Was Bhagwan Valmiki Ji a Dakoo?

 

An Age Old Conspiracy Revealed

 

One of the greatest conspiracies that took place in Indian history was committed by the Aryan society during their conquest and dominance of the Indian sub-continent. They introduced the Vedas into Indian society which split the people into higher and lower castes so that the lower castes could serve the castes above them. After creating the class distinction between the people, Manu-Simriti was introduced. Owning to the evil of Manu-Simriti caste system still exists to the present day. Quite amazingly, one wonders, how the suffering women of the higher castes have never stood up against the evil of Maru-Simriti for hundreds of years.

Over the years, many evils were committed by Aryan society against the native Indians and their religious masters. One of the worst plots was aimed at the greatest Maharishi born in India, namely Aadh-Kavi Bhagwan Valmiki Ji. They have tried to tell the society that the first poet of this world, the giver of the great volumes such as the Ramayana and Yogh Vashisth, was a robber (or Dakoo).

Dr. Dev Singh Asur has written a great chapter in his book ‘Brahm se Brahmand’ in which he writes on how the introduction of Bhagwan Valmiki Ji as a robber in the Hindu texts came about during the period of Bhaktiwaadh. It would be most appropriate to thank Dr. Dev Singh Asur for defending the name of greatest personality to have lived in India. The material for this particular article has been taken from Dr. Asur’s book. I am sure that we have similar interests and aims when it comes to revealing the true facts concerning Bhagwan Valmiki Ji and his character. Thereby vehemently condemn the evil Aryan people and their evil thoughts that here have called the great saint Bhagwan Valmiki Ji a robber, in order to promote their own interests.

Janki Nath Sharma writes in the first chapter of his book, ‘Sakandh Puraan’, that Bhagwan Valmiki Ji has been introduced as a robber by birth. The chapter touches on the well known malicious lies about how seven rishis lectured a robber and gave him Mara-Mara Jaap. The robber then chanted that Jaap for years and years, while his body got covered in dust and soil. In the end Brahma gave the robber a boon that he would become the first poet. When the robber came out of the pile of soil and dust (Valmik) his name became (Valmiki).

The truth of the matter is that the low thinking writers, without any serious studies of Inidan history have called Bhagwan Valmiki Ji a robber in their writing. In the Sakandh Puraan, four different stories have been written to defend the name of Bhagwan Valmiki Ji.

a)      Vashnav Kaand has a story of a robber who performs Jaap of Ram Naam and becomes the great sage Valmiki.

b)      Avantikaand tells of story concerning Agni Sharma who was a robber and how seven rishis (sages) reformed his thoughts and ideas and asked him to write the great Ramayana.

c)      Naaghar Kaand has a story of Lohjang who became a robber so that he could feed his family after the death of his parents. He meets seven rishis who reform him and teach him ‘Jaat Ghot Mantra’. Lohjang recites this mantra. Later on seven the rishis return and see Lohjang is covered in dust and soil whilst reciting the mantra they taught him. The seven rishis give Lohjang the new name of Valmiki and go on their way.

d)      Parishaskhand tells a story of Shamimukh Brahmin who has a son called Vaishakh who looked after his family by resorting to robbing people.  He then meets seven rishis and becomes a reformed person. To pay for his sins, Vaishakh becomes a recluse and goes away and performs Tapasya and Jaap for thousands of years. His body gets covered in soil and dust. When the seven rishis return, they see a head of mud which had covered Vaishakh and they gave him the new name of Valmiki and predicted that he would write the great Ramayana in the future.

All these stories have been put in the Sakandh Puraan with a view to degrade the character of Bhagwan Valmiki Ji. It appears that these stories are hollow publications to achieve and serve a definite ideal i.e. deface Bhagwan Valmiki Ji. This Puraan mentions Jagan Nath Mandir which, according to scholars, was built around AD 1264. Therefore the Sakandh Puraan must have been written during the 13th century. This points to the fact that the robber stories came into being much later in order to achieve a certain purpose.

