Saturday, May 12, 2018

Sarv Bhasha Trust Utsav : Litterateur honoured


Sarv Bhasha Trust Utsav : Grand Show



'सर्व भाषा साहित्य उत्सव' का सफल आयोजन

नई दिल्ली। भाषा, साहित्य, कला और संस्कृति पर काम करने वाली संस्था 'सर्व भाषा ट्रस्ट' द्वारा 'सर्व भाषा साहित्य उत्सव' का भव्य आयोजन गांधी शांति प्रतिष्ठान में किया गया। कार्यक्रम के मुख्य अतिथि वयोवृद्ध स्वतंत्रता संग्राम सेनानी मेहता ओ. पी. मोहन और नेशनल लाॅ यूनिवर्सिटी के वरिष्ठ प्रोफेसर डाॅ. प्रसन्नांशु थे। कार्यक्रम की अध्यक्षता न्यास के अध्यक्ष व वरिष्ठ साहित्यकार डाॅ. अशोक लव ने की। मेहता ओ. पी. मोहन ने सर्व भाषा ट्रस्ट की नीतियों की भूरि-भूरि प्रशंसा करते हुए कहा कि जिस प्रकार भारतीय संस्कृति वसुधैव कुटुंबकम् की अवधारणा पर सबको जोड़ना सिखाती है, उसी प्रकार 'सर्व भाषा ट्रस्ट' द्वारा भी सबको जोड़ा ही जा रहा है।
'सर्व भाषा साहित्य उत्सव' तीन सत्र में विभाजित था। प्रथम सत्र में प्रसिद्ध चित्रकार असगर अली की संस्था कलाभूमि द्वारा चित्र प्रदर्शनी आयोजित की गई थी तथा द्वितीय सत्र में न्यास की त्रैमासिक ई-पत्रिका 'सर्व भाषा' के प्रवेशांक का लोकार्पण किया गया। उक्त अवसर पर संपादक केशव मोहन पाण्डेय ने बताया कि पत्रिका के इस पहले अंक में ही 75 रचनाकारों की कुल सत्रह भाषाओं में रचनाएँ प्रकाशित हैं। उन्होंने आने वाले अंकों में और अधिक भाषाओं की सहभागिता की बात कही। 'सर्व भाषा ट्रस्ट' के अध्यक्ष डाॅ. अशोक लव ने ट्रस्ट के उद्देश्यों और गतिविधियों की बृहद् जानकारी देते हुए नेक काम में सबको जुड़ने की बात कही। दैनिक वर्तमान अंकुर के सपादक श्री निर्मेश त्यागी को संस्था ने सम्मानित किया
पत्रिका के लोकार्पण के उपरांत डाॅ. राजीव कुमार पाण्डेय के हाइकु संग्रह 'मन की पाँखें' व लज्जाराम राघव 'तरूण' की दो पुस्तकें 'आँखिन देखी लघुकथाएँ' व 'रूको तो सही एक बार' का लोकार्पण किया गया। लोकार्पण के उसी क्रम में डाॅ. अशोक लव की चार बाल-साहित्य की पुस्तकों का लोकार्पण किया गया। इसके उपरांत अतिथियों को सम्मानित किया गया। मेहता ओ पी मोहन को 'राष्ट्र रत्न सम्मान' से अलंकृत किया गया, वही शिाक्षाविद् डाॅ. प्रसन्नांशु, फिल्म एक्सपर्ट उदयवीर सिंह सेनापति, वरिष्ठ पत्रकार अशोक चतुर्वेदी, श्री प्रदीप गुलाटी, जनाब फरहान परवेज़ व श्री प्रफुल्ल गोयल को 'सर्व भाषा सम्मान' से सम्माानित किया गया।
कार्यक्रम के अगले क्रम में 'मीडिया, भाषा और साहित्य' विषय पर परिचर्चा आयोजित थी, जिसकी प्रस्तावना में डाॅ. प्रसन्नांशु ने बड़ी ही गहराई और तार्कित ढंग से मीडिया, भाषा और साहित्य के अन्तःसंबंधों को बताया। फिल्म व मीडिया एक्सपर्ट उदयवीर सिंह 'सेनापति' ने मीडिया के लिए भाषा और साहित्य की नितांत आवश्यकता बताया। जयपुर से पधारे वयोवृद्ध पत्रकार श्री अशोक चतुर्वेदी ने भाषा के विकास के साथ ही संवर्धन और साहित्य लेखन के साथ पठन पर जोर दिया। साथ ही उन्होंने सर्व भाषा ट्रस्ट के उद्देश्य और इसकी कल्पना पर अपनी प्रसन्नता व्यक्त की। वक्ताओं के क्रम में श्री प्रदीप गुलाटी ने सर्व भाषा संवर्धन की सोच को एक प्रेरणाप्रद सोच बताते हुए इसके उद्देश्यों को पूरा करने के लिए हर संभव सहयोग देने की बात कही।
परिचर्चा सत्र के अंत में सर्व भाषा ट्रस्ट के अध्यक्ष डाॅ. अशोक लव ने कहा कि सर्व भाषा का उद्देश्य जोड़ना है। हमारा प्रयास है कि हर एक व्यक्ति को हम जोड़ें और सर्व भाषा, साहित्य, संस्कृति और कला के विकास के लिए काम करें। यह हमारा पहला प्रयास है।
'सर्व भाषा साहित्य उत्सव' का तीसरा सत्र 'सर्व भाषा काव्य गोष्ठी' था, जिसकी अध्यक्षता लोकप्रिय ग़ज़लगो श्री अजय अज्ञात जी ने की तथा जिसमें राजभाषा के पूर्व उपनिदेशक डाॅ. सरोज कुमार त्रिपाठी, डोगरी साहित्यकार श्री यशपाल निर्मल, जयशंकर प्रसाद द्विवेदी का सानिध्य था। सर्व भाषा काव्य गोष्ठी में सम्मानित कवियों को 'सर्व भाषा सम्मान' से सम्मानित किया गया। उक्त कार्यक्रम में श्री यशपाल निर्मल व श्री केवल कुमार केवल जी, नैनीताल से श्रीमती नीलम नवीन नील, जयपुर से पं. दीपक शास्त्री, मोतिहारी से ज़नाब गुलरेज़ शहज़ाद, अम्बाला कैंट से श्री विकास शर्मा 'दक्ष' के अतिरिक्त श्री जयशंकर प्रसाद द्विवेदी, श्री जलज कुमार अनुपम,श्री राजकुमार अनुरागी, लाल बिहारी लाल, श्री राजकुमार श्रेष्ठ (नेपाली), डाॅ. दिग्विजय शर्मा 'द्रोण' (ब्रज), वरिश्ठ रचनाकर श्री निलय उपाध्याय (हिंदी), श्रीमती इंदुमती मिश्रा, श्री संदीप तोमर, डाॅ. दुर्गा चरण पाण्डेय, डाॅ. मनोज तिवारी, सत्यप्रकाश भारद्वाज, सुनीता अग्रवाल 'नेह', तरुणा पुंडीर, श्री मोहन शास्त्री, श्री सुनील सिन्हा, श्री मनीश झा (मैथिली), श्री कुमार देवेन्द्र (हिंदी), श्री सुरेन्द्र नारायण शर्मा, श्री अजय अक्स, श्रीमती शशि त्यागी आदि को सम्मानित किया गया।
'सर्व भाषा साहित्य उत्सव' के प्रथम व द्वितीय सत्र का संचालन श्रीमती रेजीना मुखर्जी ने किया वहीं तृतीय सत्र का संचालन श्रीमती रीतिका शर्मा ने किया। कार्यक्रम के अंत में ट्रस्ट की महासचिव श्रीमती रीता मिश्रा से सभी आगंतुकों के प्रति आभार व्यक्त किया।
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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Pandit Rambhaj Dutt Choudhry :Great Mohyal freedom fighter,reformer and poet

