Thursday, 12 February 2015

हरि पौडेल जी को प्रश्न लक्ष्मी तामाङ्ग जी को उतर: जातीय वर्गीकरण र धर्म

आज विहानै मेरो फेसबुक ईनबक्समा हरि पौडेल ज्युले निम्न अनुसारको प्रश्न गर्नु भएको रहेछन र मैले उनको प्रतिउतर फेसबुकमा खुल्ला रुपमा उत्तर दिंदा उपयुक्त ठानेर सोहि अनुसार दिए किन कि सबैको मनमा जिज्ञासा त्यस्तो हुन् सक्छ मेरो आफ्नो लेख प्रति जुन म सत्य, तथ्य र यथार्थको आधारमा लेख्ने गर्छु मानवताको लागि अनि प्राय भ्रमबादमा जिउदै आएकाहरुलाई अपच्य हुन् पनि सक्छ अज्ञानताले गर्दा |

हरि जिको प्रश्न:
Laxmi Tamang ji...
K all Janajati lae jasari eutae suchi ma rakera aakada thulo dekhi..testae garera all hindu ko aakada rakda k hola? k all Janajati ko rahansahan...problem..eutae xa....Janajati madhme ma pani Tamang ko culture....rai ko culture....Magar ko culture etc ma kati difference hola?

Yadi tesari Bahun Chhetri lae ek thuma rakne vaye..terai ka Bahun n Chhetri pani tehi aakadama sametinu parenara...terai ma pani ta Bahun Chhetri considerable amount mai xaan ni hoenara?

Ajhae religion wise jane ho vane ta dali...madhesi ta derae jaso sayaad hindu holan....Magar ...Newar pani ta Hindu nae hun? kasto unclear type ko presentation...Janajati ma pani culture religion etc different vayeka ko kati xaan 6utaunu paroni pahila...hoenara?

shaybha ra sista bhasa ma mero jigyasa metaedinu vayo vane ma tapae parti aabhari hune thiye....?

मेरा प्यारा मित्र हरि जी तपाईको प्रश्नको लागि धेरै धेरै धन्यबाद सत्य, तथ्य र यथार्थ बुझ्न चाहनु भएकोमा |

सर्व प्रथम तपाईले बुझ्नु पर्ने मैले जे जति प्रमाण, जानकारी र तथ्यांक, आदि सेर गर्छु त्यो मैले मनगंते रुपमा निर्माण गरेको, तयार पारेको वा उत्पादन गरेको होइन | त्यो त हाम्रै देशका विद्वान बुद्धिजीवी अधिकारिक व्यक्तित्वहरुले नेपाल सरकारको लागि तयार परि दिनु भएको हो मैले मात्र अध्धयन गरेर जानकारीको लागि सेर गरेको हु | त्यसैले तपाईको आवाज त्यस्तो आधिकारिक व्यक्तित्वहरुसंग पुगोस भनेर मैले तपाईको जिज्ञासा र सुझाव यहाँ पुब्लिक स्पेसमा सेर गरेको छु | आसा छ तपाईको आफ्नो धारणा बारेमा उनीहरुले मनन गर्ने छन् मानवताको लागि |

अर्को कुरा तपाई ले बुझ्नु पर्ने यो तामाङ्ग र मगर लगायत सम्पूर्ण हामी जनजाती भन्नेहरु एक पृथक जाति हो विश्व भरिनै त्यसैले त उनीहरुको आ-आफ्नै मौलिकता छ आम धार्मिक सम्प्रदायहरुको भन्दा जस्तै हिन्दु, मुस्लिम, ईसाई, आदि जसको संस्कार, संस्कृति, परम्परा, कर्मकाण्ड सबै आ-आफ्नो धर्मले निर्देशित र नियन्त्रित भएको हुन्छ | जनजाती भन्नेको कुनै त्यस्तो संगठित धर्म छैन मात्र उनीहरुलाई पछि उनीहरुको भूमिमा बाहिरबाट आएका शासक शोषक जो बने उनीहरुले लादेर हिन्दु, मुस्लिम, ईसाई, आदि बनाई दिएको हो | नत्र उनीहरुको आफ्नो मौलिक धर्म, संस्कार, संस्कृति, र परम्परा भनेको प्रकृति र पितृ पुजक हुन् र सोहि अनुसार उनीहरुको रहन सहन गर्दै आएका जाति हुन् यो जनजाती भन्नेहरु विश्व भरि नै यस्तै छ उनीहरुको आफ्नो संस्कार, संस्कृति, परमपरा र धर्म |

यदि तपाईले प्रो. डोर बहादुर विष्टको "भाग्यबाद र विकास आधुनिक नेपाल निर्माणको लागि संघर्ष" भन्ने पुस्तक जुन प्रकासित गरेका थिए सन् १९९० मा सो अध्धयन गर्नु भयो भने बुझ्नु हुन्छ कि यो छेत्री भन्ने जात पहिले थिएन मात्र खस भन्ने थियो सुदुर र मध्यम पश्चिम नेपालमा जसको आफ्नै पृथक मौलिकता थियो १४ औ शताब्दी ताका र उनीहरुलाई जनजाती नै भन्थे उनीहरु मोस्टो र बुद्ध धर्म मान्ने गर्थे | तर पछि पी.एन. शाहले एकीकरण गरेपछि उनीहरुलाई हिन्दुवाद बनाएको मनुबादको सिद्धान्त अनुसार भनेर प्रष्ट उल्लेख गर्नु भएको छ सप्रमाण | सोहि भएको हो नेवार र मगर जातिमा पनि भन्ने कुरा समेत उल्लेख गर्नु भएको छ उहाँको पुस्तकमा |

नेपालको पहिलो कानून "मानव न्याय शास्त्र" जुन तयार गरेका थिए १४ औ शब्ताब्दिमा हिन्दुस्तानको ५ जना ब्राह्मणहरुको सहयोगमा राजा जय स्थिति मल्लको पालामा तथा दोस्रो कानून "मुलुकी ऐन" जुन तयार परेका थिए सन् १८५४ मा मनुबाद नीति अनुसार त्यसले नै हो नेपालको आम जन समुदायहरुलाई सानो ठुलो, छुत अछुत, मतवाली, मासिने, आदिको आधारमा ५ जातजातिमा विभाजन गरेको थियो | सो मनुबादको पुस्तकमा बाहुन र क्षत्रीय सम्बन्ध कस्तो हुन्छ भनेर यसरी उल्लेख गरेका छन्,

