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Om Mantra is an ancient Sanskrit spiritual symbol in Indian religions. Which was first felt by rishis as they meditated. Eventually, as the experience proliferated, the word came forth and people started chanting it to feel the same experience. OM is also one of the most
important spiritual symbols. It refers to Atman (soul, self within) and Brahman (the entirety of the universe, the ultimate reality, and cosmic knowledge). Om is a sound with a complex meaning. It is the whole universe fused into a single word, representing the union of body,
mind, and soul.

Om is misunderstood as a religious mantra which is only related to Hindus. But in reality, it is a cosmic vibration that initiated the creation of the whole universe. The sound of om has three syllables A, U, and M pronounced as AUM. Chanting of ‘aaaa’ gives
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#Thread on an unsung victory over Bahmanis (ca. 1447-53 CE)

Two Rajas from Konkan - of Sangameshwar & Khelna (Vishalgad) - united to stop aggression of Bahmanis into Konkan coast.

#Hindutva #Bahmanis #Maharashtra #Konkan
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After over ~120 years of Bahmani subjugation of Deccan plateau Rajas, the Bahmani Sultans had turned towards conquering the Konkan coast in 1447.
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1447: Alauddin Ahmed Shah Bahmani, the-then Bahmani Sultan, commissioned his commander Khalaf Hasan (title Malik-ut-Tujjar) to bring the Rajas of Konkan area under Bahmani control. He was sent with 7000 infantry & 3000 cavalry.
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Contribution of Keladi Nayakas to the Hindu History

Keladi Nayakas arose as vassals of Vijayanagara Empire in 1499 CE.

#Hindutva #Karnataka #History
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Keladi is located ~40 kms from Jog Falls, Shivamogga Dist, Karnataka.

Sadasiva Nayaka was a very trusted general of Vijayanagara Empire, who served in northern expeditions vs Deccan Sultanates, as well as proving loyalty whenever internal instability arose in the empire.
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Shivappa Nayaka gave refuge to the last Vijayanagara king, Shriranga III after defeat in battle by Adilshah of Bijapur.
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"Where diversity might make a certain sense, is ‘decolonisation’ relevant at all to the university situated in Britain and other former colonial centres?"
"One fundamental task of decolonisation then, is reparative of the ‘European’ itself, seeking to understand and to extend knowledge about how cultures and communities outside those which are racialized as white and European have also given and shaped ‘Europe’."
"Precisely because of their location, ‘Western’ universities can also lead the increasingly vital task of historical self-understanding in the constituent polities and societies of the geopolitical ‘West’, itself a creation of the colonial project and its imaginative geography."
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#Thread on Maharajadhiraja Krishna Deva Raya - Part 2

This part covers the later part of his reign, his eulogies & the glory attained by Vijayanagara Empire.

The 1st part covers the initial part of the reign.
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1520: After the Battle of Raichur's victory, Raya demanded customary homage from Adilshah, after which Salabat Khan, the imprisoned Adilshahi general, would be released.

But the Adilshahi diplomat Asad Khan Lari got Salabat Khan killed treacherously!
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1521: On learning of the treachery, Krishnadevaraya marched into Adilshahi domains.

He delivered crushing defeats to Adilshah at Battles of Kembavi & Gobbur. He took Gulbarga too! The Raya wanted to march further into Adilshahi territory, but was advised against it.
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#Thread on Maharajadhiraja Krishna Deva Raya of the mighty Vijayanagara Empire.

One of the most enlightened & powerful Hindu rulers of Bharatvarsha, his reign will be described in this 2-part-thread-series.

This is the 1st part.
#VijayanagaraEmpire #Hindutva #History
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1509, Aug 17: Krishna Deva Raya was coronated on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami. He signalised it by building the Eastern Tower of Sri Virupaksha Temple.

At the time of coronation, Vijayanagara's political condition was not stable. Two aggressive Muslim Sultanates ...
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... had cropped up at the empire's northern frontier - Adilshahi (Bijapur) & Qutbshahi (Golconda). In addition, the Portuguese had landed in India ~11 yrs earlier in 1498.

1509: Mahmood Shah II, the Bahmani Sultan, had started a practice of 'annual j1had' in 1501.
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#Thread on Veer Savarkar's definitions of Hindu, Hinduism, & Hindutva.

