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‘Sanskruti Rakshak
Sangh’ is an
independent and
impartial
organization, which
is firmly determined
to protect and enrich
the Indian culture.
"Sanskruti Rakshak Sangh'
The ‘S.R.S.’ is an independent and impartial organization,
which is firmly resolved to protect and propagate Indian
culture. The Sangh is engaged in the task of reinstalling the
decadent values and traditions of Indian culture. Foremost
on its agenda is to inculcate in the youth a feeling of love and
respect for culture.
The Sangh is determined to work shoulder to shoulder
with all organizations and individuals, who cherish their culture
and their nation, in pursuit of endeavours by which the citizens
of the country may attain progress and prosperity by devotedly
pursuing the path as shown by the shastras (scriptures),
saints, great souls and Rishis.
The ‘S.R.S.’ is a social ally to all the organizations, which
are involved in the promotion and propagation of Sanatan
culture. Not only this, it is also a supporter of all the countries
engaged in the welfare of the world.
Primary undertakings
* To carry to each and every individual, the elevated ideals of
the Indian Sanatan Culture.
* To serve the people through medical camps, cow-sheds,
annapurna mandir (eating-places) etc.
* To propagate medical treatment through yoga and Ayurveda
method.
* To work for the social, economic and moral upliftment of the
poor and of those in the backward areas.
* To promote and propagate the Sanatan Culture amongst
the people through the medium of Vedic exhibitions.
* To build social harmony by removing untouchability and
discrimination.
* To reinstate the culture of Gurukuls which is gradually fading
away.
* To convey information in respect of beneficial Govt. plans to
the people and to work as an N.G.O. to provide benefit of
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The foundation of any nation is its culture. The Indian
culture is capable of elevating humanity to the pinnacle of
progress but the present generation of India has either
become indifferent towards its culture or is unable to
understand its significance and usefulness. This is the
reason why India, revered around the world as ‘Vishwa Guru’
(the head of the world) is
witnessing such state.
The most important
thing today is that all of us
should unite for protecting
our most precious
possession, the Vedic
culture and should
reinstall the divine values
of our culture and put
them into practice.
Otherwise the way evils
like distress, agitation,
anxiety, dejection,
disappointment, suicides,
robbery etc. are becoming
rampant, we will rot even as a family or a person not to
speak of as a society.
The ‘Sanskruti Rakshak Sangh’ is being set up with an
objective of protecting, fostering, promoting and propagating
the Sanatan Culture. The primary objective of the Sangh is
to instill the values and traits of Sanatan culture in the life
of each and every individual. The noble endeavours of this
Sangh for cultural upliftment are singularly conducive to
nation building.
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schemes provided by the Govt.
* To put people wise about addictions, evil-customs, anti-social
activities increasingly plaguing the society and to conduct
campaigns for the protection of the symbols of Indian culture
like abbeys, temples, Ashrams, pilgrimages, sages, saints,
cows and the holy rivers etc.
For the fulfilment of these objectives five branches of
‘S.R.S.’ have been set up.
1. Astha Kendra (Centre of faith)
2. Vidyarthi Utkarsha Kendra (Centre for elevating students)
3. Arogya Shivir (Medical camps)
4. Sanskruti Bachao Abhiyan (‘Save the culture’ campaign)
5. Sahayata-Seva Kendra (Help centre)
(1) Astha Kendra (Centre of faith):
Anybody can take benefit from ‘Astha Kendra’ and can
thus participate in this endeavour of public welfare. Age is no
bar to membership of Astha Kendra. Efforts are made to
provide venue for conducting their programs and also other
facilities to the organizations run by other religious institutions.
They are free to join the ‘Astha Kendra’.
Setting up of Astha Kendra:
Once the land is acquired in the village or town in which
Astha Kendra is to be set up, first of all, salubrious trees like
Pipal, Banyan, Amla, Neem, Tulsi, Mango etc. are planted.
An idol of God is installed at a place appropriate from Vaastu
(the science of location of rooms and facilities in a building)
point of view and a Shivling is installed near the banyan tree).
A yoga-training centre and an exercise-centre are also
provided.
In case, a temple with sufficient open space appurtenant
thereto is already there ‘Astha Kendra’ can be set up there.
