Thursday, December 18, 2008

3]. The History of Sri Rama Dasu Vs Golconda Navab.

To explain about the nastiness & narrow mind of Muslim kings, about the lustful, & luxurious behavior of Muslim kings, I want to refer Ramadasu i.e. Kancharla Gopanna’s issue in the history of Nizams, of Golconda, Andhra Desam.

Those were the ruling days of Thaneesha in Golconda. Thaneesha came to the throne in 1672 A.D. and lost it due to the attack of Aurangzeb on Golconda in 1687 A.D. Totally, his ruling time was 15 years. In those days, in the court of Thaneesha, Akanna and Madanna were doing as Army Chief and Minister. With their recommendation, Thaneesha appointed Kancharla Gopanna as Tahaseeldar of Hasnabad, as he was relative of Akkanna and Madanna. Present Bhadra Chalam belonged to Hasnabad. By that time, there was no temple of Sri Rama, at Bhadrachalam. On the hillock of Bhadrachalam, Sri Rama, Sita Devi and Lakshman’s idols were in open land. The tribals and local people believing that those idols were self established there as per to the boon given by Sri Rama to a devotee ‘Bhadrudu’ who turned as hillock.

Gopanna was informed all about this. Being Hindu, devotee of Sri Rama and poet, Kancharla Gopanna desired to build a temple there. In those days, droughts & floods were affecting agriculture so that people were not happy and not peaceful. Gopanna had written songs on Sri Rama as ‘Bhajana Patalu’ and composed music to those songs and sung them. He collected funds to construct Sri Rama’s temple on Bhadra Chalam. He decided to reside under the trees in the forest until completion of the temple construction to resemble non-shelter to God Sri Rama. People were impressed by his poetry, music, singing, sincerity and devotion, so that they responded to him. They called him as Ramadasu, which means servant to Sri Rama. They had donated money & gold at their level best to construct Sri Rama’s temple. That was the devotion of people. They had done physical industry also to construct the temple. Temple construction was completed. Everybody was happy. All of this was informed to the king, Thaneesha of Golconda. He felt angry.

He claimed Gopanna as he spent money, which should pay to the Navabs as tax on the construction of temple at Bhadrachalam. He persecuted Gopanna i.e. Ramadasu as he didn’t secured the permission from Government to construct the temple. Gopanna defend himself. He argued as “When the Navabs are constructing so many buildings and forts for themselves, constructing palaces for their lovers and prostitutes, constructing tombs for their expired elders, what is the wrong when we construct a small temple to God Sri Rama? It was not constructed with money of Government. It was constructed with the donations of people. As Sri Rama was ideal king, God to Hindus, what is wrong if we construct a temple to him? All taxes, I cleared it to the treasury of Navab. I didn’t use the taxes money which is liable to pay to Govt. for the construction of temple.”

The Navab Thaneesha felt angry about this argument and demanded Gopanna to beg mercy. Gopanna refused it by saying that he didn’t do any mistake. Hence, Navab Thaneesha kept him in prison for 12 years and tortured him physically. But Gopanna i.e. Ramadasu didn’t beg mercy from the Navab. In spite of torture in prison, he continued to write devotional songs in the prison, composing tunes to songs and sang them. Those songs were spread in public.

One night the Navab Thaneesha got a dream while sleeping. In that dream, Thaneesha had seen two young and handsome soldiers. They introduced themselves as ‘Ramoji’ and ‘Lakshmoji’ as servants of Ramadasu. They paid the lacks of Moharis, which was claimed as debt of Gopanna to the Navab, being Thahaseeldar of Hasnabad. They had collected the receipt also for such payment as a proof.

With this dream, Navab Thaneesha had woken up and watched the heap of gold Moharies in his bedroom. He felt wonder that how such incident could happen. There were security guards on duty in the palace. Nobody could come without their notice. To consider it was only a dream, then how the heap of lacks of Moharies [the then currency] was in the bedroom of Navab? This was the greatness of Ramadasu’s devotion to God Sri Rama. By declaring like this, Thaneesha released Gopanna i.e. Ramadasu from prison. Moreover, Navab offered many gifts and Thahaseeldar job to Gopanna. He said apology to Gopanna. But Gopanna i.e. Ramadasu refused his offers and left to Bhadrachalam. Ramadasu thought, “Sri Rama didn’t give his darshan [which means appearance] to me. But he had given it to Thaneesha. Like that Sri Rama, being king had shown partiality to the king Thaneesha. I am not lucky much, to have Sri Rama’s darshan.” Ramadasu felt desperation. By the way, he travelled on the spiritual and philosophical path in life to reach ‘Mukti’.

