujhe jo deeda-e-ibrat nigah ho,
Meri suno jo gosh-e-naseehat niyosh hai.”
– Mirza Ghalib

According to reports, Pakistani cities - Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, etc - are rapidly becoming killing fields, with bomb blasts and gun firing a regular occurrence, and ethnic violence between Sunnis and Shias, and persecution of minorities escalating. Nobody knows that when he steps out into the streets of these cities whether or not he will return alive. A beautiful metropolitan city like Karachi is becoming, if it has not already become, a Jurassic Park
Some Pakistanis believe that the present situation in Pakistan is due to “a failure of governance, not of the nationhood.” I respectfully beg to differ.
In my opinion, the present violent strifes and disturbances in Pakistan are the logical and inevitable result of creating a theocratic state in this subcontinent of such diversity, and, hence, the only solution is the reunification of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh under a strong, secular, modern minded government, which does not tolerate religious extremism and bigotry, whether Hindu or Muslim, and crushes it with an iron hand.
To explain my point, I have to delve into history. As explained in my article, “What is India”, in my blog: justicekatju.blogspot.in as well as in the video on the website: kgfindia.com, India (in which I include Pakistan and Bangladesh) is broadly a country of immigrants like North America. The ancestors of 92 to 93 percent people living today in our subcontinent were not the original inhabitants here, but came from outside, mainly from the northwest (the original inhabitants being the pre-Dravidian tribals). People migrate from uncomfortable areas to comfortable areas, and India was a paradise for agriculture, with level land, fertile soil, plenty of water for irrigation, etc. Why should anyone living in India migrate to say, Afghanistan, which is cold, mountainous covered with snow for several months in a year , and very uncomfortable? Hence for thousands of years people have been pouring into India, mainly from North West ( though also from the North East ). It is for this reason that India has so much diversity - so many religions, castes, languages, ethnic groups, etc because each group of immigrants brought their own language, religion and customs with them.
Hence, the only policy that can work in our subcontinent is secularism and equal respect to all communities and sects. This was the policy of the great Emperor Akbar, whom I regard (along with Ashoka) as the greatest ruler the world has ever seen. At a time when the Europeans were massacring each other in the name of religion (Catholics massacring Protestants and vice versa), Akbar, who was far ahead of his times, declared his policy of Suleh-e-Kul, i.e. Universal Toleration of all Religions, and it is because of this wise policy that the Mughal Empire lasted so long. It was Emperor Akbar who laid the foundation on which the Indian nation is still standing, his policy being continued by Jawaharlal Nehru and his colleagues who gave India a secular constitution.
Up to 1857, there were no communal problems in India. All communal riots and animosity began after 1857, artificially engineered by the British through their agent provocateurs. No doubt even before 1857, there were differences between Hindus and Muslims, the Hindus going to temples and the Muslims going to mosques, but there was no animosity. In fact, the Hindus and Muslims used to help each other; Hindus used to participate in Eid celebrations, and Muslims in Holi and Diwali. The Muslim rulers like the Mughals, Nawab of Awadh and Murshidabad, Tipu Sultan, etc were totally secular; they organised Ramlilas, participated in Holi, Diwali, etc. Ghalib’s affectionate letters to his Hindu friends like Munshi Shiv Naraln Aram, Har Gopal Tofta, etc attest to the affection between Hindus and Muslims at that time
In 1857, the ‘Great Mutiny’ broke out in which the Hindus and Muslims jointly fought against the British. This shocked the British government so much that after suppressing the Mutiny, they decided to start the policy of divide and rule (see online “History in the Service of Imperialism” by B.N. Pande). All communal riots began after 1857, artificially engineered by the British authorities. The British Collector would secretly call the Hindu Pandit, pay him money, and tell him to start speaking against Muslims, and similarly he would secretly call the Maulvi, pay him money, and tell him to speak against Hindus. This communal poison was injected into our body politic year after year and decade after decade.
In 1909, the ‘Minto-Morley Reforms’ introduced separate electorates for Hindus and Muslims. The idea was propagated that Hindi is the language of Hindus, while Urdu of Muslims (although Urdu was the common language of all educated people, whether Hindu, Muslim or Sikh up to 1947). All this vicious propaganda resulted in the Partition of 1947, which created a fake, artificial theocratic nation called Pakistan.
Nation states arose in Europe around the 15th century because of the rise of modern industry. Modern industry, unlike feudal handicraft industry, requires a big market for its goods and a large area from where it can get raw materials.
The creation of a state based on religion destroys the very basis of a nation, because it cuts off industries from markets and raw materials. British imperialism created India as a big administrative unit. The British policy was to prohibit the growth of heavy industry in India; otherwise, the Indian industry, with its cheap labour, would have become a powerful rival to British industry.
When the British left India, they divided us so that we may remain backward and weak, and not emerge as a modern powerful industrial state (for which we have all the potential). This was the real reason for creating Pakistan.
I submit that Pakistan was doomed from its very inception; firstly, because there is such tremendous diversity in our subcontinent that only secularism can work here and secondly, because a modern nation cannot be based on religion (because this will cut it off from its markets and raw materials).
Some people say that we should try to improve relations between India and Pakistan,instead of challenging the very raison d’etre of Pakistan. In my opinion such people are living in a fool's paradise. There can never be peace between India and Pakistan. Pakistan was created on the basis of the bogus two nation theory so that Hindus and Muslims keep fighting each other.
This serves two purposes. Firstly, it prevents India ( of which Pakistan is really a part ) from emerging as a modern industrial giant, like China, for which it has all the potential, and thus become a rival to Western industry. Secondly, it ensures that the Western arms industries have huge sales ( India is the largest importer of arms in the world, over 40 billion dollars annually, and Pakistan also a huge amount ).
If there are genuine good relations between India and Pakistan, then the very purpose of creating Pakistan will disappear
I am confident that with time people, both in India and Pakistan, will realize the truth in what I am saying, and India and Pakistan will reunite under a strong, secular government that deals with religious extremism, whether Hindu or Muslim, with an iron hand.
Secularism does not mean that one cannot practice his own religion. It means that religion is a private affair, unconnected with the state which will have no religion.
When I meet my Pakistani friends (and I have lots of them), we speak in Hindustani, we look like each other, and feel no difference between ourselves. We were befooled by the Britishers into thinking that we are enemies, but how much longer must we remain befooled? How much longer must blood flow in religious violence in Quetta, Karachi, Gujarat, Kashmir etc.
When I sent my article for publication in Pakistan some peole doubted whether any Pakistani newspaper would publish my article challenging the very existence of Pakistan. I replied that I did not care whether it would be published or not, but I will not deviate from what I believe is the truth.
In Sanskrit, there is a saying, “Satyamev Jayate”, which means “truth ultimately triumphs”. And as Nietzsche said in “Thus Spake Zarathustra”: “What matter about thyself, Zarathustra! Say thy word and break into pieces!”
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In the process of feeding personal insecurities with respect to the West, specially the US, the Prime Minister and his team have obviously made some bad geopolitical moves. Any strategist would call it bad news for a Russian Defence Minister to visit Pakistan for the first time in History and laud Pakistan's fight against terrorism!

India operates an Indian Air Force base in Tajikistan, to the North of and contiguous with Pakistan and Afghanistan. We have SU30MKI air dominance fighters, of Russian origin, located in Tajikistan and command a strategic air dominance over Northern Pakistan and Afghanistan. To dilute our advantage, by drifting away from Russia, the regional hegemon and our bulwark against China, cannot bode well for India.

Geopolitics is played with the head, not the chest.
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Taj Mahal was Shiva Temple : 108 proofs :: Taj Mahal was Shiva Temple 108 proofs......

