[The Supreme Court was recently urged to ban a 500-year-old temple ritual in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu where Dalits roll over food leftover by Brahmins to apparently cure skin diseases, solve marriage problems and infertility.]
I have been impelled to elucidate some inevitable, unarguable, factual events of our Indian society. It’s well known and believed that the another name of ‘Bharat’ is Hindustan. However, the term ‘Hindu’ is not used in any scripture of Hindu mythologies. Indian history proves that Aryans migrated to India from Middle East thousand of years ago. Today, they have their dominion on all spheres of Indian society. Let’s talk about the various government departments, social hierarchy, status, business and so on. Brahmins have hegemony on all aspects of social, educational, economical, religious and educational spheres in this country whereas the constitution of India declares equality, fraternity among all the people of India.
But the most tyrannical rule of Brahmins on the innocent, sincere, sober qualities born by so called Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Mulnivasi), the indigenous mass of this country is explicitly inhuman and heinous. The automatic ideology, superiority, hegemony on feeble psychological mass, despotism of brahmin segmented Indians or society into numerous castes and the castes were given different occupations as per their castes and identity.
This division in the society led to discrimination, untouchability, cruelty, heinous rule, inequality, autocracy of single group of people on all other communities in India. As a result, Brahmins regarded themselves as the top most ranking in social hierarchy. Even they propagated evil notion in the minds of other castes that that they are born superior or high caste.
Indeed, I aim at citing a few instances regarding how the minds of Dalits are hypnotized by the Brahminical theory and beliefs. This priestly community intentionally prevailed such a misconception in the minds of people that there can be no auspicious day or work unless a God of their origin is worshipped. It’s found that there are 33 crore gods in India. We see this dramatic, mythological, fictitious fable that is nothing but generates mental slavery. It hypnotizes the minds to surrender to brahmins in all.
People are misguided and misled in a way that they’ll go to the Ganga (holy river as per Hindu belief) to left ash of relative from funeral ground to this river as a belief of sacramental deed. It’s not believed as sacrament but a superstition that the spirit of dead person dwells in peace in Ganga which is an unscientific hallucination. Numerous rituals, idolatry, religious festivals, day-wise worship only found in Indian mythologies. In some states of India, mainly young generation go on a religious rally called as Bolbum or Kawaria which directs the devotees to go vegetarian for a month, walk on barefoot, avoiding sleeping on cot etc.
They (Brahmins) have created and appointed different gods of their origin and choice. So, I name departmental gods as each God bears of a particular department and receive particular offering. Brahma, the creator of the universe, a nominal god but treated as the originator. Secondly, Vishnu takes care of all people. Shiva, destroyer of evils. Likewise, there are many other gods to be named their departments.
Ganesh and Saraswati, gods of education. Biswakarma, god of architecture and Kali, goddess of energy etc. Laxmi, goddess of wealth and treasury. Let’s ponder over the serious matter for a moment to find out its reality. Let’s raise a question in our minds to get the concrete and valid answer. As it is believed, as per the Hindu mythology, that there are 33 crore gods. We the people are trapped, captivated, enslaved by the magical mythologies of Brahmins.
If Vishnu is the rearer of mankind, why the majority of people is living a destitute, suffering, scattered life. He should give the same privilege to all the people so that all can avail the same opportunity to lead a happy and prosperous life. Now, it’s turn of Shiva - the protector of mankind. There are rapes, riots, burglary, murders, communal clashes all around the world. He should come forward to defend, suppress so that billion of lives can be saved from such heinous activities. Now, Laxmi god of wealth and treasury. She possesses all the wealth. Why can’t she see the poverty of billion of people who are naked, residents of platform, bus stops, footpaths. Why can’t she distribute at least a home to homeless, a pair of dress to a naked, handful rice to a hungry man.
If Ganesh and Saraswati – the mutual gods bear the departments of knowledge and education. Many poor Dalits worship them with pious heart and devotion to receive knowledge. Why can’t they bestow the marginalized students knowledge, understanding, logical ability. They are merely handmade idols who are seasonal meant for the business of potters and priests. Eventually, Kali considered as the goddess of energy and power. She should protect the females from rapes, atrocities, discrimination, domestic violence, molestation so on. Being a goddess of energy should defend the female community from such inhuman activities. Why can’t Shiva protect the country from terrorism, explosions.
Mainly it’s observed that people of Scheduled Caste are highly indulged in all sorts of idolatry, festivals, rituals, superstition created by Brahmins. They themselves don’t do idolatry, rather enjoy the offerings from the devotees. It proves that idolatry and rituals are vain, futile.
Ultimately, I urge all the people of my community to unlock their brain to sensitize the fact. It’s doom and miserable that our highly qualified masses are not at all deprived of it. If we can get knowledge, energy, wealth, employment, bungalows by worshipping gods, we could have achieved the above mentioned needs by now as our forefathers have been doing the same rituals years before us that we still continue today. If so, China and Japan being the topmost countries in Technology and Science don’t have such mental slavery. On the other hand, they utilized their brain power to innovate, create, manufacture, build the nation. And today, they are regarded as the best in these fields in the world.
Buddha said, "Whatever we are today it’s because of our past ideologies”. Japan, being the victim of nuclear bombs has witnessed its two cities namely Hiroshima and Nagasaki destroyed. India also became an independent nation contemporarily. However, there’s a vast gap of development in between the two countries. Japanese used their brain for research, innovation, technology, industries, architecture. As a result they have developed in all spheres. But India, home to 33 crore gods, lags behind Japan. Let’s cultivate our minds for a change which must be sustainable, durable, beneficial for humanity.
[Manoj Suna MSW ( Utkal university)]
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