The system of working of Astha Kendra:
How to start the Astha Kendra: Astha peeth (Seat of
faith): First of all, the ‘Asthapeeth’ (kind of altar) is constructed
in the east or the north. ‘Asthapeeth’ is constructed in a half-
moon shaped area with a radius of one metre with height
ranging from 5 c.m. to 1 meter. The Asthapeeth is smeared
pure with cow-dung and is decorated with a rangoli of ‘abeer’
and gulal (coloured powder) on all its four sides. A small white
cloth is kept at the centre of Asthapeeth and above it a ‘swastik’
is made with rice. In the centre of it is kept a kalash (pitcher)
filled with water; on which a coconut and a few mango leaves
are placed. Behind the kalash is put a big picture of › and on
the north-east corner of the Asthapeeth, a lamp is lit.
The members of the Sangh sit at a distance of around 3
meter from the Asthapeeth on a proper asana (woollen asana
or mat etc.) facing towards the ‘peeth’.
The trainers of the Astha Kendra blow conch standing
near it. Thereafter different programs of Asthapeeth like mass
recitation of peace-mantra, prayers etc. are conducted.
1 hr. program of Astha Kendra: The 1 hr. program of
Astha Kendra inculcates in the participants the feelings of
mutual affection, team spirit, discipline and the zeal to work
in national interest and an attitude of responsibility. The 60-
minute program of Astha Kendra has been designed to make
full use of each and every minute.
Recitation of peace-mantra and prayer - 5 min.
Racing- 2 min.

3Meter
3Meter
Trainers
2 Ft.
5 Ft. 5 Ft.
Child
Yong Adult
Entrance
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Surya Namaskar
(Exercise paying salutation to the Sun-god)- 3 min.
Physical development Exercises - 10 min.
Sports - 20 min.
Humming and chanting of mantras - 5 min.
Mental development exercises- 10 min.
Arati - 5 min.
Shantipath (Recitation for peace) :
For 2-3 minutes humming of › is done. Thereafter peace-
mantra is recited.
=«f=* - z÷aì «a+«ì… =«f=* -… ¤«ì f«~««<ì… ¡
=«f=* -=*ì+¬ì: ·f=·:-f¤… =«f=* -ì «z=¤f*<¤ì* ¡¡
‘The Lord who listens to everything, who is supremely
glorious, may He grant us the supreme bliss. The one who is
the knower of the entire Vedas by the knowledge of which He
nourishes everyone, may He grant that supreme bliss to us
as well. One who is as fast as the horse and grants us joy,
one who is the Brahaspati i.e. the Lord of knowledge, who is
everyone’s protector, who Himself is adorned with supreme
joys, that is, He is an abode of bliss. May he provide us also
with bliss! (Yajurveda: 25.19)
¤ì… ~ìf÷*=÷*f=+ ` ~ìf÷*… ¤f¤«t ~ìf÷*=줅 ~ìf÷*=쫤¬… ~ìf÷*… ¡ «-=¤*¬…
~ìf÷*f«~« <«ì… ~ìf÷*«z ~ìf÷* =« ` ~ìf÷*… ~ìf÷*=« ~ìf÷*… =ì ¤ì ~ìf÷*=f¤ ¡¡
‘May all things that emit light, the sky between the two
worlds, earth, water, air, somlata (beverage of the Gods),
medicines, intellectuals, Lord who protects us from all evil,
Vedas and all other things be grantor of peace and bliss to
me and also to others.’ (Yajurveda: 36.17)
Prayer
“O Lord! Give me the strength that I may be firmly
resolved to stick to the path of my duty;
That we may make our life fruitful by serving others
and in working for others’ good;
That we may serve and deliver the wretched and the
distressed, the weak and the disabled from misery;
That we may uplift the ones who are faltering or have
lost the way and also ourselves;
That we may always eschew deceit, egotism, malice,
hypocrisy, fraud, falsity and injustice;
That our life may be pure and simple, and that we may
always emit the sunshine of pure love.
That we may be alive to and take pride in our dignity
and self-respect;
That we may sacrifice our lives for the purpose of our motherland.”
Exercises for physical and mental development:
(A) Racing: This exercise increases the physical and
mental strength and invigorates the lungs and thus is very
beneficial. Everyone knows that the animals like deer etc.,
which keep running are more healthy and energetic as
compared to others. Running of various types is practiced,
like: 1. Simple-race 2. Lame-race (on one leg) 3. Frog-race
4. Hanuman-race 5. Heel-race. (For detailed information see
other books of S.R.S.)
(B) Subtle Exercise: Jumping on toes with both hands
raised up; doing the action of running while standing at one
place and striking vigorously both legs against the buttocks
and jumping with the help of rope etc are subtle exercises for
lungs and joints. These exercises boost the life-force and
stabilize the blood-circulation in the body.
Various Other Exercises: Butterfly exercise, boating,
moving a mill-stone; complete moon-salutation, exercise of
hands and legs etc. are done according to availability of time.