The True Story of the Taj Mahal
By P. N. Oak

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The story of the Taj Mahal that most of us have known about may not be the real truth. Herein Mr. P. N. Oak presents an interesting set of proofs that show a completely different story. Contrary to what visitors are made to believe the Tajmahal is not a Islamic mausoleum but an ancient Shiva Temple known as Tejo Mahalaya which the 5th generation Moghul emperor ShahjahanShahjahan commandeered from the then Maharaja of Jaipur. The Taj Mahal, should therefore, be viewed as a temple palace and not as a tomb. That makes a vast difference. You miss the details of its size, grandeur, majesty and beauty when you take it to be a mere tomb. When told that you are visiting a temple palace you wont fail to notice its annexes, ruined defensive walls, hillocks, moats, cascades, fountains, majestic garden, hundreds of rooms archaded verendahs, terraces, multi stored towers, secret sealed chambers, guest rooms, stables, the trident (Trishul) pinnacle on the dome and the sacred, esoteric Hindu letter "OM" carved on the exterior of the wall of the sanctum sanctorum now occupied by the cenotaphs. For detailed proof of this breath taking discovery, you may read the well known historian Shri. P. N. Oak's celebrated book titled " Tajmahal : The True Story". But let us place before you, for the time being an exhaustive summary of the massive evidence ranging over hundred points:

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1.The term Tajmahal itself never occurs in any mogul court paper or chronicle even in Aurangzeb's time. The attempt to explain it away as Taj-i-mahal is therefore, ridiculous.

2.The ending "Mahal"is never muslim because in none of the muslim countries around the world from Afghanistan to Algeria is there a building known as "Mahal".

3.The unusual explanation of the term Tajmahal derives from Mumtaz Mahal, who is buried in it, is illogical in at least two respects viz., firstly her name was never Mumtaj Mahal but Mumtaz-ul-Zamani and secondly one cannot omit the first three letters "Mum" from a woman's name to derive the remainder as the name of the building.

4.Since the lady's name was Mumtaz (ending with 'Z') the name of the building derived from her should have been Taz Mahal, if at all, and not Taj (spelled with a 'J').

5.Several European visitors of Shahjahan's time allude to the building as Taj-e-Mahal is almost the correct tradition, age old Sanskrit name Tej-o-Mahalaya, signifying a Shiva temple. Contrarily Shahjahan and Aurangzeb scrupulously avoid using the Sanskrit term and call it just a holy grave.

6.The tomb should be understood to signify NOT A BUILDING but only the grave or centotaph inside it. This would help people to realize that all dead muslim courtiers and royalty including Humayun, Akbar, Mumtaz, Etmad-ud-Daula and Safdarjang have been buried in capture Hindu mansions and temples.

7.Moreover, if the Taj is believed to be a burial place, how can the term Mahal, i.e., mansion apply to it?

8.Since the term Taj Mahal does not occur in mogul courts it is absurd to search for any mogul explanation for it. Both its components namely, 'Taj' and' Mahal' are of Sanskrit origin.

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9.The term Taj Mahal is a corrupt form of the sanskrit term TejoMahalay signifying a Shiva Temple. Agreshwar Mahadev i.e., The Lord of Agra was consecrated in it.

10.The tradition of removing the shoes before climbing the marble platform originates from pre Shahjahan times when the Taj was a Shiva Temple. Had the Taj originated as a tomb, shoes need not have to be removed because shoes are a necessity in a cemetery.

11.Visitors may notice that the base slab of the centotaph is the marble basement in plain white while its superstructure and the other three centotaphs on the two floors are covered with inlaid creeper designs. This indicates that the marble pedestal of the Shiva idol is still in place and Mumtaz's centotaphs are fake.

12.The pitchers carved inside the upper border of the marble lattice plus those mounted on it number 108-a number sacred in Hindu Temple tradition.

13.There are persons who are connected with the repair and the maintainance of the Taj who have seen the ancient sacred Shiva Linga and other idols sealed in the thick walls and in chambers in the secret, sealed red stone stories below the marble basement. The Archaeological Survey of India is keeping discretely, politely and diplomatically silent about it to the point of dereliction of its own duty to probe into hidden historical evidence.

14.In India there are 12 Jyotirlingas i.e., the outstanding Shiva Temples. The Tejomahalaya alias The Tajmahal appears to be one of them known as Nagnatheshwar since its parapet is girdled with Naga, i.e., Cobra figures. Ever since Shahjahan's capture of it the sacred temple has lost its Hindudom.

15.The famous Hindu treatise on architecture titled Vishwakarma Vastushastra mentions the 'Tej-Linga' amongst the Shivalingas i.e., the stone emblems of Lord Shiva, the Hindu deity. Such a Tej Linga was consecrated in the Taj Mahal, hence the term Taj Mahal alias Tejo Mahalaya.

16.Agra city, in which the Taj Mahal is located, is an ancient centre of Shiva worship. Its orthodox residents have through ages continued the tradition of worshipping at five Shiva shrines before taking the last meal every night especially during the month of Shravan. During the last few centuries the residents of Agra had to be content with worshipping at only four prominent Shiva temples viz., Balkeshwar, Prithvinath, Manakameshwar and Rajarajeshwar. They had lost track of the fifth Shiva deity which their forefathers worshipped. Apparently the fifth was Agreshwar Mahadev Nagnatheshwar i.e., The Lord Great God of Agra, The Deity of the King of Cobras, consecrated in the Tejomahalay alias Tajmahal.

17.The people who dominate the Agra region are Jats. Their name of Shiva is Tejaji. The Jat special issue of The Illustrated Weekly of India (June 28,1971) mentions that the Jats have the Teja Mandirs i.e., Teja Temples. This is because Teja-Linga is among the several names of the Shiva Lingas. From this it is apparent that the Taj-Mahal is Tejo-Mahalaya, The Great Abode of Tej.

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DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE

18. Shahjahan's own court chronicle, the Badshahnama, admits (page 403, vol 1) that a grand mansion of unique splendor, capped with a dome (Imaarat-a-Alishan wa Gumbaze) was taken from the Jaipur Maharaja Jaisigh for Mumtaz's burial, and the building was known as Raja Mansingh's palace.

19. The plaque put the archealogy department outside the Tajmahal describes the edifice as a mausoleum built by Shahjahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal , over 22 years from 1631 to 1653. That plaque is a specimen of historical bungling. Firstly, the plaque sites no authority for its claim. Secondly the lady's name was Mumtaz-ulZamani and not Mumtazmahal. Thirdly, the period of 22 years is taken from some mumbo jumbo noting by an unreliable French visitor Tavernier, to the exclusion of all muslim versions, which is an absurdity.

20. Prince Aurangzeb's letter to his father,emperor Shahjahan,is recorded in atleast three chronicles titled `Aadaab-e-Alamgiri', `Yadgarnama', and the `Muruqqa-i-Akbarabadi' (edited by Said Ahmed, Agra, 1931, page 43, footnote 2). In that letter Aurangzeb records in 1652 A.D itself that the several buildings in the fancied burial place of Mumtaz were seven storeyed and were so old that they were all leaking, while the dome had developed a crack on the northern side.Aurangzeb, therefore, ordered immediate repairs to the buildings at his own expense while recommending to the emperor that more elaborate repairs be carried out later. This is the proof that during Shahjahan's reign itself that the Taj complex was so old as to need immediate repairs.

21. The ex-Maharaja of Jaipur retains in his secret personal `KapadDwara' collection two orders from Shahjahan dated Dec 18, 1633 (bearing modern nos. R.176 and 177) requestioning the Taj building complex. That was so blatant a usurpation that the then ruler of Jaipur was ashamed to make the document public.

22. The Rajasthan State archives at Bikaner preserve three other firmans addressed by Shahjahan to the Jaipur's ruler Jaising ordering the latter to supply marble (for Mumtaz's grave and koranic grafts) from his Makranna quarris, and stone cutters. Jaisingh was apparently so enraged at the blatant seizure of the Tajmahal that he refused to oblige Shahjahan by providing marble for grafting koranic engravings and fake centotaphs for further desecration of the Tajmahal. Jaising looked at Shahjahan's demand for marble and stone cutters, as an insult added to injury. Therefore, he refused to send any marble and instead detained the stone cutters in his protective custody.

23. The three firmans demanding marble were sent to Jaisingh within about two years of Mumtaz's death. Had Shahjahan really built the Tajmahal over a period of 22 years, the marble would have needed only after 15 or 20 years not immediately after Mumtaz's death.

24. Moreover, the three mention neither the Tajmahal, nor Mumtaz, nor the burial. The cost and the quantity of the stone also are not mentioned. This proves that an insignificant quantity of marble was needed just for some supercial tinkering and tampering with the Tajmahal. Even otherwise Shahjahan could never hope to build a fabulous Tajmahal by abject dependence for marble on a non cooperative Jaisingh.

