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3 Dec, 5 tweets, 2 min read
Which Sikh repulsed the 1st ever arab invasion into Bharat in 7th century?Nagabhatta "Singh"🙂Which Sikh smashed islamic barbarians out of Kalinga in 12th century?Narasimha Deva "Singh"🙂Which Sikh liberated Southern Bharat from islamic barbarians in 1370's? Bukka Raya "Singh"🙂
Lesson here: Never belittle & suppress your own achievements in order to big up someone else, even if they happen to be a friendly ally.

No need for any exaggeration of historical facts either.

Plain honest truth telling will suffice.
If only a fraction of the credit is given to medieval Rajputs who stood as a bulwark against external aggression for over 400 yrs in the north & the Rayas of Vijayanagara who did the same for over 300 yrs in the South, our country would be in a much better place. Buy hey... 🙂
Thank god for the Marathas. They survived the marxist distortion of history simply due to their sheer size & might. Hard to wipe away someone who controlled territories from Attock to Thanjavur. If not for Marathas, Hindu rule would have ended with the Guptas in our text books.
Thread on Nagabhatta of the Pratihara clan, Narasimha Deva of Eastern Ganga & Bukka Raya of Vijayanagara.

Hindus have been fighting barbarian invaders for a long long time.

PS: These 3 great Hindu kings pre-date Sikhism by several centuries.

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4 Dec
Nagabhatta's resistance against the Arabs was not an one off affair. Both him & later his grandson Nagabhatta II were constantly at war with the Arabs. Both managed to chase away the Arabs on multiple occasions as recorded in the Gwalior inscription. (1) Image
Nagabhatta II's grandson was Mihira Bhoja. He was the greatest emperor of the Pratihara clan. The arabs feared him the most. He was described as unfriendly towards them detested the "muhammadan faith". Yet he did not underestimate the arabs, hence maintained a large army (2) Image
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We had a highly evolved system of standardized measurement (Manopakarana vidhana). Shame it is not taught in schools /uni.
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On this very day during the Sathya yuga Lord Maha Vishnu went to Kashi to have a darshana of Mahadeva. Before proceeding for the darshana he took a bath at the Manikarnika ghat & in the process took a 1000 golden Lotus with him to worship Shiva. (2)
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सितेनभस्मनाकुर्य्यात्त्रिसन्ध्यंयस्त्रिपुण्ड्रकम् ।
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