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Narendra Modi’s tryst with history.

 Sitting in the lap of Kanyakumari, Narendra Modi invokes the collective consciousness of Bharatvarsha: Swami Vivekananda. Unequivocally then, Vivekananda Rock Memorial facilitates the union of souls of Yug Avatar Swami Vivekananda with Yug Purush Narendra Modi.

Vivekanand Jha Ranchi: When I read Natwar Singh’s One Life Is Not Enough, his autobiography, I must say, with all candidness, that it was too little catering to too much of expectations. Moreover, Natwar Sigh, for reasons best known to him, had sought to mystify the readers by prolonging suspense where seldom there was any such need; in fact, the suspense he sought to perpetuate, invariably led to cul-de-sac. One such instance where Natwar Singh appears to be hiding more than he reveals, left the readers perplexed and guessing: Natwar was accompanying Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister, to Afghanistan. As the Prime Minister’s convoy was passing through the streets of Kabul, Indira Gandhi suddenly halted the convoy; stepping out of her vehicle, she moved towards the Babur’s tomb; Natwar followed suit. On reaching near the tomb, Indira Gandhi stood there in an inscrutable silence, Natwar too followed her gesture. While stepping out, Natwar sought to know Indira’s strange and unwarranted adoration for the founder of Mughal emperor, upon which Indira replied, ‘ Today I have had a tryst with history’. Neither did Indira elaborate on her so- called ‘ tryst with history’, nor did Natwar sought a clarification on her mystifying response. The entire suspense of the then Prime Minister’s unconscionable response lain buried in prolonging the curtain of suspense over the incident: why would Indira dub the whole incident as her ‘ tryst with destiny’? Was she somehow related to Babur? Or else, how could an Indian Prime Minister evince pride in correlating herself with the invader and destroyer of Bharatvarsha, especially the demolition of Ram lala temple in Ayodhya, and then superimposing the structure of mosque over it? This incident, and the ostensible mindset of Gandhi- Nehru family, only smacks of a well entrenched mindset of an anti- Hindu, with no qualms in seeking edification in every such thing which could apparently be construed as antithetical to a congenital anti- Hindu mindset. Apt it is here to mention the fact that none of the Gandhi- Nehru family members ever evinced even the infinitesimal amount of pride in the glorification of indigenous icons like Great Adi Shankaracharya, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Maharana Pratap or Swami Vivekananda; however, they still seek to vociferously assert their hereditary rights to rule over India minus all its heritage, barring that of Mughal trappings, Mahatma Gandhi and their own family icon, Jawaharlal –all the aforesaid family pantheon of icons were antithetical to the core Hindu belief system. Or else, how could a prime minister call it a tryst with history her standing in front of an invader’s tomb and still has the gall to call it as her ‘ tryst with history’.

Narendra Modi meditating at Vivekananda Rock Memorial on 30th May, 2024

Narendra Damodardas Modi’s real tryst with history was kick- started in the evening of 30th of May 2024, which is destined to continue till the evening of 1st of June 2024, a meditation of almost forty-five hours inside the Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari, is the genuine tryst of Indian Prime Minister with history. In 1892, prior to his visit to USA, to participate in the World Parliament of Religions, Swami Vivekananda sat on the rock, after swimming from the shore, to meditate for three days and three nights on the past, present and future of India. Incidentally, the place had already a scriptural significance: it was the sacrosanct place where Mother Parvati had meditated for getting Lord Shiva as Her husband. Unequivocally, Swami Vivekananda chose that spot for unraveling the past, present and future of Bharatvarsha. Apparently, he reached the spot of Kanyakumari after wandering from across India, to meditate on unraveling the different facets of Mother India. Significantly, he had the glorious vision of ancient India, wherein he saw Buddha, Adi Shankaracharya, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He could see the turbulence of present India suffering from imperialistic subjugation, and future India, with resplendence galore. He even had the vision of a man Narendra Modi from Gujarat leading India to its pedestal of glory through his visionary leadership. It was here Swami Vivekananda smiled as the glimpse of Narendra Modi appeared in his vision who, while sitting on the rock, was meditating on the present and future of the nation. Swami Vivekananda’s vision could catch a glimpse of Narendra Modi in all his grandeur, providing a leadership vision to spearhead the rise of India as a global power. He could see Narendra Modi showcasing the glory of ‘ Vasudaiva Kutumbakam’ in the UNO. Later he had the glimpse of his guru, Sri Ramkrishna Parmahansa directing him to go westward; to participate in the World Parliament of Religions, where he could globally showcase the glory of Sanatan Dharma, Sanatan Civilisation, by addressing the elite gathering as ‘ Sisters and Brothers of America’. Suddenly, Swamijee could see the vision of a man, running from pillar to post, in his desperate quest for constructing a memorial at the place where he was meditating on Past, present and future of Bharatvarsha. Lo and behold! Vivekanand could see the man frantically devoted for the noble cause: Eknath Ranade, appearing in his vision. His hands suddenly lifted to bless Eknath Ranade for the fulfillment of his noble mission.