"दश वर्षको ब्राह्मण र सय वर्षको क्षत्रीय यी दुईलाई पिता-पुत्र सम्झिनु पर्छ, दुई जनामा ब्राह्मण चाही पिता समान हो |"
- मनुस्मृति २/१३५

त्यसैले तपाईको जुन जिज्ञासा र सुझाव छ त्यो मेरो आफ्नो आधिकारिक क्षेत्र भन्दा बाहिरको हो |

यदि मगर र नेवारहरु आफुलाई जनजाती भन्ने गर्छन भने उनीहरु धार्मिक हिसाबले गैर हिन्दु हुन भनेर उल्लेख गरेका छन् जनजाती महासंघको आफ्नो आधिकारिक वेबपेजमा समेत एक पटक पद्नु होस | 

तर उनीहरु मात्र नभएर हामी सबै हिन्दु हुन सक्छौ हिन्दु शब्दको उत्पतिको हिसाबले जुन दिएको थियो ९ औ शताब्दीमा मुस्लिमहरुले जो हिन्दुकुस क्षेत्र पारि बस्ने मानिसहरु सबै नै हिन्दु हुन् भनेर | त्यस कारण पनि हिन्दुस्तानमा रहने सम्पूर्ण मानिसहरु आफुलाई हिन्दु भन्ने गर्छन भनेर हिन्दुस्तानको हिन्दुवादीहरुको संस्था राष्ट्र स्वयं सेवकको अध्यक्ष मोहन भगत जी ले भन्नु भएको छ नि हौ |

आशा छ मैले यहाँको सम्पूर्ण जिज्ञासाको उतर दिए होला भनेर |

धन्यवाद |

लक्ष्मी तामांग

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Discussion about Vedism and Buddhism

I love knowing the truth, fact and reality rather than assertion and claim based on scripture knowledge and information that have been swallowed by mass and majority of human beings across the globe from early childhood socialisation process that has made them indoctrinated, cultured humanoid and dogmatic who cannot think and give logic behind scripture thoughts, ideas and knowledge read, heard and swallowed by them. 

I had a wonderful discussion with one Magar man from Singapore who happened to be very much knowledgeable about Veda who is a citizen of India. 

He thinks that Vedism was great than Buddha teaching so I have to give him justification based on fact, truth and reality evidence and logic since he was a logic lover. In our discussion he said:

"Vedic wisdom is totally different than current Hinduism Vedanta brahmanism whatever! And does not believe in idol worship. Yes Veda believes that source of manifested nature is shunya that is Mool Prakriti or primordial nature Which is beyond the observation of physical senses! But a universal conscious force which has infinite power and knowledge brought it from shunya invisible state to drashya visible state with effort and know how! That universal consciousness is invisible and permeates everything that is visible and also is still invisible. Veda called it Aum and many other names. Budha called it shunya also because of invisible nature. Another reason for shunyawad was because of the blind illogical rituals that corrupt bahuns were preaching in the name of creator God."

I told him that:
I am pretty sure you are not up to the level of in knowledge and understanding about Vedism and Hinduism like a Indian great and renowned personality Swami Vivekananda who said "At the time Buddha was born, India was in need of a great spiritual leader, a prophet. All my life I have been very fond of Buddha. I have more veneration for that character than any other— that boldness, that fearlessness, and that tremendous love! He was born for the good of men. Others may seek God, others may seek truth for themselves; he did not even care to know truth for himself. He sought truth because people were in misery. How to help them, that was his only concern. Throughout his life he never had a thought for himself. Buddha died at a ripe old age. I remember a friend of mine, a great American scientist, who was fond of reading his life. He did not like the death of Buddha, because he was not crucified. What a false idea! For a man to be great he must be murdered! Such ideas never prevailed in India. This great Buddha travelled all over India, denouncing her gods and even the God of the universe, and yet he lived to a good old age. For eighty years he lived, and had converted half the country. Buddha is expressly agnostic about God; but God is everywhere preached in our religion. The Vedas teach God -- both personal and impersonal. God is everywhere preached in the Gita. Hinduism is nothing without God. The Vedas are nothing without Him. That is the only way to salvation. Sannyasins have to repeat the following, several times: I, wishing for Mukti, take refuge in God, who created the world, who breathed out the Vedas. Buddha is said to have denied the Vedas because there is so much Himsa (killing) and other things. Every page of Buddhism is a fight with the Vedas (the ritualistic aspect). But he had no authority to do so."

I further wrote:
Vedism believes in creator like Abrahamic religions do whereas Buddha teaching doesn't believe in such imaginative idol and figure rather Buddha believed in the law of nature, natural phenomenon as scientific world thinks and believes how this universe has formed. Please learn the difference between Buddha teachings and others who believe in creationist "GOD". 

Whatever you said you are right in your own level of present understanding about Veda and Buddha and I am also right in my own present level of understanding and consciousness about the issues. BUT please get in-depth insight regarding the difference between Veda and Buddha teaching. I am not against nor for about Veda or Buddha teaching. I am just sharing what I have understood. It seems that you are mostly one sided with vedic wisdom only.

You have to give valid reason with fact, truth and reality WHY Mahabir who formed Janism and Siddhartha Gautam didn't satisfy with Veda knowledge also WHY so many Brahmin who taught veda didn't satisfy with knowledge that they preached which you can understand once you watch above Zee TV episode made by Singaporean Indian origin men.

Then he said:
Can you rephrase what you said in your previous post as there is too many typos. Budha Mahabir etc never studied Sanskrit and Veda. Because the Brahmins never allowed any one to study! That is why I say bahuns hijacked Vedic wisdom. These great Atmans learned through the scientific methods by their own observation.