Many people seem to be confused about the terminology.

To aid in solving the confusion, let's look at how Veer Savarkar dealt with the terms, in his book *Essentials of Hindutva* (pub. - 1923)

#Hindutva
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The initial sections of the book itself contains a section titled 'Hindutva is different from Hinduism'!

But how exactly? ⏬

*Hinduism is a subset of Hindutva. Hindutva doesn't just deal with religious creeds, religious/spiritual history.*
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Firstly, Veer Savarkar takes up critical discussion to define the term 'Hindu'.

As per the discussion, Veer Savarkar observes that, the word Hindu can be formed from Sanskrit 'S' -> Prakrit 'H' transformation in the word 'Sindhu'
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#Thread on the great Gupta Emperor Samudragupta

Samudragupta built a strong foundation for the Golden Age of India, ushered in by the Gupta Empire.

#GuptaEmpire #History #GoldenAgeOfIndia #Hindutva
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Samudragupta was the son of Chandragupta I & Kumaradevi (Lichchavi Princess)

320 CE: Samudragupta is coronated after Chandragupta I nominated him as successor. The Allahabad inscription, which presents comprehensive details about reign of Samudragupta, describes it thus 👇
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The Allahabad inscription describes first the complete subjugation of kings of the northern India, with his capital at Pataliputra.

In the first phase of Samudragupta's conquests, the territories of current UP, Bihar & some parts of West Bengal were annexed.
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More on the Hindu American Foundation's SLAPP lawsuit against diverse human rights groups, freedom of the press, & academic freedom

I am currently conducting research into Hindutva in the US, which includes HAF. #AcademicFreedom #AcademicTwitter #Hindutva religionnews.com/2021/05/20/hin…
footnotes (all repeated from earlier tweets this week) --

on SLAPP lawsuits and why they're bad, straight and narrow: anti-slapp.org/what-is-a-slapp

On SLAPP lawsuits and why they're bad, hilarious:
A factsheet on the Hindu*tva American Foundation's links, spanning a few decades, with the Sangh Parivar, the broad coalition of Hindutva-promoting groups with the RSS at the center: bridge.georgetown.edu/research/facts…
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#Thread on the Campaign of the Marathas against Portuguese.

This is the 3rd part of the thread-series on the Portuguese campaigns. The series 👇 #Hindutva #IndicVictory
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We now take a look at the decisive phase of the campaign:- *Capture of Vasai*

1737, Jun 9: An attempt was made to capture Vasai Fort in the initial phase. a company of 4000 Maratha soldiers attempted to scale Vasai Fort with ladders.
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Unfortunately Portuguese soldiers got to know movement of Marathas, & they opened fire on them.

Marathas persisted in their efforts to scale the fort but the heavy Portuguese gun fire made impossible for the Marathas to scale the fort.
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Budhanilkantha Temple

Floating statue of Bhagwan Mahavishnu

Budhanilkantha Temple, located in Nepal, is a Hindu open air temple dedicated to Lord Mahavishnu.

#incredibleindia
#sanatandharma
#Hinduism
#Hindutva
#temples
#സനാതനധർമ്മം
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Budhanilkantha Temple is situated below the Shivapuri Hill at the northern end of the Kathmandu valley. and can be identified by a large reclining statue of Lord Mahavishnu.

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The statue was sculpted and brought to its current location in Kathmandu during the reign of the seventh-century monarch Vishnu Gupta, who controlled the Kathmandu Valley under the Lichchhavi king Bhimarjuna Dev.

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#Thread on the Campaign of the Marathas against Portuguese.

This is the 2nd part of the thread-series on the Portuguese campaigns. The series 👇

#Marathas #Portuguese #Hindutva #IndicVictory
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1737, Mar: According to the Maratha records, preparation of the Maratha offensive on Portuguese started in the second half of March 1737. Chimaji Appa sent a team of commanders - Chimnaji Bhivrao, Ramchandra Hari Patwardhan - to Sashti Island
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Two separate teams were made to launch offensive attacks on Sashti island & Vasai. First team was commanded by Shankaraji Keshav Phadke & the other by Khandoji Mankar.

