To be Hindu is Not Communal-2

While the conquerors ruled, cultural evolution which in any society progresses from historical memory, tradition and legend, stagnated. Spontaneous development of faith and religion of the native people, that periodically discards socially unacceptable practices, came to a halt. Muslim rule went to a point of decay, and in one of the greatest ironies of history, that has never happened in any other land, there came another lot of invaders by sea, did business in India, and established political rulership, delivering Hindustan from the first invader. Another cultural churning and cross fertilization of ideas of west and east took place, completely mismatched in terms of space and time, but it led to the independence movement, and the idea of democracy was imported into our land.

But democracy meant numbers. The erstwhile Muslim aristocracy, who considered themselves legitimate successors to the throne of India realised the dilemma of democracy and numbers, which meant subordination to their previous subjects. The Congress party failed in negotiating with the Muslim League, failed to engage in a give and take, and the demand for Pakistan matured. The Muslim League opted out of independent India, encouraged by the colonial power, as we are now informed, and created their own nation carved out of areas that had never really voted for Pakistan. The real votaries of Pakistan, from UP and Bihar remained in India. Perhaps this is something, again unspoken and unsaid, that the erstwhile Muslim aristocracy in India and Pakistan have yet to come to terms with. We gained and we lost, and that without a gunshot being fired, though the wounds of partition still rankle.

No one is accustomed to seeing a strong Hindu, or a strong Hinduism. (The meaning of these words may be taken ad libitum.) The greatest theologians, sociologists and scholars have not been able to define Hinduism, and as a humble lawyer, there is little I can add to their resources. But I do know the meaning of Hindutva, the definition of which has been given a finality by a Supreme Court judgement. Even before Muslim and British rule, India entertained Christian missionaries, and gave safe haven to the Jews and the Parsees, and never persecuted any religious denomination. Hindutva is the spirit of the people of India, through the ages, and perhaps the reason why it has survived conquest, genocide and subjugation.

A strong Hinduism would imply the strength of 80% of our population, that would wreck the personal power agendas of the present ruling class of India. Hence the concerted strategy of the UPA government to create a fear psychosis that even the mere mention of the word Hindu conveys communalism, and keep the majority permanently weak. How else would anyone explain the noxious Communal Violence Bill of the National Advisory Council, that the government wants to inflict upon the nation and destroy the critical mass of religious harmony that exists in our country? The media has been captured, and a new class of intellectual neo-secularists have been bred, with adequate space and due recognition for regular Hindu bashing.

The minorities of our country should emphatically be explained that they have nothing to fear from the spirit of Hindutva which has pervaded our society from times immemorial, and there is no threat in it to them. Their religious rights are protected by the Constitution. However, it is sad that political commentators and the media continue to project Hindutva as a communal word, just because the word is rooted in “Hindu”, even though the Supreme Court ruling of 1990s has given the final interpretation of it. That, “Ordinarily, Hindutva is understood as a way of life or a state of mind and is not to be equated with or understood as religious Hindu fundamentalism”, it is a fallacy and an error of law to proceed on the assumption that the use of words Hindutva or Hinduism per se depicts an attitude hostile to all persons practising any religion other than the Hindu religion. In other words, Hindutva is nothing but a secular way of life, and a shield to protect the minorities.

The world is also happy to see India weak and torn by internal disunity. A strong India, where the majority of the people can move forward, united in harmony, disturbs the balance of power. Despite our poverty, malnutrition and lack of proper governance to encourage human resource development, the average IQ of our people is far higher than that of many developed nations. If this is garnered constructively towards building the nation, without divisive forces and corruption wrecking them from within, India can become an economic and political giant.

