As we make an effort to understand Hindu Dharma, be awakened about its concepts and live by its principles, the next step, naturally, is to preserve the glory of Hinduism. To do so, we have to share the unique spiritual science underlying Hinduism with others. We also have to peacefully protest and bring to a stop, any denigration of or assaults on concepts, symbols, objects and Saints held sacred in Hinduism. In this section we have made an effort to report various such onslaughts, to create awareness and to encourage peaceful and prompt protests from our readers.
Stopping denigration – an integral part of the preservation of Dharma!
In a broad sense, denigration means displaying something in an undesirable form/shape, different from its original form/shape. Any act or object that obstructs the emanation of subtle sāttvik vibrations of the Divine can also be considered denigration. For the purposes of preserving Hindu Dharma, we will consider the denigration of concepts and practices held sacred in Hindu Dharma. Such denigration can find expression in a painting, sculpture, text, words, sentences, plays, movies etc. and can:
- Adversely impact the faith of people in the Divine
- Set incorrect examples for future generations
- Create a doubt about the credibility of the Divine or its Symbol. Eventually, it can erode Dhaarmik practices and moral, social and spiritual values.
- Question the very relationship humans have with the Divine and the faith of a human in Divinity.
Note: You will notice that we have provided a protective border around each of the denigrated images. The border has in it Srī Krushna’s (Krishna’s) Name or chant (Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevay) to counteract any harmful frequencies that the picture emits on account of the denigration. The Name of God to be used as a protective sheath for any given denigrating image is obtained through meditation by seekers doing spiritual practice (sādhanā per Gurukrupāyoga) under His Holiness Dr. Jayant Athavale’s guidance.
Protest and Report Denigration!
Many instances of the denigration of Hindu deities are reported to the Forum for Hindu Awakening. As the Forum strives to provide a platform for Hindu organisations, groups, leaders and individuals and has limited volunteers, it would be well appreciated if the reporting person could initiate a protest himself and update us on it and on any further developments.
Report instances of defamation
Know and protest these instances of denigration:
May 21st, 2013
Status of protest: In progress Related News: Scenes denigrating Shree Ganesh from the play ‘Ganesh versus the Third Reich’: May 21th, 2013 (Vaishakha Shukla Ekadashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5115): || Shree || Namaskar, dear supporter of Hinduism, We have … Continue reading
May 5th, 2013
Status of protest: In progress Related News: Scenes denigrating Shree Ganesh from the play ‘Ganesh versus the Third Reich’: May 5th, 2013 (Chaitra Krushna Dashami, Kaliyug Varsha 5115): || Shree || Namaskar, dear supporter of Hinduism, We have … Continue reading
April 21st, 2013
April 20th 2013 (Chaitra Shukla Ekadashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5115) Status of protest: Protest in progress Link to denigration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93xY06Sh7FE Few scenes denigrating Lord Nataraj from the Youtube video: Satvik image of Lord Nataraj: Appeal to devout Hindus Namaste to all … Continue reading
March 26th, 2013
March 24, 2013 Phalgun Shukla Dwadashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5114 Status of protest: Protest Successful Related News: http://forumforhinduawakening.org/dharma/news/2013/03/29/success-hindu-unity-russian-art-gallery-removes-paintings-denigrating-shri-krishna/ Latest Update: As per the latest information, the Russian Art Gallery website, ‘ArtNow.ru’ has removed pornographic art that depicts Shri Krishna. This is nothing … Continue reading
February 8th, 2013
Bhojshala : Ayodhya of Madhya Pradesh ! ‘Bhojshala’ is an ancient and the only temple of Mata Saraswati, built by Raja Bhoj in 1034 AD. Bhojshala was home to thousands of students and scholars and it was main centre of … Continue reading
January 29th, 2013
Status of protest: In progress Related News: Scenes denigrating Shree Ganesh from the play ‘Ganesh versus the Third Reich’: February 3, 2013 (Pousha Krushna Saptami, Kaliyug Varsha 5114) O Hindus, ask who was consulted about showing ‘Ganesh Versus the Third … Continue reading
January 25th, 2013
Status of protest: In progress Related News: Scenes denigrating Shree Ganesh from the play ‘Ganesh versus the Third Reich’: January 24, 2013 (Poush Shukla Trayodashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5114): || Shree || Namaskar, dear supporter of Hinduism, We … Continue reading
December 19th, 2012
Status of protest: Success Related News: http://forumforhinduawakening.org/dharma/news/2012/12/18/anti-hindu-artists-paintings-withdrawn-art-exhibition-due-fha-efforts/ In the first week of November 2012, Forum for Hindu Awakening (FHA) started online campaign protesting against inclusion of the Late M.F. Husain’s paintings in Art exhibition “Classical Art in the Palace … Continue reading
November 26th, 2012
Status of protest: Successful Related News: Controversial advertisement of ‘Rupa Thermacoat’ withdrawn from TV channels and websites Protest against Rupa Advertisement for Denigrating the Hindu culture Link to denigrating advertisement : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiUKCf8Sz8U (Note: This advertisement has been removed by Rupa Thermacoat … Continue reading
November 26th, 2012
Status of protest: Protest in progress Related News: Protest against Classical Art exhibition in the Palace –From Picasso and Matisse to MF Husain, Abu dhabi Appeal to supporters of Hinduism Namaste, dear supporter of Hinduism. We have received … Continue reading