Navratri, one of the most sacred festivals has arrived bringing with it different festivals in the month of November. Celebration of various festivals with great zeal and aplomb will be seen during the first week of November.
Navaratri is celebrated because of the incarnation of Goddess Parvati on the day of Mahalaya into ‘Durga’.
But how can be a festival of Hindus celebrated without a necessary controversy created by the left-liberals of our country?
With the start of Navratri, the brigade has started the drama of celebrating “Mahishasur” as some revered figure who was killed by Durga through deception.
This is a pure gold standard propaganda created by left historians and the cartel dependent on them. Due to the lack of proper knowledge, people with half understanding are following what was created by the Britishers and their historians.
Firstly, this brigade declares Mahishasur as a tribal which is completely incorrect as the scriptures present vast information on the origin of Asur.
Mahishasur was an Asur and the point to be noted here is that the origin of “Dev” and “Asur” is from the same Kashyap Rishi, considering that, how Mahishashur (mahish + asur) can be different and a tribal?
“Asuras” and “Devas” both trace their lineage back to Rishi Kashyap; Asuras being the sons of Kashyap and Diti while Devas being the sons of Kashyap and Aditi. So how come the Asuras become tribal?
The word ‘Asura’ is more etymological and symbolical than historical, racial or social. It is derived from the root word ‘sur’ in which prefix ‘A’ is used. After adding prefix its meaning changes and it becomes antonym of ‘sur’. Sur means dev or one with devatwa and ‘Asur’ means ‘malevolent spirit’ or one without devatwa.
The Nirukta, the standard dictionary of Vedic terms, defines the ‘asuras’ as those ‘who are not satisfied in their positions,’ ‘the ever-fickle’. In later works of literature, mostly the Epics and the Purāṇas, they are posited as ‘a-suras’ or ‘anti-gods,’ malevolent beings, ever opposed to the ‘suras’ or ‘devas,’ the ‘beings of goodness and light’.
All the Asuras, Daityas, Danavas and Raksasa were connected with Brahma and Maharishi Kashyap. But the foreigners deliberately described them as Dravidians and aborigines. Those who study the Puranas, Epics and earlier Brahmanas like Satapata Brahmana or Taitriya Aranyaka will understand what these terms mean.
Coming back to the story of Mahishasur, the demon was born as a union of Rambha and a ‘she buffalo’ (Mahishi) and consequently was a half man and half buffalo.
The mighty demon became more powerful as a result of a blessing from Brahma granting that he could be killed by a woman only.
He managed to wreak havoc in heaven by ousting all Gods from there. All the Gods then approached Bhagwan Vishnu and Bhagwan Shiva who were aware that only a woman could kill Mahishasur.
They decided to create a Goddess out of the collective powers or ‘Tejas’ of all the Devtas which resulted in the birth of a Goddess who combined in herself all the power of each God.
She was armed by a Trident from Shiva, Chakra from Vishnu, a Lion from Himalayas and bows and arrows from Vayu. The Goddess filled with combined power and anger of all the Gods was fierce to behold and her very sight scared the demons.
Mahishasur, on the other hand, waged a valiant fight against her and assumed the form of a buffalo, a lion, a man carrying a sword, an elephant and lastly again as a buffalo.
The battle raged and finally, the Goddess was able to pin down Mahishasur and chop off his head. The Gods got rid of the demon and showered the Goddess with innumerable praises and with reverence prayed her to appear every time they required her. Granting the same to the Gods, she disappeared to appear again when called with devotion.
According to the legend in the Puranas, the war of Goddess and Mahishasur lasted for nine days and on the Dashami date of the month of Ashwin, the Goddess killed Mahishasura which marks the celebration of Vijayadashami on the tenth day. This is clearly mentioned in the Devi Mahatmya, a sub-section of the Markandeya Purana, one of the 18 primary Purans.
A new history has now been created by Lal Salam brigade, that Mahishasur was a Dalit, judicious and popular king, who was killed by a woman Durga treacherously.
Mahishasur is worshipped by a few communities and they follow the Santhal and Asur rituals. They believe they are descendants of Mahishasur and belong to the Asura community. They even use ‘Asura’ as their surname. These communities believe that Mahishasur was outnumbered in the fight with Goddess Durga and hence consider it an unfair fight. Those who mourn Mahishasur’s death believe he was portrayed as a ‘demon king’ by the Brahmins.
This is a total hoax as Mahishasur was from the same clan as Devtas are having Rishi Kashyap as his grandfather. Also, according to True Indology, substantial research has been carried out on these tribes but none of the research has mention of Mahishasur.
True Indology gives a reference of John-Baptist Hoffman’s monumental work of 15 volumes,’Encyclopedia Mundarica'(1928) which dealt with Asur and other neighbouring Munda tribes. Along with this, he refers to Anthropologist and Historian K.K Leuva who was stationed at Ranchi as Assistant Commissioner of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
His field and library work of more than a decade on Asur tribe is meticulously presented in his book ‘The Asur’(1963). True Indology in their article give references of books like ‘Land and People of Tribal Bihar’ (Narmadeshwar Prasad 1961), ‘Tribes of India'(KS Singh 1994) and ‘Asurs and Their Dancers'(Joseph Marianus Kujur 1996).
Recently, linguist GDS Anderson carried out his pioneering work on Munda languages. ‘Asur’ is classified as a North Munda language very close to its cousin the Mundari (Munda).
Strikingly, not one of these works mentions any of the above claims. There is no scholarly mention at all of any of these claims in any scholarly work published until now. None of these works even mention ‘Mahishasur’ with the ‘Asur’. Good enough to throw JNU claims into the dustbin. The left brigade labels Gods as mythological characters but when it comes to creating propaganda they use Devi Durga and Mahishasur conveniently.
The truth is that irrespective of the caste of the Dalits and Savarnas of this country, Devi Durga is worshipped in different forms, and not Mahishasur!
This thing cannot be understood by sitting in Delhi by these left-liberals. The scope of their understanding starts with the sound of Lal Salam and ends with Mahishasur as their ‘ideological father’ and sometimes cheering for traitorous like Afzal Guru.