I replied to him saying,
it sounds that you have forgotten that almost all Kshatriya used to be a King and Brahmins were teachers of those kings and their family members, Kshatriya. Therefore, as far as I knew from historical fact that Kaundinya was born before the time of Siddhartha to a wealthy brahmin family in a town named in Donavatthu, near Kapilavastu, and was known by his family name. When he was growing up, he mastered the three Vedas at a young age and excelled in the science of physiognomy and he taught all 4 vedas to Siddhartha Gautam Buddha and his other family members at the palace who didn't satisfy him with veda knowledge and later became asceitic and very lately became Buddha student himself.


Sunday, 25 January 2015

A Condom lady against Obstetric Violence in Nepal

Generally, people say an iron lady to bold and brave women who can voice and stand against any time of injustice or violence and exercise their full rights at its optimum level as best as I they can. However, I reject that title gifted by others and acknowledged with great realisation that I am a condom lady. 

I said that I am a condom lady because like condom fights against all kind of sexually transmitted infections including deadly virus, HIV and also prevents unwanted pregnancies and provide satisfaction to sexual partners I fight against social viruses such as violence, injustice, indoctrination, dogmatism, hatred, evil, devil, misogynist, sexism, genderism, manuism, corruption, feudalism, barbarism, inhumanity including all falsify, fantasy, funny, fable and fungi kinds of mindsets and thoughts that are making this world hell which I consider is heavenly place gifted by mother nature to live on for all human including plants, animals and else.

Being a health professional who had taken oath of the modern father of medicine, Hippocrates I follow his advice who said:

“Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity. The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well. Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm."

I am against obstetric violence because obstetric violence is done by health professionals for which women are helpless to protect self whereas in other kind of violence women can protect themselves if they are educated and empowered socio-economically whereas obstetric violence is bit challenging because it is committed by so-called expert in medical and nursing professionals due to Ignorance and thrust of POWER because of over capitalism mindset who runs after man-made MONEY rather than nature made, Humanity.

In Nepal, although we have low access of caesarean section service in general that's why we've low caesarean section rate of around 5% at the national level as per the recent Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011, however, we have very high caesarean section rate in urban areas ranging from 35 to 80% in semi-government hospitals like Patan Hospital, Teaching Hospital Maharajgung of around 35-45% whereas in private hospitals like B & B Hospital, Valley Maternity Hospital, OM Hospital, Norvic, and else caesarean section rate is as high as upto 70-80%. These rates are extremely hight then what the World Health Organization’s recommended 15 per cent. Risks of caesarean include increased need for blood transfusion, admission to intensive care, hysterectomy, or in extreme cases – death.

Dr Hannah Dahlen, Associate Professor of Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney, says of safety in childbirth, “While the birth of a live baby is of course a priority, [the rate of] perinatal mortality [should not be ignored]. Cultural, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual safety rarely appear in the mainstream debates ... Not only [do these factors] dominate women’s thinking, research indicates ignoring its importance is potentially deadly.”

Similarly, in government hospitals birthing mothers are treated like an animals by nurses using verbal abusive words psychologically torturing them and also intervening routine cutting of women's perineum during childbirth. Such attitude and behaviour of medical and nursing professionals are unacceptable in a civilised world where women's body is use as an object instead of considering her as a human being having rights to access quality, cost effect, natural humanised care while giving a life to this world to sustain. That's the reason WHY I am against evil doing actions of educated so-called experts and intellectual.

In an editorial published online on October 6, 2010 in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Dr. Rogelio Pérez D’Gregorio, President of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Venezuela described the specific mentions of the term “obstetric violence” as it appears in the Organic Law on the Right of Women to Be Free from Violence, enacted in Venezuela on March 16, 2007.

The law defines obstetric violence as “…the appropriation of the body and reproductive processes of women by health personnel, which is expressed as dehumanized treatment, an abuse of medication, and to convert the natural processes into pathological ones, bringing with it loss of autonomy and the ability to decide freely about their bodies and sexuality, negatively impacting the quality of life of women.”

Dr. Pérez D’Gregorio highlights two phrases for consideration, the first of which is “health personnel.” In Venezuela, this includes obstetricians, residents, medical students, nurses and technicians. Midwives are not included because, as Pérez D’Gregorio notes, “midwifery does not exist in obstetric practice in Venezuela, where all deliveries are attended by physicians in an institution.”

In addition, the phrase “the appropriation of the body and reproductive processes of women by health personnel” is, according to Pérez D’Gregorio, “contrary to good obstetric practice, whereby medication should only be used when it is indicated, the natural processes should be respected, and instrumental or surgical procedures should be performed only when the indication follows evidence-based medicine.”

The following acts executed by care providers are considered obstetric violence:

(1) Untimely and ineffective attention of obstetric emergencies;

(2) Forcing the woman to give birth in a supine position, with legs raised, when the necessary means to perform a vertical delivery are available;

(3) Impeding the early attachment of the child with his/her mother without a medical cause thus preventing the early attachment and blocking the possibility of holding, nursing or breast-feeding immediately after birth;

(4) Altering the natural process of low-risk delivery by using acceleration techniques, without obtaining voluntary, expressed and informed consent of the woman;

(5) Performing delivery via cesarean section, when natural childbirth is possible, without obtaining voluntary, expressed, and informed consent from the woman.

Demand of Dual Citizenship by Nepalese Diaspora

It was not my field of expertise however I have been requested to share my thoughts about dual citizenship on 25 January that Non Resident Nepali Association are dying for demanding for to have comparing with other developed nations without thinking that Nepal is incomparable to those developed world in terms of human development index as well other socio-economic, political, security, and many more issues. Besides in the world there are 3 kinds nations that fall under dual citizenship. Only around 38 nations allowed dual citizenship to their nations and some of those nations have restriction and conditions and even countries like USA, Australia, etc have condition for dual citizenship holders and nations like India, China, Japan, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, including around 46 or more nations of this world don't entertain their citizens holding dual citizenship.

However, some Nepalese elites who are after political power are strongly demanding for it without thinking for mother and motherland they are just thinking for self being so much selfish. In the country where mother are deny to have citizenship rights they are demanding for dual citizenship where almost every politician and government official are corrupt.

How pathetic they are and how dishonest they are to the nation from where they were granted their second citizenship.

चिचीको पनि लोभ पापाको पनि लोभ गरेर हुन्छ ?

मन नेपाली भए पछि किन चाहियो कागजी नागरिकताको अधिकार दुइ दुइ राष्ट्रहरुको ?