Well known scholar Dr. Kamil Boulke writes in his famous book Ram Katha, that the facts of Sakandh Puraan are extremely dubious and baseless. Dr. Boulke writes that most of material work in Sakandh Puraan was written after the 8th century. A lot of material was added to this text at a later stage. When Ram Bhakti was popularised by the emergence of Brahmanism, the name Bhagwan Valmiki Ji was debased to bring Ram Naam to the fore front.

Well known scholar M.Weinternitz does not believe that the Sakandh Puraan is an ancient historic volume and does not compare with the ideals of Puraans either.

To conclusively prove that Bhagwan Valmiki Ji has been a victim of deliberate, malicious, hollow and fabricated wild yarns spun by low grade, low thinking writers to promote Ram Naam, one has to look into research carried out by some of the most noteworthy scholars.

Professor Prabahu Dayal Agnihotri writes in his book that the first poet (premier) Bhagwan Valmiki Ji’s character was degraded in rival Ramayanas to create doubts, so that the importance and popularity of Shiv-Puja against Ram-Puja could be brought about. In the 15th and 16th century Adhyatham Ramayana was written in simple language by Ram-Bakts. This made it easy to understand it. Of course, Ram-Bakts also made the altered texts of Ramayana popular through singers of the period.

Goswami, Tulsi Dass also used Adhyathma Ramayana to compile his written text. Tulsi Dass was, of course, an avid Ram-Bakt and he left no page unturned in twisting the facts of the original Valmiki Ramayana to suit the Aryan-Hindu society and at the same time uplifted and popularised the name of Ramchandra. This was a deliberate, malicious and well executed conspiracy by Tulsi Dass to undermine the character of Maharishi Valmiki Ji.

Dr. Swami Nath Sharma writes about Bhagwan Valmiki Ji in Navnit magazine. He said that Bhagwan Valmiki Ji produced the first poetic work of Sanskrit; therefore he became a highly respected and popular father figure. His moral and religious ideals were held in high esteem by all. The story about Bhagwan Valmiki Ji becoming a Sadhu from a robber and Mara-Mara Jaap (Ulta Jaap) were introduced at a much later stage. This story was first mentioned in Adhyathma Ramayana which was written around 1500 AD. The writer of this text deliberately called Bhagwan Valmiki Ji a robber so that he could tell people that Ramchandra was the incarnation of God himself.

Professor Johan Dobson writes in his book ‘A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology’, regarding the Adhyathma Ramayana to be part of the Brahminanda Purana. He adds that it is a sort of spiritualised version of the poem in which Rama is depicted as a saviour and deliverer as a God rather than a man.

Great scholar M.Weinternitz writes in his ‘History of Indian Literature’ (Page 552) concerning the Adhyathma Ramayana, that Rama is the Supreme Atma and also Advaita and Rama Bhakti are taught in this text. The text is considered to be part of the Brahminanda Purana. The fact that Marathi poet Sant Eknatha, who lived in the 16th century, calls Adhyathma Ramayana a modern text proves that it cannot be ancient.

Dr. Father Bulcke also believe that their Adhyathma Ramayana was produced in the 14th – 15th century AD. In his essay, ‘About Valmiki’, the story of him being a robber is not true. He writes after the development of Ram Bakti movement, the Adhyathma Ramayana was modified in such a way as to illustrate the saving grace of the name Rama.

Dr. Manjula Sehdev writes in her book about the fabricated robber stories linked to Bhagwan Valmiki Ji, to have been produced in the Sakandh Puraan to emphasise and popularise Ram Naam. It appears that during this period Bhakti-Vaadh was at its peak and Ram-Naam was being preached and spread amongst people by followers of Rama.

Dr. Kamil Bulcke has stated after his intensive research, that Bhagwan Valmiki Ji gave India the great gift of Ramayana thus giving India and it’s civilisation an importance in the neighbouring countries.