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EUROPEAN VISITOR'S ACCOUNTS

25. Tavernier, a French jeweller has recorded in his travel memoirs that Shahjahan purposely buried Mumtaz near the Taz-i-Makan (i.e.,`The Taj building') where foriegners used to come as they do even today so that the world may admire. He also adds that the cost of the scaffolding was more than that of the entire work. The work that Shahjahan commissioned in the Tejomahalaya Shiva temple was plundering at the costly fixtures inside it, uprooting the Shiva idols, planting the centotaphs in their place on two stories, inscribing the koran along the arches and walling up six of the seven stories of the Taj. It was this plunder, desecrating and plunderring of the rooms which took 22 years.

26. Peter Mundy, an English visitor to Agra recorded in 1632 (within only a year of Mumtaz's death) that `the places of note in and around Agra, included Taj-e-Mahal's tomb, gardens and bazaars'.He, therefore, confirms that that the Tajmahal had been a noteworthy building even before Shahjahan.

27. De Laet, a Dutch official has listed Mansingh's palace about a mile from Agra fort, as an outstanding building of pre shahjahan's time. Shahjahan's court chronicle, the Badshahnama records, Mumtaz's burial in the same Mansingh's palace.

28. Bernier, a contemporary French visitor has noted that non muslim's were barred entry into the basement (at the time when Shahjahan requisitioned Mansingh's palace) which contained a dazzling light. Obviously, he reffered to the silver doors, gold railing, the gem studded lattice and strings of pearl hanging over Shiva's idol. Shahjahan comandeered the building to grab all the wealth, making Mumtaz's death a convineant pretext.

29. Johan Albert Mandelslo, who describes life in agra in 1638 (only 7 years after mumtaz's death) in detail (in his `Voyages and Travels to West-Indies', published by John Starkey and John Basset, London), makes no mention of the Tajmahal being under constuction though it is commonly erringly asserted or assumed that the Taj was being built from 1631 to 1653.

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SANSKIRT INSCRIPTION

30. A Sanskrit inscription too supports the conclusion that the Taj originated as a Shiva temple. Wrongly termed as the Bateshwar inscription (currently preserved on the top floor of the Lucknow museum), it refers to the raising of a "crystal white Shiva temple so alluring that Lord Shiva once enshrined in it decided never to return to Mount Kailash his usual abode". That inscription dated 1155 A.D. was removed from the Tajmahal garden at Shahjahan's orders. Historicians and Archeaologists have blundered in terming the insription the `Bateshwar inscription' when the record doesn't say that it was found by Bateshwar. It ought, in fact, to be called `The Tejomahalaya inscription' because it was originally installed in the Taj garden before it was uprooted and cast away at Shahjahan's command.

A clue to the tampering by Shahjahan is found on pages 216-217, vol. 4, of Archealogiical Survey of India Reports (published 1874) stating that a "great square black balistic pillar which, with the base and capital of another pillar....now in the grounds of Agra,...it is well known, once stood in the garden of Tajmahal".

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MISSING ELEPHANTS

31. Far from the building of the Taj, Shahjahan disfigured it with black koranic lettering and heavily robbed it of its Sanskrit inscription, several idols and two huge stone elephants extending their trunks in a welcome arch over the gateway where visitors these days buy entry tickets. An Englishman, Thomas Twinning, records (pg.191 of his book "Travels in India A Hundred Years ago") that in November 1794 "I arrived at the high walls which enclose the Taj-e-Mahal and its circumjacent buildings. I here got out of the palanquine and.....mounted a short flight of steps leading to a beautiful portal which formed the centre of this side of the `COURT OF ELEPHANTS" as the great area was called."

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KORANIC PATCHES

32. The Taj Mahal is scrawled over with 14 chapters of the Koran but nowhere is there even the slightest or the remotest allusion in that Islamic overwriting to Shahjahan's authorship of the Taj. Had Shahjahan been the builder he would have said so in so many words before beginning to quote Koran.

33. That Shahjahan, far from building the marble Taj, only disfigured it with black lettering is mentioned by the inscriber Amanat Khan Shirazi himself in an inscription on the building. A close scrutiny of the Koranic lettering reveals that they are grafts patched up with bits of variegated stone on an ancient Shiva temple.

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CARBON 14 TEST

34. A wooden piece from the riverside doorway of the Taj subjected to the carbon 14 test by an American Laboratory, has revealed that the door to be 300 years older than Shahjahan,since the doors of the Taj, broken open by Muslim invaders repeatedly from the 11th century onwards, had to b replaced from time to time. The Taj edifice is much more older. It belongs to 1155 A.D, i.e., almost 500 years anterior to Shahjahan.

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ARCHITECHTURAL EVIDENCE

35. Well known Western authorities on architechture like E.B.Havell, Mrs.Kenoyer and Sir W.W.Hunterhave gone on record to say that the TajMahal is built in the Hindu temple style. Havell points out the ground plan of the ancient Hindu Chandi Seva Temple in Java is identical with that of the Taj.

36. A central dome with cupolas at its four corners is a universal feature of Hindu temples.

37. The four marble pillars at the plinth corners are of the Hindu style. They are used as lamp towers during night and watch towers during the day. Such towers serve to demarcate the holy precincts. Hindu wedding altars and the altar set up for God Satyanarayan worship have pillars raised at the four corners.

38. The octagonal shape of the Tajmahal has a special Hindu significance because Hindus alone have special names for the eight directions, and celestial guards assigned to them. The pinnacle points to the heaven while the foundation signifies to the nether world. Hindu forts, cities, palaces and temples genrally have an octagonal layout or some octagonal features so that together with the pinnacle and the foundation they cover all the ten directions in which the king or God holds sway, according to Hindu belief.

39. The Tajmahal has a trident pinncle over the dome. A full scale of the trident pinnacle is inlaid in the red stone courtyard to the east of the Taj. The central shaft of the trident depicts a "Kalash" (sacred pot) holding two bent mango leaves and a coconut. This is a sacred Hindu motif. Identical pinnacles have been seen over Hindu and Buddhist temples in the Himalayan region. Tridents are also depicted against a red lotus background at the apex of the stately marble arched entrances on all four sides of the Taj. People fondly but mistakenly believed all these centuries that the Taj pinnacle depicts a Islamic cresent and star was a lighting conductor installed by the British rulers in India. Contrarily, the pinnacle is a marvel of Hindu metallurgy since the pinnacle made of non rusting alloy, is also perhaps a lightning deflector. That the pinnacle of the replica is drawn in the eastern courtyard is significant because the east is of special importance to the Hindus, as the direction in which the sun rises. The pinnacle on the dome has the word `Allah' on it after capture. The pinnacle figure on the ground does not have the word Allah.

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INCONSISTENCIES

40. The two buildings which face the marble Taj from the east and west are identical in design, size and shape and yet the eastern building is explained away by Islamic tradition, as a community hall while the western building is claimed to be a mosque. How could buildings meant for radically different purposes be identical? This proves that the western building was put to use as a mosque after seizure of the Taj property by Shahjahan. Curiously enough the building being explained away as a mosque has no minaret. They form a pair af reception pavilions of the Tejomahalaya temple palace.

41. A few yards away from the same flank is the Nakkar Khana alias DrumHouse which is a intolerable incongruity for Islam. The proximity of the Drum House indicates that the western annex was not originally a mosque. Contrarily a drum house is a neccesity in a Hindu temple or palace because Hindu chores,in the morning and evening, begin to the sweet strains of music.

42. The embossed patterns on the marble exterior of the centotaph chamber wall are foilage of the conch shell design and the Hindu letter "OM". The octagonally laid marble lattices inside the centotaph chamber depict pink lotuses on their top railing. The Lotus, the conch and the OM are the sacred motifs associated with the Hindu deities and temples.

43. The spot occupied by Mumtaz's centotaph was formerly occupied by the Hindu Teja Linga a lithic representation of Lord Shiva. Around it are five perambulatory passages. Perambulation could be done around the marble lattice or through the spacious marble chambers surrounding the centotaph chamber, and in the open over the marble platform. It is also customary for the Hindus to have apertures along the perambulatory passage, overlooking the deity. Such apertures exist in the perambulatories in the Tajmahal.

44. The sanctom sanctorum in the Taj has silver doors and gold railings as Hindu temples have. It also had nets of pearl and gems stuffed in the marble lattices. It was the lure of this wealth which made Shahjahan commandeer the Taj from a helpless vassal Jaisingh, the then ruler of Jaipur.