Interestingly, Narendra Modi’s decisions and actions seldom go unnoticed; in fact, it creates a lots of circus jambooree around itself: in 2019, when Modi meditated inside the cave of Kedarnath, it created a lot of political hullabaloo. The opposition had disdainfully dubbed it as cheap ploy of publicity; they went on alleging that Modi meditates only near the camera. However, they conveniently glossed over the fact that the Prime Minister, even through his silence, can decimate an economy–how his visit to Lakshdweep last year, devastated the economy of Maldives–his silence is even more dangerous than his speech, as the incident of Maldives bears a living testimony of the same. Thus his latest ongoing tryst with history at Vivekananda Rock Memorial at Kanyakumari, has set the polity afire: The opposition, ever since Modi entered inside the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, has been spewing venom; they accuse Modi of breaching the moral code of conduct as the last phase of poll still remains on 1st of June. However, all this hue and cry, could seldom deter Prime Minister who is on his divine mission to elevate India as a Vishwa Guru, as per Swami Vivekananda’s vision. While the opposition might cry hoarse over Modi’s ongoing meditation at Vivekananda Rock Memorial, prime minister is already into his deep meditation practice, seeking the guidance of Yug Avatar Swami Vivekananda for his third term, to propel India on to a different trajectory altogether. This is the cherished mission behind Narendra Modi’s ongoing penance in Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

Robert Frost, a great English poet, had famously said, ‘ Miles to go before I sleep, miles to go before I sleep!’. In the lexicon of prime minister Modi, there is no rest; in fact, only tireless work for the nation. Modi’s third term is impregnated with many eventful scenarios to unfold: The Uniform Civil Code, Population Control Bill and many more developmental steps are to be taken for the nation’s fulsome growth. However, the daunting challenge before the prime minister would be to ensure that India shall have a perfect convergence with its progenitor, Bharatvarsha. This nation of Sanatanis shall ever remain as such. However, the spiralling growth of Muslims in contemporary times when Hindu population has proportionately diminished, is a matter of humongous concern for Sanatanis across the world. If Muslim population continues to grow, the days are not far off when the strategic demographic swamp of India and Nepal, is the most agonising even which needed the immediate attention of prime minister. No wonder the ongoing meditation at Vivekananda Rock Memorial, in Kanyakumari, is all set to rejuvenate the Prime Minister by tomorrow when he will return to 7 Lok Kalyan Marg for assuming a fresh responsibility to steer India away from all impending crises into the blissful state of happiness for all. May the blessings of Swami Vivekananda be the enabler in his noble endeavour to catapult India to its new height in his third term as the nation’s Yug Purush Prime Minister.

Vivekanand Jha, author of Delhi Beckons: RaGa for NaMo, 56 Inches and The Making of Narendra Modi, Unmaking of Jawaharlal.

Vivekanand Jha, Author, Academician and a Public Intellectual.

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