सबै भन्दा ठुलो मन हो मन | मन भए पछि सबै मेरो हुन्छ | तर देख्छ टेडो आफ्नै अज्ञानताले गर्दा |

Anyway, I have just presented facts and figures about dual citizenship and had masculinity kind of sharing.

Theological and realism perspective about Hell and Heaven

Whatever an Aryan Prince Siddhartha Gautam who became Buddha had taught 2500 years in ancient Nepal and India no one can deny because scientifically it has proven as well spiritually anyone can experimented.

Also even by theologically Christians, Muslim and Hindus have borrowed and asserted that whatever Buddha said was right since their own masters have been asserting that Buddha prophesied about Maitreya Buddha was Mohammed as per Dr Zakir Naik from India a great Islamic world scholar, Christians have been asserting the same claiming about forthcoming Jesus and also proved by British scholars that Jesus was a Buddhist Monk and in Hinduism Buddha has been considered 9th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. These all prove that we should admire and follow Buddha teachings because he was a original real teacher and Gods of God, Prophets of Prophets who said there is NO God, No Heaven and Hell except in our mind.

Even from Hindu perspective I realise that there is NO Hell and Heaven as we think =D it is because in Hinduism there is a strong believe "जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी" this Sanskrit verse can be translated as "Mother and motherland are superior to Heaven." and this Sanskrit verse uttered by Lord Rama in the Hindu epic Ramayana. It is also the national motto of Nepal.

If mother and motherland are superior to Heaven that means there is NO heaven and hell since it cannot be superior of God land than human land which is earth and human being a Mother. Common sense can make this very clear if we have Brain to think in our head, heart to feel and hands to act or take action.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Sexist Nepali culture and custom

If we learn to understand Nepali culture no one can say that Nepali culture has been ruined by western culture because in our Nepalese culture 125 different caste/ethnic communities have their different traditional costumes that women wear.

We have sexist culture I would say because some communities in Tarai (low land of Nepal) wear this type of half naked upward and even while we women and girls take bath in public tap we wear in the same way, half naked. Similarly, we don't feel shame to feed our breast in a public openly without covering breast that we can see in most of the places in Nepal especially in rural settings =D but in modern urban places educated females feel shame thus they cover their breast while feeding or even don't prefer to feed. Likewise, we've sexist culture of "Kamasutra" that read by married men especially which is like a porn in the western world. BUT we blame to the western world for ruining our culture. What an ill mindset we have who always LOVE to play BLAME GAME. We love doing sex that is why prostitution business is considered one of the appealing oldest profession /business both India and Nepal promoted by rulers and elites since ancient time but consider taboo while talking about sex decently in a public places or even in a family. Similarly, we have nude, sexist and porn pictures and statues in temples and also worship Penis in vagina which is called "Shiva Linga" that means Lord Shiva's Penis. These all sounds hypocrites and double standard to me. BUT I love Nepalese indigenous diversified culture because it is naturally driven with spiritualism but ruined by organised superstitious religious rituals imposed by rulers.

In the mid and far western regions of Nepal we have sexist custom called "Chaupadi" a shelter in which girls and women are confined during menstrual period because they are forbidden to stay at home. This tradition is guided with the concept that is documented in the "law of manu" known as "Manusmriti" in which it says that women's should remain separate during menstrual period because it is considered impure and god will be angry with them if they touch men, kitchen and plants.

In one of the verses of Manusmriti it has written,
 "A woman is purified on a miscarriage in as many days and nights as months elapsed after conception, and a menstruating female becomes pure by bathing after the menstrual secretion has ceased to flow."- Manusmriti V

Women's natural physiological cycle process  related myths due to under developed mindsets of some ancient men.

Even female natural  menstrual cycle has been politicised corrupt scripture minded. This really annoys me how much control they exert in female's  body, mind and spirit due to their barbaric mindsets. 

On 2014, October 30, Pushpa Palanchoke, a student of ethnomusicology at Kathmandu University wrote an article titled "Menstruation myths" sharing her experience relating to the mythological beliefs and practices of this world. She writes 
 
I was 15 when I had my first menstruation. Since then, depression around religious occasions due to menstruation observation has haunted me. Even in the recent celebratory season, a large number of females like me were worried about their festival getting ruined because of their bleeding. Menstruation is just a natural process but it acts as a factor of exclusion for females.

Hindu mythology gives rationality behind the barriers set against women during their menstrual cycle. Srimad Bhagavatam has a story that women had to share the sin of a Brahmin’s murder at the hands of Indra in the form of menstruation every month. This makes women’s menstrual bleeding a sinful act. 

For years the Hindu community has believed that a woman becomes impure during menstruation and she should be kept away from offering anything to gods and should not touch anything to be offered to gods. This is not where the line of control ends—it extends to the kitchen. Women are compelled to eat separately. In some cases, they are given separate utensils to be used during the period. 

We even have a cruel custom of Chaupadi in Nepal in which women during their menstruation period need to stay in animal sheds. Even if it has been outlawed, Chaupadi continues. In many Indian societies, female artists do not practice art during their period for they deem art sacred and their menstruation a sin. Practices such as bali and sumba are few examples of indifferences towards women for their monthly menstruation. In bali women are supposed to not enter the kitchen, not sleep with husband or have sex, keep their clothes away from other members of the family and not enter the temple. Sumba is about keeping this period of month secret to everyone, making men see them as deceitful.

This is observed in Indonesian culture. There’s a similar practice in Japan.

Manusmriti, the oldest Hindu law, regards menstruating women as polluted. Even one ayat of the Koran mentions that menstruating women are polluted. Tantrism takes a less aggressive approach to menstruation by saying that all women during their menstrual period embody a functional vestige of Goddess Kali’s pre-cosmic creative cycles. Because of this, menstruating women are vessels of abundant prana. Their chakras are loose and they become spiritually more receptive, hence, are in vulnerable state. Purposefully, a woman is to be protected from gross masculine energy through amulets, rituals and isolation is a must. 

Sikhism does not condemn menstrual cycle. The Native American tribe, Cherokee, regards menstrual blood a source of feminine strength having the power to destroy enemies. 