45. Peter Mundy, a Englishman records (in 1632, within a year of Mumtaz's death) having seen a gem studded gold railing around her tomb. Had the Taj been under construction for 22 years, a costly gold railing would not have been noticed by Peter mundy within a year of Mumtaz's death. Such costl fixtures are installed in a building only after it is ready for use. This indicates that Mumtaz's centotaph was grafted in place of the Shivalinga in the centre of the gold railings. Subsequently the gold railings, silver doors, nets of pearls, gem fillings etc. were all carried away to Shahjahan's treasury. The seizure of the Taj thus constituted an act of highhanded Moghul robery causing a big row between Shahjahan and Jaisingh.

46. In the marble flooring around Mumtaz's centotaph may be seen tiny mosaic patches. Those patches indicate the spots where the support for the gold railings were embedded in the floor. They indicate a rectangular fencing.

47. Above Mumtaz's centotaph hangs a chain by which now hangs a lamp. Before capture by Shahjahan the chain used to hold a water pitcher from which water used to drip on the Shivalinga.

48. It is this earlier Hindu tradition in the Tajmahal which gave the Islamic myth of Shahjahan's love tear dropping on Mumtaz's tomb on the full moon day of the winter eve.

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TREASURY WELL

49. Between the so-called mosque and the drum house is a multistoried octagonal well with a flight of stairs reaching down to the water level. This is a traditional treasury well in Hindu temple palaces. Treasure chests used to be kept in the lower apartments while treasury personnel had their offices in the upper chambers. The circular stairs made it difficult for intruders to reach down to the treasury or to escape with it undetected or unpursued. In case the premises had to be surrendered to a besieging enemy the treasure could be pushed into the well to remain hidden from the conquerer and remain safe for salvaging if the place was reconquered. Such an elaborate multistoried well is superflous for a mere mausoleum. Such a grand, gigantic well is unneccesary for a tomb.

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BURIAL DATE UNKNOWN

50. Had Shahjahan really built the Taj Mahal as a wonder mausoleum, history would have recorded a specific date on which she was ceremoniously buried in the Taj Mahal. No such date is ever mentioned. This important missing detail decisively exposes the falsity of the Tajmahal legend.

51. Even the year of Mumtaz's death is unknown. It is variously speculated to be 1629, 1630, 1631 or 1632. Had she deserved a fabulous burial, as is claimed, the date of her death had not been a matter of much speculation. In an harem teeming with 5000 women it was difficult to keep track of dates of death. Apparently the date of Mumtaz's death was so insignificant an event, as not to merit any special notice. Who would then build a Taj for her burial?

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BASELESS LOVE STORIES

52. Stories of Shahjahan's exclusive infatuation for Mumtaz's are concoctions. They have no basis in history nor has any book ever written on their fancied love affairs. Those stories have been invented as an afterthought to make Shahjahan's authorship of the Taj look plausible.

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COST

53. The cost of the Taj is nowhere recorded in Shahjahan's court papers because Shahjahan never built the Tajmahal. That is why wild estimates of the cost by gullible writers have ranged from 4 million to 91.7 million rupees.

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PERIOD OF CONSTRUCTION

54. Likewise the period of construction has been guessed to be anywhere between 10 years and 22 years. There would have not been any scope for guesswork had the building construction been on record in the court papers.

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ARCHITECTS

55. The designer of the Tajmahal is also variously mentioned as Essa Effendy, a Persian or Turk, or Ahmed Mehendis or a Frenchman, Austin deBordeaux, or Geronimo Veroneo, an Italian, or Shahjahan himself.

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RECORDS DON'T EXIST

56. Twenty thousand labourers are supposed to have worked for 22 years during Shahjahan's reign in building the Tajmahal. Had this been true, there should have been available in Shahjahan's court papers design drawings, heaps of labour muster rolls, daily expenditure sheets, bills and receipts of material ordered, and commisioning orders. There is not even a scrap of paper of this kind.

57. It is, therefore, court flatterers,blundering historians, somnolent archeologists, fiction writers, senile poets, careless tourists officials and erring guides who are responsible for hustling the world into believing in Shahjahan's mythical authorship of the Taj.

58. Description of the gardens around the Taj of Shahjahan's time mention Ketaki, Jai, Jui, Champa, Maulashree, Harshringar and Bel. All these are plants whose flowers or leaves are used in the worship of Hindu deities. Bel leaves are exclusively used in Lord Shiva's worship. A graveyard is planted only with shady trees because the idea of using fruit and flower from plants in a cemetary is abhorrent to human conscience. The presence of Bel and other flower plants in the Taj garden is proof of its having been a Shiva temple before seizure by Shahjahan.

59. Hindu temples are often built on river banks and sea beaches. The Taj is one such built on the bank of the Yamuna river an ideal location for a Shiva temple.

60. Prophet Mohammad has ordained that the burial spot of a muslim should be inconspicous and must not be marked by even a single tombstone. In flagrant violation of this, the Tajamhal has one grave in the basement and another in the first floor chamber both ascribed to Mumtaz. Those two centotaphs were infact erected by Shahjahan to bury the two tier Shivalingas that were consecrated in the Taj. It is customary for Hindus to install two Shivalingas one over the other in two stories as may be seen in the Mahankaleshwar temple in Ujjain and the Somnath temple raised by Ahilyabai in Somnath Pattan.

61. The Tajmahal has identical entrance arches on all four sides. This is a typical Hindu building style known as Chaturmukhi, i.e.,four faced.

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THE HINDU DOME

62. The Tajmahal has a reverberating dome. Such a dome is an absurdity for a tomb which must ensure peace and silence. Contrarily reverberating domes are a neccesity in Hindu temples because they create an ecstatic dinmultiplying and magnifying the sound of bells, drums and pipes accompanying the worship of Hindu deities.

63. The Tajmahal dome bears a lotus cap. Original Islamic domes have a bald top as is exemplified by the Pakistan Embassy in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, and the domes in the Pakistan's newly built capital Islamabad.

64. The Tajmahal entrance faces south. Had the Taj been an Islamic building it should have faced the west.

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TOMB IS THE GRAVE, NOT THE BUILDING

65. A widespread misunderstanding has resulted in mistaking the building for the grave.Invading Islam raised graves in captured buildings in every country it overran. Therefore, hereafter people must learn not to confound the building with the grave mounds which are grafts in conquered buildings. This is true of the Tajmahal too. One may therefore admit (for arguments sake) that Mumtaz lies buried inside the Taj. But that should not be construed to mean that the Taj was raised over Mumtaz's grave.

66. The Taj is a seven storied building. Prince Aurangzeb also mentions this in his letter to Shahjahan. The marble edifice comprises four stories including the lone, tall circular hall inside the top, and the lone chamber in the basement. In between are two floors each containing 12 to 15 palatial rooms. Below the marble plinth reaching down to the river at the rear are two more stories in red stone. They may be seen from the river bank. The seventh storey must be below the ground (river) level since every ancient Hindu building had a subterranian storey.

67. Immediately bellow the marble plinth on the river flank are 22 rooms in red stone with their ventilators all walled up by Shahjahan. Those rooms, made uninhibitably by Shahjahan, are kept locked by Archealogy Department of India. The lay visitor is kept in the dark about them. Those 22 rooms still bear ancient Hindu paint on their walls and ceilings. On their side is a nearly 33 feet long corridor. There are two door frames one at either end ofthe corridor. But those doors are intriguingly sealed with brick and lime.

68. Apparently those doorways originally sealed by Shahjahan have been since unsealed and again walled up several times. In 1934 a resident of Delhi took a peep inside from an opening in the upper part of the doorway. To his dismay he saw huge hall inside. It contained many statues huddled around a central beheaded image of Lord Shiva. It could be that, in there, are Sanskrit inscriptions too. All the seven stories of the Tajmahal need to be unsealed and scoured to ascertain what evidence they may be hiding in the form of Hindu images, Sanskrit inscriptions, scriptures, coins and utensils.