Pandit Ami Chand Sharma says about people who have called Bhagwan Valmiki Ji a robber etc. should be asked the following question: can a swallow-wart tree produce sweet mango fruit? A tree is known by the fruit that it produces. So when we look at Maharishi Valmiki’s life, the fruits of his efforts produced the great Maha Ramayana, which is renowned in most of the civilised world. So who in his right mind would point fingers at Bhagwan Valmiki Ji. These are malicious lies by sick people in higher positions who have used and abused their higher status. Pandit Ami Chand Sharma has used the example of good tree and its good fruit to gauge the good virtuous qualities a person has. In the Hindu Bible (Page 9-10-18) it is written that a good tree yields good fruit and a bad tree yields bad fruit. If you class a tree as good, then class it’s fruit as good as well and if a tree is classified as useless, then its fruit should be classed as being useless. True nature of a tree is estimated on the fruit it bears. A good person’s mind is only capable of good thoughts and good deeds. A bad minded person would be just the opposite. But, of course, the selfish Indian society has ignored the message of the Bible. Instead of appreciating the great effort by Maharishi Valmiki Ji in producing the Ramayana and Yoga Vishishith, the selfish Indian society have degraded Bhagwan Valmiki Ji’s name but used his volumes for their own selfish motives. A great person such as Bhagwan Valmiki Ji produced such wonderful literary works  of political, social and spiritual value that, if followed with sincerity, can turn a simple Purush into Purshotam. Pandit Ami Chand Sharma says that he feels sorry on the mind set of people who have tried, over the years, to tarnish the reputation of a great person like Bhagwan Valmiki Ji by spreading baseless and useless stories about him. These senseless and childish people forget that this great person who became Sita’s guardian father and raised Luv-Kush as his students and gave them education in the faculty of arts, academics and taught them knowledge of warfare. He also gave them the greatest gift a person can get from a Guru, Naam Dhaan. Selfish Indian society may or may not stop from their wicked conduct towards the character of Bhagwan Valmiki Ji, but do you think the time has come for these selfish liars to finally tell the truth. No matter how hard you can try to bring down the name of Maharishi Valmiki Ji. It does nothing but rises like a shining beacon.

Pandit Ami Chand Sharma further throws light on the subject in question where he mentions 2nd sarg in Valmiki Ramyana in which it is written that Bhagwan Valmiki Ji watches a hunter killing one of the pair of two love birds. Upon seeing the dead bird and the suffering of the other bird, Bhagwan Valmiki Ji was in total state of shock. He got so upset that he cursed the hunter. This incident proves that a person who feels so much pain at seeing a bird killed could ever have the heart to be a robber and commit to inflicting pain and suffering on other people. Pandit Ami Chand Sharma firmly believes that to lift Ram Naam in society was the main reason to invent the story of Bhagwan Valmiki Ji as a robber.

Pandit Krishan Dev Prasaad Gaur M.A.B.T states in his book, ‘Hamare Purvaj’ (our ancestors), that the Valmiki Ramayana is a great work of literature in the religious field. He says a lot of writers have taken material from Valmiki Ramayana to complete their Ramayana stories. Tulsidass Goswami has praised Bhagwan Valmiki Ji and considered him to be the master of all poets. He further adds whatever the case might be; greatness of Maharishi Valmiki can be measured from the work he complied. Pandit Gaur writes that the Valmiki Ramayana is beautifully written and a great text which cannot be written by an ordinary man. The writer surely must be a great scholar and a highly learned person. Surely Maharishi Valmiki must have ability to see the past, present and future. He says that Maharishi Valmiki is the crown of our country and is amongst the top most poets of all time. Surely according to Pandit Gaur, Bhagwan Valmiki Ji cannot be a robber but a victim of lowly and selfish elements if Indian society.

Dr. S. N. Vyas Ma Ph. D does not agree with the robber stories. In his English version of his book ‘India in the Ramayana Age’ he writes that the robber story has a mention in the Mahabharata. The story has clearly been invented to increase the influence of Ram Naam.

Pandit Ishwar Chand Sharma in his article ‘Establishment of Society during the Reign of Rama’ written in the Hindu paper ‘Sapt Sindhu’ (Sept. 1970, pages 50-54) states that during the reign of Dashrath and Rama. People were happy, trusting, virtuous, tolerant, learned and satisfied with what they had. Also, morally, people were of high standard. So where did a robber come from in such a society? And in shape of Maharishi Valmiki! This certainly does not sound right. Surely the lowly elements with low minds have blatantly resorted to lie that support their motives.

