Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, USA (HSS) wishes you, your family and friends a happy, healthy and prosperous Varsha Pratipada, beginning of Hindu New Year. Varsha Pratipada is also popularly known as Yugadi and corresponds to the Shalivahana Shaka in some part of Bharat and in the rest, it corresponds to the Vikrama Samvat, corresponding to the era beginning 78 A.D. and 57 B.C. respectively. This day recalls the inspiring occasion when the invading Sakas from Central Asia were vanquished by the great emperors Shalivahana and Vikramaditya in the 1st Century A.D.
As a meaningful coincidence, the great founder of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Dr. Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, belovedly known as Doctorji, was also born on this very day of Yugadi in 1889. On this festive occasion let us take inspiration from these great souls.
This year is 125th year of Doctorji's birth year. We would like to share an audio recording of an article written in Hindi, on this great soul and the core Sangh principles, by Pujaneeya Swargeeya Balasaheb Deoras ji. (read more...)