J Sai Deepak noted author explains, what is Sanatana Dharma?

A political slugfest erupted soon after Udhayanidhi Stalin, a Tamil Nadu minister and son of Chief Minister MK Stalin, made a controversial statement comparing ‘Santana Dharma’ to diseases like Malaria, dengue and corona as he called for eradication of the faith

J Sai Deepak noted author explains, what is Sanatana Dharma?

TLDR: The key idea of the video is that there is a conflict between Sanatana Dharma and Dravidianism in India, with recent anti-Hindu actions by the government and discrimination faced by Tamil Hindus, and there is a need to promote unity, preserve culture, and speak up against division.

00:00 📚 The speaker discusses the conflict between Sanatana Dharma and Dravidianism in India, highlighting the historical context and recent anti-Hindu actions by the government.

Tamil Nadu1.1 The speaker discusses the conflict between Sanatana Dharma and Dravidianism in India, highlighting the historical context and the recent comment made by a minister calling for the eradication of Sanatana Dharma.

1.2 The speaker discusses the controversy surrounding a statement made by a politician in Tamil Nadu about eradicating Sanatana Dharma, highlighting the hypocrisy of the government’s anti-Hindu actions.

1.3 Sanatana Dharma, the heart of Hinduism, is being targeted for eradication, and there has been little reaction from the Hindu Society, which is becoming accustomed to such attacks.

Tamil Nadu, DMK party1.4 The in India, has a history of attacking Hinduism and promoting separatist ideologies, with its origins rooted in the Justice party and the dravidian movement, which can be traced back to German Lutheran missionaries.

1.5 Missionaries in India tried to convert people to Christianity by separating the religion of the South from the religion of the North, starting with the Brahmins, and establishing that Cyber Siddhanta is indigenous to the South and not related to the Aryan or Vedic religion.

Tamil Nadu1.6 The Justice party in gained traction by advocating for reservations and equal representation in government positions, based on their opposition to Brahminical rule and the influence of colonial establishment and missionaries.

caste discriminationCongress party’s19:58 📚 The speaker explains the origins of Tamil language and the absence of in Tamil scriptures, criticizes the colonial establishment for creating separatist tendencies and dehindwizing Sikh identity, discusses the term “madrasi” and the stance on communal electorates, and highlights discrimination against Hindu gods and brahmins.

Indian2.1 Brahmins in Tamil Nadu believe that Tamil language originated from a North sage, and there is no evidence of caste discrimination in Tamil scriptures and stone inscriptions.

2.2 The colonial establishment, with support from Indians, mainstreamed an invented theory that sidelined everything and led to separatist tendencies, including the birth of Khalistan, as the Sikh identity was cleaved away from the Hindu identity through a systematic dehindwizing exercise by the colonial establishment in the north of India, while there was a significant division among British authorities regarding the treatment of Sikhs as a separate community.

2.3 The Madras presidency included various regions, such as Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Orissa, and the term “madrasi” was used to refer to people from these regions collectively.

2.4 The Congress party refused to entertain the idea of separate communal electorates for non-Brahmins in the South, as they believed it was a mischievous representation and a form of bullying, while some members, including Mr. Eva Ramaswamy, saw the Congress as a North Indian conglomeration of Brahmins and chose to come out.

2.5 The DK is a social organization that aims to invest in society and convert people to its belief system.

2.6 The speaker discusses the discrimination against Hindu gods and brahmins, comparing it to Nazi literature about Jews, and mentions the systematic ideology pushed by missionaries.

29:42 📚 An upper caste person’s denial of access to a child tree highlights casteism in India, while corruption and divisive tactics oppose Sanatana Dharma in Tamil Nadu, leading to the persecution of Brahmins and the toxic political environment of Dravidian separatism.

3.1 An upper caste person named Evie Ramaswamy feels persecuted and turns atheist after being denied access to a child tree, highlighting the two-way street of casteism in India, and the Justice party formed a coalition based on antibrahminism.

3.2 Sanatana Dharma faced opposition in Tamil Nadu due to a corrupt regime and divisive tactics, including offering competition for Brahman women, as described in literature by Eve RA.