Ancient Rome too held similar belief that during this period of month women are really powerful and have psychic abilities—if she is to walk around the field all the beetles would fall off the vegetation. Similarly in Africa menstrual blood is used in magical charm both for purifying and destroying things. 

Thousands of such menstrual myths are found around the world. In fact, menstruation and conception are exclusively female phenomena and men have ever been fascinated with them. The exotic bodily processes in women have inspired men to create myths. 

On first Saturday of the month of Kartik there was a satsang puja at my home. I was having my menstruation at that time. I felt no hesitation in entering the worship chamber and sing hymns along with other participants. Not only this, I also put tika and took prasad. I was glad to hear welcoming words from my own uncle and father. My mother was hesitant but she ultimately gave in. 

References
1. Mensutural myths by Pushpa Palanchoke  
   http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=85618#sthash.vrHs0XqA.dpuf"  

Sunday, 11 January 2015

स्वस्थानी व्रत कथाको लेखेक बारे भ्रम र अन्योलता पण्डित ज्युहरु स्वयं

कुरा बुझ्दा हाँस मात्र उठ्छ अनि नबुझ्दा रिस | त्यसैले रिस खा आफु बुद्धि खा अर्का भन्ने गर्छन हाम्रो गाउँ समाजमा | 

खोई के खोई के पण्डित ज्युहरु आफै भ्रमित र अनविज्ञ हुनु हुँदा रहेछन कसले लेखेका हुन् स्वस्थानी ब्रत कथा भनेर अनि मेडमले पनि नेवारले लेखेका हुन् भन्नु भएको रहेछन | हामीले बुझ्नु पर्छ नेवार भनेको समाज बनाएको मात्र १४ औ शताब्दीमा हो हिन्दुस्तानको ५ जना ब्राह्मणहरुको सहयोगमा राजा जयस्थिति मल्लले मनुस्मृति र नारायण स्मृति अनुसार जुन प्रष्ट छ "मानव न्याय शास्त्र" मा जुन नेपालको पहिले कानून हो | त्यस्तैले नेवार भनेको मोगोलियन तथा आर्यन मुलका मानिसहरुको मिश्रीत समुदाय हो जहाँ ब्राह्मण, क्षेत्री, तामाङ्ग/किरात, आदि जातिहरु छन् | जे होस् सुनिल श्रेष्ठ प्रष्ट हुनु हुन्छ स्वस्थानी ब्रत कथाको लेखकको बारेमा र उहाँले लेख्नु हुन्छ कमेन्टमा यस्तो,


"स्वस्थानीकथाको प्राचिन लेखक महर्षि वेदव्यास हुन् |
धार्मिक ग्रन्थ स्वस्थानीकथाको प्राचिन लेखक को हुन् भनेर हामीले पढ्ने पुस्तकमा लेखेको छैन तर त्यो ग्रन्थको लेखिएको नाम जसले संकलन गरेर प्रकाशित गरे उनीहरुको हो| तर स्वस्थानीकथाको केहि हरफहरुलाई ध्यान दिएर अध्यन गर्ने हो भन्ने सो पुस्तक कहाँबाट साभार भएको हो भन्ने चै सजिलै थाहा पाउछौ ,सोहि आधार स्वस्थानीको लेखक सजिलै पतालाग्छ | जसरी 'गीताको' मूलश्रोत 'महाभारत' हो |.
स्वस्थानी कथाको हरेक अध्याय पछि हामीले उचारण गर्ने मन्त्र ""इति श्री स्कन्द पुराणे केदारखण्डे माघमहात्मे कुमार अगस्य संबादे""लाइ ध्यानपुर्बक विश्लेषण गर्ने हो ""स्वस्थानीकथा"" ""स्कन्दपुराण""को 'केदारखण्ड' भन्ने उपशिर्षकबाट लिएको देखिन्छ | सनातन साहित्यको १८ पुराणहरु मध्य सबै भन्दा ठुलो पुराणको नाम हो "स्कन्दपुराण" जसमा ८१००० श्लोकहरु छन् ,जसलाई ७ खण्डमा बिभाजन गरिएको छ| ७ खण्ड मध्य पहिलो खण्डको नाम हो ""महेश्वर"" खण्ड ,सोहि ""महेश्वरखण्ड""को पहिलो उपखण्डको नाम हो "केदारखण्ड" नै ""स्वस्थानी कथा"" हो | स्कन्द भनेको भगवान कुमारको अर्को नाम पनि हो | १८ पुराणका लेखक महर्षि वेदव्यास हुन् | स्वस्थानी ब्रतकथाको प्राचिन लेखक पनि महर्षि वेदव्यास हुन्|"

रामेश्वरी पन्त ज्युको कान्तिपुर अनलाई जनवरी १०, २०१५ शिर्षक "स्वस्थानीका शिवजी" मा उल्लेख गर्नु भएको थियो:
"महादेव र पार्वती श्लेषमान्तक वनमा घुम्न जाँदा त्यहाँका किरातहरू सारै फोहोरी देखेर उनीहरूलाई सरसफाइ सम्बन्धी ज्ञान दिए । 'फोहोर तिमीहरूको जन्मजात गुण होइन, तिमीहरू पनि सफा बन्न सक्छौ' भन्दै उनीहरूलाई नुहाउन सिकाए, घुमन्ते किरातहरूका अशक्त, वृद्ध र बालबालिकाको सुरक्षाका लागि झुपडी बनाएर बस्न
सिकाए, खेतीपाती गर्न र जडिबुटीबाट औषधोपचार गर्न सिकाए । यसरी महादेव र पार्वतीले किरातहरूलाई सभ्य बन्न दिएको शिक्षा नै मानवशास्त्रमा मानिसले पाएको पहिलो शिक्षा थियो ।'"