(C) Surya Namaskar: This is a unique yogic technique
devised by our Rishis which consists of various important
yogasanas and exercises along with beautiful combination
of mantra-science, meditation on yogic centres and control
of breathing. It protects the body against diseases and gives
energy and makes each and every organ of the body powerful
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and active. The members of the ‘Sangh’ should be encouraged
to compulsorily practice Surya Namaskar daily. Not only does
Surya Namaskar strengthen the ligaments but also makes
heart, digestive system, lungs and liver strong and active. In
Surya Namaskar there are 13 mantras and 10 postures. One
has to be careful about the breathing and the centre to be
meditated upon as prescribed for each and every posture.
Mantras : › {_Ìm` Z_…, › ad`o Z_…, › gy `m© ` Z_…, › ^mZdo
Z_…, › IJm` Z_…, › ny îUo Z_…, › {haÊ`J^m© ` Z_…, › _arM`o
Z_…, › Am{XË`m` Z_…, › g{dÌo Z_…, › AH$m© ` Z_…, › ^mñH$am`
Z_…, › lrg{dV¥ gy `© Zmam`Um` Z_… &
(D) Asanas: Not only do the Asanas devised by our
ancient Rishis promote mental and intellectual development,
they also protect us against diseases thereby enhancing
longevity. Asanas are done only when the stomach is empty
and on a bad conductor of electricity like woollen cloth etc.
spread on earth. Siddhasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana,
Padpashchimottanasana, Shashankasana, Chakrasana etc.
are important Asanas to be practised daily.
(E) Mudra (Finger-positions): Jnana-mudra, shunya
mudra, pruthvi mudra, ling-mudra, surya-mudra etc. are
practiced daily.
(F) Sports: Sports play a significant role in bringing joy
and sweetness in one’s life. Sports not only provide
entertainment but also relieve us of mental fatigue and thus
contribute to our physical and mental development. Various
kinds of sports are played at the Astha Kendra like:
1. Sports involving running: Touch-and-run game,
running like a train on a circular track, running on one leg,
kabaddi etc.
2. Sport involving jumping: Jumping like a joker, going
round a staff or a stick, catch the thief, kho-kho, musical chair-
race, chakravyuh (getting out of a circular formation) etc.
3. Sitting sports: Antakshari (singing a bhajan beginning
with the consonant with which the bhajan sung by the previous
participant ended), names of great-men, tug-of-war. (For
detailed information on sports, refer our other books).
Assembly:
(1) Humming and chanting of mantras: Humming of
› in group and chanting any one of these mantras ‘› namo
bhagavate vasudevaya’, ‘Hari ›’, ‘› namah Sivaya’ in an
elongated way.
(2) Mental-development programme: Mental-development
programme is a key programme of Astha Kendra. It enhances
the clarity of thought and dispels deluding thoughts and beliefs
thereby developing the right-thinking mode. One is equipped
with common sense, which in turn enables him to deal with
any kind of situation that he comes across. The delusion
shrouding man’s intellect is destroyed and one becomes alive
to the greatness of his country, religion, culture and traditions;
one carries out one’s responsibilities towards them. Getting
the right direction of life, he scales new heights of human
excellence.
Devotional song: It awakens devotional feelings and
love for country. Its wording touches and moves the heart.
“The soil of this country is like sandal,
every village is a land of religious austerity.
Every girl is an idol of goddess, every boy is Ram.
Every body is pure like a temple,
and every human is beneficent.
Where the tigers became pets and
the cow is the beloved mother.
Where morning blows conch and the evening sings lullaby.
Where ones fate turns according to actions, and reverence
for hard-work brings about prosperity.
Where the poets sing the glory of sacrifice and penance.
The knowledge here is like the Ganga – pure and relentless.
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The soldiers here keep singing fearlessly on the battlefield.
Where sita plays under the plough,
where the ideal of one’s life is
the abode of the Supreme Being.
The soil of this country is like sandal…”
National song
«÷< ¤ì*=¤ ¡ «÷< ¤ì*=¤ ¡
=¬=ì =¤=ì ¤=¬¬ ~t*=ì¤ ¡ ~=¬ ~¬ì¤=ì ¤ì*=¤ ¡¡
«÷< ¤ì*=¤ ¡ «÷< ¤ì*=¤ ¡
~¤ ÷¬ì-=-ì ¤=f=* ¬ìf¤-t¤ ¡
¤== ==f¤* a¤<= ~ìf¤-t¤ ¡ =zìf=-ì =¤¤=¤ìf«=t¤ ¡
==<ì «=<ì ¤ì*=¤ ¡¡
«÷< ¤ì*=¤ ¡ «÷< ¤ì*=¤ ¡
Aphorisms: They are capable of saying more in few
words. Being condensed wisdom in short pithy phrases, they
are memorized easily. Aphorisms clarify and underline the
significance of the matter. They contain the extract of the
experiential wisdom of the Rishis and great-men and of the
divine ‘Vedas’ – which illuminates our way. History is a witness
to the fact that many great Men have become so due to some
of these sutras striking the right chord in their heart.