Pandit Rambhaj Dutt Choudhary
Freedom fighter , noted Gandhian & social reformer
Rishi Bhardwaj Gotra Rishi Datta
(26th Feb 1866--- 6th Aug1923)
                                                   -By Ashok Datta Choudhary
                                               Mob 8146508893
         “I had a Punjabi friend, Rambhaj Dutt Choudhary, who is now no more. Sometimes he composed poems. When he came out of jail he brought along a poem he had composed, and since he himself could not sing he asked his wife Sarala to sing it. In her melodious voice Sarala sang: “Never admit defeat even if you should lose life.” And I told myself that I would never accept defeat” - Gandhi Ji Speech at prayer meeting in Delhi on June 13, 1947.
                             
Pandit Rambhaj Dutt Choudhary was the son of Ch. Radha Krishan Dutt. He was born on 26th Feb 1866 in Kanjrur (now in West Pakistan). After completing his graduation from the F.C. College Lahore, he did his Law degree and started practice in the High Court of Lahore (now in West Pakistan). He was the founder member of Indian National Congress and had the privilege to attend all the session of Indian National Congress till his death. In 1905 he got married to Sarala Devi Choudharani, the niece of nationalist poet, Rabindranath Tagore. She was the first woman political leader of her time and she was the leader of the anti-British Govt. Her father Janakinath Ghoshal was one of the earliest secretaries of Indian National Congress.

Pandit Rambhaj Dutt Choudhary and his wife Sarala Devi Choudharani became followers of Mahatma Gandhi in 1919 and sent their son Dipak to Gandhi`s Ashram for education. Gandhi admired them for their patriotism and the spirit of self-sacrifice. He told the people of Gujrat that the message of Rambhaj Dutt which, according to him, was also the message of entire Punjab was fearlessness: "It asks you never to accept defeat, come what may, to love God and work on with patience and fortitude." His dedication to Swadeshi Movement was evident from his decision to exclude all foreign clothes during his son`s marriage. This further impressed Gandhiji. He also led relief work at the time of Kangra earthquake. Pandit ji was close to revolutionaries like Sardar Ajit Singh (uncle of Bhagat Singh), Lala Lajpat Rai, Lala Harkishan Lal and Master Amir Chand. He was also very close to leaders like  Balgangadhar Tilak, Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya, Swami Sharaddhanand, Abdul Kalam Azad, Dr. Kitchlew, Dr. Satyapal, Shaukat Ali, and Surendranath Bannerji. 

Pandit Rambhaj Dutt Choudhary was a very respectable person in the Congress and Gandhiji had a special regard for him as he was highly impressed with his patriotism. Pandit Ji had played an important role in the various subject committee of Congress at national level. He took active part in the freedom struggle. After the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, he was arrested by British Govt.under Defence of India Rule and his property was confiscated. He took active part in Khilafat movement initiated by Mahatma Gandhi.

