Was Mahisasur Anti-national? Is This A Nation of Brahmins?

Pramod Ranjan 

On 15 February, three days after Kanhaiya Kumar, the president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union, was arrested on charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy, the Delhi police submitted a report to the ministry of home affairs. As The Hindu reported on 18 February, this report alleged that various “hidden groups” of JNU students were “indulging in anti-national activities” because they “mourned the death of Afzal Guru,” “demanded beef” and “worshipped Mahishasur in place of Goddess Durga,” among other actions.

News outlets across the country puzzled over the Mahishasur line in particular. Mint cited it as proof of the police’s “moral panic”; the Bangalore Mirror called it evidence of the report’s focus on the “bizarre to innocuous.” Those bemused dismissals, however, sidestepped a large part of the story of Mahishasur’s recent revival at JNU, and also elsewhere in India. Commonly portrayed as a demon in Hindu mythology, Mahishasur is at the heart of a growing, country-wide movement of marginalised people defying prejudice and asserting their cultural histories.

In October, at the height of the autumn festival season, Hindus across India celebrated the slaughter of Mahishasur—who, according to legend, was half-man and half-buffalo, and could not be killed at the hands of any man. So, the belief goes, the deities Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva combined forces to create the goddess Durga, who came to earth specifically to kill Mahishasur. Durga Puja, Navratri and Dussehra all commemorate a variant of this myth, often with idol displays depicting the killing itself. Typically, these show a fair-skinned, decadently dressed Durga, armed with a long spear, stabbing a dark-skinned, half-nude Mahishasur.

But on 1 November, in Bhagwanpur—a block of villages 40 kilometres north of Patna—about a thousand people gathered under a large tent for an alternative celebration. Seated in pink plastic chairs, they faced a stage on which several speakers sat at a long table. A banner above the stage read, in Devanagari, “Amar Shaheed Mahishasur”—immortal martyr Mahishasur. Starting at 11 am, the crowd listened to speeches and discussions on Mahishasur’s legacy and caste injustice. Udayan Roy, who was present at the function, and who has helped organise two similar ones in Patna, told me the speakers exhorted listeners to “get educated, give up religious dogmas and rituals, break the stranglehold of superstitious beliefs and priestly classes,” and, finally, “not to spend lavishly on death of individuals.” After the speeches ended that evening, a musical group performed until 1 am. Many of their songs praised anti-caste heroes such as BR Ambedkar and Jyotiba Phule.

Many Dalit and Adivasi communities have honoured Mahishasur as a real-life historical hero, and not a mythical demon, for thousands of years. In recent times, some have tied his story to the “Aryan invasion” theory, which posits that, several millennia ago, a group of Indo-Aryan people conquered the subcontinent and enslaved its indigenous inhabitants. Today, though the theory remains deeply contested in academic circles, many believe that India’s present Dalit and Adivasi residents are the descendants of those indigenous people. Many Dalits and Adivasis consider Mahishasur to have been an indigenous king who was killed during the supposed invasion, and accuse upper-caste Hindus of demonising him as part of an effort to suppress narratives of resistance against Brahminism. By way of example, Anil Asur, a social activist from Jharkhand, told me that schoolbooks often glorify myths of Hindu gods killing people from his Adivasi community, the Asurs, who are portrayed as demons. In fact, he said, these “were mass murders of our valiant ancestors.”

The Asurs often claim Mahishasur as an ancestor, as do Adivasi groups such as the Santhal and Bhil, and the Yadav, Kushwaha and Kumhar castes, among countless others. Naresh Kumar Sehni, a social activist from Bihar, put forward one possible explanation for Mahishasur’s broad appeal. “I don’t think the caste system existed in Mahishasur’s time in the present form,” he told me. And because “his caste cannot be determined,” he said, Mahishasur “is the hero of all indigenous inhabitants of India.”