× == «¬… ·¤ì«¤t… ¡ - Don’t speak harsh words.
(Samveda: 353)
× ¤*ì - «·: *a¬… ¡ - Don’t listen to evil words (Samveda: 774)
× ==ì ¤*=¬ ¤¤ì… ¡ - The path to truth is easily attainable.
(Rigveda. 8.31.13)
× =f+ì·a* ¤ *=*ì ==쬅 ¡ - O friends! Gird up your loins, make
determined efforts, get across the ocean of samsara, and
overcome all sorrows. (Yajurveda.35.10)
× =f+ì·a* ¬ì=* ¤ì·¬ «=ìf÷-«ì¤* ¡ – Rise, get up (from sleep) and
go to the Men of Wisdom to attain Self-realization.
(Kathopnishad)
× ¬«ì - f«¤ì - *¤ì - <ì- ¬ì- - ~t= - ==ì - ¤¤… ¡
* ¤-¬=ì= ¤f« ¤ì=¤*ì ¤-·¬=¤= ¤=ì~¬=f÷* ¡¡
Those who are devoid of learning, of self-mortification,
of charity, of wisdom, of modesty, of virtues and religiousness;
they are a burden on this earth like animals roaming in the
form of humans. (Nitishatakam: 13)
Antyakshari: The other side telling another word or poem
starting with the same alphabet as the last one of the word or
poem told by the first side, is termed as antyakshari. Two
groups of the members of the Sangh are formed for this
competition.
The word antyakshari is played on cultural symbols, and
various cultural words like names of Rishis, gods, goddesses,
divine rivers etc. In the poem-antyakshari, devotional songs
of Meerabai, verses of Ramcharitmanas, patriotic songs,
sattvic poems etc. can be included. Film songs are completely
prohibited. One person is appointed as the judge for this game.
Bodh-Katha (Enlightening anecdotes): The stories,
episodes described in our scriptures, inspiring instances in
the life of Great-Men, and present day incidents that enlighten
us in respect of our conduct, behaviour and thought in our
personal and public life are termed as ‘Bodh-Katha’. These
enlightening anecdotes are a storehouse of virtue and
inspiration; not only are they entertaining, they easily inculcate
lofty ideals in our life. By reading, listening to and telling stories
connected with the lives of the brave and the revolutionaries,
and that of devotees, one gets imbued with virtues like bravery,
devotion etc.
Arati: › Jai Jagdish Hare…
› ¬¬ ¬=<t~ z=. ¤¤ : ¬¬ ¬=<t~ z= ¡
¤Š*¬-ì = ==: += ¤ <= == ¡¡ ¤¤· ¡¡
Hail to the Lord of the world. Who removes the
misfortunes of his devotees’ life in an instant. Hail to…
¬ì ¯¬ì« ¤= ¤ì«. <= f«-= ¤- =ì ¡
===~¤f+ì ¤= ·ì«. =·: f¤: *- =ì ¡¡ ¤¤· ¡¡
Whoever meditates on Him, the sorrows of his mind are
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eliminated. Peace and prosperity dawn in his life and he gets
rid of bodily pain. Hail to…
¤ì*f¤*ì *¤ ¤=. ~== =z` f===t ¡
*¤ f«- ·ì= - <¬ì. ·ì= ==` f¬==t ¡¡ ¤¤· ¡¡
You are my mother and father, who else should I seek
refuge in. Except you, there is nobody whom I desire for. Hail
to…
*¤ ¤=- ¤=¤ì-¤ì. *¤ ·*¬ì¤t ¡
¤ì=«z ¤=¤~«=. *¤ =«= =«ì¤t ¡¡ ¤¤· ¡¡
You are the Perfected Supreme Being. You are the
Indweller Lord. You are the ultimate Brahma Supreme Soul,
Everyone’s Lord. Hail to…
*¤ ===ì = =ì==. *¤ ¤ì=-=*ì ¡
¤´ =«= *¤ =«ì¤t. =¤ì ==ì ¤*ì ¡¡ ¤¤· ¡¡
You are an ocean of mercy and our benefactor. I am your
servant, you my master, have mercy on me my protector. Hail
to…
*¤ zì v= ·=ì¬=. =«= ¤ì=¤f* ¡
f== f«f¤ f¤=` <¬ì¤¬ : ¤´ *¤=ì =¤f* ¡¡ ¤¤· ¡¡
You are the invisible One – the master of everyone’s heart.