Rambhaj Dutt Choudhary was one of the few leaders of the Punjab who took keen interest in the activities of the Congress during the early period of its development. At its Lahore Session in 1900 he seconded the resolution moved by Surendranath Bannerji condemning the exclusion of Indians from higher Public Services and in this session he was elected a member of the Subjects Committee of Congress party. He also supported Tilak`s resolution on famine, poverty and land revenue at its Banaras Session in 1905. At its twenty-third session in 1908, he moved a resolution demanding that posts of higher ranks in the army might be thrown open to Indians. He represented Punjab on a committee appointed at the twenty-fifth session of the Congress at Allahabad in 1910 to prepare an Address to be presented to Lord Hardinge, the Viceroy and Governor-General of India. The resolution thanking the Government of India and the secretary of State for annulling the partition of Bengal passed at the twenty-sixth session in 1911 also received his support. He condemned the policy of racial discrimination of the Government of Canada at the 28th session of the congress in 1913 at Karachi. He opposed the Rowlatt Act. He, therefore, took prominent part in the agitation against this legislation. He composed a song at this time which was "Kadi Nahin Harna, Bhaven Sadi Jan Jave." This song caught the imagination of the people of the province. He presided over the memorable meeting at Bradlaugh Hall in Lahore on April 6, called to protest against Rowlatt Act. His fearless attacks on the Government added to his rising popularity and the British Government arrested him on April 14, 1919, along with Harkishan Lal and Duni Chand under Lahore Conspiracy case as a result of which he was sentenced to transportation for life and his property was confiscated. He was described as the "Chief Spokesman of the Conspiracy". He was released by the Secretary of State, Montague, to create favourable atmosphere for introduction of his reforms scheme.

He also presided over the first political conference at Rohtak on 6-8th November, 1920 to pass the non-cooperation resolution which was also attended by Lala lajpat Rai, Swami Satya Dev, Choudhary Chhotu Ram, K.A. Desai, Neki Ram Sharma, Choudhary Matu Ram(Grandfather of Bhupinder Singh Huda, Ex CM Haryana).

Pandit Rambhaj Dutt Choudhary did a lot of social work as well for the depressed classes of Punjab province. He is remembered by these people even today and since 1934 his birthday is celebrated as a mark of respect and recognition. Shri Jagjivan Ram and many others national leaders graced the function of his birthday celebration in Gurdaspur District. Moreover the people of depressed classes of Gurdaspur district still regard him as their Guru. A memorial (Pandit Rambhaj Dutt Veda Bhawan) was also setup by late Shri B D Birla. The foundation stone of this memorial was laid down by Smt. Kasturba Gandhi, wife of Mahatma Gandhi, at Awankha- Dinanagar, Distt Gurdaspur, Punjab  on 16th July 1934.

Like Lajpat Rai and Swami Sharaddhanand, Rambhaj Dutt Choudhary was a prominent member of the Arya Samaj. He was a forceful advocate of National Education and in pursuance of it he sent his eldest son, Jagdish to a gurukul for his education. He was also engaged in the programmes of the Arya Samaj that included the upliftment of the depressed classes. Panditji also struggled hard to eliminate discrimination against the backward through education and propaganda. His work in Gurdaspur district in this connection received the approbation of the people. He was the President of All India Shuddhi Sabha and converted about five lakhs people of Punjab and bring back them to the mainstream of Hinduism. He travelled from village to village with Aryas preaching and performing shuddhi process.  

Besides these he was well known journalist and launched two newspapers in Urdu & English, `The Hindustan. ` He was the member of the Municipal Corporation, Lahore and took an active part in the civic affairs. He was also a working committee member of Indian National congress . He went to England in September 1908 to explain to the British Government the cause of unrest in the Punjab province and the Government had to implement his scheme to cool down the unrest in the province.

Gandhi Ji had brotherly relation with Rambhaj Dutt Choudhary and it was Sarala Devi and Gandhi Ji proposed to Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru to get Indira married to Dipak Dutt, the son of Pandit Rambhaj Dutt and Sarala Devi. The proposal, however, could not materialize. Their son, Dipak, later got married to the grand- niece of Mahatma Gandhi, Radha. Radha was the daughter of Maganlal Gandhi.

Both Rambhaj Dutt Choudhary and his wife Sarala Devi were champions of Indian freedom movement. Their selfless contribution to freedom struggle, upliftment of women, weaker section and patriotic literature which had inspired many to jump into the freedom struggle to free the India from British Raj have immortalised their names on the pages of Indian history. Pandit Rambhaj Dutt Choudhary died on 6th August, 1923 in Mussoorie. 







Thursday, March 30, 2017

General Mohyal Sabha 125th founder's Day : Mohyals Honoured

 General Mohyal Sabha celebrated it's 125th Founder's Day on 12th March 2017 at Talkatora Stadium. Mehta OP Mohan presided the function, Mehta DV Mohan and Lt Gen HC Dutta were guest of honour. Raizada BD Bali honoured prominent mohyals with momentoes. Mr PK Dutta was the organiser of ceremonies. Shri Ashok Lav conducted the programme.










Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mohyal Ratna award to late Sunil Dutt

Sanjay Dutt receiving Mohyal Ratna award on behalf his father late Sunil Dutt. Mehta OP Mohan, Rzd BD Bali and Ashok Lav presenting momento to Sanjay Dutt
General Mohyal Sabha honored Cine Star, Politician and Social Activist late Shri Sunil Dutt with the highest award 'MOHYAL RATNA' on 12th March 2017 at Talkatora Stadium,New Delhi. Sanjay Dutt son of Shri Sunil Dutt recevied this award.  
Sanjay Dutt receiving Mohyal Ratna award on behalf his father late Sunil Dutt. Mehta OP Mohan, Rzd BD Bali and Ashok Lav presenting momento to Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt receiving Mohyal Ratna award on behalf his father late Sunil Dutt. Mehta OP Mohan, Rzd BD Bali and Ashok Lav presenting momento to Sanjay Dutt

Writer and Social Activist Ashok Lav honoured with Life Time Achievement Award




Saturday, March 4, 2017

General Mohyal Sabha :Dedicated to the Community

    Four Decade of Excellence and Dedicated Service to the Community

GENERAL MOHYAL SABHA (GMS),the apex body of Mohyals was established by our visionary forefathers on 24 May 1891 at Lahore and over the last 125 years has been rendering yeoman service to the community. Mohyals though miniscule in numbers — estimated to be six to seven lacs - have always been in the forefront in the cause of Dharma and defence of motherland. Descendents of legendary Sapta Rishis, Mohyals have, over the ages, repeatedly demonstrated valour and virtuosity — fighting against religious bigotry and social injustice. The Martyrdom of Bhai Mati Dass and Bhai Sati Dass is unparalleled in the world's history. In the pre-partition years, the main strongholds of Mohyals were in Punjab and NWFP. Basically agriculturists, they were recognised as warriors and a martial race and excelled in Police and Defence Services. After the traumatic partition of the country in 1947, the Mohyals got scattered and settled in various parts of the country. They were virtually cut off from their moorings, but the inherent Mohyali spirit survived .The Community has excelled itself in Defence, Police andAdministrative services besides making a mark in Industry, filmdom and various other spheres.
        After partition GMS first shifted to Amritsar in 1947 and then to Delhi in 1955. The first three decades were almost spent in hibernation due to lack of resources. During the last four decades, GMS has made big strides in various fields. Today, the Community has risen and its members have come closer to each other, as never before, and the Mohyali flag is aflutter in all parts of the country. This development clearly establishes the fact that Mohyals have arrived in strength, are an integrated community and their identity is intact and vibrant. Besides building of Ashrams, Bhawans and Institutions and creating financial resources, the credibility of the GMS has never been as high as today. GMS is rightly proud of its achievements over the last four decades.

Cash in hand        The liquid assests of the GMS have increased from Rs 22,391/ as on 01 Oct 78 to Rs. 2,79,46,359/- as on   31 Dec 2016.

Trusts         There were a total of 31 trusts as on 1 Oct 1978 for a total value of Rs.2,26,634/ -. Currently, there are 2928 individual  trusts and their value is Rs.7,61,96,097/- as on 31 Dec 2016. There are two types of trusts, ones opened by the GMS and the others opened by individuals.  The first category includes trusts like (i) GMS Educational Benevolent Fund Trust Account, established in 2009 with seed money of Rs. 1,00,00,000/- (ii) GMS Mohyal Mitter Trust Account (Rs. 7,00,000/) and GMS Widow Fund Trust (Rs.3,00,000/), a total of Rs. 1,10,00,000/. The latter two trusts have been opened to augment the respective two funds. The individual trusts are also of two types (i) Langar Fund Trusts for Haridwar and Vrindavan Ashrams  (ii) other individual trusts. As on 31 Dec 2016, there were a total of 2402 Langar Fund Trusts; 1910 for Haridwar and 492 for Vrindavan. Each such trust is for Rs.11,000/-, so the total value of Langar Fund Trusts works out to Rs. 2,64,22,000/- The balance trust money of Rs. 4,97,74,097/- is for 526 individual trusts .

Real Estate           Before Partition of the country, GMS owned a Student's Hostel (Mohyal Ashram Lahore), built on an area of three Kanals. After partition, efforts were made by the Sabha to get compensation/claim for this property left in Pakistan. However, the policy of the Govt. of India, at that time, was not to entertain any institutional claims.  G.M.S. has established the following properties, dedicated to the service of the Community:

·        Mohyal Bhavan at Inderpuri, having 16 fully furnished rooms with attached baths and a Hall.
·        Mohyal Foundation Building Phase I having GMS Secretariat, with modern facilities. A portion of this building is given on rent to augment our resources for welfare activities.
·        Mohyal Foundation Building Phase II from where the prestigious Mohyal Educational Research Institute of Technology (M.E.R.I.T.) is functioning.
·         Mohyal Ashram at Haridwar, having 8 suites, 32 rooms, dormitory and other ancillary accommodation including lifts.
·         Sewa Sadan at Haridwar,two floors of which are being used for Mohyal Public School which is being upgraded to class 5
·        Mohyal Ashram at Vrindavan, having 7 suites,31 rooms and 2 dormitories, and other ancillary facilities including a lift.
·        Mohyal Ashram at Goverdhan, having 8 rooms, a kitchen, and other ancillary facilities.
·        Two adjacent buildings over an area of 1000 sq. yds, in Dehradun, from where a Primary school upto Class 8, is being run under the aegis of the GMS.
·         A bungalow in Defence Colony, Meerut.
·        GMS owns a plot of land at Agra .
·        Foundation stone for renovated Mohyal Bhawan at Yamuna Nagar was laid on          11 Sep 2016. The project will be completed in two years and should benefit all the Mohyal families located in Yamuna Nagar and the surrounding areas .The building will also have facilities to open a branch of MERIT 
·        GMS has given financial assistance to Local Sabhas at Ambala City,Chandigarh, Faridabad, Hoshiarpur, Hyderabad/Secunderabad, Jammu, Karnal, Mehrauli, Saharanpur, Yamuna Nagar and Yamunapaar (Delhi) for the construction of their bhavans by the respective local Sabhas.Financial assistance was also granted for the construction of the holy Samadhi of Baba Thakkar at Gurdaspur.