69. Apart from Hindu images hidden in the sealed stories it is also learnt that Hindu images are also stored in the massive walls of the Taj. Between 1959 and 1962 when Mr. S.R. Rao was the Archealogical Superintendent in Agra, he happened to notice a deep and wide crack in the wall of the central octagonal chamber of the Taj. When a part of the wall was dismantled to study the crack out popped two or three marble images. The matter was hushed up and the images were reburied where they had been embedded at Shahjahan's behest. Confirmation of this has been obtained from several sources. It was only when I began my investigation into the antecedents of the Taj I came across the above information which had remained a forgotten secret. What better proof is needed of the Temple origin of the Tajmahal? Its walls and sealed chambers still hide in Hindu idols that were consecrated in it before Shahjahan's seizure of the Taj.

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PRE-SHAHJAHAN REFERENCES TO THE TAJ

70. Apparently the Taj as a central palace seems to have an chequered history. The Taj was perhaps desecrated and looted by every Muslim invader from Mohammad Ghazni onwards but passing into Hindu hands off and on, the sanctity of the Taj as a Shiva temple continued to be revived after every muslim onslaught. Shahjahan was the last muslim to desecrate the Tajmahal alias Tejomahalay.

71. Vincent Smith records in his book titled `Akbar the Great Moghul' that `Babur's turbulent life came to an end in his garden palace in Agra in 1630'. That palace was none other than the Tajmahal. 72. Babur's daughter Gulbadan Begum in her chronicle titled `Humayun Nama' refers to the Taj as the Mystic House.

73. Babur himself refers to the Taj in his memoirs as the palace captured by Ibrahim Lodi containing a central octagonal chamber and having pillars on the four sides. All these historical references allude to the Taj 100 years before Shahjahan.

74. The Tajmahal precincts extend to several hundred yards in all directions. Across the river are ruins of the annexes of the Taj, the bathing ghats and a jetty for the ferry boat. In the Victoria gardens outside covered with creepers is the long spur of the ancient outer wall ending in a octagonal red stone tower. Such extensive grounds all magnificently done up, are a superfluity for a grave.

75. Had the Taj been specially built to bury Mumtaz, it should not have been cluttered with other graves. But the Taj premises contain several graves atleast in its eastern and southern pavilions.

76. In the southern flank, on the other side of the Tajganj gate are buried in identical pavilions queens Sarhandi Begum, and Fatehpuri Begum and a maid Satunnisa Khanum. Such parity burial can be justified only if the queens had been demoted or the maid promoted. But since Shahjahan had commandeered (not built) the Taj, he reduced it general to a muslim cemetary as was the habit of all his Islamic predeccssors, and buried a queen in a vacant pavillion and a maid in another idenitcal pavilion.

77. Shahjahan was married to several other women before and after Mumtaz. She, therefore, deserved no special consideration in having a wonder mausoleum built for her.

78. Mumtaz was a commoner by birth and so she did not qualify for a fairyland burial.

79. Mumtaz died in Burhanpur which is about 600 miles from Agra. Her grave there is intact. Therefore ,the centotaphs raised in stories of the Taj in her name seem to be fakes hiding in Hindu Shiva emblems.

80. Shahjahan seems to have simulated Mumtaz's burial in Agra to find a pretext to surround the temple palace with his fierce and fanatic troops and remove all the costly fixtures in his treasury. This finds confirmation in the vague noting in the Badshahnama which says that the Mumtaz's (exhumed) body was brought to Agra from Burhanpur and buried `next year'. An official term would not use a nebulous term unless it is to hide some thing.

81. A pertinent consideration is that a Shahjahan who did not build any palaces for Mumtaz while she was alive, would not build a fabulous mausoleum for a corpse which was no longer kicking or clicking.

82. Another factor is that Mumtaz died within two or three years of Shahjahan becoming an emperor. Could he amass so much superflous wealth in that short span as to squander it on a wonder mausoleum?

83. While Shahjahan's special attachment to Mumtaz is nowhere recorded in history his amorous affairs with many other ladies from maids to mannequins including his own daughter Jahanara, find special attention in accounts of Shahjahan's reign. Would Shahjahan shower his hard earned wealth on Mumtaz's corpse?

84. Shahjahan was a stingy, usurious monarch. He came to throne murdering all his rivals. He was not therefore, the doting spendthrift that he is made out to be.

85. A Shahjahan disconsolate on Mumtaz's death is suddenly credited with a resolve to build the Taj. This is a psychological incongruity. Grief is a disabling, incapacitating emotion.

86. A infatuated Shahjahan is supposed to have raised the Taj over the dead Mumtaz, but carnal, physical sexual love is again a incapacitating emotion. A womaniser is ipso facto incapable of any constructive activity. When carnal love becomes uncontrollable the person either murders somebody or commits suicide. He cannot raise a Tajmahal. A building like the Taj invariably originates in an ennobling emotion like devotion to God, to one's mother and mother country or power and glory.

87. Early in the year 1973, chance digging in the garden in front of the Taj revealed another set of fountains about six feet below the present fountains. This proved two things. Firstly, the subterranean fountains were there before Shahjahan laid the surface fountains. And secondly that those fountains are aligned to the Taj that edifice too is of pre Shahjahan origin. Apparently the garden and its fountains had sunk from annual monsoon flooding and lack of maintenance for centuries during the Islamic rule.

89. The stately rooms on the upper floor of the Tajmahal have been striped of their marble mosaic by Shahjahan to obtain matching marble for raising fake tomb stones inside the Taj premises at several places. Contrasting with the rich finished marble ground floor rooms the striping of the marble mosaic covering the lower half of the walls and flooring of the upper storey have given those rooms a naked, robbed look. Since no visitors are allowed entry to the upper storey this despoilation by Shahjahan has remained a well guarded secret. There is no reason why Shahjahan's loot of the upper floor marble should continue to be hidden from the public even after 200 years of termination of Moghul rule.

90. Bernier, the French traveller has recorded that no non muslim was allowed entry into the secret nether chambers of the Taj because there are some dazzling fixtures there. Had those been installed by Shahjahan they should have been shown the public as a matter of pride. But since it was commandeered Hindu wealth which Shahjahan wanted to remove to his treasury, he didn't want the public to know about it.

91. The approach to Taj is dotted with hillocks raised with earth dugout from foundation trenches. The hillocks served as outer defences of the Taj building complex. Raising such hillocks from foundation earth, is a common Hindu device of hoary origin. Nearby Bharatpur provides a graphic parallel.

Peter Mundy has recorded that Shahjahan employed thousands of labourers to level some of those hillocks. This is a graphic proof of the Tajmahal existing before Shahjahan.

93. At the backside of the river bank is a Hindu crematorium, several palaces, Shiva temples and bathings of ancient origin. Had Shahjahan built the Tajmahal, he would have destroyed the Hindu features.

94. The story that Shahjahan wanted to build a Black marble Taj across the river, is another motivated myth. The ruins dotting the other side of the river are those of Hindu structures demolished during muslim invasions and not the plinth of another Tajmahal. Shahjahan who did not even build the white Tajmahal would hardly ever think of building a black marble Taj. He was so miserly that he forced labourers to work gratis even in the superficial tampering neccesary to make a Hindu temple serve as a Muslim tomb.

95. The marble that Shahjahan used for grafting Koranic lettering in the Taj is of a pale white shade while the rest of the Taj is built of a marble with rich yellow tint. This disparity is proof of the Koranic extracts being a superimposition.

96. Though imaginative attempts have been made by some historians to foist some fictitious name on history as the designer of the Taj others more imaginative have credited Shajahan himself with superb architechtural proficiency and artistic talent which could easily conceive and plan the Taj even in acute bereavement. Such people betray gross ignorance of history in as much as Shajahan was a cruel tyrant ,a great womaniser and a drug and drink addict.

97. Fanciful accounts about Shahjahan commisioning the Taj are all confused. Some asserted that Shahjahan ordered building drawing from all over the world and chose one from among them. Others assert that a man at hand was ordered to design a mausoleum and his design was approved. Had any of those versions been true Shahjahan's court papers should have had thousands of drawings concerning the Taj. But there is not even a single drawing. This is yet another clinching proof that Shahjahan did not commision the Taj.

98. The Tajmahal is surrounded by huge mansions which indicate that several battles have been waged around the Taj several times.

99. At the south east corner of the Taj is an ancient royal cattle house. Cows attached to the Tejomahalay temple used to reared there. A cowshed is an incongruity in an Islamic tomb.