In the ‘Shandogyopnishad’, Raja Dashrath states that in his kingdom there is no robber, miser, drunkard, non-agnihotra or stupid person. Also there is no man or woman of low moral that existed in his kingdom. Surely this proves the argument that robber stories are baseless fabrications of later writers of Hindu society.

Pandit Ishwar Chander Sharma writes that if Maharishi Valmiki committed to the act of robbery, then the person answerable for his actions would be the ruling king of the land because in those days the state affairs in the kingdom was the responsibility of the king. The king of the state was responsible for good or bad deeds of his subjects. The other myth about Maharishi Valmiki about performing the Raam Jaap does not bare any truth because Raam Jaap came into the society during the period of Bhakti Vaadh which took prominence during present Yugh. So in truth it totally negates the story of Mara-Mara Jaap. Maharishi Valmiki did not consider Raam to be worthy of Jaap in any case. This proves that Bhagwan Valmiki Ji did not resort to Raam Jaap. If killing off the HERON BIRD produced such deep hurt and sympathy in Bhagwan Valmiki Ji, surely such a person would not have the heart to be a robber. This surely does not bare any believable truth or common sense. It appears that selfish and prejudiced preachers have spread such lies amongst the people to lead them astray. Also if one accepts that Bhagwan Valmiki Ji went into meditation thousands of years before Raam, who would have known Raam then. Pandit Ishwar Chand Sharma is absolutely right to suggest that Bhagwan Valmiki Ji never resorted to Raam Jaap which makes the Mara-Mara Jaap, the greatest lie of all time.

Dr. Vimal Chander Pandey also writes in his article that concerning the life of Bhagwan Valmiki Ji, all sorts of misleading thoughts have been existing to mislead Indian society. The Ramayana conclusively proves that he was not of inferior caste or evil in any way. The incident of Heron (Kronch) birds proves he was not devoid of pity or without education. It cannot be conclusively said when his name was connected with Kiraates or when he was called cruel natured or robber or belonging to a lower caste. But one thing can be said conclusively that all these misleading facts about Bhagwan Valmiki Ji came into being at a much later stage. Neither Ramayana or Mahabarata or such similar volumes have any material to prove these stories. Dr. Vimal Chander Pandey says that the most important quality highlighted in the Ramayana is how human life should be conducted in its true sense. This is one of the main reasons this great volume has great respect in India, Asia and many parts of the world.

Dr. Brijbihari Chobey writes in his book ‘Maharishi Valmiki’, the terminology used to address Bhagwan Valmiki Ji throws light on the high class life he must have lead. Reportedly the words used to address him describe him as very reserved, virtuous, spiritual, most excellent, great intellectual, rishi, ascetic, Bhagwan, Prabhu, moralistic, devotee, beautiful literary, wise, compassionate etc. Dr. Chobey says, the land of India has been extremely fortunate that it had the luck to have a great spiritual ascetic like Bhagwan Valmiki Ji to have his birth there and how lucky the land of India was to have been blessed by the hermitage of Bhagwan Valmiki Ji where chaste, faithful, destitute and abandoned women got protection and help.

Pandit Inder Raj Arya of Arya Prathinidhi Sabha, has written an article in Aryamitre (dated 4th Oct 1990) in which he categorically condemns the untrue prevalent mythical stories concerning Bhagwan Valmiki Ji of being a robber. From time to time, to popularise Ram-Naam Bhakti, writers have pointed fingers at Bhagwan Valmiki Ji which bears no truth at all.

Colonel James Todd, in his world famous volume, ‘Rajasthan Ka Ithihaas’ (Page 25), writes it is a very curious circumstance that Hindu legend give two of their most celebrated authors whom they have invested with a sacred character, as being descended from aboriginal and impure tribes of India i.e. Vyasa from a fisherman and Valmiki the author of the other grand epic the Ramayana, from a Budhek or a robber, an associate of the Bheel tribe of Aboo mountains. The conversion of Valmiki (said to have been miraculous when in the act of robbing the shrine of a deity) is worked into a story of considerable effect in the words of poet Chand but this story is extremely unbelievable. One cannot believe the poet Chand.