A major catalyst to the celebration of Mahishasur came in 2011, when students from the JNU chapter of the All India Backward Students Forum held a Mahishasur Day function in a hostel mess hall. This was one of the first recorded instances of a formal Mahishasur Day celebration. Before the event, the students distributed posters with an excerpt from an article titled “Who Are The Bahujans Really Worshipping?” The posters angered members of the right-wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad, who reportedly assaulted some of those who attended.

The AIBSF students inspired many to follow their example. Charian Mahto, a community organiser based in Jhalagaowda village in West Bengal, told me, “We started celebrating this day here after we heard the news of the celebrations in JNU.” Interest in such events has snowballed ever since. In West Bengal alone, Mahto said, there were 24 functions in 2013, 74 in 2014, and 182 in 2015. A function that Mahto held last year, the organiser said, drew a crowd of 20,000.

So far, most Mahishasur Day events have been held on the Sharad Purnima harvest festival, which takes place about five days after Durga Puja. All the organisers I spoke with said that these events are non-religious, and never exhort people to regard Mahishasur as a god—calling into question the Delhi police’s claim that JNU students “worshipped” him. But the secular nature of these events does not stop them from being emotional affairs; attendees are often moved to tears by these expressions of solidarity amid injustice.

The functions have spread widely beyond Delhi and West Bengal, particularly in north Indian states with large Dalit populations, such as Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. Ashwini Pankaj, a Ranchi-based journalist, told me that last year, more than 350 Mahishasur events were held throughout India. Organisers of such celebrations have also told me about programmes in Karnataka, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, and even in Nepal. This entire movement has gone virtually unnoticed by the press.

Sadly, these events often encounter antagonism from authorities. In West Bengal last year, local police asked Sursenjit Vairagi, an organiser, to cancel a function he was coordinating. In response, Vairagi asked them why official permission was needed to “hold a condolence meeting after the death of a loved one.” After that, the police did not intervene.

Others have not been as successful in dodging censure. Student organisers told me that at JNU in 2014, responding to complaints from the ABVP, the university administration issued a last-minute notice to block a Mahishasur celebration. When the students went ahead anyway, the ABVP gate-crashed the event and reportedly caused another scuffle. The ABVP then filed a police complaint accusing the organisers of distributing a pamphlet with supposedly derogatory images. These, they claimed, showed Durga “indulging in sexual intercourse” with Mahishasur, which could create a “serious law and order” problem. After this confrontation, the university administration reiterated its ban on Mahishasur Day, and in 2015 no such event was held at JNU. Jitendra Yadav, who was the president of the AIBSF in both 2011 and 2014, attributed the university’s actions to “pressure from the RSS and the ABVP.”

JNU’s example highlights the precarious position of those who choose to celebrate these events in defiance of an often hostile dominant culture. Still, many, such as Heera Yadav, an anti-caste activist from Bihar, remain committed to remembering Mahishasur. “When I started organising this event, in 2011, even my family members opposed it,” Yadav told me. “They argued that Durga is the goddess of the Hindus; how could I go against her?” Now, he said, “everyone has understood that it was not a religious war. It was a battle between the Aryans and the non-Aryans. Hence, it is a historical incident. It had nothing to do with religion. Brahmins do not represent all Hindus.”

Courtesy: Caravan Magazine

  • Bill Hunter

    I think that the writer, who represent the Yadav community is strong anti-brahmin and need some mental check up along with the organizers who claim themselves the decedents of Demon!

    • DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam

      Yaduvanshies are Yaduvanshies as there are Raghvanshies and we are all connected to common womb. We need to unite globally through the divinely decreed leader in order to eliminate all this insanity generating out of usurpation of the identity of spokesperson of God.

      • Bill Hunter

        Again you are crossing my way! TOLD YOU TO CORRECT YOUR FACTS BEFORE JUMPING TO GUN!!!

  • Bill Hunter

    Brahmins never told you to follow my religion; you are free to go wherever you want. Even in Minority Brahmins continue to share their wisdom; what is your contribution to the religion.

    • DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam

      Brahmins are children of prophet PBUH and HF referred as Brahmma from the posterity of Sara referred as Saraswati . Religion is about connecting to the Rope of God existing here for uniting all children of Adam . People from across the family location need to learn about the existence of Light of God in here and NOW for obeying Nirguna.Some need tor organise India Unity March for Transitioning to Post carbon and Post Nuclear age.We need to walk together assisting each other eliminating alienation of all messengers, prophets, Imams and avataars. RSS needs to dump alienation of Jesus PBUH and prophet Muhammad PBUH and HF. Usurpers of identity of spokesperson of God need to connect to the Saguna of our Age for obeying to Nirguna. The alienation of prophets and messengers from Middle East,is the root cause of distress for the nation. Ekatma is to be built NOT through alienation but through eliminating recognition deficit for the chain of AKSHAR Puroshottam decreed for uniting humanity.RSS needs to accept the work of Prof.Mohan Prakash Upadhyay recognizing prophet Muhammad PBUH and HF as the Dasham Avataar now existing as AKSHAR Puroshottam and AKHAND JYOTI of God /Ishwar/Allah SwT, the Nirguna in the person of Kareem Shah Al Hussaini. Waiting for KALKI avataar and Imam Mahdi makes some usurp the identity of AKSHAR Puroshottam/ Adhinayak generating hatred in the name of religion which is one decreed for all. Peace/Shanti/Islam through unity in recognition,allegiance and obedience of Akshar Puroshottam/ Imam e Mubeen ,Akhand Jyoti of God existiing as Light of God here for entire humanity. Congnitive journey for recognition of Akshar Puroshottam of our age is important for all in order to unite for peace. Inclusive nation education need to have this as an essential element for uniting India for moving together and working together for generating happiness, peace, dignity and security for all eliminating usurpation of rights. We need to to get ourselves educated on this for national unity and then for educating humanity on this for securing inclusive nations and neighborhoods globally.

      • Bill Hunter

        Brahmins were much before than you PBUH straight your fact than comment. Do not come with myopic views

        • DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam

          Are you some alien out here from Mars NOT aware of the story of how we are part of diverse narrations. I am well read across the texts. You are just not a match for me.Read my stuff on http://slideshare.net/mukhtaralam Why you are writing here. I am writing my stuff. You have right to have your view and disagree. I recognise the chain of AKSHAR Puroshottam. Brahmins are posterity of prophet Abraham PBUH and HF and none else. Check the genealogical and textual history recognizing the linguistic commons. East is the Orient. You hardly have any cultural history before your ancestor accepted Jesus PBUH ,the last messenger and prophet PBUH and HF in the line of prophet Isaac from Sarah referred as Saraswati here in Sanskrit literature. Brahmin geneologically are different from indegenous tribes of India. This is clear to any anthropologist. Read RS Sharma on how tribes losing to Brahmin led social order eventually became part of SHUDRAS. I am calling for world unity through unity in recognition,alleginace and obedience to divinely decreed leader referred as ADHINAYAK in the national anthem of India. Here, we are suffering cognitive alienation for the chain of divinely decreed leader across the lands and languages.

          • Bill Hunter

            “You hardly have any cultural history before your ancestor accepted Jesus PBUH” IT SIMPLY REFLECT THE LEVEL OF YOUR INTELLIGENTSIA!!! No More Discussion!

      • guest

        RSS needs to accept the work of Prof.Mohan Prakash Upadhyay recognizing prophet Muhammad PBUH and HF as the Dasham Avataar now existing as AKSHAR Puroshottam and AKHAND JYOTI of God /Ishwar/Allah SwT, the Nirguna in the person of Kareem Shah Al Hussaini.

        And you accuse hindus? all you want is to establish an islamic state….maybe you can start with recognising that Lord Rama and Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu are just older names of Allah.