100. Over the western flank of the Taj are several stately red stone annexes. These are superflous for a mausoleum.

101. The entire Taj complex comprises of 400 to 500 rooms. Residential accomodation on such a stupendous scale is unthinkable in a mausoleum.

102. The neighbouring Tajganj township's massive protective wall also encloses the Tajmahal temple palace complex. This is a clear indication that the Tejomahalay temple palace was part and parcel of the township. A street of that township leads straight into the Tajmahal. The Tajganj gate is aligned in a perfect straight line to the octagonal red stone garden gate and the stately entrance arch of the Tajmahal. The Tajganj gate besides being central to the Taj temple complex, is also put on a pedestal. The western gate by which the visitors enter the Taj complex is a camparatively minor gateway. It has become the entry gate for most visitors today because the railway station and the bus station are on that side.

103. The Tajmahal has pleasure pavilions which a tomb would never have.

104. A tiny mirror glass in a gallery of the Red Fort in Agra reflects the Taj mahal. Shahjahan is said to have spent his last eight years of life as a prisoner in that gallery peering at the reflected Tajmahal and sighing in the name of Mumtaz. This myth is a blend of many falsehoods. Firstly,old Shajahan was held prisoner by his son Aurangzeb in the basement storey in the Fort and not in an open,fashionable upper storey. Secondly, the glass piece was fixed in the 1930's by Insha Allah Khan, a peon of the archaelogy dept.just to illustrate to the visitors how in ancient times the entire apartment used to scintillate with tiny mirror pieces reflecting the Tejomahalay temple a thousand fold. Thirdly, a old decrepit Shahjahan with pain in his joints and cataract in his eyes, would not spend his day craning his neck at an awkward angle to peer into a tiny glass piece with bedimmed eyesight when he could as well his face around and have full,direct view of the Tjamahal itself. But the general public is so gullible as to gulp all such prattle of wily, unscrupulous guides.

105. That the Tajmahal dome has hundreds of iron rings sticking out of its exterior is a feature rarely noticed. These are made to hold Hindu earthen oil lamps for temple illumination.

106. Those putting implicit faith in Shahjahan authorship of the Taj have been imagining Shahjahan-Mumtaz to be a soft hearted romantic pair like Romeo and Juliet. But contemporary accounts speak of Shahjahan as a hard hearted ruler who was constantly egged on to acts of tyranny and cruelty, by Mumtaz.

107. School and College history carry the myth that Shahjahan reign was a golden period in which there was peace and plenty and that Shahjahan commisioned many buildings and patronized literature. This is pure fabrication. Shahjahan did not commision even a single building as we have illustrated by a detailed analysis of the Tajmahal legend. Shahjahn had to enrage in 48 military campaigns during a reign of nearly 30 years which proves that his was not a era of peace and plenty.

108. The interior of the dome rising over Mumtaz's centotaph has a representation of Sun and cobras drawn in gold. Hindu warriors trace their origin to the Sun. For an Islamic mausoleum the Sun is redundant. Cobras are always associated with Lord Shiva.

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109. The Muslim caretakers of the tomb in the Tajmahal used to possess a document which they styled as "Tarikh-i-Tajmahal". Historian H.G. Keene has branded it as `a document of doubtful authenticity'. Keene was uncannily right since we have seen that Shahjahan not being the creator of the Tajmahal any document which credits Shahjahn with the Tajmahal, must be an outright forgery. Even that forged document is reported to have been smuggled out of Pakistan. Besides such forged documents there are whole chronicles on the Taj which are pure concoctions.

110. There is lot of sophistry and casuistry or atleast confused thinking associated with the Taj even in the minds of proffesional historians, archaelogists and architects. At the outset they assert that the Taj is entirely Muslim in design. But when it is pointed out that its lotus capped dome and the four corner pillars etc. are all entirely Hindu those worthies shift ground and argue that that was probably because the workmen were Hindu and were to introduce their own patterns. Both these arguments are wrong because Muslim accounts claim the designers to be Muslim,and the workers invariably carry out the employer's dictates.

The Taj is only a typical illustration of how all historic buildings and townships from Kashmir to Cape Comorin though of Hindu origin have been ascribed to this or that Muslim ruler or courtier.

It is hoped that people the world over who study Indian history will awaken to this new finding and revise their erstwhile beliefs.

Those interested in an indepth study of the above and many other revolutionary rebuttals may read this author's other research books. — with Swathi Swathi and లక్ష్మీ లక్ష్మీ బృందా.
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MYSTERY OF SARASWATI RIVER

In Rig Veda, the name of #Sarasvati appears 72 times. It is described as a mighty river flowing from the mountain to the sea. In Mandalas I to IV of Rigveda, there are graphic details of release of huge water volumes from serpantine glaciers, which made the rivers flow with the blessings of Lord Indra. It is described as the Ambitame, Naditame and Devitame that is best of mother, best of river and best of goddess. It was the life stream of the people of ancient India, mostly in the Vedic and Puranic ages. Satellite imagery combined with geological studies and discovery of sites of #Harappan civilization on the banks of Saraswati also indicate that it was flowing as a mighty river around 8000 years ago.

However till the middle of 19th century the river was lost. From mid 19th century onwards several geologists and archaeologists traced the palaeochannels of different phases of ancient Sarasvati River System. During last more than 150 years geological, archaeological, hydrological, ecological research reports and remote sensing images taken by LANDSAT (USA), IRS-1C (India), French SPOT Satellites (France) and ERSS (Europe), have provided scientific and credible evidence about the flow, migration and decay of Sarasvati River during its different phases.

These evidences remarkably corroborate the references to the origin, changing courses and disappearance of Sarasvati river system in Rigveda, Yajurveda, #Ramayana and #Mahabharata. Astonishingly these also match the astronomical dating of events in #Vedas and Epics done by us, which relate to the period 7000 BC to 2000 BC.
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Let us look at some very interesting instances -

In #Rigveda, the Vedic Saraswati, is described as the mightiest river – “Seven sistered, sprung from three-fold sources” [6:61:12]. Again it is described as “Saptathi Sindhumata” i.e., mother of seven rivers strongly flowing and swelling in volumes (7:36:6).

Prayers are again offered to ten rivers including Sarasvati in Nadi Stuti sukta as under -“#Ganga, #Yamuna, Sarasvati, Shutudri (Sutlej), Purushni (Ravi), Asikni (Chenab), Marudvridha, Vitasta (Jhelam), Arijikya and Sushoma (10:75:5)”. (Imagine the knowledge of the geograghy of the scholars composing the hymns!

Mahabharata gives a clear geographical account of Sarasvati becoming a non-perennial river vanishing and re-appearing in the deserts [3:80:118 & 9:36:1], surviving in the form of a number of lakes e.g. Brahmasar, jyotisar, Kaleswar (in Haryana), Katasar, Pandusar & Ravisar (in Rajasthan). Kurukshetra is described as located in the south of Sarasvati and north of Drishadvati [Mbh. 3:81:115]

Now let us compare these descriptions of Sarasvati River System in Vedas and Epics with the data collected from satellite pictures, geological studies and archaeological reports -

Three fold sources have been identified as -

1. Lake #Mansarovar in Mount #Kailash from where Sutlej originates.
2. Sirmaur region of Siwalik from where Sarasvati originated and Bandarpunch glaciers from where Drishadvati originated and entered the plains at Adi Badri (Yamunanagar) in Haryana.
3. Yamnotri Glacier of #Garhwal #Himalayas from where Yamuna originated.