मेडमले लेख्नु भएको यी हरफहरु पद्दा चाही मलाई हाँस उठ्यो किन कि महादेव स्वयं एक भोटे किरात हुन् भन्ने प्रमाण छ | तर यो चाही हिन्दुस्तानी पण्डितहरुले जुन मोङ्गोलियन मुलका भोट बर्मेली भाषीहरुलाई खिसी पुर्वक "किरात" भने जसको अर्थ हिन्दुस्तानबाट दक्षिण पूर्वी हिमालमा बस्ने जंगली सिंह प्रवृतिको मानिसहरु भन्ने हुँदा रहेछन उनीहरुलाई महादेवले नुहाउनु सिकाउनु भनेको चाही स्व-घोषित शुद्ध सफा स्वच्छ आफू जो एक लोटा पानीले स्नान गर्छन बाहिरी शरीर मात्र तर भित्र मन चाही फोहरी हुन्छ अनि भोटेहरु फोहोरी हुन्छ भन्न खोजेको बुझिन्छ |

मेरो यी माथिको प्रतिकृया फेसबुक स्टाटसमा पढे पछि तेन्जिंग लिम्बुलेख्नु हुन्छ,
हिन्दु बेद को मुख्य ज्ञान प्राचिन दक्षिण पुर्ब एसिया को स्थानीय बसी जसलाई बैदिक काल पछि किराँत भनेर चिनिने जाति को दर्शान लाई आर्य हरु ले आफ्नो स्वार्थ शिद्ध हुने संहिता को आवरण हालेर हिन्दु धर्म बनाएको हो l जुन तथ्य कुरा लाई आजसम्म को कुनै खोज कर्ता हरु ले उजागर गरेको छैनन l तथ्य लाई सहि खोज को विवरण ओझेल मा राखिएको प्रस्ट हुन्छ l जुन बेद पुराण र उपनिषद् र अन्य हिन्दु ग्रन्थ हरु मा लेखिएका धेरै तथ्य हरु बैदिक काल अघि देखि मानि आएका किराँत हरु को मुन्धुम र अन्य दर्शन ज्ञान हरुमा पाईन्छन l.
अर्को कुरा जहाँ बाट आर्य हरु आए त्यहाँ पुर्ब काल देखि आज सम्म को ईतिहास खोज्ने हो भने बैदिक काल देखि आज सम्म को ईतिहास लाई तुलना गरेर हेर्ने हो भने आर्या हरु आएको थात थलो मा हिन्दु दर्शन र आध्यात्मिक दर्शन र भौतिक आधारको कुनै अस्तित्व थिएन र छैन तेसैले पुष्टि गर्छ हिन्दु आर्य हरुले स्थानीय आध्यात्मिक दर्शन र भौतिक ज्ञान लाई आफ्नो ईच्छा पूर्ति हुने संहिता को आवरण राखेर आफ्नो बनाएका हुन् तेस्मा मुख्य आवरण मनुस्मृति हो भन्दा फरक नपर्ला l.


ज्वाजलाप्पा सकासिता ज्यु को प्रतिकृया यस्तो छ:  

हा हा हा हा, जति बुझ्न भ्याए, त्यति लेखे जस्तो लाग्यो । स्वस्थानीको कुरा र देविपुराणको कुरा कहाँ मेल खाएको छ, अत्तोपत्तो देखिन्न । यो लेख अपुरो अध्ययनको नतीजा हो, अध्ययन पुरा गर्न सामाग्री जुटाउने उद्देश्य लुकेको छ । स्वस्थानीमा नेवारले किन बाहुनको मात्र कथा लेख्यो ? किन कतै नेवार समाजको कथा लेखिएन, स्वस्थानीमा ? यो प्रश्न साँच्चै सोचनीय छ । नेवार समाजका स्यस्य: (श्रेष्ठ) हरुमा स्वस्थानी प्रचलित छ, यिनै श्रेष्ठहरु हिन्दुकरणमा चुर्लुम्म डुबेका समुह हुन र बर्मू च्य: बन्दै बाहुनबादको रक्षा गर्न मरिहत्ते गर्ने काममा पनि श्रेष्ठहरु नै अग्र पंक्तिमा छन । नेपालभाषा छोडेर आफ्ना सन्तानलाइ खसभाषा सिकाउनेहरु पनि श्रेष्ठ नै अग्रपंक्तिमा छन । यो सवै हेर्दा स्वस्थानी शायद नेवार समाजलाइ बाहुनबादको चंगुलमा लैजाने अस्त्र थियो कि जस्तो लागेको छ ।

निरोज गुरुङ ज्युको प्रतिकृया भने यस्तो थियो,  

लौन क्यारनी अब ! नगर र समाज बिकासका देउता दक्षप्रजापति हुन् (नामै हेर) जस्को शिर काटेर बाख्राको टाउको जोड्ने शिब जी जो स्वयम् समाजिक ब्यक्ति थिएन्न् लुगा नलगाउने असभ्य, खरानी धस्ने- भाङ धतुरो खाने, भुत-पिचाससँग बस्ने, साप-हड्डीको माला लगाउने, फोहोरी र लट्टा परेको कपाल भएको जोगीले कसैलाई नुहाउन, सफा हुन, झुपडी बनाउन, खेतीपाती गर्न कसरी सिकाए होलान् ! शिब शिब..हरि हरि !!

रामेश्वरी पन्त ज्युको पुरा लेख:

