Gods Must Have Cursed Hindus: One thousand years of darkness
For centuries Mother India has welcomed the world with open arms, especially those seeking help or refuge irrespective of their origin or religion. But, ironically some chose to write a tale of persecution with the blood of those who embraced them. Numerous invaders like the Persians, Arabs, Khiljis, Turkish, Mongols, Mughals, Portuguese and British came to this land as guests. The believers of vasudhaiva kutumbakam, atithi devo bhava and ahimsa parmodharma had to undergo extreme atrocities– enslavement, forced conversions, rape, murder, self-immolations, and much more. The last 1000 years have been a period of darkness with the Muslim rule being the scariest and bloodiest. But why did this happen? What about Lord Krishna’s promise to Arjuna in Kurukshetra. Why did he not manifest himself to destroy evil? Did we forget that Hinduism was never about fatalism? In our scriptures, it is clearly stated that it is important to fight and slay evil in order to enforce truth and justice. Did the Gods curse us for failing to protect our motherland? Should we not ponder over this fact to prevent history from repeating itself?