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To be Hindu is Not Communal-1

Hindu disunity has always been the delight of its enemies, and often, it would appear of itself. Our history has been cruel to us, but by and large, our failures and our defeats are directly attributable to the disunity and treachery within ourselves. Start from Alexander’s victory and King Ambhi, to Jaichand and Ghori, Jagat Seth and Clive, Rani Laxmi Bai and the Scindias. The list can go on. And judging from the discourse and debates that abound at ever so many think festivals and think tanks about where our country is heading, we do not seem to be even reflecting upon our historical failures, leave alone learning from them.

It is a fallacy and an error of law to proceed on the assumption; that the use of words Hindutva or Hinduism per se depicts an attitude hostile to all persons practising any religion other than the Hindu religion. And when we speak about “us” in our country, we refer to Hindus 80.5%, Muslims 13.4%, Christians 2.3%, Sikhs 1.9%, Buddhists, Jains and other religions at 0.8%, 0.4% and 0.6% (Census 2011). So whether the contemporary, cultivated brand of neo secularists (mostly those who get fellowships in foreign universities, and believe they iconise themselves by lambasting anything Hindu), like it or not, when we speak of “us”; in India, the statistics are clear. But the moment this fact that the land of India is inhabited by 80% Hindus is articulated in any national discourse as to how the future of our country should proceed, the Goebellesian metaphor branding them as “communal forces” is whipped out. No effective counter is made, and the metaphor becomes stronger. One of the most successful achievements of the decade long UPA government kept the Hindu majority of our country on a complete back foot, putting them on a silent guilt trip of being Hindus, and stripping them of public self esteem, dare they announce to anyone in public that they are Hindus, and that their interest should also be protected. Being a Hindu is something that should remain unstated, because stating it aloud is equivalent of being “communal”, is the unwritten script that the UPA government has been insidiously implanting in our population. And they seem to have succeeded. I am pained to say that a very eminent television personality, winced uncomfortably on a programme when asked what his religion was. He did not answer, more for lack of courage, I believe, rather than any conviction, even though his name not only stated his religion, but also his region. Obviously, this was a result of the fear psychosis that a tag of communalism would get stuck the minute there was a public admission of being a Hindu.

This has been a well orchestrated, concerted strategy of the UPA. Hindus as a group or race, or whatever you might want to call them, that inhabited the land beyond the Sindhu, still carry deep trauma and stigma of their defeat and failure of not being able to defend their homeland from the Muslim invaders who started descending in waves from the Hindukush, and from the sea in Sindh. They were defeated, lost their kingdoms, faced death, destruction and pillage, and finally became subjects of the foreign victors for about 500 years. And it must be remembered that it was not only political, but also religious domination that formed the foundation of Muslim rule in Hindustan. This burden of history is deeply rooted in our collective psyche, reminding us that Hindustan, as the foreign victors called us, was a country of losers. It remains buried and unspoken, even today, in any discourse on the subject. But it is at the back of everyone’s mind, tormenting us, and preventing us from developing really constructive, not just cosmetic relations, with the Muslims who chose to remain in independent India. This is something that Hindus must come to terms with, if they want to decide upon the future direction of our country in a harmonious, inclusive manner. And this can best be done through a frank, mature and responsible discussion of history that cannot be wished away or buried.

Yet, the greatest unsolved puzzle remains: Why did India, unlike other lands where Muslim conquest completely Islamised the conquered peoples, defy Islamisation? There was the intent and brute force of the conquerors, religious cleansing and genocide, conversions, jazya, but everything failed, and the bulk of the population remained unconverted. The 1901 census of undivided India records 194 million Hindus and 29.86 Muslims. There are many theories put forth regarding the jihad fatigue, but none really answers the core question. Obviously something about the medieval jihad strategy failed to click in our country, despite political domination.

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AMAZING SCIENTIFIC REASONS BEHIND HINDU TRADITIONS-4

16. Ear Piercing in Children:

Piercing the ears has a great importance in Indian ethos. Indian physicians and philosophers believe that piercing the ears helps in the development of intellect, power of thinking and decision making faculties. Talkativeness fritters away life energy. Ear piercing helps in speech-restraint. It helps to reduce impertinent behaviour and the ear-channels become free from disorders. This idea appeals to the Western world as well, and so they are getting their ears pierced to wear fancy earrings as a mark of fashion.