How should I meet you O merciful – I such a wretched being.
Hail to…
<t-«¤ <=z*ì *¤ aì== ¤= ¡
·¤- zì¤ =aì·ì aì= ¤‹sì *= ¡¡ ¤¤· ¡¡
O friend of the poor, eliminator of sorrows, you are my
Lord. Raise up your hands, I am at your door. Hail to…
f««¬f«=ì= f¤:ì·ì. ¤ì¤ z=ì <«ì ¡
+aì¤fŠ* «‹8ì·ì. =*- =t =«ì ¡¡ ¤¤· ¡¡
Rid me of my attraction for sensual pleasures and
eliminate my sins. Enhance my faith-devotion and my
inclination to serve the saints. Hail to…
After Arati :
=¤==ì= ===ì«*ì= ==ì==ì= ¤¬=÷azì=¤ ¡
=<ì «=÷* z<¬ì=f«÷< ¤« ¤«ì-t=fz* -¤ìf¤ ¡¡
¤== ¤=«ì- f«·=… ¤== ==s¯«¬… ¡
¤== ¤=s=t=ì+… =« ¤==ì¬ *-ì zf=… ¡¡
=« ¤«÷* =f=-… =« =÷* f-=ì¤¬ì… ¡
=« ¤aìf= ¤~¬÷* ¤ì =f~¬< <…=¤ì=¤«* ¡¡
Meaning: May all be happy; may all be free from
diseases; may all good come to all; and may none come to
grief of any kind. Prasad-distribution is done after Arati.
(2) Vidyarthi Utkarsha Kendra :
Every Sunday, at a fixed time, ‘Vidyarthi Utkarsha Kendra’
is conducted by a teacher appointed by the ‘S.R.S.’. Students
are trained in the following areas.
1. Increasing memory-power (15 minutes): Students are
taught how to improve their memory-power by humming of
Vedic mantra ‘ ›’ , practicing techniques that enhance
intellectual and judgmental power, bhramari pranayam, japa
of Saraswatya Mantra, and how can one increase his memory
power by life-style changes.
2. Teaching new subjects (45 minutes): The following new
subjects are taught by skilled teachers as per syllabi
mentioned against each subject. One or two subjects are taken
up every week.
(A) Study of the Vedas and the Vedic Science
Vedic Science
The marvels described in the four Vedas, their sub-Vedas
and 6 branches of Vedas are taught, which are becoming a
matter of surprise even for the present day scientists.
Syllabus
Section (A) Chapter 1
Marvels of nature denied by the science; the mysterious
world lying hidden in the womb of the manifest, sounds
echoing inside the unknown, who caused the rain of nectar,
man should learn technical know-how from nature, things
which suddenly disappear, why do the people living on earth
become extinct, stones fall there in serene nights, retaliation
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of injustice, gold rains from the mountains and devil rises from
the gold.
Chapter 2
Are we alone in the universe? Scientific beliefs or just a
blind shot, developed cultures present in the universe, contact
of residents of other worlds with earth, mutual exchange
between one world and another, amazing towers, mystical
tunnels, people come from other worlds too, unknown guests
coming from celestial space, story of mutual exchanges
between gods and humans.
Chapter 3
The science of astrology and Vedic classes, science of
astrology is not to be made light of, proper knowledge of
astrology should be made available to all, how to save oneself
from evil planetary influences. How we are all bound by the
mathematically accurate laws of planetary movements, the
enti re uni verse i s a consci ous body, Astrol ogy i s
supplementary to medical science, Astrology should be given
a new modern outlook.
Chapter 4
The truth will have to be accepted, science and spirituality
should become mutually supplementary, sci enti fi c
experiments in the sphere of faith, philosophy and science
are mutually supplementary and inseparable, there is no
conflict between science and spirituality, science will have to
get together with spirituality, religion and science are twin
brothers, Vedas are the foundation of the discoveries of
modern science.
Section B
Ashram system, cl othi ng, j ewel l ery, ornaments,
amusement, fun, sleeping postures, utensils, means of
transport, farming, medicine, vegetation, rearing animals,
various kinds of skills/arts, business, industry, economy and
currency. Education and education-system, subjects of
education, sociology, economics and education-science in
Vedas.