More than 8000 years back Sarasvati was the mightiest river, having Yamuna & Sutlej as its tributaries and was flowing along the Aravalli Hills. Due to northward movement of the plate of Indian subcontinent, tectonic upheaval of the Aravallis, a major earthquake around 3000 BC and climatic changes, Yamuna and Sutlej, migrated in opposite directions – Yamuna moved eastward to join the Ganges later-on. Sutlej moved westward and was flowing as an independent river upto the sea for hundreds of years and thereafter joined Beas, a tributary of Sind (Indus) River. Presently, Sutlej and Yamuna are the two perennial rivers whereas Sarasvati is ephemeral, visible in the form of paleochannels, trapped underground waters and ponds/lakes. Modern day Ghaggar rises in Morni Hills of #Shivalik and meets Sarasvati at Rasula in Patiala Distt. Combined river now known as Ghaggar flows through Sirsa, hanumangarh, Ganganagar and Bhawalpur state of Pakistan.
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Rejuvenation of Sub-surface Drainage after Bhuj and Haryana Earthquakes -

As discussed in the previous section, Saraswati drainages in Thar Desert area have disappeared due to climatic changes in 3000 BC. It has been observed that the sub-surface drainages (palaeochannels) in the Rann area rejuvenated after the #Bhuj earthquake of 26th January, 2001, which might have been caused due to increase in hydrostatic pressure at the sub-surface aquifer condition.
Similar phenomena like sudden spurt of sub-surface water oozing at Kalayat village in Jind district of Haryana had been observed in December, 2005 (Bhadra et al., 2006) after earthquakes in the area.
The satellite picture shown also clarifies that as described in Vedas, Sarasvati river system was surrounded on one side by Ganga and its tributaries and on the other side by Indus River System (Courtesy: J R Sharma and B k Bhadra).
See Figure 1: Course of #Vedic Saraswati. (courtesy: Bhadra B K and J R Sharma)
=====================================================
Discovery of large number of Vedic Harappan archaeological sites-

Out of more than 2800 sites excavated along Indus and Sarasvati river systems, more than 55% are in Sarasvati basin, but we still continue to call our ancient civilization as Indus civilization instead of calling it as Indus-Sarasvati Civilization! These sites include world famous excavations of Banawali (famous for world's first Acropolis), Kalibangan (known for its layout and designed floor tiles, Lothal (having world's oldest dockyard) and #Dholavira (world's oldest huge Rock cut Reservoir and largest inscription etc. From these sites has been found evidence of cultivation of wheat and rice 7000 years back, copper arrow heads, terracotta, items of jewellery made of beeds, stones & gold, boats and anchors, drainage systems and warehouses, inscriptions and seals etc.

In fact Indus Saravati Civilisation flourished in more than 1 lac sq. km. area, covering Uttrakhand, UP, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Pakistan. It extended from Makrana in the West to Alamgirpur (UP) in the east, from Afghanistan in northwest and Manda (J & K) in North to Bhagatrao in Gujarat.
It is thus more than clear that world's greatest and oldest civilisation flourished around Sarasvati and Vedas, Epics, Smritis, Shrutis were composed long its banks. Therefore even after its wane, the people kept on worshipping as Goddess of Learning and Ganga emerged as the new holy river.
Sarasvati in a sense is like modern India, having forgotten its heritage of Himalayan proportions, it has lost itself in a featureless desert! Nevertheless, it is still hidden and is capable of restoring the past glory.
Reverence for this glorious past is a necessary element of patriotism. Allowing propagation of a false view of one’s own cultural heritage is not tolerance but self-betrayal! See Figure 2
=====================================================Suggested Reading:
1. Saroj Bala and Kulbhushan Mishra. 2012. Historicity of Vedic and Ramayan Eras: Scientific Evidences from the Depths of Oceans to the Heights of Skies. Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas. Abridged editions also available in English and Hindi.
2. Bhadra, B.K., A.K. Gupta, and J.R. Sharma. 2009. Saraswati Nadi in Haryana and its linkage with the Vedic Saraswati River–Integrated study based on satellite images and ground based information. Journal of Geological Society of India, Bangalore, Vol.73: 273-288.
3. Michael Denino. 2010. The Lost River - On the Trail of the Sarasvati. Penguine Books
4. Kalyanraman, S.,Vedic River Sarasvati and Hindu Civilization, Aryan Books International,2008.
5. Valdiya, K.S. 2002. Saraswati –The River That Disappeared. Hyderabad: University Press (India):116.
Source: Saroj Bala, Director - I-SERVE

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SARASWATI RIVER ----
Ancient Indian Scientific Knowledge Forum
MYSTERY OF SARASWATI RIVER

In Rig Veda, the name of #Sarasvati appears 72 times. It is described as a mighty river flowing from the mountain to the sea. In Mandalas I to IV of Rigveda, there are graphic details of release of huge water volumes from serpantine glaciers, which made the rivers flow with the blessings of Lord Indra. It is described as the Ambitame, Naditame and Devitame that is best of mother, best of river and best of goddess. It was the life stream of the people of ancient India, mostly in the Vedic and Puranic ages. Satellite imagery combined with geological studies and discovery of sites of #Harappan civilization on the banks of Saraswati also indicate that it was flowing as a mighty river around 8000 years ago.

However till the middle of 19th century the river was lost. From mid 19th century onwards several geologists and archaeologists traced the palaeochannels of different phases of ancient Sarasvati River System. During last more than 150 years geological, archaeological, hydrological, ecological research reports and remote sensing images taken by LANDSAT (USA), IRS-1C (India), French SPOT Satellites (France) and ERSS (Europe), have provided scientific and credible evidence about the flow, migration and decay of Sarasvati River during its different phases.

These evidences remarkably corroborate the references to the origin, changing courses and disappearance of Sarasvati river system in Rigveda, Yajurveda, #Ramayana and #Mahabharata. Astonishingly these also match the astronomical dating of events in #Vedas and Epics done by us, which relate to the period 7000 BC to 2000 BC.
===================================================
Let us look at some very interesting instances -

In #Rigveda, the Vedic Saraswati, is described as the mightiest river – “Seven sistered, sprung from three-fold sources” [6:61:12]. Again it is described as “Saptathi Sindhumata” i.e., mother of seven rivers strongly flowing and swelling in volumes (7:36:6).

Prayers are again offered to ten rivers including Sarasvati in Nadi Stuti sukta as under -“#Ganga, #Yamuna, Sarasvati, Shutudri (Sutlej), Purushni (Ravi), Asikni (Chenab), Marudvridha, Vitasta (Jhelam), Arijikya and Sushoma (10:75:5)”. (Imagine the knowledge of the geograghy of the scholars composing the hymns!

Mahabharata gives a clear geographical account of Sarasvati becoming a non-perennial river vanishing and re-appearing in the deserts [3:80:118 & 9:36:1], surviving in the form of a number of lakes e.g. Brahmasar, jyotisar, Kaleswar (in Haryana), Katasar, Pandusar & Ravisar (in Rajasthan). Kurukshetra is described as located in the south of Sarasvati and north of Drishadvati [Mbh. 3:81:115]

Now let us compare these descriptions of Sarasvati River System in Vedas and Epics with the data collected from satellite pictures, geological studies and archaeological reports -

Three fold sources have been identified as -

1. Lake #Mansarovar in Mount #Kailash from where Sutlej originates.
2. Sirmaur region of Siwalik from where Sarasvati originated and Bandarpunch glaciers from where Drishadvati originated and entered the plains at Adi Badri (Yamunanagar) in Haryana.
3. Yamnotri Glacier of #Garhwal #Himalayas from where Yamuna originated.

More than 8000 years back Sarasvati was the mightiest river, having Yamuna & Sutlej as its tributaries and was flowing along the Aravalli Hills. Due to northward movement of the plate of Indian subcontinent, tectonic upheaval of the Aravallis, a major earthquake around 3000 BC and climatic changes, Yamuna and Sutlej, migrated in opposite directions – Yamuna moved eastward to join the Ganges later-on. Sutlej moved westward and was flowing as an independent river upto the sea for hundreds of years and thereafter joined Beas, a tributary of Sind (Indus) River. Presently, Sutlej and Yamuna are the two perennial rivers whereas Sarasvati is ephemeral, visible in the form of paleochannels, trapped underground waters and ponds/lakes. Modern day Ghaggar rises in Morni Hills of #Shivalik and meets Sarasvati at Rasula in Patiala Distt. Combined river now known as Ghaggar flows through Sirsa, hanumangarh, Ganganagar and Bhawalpur state of Pakistan.
===================================================
Rejuvenation of Sub-surface Drainage after Bhuj and Haryana Earthquakes -

As discussed in the previous section, Saraswati drainages in Thar Desert area have disappeared due to climatic changes in 3000 BC. It has been observed that the sub-surface drainages (palaeochannels) in the Rann area rejuvenated after the #Bhuj earthquake of 26th January, 2001, which might have been caused due to increase in hydrostatic pressure at the sub-surface aquifer condition.
Similar phenomena like sudden spurt of sub-surface water oozing at Kalayat village in Jind district of Haryana had been observed in December, 2005 (Bhadra et al., 2006) after earthquakes in the area.
The satellite picture shown also clarifies that as described in Vedas, Sarasvati river system was surrounded on one side by Ganga and its tributaries and on the other side by Indus River System (Courtesy: J R Sharma and B k Bhadra).
See Figure 1: Course of #Vedic Saraswati. (courtesy: Bhadra B K and J R Sharma)
=====================================================
Discovery of large number of Vedic Harappan archaeological sites-

Out of more than 2800 sites excavated along Indus and Sarasvati river systems, more than 55% are in Sarasvati basin, but we still continue to call our ancient civilization as Indus civilization instead of calling it as Indus-Sarasvati Civilization! These sites include world famous excavations of Banawali (famous for world's first Acropolis), Kalibangan (known for its layout and designed floor tiles, Lothal (having world's oldest dockyard) and #Dholavira (world's oldest huge Rock cut Reservoir and largest inscription etc. From these sites has been found evidence of cultivation of wheat and rice 7000 years back, copper arrow heads, terracotta, items of jewellery made of beeds, stones & gold, boats and anchors, drainage systems and warehouses, inscriptions and seals etc.