17. Application of Sindoor or Vermillion:

It is interesting to note that that the application of sindoor by married women carries a physiological significance. This is so because Sindoor is prepared by mixing turmeric-lime and the metal mercury. Due to its intrinsic properties, mercury, besides controlling blood pressure also activates sexual drive. This also explains why Sindoor is prohibited for the widows. For best results, Sindoor should be applied right upto the pituitary gland where all our feelings are centered. Mercury is also known for removing stress and strain.

18. The scientific explanation of touching Feet(charan sparsh):

Usually, the person of whose feet you are touching is either old or pious. When they accept your respect which came from your reduced ego (and is called your shraddha) their hearts emit positive thoughts and energy (which is called their karuna) which reaches you through their hands and toes. In essence, the completed circuit enables flow of energy and increases cosmic energy, switching on a quick connect between two minds and hearts. To an extent, the same is achieved through handshakes and hugs. The nerves that start from our brain spread across all your body. These nerves or wires end in the fingertips of your hand and feet. When you join the fingertips of your hand to those of their opposite feet, a circuit is immediately formed and the energies of two bodies are connected. Your fingers and palms become the ‘receptor’ of energy and the feet of other person become the ‘giver’ of energy.

19. Why do we Fast:

The underlying principle behind fasting is to be found in Ayurveda. This ancient Indian medical system sees the basic cause of many diseases as the accumulation of toxic materials in the digestive system. Regular cleansing of toxic materials keeps one healthy. By fasting, the digestive organs get rest and all body mechanisms are cleansed and corrected. A complete fast is good for heath, and the occasional intake of warm lemon juice during the period of fasting prevents the flatulence. Since the human body, as explained by Ayurveda, is composed of 80% liquid and 20% solid, like the earth, the gravitational force of the moon affects the fluid contents of the body. It causes emotional imbalances in the body, making some people tense, irritable and violent. Fasting acts as antidote, for it lowers the acid content in the body which helps people to retain their sanity. Research suggests there are major health benefits to caloric restriction like reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, immune disorders etc.

20. Why Idol Worship:

Hinduism propagates idol worship more than any other religion. Researchers say that this was initiated for the purpose of increasing concentration during prayers. According to psychiatrists, a man will shape his thoughts as per what he sees. If you have 3 different objects in front of you, your thinking will change according to the object you are viewing. Similarly, in ancient India, idol worship was established so that when people view idols it is easy for them to concentrate to gain spiritual energy and meditate without mental diversion.

21. Why do Indian Women wear Bangles:

Normally the wrist portion is in constant activation on any human. Also the pulse beat in this portion is mostly checked for all sorts of ailments. The Bangles used by women are normally in the wrist part of ones hand and its constant friction increases the blood circulation level. Further more the electricity passing out through outer skin is again reverted to one’s own body because of the ring shaped bangles, which has no ends to pass the energy outside but to send it back to the body.

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मालिक

प्रश्न‒अगर कोई साधु-संन्यासी बनकर रुपये इकट्ठा करता है और माता-पिता, स्त्री-पुत्रोंको रुपये भेजता है, उनका पालन-पोषण करता है तो क्या उसको दोष लगेगा ?

उत्तर‒जो साधु-संन्यासी बनकर माँ-बाप आदिको रुपये भेजते हैं, वे तो पापके भागी हैं ही, पर जो उनके दिये हुए रुपयोंसे अपना निर्वाह करते हैं, वे भी पापके भागी हैं; क्योंकि वे दोनों ही शास्त्र-आज्ञाके विरुद्ध काम करते हैं । माता-पिताकी सेवा तो गृहस्थाश्रममें ही रहकर करते, पर वे अवैध काम करके संन्यास-आश्रमको दूषित करते हैं तो उनको पाप लगेगा ही । वे पापसे बच नहीं सकते !