Permanent Members      The number of permanent members (Patrons, Prathishtith members and life members) of the GMS has increased from 43 on 01 Oct 1978 to 2745,who are being issued laminated Photo Identity Cards. All Permanent members, Room Donors and Langar Fund Donors are also entitled to get such cards. The practice of sending Greeting Cards on the occasion of Birthdays and Marriage Anniversaries of Permanent Members of the GMS, Langar Fund Donors and Room Donors, which was started in 2005, has also become very popular.

Mohyal Mitter       The number of subscribers to our monthly magazine Mohyal Mitter has increased from 688 as on 01 Oct 1978 to 3500 as on 30 Dec 2016. The Mohyal Mitter, the first issue of which was brought out in September 1891, has been recognized as the "oldest continuously published magazine in India" by the Limca Book of Records.

Local Sabhas The number of affiliated local sabhas that was 17 on 01 Oct 1978 has increased to 70 .

Conferences         Since 1902, the GMS has been holding All India Mohyal Conferences. 52nd All India Mohyal Conference is being held at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi on 12March 2017. The conferences are multifunctional, combining many activities. Awards like Mohyal Ratna, Mohyal Gaurav, Mohyal Sewa Puraskar, Mohyal Yuva Sewa Puraskar, Excellence in Professional Achievement etc are given on such occasions.


PratibhashaleeMohyal Vidyarthee Samman: Since 2004, a yearly Pratibhashalee Vidyarthi Samman function is being held to honour and encourage brilliant students of the community .13th Pratibhashalee Mohyal Vidyarthee Samman was held at Mohyal Foundation on 4 Dec 2016 .

Matrimonial Melas: Starting from 2006, yearly Mohyal Matrimonial Mela is being held to help the parents of eligible Mohyal girls and boys to select suitable matches for their respective wards. In addition, a quarterly Shaadi Darbar is also being held at  Mohyal Foundation on the last Sunday of each quarter.7th Grand Matrimonial Mela was held at Mohyal Foundation on 20 March 2016.

Mohyal Diwas: A yearly Foundation Day of the GMS is being celebrated as Mohyal Diwas to enable members of the community to get together and participate in activities for the upliftment of the community. 125th Sthapna Divas is being held at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi on 12th March 2017.

Youth Camps: Periodic Mohyal Youth Festivals/ Camps are being held to empower the youth and encourage them to take part in the activities and development of the community.

Presidents/Secretaries Meet: A yearly Presidents/Secretaries meet of the local affiliated Sabhas is being held, to review policy decisions and progress made and to ensure close cohesion between GMS and local Sabhas for the welfare of the Community.The last Presidents and Secretaries meeting was held on 14 and 15 May 2016.

Annual General Body Meeting     Annual General Body meeting is held, for which all permanent members and annual members who are members for three consecutive years are invited to attend .The last AGM was held at Mohyal Foundation New Delhi on 16 Oct 2016 .

GMS Managing Committee Elections    GMS Managing Committee Elections are held as per the GMS Constitution.The last elections were held on 13 September 2015.

National Calamities     GMS has always played a pivotal role in the National main stream .A sum of Rs five lacswas donated to the Prime Ministers National Relief Fund on 17 Sep 2014 to help our distressed brothers and sisters of J&K, effected by the unprecedented floods in the State. Relief material was sent to help flood victims of Pithoragarh                             (Uttarakhand) under our youth team on 12 July 2016.

Financial Assistance: Monthly financial assistance is being given to 468 widows, 95 other needy persons, 48 students of lower classes and 13 students for higher studies. Medical assistance is also being provided in emergencies on need-to-need basis. During the Financial Year 2015-2016, the expenditure on different welfare activities of the GMS was about Rs. 63 Lacs.

Computerization: The work in the GMS Secretariat has been computerized. Our web site, www.mohyalonline.com can be accessed for information on the GMS.

Income Tax Exemption: It was only in 1984 that the GMS was recognized as a charitable organization under Section 12A(a), and for grant of relief to the donors under section 80G of the income Tax Act 1961. The authorization for this relief which used to be renewed every three years, has now been made permanent from 01 April 2011.

Today, the GMS has the support and blessings of the entire community. With the financial resources at its disposal, it is capable of taking up and implementing  welfare projects for the betterment and welfare of the poor and needy. GMS is confident that the emotional bond it has generated over the years will keep the community alive and vibrant for centuries to come and jointly and unitedly contribute its mite in building a strong and vibrant society in service of the Nation.

·        G.M.S Secretariat: A-9, Qutab Institutional Area, U.S.O. Road, New Delhi-110067 Tel: 011-26560456,26561504 41783232
·        M.E.R.I.T: A-9, Qutab Institutional Area, U.S.O. Road, New Delhi-110067 Tel: 011-26532492, 41610145
·        Mohyal Bhawan (Inderpuri): EG-29-30, 30 A, Inderpuri, New Delhi-110012, Tel: 011-25835123 ,9990041770
·        Mohyal Ashram, Haridwar: Bhopatwala, (Opp. Shanti Kunj), Haridwar-Rishikesh Road, Tel: 09219441137, 09219443813
·        Mohyal Ashram, Vrindavan: Plot no. 23, Ashram Vihar, Chatikara Chowk, Vrindavan-Mathura, U.P. Tel: 09917035511, 09917035522
·        Mohyal Ashram, Goverdhan: Khasra no. 1198, Moja Radhakund, Tehsil — Mathura-Vrindavan