3.3 The speaker discusses the persecution of Brahmins in India, particularly focusing on the targeted attacks on Jayalalitha, highlighting the need to acknowledge and address this uncomfortable aspect of Indian history.

3.4 Dravidian separatism in Tamil Nadu, fueled by regionalism and hatred, has created a toxic political environment that has normalized hatred, established alliances with the Jihadi and Evangelical ecosystems, and led to the call for Dravidistan, which the Congress refused to negotiate with Jinnah over.

3.5 The Congress refused to support the concept of treating members of the Hindu and Muslim communities equally, leading to Jinnah abandoning the proponents of the Devadasi system and Ambedkar, as it was a matter of convenience for both Gandhi and Jinnah to prioritize their own causes.

3.6 The British and the Congress establishment both requested special treatment for themselves in India, with the British’s first exposure to Bharat being in Bengal and Buxar.

India’s41:08 📚 The British colonizers viewed diversity as a lack of unity, leading to neglect in Madras; the Justice party’s negative contribution to the independence movement is ignored, while the DMK and DK movements in Tamil Nadu denigrate Hinduism and target Hindu deities, raising questions about their treatment compared to the Ambedkarite movement.

4.1 The British colonizers viewed the diversity of India as a lack of commonality and unity, leading them to believe it was an artificial creation, and they neglected Madras due to its hot climate.

4.2 The neglect from the colonial establishment and a feeling of separatism in the south, along with the Justice party’s attempts to protect the status quo and maintain British loyalty, have led to special treatment and a lack of autonomy, with the descendants of the Justice party questioning other organizations’ contributions to the independence movement while ignoring their own negative contribution.

4.3 Missionaries wanted the destruction of caste in order to remove a barrier to conversion from Hinduism to Christianity, and later realized that breaking this barrier would allow them to gain support from entire caste groups.

4.4 The DMK is the political successor of the DK and they are making efforts to gain power.

4.5 The DMK and the DK, both anti-Brahmin movements in Tamil Nadu, have denigrated Hinduism and targeted Hindu deities, leading to questions about the different treatment of these movements compared to the Ambedkarite movement.

anti-Hindu sentiments4.6 The speaker discusses the historical context and political treatment of the Dravida movement in Tamil Nadu, highlighting the secessionist aspect, the support for LTTE, and the normalization of by various political parties, while also mentioning the threats faced by Mrs. Indira Gandhi and the massacre of Brahmins in Maharashtra.

caste-based discrimination55:38 📚 The belief that Sanskrit should dominate in the North and Tamil in the South hinders unity, while the misconception of “dravida” in Sanatana Dharma continues to be perpetuated; still exists in Tamil Nadu despite efforts to eradicate it.

5.1 The linguistic chauvinism and separatism within the South, particularly in relation to Tamil, is fueled by the belief that if Sanskrit dominates in the North, Tamil should dominate in the South, but this mindset hinders the unity and integrity of Bharati and disregards the other positive aspects of Tamil language and culture.

5.2 The concept of “dravida” in Sanatana Dharma has a geographical, not racial or ethnic, connotation, and it is unfortunate that this misconception continues to be perpetuated to our own detriment.

5.3 Bharat is stifling the discussion on the influence of European colonization and Christian reform on its culture and history, despite the existence of documented facts from scholars both within and outside the country.

5.4 The speaker explains that certain groups have used the social justice movement as a cover to target the non-landed Priestly community, resulting in violence against them, and questions the effectiveness of the Indian State’s efforts to benefit the sac communities in Tamil Nadu.

5.5 After 100 years since the Dravidian movement, caste-based discrimination still exists in Tamil Nadu, despite the aim of eradicating it, which raises questions about the effectiveness of the social justice movement.

5.6 Sanatana Dharma is not limited to Brahmins and is practiced by various castes on the occasion of Avani Avittam.

01:04:46 🗣️ The speaker discusses the hypocrisy in Indian political and social discourse regarding caste, highlighting the need to preserve culture while promoting integration among different regions in India.

6.1 The speaker shares a personal anecdote about a teacher in their mechanical engineering class who believed that they couldn’t do physical labor because they wore a poonal.