Under the command headed by Chimaji Appa, a team headed by Khandoji Mankar w/ Honaji Balkawade entered Thane
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Agathiyar Kalyana Theertham is located at Kottandalam on Papanasam Hill in Tirunelveli District

#incredibleindia
#sanatandharma
#Hinduism
#Hindutva
#savetemples
#സനാതനധർമ്മം

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And this the place where Lord Siva and Parvati showed their marriage ceremony to Agasthiyar and his wife lobamuthirai who flowing as thamirabarani river.
It is believed that by worshipping in this place as soon marriage will happen for them.

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But due to this corona pandemic situations, no pilgrims have been allowed in from the past year 2020.

The temple has been destroyed for the past year without even a trace.

Forest officials say the temple has been affected by heavy rains.

~3
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The incredible architecture of the Papanasini Shiva temple is located in the Papanasini precinct, Badheibanka Chowk, Old Town, Bhubaneswar, at an elevation of 45 feet (14 m).

#incredibleindia
#sanatandharma
#Hinduism
#Hindutva
#സനാതന_ധർമ്മം
#സനാതനധർമ്മം
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The temple faces towards the south. It is an abandoned temple and the sanctum is empty.

The temple is made of laterite. According to architectural features, this temple was built around the 14th-15th centuries

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It is public property. Nobody is concerned about the monument. The monument is surviving on its own.

This is a precinct and typology is Pidha deul

~3
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#Thread on the Maratha campaigns against the Portuguese, which culminated in the Maratha Victory 282 years ago, on 16 May, 1739.

This thread will explore the reasons & background for the campaigns. (Chimaji Appa, prime mover of the campaigns 👇)
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Marathas have lived the Shlok 2.37 of Bhagvad Geeta throughout the 2-year-long Campaign.

"O son of Kuntī, either you will be killed on the battlefield & attain the heavenly planets,or you will conquer & enjoy the earthly kingdom. Therefore, get up with determination & fight."
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Religious atrocities of Portuguese:-
Religious persecution of Hindus in the western coast was one of the main reasons for the Vasai Campaign. Fanatical zeal of Portuguese rulers is well known.
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A #thread on the Jyotirlingas renovated by Marathas

#Jyotirlingas #MarathaEmpire #Hindutva #HarHarMahadevॐ #HarHarMahadev Image
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The Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple at Ujjain

Ramchandra Sukhtankar, Peshwa's Diwan, br0ke down the mosque built at the same place, and built the present Mahakaleshwar Temple between 1734-45.

#Ujjain #jyotirlinga ImageImageImageImage
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1777 CE: Ahilyabai Holkar built the present temple of Kashi Vishwanath (with golden pinnacles) at Varanasi.

#KashiVishwanath ImageImage
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IRF-RT DC run by Greg Mitchell (The Mitchell Firm) had a session on to push: India's designation as CPC

Moderator: Matias Perttula
Their Speakers:
Govind Acharya @amnestyusa
Sunita Vishwanath @Hindus4HR
Rasheed Ahmed @IAMCouncil
John Prabhudoss @Fiacona_us

cc: @IndianEmbassyUS
They have painted these LIES:
1. Hindu Nationalist as FASCIST. #Hindutva as extremist
2. Since 2014 Modi government, Hindu Nationalist Fascists started mistreating so-called minority community (Muslims, Christians, Jews, Sikhs)
3. #LoveJihad laws are hurtting 'LOVE'

@VHPDigital
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Short #thread on some of the valuable contributions of Mahadji Scindia to re-establish Hindu policies at Delhi in 1789.

1789 was the 1st centenary year of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Punyatithi. So, these events assume a special significance too.
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1789, Jan: Mahadji Scindia re-acquired Delhi, and incorporated it into the Maratha confederacy. He remarks in a letter:

"Just like Satara, Delhi is also now our Sansthan. To put it in order is upto us."

[Sansthan = Semi-autonomous state within empire/confederacy]

#Delhi
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In the early 1789, Nana Fadnavis (influential minister of Peshwa) wrote to Mahadji Scindia:

"Restoration of the Kashi Vishwanath Mandir is appropriate for Hindu Dharma..."
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#Thread on the Odia Maritime Activities since ancient times.