In fact Indus Saravati Civilisation flourished in more than 1 lac sq. km. area, covering Uttrakhand, UP, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Pakistan. It extended from Makrana in the West to Alamgirpur (UP) in the east, from Afghanistan in northwest and Manda (J & K) in North to Bhagatrao in Gujarat.
It is thus more than clear that world's greatest and oldest civilisation flourished around Sarasvati and Vedas, Epics, Smritis, Shrutis were composed long its banks. Therefore even after its wane, the people kept on worshipping as Goddess of Learning and Ganga emerged as the new holy river.
Sarasvati in a sense is like modern India, having forgotten its heritage of Himalayan proportions, it has lost itself in a featureless desert! Nevertheless, it is still hidden and is capable of restoring the past glory.
Reverence for this glorious past is a necessary element of patriotism. Allowing propagation of a false view of one’s own cultural heritage is not tolerance but self-betrayal! See Figure 2
=====================================================Suggested Reading:
1. Saroj Bala and Kulbhushan Mishra. 2012. Historicity of Vedic and Ramayan Eras: Scientific Evidences from the Depths of Oceans to the Heights of Skies. Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas. Abridged editions also available in English and Hindi.
2. Bhadra, B.K., A.K. Gupta, and J.R. Sharma. 2009. Saraswati Nadi in Haryana and its linkage with the Vedic Saraswati River–Integrated study based on satellite images and ground based information. Journal of Geological Society of India, Bangalore, Vol.73: 273-288.
3. Michael Denino. 2010. The Lost River - On the Trail of the Sarasvati. Penguine Books
4. Kalyanraman, S.,Vedic River Sarasvati and Hindu Civilization, Aryan Books International,2008.
5. Valdiya, K.S. 2002. Saraswati –The River That Disappeared. Hyderabad: University Press (India):116.
Source: Saroj Bala, Director - I-SERVE

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Guest Post - Jay Smith talks with Facts & Evidences to bring out the TRUTH so that you & your future generations may live & pursue their own Religion.

Best way to avoid trouble is to understand the reason why trouble happens. Massacre of Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and that of YAZIDIs in IRAQ is a wake up call to the whole world.

We suggest, each of our reader reads about Muhammad, Quran and understands why Islam is at war with all Religions in the World ?

If you are Peaceful Today, you may not enjoy this peace tomorrow. Islamic Terrorists are killing infants, kids, young & old in the most gruesome ways. Young girls as young as 8 years are forced to convert to Islam & have sex with JIHADIs. Old Women are being raped and you all think that the world is Peaceful.

Wake Up Secularist before it is too late ! In future your grand children may face the same fate as Hindus faced in recent times in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Bangladesh and YAZIDIs in IRAQ.

Act, before it is too late. Arise, Awake and Do not let History Repeat the Gory Past.
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SOHBAT OF MARGHUZ, A SINGING GLAMOUR OF THE PAST.

By: Mustafa Kamal.
Sohbat Khan (1898 - 1942), commonly familiar as Sohbat of Marghuz (Swabi, KPK), had been a great Pashto singer during the British regime. His father Nemat Khan was a Yousafzai Pashtun, having no professional concern with music but Sohbat was ambitious to become a Pashto singer of great fame.He started to sing in local gatherings but ultimately he succeeded to record his songs in Bombay and Delhi as he was called there by the gramophone companies. So, he became a popular singer of gramophone records as well as of All India Radio. His brother Mahabat Khan, father of renowned singer Gul Rez Tabassum, used to play "Tibla" in his orchestra and being a skilled "Tibla Nawas" , he had also earned a name in the entire history of Indian music,.
Ameer Aman Ullah Khan, the then king of Afghanistan, awarded Sohbat Khan for his singing skills, while Sarfaraz Khan, father of Mir Afzal Khan, former chief minister of KPK, had also awarded Sohbat a10-marlas residential house for his contributions to Pashto music.
Sohbat Khan was a Pashto poet as well, for which he used learn from Ahmad Din Talib. He was lauded and remembered by Ahmad Din in his "Divan" on various occasions. While Sohbat was also truly obedient to his teacher, even he had published his "Divan e Ahmad Din Talib" for the first time with his written preface.
Sohbat Khan had three sons, Jamshed, Zafar Khurshed and Farrukh Sair Shama, while two daughters, Sarwasiya and Attariya. Farrukh Sair Shama, of them was a tremendous composer of his times, having a lot of popular Pashto music to his credit.
After enjoying a status of great singer, this legendary cultural personality was murdered by pushing him out of a "Balakhana" to the ground, just for singing a song containing the lyrics,
"Laanat da Khudai waregi pa bazar ke da Chakley".
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Guest Post - Jay Smith talks with Facts & Evidences to bring out the TRUTH so that you & your future generations may live & pursue their own Religion.

Best way to avoid trouble is to understand the reason why trouble happens. Massacre of Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and that of YAZIDIs in IRAQ is a wake up call to the whole world.

We suggest, each of our reader reads about Muhammad, Quran and understands why Islam is at war with all Religions in the World ?

If you are Peaceful Today, you may not enjoy this peace tomorrow. Islamic Terrorists are killing infants, kids, young & old in the most gruesome ways. Young girls as young as 8 years are forced to convert to Islam & have sex with JIHADIs. Old Women are being raped and you all think that the world is Peaceful.

Wake Up Secularist before it is too late ! In future your grand children may face the same fate as Hindus faced in recent times in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Bangladesh and YAZIDIs in IRAQ.

Act, before it is too late. Arise, Awake and Do not let History Repeat the Gory Past.
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I, Mosab Hassan Yousef (son of Hamas co-founder & leader Hassan Yousef) knew Quran inside out & realised the TRUTH about ISLAM & Quit Islam. Then I even helped Israel in avoiding attacks. Its not a holy war ! No God will ask you to kill people, Rape women & children (as small as 6 years old) & force people to accept a particular religion.

If Allah indeed gave the knowledge of Quran to the Prophet then Allah must be a gangster ! Islam is the only Bi-Polar Religion. It is a Religion which changes its stand to suit the situation. Islam teaches you to lie in situations.

Please do not get carried away by my post or video. Make an informed choice. I may get killed soon but only my body will die. My ideas will remain with you to guide you.

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The Gory Truth about Muhammad the Prophet of Islam – Jay Smith (New York, USA) – Guest Post.

Jay Smith talks with Facts & Evidences to bring out the TRUTH so that you & your future generations may live & pursue their own Religion.

Best way to avoid trouble is to understand the reason why trouble happens. Massacre of Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and that of YAZIDIs in IRAQ is a wake up call to the whole world.

We suggest, each of our reader reads about Muhammad, Quran and understands why Islam is at war with all Religions in the World ?

If you are Peaceful Today, you may not enjoy this peace tomorrow. Islamic Terrorists are killing infants, kids, young & old in the most gruesome ways. Young girls as young as 8 years are forced to convert to Islam & have sex with JIHADIs. Old Women are being raped and you all think that the world is Peaceful.

Wake Up Secularist before it is too late ! In future your grand children may face the same fate as Hindus faced in recent times in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Bangladesh and YAZIDIs in IRAQ.

Act, before it is too late. Arise, Awake and Do not let History Repeat the Gory Past.


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