प्रश्न‒अगर घरमें माँका पालन करनेवाला, सँभालनेवाला कोई न रहा हो तो उस अवस्थामें साधु-संन्यासी बना हुआ लड़का माँका पालन कर सकता है या नहीं ?

उत्तर‒माँका कोई आधार न रहे तो साधु बननेपर भी वह माँका पालन कर सकता है और पालन करना ही चाहिये । असमर्थ अवस्थामें तो दूसरे प्राणियोंकी भी सेवा करनी चाहिये, फिर माँ तो शरीरकी जननी है ! वह अगर असमर्थ अवस्थामें है तो उसकी सेवा करनेमें कोई दोष नहीं है ।

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पैसे तो काम करनेसे ही मिलते हैं; परन्तु बिना मालिकके पैसा देगा कौन ? यदि कोई जंगलमें जाकर दिनभर मेहनत करे तो क्या उसको पैसे मिल जायँगे ? नहीं मिल सकते । उसमें यह देखा जायगा कि किसके कहनेसे काम किया और किसकी जिम्मेवारी रही ।

अगर कोई नौकर कामको बड़ी तत्परता, चतुरता और उत्साहसे करता है पर केवल मालिककी प्रसन्नताके लिये तो मालिक उसको मजदूरीसे अधिक पैसे भी दे देता है और तत्परता आदि गुणोंको देखकर उसको अपने खेतका हिस्सेदार भी बना देता है । ऐसे ही भगवान् मनुष्यको उसके कर्मोंके अनुसार फल देते हैं । अगर कोई मनुष्य भगवान्‌की आज्ञाके अनुसार, उन्हींकी प्रसन्नताके लिये सब कार्य करता है, उसे भगवान् दूसरोंकी अपेक्षा अधिक ही देते हैं; परन्तु जो भगवान्‌के सर्वथा समर्पित होकर सब कार्य करता है, उस भक्तके भगवान् भी भक्त बन जाते हैं !* संसारमें कोई भी नौकरको अपना मालिक नहीं बनाता; परन्तु भगवान् शरणागत भक्तको अपना मालिक बना लेते हैं । ऐसी उदारता केवल प्रभुमें ही है । ऐसे प्रभुके चरणोंकी शरण न होकर जो मनुष्य प्राकृत‒उत्पत्ति-विनाशशील पदार्थोंके पराधीन रहते हैं, उनकी बुद्धि सर्वथा ही भ्रष्ट हो चुकी है । वे इस बातको समझ ही नहीं सकते कि हमारे सामने प्रत्यक्ष उत्पन्न और नष्ट होनेवाले पदार्थ हमें कहाँतक सहारा दे सकते हैं ।

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राग-द्वेषका त्याग-3

अच्छा और बुरा लगता है, ठीक और बेठीक लगता है‒यह राग-द्वेष है । इसके वशमें न होना क्या है ? इसको तमाशेकी तरह देखे कि क्या अच्छा है और क्या मन्दा है ! न सुख रहनेवाला है, न दुःख रहनेवाला है । न बीमारी रहनेवाली है, न स्वस्थता रहनेवाली है । कुछ भी रहनेवाला नहीं है । इन सबका वियोग होने वाला है । बहुत दिनों तक संयोग रहने पर भी एक दिन वियोग जरूर होगा‒‘अवश्यं यातारश्चिरतरमुषित्वाऽपि विषयाः ।’ अतः सज्जनो ! इस बातको पहलेसे ही समझ लो कि एक दिन इन सबका वियोग होगा । लड़का जन्मे, तभी यह समझ लेना चाहिये कि यह मरेगा जरूर ! यह बड़ा होगा कि नहीं होगा, पढ़ेगा कि नहीं पढ़ेगा, इसका विवाह होगा कि नहीं होगा, इसके लड़का-लड़की होंगे कि नहीं‒इसमें सन्देह है; परन्तु यह मरेगा कि नहीं मरेगा‒इसमें कोई सन्देह है क्या ? जन्म हुआ है तो खास काम मरना ही है, और कोई खास काम नहीं है । अब इसमें राजी और नाराज क्या हों । अपने तो मौजसे भगवान्की तरफ चलते रहें । जो वैराग्यवान् होते हैं, विवेकी होते हैं, भगवान्के प्रेमी भक्त होते हैं, वे इन आने-जानेवाले पदार्थोंकी तरफ दृष्टि रखते ही नहीं । वे करने में सावधान और होने में सदा प्रसन्न रहते हैं ।