        • Dizzy Blu

          I dont believe they are at all. Allah states in the Hadith that its okay to lie in order for you to join Islam. In hinduism truth is uptmost, it is the answer

        • DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam

          Allah is the word associated with Elaha, Elahom. Om is derived for Elahom. In Arabic ,we are reciting Allahumma Salle ala Mohammad.. OM NAMO MUHAMMAD is the Sankrit narration with OM derived from Elahom… Jews, Brahmins ,Arabs are all connected, related geneologically and theologically. I just give you a sample. I am not alienating any. Use of abusive words is useless in SHASHTRARTH. http://www.slideshare.net/mukhtaralam/brahmiin-as-muslims-obeying-abraham

          • guest

            I never use bad words. NEVER. And am not interested in a philosophy that says that Allah is the last word. sorry, look else where.

      • truthseeker

        Dr alam idiot, Bramhins are atleast 9500 year old as per genetic studies bramh means intelligence and nothing to do with asur abraham. Arabs = asur from Assyrian god Asur.

        • DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam

          I do have a clear view on this. I know all this from objective assessment of genealogy of people around me and you can have this clear understanding as well. We are decreed to unite with the divinely decreed leader. Read my response to Bill. National unity is possible through recognition of divinely decreed leader, the AKSHAR PUROSHOTTAM of our age, the Light of God part of the chain of AKHAND Jyoti. Google for my past writings. OM SHANTI OM and peace/Islam is the common prayer.

  • DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam

    Some need to organise India Unity March for Transitioning to Post carbon and Post Nuclear age.We need to walk together assisting each other eliminating alienation of all messengers, prophets, Imams and avataars. RSS needs to dump alienation of Jesus PBUH and prophet Muhammad PBUH and HF. Usurpers of identity of spokesperson of God need to connect to the Saguna of our Age for obeying to Nirguna. The alienation of prophets and messengers from Middle East,is the root cause of distress for the nation. Ekatma is to be built NOT through alienation but through eliminating recognition deficit for the chain of AKSHAR Puroshottam decreed for uniting humanity.RSS needs to accept the work of Prof.Mohan Prakash Upadhyay recognizing prophet Muhammad PBUH and HF as the Dasham Avataar now existing as AKSHAR Puroshottam and AKHAND JYOTI of God /Ishwar/Allah SwT, the Nirguna in the person of Kareem Shah Al Hussaini. Waiting for KALKI avataar and Imam Mahdi makes some usurp the identity of AKSHAR Puroshottam/ Adhinayak generating hatred in the name of religion which is one decreed for all. Peace/Shanti/Islam through unity in recognition,allegiance and obedience of Akshar Puroshottam/ Imam e Mubeen ,Akhand Jyoti of God existiing as Light of God here for entire humanity. Congnitive journey for recognition of Akshar Puroshottam of our age is important for all in order to unite for peace. Inclusive nation education need to have this as an essential element for uniting India for moving together and working together for generating happiness, peace, dignity and security for all eliminating usurpation of rights. We need to to get ourselves educated on this for national unity and then for educating humanity on this for securing inclusive nations and neighborhoods globally.

    • guest

      The alienation of prophets and messengers from Middle East,is the root cause of distress for the nation.

      how about middle east recognising the messengers from Asia, especially India….??

      • DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam

        Indeed ,chain of AKSHAR puroshottam is recognised recieving JAIKARA/Salam each day 16-18 times in prayer which concluded with salam to all messengers, all in the chain of AKSHAR Puroshottam for the age. In our age, 49th Imam/Adhinayak is Kareem Shah Al Hussaini Aga Khan IV leading AKDN. Salam to you, all in the family and neighbourhood.

      • DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam

        This is recognised as per verse 40:78 and then in practice of sending salam to all. We are sending salam to all avataar whose obedience was obedience to Allahussamad/ Nirgua.

        • guest

          Allah is nirguna, but does not allow the recognition of guna. Our Brahmin has no issues with those with guna. Brahmin, is more open and better”!!! simple.

