Temple entry wont make equals

15 03 2008

N.B :- This is the content of the letter written by Dr. Ambedkar to Mr. Bhaurao Gaikwad on 3rd March 1934, regarding the KalaRam Temple Entry Satyagraha-which stated on 2nd March 1930 , but whose preparation was underway for months. It started “with” the leadership of Dr. Ambedkar. His inaugural speech remained consistent with the conviction in which the Satyagraha was withdrawn. It was stopped immediately after the reciept the the said letter.

….. It is very kind of you to have asked me my views on the propriety of the Depressed Classes launching upon a Satyagraha at the Kala Ram Temple in Nasik on the coming Ram Navami Day. I have no position in saying that such a move would be quite uncalled for and should not merely be suspended but stopped altogether. This may appear strange and surprising coming as it does from one who was the author of the Satyagraha. But I am afraid to declare this change of front. I didn’t launch the temple entry movement because I wanted the Depressed Classes to become worshipers of idols which they were prevented from worshiping or because I believed temple entry would make them equal members in and an integral part of the Hindu Society. So far as this aspect of the case is concerned I would advise the Depressed Classes to insist upon a complete overhauling of Hindu Society and Hindu theology before they consent to become an integral part of Hindu Society. I started temple entry Satyagraha only because I felt that was the best way of energizing th Depressed Classes and making them conscious of their position. As I believe I have achieved that purpose I have no more use for temple entry. I want the Depressed Classes to concentrate their energy and resource on politics and education and I hope that they will realise the importance of both.

SECTION- IV Kalaram Temple entry Satryagraha, Nasik and Temple entry movement, Volume-XVII. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Writing and Speeches

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19 03 2008
ram navami

[…] utterances, the purpose and intention for which he had come. He would often say,arefkhan.blogfa.comTemple entry wont make equals N.B :- This is the content of the letter written by Dr. Ambedkar to Mr. Bhaurao Gaikwad on 3rd […]

19 06 2008
Hollow

Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation šŸ™‚ Anyway … nice blog to visit.

cheers, Hollow!!!

27 07 2008
C,L.CHUMBER

I BELIEVED TEMPLE ENTRY WOULD MAKE THEM EQUAL MEMBERS IN AND AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE HINDU SOCIETY ? – AMBEDKAR !!!!! ( 3rd March , 1932 )
Dear Viwers ,
In Punjab an arain obc muslim Karim Bakhsh converted to Sikhism .His son Bhai Mehtab Singh Bir initiated a movement against the untouchability in the Golden Temple at Amritsar by arranging a two day conference 11 and 12 october ,1920 at the Jallianwala Bagh , Amritsar .
In Punjab Baba Mangu Ram Muggowalia an untouchable migrated to U.S.A. in Dec.,1909 and became a leader of the evolutionary organization the Gadhar Party founded on 13th April,1913 . S.Sohan Singh Bhakna and Lala Hardyal were its president and general secretary respectively .( Pl visit ambedkartimes.com for more on Baba Muggowalia ).
He founded the Adi-dharem Mandal on 11-12 June,1926 in a vast rally at his village Muggowal distt.Hoshiarpur.His Adi-dharam Mandal said that they are neither Hindus nor the Hindus belong to us .They declared that our religion and people had a separate identity and our Adi-mahagurus are Valmik,Namdev,Ravidas,Kabir and other shudra saints.They said that they are the aboriginals of India and the Hindus ( Brahmins,Kshattrya and vaish are the foreigner Aryans.The Adi-dharam was registered in census in 1931AD amd more than 5 millions equal to Charistians recorded as Adi-dharami ! Dr. Ambedkar appreciated this move in his book the S” Source material on Baba Sahib Ambedkar” .
Baba Sahib Ambedkar should follow the Adi-dharam and not sign on the Poona Pact which he denounced later on in his book ” what Congress and Gandhi have done to the untouchables .”

21 02 2011
prabin

Mr. Chumber,

DR. Ambedkar NEVER said, temple entry would make them equal. Dont Twist lines.

thank you.

24 10 2010
Aditya Nandi

SUPER ARTICLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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