“Sangh parivar” in the ordinary political jargon, found in the media and heard on the political platform, means a conglomeration of RSS , VHP, BJP, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, Swadeshi Jagaran Munch, Bajrang Dal and other such organizations which the so called “secularists” consider to “communal”. The unscrupulous politicians and senseless media who always condemn the RSS and all the above mentioned organizations which are the offshoots of the former can never understand ..
The first meeting with the great colossus occurred in the life of this writer when he was just a Shishu (child) Swayamsevak at Ernakulam, sometime after the first ban on RSS was lifted in 1949. Sri Guruji was on a whirlwind tour of the country and he came to Cochin State, now part of Kerala. There was big gathering to see this great man. This little Swayamsevak who was also sitting in a row at the Sanghasthan wanted to have a closer glimpse of the saintly personality. He stealthily jumped to the front ..
In 1964, when the vishwa Hindu Parishad came into existence because of the deep foresight of Sri Guruji and the inspiration and support received form Swami Chinmayananda who happened to be another mentor of this writer from his young days, he dedicated himself heart and soul to the mission and became a fulltime worker of the cause. However, he was involved in the activities of the Central Chinmaya Mission Trust also as a member of the Advisory Board. He attended one of the meetings of the board held ..
This writer was in charge of the Nagpur Bureau of Hindustan Samachar, a news agency started by members of the Parivar, and in those days, he used to stay in Dr. Hedgewar Bhavan, the Headquarters of RSS at Nagpur. He had the opportunity to come in close proximity of Sri Guruji, and other stalwarts of the Sangh Parivar, like Balasaheb Deoras, Sri Baba Apte, Sri Deendayal Upadhyaya and Sri Eaknathji Ranade. There were no restrictions at all to meet any of them at any time and we would walk into their ..
Sri Guruji always had intimate personal correspondence with Swayamsevaks from all over the country. And to every letter that he received, he used to reply directly in his own handwriting. Those were the days when computers and cell phones had not invaded the Karyalayas. Even the mechanical typewriters were not much in use. Right form the ordinary Sangh Kayrakartas to the Sarsangchalak, all those engaged in building up the Sangh work used to maintain an intimate personal relationship with each and ..
- Sadhu Prof. V. Rangarajan Author is Founder Trustee of Sister Nivedita Academy, Bharatmata Gurukula Ashram and Yogi Ramsuratkumar Indological Research centre and Sri Bharatmata Mandir, Bangalore. February 24, 2006 is the beginning of the Centenary Year of Paramapoojaneeya Sri Madhavarao Sadashivarao Golwalkar, the Second Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh...
The fulsome homage paid to Shri Guruji on his demise by eminent personalities in every walk of national life made it clear that the controversies about him were reduced to ashes along with his mortal frame and his unique contribution to the nation’s life shown in all splendour. Making a significant departure from parliamentary practice both Houses of Parliament paid tributes to this great man, who was a member of neither house. The following selected tributes highlight the greatness of this classic ..
Acharya Vinoba Bhave described him as a “leader with broad national outlook, who always thought on an all-India level. Shri Golwalkar had faith in spiritualism and had great regard for all religious faiths. He did not have a narrow view of any religion. In fact he had respect for Islam and only expected the Muslims to join the national mainstream” Puri Shankaracharya Shri Niranjandas Tirtha praised his work of organizing the Hindu Society and his efforts to remove the blemish of cow-slaughter ..
President V.V. Giri: “A deeply religious man with great organizing ability” Vice-President G.S. Pathak: Shri Guruji had completely dedicated his life at the altar of the nation. He did great work for reforming Hindu Culture. Loksabha Speaker Shri. G.S. Dhillon: Due to his towering personality and his great erudition Shri Guruji occupied the pride of place among the nation’s thinkers. Prime minister Smt. Indira Gandhi: “Shri Golwalkar, an eminent personality who was not a member of the House, is ..
The Times of India, Mumbai: For lakhs of his followers Shri Guruji was another Swami Vivekananda and a venerated protector of Hindutva, while his innumerable critics look upon him as the dictator of Hindutva. Still it can not be denied that he was an advocate of strength who wanted a strong and united India that would forge ahead without giving up its glorious historic identity...