रज्जब रोवे कौन को, हँसे सो कौन विचार ।
गये सो आवन के नहीं रहे सो जावनहार ॥

सब जानेवाला है, मरनेवाला है तो क्या हँसें ! जो मर चुके, उनको कितना ही रोयें, वे आनेके हैं नहीं तो क्या रोयें ! यह विचार स्थायी कर लो । फिर राग-द्वेष मिट जायँगे ।

राग-द्वेषको सह लो अर्थात् प्रियकी प्राप्ति होनेपर हर्षित न हों और अप्रियकी प्राप्ति होनेपर उद्विग्न न हों । फिर आप जन्म-मरणसे रहित हो जाओगे । सन्तोंने कहा है‒‘अब हम अमर भये न मरेंगे ।’ अब क्यों मरेंगे ? मरनेवाले तो ये राग-द्वेष ही हैं । इन दोनोंको नाशवान् और पतन करनेवाले समझो । चाहे तो ऐसा समझकर इनसे अलग हो जाओ, नहीं तो भगवान्को पुकारो कि ‘हे नाथ ! हे नाथ !! रक्षा करो !’जैसे, मोटर खराब हो जाय तो खुद ठीक कर लो । खुद ठीक न कर सको तो कारखाने में भेज दो ! ऐसे ही राग-द्वेषसे अलग न हो सको तो भगवान्की शरणमें चले जाओ । भगवान्ने गीताके अन्तमें कहा कि ‘तू मेरी शरणमें आ जा’‘मामेकं शरणं व्रज’ (गीता १८ । ६६) ।

एक ब्राह्मण देवताकी कन्या बड़ी हो गयी । उसने एक धर्मात्मा सेठके पास जाकर कहा‒‘सेठजी ! कन्या बड़ी हो गयी, क्या करूँ ?’ सेठने कहा‒‘आप वर ढूँढ़ो, तैयारी करो, चिन्ता क्यों करते हो ?’ इसका अर्थ यह नहीं है कि सेठ ही आकर वर ढूँढ़ेंगे, विवाह करायेंगे, प्रत्युत इसका अर्थ है कि चिन्ता मत करो; धन हम दे देंगे, काम तुम करो । इसी तरह भगवान् कहते हैं कि ‘तुम अपना काम करो, चिन्ता मत करो । तुम्हें जो अभाव होगा, उसे मैं पूरा करूँगा ।’

Om Namah Shivay

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ZERO IS HERO

You can’t imagine the world of computers without the binary system, all because some ‘wild’ Indian sages conceptualised the universe and their gods in terms of zero and infinity.

If you travel to the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, and visit a place called Deogarh, which literally means citadel of the gods, you will find the ruins of a Hindu temple, one of the oldest, at least 1,500 years old, built by the kings of the Gupta dynasty. On its walls, there is the image of a man reclining on the coils of a serpent with many hoods, surrounded by his wife and many warriors and sages. It’s inspired by a scene from the royal court, but it is clearly a celestial scene, visualisation of the moment when the world was created.