Local Sabha Bhawans:



Ambala : 162, Prem Nagar; Chandigarh: Plot no. 30.31, Sector-24; Faridabad: NH-125, NIT-5; Gurdaspur: Holy Samadhi, Baba Thakkar, Somgalpura Road; Hoshiarpur: Bains Colony, UNA Road; Hyderabad/Secunderabad: G-1, Krishna Kaveri Niwas, Shakti Nagar, R.K. Puram; Jalandhar: Sham Mehta, Bhai Mati Dass, Ravi Dass Nagar, Model Town Link Road; Jammu: Opp. General Bus Stand; Karnal: Gandhi Chowk, Sadar Bazar; Mehrauli: Delhi; Saharanpur: Punjabi Bagh, Hakikat Nagar; Yamuna Nagar: Plot no. 69, 70-71, Sarojni Colony, Phase-1; Yamunapaar-Delhi: 800, Mohyal Bhawan, Satnam Road, Jheel-Kuranja

Thursday, February 23, 2017

महाशिवरात्रि पूजन कथा विधि महत्त्व

इस बार #सर्वार्थसिद्धियोग में #महाशिवरात्रि 24 फरवरी को है। वेद वेदांग #पँ0हिमांशुमिश्रने बताया कि #प्रदोषव्रत एवं #महाशिवरात्रि पर द्वादश पूजन का विधान है। महानिशीथ काल का पूजन सर्वोत्तम माना जाता है।इस दिन सर्वार्थ सिद्धि योग सुबह 6:30 बजे से अगले दिन 7:37 बजे तक रहेगा। रात 9:39 बजे तक त्रयोदशी है। महानिशीथकाल में चतुर्दशी है।
#स्कंदपुराण के अनुसार इस कालखंड( समय ) में साधना करना अनेक प्रकार के भयो से मुक्त कराता है। उन्होंने बताया कि प्रदोषकाल में पुन: स्नान करके रुद्राक्ष की माला धारण करे पूर्व या उत्तर मुख करकेशिव भगवान की आराधना करें। तीनों पहर में जल, गंध, पुष्प, बेलपत्र, धतूरे के फूल, गुलाबजल, धूप, दीप, नैवेद्य आदि से पूजन करें। ऐसा करने से शासन सत्ता, राजनीति मुकदमे आदि में सफलता मिलती है। मानसिक रोगों से मुक्ति मिलती है।देवों के देव भगवान भोले नाथ के भक्तों के लिए श्री महाशिवरात्रि का व्रत विशेष महत्व रखता हैं. यह पर्व फाल्गुन कृ्ष्ण पक्ष की त्रयोदशी तिथि के दिन मनाया जाता है.
तीनों लोकों के मालिक भगवान शिव का सबसे बड़ा त्योहार महाशिवरात्रि है। कहते हैं महाशिवरात्रि ऐसा दिन होता है जब भगवान शंकर पृथ्वी पर होते हैं उनके जितने शिवलिंग हैं
क्यों मनाते हैं शिवरात्रि 
ऐसी मान्यता है कि इस दिन भगवान शंकर एवं मां पार्वती का विवाह सम्पन्न हुआ था और इसी दिन प्रथम शिवलिंग का प्राकट्य हुआ था.इसके अलावा ये भी मान्यता है की महाशिवरात्रि के दिन भगवान शिव ने कालकूट नामक विष को अपने कंठ में रख लिया था. जो समुद्र मंथन के समय बाहर आया था.
महिमा 
इस व्रत के विषय में यह मान्यता है कि इस व्रत को जो जन करता है, उसे सभी भोगों की प्राप्ति के बाद, मोक्ष की प्राप्ति होती है।.यह व्रत सभी पापों का क्षय करने वाला है, व इस व्रत को लगातार 14 वर्षो तक करने के बाद विधि-विधान के अनुसार इसका उद्धापन कर देना चाहिए.
व्रत का संकल्प 
व्रत का संकल्प सम्वत, नाम, मास, पक्ष, तिथि-नक्षत्र, अपने नाम व गोत्रादि का उच्चारण करते हुए करना चाहिए. महाशिवरात्री के व्रत का संकल्प करने के लिये हाथ में जल, चावल, पुष्प आदि सामग्री लेकर शिवलिंग पर छोड दी जाती है.
पूजन सामग्री 
उपवास की पूजन सामग्री में जिन वस्तुओं को प्रयोग किया जाता हैं, उसमें पंचामृ्त (गंगाजल, दुध, दही, घी, शहद), सुगंधित फूल, शुद्ध वस्त्र, बिल्व पत्र, धूप, दीप, नैवेध, चंदन का लेप, ऋतुफल आदि.
व्रत विधि 
महाशिवरात्री व्रत को रखने वालों को उपवास के पूरे दिन, भगवान भोले नाथ का ध्यान करना चाहिए. प्रात: स्नान करने के बाद भस्म का तिलक कर रुद्राक्ष की माला धारण की जाती है. इसके ईशान कोण दिशा की ओर मुख कर शिव का पूजन धूप, पुष्पादि व अन्य पूजन सामग्री से पूजन करना चाहिए.
इस व्रत में चारों पहर में पूजन किया जाता है. प्रत्येक पहर की पूजा में "उँ नम: शिवाय" व " शिवाय नम:" का जाप करते रहना चाहिए. अगर शिव मंदिर में यह जाप करना संभव न हों, तो घर की पूर्व दिशा में, किसी शान्त स्थान पर जाकर इस मंत्र का जाप किया जा सकता हैं. चारों पहर में किये जाने वाले इन मंत्र जापों से विशेष पुन्य प्राप्त होता है। इसके अतिरिक्त उपावस की अवधि में रुद्राभिषेक करने से भगवान शंकर अत्यन्त प्रसन्न होते है.
अभिषेक विधि 
महाशिव रात्रि के दिन शिव अभिषेक करने के लिये सबसे पहले एक मिट्टी का बर्तन लेकर उसमें पानी भरकर, पानी में बेलपत्र, आक धतूरे के पुष्प, चावल आदि डालकर शिवलिंग को अर्पित किये जाते है। व्रत के दिन शिवपुराण का पाठ सुनना चाहिए और मन में असात्विक विचारों को आने से रोकना चाहिए.शिवरात्रि के अगले दिन सवेरे जौ, तिल, खीर और बेलपत्र का हवन करके व्रत समाप्त किया जाता है.
पूजन विधि 
महाशिवरात्री के दिन शिवभक्त का जमावडा शिव मंदिरों में विशेष रुप से देखने को मिलता है। भगवान भोले नाथ अत्यधिक प्रसन्न होते है, जब उनका पूजन बेल- पत्र आदि चढाते हुए किया जाता है.व्रत करने और पूजन के साथ जब रात्रि जागरण भी किया जाये, तो यह व्रत और अधिक शुभ फल देता है. इस दिन भगवान शिव की शादी हुई थी, इसलिये रात्रि में शिव की बारात निकाली जाती है। सभी वर्गों के लोग इस व्रत को कर पुन्य प्राप्त कर सकते हैं.