Vedic philosophy
Syllabus
Meaning of philosophy, significance, usefulness, the
Supreme Being, the nature of the Supreme Being, the nature
of God and of the individual being, Nature of psychology,
spiritual knowledge, breathing and pranayam (breath-
controlling yogic process). Self-knowledge, Knowledge of
God, practice of yoga, singing the praises of, praying to and
worshipping God.
Significance of Vedas; nature of science in the Vedas;
knowledge of Vedas, Religious-practices in the Rigveda,
Yajurveda, Samveda, and Atharvaveda; inculcation of altruistic
attitude; importance of virtuous traits, study of the importance
of a disciplined life.
Vedic Mathematics
In this are taught tips to get the solution to the most difficult
mathematical sums in the least possible time with the help of
16 rules given in Atharvaveda.
Syllabus
Vedic numbers, Vedic mathematical formulae, Vedic
addition-subtraction, Vedic-multiplication and division, finding
the square and cube of a number by the Vedic-mode, finding
out fractions and recurring decimals etc., usefulness of Vedic
formulae in the fields of science, geography, geometry etc.
(B) True History
Presently, the students and the society are deprived of
the knowledge of true history and false and fabricated stories
are being propagated. The ‘S.R.S.’ publicizes the true history
of India and thus apprises the society of the facts.
Syllabus (Chapter 1)
Start of history, Vedas, the truth of the basic streams of
Vedic system, preciousness of Vedic culture to the world, the
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evidence of the Vedic origin of various sects in the world,
Sanskrit is the mother of the nobility of conduct and thought
of all human beings; books on Vedic science and Vedic
technology., the origin of Vedic culture, the fame of India in
the Vedic world, formation of Vedic army, ancient awakening
custom of yajnas (sacrificial offering), the ancient system of
awakening; oath taking with fire as a witness.
Chapter 2
Vedic civilisation- the basic guide to human behaviour;
archaeological evidences of Vedic world; the Vedic time-
calculation of the whole world; the ancient marriage system
given by the Vedas; the Vedic system of music; the ancient
Sanskrit names of weights and measurements; the world
famous Vedic education system; Vedic past of West Asia,
Vedic-past of Arab states; Vedic origin of Islam.
Chapter 3
Significance of History; system of study of History; system
of revision of History; unpardonable lapses of the Indian
Historians; conspiracy of English and Islamic archaeologists;
lesson to be learnt from History; non-availability of Hindu
documents; baseless imaginations; use of History in day-to-
day life; interference of outsiders in History; anti-Hinduism
conspiracy, untold misery because of ignorance of History.
(C) Moral Education & Cultural Awakening
Enlightening advice is given by erudite speakers on latest
developments in cultural, political and social arenas.
Syllabus
We are Aryans; Vedas are the basic and most ancient
scriptures of all religions; yama (self-restraint, the five Don’ts
of Yoga) and niyama (Observance; the five Do’s of Yoga);
meaning and purport of ‘›’; sandhya (morning, noon and
evening worship); sacrificial offering; sixteen samskars
(sacraments); shatsampatti (six virtues); communication in
the mother tongue; giving preference to our own costumes
and eating customs, to save oneself and others from the
violent blows to our culture and also to caution people against
the dangers.
3. Child-development programme (15 minutes):
(1) For Success in Exams: Students are taught various
things useful in studies, like the way one should study school
curricula subjects – mathematics, science, history etc. – so
as to obtain maximum marks in each subject and the kind of
answers that are expected from students in the board exams.
(2) Group discussions and question-answer sessions are
conducted amongst children on topics like culture, faith, belief,
self-confidence, morality, instances from the life of Great Men,
reverence and service to the parents and the Guru, scientific
discoveries made by ancient sages, our true history, scientific
beliefs of the Sanatan Dharma, festivals, school education,
ideal daily routine etc. In some sessions, instead of
discussions, children deliver speech in front of their group,
which develops their oratorical skills.
(3) Discussion on scriptures, question-answer
session and sports: Sometimes discussions and question-
answer sessions are conducted on the scriptures of Vedic
culture like Gita, Bhagvata, Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. and
at other times children are made to play games which enhance
their intellectual power.
For example:
Question: What i s the number of Samskars
(sacraments)?
Answer: Sixteen Samskars.
Question: What is the date of Shivratri (according to lunar
month).
Answer: Thirteenth day of the dark fortnight of the
‘Phalgun’ month.
Question: At which place was the battle of Mahabharata
fought?
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Answer: Kurukshetra.
At last, with the following prayer, the ‘Vidyarthi Utkarsha
Kendra’ comes to an end:
=« ¤«÷* =f=-… =« =÷* f-=ì¤¬ì… ¡
=« ¤aìf= ¤~¬÷* ¤ì =f~¬< <…=¤ì=¤«* ¡¡
Meaning: May all be happy; may all be free from
diseases; may all good come to all; and may none come to
grief of any kind.