नेपाली समाजमा शताब्दियौंदेखि अत्यधिक श्रद्धापूर्वक व्रत, पूजा र पाठ गर्दै आएको स्वस्थानी व्रतकथाको पुस्तक सर्वप्रथम कहिले र कसले लेख्यो भन्ने कुरा अहिलेसम्म पनि कसैले ठोकुवा गरेर भन्नसकेको पाइएको छैन । नेवारी भाषामा लेखिएको भनिएको स्वस्थानी कथा पक्कै पनि कुनै नेवारले नै लेखेको हुनुपर्छ । त्यसो हो भने नेवारले किन बाहुनको मात्र कथा लेख्यो ? किन कतै नेवार समाजको
कथा लेखिएन, स्वस्थानीमा ? यो प्रश्न पनि सोचनीय देखिन्छ । जे होस्, नेवारले जे देख्यो, त्यही लेख्यो । तत्कालीन समयमा बाहुन समाजमा हिन्दु धर्म र परम्पराको नाममा महिलामाथि हुने ज्यादती, पतिव्रताका नाममा बाहुन महिलाले सहनुपरेका दुःख, बालविवाह, एकल महिलाले खेप्नुपरेका समस्या, धर्मको नाममा महिलालाई दिइने प्रताडनालाई स्वस्थानी कथासँग जोडिदिएको हुनसक्छ । जे होस्, यी प्रसंगलाई छोडेर स्वस्थानीकै ऐतिहासिक प्रसंगतिर
जानु सान्दर्भिक छ ।
आफ्नी प्राणप्यारी पत्नी सतीदेवीको मृत्युपछि शिव यति धेरै शोकाकुल बन्छन् कि उनलेे सतीदेवीको मृत शरीर बोकेर संसार भ्रमण गर्दै हिँंड्दा सतीको देह सडेर अङ्ग-अङ्गहरू विभिन्न ठाउँमा झर्दै जान्छन् र ती ठाउँहरूमा शक्तिपीठहरूको उत्पत्ति हुँदै जान्छ । सतीको अङ्गबाट एकाउन्न शक्तिपीठहरूको उत्पत्ति हुने क्रममा हामीले पढ्दै आएको स्वस्थानी कथामा यस्तो लेखिएको छ, 'पहिले नेपालमा पुग्दा गुह्यपतन भयो । नेपाल पीठ, गुह्येश्वरी देवी....उत्पत्ति भए ।' यस बाहेक स्वस्थानीमा नेपाल
शब्दको उल्लेख पाइँदैन । बाँकी सबै पीठहरू भारतमा रहेको कुरा स्वस्थानी पढ्दा थाहा लाग्छ । तर के यो नै साँचो हो त ? सतीको पहिलो अङ्ग नेपालमा खसेपछि अरू सब भारतमा कसरी ? के नेपालका शक्तिपीठहरू अतिक्रमित भएकै हुन् त ?
वैदिक वाङ्मयका ज्ञाता मदनमणि दीक्षितकै शब्दमा 'करिब १३०० वर्ष पुरानो स्कन्द पुराण लेखिएको ८०० वर्षपछि मात्र स्वस्थानी कथा लेखिएको देखिन्छ । ई.पू. ३०० (समुद्र गुप्तको समय) को इलाहाबादको स्तम्भमा 'नेपाल' भन्ने शब्द पहिलोपटक लेखिएको पाइएको छ । वैदिक र पौराणिक समयसम्म नेपाल र भारत एउटै सीमाभित्र पर्थे । लिखित इतिहासको कमीले गर्दा पनि स्वस्थानीमा उल्लेखित स्थानहरू नेपालमा पर्थे या भारतमा भन्नेमा कसैले ठोकुवा गरेर भन्न सक्ने स्थिति छैन । स्वस्थानीको आधार स्कन्द पुराण रहेको र सम्राट अकवरको पालादेखि स्कन्द पुराणमा नेपाल महात्म्य थपियो र स्वस्थानीका प्रसंग पनि यसैबाट लिइएको हो । पुराणहरू भारतमा लेखिए र यी पुराणहरू केही कालसम्म अंग्रेजको कब्जामा रहे । साम्राज्यवादीहरूले इतिहास बङयाउनकै लागि बौद्धिक सम्पत्तिमाथि कब्जा जमाउने हुँदा यही समयमा नेपालको धार्मिक इतिहासलाई पनि बङयाउँदै नेपालका शक्तिपीठहरू भारतमा रहेको भनिएको हुनसक्छ ।'
अर्का वैदिक ज्ञाता महेश्वर जुजु राजोपाध्यायसँगको भेट र उहाँले लेखेको स्वस्थानीको पुस्तकबाट प्राप्त जानकारीका आधारमा स्वस्थानी नेपालको मौलिक ऐतिहासिक धरोहर भएको पाइन्छ । जस अनुसार,
नेपालको टोखा चण्डीश्वरीमा दक्षयज्ञ कुण्ड, चण्डीश्वरी महाकाली र पशुमुण्ड दक्षको मूर्ति अझै पनि रहेको, सतीको पहिलो पीठ 'चरण शक्तिपीठ' देवीकुट थानकोटमा रहेको, यौनाङ्ग (गुह्य) पतन भएको गुह्येश्वरी, स्तनपतन भएको भक्तपुरको स्तन शक्तिपीठ जसलाई दुरुप्पःद्यः भनिन्छ, लगायत ४८ पीठहरू नेपालमै रहेको महेश्वर जुजुको भनाइ छ ।
थिमी कथाबाट लिइएको भनिएको गोमा, नवराज र चन्द्रावतीको कथालाई नेपालको वास्तविक इतिहास भएको र गोमाको माइती फर्पिङको ब्रह्मपुरमा रहेको, साँगा जरन्ताल वनेपाका शिव शर्मासँग गोमाको विवाह भएको, शिव शर्मा मरेको ठाउँ वनेपाको सुन्थानमा विचारी पाटीको अगाडि अझै पनि रहेको, गोमाले पुत्र पाएको ठाउँलाई गोमाडोल भन्ने गरिएको, चन्द्रावतीको माइती वनेपाको वुडोलमा रहेको र नवराज -न्वारनको नाम वन्हीराज) राजा भएपछि भक्तपुरको दत्तात्रयलाई राजधानी बनाएको कुरा उनले स्थापना गरेको तलेजु भक्तपुरको दत्तात्रयमा अझै छ र त्यसको पुजारी अझै पनि राजोपाध्याय बाहुन हुने गर्छन् । नवराज पनि राजोपाध्याय बाहुन रहेको कुरा त्यहाँ संकल्प गर्दा 'वन्हीराज कूल भट्टारक' भन्ने गरिएको बाट प्रमाणित हुन्छ भनेर महेश्वर भन्नुहुन्छ । त्यसैगरी कुष्ठरोग ग्रस्त चन्द्रावतीको उद्धार भएको ठाउँ शालीनदी पनि साँखुमा रहेको र त्यहीं आजपर्यन्त स्वस्थानी मेला लाग्ने गर्छ । यदि यी सब सत्य हुन् भने किन पुराण लेख्ने पण्डितहरूले स्वस्थानीलाई भारतीयकरण गरे ? कतै नेपाली भाषाको स्वस्थानीलाई बनारसका पण्डितहरूले लेखेका त होइनन् ?