This is the famous story spread in public since 1687 A.D. until now. But the real happening was different from this. Here are the logical and circumstantial supports to that.

Actually, Thaneesha came to throne in 1672 A.D. He appointed Kancharla Gopanna as Thahaseeldar of Hasnabad i.e. today is Palwancha. Bhadrachalam came under these limits. Ramadasu collected donations from people to construct the temple. His talent of writing songs, composing music, singing the devotional songs, his devotion and his sincerity had impressed people like anything. It is natural that a lightening candle can enlighten number of candles. Like that, a devotional heart can inspire number of devotional hearts. Thus, people inspired from Ramadasu, donated money, done physical industry to construct the temple, it was completed in 1674 A.D.

By that time, people were suffering with either droughts or floods every year. There were no good crops in agriculture. Hence, people were unable to pay the taxes to the Government promptly.

Actually, whenever the Government and the rulers are selfish, not concentrate on ruling, always spending time to enjoy lust & luxuries and then the employees also behave with irresponsibility. As ‘యధారాజా తధాప్రజా ‘which means ‘In which manner the king is, people will be like that.’ People also behave with irresponsibility and neglective. So, the trees, forests, rivers and tanks would be mishandled and misused by public. Hence, result is Environmental imbalance. Natural impacts of this are either droughts or floods. Are we not watching the same now?

That’s why only there was a belief in ancient India as ‘If the king is with ethics, morals and Dharma, there will be 4 rains per month, no droughts and no floods in his kingdom’. As well another belief was there in ancient India as ‘If good, moral, and Dharma persons are there in a place, there will be good crops, good rains, no droughts and no floods’. With these believes both the king and people used to try to live with morals and Dharma in ancient India. I referred ancient India in the meaning of India before 1000 A.D. Ancient India means before the Muslims and Europeans enter in to India to rule India. Why I refer such is, before the entry of Muslim kings into India, there were no coups in politics. Before the entry of Europeans in to India, there were no coups in business. And before the entry of Corporate Companies in to India, there were no coups in common men lives.

In 1674 A.D. when Ramadasu constructed Sri Rama’s temple at Bhadra Chalam, Thaneesha was badly in need of money for his luxuries and for working of Government. Due to floods and droughts, people were not playing taxes promptly all over his kingdom.

When he heard about Ramadasu who could collect lacks of Moharies to construct temple, he desired to use his talents of writings devotional songs, composing music, singing of the same in other parts of his kingdom, by showing some other temples construction or something else devotional cause. After collecting funds, who could see, how much had spent to devotional activities? This was his desire.
Directly or indirectly, Thaneesha indicated about his desire to Ramadasu. Being devotee, being a man with ethics and morals, Ramadasu was innocent to understand it. Though he understood, he might refuse it, as he could not deceive people on the name of God Sri Rama. That to Ramadasu was the devotee of Sri Rama who was fame as God due to his truthfulness. Thaneesha felt angry and frustrated about the disobedience shown by Ramadasu. So that Thaneesha prosecuted him on the blame of using Govt. money to construct the temple without Navab’s permission. Being Navab, was it impossible for him to create fake documents to support his claim? There is a Telugu idiom ‘’ రాజు తలుచుకొంటే దెబ్బలకు కొదవ?” which means, “If king desired it, is it deficiency for lashes or beats?”

Like that, Thaneesha had punished Ramadasu in prison for 12 years i.e. from 1675 A.D. to 1687 A.D. Each and every day, he used to torture Ramadasu by different methods including fasting. This was spread in public. Hindus who were majority in population felt in-satisfaction, desperation and disgust against Thaneesha.