Festivals and ceremonies
The festivals of Indian culture are celebrated with all
gaiety and joy in the Vidyarthi Utkarsha Kendras, Astha
Kendras and at other places.
On the day of the festival, people are told about the
significance of that festival. People are told why and how the
festival should be celebrated, what is the scientific logic behind
its celebration and what all are the benefits of its celebration.
Information is given also on things like why Indian people
worship trees like Tulsi and Pipal, the Ganges, the Gita, the
parents, the manes etc. and what is the benefit of doing this.
Cultural programme of dance and singing is also organized
on such days. People are made aware of the glory of Indian
culture through the medium of spiritual books, posters, C.D.s
of the satsang-preachings of the Great Men, exhibitions etc.
(3) Arogya Shivir (Medical camps) :
It has been said – “A healthy mind resides only in a healthy
body.”
‘Arogya Shivirs’ (medical camps) are organized by the
Astha Kendras from time to time. In these Shivirs, people are
made aware of various home remedies, mantra-therapy,
Ayurvedic treatments etc., so that they may remain healthy.
Special attention is given also to the propagation of Ayurveda.
Treatment is also done by the trained doctors and
‘vaidyas’. De-addiction Programmes are also organized in
the ‘Arogya Shivirs’.
De-addiction Programmes: Addiction free life is a happy
life.
Under this campaign, people are told about the harm
caused by intoxicants and the ways to save oneself from them.
Through an attractive exhibition the diseases caused by the
intoxicants like alcohol, bidis, cigarettes, tobacco etc. are
displayed and treatment of those diseases is given.
Books, C.Ds, pamphlets, posters, calendars etc. depicting
the harmful effects of substance abuse are also given, so
that one may save oneself and others from such abuse.
Ayurvedic bidis and mouth-fresheners are made available
and the process of making them is also informed. By using
these, it becomes very easy for anyone to get rid of addiction
and he can save himself therefrom in future. People are
enlightened as to the use of gaumutra (cow’s urine), aniseed-
sugar candy, harad (myrobalan), Amla, Tulsi etc. for treatment
of even incurable diseases.
In the end, a resolution-meeting is organized, in which
everyone is made to resolve. ‘We hereby resolve today in the
presence of our Tutelary Deity, Lord Surya and Mother Earth
as witnesses, that from today onwards, we will not take any
intoxicating drugs and will also warn others of their ill-effects.’
This resolution is repeated thrice and everyone is made
to promise to repeat this resolution daily in the morning and
in the evening.
(4) Save the Culture Campaign : (4) Save the Culture Campaign : (4) Save the Culture Campaign : (4) Save the Culture Campaign : (4) Save the Culture Campaign :
In this campaign people are informed and enlightened about
the glory of the eternal Indian culture. They are also informed
about the atrocities on the Indian culture and the means to
stop them. Under this campaign, the following programmes
are organized.
(A) Exhibitions: Grand exhibitions providing a pictorial
view of the divine glory of the eternal Indian culture are
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organised at the satsang programs of saints and also at the
sites of religious congregations like fair, festivals etc. This
inculcates spiritual attitude in the people.
(B) Satsang programmes and national awakening:
The divinity of the Indian culture is brought home to the people
by organizing satsang programmes of saints and patriotic
citizens and thereby imbuing the society with religious, social
and moral values.
(C) Cow-seva and cow-promotion: Why has cow been
revered as mother, strategies for its protection and promotion,
benefits from the cow, usefulness and significance of cow in
farming and in human life – people are enlightened about
these aspects. Training is provided on how to prepare cow-
products like – go-ark (cow’s urine), phenyl, insecticides, and
manures of earth-worm etc.
(D) Tree-plantation/Environment-protection
campaign: Plants like Tulsi, Amla, Pipal, Neem, Banyan tree,
Mango etc. are planted in the rainy season, at the religious
and public open places around the whole village/city and
special attention is given to their protection and care.
People of other villages/cities are also encouraged for
tree-plantation and their help is taken for this purpose. At the
‘Astha Kendra’ sufficient quantity of cuttings or plants of Tulsi,
Amla, Pipal, Banyan tree etc. are prepared in advance.