#History #NavalHistory #Odisha #Hindutva
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Kalingan Prince Vijaya was the first Sinhalese king of Sri Lanka. He ruled Sri Lanka in the 6th-century BCE.

Kalingans further established a kingdom in the far-off Maldives Islands before 3rd century BCE !

This is concrete testimony of the early sea-faring people of Odisha.
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Ptolemy's work of ~150 CE - "Geography" - mentions the Kalinga trade with *Far-East*.

*Kalinga-Roman* maritime trade flourished as well, judging from the findings of Shishupalgarh excavations.

#InternationalTrade
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#Thread on the great #HinduHero of Mewar - Maharana Pratap Singh - more dearly known as Maharana Pratap.

This thread delves into his story of Hindu Resistance to the Mughals.

#Hindutva #Rajput #MaharanaPratap #History #Mewar Image
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1540, May 9: Maharana Pratap was born at Kumbhalgarh to Udai Singh II & Jaiwanta Bai.

1568: Akbar sieged & captured Chittorgarh. Mewar base shifted to Kumbhalgarh.

1572, Feb 27: Maharana Udai Singh II passes away, nominates Jagmal - his 9th son - as successor. Image
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1572, Mar 1: Mewar nobles support Maharana Pratap for the throne & force Jagmal to step down. Jagmal departs to serve Mughals.

Maharana Pratap makes Kumbhalgarh & Gogunda as his bases of operation against Mughal aggression. ImageImageImage
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#USA is a free democracy, #India is a "partly free" democracy
#FOE Japan is a free democracy, India is a partly free democracy: Compare the ratio of critical/unfavorable articles, to favorable articles, in the top 3 news sources in Japan & India respectively, to find which press is freer! #SciMe 1st data, 2nd Analysis, 3rd Policy/views!🧐🤔
3/demo #Majoritarianism & freedom: Compare treatment of minorities in USA(non-christian), Japan(Korean etc) & India (Muslims): In particular plot over 70yrs th % of minority pop on same graph & compare decadal changes[summarizes it's discrimination(in cntry) & opportunities(ROW)]
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The 3rd #thread in the series on the history of Firearms & Gunpowder Use in Indian subcontinent.

This thread covers the period, in which Indian powers underwent modernisation & military reforms.

#Gunpowder #History #Hindutva #MilitaryHistory Image
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Maratha & Mysore armies started modernising in the 1760s & 70s. British accounts state, that Marathas had rocket technology before Mysore's Tipu Sultan.

Maratha rockets 'annoyed' the British in the First Anglo-Maratha War (1775), whereas British faced Mysore rockets in 1792. Image
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Modern manufacturing processes, training and logistics required a substantial financial cost.

In the 1780s, Mahadji Scindia consolidated his hold over north India. He hired Benoit de Boigne, a Frenchman, to reorganize his finances and training.

#MahadjiScindia ImageImage
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A Thread.
You know this Q of #caste and #untouchability tghat so pervades Hindu practices.
The standard #Hindutva defence is that it was an invention of the vile colonial British and their divide and rule policy. Let's assume they are right.
Now can we all agree as follows:
1. That the evils of the colonial era need to be reversed
2. So we should post haste get rid of caste.
3. #Hindutva should take the lead and #RSS shd order all their devout Hindu members to ensure that at least 1 sone-in-law or daughter-in-law was from a Dalit or "lower caste"
Now would not that be the most fitting "two-fingers" reply to the vile British who allegedly gave us the racism of caste and, according to this RajyaSabha MP, still practice racism in the Royal Household?
newslaundry.com/2021/03/17/the…
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#Thread on the history of Firearms & Gunpowder Use in Indian subcontinent

This is the first of the 3-thread-series on Gunpowder Use in India. It'll focus on the period upto Mughal Empire.

#MilitaryHistory #Hindutva #Gunpowder
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The earliest recipes of burning mixtures are from ~800 CE China, India. The first explosives made their appearance ~1200 CE.

The Mongol invasions of China carried this technology west across the Steppe into Central Asia and north India.
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We have a record from the time of the Delhi sultan Jalaludin Khilji (late 1200s) about the ‘hawai’, a rocket that could only be powered by gunpowder.

The other route into India is seaborne. Chinese were using cannons on ships since the early 1400s & traded with Indian ports.
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