6.2 The speaker questions why the DMK’s caricature of a pig wearing a poonal does not attract section 295a or hatred towards a particular group, expressing willingness to face backlash for speaking out against targeting a specific community.

6.3 There is hypocrisy in Indian political and social discourse regarding caste, and the idea that Tamil Nadu is a caste-free paradise is not true.

6.4 Caste and politics in Tamil Nadu have created a narrow-minded political discourse that pits the state against the rest of India, leading to incidents like the lynching of a soldier from another part of the country.

6.5 If a similar incident had occurred in Punjab, people would have said Khalistan is rising again, but when it happens in Karnataka, it is not acknowledged, which is unfair.

6.6 The speaker emphasizes the importance of preserving the culture and language of a land while also advocating for the freedom of movement and integration among different regions in India.

01:10:46 📚 Sanatana Dharma is the core belief system of Hinduism, allowing for cultural minorities to be part of Hinduism without contradiction, and insulting any part of the faith is an insult to the entire faith; the potential impact of a Uniform Civil Code on Hindu succession laws needs to be debated.

7.1 Sanatana Dharma, Hinduism, and Hindutva are linked, with Hinduism being an agglomeration of multiple identities under the Constitution, allowing for cultural minorities to be part of Hinduism without contradiction.

7.2 Sanatana Dharma, also known as the Vedic religion, is the core belief system that gives centrality to the Vedas, distinguishing it from other offshoots within the larger dharmic fold that do not prioritize the Vedas.

7.3 Sanatana Dharma is the core of Hinduism, and insulting any part of the faith is an insult to the entire faith, as all groups within the Hindu fold are seen as part of the same religious system.

7.4 Hinduism is defined by belief in concepts such as karma, reincarnation, and Brahman, and includes faith systems native to the land, even if individuals may not personally adhere to all the defined principles.

7.5 The speaker discusses the controversy surrounding a recent lecture and raises questions about the potential impact of a Uniform Civil Code on Hindu succession laws, emphasizing the need for a debate on the topic.

7.6 The conversation about the dominance of Sanatana Dharma and the potential negative impact on Bharat Bharat and India’s discourse is inevitable and will likely involve a scorched Earth policy by a coalition seeking power, but the speaker remains apolitical and will only support positions that align with their beliefs.

01:22:00 📢 The speaker discusses the targeting of Sanatana Dharma and discrimination faced by Tamil Hindus, emphasizing the need to distinguish between Tamil identity and Dravidian ideology, and calling for political forces in Tamil Nadu to speak up against division and ensure prosperity.

8.1 The speaker discusses the destruction of Hinduism through the targeting of Sanatana Dharma by Dravidianism, with the media now covering the issue and politicians being careful about their statements.

8.2 Tamil Hindus in Malaysia and Singapore are facing discrimination and forced conversions, and it is important to distinguish between Tamil identity and Dravidian ideology to avoid fueling division, while political forces in Tamil Nadu should speak up against Dravidianism to prevent further division and ensure the prosperity of Tamil Nadu as part of Bharat.

8.3 The speaker discusses the unfortunate reality that healthy debates and conversations are no longer possible, and expresses hope that sane voices will emerge amidst the chaotic political atmosphere, particularly in Bharat, to provide material for people to form their own opinions and counter the rising anti-Hindu sentiment.

8.4 Advocate J Sai Deepak explains that adherents of Sanatana Dharma are faced with the dilemma of either giving up or facing discrimination and attacks on their institutions and festivals, which stems from a political agenda of hatred towards a disenfranchised community.

8.5 Tamil Nadu’s corruption and exclusionary education policies hinder the state’s ability to compete and succeed, and individuals should have the common sense to learn the language for greater opportunities in the country.

8.6 The speaker discusses the importance of language in different parts of India and expresses hope for future podcasts in multiple languages, mentioning a group called Indian Breakfast Club that includes members who speak Tamil and Punjabi.

Key Insights

Historical Movements and their Impact

🤔 The dravidian movement in India has historically been a separatist movement, aiming to eradicate Hinduism and restore brahminical rule.

