Many books written over a period of time, explaining this of that, here and there but today there is a need of “Re-Discovery” of India as we all always hear that the Indian history is manipulated or tampered or part of Mythology.
As mention in Manu Smriti “An elephant made of wood, dear made of leather and Brahmin without knowledge, those are three having nothing but the names (of their kind)”
Same way history which was tempered or changed due to some influences is a waste, it can’t be used as a base of Nationa’s Culture.
“Flower’s scent, oil in seed, fire in wood, ghee in milk, sugar in sugarcane and soul in the body are not seen from outside.”
Same way history from others and culture from books can’t be written or taught.
If I want to improve the condition of my home, then I have to take initiative first, no one from outside will know about my home or will get it better.
Chanakya further says:
One who leaves something certain to achieve the uncertain loses the certain the thing always takes well care of things that are in your hand and don’t lose them to get something that is uncertain.
I agree we lost our history & culture I agree do we lost our ancient knowledge. Crying what we loose doesn’t give it back so this is the right time when we have to take a step back and think about how we can gain it again, I know this is very hard way and there are multiple obstacles in it but I do believe that we can bring real Indian history to its full bloom.
Ravan is said to be born in small village Bisrakh this village is situated in near Ghaziabad. He spent his childhood in this village that founded by his father Bisesvara.
He was a devotee of LORD SHIVA and was so powerful that even the 9 planets called Navagrahas were overpowered by him and rendered inactive.The story goes that he was in the kingdom of the Lord but was cursed to take birth in the world and get killed in the hands of the Lord to attain salvation.
The Ravan is so powerful and he controlled 32 corers of able-bodied demons, this is clear in his own words.
दश राक्षस कोट्यः च द्वाविंशतिः अथ अपराः |
वर्जयित्वा जरा वृद्धान् बालान् च रजनीचरान् || ३-५५-१४
तेषाम् प्रभुः अहम् सीते सर्वेषाम् भीम कर्मणाम् |
Coming back to village Bisrakh it is mentioned by many villagers that till date they don’t celebrate Dussehra and it is also banned to have rope dancers (नट) in the village.
We to find out what is the behind the story told by villagers and come to know one strange thing that it is true that whenever villages tried to have Dussehra or rope dances in the village there are mishappening happened in the village and due to this reason they stopped celebrating the occasion.
Some other lesser know facts about Ravan:
Ravan is great Veena player.
Ravan was a great poet he created Shiv Tandav Stotram.
Ravan was a great Ayurvedic physician and with their Shiromani. he wrote valuable book Nadi Pariksha, Arka Shastra and kaumarya tantra.
Ravan also wrote Ravan Samhita a book that is considered the Holy Grail of Hindu astrology.