  • Goutham

    Some people are not even able to get their hate right. They are confusing Persian asura/ahura with indian tribals. Durga is supposed to have defeated Mahisha-asura, the supreme amongst the asuras. The supreme asura/ahura is mazista ahura in Zoroastrianism, a religion followed by ancient Persians. This being was shown defeated by Durga devi in Hinduism. Mahisha asura was not a tribal king but a Persian deity. The devils/false gods in Zoroastrianism are called the daevas while the gods are called ahuras. It is vice versa in Hinduism. Some people are mis-leading tribals and portraying history and belief wrongly to fit in their own bias.

  • Mansoor Murtaza

    Celebration of Mahishasur against Durga is symbolic of Dalit awakening and it is intolerable to Hinduttava brigade and so we had Rohith committing suicide and arrest of JNU leaders on fake charge of sedition and government, media, police and judge speaking same vocabulary and expressing same pious sentiments.

    • guest

      Celebration of Mahishasur against Durga is symbolic of Dalit awakening and it is intolerable to Hinduttava brigade

      Ha, ha, filled with hate but more importantly ignorance. And remember Hinduttva means essence–there IS NO BRIGADE. Mr. Mansoor, Hinduism is in the soil, heart and soul of the country. Dharma cannot be understood as –in terms of good, bad, preferred by allah or not. It is a self transforming from within, phenomenon. what is happening now, can be called, ‘sagar manthan’!! Churning of the ocean. Awaken your brain and look beyond terms and labels. The term ‘mother’ is much bigger than one mother. Similarly Mahisha-asura is not dalit—it implies ignorance. Which, I am guessing, you will agree is not a good thing for any nation.

      • Mansoor Murtaza

        Don’t talk of myths and religion -reality belongs to people The educated Dalits are recreating their myths as educated Sawarns were doing during Muslim rule and during British rule

        • guest

          your comment does not make sense mr. reality what? like God’s name is Allah? Dalits?? they are hindus, and we can sort that our self. Educated ones are not necessarily against hinduism. You worry about problems between Shias and Sunnis, who are busy killing each other.

          • Mansoor Murtaza

            IYou are t truing to provoke Human beings are reality Caste inequality is greatest crime against humanity Now those marginalized people are waking

          • Mansoor Murtaza

            Nowhere is this inequality Shias Sunnis are equal whether fight or not

          • guest

            NOpe not trying to provoke, responded to your comment that caste system was inequality. Here is your information on shias and sunnis.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shia–Sunni_relations

            Really?? no in equality? May be in India, because in India due to hinduism a Shia could still proudly call himself a Shia without persecution. Ahemdiyas are not even accepted as muslims.

            Here is information about religious freedom and religion in Saudi Arabia. By definition Islam is an non-secular religion. It believes all other religions are wrong.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Saudi_Arabia

            So fix your house first. And then read some and learn how caste system which is not an Indian invention. India had Varna, which actually means ‘choice’. Which lead the the idea of svadharma. meaning finding your own profession. Most people found it easy to follow what their parents did, like even today.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varna_(Hinduism)

            The varna system is discussed in Hindu texts, and understood as idealised human callings

            The commentary on the Varna system in the Manusmriti is oft-cited.[10] Counter to these textual classifications, many Hindu texts and doctrines question and disagree with the Varna system of social classification.[11]

            you can read the rest and correct your misinformation.

          • Mansoor Murtaza

            The TRUTH / satya / haq are not opposite to Good /shiva / neki – the two pair are same. So all evil done by Muslims or anyone don’t become right. RSS group wants integration of Hindus excluding Muslims and Christians. It is wrong now, may had been right before 1947. But now it must be national integration. Hindu ID is because of Muslims and Christians and if they had not been here there had been no Hindu=- only Brahmans, Thakurs, Vaishyas, Yadavs, Pasis etc. So understand fault of Hinduttava and come to nation- we all are Indians. Please read my blog- criticisms are welcome. :http://mansoormurtaza.blogspot.in/2016/03/responsibilities-of-educated-muslims-15.html

          • gk

            what Hindus want is an acceptance/respect of their Hindu ancestors and their traditions by current Muslims and christians. This is like the Muslims of Indonesia. The only people with hatred are the muslims and christians who are taught that their ancestors were devil worshippers who will be burning in hell for eternity. This is the land of Bhagiratha who brought Ganga to cleanse the sins of his ancestors he never met. It is sad that some people convert to other religions fearing for their own after life somehow accepting that their ancestors could burn in hell for eternity.