🤔 Missionaries wanted the destruction of caste not for egalitarian reasons, but because it was a barrier to converting Hindus to Christianity.

🤨 There is a double standard in how the Ambedkarite movement and the Dravidian movement are treated in Indian history, despite both being based on anti-Brahminism and denigrating Hinduism.

💥 “The only way you get to annihilate caste is by annihilating Hindu Dharma because at the end of the day Vana and sanatana or Hindu Dharma are inseparable and you cannot have you cannot protect one without destroying the other or you can’t destroy one without destroying the other.”

🤔 “After 100 years since the dravidian movement, why is caste-based slavery of sorts still prevalent? The heart of the social justice movement should have translated to being a paradise of social justice.”

🌍 The impression that Tamil Nadu is a paradise of development and lacks casteism is not true, as it exists in various industries including the film industry.

🤔 The destruction of Hinduism has been a long-term goal of Dravidianism, starting with targeting Brahmanism and now focusing on Sanatana Dharma.

🌐 The political exploitation of hatred towards a disenfranchised community can serve as a powerful rallying point when a government is unable to provide positive governance.

Challenges in Open and Balanced Discussions

🌍 The organization of an event dedicated to the eradication of Sanatana Dharma within India itself is seen as more concerning than an anti-Hindu conference organized in the United States.

🤔 It is unfortunate that discussions on the colonial influence and its impact on contemporary realities cannot be openly and enlighteningly held in India, unlike the conversations happening in Africa.

🤔 The controversy surrounding J Sai Deepak’s lecture demonstrates the resistance to engaging in a balanced discussion on sensitive topics, hindering the exploration of multiple perspectives.


Q1: What were the controversial statements made at the eradication conference in India?

A1: At the eradication conference in India, Uday Nidhi, son of Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister, made a statement that Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) needs to be eradicated from India. This statement created controversy as it was seen as hate speech against Hinduism. The presence of the Health Minister of Tamil Nadu, wearing saffron, at the conference also added to the controversy. It is important to note that such statements promoting the eradication of a religious belief system can be highly inflammatory and offensive to those who follow Hinduism.

Q2: What were the criticisms of the Hindu religious and charitable endowments department by the Tamil Nadu HRC department?

A2: The Tamil Nadu HRC department criticized the Hindu religious and charitable endowments department. Some of the criticisms raised included the perceived anti-Hindu actions by the DMK government, offensive comparisons to diseases like malaria and dengue, the lack of strong reaction from Hindu society, and potential financial dealings and beneficiaries that were under scrutiny. These criticisms highlight concerns about the treatment of Hinduism in Tamil Nadu and the actions of the government in relation to Hindu religious institutions.

Q3: What was the significance of the Justice party and their opposition to home rule

A3: The Justice party in Tamil Nadu advocated for reservations and equal representation in government positions. They opposed home rule and had separatist ideologies. The party believed that Brahmins, Chettias, Nairs, and Modellers should not appropriate English or establishment positions and sought more than 50 percent reservation based on the law laid down in the Indra Sani Saw. The party’s leaders even went to the UK to oppose Indian freedom. The Justice party played a significant role in promoting anti-Brahmin theories, questioning the legitimacy of Brahmins’ cultural and linguistic superiority. Their opposition to home rule and demand for separate treatments from both the British and the Congress led to their prominence as a political force in the South.

Q4: How has Dravidianism influenced Tamil Nadu politics and the perception of Hinduism?

A4: Dravidianism has become the norm in Tamil Nadu politics and has influenced the perception of Hinduism. Parties like AIADMK, DMK, MDMK, etc., gain influence through Dravidianism, which links social change with gaining political power. Both the Dravidian and Ambedkarite movements have denigrated Hinduism. The secessionist aspect of the Dravidian movement was pushed aside but resulted in support for Tamil interests like the LTTE. There is a double standard in Indian history, with different treatment for these movements. It is important to note that the perception and treatment of Hinduism in Tamil Nadu have been affected by Dravidian ideologies, leading to political and social changes in the region.

It is crucial to approach these topics with sensitivity and respect for diverse perspectives, acknowledging the complexity of the issues discussed.

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