Our Rich History
Sri Guruji consistently held the view that a proper history of India had not yet been written. In this context he stated: “It is ridiculous to divide our national history into Hindu period, Muslim period and British Period. History can’t be named after rulers; a proper history has to be a history of the people. And so, our entire history is Hindu history”. This is the quintessence of Hindutva. Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Aurobindo Ghosh, Vir Savarkar, Dr. Hedgewar and Sri Guruji have all built up this great edifice of Hindutva. ‘Hindutva’ is not just a word. It is the history of a great culture and civilization called 'Sanatana Dharma'. Hinduism is only a derivative, a fraction or a part of Hindutva or Hindu ness.
Often Sri Guruji would also add: “Our history books tend to revolve around Delhi. But Delhi is not India. And in many periods of Indian history, other kingdoms have been bigger than the kingdom of Delhi. Because of these lopsided history books, our people know little about the Cholas, the Cheras, the Pandyas, the Hoysalas, and the Pulakeshins. How many people have even heard of Kharvel of Utkal, one of the greatest kings of Bharatvarsha, who controlled much of South East Asia? Or of Lachit Barphukan, hero of the successful Assamese resistance of Mughal attacks?”