ऋषभो मरुदेव्याश्च ऋषभात भरतो भवेत्
भरताद भारतं वर्षं, भरतात सुमतिस्त्वभूत्
Rishabha was born to Marudevi, Bharata was born to Rishabha,
Bharatavarsha (India) arose from Bharata and Sumati arose from Bharata.
-Vishnu Purana (2,1,31)
भरताय यत: पित्रा दत्तं प्रतिष्ठिता वनम
This country is known as Bharatavarsha since the times the father entrusted the kingdom to the son Bharata and he himself went to the forest for ascetic practices.
-Vishnu Purana (2,1,32)
उत्तरं यत्समुद्रस्य हिमाद्रेश्चैव दक्षिणम् ।
वर्षं तद् भारतं नाम भारती यत्र संततिः ।।
"The country (varṣam) that lies north of the ocean and south of the snowy mountains is called Bhāratam; there dwell the descendants of Bharata."
-Vishnu Purana (45,75)
Mandala 7 (7.18 onwards.) mentions the Bharatas as taking part in the Battle of the Ten Kings.
Now coming to the #KendriyaVidyalaya prayer which seems communal to you & you entertained the petition. Let’s discuss.
ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय ।,
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ।,
मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय ।,
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad (1.3.28.)
Om, from falsehood lead me to truth,
From darkness lead me to the light,
From death lead me to immortality,
Om peace peace peace
(Peace in three states of life- physical mental spiritual)
Now read my arguments👇🏼
I’m really confused how the ‘desire to move towards truth & knowledge’ is a communal motive? In case you see it as communal motive, then do other communities don’t aspire for truth & knowledge?
I thought every ‘Panth’ aspire for same. Isn’t it?
Is it only because it’s a Shloka written in Sanskrit on land of ‘Bharata’?
Interestingly, most of daily use words including @RanjanGogoiCJI has Sanskrit root.
Do you think that you are wiser than those who made Constitution that they used ‘Bharata’ as official name for India (2/n -11/n) despite its origin from Rig Veda & Various Puranas?
They didn’t even consider name ‘Hindustan’ the name given by Foreigners.
It’s interesting that you subscribe more to Indira G’s constitutional view than Ambedkar’s or KM Munshi’s.
Remember, ‘Bharata bhagya vidhata...’ in the National Anthem?
Is it tough to respond ‘Manniya Nyayadhish?’
We definitely can’t have distinct logics for same subject under different circumstance based on own comfort. So what’s your proposal for every word with Sanskrit origin? Are you going to rename yourself & everyone else with Sanskrit name?
Now I want to speak a bit about threat that we posses because of the kind of step.
Vedas & other Scriptures attributed to Santana Dharma were conceived lot before the idea of Religion was thought of.
We must rise to save Our Civilisation which is cause of other’s existence.