Source: Mahans, the true patriots
Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
All the Mahans who incarnated in our Bharata Desa have always treated love for the Nation and Love of God as one and the same. Our Mahans have at one time laboured for the freedom of our Country. It is only the Grace of Mahans that is always protecting our country.
In 1962 Indo-China war took place. At that time Andavan Pitchai, who lived in Chennai and was a great devotee of Lord Muruga, composed a ‘stotra’ – ‘Shanmukha Raksha Bandhanam’ – on Lord Muruga for the Nation’s victory in the war.
Similarly, in 1965 when Indo-Pakistan war began, Singapparaja, who led the Indian army approached Kanchi Mahaswami Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati Swamiji for His Blessings. Sri Maha Swamiji instructed him to meet with Andavan Pitchai. So, Singapparaja had darshan of Advan Pitchai and prayed to Her for the victory of the Indian army in the war. At this time Andavan Pitchai had a wonderful vision. In it She saw Ambal moving in a golden chariot drawn by devas and protecting our border! She immediately wrote a ‘stotra’ ‘Kali Kavacham’. ‘Kali Kavacham’ was printed in tens of thousands and distributed to all.
One day in 1999 when Kargil war was going on it rained very heavily in Tiruvannamalai. Sri Yogiramsuratkumar asked a devotee, “Is this North-east monsoon or South-west monsoon?” The devotee said, “In today’s morning paper it is mentioned that this is North-east monsoon. You usually read the newspaper completely. In today’s issue there are articles of Kanchi Sri Maha Swamiji whom you like very much and also about Sri Rajaji (the great Indian political leader of the past). Have you not read them?” Sri Yogiramsuratkumar replied, “Where was the time for this beggar to read the newspaper? This beggar was busy in Kargil!”
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Let a new India sans violence and selfishness but at the same time devoid of lethargy and cowardice be born. Let us all, with this in view, take the Name of the Lord and chant the Maha Mantra; make all chant the Maha Mantra. Fill India to the brim with Naamakirtan. Let Her offer to the world the spiritual bliss that she has found. Let us stand unique by combining any flawless modern way with the ancient one.
At such a time when even the mighty rulers of the princely states of India bowed down to the British rule, Mahatma Gandhi won over them by the sheer power of Rama Nama and by virtue of truthfulness sans any weapon and got us independence.