          • guest

            Just because you have a computer and can type does not mean your blog has anything significant to say.

            RSS group wants integration of Hindus excluding Muslims and Christians.

            Nope that is completely untrue. RSS wants to make sure that un-secular religions like Islam and Christianity—do not negatively influence the ‘secular’ nature of Bharata!!

            Hindu ID is because of Muslims and Christians a

            What a stupid thing to say–makes no sense….

            So understand fault of Hinduttava and come to nation- we all are Indians.

            Seriously?? why is there an issue whether muslims will sing Vande Matram or not?

          • DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam

            Why is RSS excluding muslims and Christians who are none but people of India?? RSS needs to eliminate alienation of the chain of AKSHAR Puroshottam in order to do justice to faith in Vasudhaiv Kutumbkum .Is not this simple. You can be speaking from both ends of mouth. On the one hand ,you say we beleive in world being a family and then in the next breath you alienate Jesus PBUH and HF and prophet PBUH and HF who are none but part of the posterity of prophet PBUH and HF being the last messengers. Check the geneological and linguistic connection between Persian and Sanskrit ,you will know this fast. I have an Arabic name, but some RSS would alienate the language itself without knowing the meaning of my name. Common semantic space for common prayer make Hindus and muslim united being two words one for geography and another for believer accepting the faith in oneness of God/Allah/Ishwar through the last messenger and prophet, the Dasham Avataar. There is no Kalki avataar now who would be reaching. I am giving the address of divinely decreed leader for our age decreed for uniting us. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred this in his speech on how we are decreed one to be united with divinely decreed leader ,but we contesting using labels.

          • guest

            Here is the muslim branch of RSS–you are welcome to join….https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_Rashtriya_Manch

          • DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam

            Prophets,messengers,avataars and Imams are a chain of Light of Allah SwT decreed chosen (MUSTAFA) in verse 3:33,34. We are inclusive in sending Jaikara to all of them from masajids after each two,three,four units of salaat. Salamun ala Mursaleen is Jaikara to all messengers and sent down/Avataar now present in luminosity in person of Kareem Shah Al Hussaiini Aga Khan IV leading AKDN http://www.akdn.org

          • guest

            NOT INTERESTED. Thanks for writing though, and I appreciate your effort. Other than being divisive and killing infels, Islam is actually boring. No colourful stories no joy, does not respect music, laughter or art…boring

    • gk

      There is no such thing as Dalit which is a modern convention , if Dalit means oppressed then all Hindus who had to pay Jaziya can call themselves Dalits vis a vis Muslims who were doing genocide of Hindus (including Dalits). Even now in Pakistan, the Dalits remain Hindus and at the most convert to christianity as Muslims do not want them. This is a fact. Now please don’t waste your crocodile tears. Dalits are waking up to your agenda. Don’t worry.Ambedkar asked untouchables to not to convert to Islam or Christianity as their nationality would be lost.

      • DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam

        Hindus were paying Jaziya since Muslims were paying Zakaat, USHR. Payment to government through taxation has been always part of governance.

        • guest

          Yeah, but Hindus did not ask Muslims to pay anything…..

        • gk

          Hindus were paying taxes anyways. Jaziya is not tax but a fine for non-muslims. This shows the true nature of Islam and Jihad.

          • DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam

            Islam is just peace prayed in OM Shanti OM. Chain of divinely chosen leader is clear to me NOW present in the person of Kareem Shah Al Hussaini leading AKDN http://www.akdn.org I am educating all on this. Islam is peace/Shanti@ unity in allegiance and obedience to divinely chosen leader of the age. We do not need objectify this since Islam as peace has been common to all through unity in allegiance and obedience. We are inclusive salam to all avataars, messengers, prophets and divinely chosen leaders. National Anthem of India is Islamic since, we have clear Salam /Jaikara for divinely chosen leader of the age .the Adhinayak of the age. We need to focus on Sanatan Dharma of peace. Jaziya is originally for reparations in war. Obedience deficits for the divinely chosen leader of the age defines the conduct of all. Hussaini Brahmins were blessed to fight for Imam Hussain. India is distinct to have this community existing here as SIGN of God.

