Caste Revolutions of Yesteryear: Lord Shiva

In 1886, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee presented Krishna as a historical hero in order to create an upper-caste Hindu (anti-Muslim) nationalism. In 1959, Shrii Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar presented Shiva as a historical figure in order to end (global) Aryan arrogance and establish universal humanism. According to Shrii Sarkar (in his seminal discourse “Tantra and Indo-Aryan Civilization”), Lord Shiva was born, 7500 years ago in a non-Aryan community to a Tibetan mother and an Aryan father. Throughout South Asia, countless adivasis and low-caste communities worship Shiva, and some of them practice Tantra, as researchers like Sharad Patil have pointed out. Shiva lived during the beginning of the Aryan onslaught in which the peaceful Austric, Dravidian (Austric mixed with African) and Oriental communities lived. Shrii Sarkar presents the Aryans as brutal, materialistic warriors with no spirituality or culture. The non-Aryans are presented as simple, sublime people who lived in peace with each other and who were intellectually developed and established in Tantra sadhana. It is only after coming in contact with the indigenous Indians that the Aryans learned non-Aryan Tantra and renamed it as yoga. It was only after coming in contact with Tantric philosophy that some of the Aryan ksattriyas (warriors) and sages in the forest began to develop the Upanishads.

First and foremost, Shiva created a spiritual revolution that transformed various indigenous people, ground down by Aryan Green Hunts, into revolutionaries. His Tantra sadhana gave these indigenous Indians real spiritual shakti (as is admitted in Puranic propaganda). This shakti transformed prehistoric pasus (animals) into viiras (heroes). The creation of a new humanity, a new divinity, in the prehistoric past still reverberates today. Shiva’s followers, called ganas (though despised by Aryans as dark untouchables), became recognized as the first genuine human beings. Even today, the word gana is used in many Indian languages to signify the authentic people of India.

Second, Shiva was able to create a military revolution. He was the first and last person who was able to unite all tribes and all races, into a unified force to fight the Aryans. He was then able to create a genuine peace by marrying the three wives: Aryan Parvati, Dravidian Kali and Oriental Ganga. Third, Shiva was able to create a social revolution by creating a new society based on sama samaja and not on the racism of the Aryans or the tribalism of the non-Aryans. As Shrii Sarkar said,

Those who believe in casteism in fact go against the fundamental principle of the Universal Family. One and the same Creator is the Universal Progenitor, so where is the scope for caste discrimination? All are brothers and sisters, with equal dignity. This is the principle of equality, as enunciated by Lord Shiva. You are not inferior to, nor insignificant by comparison to, anyone; nor are you superior to or more important than others. You must not have any defeatist complex in your mind. When the all-powerful and all-knowing Supreme Entity is your guide, who can defeat you? Even if this creation falls into complete dissolution, the Supreme Consciousness will remain with you. He will save you from utter annihilation. So under no circumstances should you indulge in a defeatist complex. This is the advice of Lord Shiva.”
– “Tandava, Shastra, and the Teachings of Shiva”, Discourses on Tantra Vol. 2

Shiva founded the first cosmopolitan city of Kashi in the East, far away from the Aryans, in order to establish this sama samaja. The conquest of Lord Shiva’s city by the racist Aryans is perhaps one of the greatest tragedies of Indian history.

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