On D-Day, Yeddyurappa and Hegde slug it out
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Many gods such as Indra and Agni are described as having special preferences for different types of flesh - Indra had weakness for bull's meat and Agni for bull's and cow's. It is recorded that the Maruts and the Asvins were also offered cows. In the Vedas there is a mention of around animals out of which at least 50 were supposed to be fit for sacrifice and consumption.
In the Mahabharata there is a mention of a king named Rantideva who achieved great fame by distributing foodgrains and beef to Brahmins. Taittiriya Brahman categorically tells us: Even later Brahminical texts provide the evidence for eating beef.
Even Manusmriti did not prohibit the consumption of beef. In therapeutic section of Charak Samhita pages the flesh of cow is prescribed as a medicine for various diseases. It is also prescribed for making soup. It is emphatically advised as a cure for irregular fever, consumption, and emaciation.
The fat of the cow is recommended for debility and rheumatism. With the rise of agricultural economy and the massive transformation occurring in society, changes were to be brought in in the practice of animal sacrifice also.
At that time there were ritualistic practices like animal sacrifices, with which Brahmins were identified. Buddha attacked these practices. There were sacrifices, which involved oxen, male calves, female calves and sheep to be tied to the sacrificial pole for slaughter. Buddha pointed out that aswamedha, purusmedha, vajapeya sacrifices did not produce good results.
According to a story in Digha Nikaya, when Buddha was touring Magadha, a Brahmin called Kutadanta was preparing for a sacrifice with bulls, goats and rams. Buddha intervened and stopped him. His rejection of animal sacrifice and emphasis on non-injury to animals assumed a new significance in the context of new agriculture.
The threat from Buddhism The emphasis on non-violence by Buddha was not blind or rigid. He did taste beef and it is well known that he died due to eating pork. Emperor Ashok after converting to Buddhism did not turn to vegetarianism. He only restricted the number of animals to be killed for the royal kitchen. Over a period of time mainly after the emergence of Buddhism or rather as an accompaniment of the Brahminical attack on Buddhism, the practices started being looked on with different emphasis.
The threat posed by Buddhism to the Brahminical value system was too severe. In response to low castes slipping away from the grip of Brahminism, the battle was taken up at all the levels. At philosophical level Sankara reasserted the supremacy of Brahminical values, at political level King Pushyamitra Shung ensured the physical attack on Buddhist monks, at the level of symbols King Shashank got the Bodhi tree where Gautama the Buddha got Enlightenment destroyed.
One of the appeals to the spread of Buddhism was the protection of cattle wealth, which was needed for the agricultural economy. It is here that this ideology took up the cow as a symbol of their ideological march.
But unlike Buddha whose pronouncements were based on reason, the counteraction of Brahminical ideology took the form of a blind faith based on assertion. So while Buddha's non-violence was for the preservation of animal wealth for the social and compassionate reasons the counter was based purely on symbolism.
The followers of Buddhism continued to eat flesh including beef. Since Brahminism is the dominant religious tradition, Babur, the first Mughal emperor, in his will to his son Humayun, in deference to these notions, advised him to respect the cow and avoid cow slaughter.
With the construction of Hindutva ideology and politics, in response to the rising Indian national movement, the demand for ban on cow slaughter also came up.
HINDUTV - THE GREAT NATIONALIST IDEOLOGY
In post-Independence India RSS repeatedly raised this issue to build up a mass campaign but without any response to its call till the s. We have seen enough such threats and offences in recent past - be it the opposition to films or the destruction of paintings, or the dictates of the communalists to the young not to celebrate Valentine's Day, etc.
Reports from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. About 10 lakh devotees are estimated to have taken a dip in the tank of the Kumbeshwara temple, along with "priests carrying trishuls". The Sankaracharya of the Kanchi mutt, Jayendra Saraswati, inaugurated the festival, which is described as the "Kumbh Mela of the South" and is held once in 12 years. Numerous Saivite and Vaishnavite mutt heads participated in the festival. Ramasami told mediapersons that under the Jayalalithaa regime 2, temples had been renovated.
The Minister's observations are indicative of not only the government's priorities, but also the congenial atmosphere in the State for the Sangh Parivar to exploit the religiosity of the faithful to advance its communal and political agenda. The Sangh Parivar has been largely successful in its attempt to make the best of the situation because of the competitive political lines taken by the DMK and the AIADMK in support of the Hindutva forces in order to make electoral gain.
The Dravidian parties' competitive political support to the Sangh Parivar gave legitimacy to the actions of the Hindutva forces and contributed to their growth. While in power the DMK extended only passive support to the Parivar, without concealing its reservations on issues such as a common civil code and the construction of a temple in Ayodhya.
The AIADMK government has had no qualms in not only supporting many of its causes but also wresting the initiative from the Hindutva forces by launching certain legislative measures that even BJP-led governments in other States did not resort to. When, inthe Jayalalithaa government brought in an Ordinance, later made into a law with legislative approval, banning "forcible" religious conversions through "financial allurement" or otherwise, the move drew protests from many parties, including the DMK, then an ally of the BJP at the Centre.
The anti-conversion law was seen as one more of the many pro-Hindutva measures taken by the Jayalalithaa government since it came to power in The government also introduced a scheme to conduct spiritual classes in over Hindu temples. Jayalalithaa also arranged for a mass wedding ceremony for a hundred Hindu couples.
Even during her first term as Chief Minister, inshe took several measures that pleased the Hindutva forces.
Apart from renovating temples, she started Vedic colleges to benefit the priestly class. She brought in an Ordinance to facilitate government interference in minorities-run educational institutions, but had to withdraw it amid protests.
Her support to the kar seva at Ayodhya, expressed at a meeting of the National Integration Council in Novembera fortnight before the demolition of the Babri Masjid is only too well known. Another controversial move by her government was the directive to the administration to enforce strictly the law against animal sacrifice in temples, which had been in cold storage for five decades Frontline, October 10, Bizarre - Indian Politics!
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At Dharmasthala, the final word of arbitration between feuding parties is vested with Kshetra's Dharmadhikari D Veerendra Heggade, who said, if needed, he will be present.
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