(5) Sahayata-seva Kendra (Help
centres) :
The ‘Sahayata-seva Kendra’ tries its level best to resolve
all kinds of physical, mental, financial, social and religious
problems of the needy people. Those wanting to benefit from
this Kendra appointed by the ‘S.R.S.’ should place their
problems openly before its members. Apart from this,
‘Sahayata-seva Kendra’ also runs group-services, a few of
which are the following:
(A) Group-service scheme: Under this scheme,
members gather at one place and carry out any project of
general welfare e.g. providing services at fairs, festivals,
satsang-programmes etc. helping the needy, serving in the
hospitals, flood-relief-works, providing help to affected people
at the time of natural calamities like earthquake etc.
(B) Group marriage-plan: Group marriage is organised
from time to time according to Vedic rituals so as to promote
and propagate the institution of marriage according to pure
Vedic tradition and to thereby preserve the Vedic traditions
that are fading away.
(C) To provide benefit of Government-plans: The S.R.S
in the capacity of an N.G.O. acts as a medium in providing to
the society the benefit of the public utility plans being run by
the government.
(D) Offering service and help to the poor: On special
occasions bhandaras are organized amongst the tribals and
poor people in which along with meals, necessities such as
food-grains, utensils, clothes etc. are distributed. Moreover
efforts are made to remove poverty by providing financial
assistance and people are provided guidance on how to help
themselves in removing poverty.
The organizational structure of the
Sangh and its mode of work
The head-office of the Sangh is situated at Delhi from
where directions and guidelines are given to the branches of
the organization around the country and the world. The
organisational structure of the Sangh is as follows:
Along with the President, Vice-president, treasurer,
secretary, media-coordinator, there are 4 to 10 patrons and
advisers. Amongst the advisors there is at least one advocate.
The organizational structure at each state, district and
tehsil (sub-division) is on the lines of the one at the apex level
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described above.
The management of all the Astha-kendras falling under
a tehsil, is done by the Tehsil-level organization.
All the services being offered by ‘S.R.S.’ through Astha
Kendra, like Yoga Prashikshan Sanskar Shivir (Yoga-training
camps), Vidyarthi Utkarsha Kendra, Arogya Shivir, Bal Vikas
programme, bhajan-kirtan, group marriage plan, satsang
programme, group seva etc. are being concluded in their
respective areas.
The trainers of the Astha Kendra and teachers of Vidyarthi
Utkarsha Kendra etc. receive training form the Delhi head-
office every month through the 3-day camp called ‘Yoga
Prashikshan Samskar Camp’, which is being organized every
month in different states. Through these camps the training
is provided for management of Arogya Shivirs, Sahayata seva
Kendra, Yoga Prashikshan Samskar Shivir, Group Seva etc.
The Tehsil-level organization provides solution to the
problems of the Astha Kendras in the tehsil and is a source of
inspiration and encouragement to them. The District-level
organizations give directions to and resolve the problems
faced by the Tehsil-level organizations falling under their
respective jurisdictions. The district-level organization receives
directions from state-level organization, which in turn receives
directions and advice from the Central organization and Head-
office. Any branch or organization of any level can get direction
and guidance from the Head-office.
All these branches and organizations give reports on their
individual service activities to the Delhi Head-office.
Do You Know ?
What are you going to offer to your future generation?
* Around 200 years ago, the people of Kandhar (Afghanistan)
used to worship and sing bhajans/ chant Lord’s name etc.
according to the Vedic culture but today such things are
nowhere to be seen. Now Al-Kaida and Talibans hold sway
in Afghanistan.
* Around 100 years ago, Hindus used to worship and sing
bhajans/ chant Lord’s name etc. at Karachi and Lahore but
nothing of the sort happens there now. Our culture has
become extinct there.
* Just 50 years ago, Hindus used to worship and sing bhajans/
chant Lord’s name etc. at Shrinagar but there is now left no
Hindu, who would do all this. All of them have been driven
out from there.
In view of the persistently increasing incidences of such
kind, you should ask yourself whether after 50 yrs, our
future generation :
* Will be left in a position to sing bhajan and perform Arati,
worship and devotion to God?
* Will be able to preserve the values of Indian culture and the
divine knowledge of the Rishis and to protect the country?
The logical answer to these questions is a resounding ‘No’!!
* So are we going to leave the degrading and shameless
western culture as a legacy for our future generation?
* If no, then get up from your deep sleep and get ready to
face this challenge. Our Indian culture exhorts us to shun
cowardice and be brave. ‘S.R.S.’ has come to awaken you
from your slumber; you will have to wake up for the sake of
protecting your sanatan (eternal) culture!
* Don’t you know that the roots of the Indian culture are being
cut? Recognize the conspirators and the enemies of the
cul ture and reach your goal through the fi ve-poi nt
programme of ‘S.R.S.’
Vande Mataram !
Jay Bharat !!

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