On the other hand, since 1656 A.D. Aurangzeb was efforting to defeat Golconda. Within 31 years i.e. from 1656 to 1687 A.D., Aurangzeb could not defeat Golconda. But now, in 1687, the staff of Thaneesha including administrative and soldiers were not sincere and committed in service to Govt. due to the in-satisfaction and frustration, against Thaneesha.

Thaneesha was informed about this situation through his spying agents. He noticed the hatred in public towards himself. Talks were spread among people as “After all, Ramadasu had constructed temple to God, but not a Mahal i.e. Bungalow for himself or for his lover like that. No Hindu king or some other king had punished anybody who constructed Edgas or Masjids or some other praying places. Some of the Durgas, Charminar and other praying places are constructed with Govt. money. Is it not from the taxes, which we paid to the Govt.? The Navabs had constructed palaces to their lovers and prostitutes. They had constructed tombs to their expired ancestors. Is it not public money? In such a case, is it such a crime to keep Ramadasu in prison for 12 years and to torture that devotee like that? How cruel and immoral is this Navab Thaneesha?”

These talks were frightened the Navab and his fellow men. They thought well. To eliminate all of these talks and to erase the hatred on Navab in public, they designed a strategy. As per that plan, secretly they made Gold Coins with the image of Sri Rama Pattabhishekam on one side and Sri Hanuman’s image on another side.

Suddenly, on one day in the court, Navab Thaneesha declared that he had a dream. In that dream two young and handsome men, one was black in color resembles Sri Rama told his name as Ramoji and another was fair in color resembles Lakshmana, told his name as Lakshmoji approached him in bedroom. They introduced themselves as representatives of Ramadasu and paid the money to clear his debt to Govt. They collected the receipt also. He had shown the gold coins i.e. Sri Rama Mada’s as evidence to his dream. By declaring like this, he released Ramadasu from prison and offered gifts and job. He declared himself as devotee of Sri Rama and sent pearls, Silk clothes to God at Bhadrachalam on the festival of Sri Rama Navami. He could release Ramadasu without this dream drama. But he could not erase the hatred in public on himself. To make people to believe this fabrication, the Navab Thaneesha and his fellowmen spread stories as 1].Ramadasu had brought up the parrots by keeping them in cages, so that he was kept in prison because of that sin. 2]. As per the horoscope of Ramadasu’s wife, her husband should be keep in prison. As per her fate, he was kept in prison. 3].As Gopanna i.e. Ramadasu’s sins i.e. results of his works in previous life, he was kept in prison for 12 years. When it was cleared Sri Rama had given darshanam i.e. appearance in the dream of Thaneesha, paid the taxes due and got released Ramadasu from prison.

In such case, what about the sin of Thaneesha which had cleared off by Aurangzeb by keeping him in the prison until death of Thaneesha? There is no more propaganda on this point & complete silence on this point according to the strategy. If this gets popularity, people will get inspired towards God and devotion. If such happens, people will turn towards good, idealistic and positive attitude. If such happens, they won’t run after luxuries. If such happens, it is tough task for the coup makers and their supporters to suck money from people through Corporatism.

That’s why, in due course of time, the coup makers i.e. Mr. Duplicate Kanika, CIA, ISI and their supporters propagated the fabricated story only but not the facts. Moreover, they spread similar stories in case of other devotes like Thyagayya etc in which God had appeared to thieves rather than to devotees, to support the fabrications. On the other hand, there was an oral propaganda, as whoever devotes Sri Rama, they should face difficulties like Ramadasu, pothanna and Thyagayya etc. By the way, it is easy to divert people from idealism.

After release of Ramadasu, this secret behind the drama of dream also leaked to people. There were whispers all over the kingdom. People felt humiliation against the cheating of Government itself and by the Navab himself.

In these circumstances, Aurangzeb had offered large amounts as corruption to the staff of Navab and could opened the gates of Golconda fort during the war, after 31 years from his first battle attempt on Golconda. Aurangzeb had captured Thaneesha as prisoner and taken him to his kingdom. Until death, Thaneesha was in prison of Aurangzeb.

This was the real happening in history. The coup makers i.e. Mr. Duplicate Kanika, CIA and ISI and their supporters never refer this fact of defeat of Thaneesha by Aurangzeb and his imprisonment until death. They won’t propagate it, more over they take all precautions that others should not propagate it by knowingly or unknowingly.

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