For Hindus, the world is created when Narayana awakens. Narayana is the god reclining on the serpent with multiple hoods. When he is in dreamless slumber, the world does not exist. When he wakes up, the world comes into being. Narayana is thus a visual representation of human consciousness, the awakening of which heralds the creation of our world. What is interesting is the serpent on whose coils, Narayana reclines. Its name is: Adi-Ananta-Sesha, which literally means primal-limitless-residue, which is numerically visualised as one-infinity-zero. For, with consciousness, we become aware of the first moment of beginnings, of limitless possibilities, and of nothingness that existed before the first moment.

The Hindu worldview has always been obsessed with infinity or everything-ness; zero or nothingness, and with the number one or the beginning. More than Hindu, it is the Indic worldview, the substratum of thought, which gave rise to three major ideas: Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, all of which speak of rebirth, cyclical time, and a world sans boundaries. Buddhism came up with ideas such as nirvana or oblivion and shunya, which literally means zero. Jainism spoke of a world of endless possibilities, an-ekanta-vada.

This is in stark contrast to the Greek worldview where the world begins as chaos until the gods create order. And with order comes definitions, boundaries, certainty, and predictability. It is also different from the Abrahamic worldview where God creates the world out of nothingness, and the world he creates in seven days has a definite expiry date: the Apocalypse. The Greek and Abrahamic worldviews form what we call the western worldview today that is obsessed with organisation, and is terrified of disorder, and unpredictability, something Indians are used to, and rather comfortable with, even thriving in it.

The story goes that when Alexander the Great, after having conquered Persia, visited India, he met a sage on the banks of the river Indus, who he referred to as a gymno-sophist or naked wise man. This sage sat on a rock and spent all day staring at the sky. Alexander asked him what he was doing and the sage said, “Experiencing nothingness.” The sage asked Alexander what was he doing. Alexander said, “I am conquering the world.” Both laughed. Each one thought the other was a fool. For Alexander, the sage was wasting his life doing nothing. For the sage, Alexander was wasting his time trying to conquer a world that has no limits.

Belief in one life, which is the hallmark of Greek worldview, and later Abrahamic, has led to us valuing achievements. But belief in rebirth, hence infinite lives, which is the hallmark of Indic worldview, makes achievements meaningless, and puts the focus on wisdom and understanding.

India’ s philosophical obsession with infinity and zero led to mathematicians not just conceptualising the idea of zero, but also giving it a form, a dot, and finally using it in a decimal system. This happened around the same time that the Gupta kings built the temple in Deogarh. The mathematician Brahmagupta, 638 CE, is associated with giving form to the number zero, and formulating the first rules with its usage. The rise of the decimal system enabled the writing of vast numbers, of huge value, a practice that has been traced to even vedic texts written around 1000 BCE, values that are not seen in any other parts of the world.

The Arab sea-merchants who frequented the coasts of India, and who dominated the rich spice and textile trade then — before the European sea-farers took over in the 16th century — saw value in this system and took it with them to Arabia. The Arab mathematician Khowarizimi suggested use of a little circle for zero. This circle was called sifr, which means ‘empty’, which eventually became ‘zero’. Zero travelled from Arabia through Persia and Mesopotamia to Europe during the Crusades. In Spain, Fibonacci found it useful to do equations without using the abacus. Italian government was suspicious of this Arabic numbering system and so outlawed it. But the merchants used it secretly, which is why sifr became cipher, meaning ‘code’.

It comes as a shock to many people that the modern use of the number zero is less than thousand years old, and that it became popular less than 500 years ago. Had it not been for the arrival of zero, neither would the Cartesian coordinate system nor calculus have developed in the 16th century. Zero enabled people to conceptualise large numbers and helped in book-keeping and accounting. In the 20th century, came the binary system, which forms the foundation of modern computing. All because some ‘wild’ Indian sages conceptualised the universe and their gods in terms of zero and infinity.