स्वस्थानी कथामा शिवलाई एकातिर जोगीको रूपमा देखाइएको छ, त्यो पनि अत्यन्तै घिनलाग्दो जो भूतप्रेत पिशाच आदिले घेरिएर मशानमा बस्ने, खरानी घस्ने, बाघको छाला ओढ्ने, भाङधतुरो खाने, डमरु बजाउने, नाङ्गो, जता पायो उतै हिंँड्ने असभ्य र जंगली खालको संन्यासी । यतिसम्म नशेबाज र गैरजिम्मेवार रूपमा प्रस्तुत गरिएको छ कि छलपूर्वक भए पनि सतीदेवीसँग बिहे हुने भएपछि पनि समयमा दक्ष प्रजापतिको घरमा पुग्नुपर्ने महादेव बिहेको लगन गुज्रनै लाग्दासम्म भाङको नशामा लठठएर आफ्नै बिहेको दिन बिर्सेका छन् र ढिलोगरी दक्षको घर पुगेका छन् । फेरि सतीदेवीलाई दुलहीको रूपमा घरमा ल्याएपछि पनि उनी एउटा गैरजिम्मेवार पति बन्दै सतीदेवीलाई झुपडी देखाएर 'भित्र जा' भन्दै आफू तत्काल बाहिरै भाङ खाएर चार दिनसम्म बेहोश बनी लडेका छन् । भाङै नशामा आफ्नी पत्नी पार्वती रावणलाई दिएर पठाएका छन्, जालन्धर पत्नी वृन्दाको सतित्व नष्ट गर्न विष्णुलाई आदेश दिएका छन्, पाँच वषर्ीया अबोध बालिकालाई ढिलो भिक्षा दिएको निहुँमा भयानक श्राप दिएका छन् ।
अर्कोतिर शिवलाई भोगी अर्थात् सधैंजसो यौनकर्ममा लिप्त रहने पुरुषको रूपमा चित्रित गरिएको छ । पार्वतीसँग विवाह गरेपछि संसारै बिर्सिएर कैयौं दिनसम्म पार्वतीसँग यौनकर्ममा लिप्त रहेको र अति भएपछि देवताहरूले अग्निलाई पठाएर महादेव-पार्वतीको एकान्त यौनिक जीवन बिथोलेको, पार्वतीबाट मात्र सन्तुष्ट नभएर कहिले मृगरूप लिएर मृगिणीहरूसँग त कहिले हाँसको रूप लिएर हँसिनीहरूसँग रमाएको घटना कथामा प्रस्तुत गरिएको छ । त्यति मात्र नभएर महादेवलाई अर्काका स्त्रीहरू लिएर हिंँड्ने चरित्रहीनको आरोप पनि लगाइएको छ । सतीदेवीको मृत्युपछि मानसिक सन्तुलन गुमाएर नाङ्गै हिंँडेका शिवको लिङ्ग देखेर आफ्ना ऋषिपतिहरूबाट यौन अतृप्ति खेपिरहेका ऋषिपत्नीहरू शिवको पछि लागेर गएकोमा ऋषिहरूले शिवलाई दोषी देख्दै उनको लिङ्गपतन हुने श्राप दिन्छन् ।
के आज करोडौं हिन्दुहरूले अत्यन्त आस्थापूर्वक पुज्दै आएका देवाधिदेव महादेव साँच्ची नै यस्ता गैरजिम्मेवार र घृणित चरित्रका थिए त ? किन यसरी प्रस्तुत गरियो उनलाई ? हुनसक्छ, शिव अनार्य थिए र उनलाई आर्यहरूले मनपराउँदैनथे । स्वस्थानीको आधार स्कन्द पुराण भएकोले र पुराणहरू बाहुन पण्डित (आर्य) हरूले लेखेका हुनाले यसरी शिवलाई गलत किसिमले प्रस्तुत गरेका हुन सक्छन् ।
महेश्वर जुजु भन्नुहुन्छ, 'स्वस्थानी कथा नेपालको आदिकालीन इतिहास भएकोले यसको कुनै लिखित प्रमाण छैन, नत कुनै शिलालेख नै पाइन्छ । त्यसैले श्रुति परम्परामा विश्वास गर्नुपर्ने हुन्छ र यसैलाई स्रोत मान्नुपर्ने हुन्छ । पार्वतीसँग विवाह भएपछि महादेवले हिमालयसँग पार्वतीले आफूलाई पतिरूपमा प्राप्त गर्नका लागि कठिन तपस्या गरेको हुँदा उनको तपस्या र प्रेमको सम्मान गर्दै पार्वतीले तपस्या गरेको स्थानमा नै बस्ने इच्छा प्रकट गरे र शिव-पार्वती पाशुपत क्षेत्र देवपाटनमा बस्ती बसाएर बस्न थाले ।
महादेव र पार्वती श्लेषमान्तक वनमा घुम्न जाँदा त्यहाँका किरातहरू सारै फोहोरी देखेर उनीहरूलाई सरसफाइ सम्बन्धी ज्ञान दिए । 'फोहोर तिमीहरूको जन्मजात गुण होइन, तिमीहरू पनि सफा बन्न सक्छौ' भन्दै उनीहरूलाई नुहाउन सिकाए, घुमन्ते किरातहरूका अशक्त, वृद्ध र बालबालिकाको सुरक्षाका लागि झुपडी बनाएर बस्न
सिकाए, खेतीपाती गर्न र जडिबुटीबाट औषधोपचार गर्न सिकाए । यसरी महादेव र पार्वतीले किरातहरूलाई सभ्य बन्न दिएको शिक्षा नै मानवशास्त्रमा मानिसले पाएको पहिलो शिक्षा थियो ।'
यसरी एकातिर स्वस्थानीमा महादेवलाई असभ्य रूपमा प्रस्तुत गरेको पाइन्छ भने देवी पुराणअनुसार महादेवलाई सभ्य र ज्ञानीको रूपमा पाउन सकिन्छ । आखिर सही रूपमा महादेव (शिव) को थिए त ? भन्ने विषयमा थप अध्ययन जरुरी देखिन्छ ।
स्रोत: कान्तिपुर अनलाई जनवरी १०, २०१५ शिर्षक "स्वस्थानीका शिवजी" http://www.ekantipur.com/np/2071/9/26/full-story/401798.html