At last ! Good sense has dawned upon the UPA government and they have, like they do every time, bent themselves to what Lalloo calls the “weel of the peepul” by expunging the blasphemous assertion, made by those vapid Godless “reverse grave-diggers” (or as they fancifully call themselves archaeologists), at the Archaeological Survey of India that Lord Rama is not a historical character simply because they didn’t find a fossil of a monkey tail or the remnants of Ravana’s flying chariot buried 50 feet in the earth.
When I heard the news of the ASI’s submission to the court I was like “Dude…what are those people trying to say ! By stating that “no historically valid proof of Rama’s existence exists” they surely are not implying that the entire Ramayana is a figment of our collective imagination and that Rama is simply a mythical icon that represents the best of humanity—are they?” What next? Are they going to tell us that monkeys who wore clothes and fought with weapons and constructed bridges across seas never existed?Or that Ravana really didn’t have ten heads? Or that Sita was not really swallowed up by the earth? And most importantly there never was a talking bear named Jambavana?
Are these ASI people even suggesting that my grandma lied cause I recall her telling me that “Once upon a time in Ayodhya there was a..” and not “People imagined that once upon a time in Ayodhya there was…”
No matter how disgusted I am at the ASI, I am however mightily pleased at how our national parties, more specifically the BJP and the other saffronites, have once again shown us that on the issues that really matter to the country [namely whether certain formations of rock on the sea floor were made by an army of dhoti-clad monkeys or not] they are right on the money and keeping an eye out for us. They may not care for our energy security or for our strategic foreign alliances but they sure are prompt in protecting “shovel nails” Surpanakha‘s place in history.
No one however has expressed the opposition to the ASI’s perverted view of truth (“no historical proof” implies “does not exist”) as eloquently and logically as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday criticised the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for its judicial affidavit that said there was no historical evidence to prove the existence of Lord Ram.
In a statement issued from Germany, Sri Sri said: “Ramayana and Mahabharata are called “Itihasas” (histories). Itihas means it happened. That Sri Ram did exist is recorded in the epic Ramayana.
Brilliant ! Since they are called “itihas” they must be historical. Like that movie “Itihas” starring Ajay Devgun, Twinkle Khanna and Raj Babbar.
Well all is well that ends well and with Sonia mam rapping the knuckles of the Rama-doubters, the word “mythology” has once again become synonymous with “history” and an awe-inspiring monument may have been saved, albeit as some people would say, for the wrong reason.
Which isn’t, in the final analysis, a bad thing at all.