.व्रत कथा 
एक बार. 'एक गाँव में एक शिकारी रहता था. पशुओं की हत्या करके वह अपने कुटुम्ब को पालता था. वह एक साहूकार का ऋणी था, लेकिन उसका ऋण समय पर न चुका सका.क्रोधवश साहूकार ने शिकारी को शिवमठ में बंदी बना लिया. संयोग से उस दिन शिवरात्रि थी. शिकारी ध्यानमग्न होकर शिव संबंधी धार्मिक बातें सुनता रहा. चतुर्दशी को उसने शिवरात्रि की कथा भी सुनी. संध्या होते ही साहूकार ने उसे अपने पास बुलाया और ऋण चुकाने के विषय में बात की. शिकारी अगले दिन सारा ऋण लौटा देने का वचन देकर बंधन से छूट गया.अपनी दिनचर्या की भाँति वह जंगल में शिकार के लिए निकला, लेकिन दिनभर बंदीगृह में रहने के कारण भूख-प्यास से व्याकुल था. शिकार करने के लिए वह एक तालाब के किनारे बेल वृक्ष पर पड़ाव बनाने लगा.बेल-वृक्ष के नीचे शिवलिंग था जो बिल्वपत्रों से ढँका हुआ था. शिकारी को उसका पता न चला.
पड़ाव बनाते समय उसने जो टहनियाँ तोड़ीं, वे संयोग से शिवलिंग पर गिरीं. इस प्रकार दिनभर भूखे-प्यासे शिकारी का व्रत भी हो गया और शिवलिंग पर बेलपत्र भी चढ़ गए.एक पहर रात्रि बीत जाने पर एक गर्भिणी मृगी तालाब पर पानी पीने पहुँची.शिकारी ने धनुष पर तीर चढ़ाकर ज्यों ही प्रत्यंचा खींची, मृगी बोली, 'मैं गर्भिणी हूँ. शीघ्र ही प्रसव करूँगी. तुम एक साथ दो जीवों की हत्या करोगे, जो ठीक नहीं है. मैं अपने बच्चे को जन्म देकर शीघ्र ही तुम्हारे सामने प्रस्तुत हो जाऊँगी, तब तुम मुझे मार लेना.' शिकारी ने प्रत्यंचा ढीली कर दी और मृगी झाड़ियों में लुप्त हो गई.
शिकार को खोकर उसका माथा ठनका. वह चिंता में पड़ गया. रात्रि का आखिरी पहर बीत रहा था. तभी एक अन्य मृगी अपने बच्चों के साथ उधर से निकली शिकारी के लिए यह स्वर्णिम अवसर था उसने धनुष पर तीर चढ़ाने में देर न लगाई, वह तीर छोड़ने ही वाला था कि मृगी बोली, 'हे पारधी! मैं इन बच्चों को पिता के हवाले करके लौट आऊँगी. इस समय मुझे मत मार.
शिकारी हँसा और बोला, 'सामने आए शिकार को छोड़ दूँ, मैं ऐसा मूर्ख नहीं. इससे पहले मैं दो बार अपना शिकार खो चुका हूँ. मेरे बच्चे भूख-प्यास से तड़प रहे होंगे.
उत्तर में मृगी ने फिर कहा, 'जैसे तुम्हें अपने बच्चों की ममता सता रही है, ठीक वैसे ही मुझे भी, इसलिए सिर्फ बच्चों के नाम पर मैं थोड़ी देर के लिए जीवनदान माँग रही हूँ. हे पारधी! मेरा विश्वास कर मैं इन्हें इनके पिता के पास छोड़कर तुरंत लौटने की प्रतिज्ञा करती हूँ.
मृगी का दीन स्वर सुनकर शिकारी को उस पर दया आ गई. उसने उस मृगी को भी जाने दिया. शिकार के आभाव में बेलवृक्ष पर बैठा शिकारी बेलपत्र तोड़-तोड़कर नीचे फेंकता जा रहा था.पौ फटने को हुई तो एक हष्ट-पुष्ट मृग उसी रास्ते पर आया.शिकारी ने सोच लिया कि इसका शिकार वह अवश्य करेगा.
शिकारी की तनी प्रत्यंचा देखकर मृग विनीत स्वर में बोला,' हे पारधी भाई! यदि तुमने मुझसे पूर्व आने वाली तीन मृगियों और छोटे-छोटे बच्चों को मार डाला है तो मुझे भी मारने में विलंब न करो, ताकि उनके वियोग में मुझे एक क्षण भी दुःख न सहना पड़े, मैं उन मृगियों का पति हूँ. यदि तुमने उन्हें जीवनदान दिया है तो मुझे भी कुछ क्षण जीवनदान देने की कृपा करो. मैं उनसे मिलकर तुम्हारे सामने उपस्थित हो जाऊँगा.मृग की बात सुनते ही शिकारी के सामने पूरी रात का घटना-चक्र घूम गया. उसने सारी कथा मृग को सुना दी.तब मृग ने कहा, 'मेरी तीनों पत्नियाँ जिस प्रकार प्रतिज्ञाबद्ध होकर गई हैं, मेरी मृत्यु से अपने धर्म का पालन नहीं कर पाएँगी. अतः जैसे तुमने उन्हें विश्वासपात्र मानकर छोड़ा है, वैसे ही मुझे भी जाने दो. मैं उन सबके साथ तुम्हारे सामने शीघ्र ही उपस्थित होता हूँ.
उपवास, रात्रि जागरण और शिवलिंग पर बेलपत्र चढ़ाने से शिकारी का हिंसक हृदय निर्मल हो गया था. उसमें भगवद् शक्ति का वास हो गया था.धनुष और बाण उसके हाथ से सहज ही छूट गए. भगवान शिव की अनुकम्पा से उसका हिंसक हृदय कारुणिक भावों से भर गया. वह अपने अतीत के कर्मों को याद करके पश्चाताप की ज्वाला में जलने लगा.थोड़ी ही देर बाद मृग सपरिवार शिकारी के समक्ष उपस्थित हो गया, ताकि वह उनका शिकार कर सके, किंतु जंगली पशुओं की ऐसी सत्यता, सात्विकता एवं सामूहिक प्रेमभावना देखकर शिकारी को बड़ी ग्लानि हुई. उसके नेत्रों से आँसुओं की झड़ी लग गई.उस मृग परिवार को न मारकर शिकारी ने अपने कठोर हृदय को जीव हिंसा से हटा सदा के लिए कोमल एवं दयालु बना लिया.
देव लोक से समस्त देव समाज भी इस घटना को देख रहा था. घटना की परिणति होते ही देवी-देवताओं ने पुष्प वर्षा की. तब शिकारी तथा मृग परिवार मोक्ष को प्राप्त हुए ।।