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किस देवता का वाहन कौन है और क्यों?-2

हनुमानजी का आसन पिशाच
हनुमानजी प्रेत या पिशाच को अपना आसन बनाकर उस पर बैठते हैं। इसी को वह अपने वाहन के रूप में भी प्रयोग करते हैं। पिशाच या प्रेत बुराई तथा दूसरों का भय एवं कष्ट देने वाले होते हैं। इसका अर्थ है कि हमें कभी भी बुराई को अपने ऊपर हावी नहीं होने देना चाहिए।

सूर्य का वाहन रथ
भगवान सूर्य का वाहन रथ है। इस रथ में सात घोड़ें होते हैं। जो सातों वारों का प्रतीक हैं। रथ का एक पहिया एक वर्ष का प्रतीक है जिसमें बाहर आरे होते हैं तथा छ: ऋतु रूपी छ: नेमीयां होती हैं। भगवान सूर्य का वाहन रथ इस बात का प्रतीक होता है कि हमें सदैव क्रियाशील रहना चाहिए तभी जीवन में प्रकाश आता है।

यमराज का वाहन भैंसा
यमराज भैंसे को अपने वाहन के रूप में प्रयोग करते हैं। भैसा भी सामाजिक प्राणी होता हैं। वह सब मिलकर एक दूसरे की रक्षा करते हैं। एकता द्वारा अपनी एवं अपने परिवार के रक्षक होत हैं। उनका रूप भयानक होता हैं। अत: यमराज उसको अपने वाहन के तौर पर प्रयोग करते हैं।

भगवान कार्तिकेय का वाहन मोर
भगवान शिव के पुत्र कार्तिकेय देवताओं के सेनापति कहे जाते हैं। इनका वाहन मोर है। धर्म ग्रंथों के अनुसार कार्तिकेय ने असुरों से युद्ध कर देवताओं को विजय दिलाई थी। अर्थात इनका युद्ध कौशल सबसे श्रेष्ठ हैं। अब यदि इनके वाहन मोर को देखें तो पता चलता है कि इसका मुख्य भोजन सांप है। सांप भी बहुत खतरनाक प्राणी है इसलिए इसका शिकार करने के लिए बहुत ही स्फूर्ति और चतुराई की आवश्यकता होती है। इसी गुण के कारण मोर सेनापति कार्तिकेय का वाहन है।

लक्ष्मी का वाहन हाथी एवं उल्लू
माता लक्ष्मी का वाहन सफेद रंग का हाथी होता है। हाथी भी एक परिवार के साथ मिल-जुलकर रहने वाला सामाजिक एवं बुद्धिमान प्राणी होता हैं। उनके परिवार में मादाओं को प्राथमिकता दी जाती हैं तथा उनका सम्मान किया जाता हैं। हाथी हिंसक प्राणी नही होता। उसी तरह अपने परिवार वालों को एकता के साथ रखने वाला तथा अपने घर की स्त्रियों को आदर एवं सम्मान देने वालों के साथ लक्ष्मी का निवास होता है।

लक्ष्मी का वाहन उल्लू भी होता हैं। ऊल्लू सदा क्रियाशील होता हैं। वह अपना पेट भरने के लिए लगातार कर्मशील होता है। अपने कार्य को पूरी तन्मयता के साथ पूरा करता हैं। इसका अर्थ है कि जो व्यक्ति रात-दिन मेहनत करता है, लक्ष्मी सदा उस पर प्रसन्न होती है तथा स्थाई रूप से उसके घर में निवास करती है।

सरस्वती का वाहन हंस
मां सरस्वती का वाहन हंस है। हंस का एक गुण होता है कि उसके सामने दूध एवं पानी मिलाकर रख दें तो वह केवल दूध पी लेता हैं तथा पानी को छोड़ देता है। यानी वह सिर्फ गुण ग्रहण करता है व अवगुण छोड़ देता है। देवी सरस्वती विद्या की देवी हैं। गुण व अवगुण को पहचानना तभी संभव है जब आपमें ज्ञान हो। इसलिए माता सरस्वती का वाहन हंस है।

Om Namah Shivay

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