  • guest

    slaughter of Mahishasur—who, according to legend, was half-man and half-buffalo, and could not be killed at the hands of any man. ????

    Metaphor? Mahia-asura is a metaphor for ignorance and lack of knowledge. Yes, I think you will agree, that Ignorance should be slaughtered!!

    • DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam

      I do not think there is anything wrong in not recognising the Mahisa Asur contesting Durga. We have clear contest even now among the indigenous people and fair skinned here in India which must be resolved with abundance of peace, justice ,compassion eliminating all discrimination, untouchability in the villages and securing united India. Elimnating cognitive alienation of the chain of AKSHAR puroshottam recognising all part of one family led by 49th Imam and Fatimid Khalifa is the solution for all.

      • guest

        seriously have you never seen fair skinned dalits? there is not war….war was between what Islam did to wherever it went. It killed people and ruined cultures and removed languages, and established its own ways. Persia was not muslim, they were Yahzidis and believed in Zarathustra….today they are waking up to their religion and many are converting out of Islam….and you should too…:)

        • DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam

          Islam is pure peace, which is a matter of endeavour for all personally and collectively. I am giiving the name of divinely chosen leader in our age. We can not get out of the endeavour for peace. Folks are contesting on the methodology. I have discovered the divinely chosen leader led humanity for peace among 7 billion.

          • guest

            I agree, Ma Durga, Shakti is the divinely chosen one!!

  • guest

    The Asurs often claim Mahishasur as an ancestor, as do Adivasi groups such as the Santhal and Bhil, and the Yadav, Kushwaha and Kumhar castes, among countless others.

    This is what happens when you take a thought process as diverse as Hinduism and see it through your narrow lens….really funny….coming up with your own revisionist symbology. It falls flat…so in the end, not so funny, just a desperate act….because you can string a few sentences together, you assume you have something important to say.

  • RSS and the Brahmans are the cause of every massacre. They were bastards, they are and they will remain the same.

    • guest

      regurgitating what was fed to the people for centuries…

    • DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam

      We need to educate them on the presence of divinely chosen leader for our age decreed for uniting all 7 billion.

  • Mansoor Murtaza

    I agree whatever you say is true. You must also agree whatever is true in my stand. The TRUTH / satya / haq are not opposite to Good /shiva / neki – the two pair are same. So all evil done by Muslims or anyone don’t become right. RSS group wants integration of Hindus excluding Muslims and Christians. It is wrong now, may had been right before 1947. But now it must be national integration. Hindu ID is because of Muslims and Christians and if they had not been here there had been no Hindu=- only Brahmans, Thakurs, Vaishyas, Yadavs, Pasis etc. So understand fault of Hinduttava and come to nation- we all are Indians. Please read my blog- criticisms are welcome. :http://mansoormurtaza.blogspot.in/2016/03/responsibilities-of-educated-muslims-15.html

  • truthseeker

    Asur means Arabs and not dalit etc. Asurs are arrogant and violent. But mahishasur looks like story of violent bull. Nothing to do with bramhins and lower castes etc. This type of stories are spread by Missionaries who work on fault lines to convert and earn their Rs.80000 per soul.

  • Dizzy Blu

    These uneducated idiots are the pitfalls of society. A mass migration of Aryans has been debunked enough times so I shall not deal with that, however I will deal with something else: In Hindu Mythology the ASURAS WERE THE HALFBROTHERS and COUSINS OF THE GODS. This isnt about Aryans subjugating Tribals, if its about Aryans at allits about intercene warfare. Rakshashas on the other hand could be tribalsm