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mohyals : Know about Gotra

A Gotra is the lineage or clan assigned to a Hindu at birth. In most cases, the system is patrilineal and the gotra assigned is that of the person's father. Other names used to refer to it are Vansh, Vanshaj, Bedagu, Purvik, Purvajan, Pitru. An individual may decide to identify his lineage by a different gotra, or combination of gotras. For example Lord Rama was Surya Vansha, also known as Raghu Vansha. This was because Lord Rama's great-grandfather Raghu became famous. 

The term gotra, itself, according to strict Hindu tradition is used only for the lineages of Brahmin, Kshatriya and Vysya families. A Gotra relates directly to the original seven or eight Rishis of the Vedas. In this sense, Lord Rama did not have a Gotra, and in rituals his Gotra would be the Gotra of his Brahmin priest. This practice is still common today as it was in ancient times according to earliest Hindu sources. Therefore, Gotra has always been only a Brahmin lineage that descends from seven or eight rishis associated with the Saptarishi or the seven stars of the Great Bear constellation as according to original Hindu Vedic system. The word "Gotra" means "ray." In Brahmin tradition, it is the duty of the Brahmin to keep his particular ray alive by doing daily rituals that he may transmit the power of that ray to others for the benefit of mankind. When the "ray" is extinguished, so is that particular beneficial magical stream dead to the human race and that power lost to mankind forever. Hence the importance of a Brahmin's daily Sandhya. The term "gotra" has taken broader meanings to include any lineage, Brahmin or otherwise. Therefore, today, other terms are considered synonymous with gotra and the distinct meaning of the word and the esoteric connotations are lost to many, even within the Brahmin community. 

A common mistake is to consider gotra to be synonymous with cult or Kula. A kula is basically a set of people following similar rituals, often worshipping the same God (the Kula-Devata - the God of the cult). Kula has nothing to do with lineage or caste. In fact, it is possible to change one's Kula, based on his faith or ista devatha. 

It is common practice in Hindu marriage to enquire about the Kula-Gotra meaning Cult-Clan of the bride and bridegroom before approving the marriage. In almost all Hindu families, marriages within the same gotra are prohibited. But marriage within the kula is allowed and even preferred. 

The concept of Gotra was the first attempt among Brahmins to classify themselves among different groups. At the beginning, these gentes identified themselves by the names of eight rishis (Agastya, Atri, Gautam, Jamadagni, Kashyapa, Vasishtha, Vishwamitra and Bharadvaja; the first seven of these are often enumerated as Saptarishis). It is to be noted that Vishwamitra was initially a Kshatriya king, who later chose and rose to become an ascetic rishi. Hence the gotra was applied to the grouping stemming from one of these rishis as his descendants.