Mahant Naagarmal Choru writes in his ‘Vrahat Valmiki Parkash’ (Page 35), it’s quite clear that Maharishi Valmiki did not commit any robberies at all. From time to time in the period of Bhakti-Vaadh, to give importance to Raam Naam, Valmiki has been characterised as a robber by writers.This bears no truth Prof. Prabhu Dyal ‘Agnihotri’, Dr. Swami Nath Sharma, Dr. Father Kamil Bulcke, Pandit Ami Chand Sharm, Pandit Krishan Dev Prasad Gorh, Dr. Manjula Sehdev, Dr. S. N. Vyas, Pandit Ishwar Prasad Sharma, Dr. Vimal Chander Pandey, Dr. Brijbrihari Chobey, Pandit Inder Raj Arya, Mahant Naagarmal, Colonel James Todd and such other scholars do not regard Bhagwan Valmiki Ji to be a robber.

Vir Karan Chand ‘Shaadhi’ writes in his ‘Katha Maharishi Ratnakar Valmiki (page 20), that during the reign of the Moghul King Akbar, Goswami Tulsidass in his Rama. Chrit Manas has called Bhagwan Valmiki Ji a robber who chanted Mara-Mara Jaap. Goswami Tulsidass was a Ram Bhakt and obviously he had done this to popularise and uplift Ram Naam.

Maharishi Dryanand ‘sarswati’ in ‘Satyarth Prakash’ has condemned Goswami Tulsidass’ many stories as pure myth.

Veer V.S. Dayal in his article written in Urdu ‘Bhagwan Valmiki Ji, Maharaj or Dakoo?’ proves that this story is untrue. He says that Brahma himself advised his son Bhardwaj to become the student of Jagat Guru, Tatv-Veta Bhagwan Valmiki Ji. Can you believe that travelling sadhus can teach such a great Mahadev and teach him about Ram Naam. Have the story-tellers and readers forgotten that this happened when Rama and his father were not even born. Then where did this Ram Jaap story spring from? If Mukti-Daata Bhagwan Valmiki Ji became Brahm by chanting Ulta-Jaap, surely the proper Ram Jaap followers should have achieved much higher status than Bhagwan Valmiki Ji. These religious contracters, namely worshippers of Rama have in their everyday life sucked the blood of poor people like leaches and became fat cats. What other purpose do they serve? It is difficult to imagine how anybody had the audacity to create a ‘robber’ story against one of the greatest spiritual personalities to walk the earth. Even if Valmiki followers are deeply hurt about this situation which has been created by Aryan society they are almost helpless as how to free themselves from this dilemma. Valmikis are almost helpless as how the stains of Bakt, Dasyu, Dakoo etc. that have been attached to their ancestors, Gurus and great warriors.

Bhagwan Dass M.A. LLB, Adeeb Fazil in his book ‘Kya Valmiki Ashoot Thé’ (page 9) writes the first mention of Bhagwan Valmiki Ji being a robber came about in Skandh Puraan. This Puraan was written around the 8th century AD. It appears that an attempt has been made to revive the story of ‘Anguli Mala Robber’ of Buddhist era in a different world. In this Puraan, it has been tried to show that Vamiki to be a Ram Bhakt who was originally a robber. In this way Brahmins started calling Valmiki a robber.

Valmiki has been said to be a robber by the Buddhist era preachers who were trying to spread Buddhism they resorted to degrade the authors of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Rai Parmotha Nath Malik Banabur writes in his book ‘Maher Bharat Par Alochnatmic Adyhan’, the reported authors of the epics Vyasa and Valmiki were blackened in Buddhist age by making them the offspring of guilty intercourse and the other a robber. But the mischief failed to erase the grandeur of their noble characters, which had already got firm hold on the minds of people. They looked upon them as Gods or demi-God and no vilification or calumny could detract from their noble characters or dislodges them from their position of esteem and reverence in which they were enshrined. The Indian epics were degraded by the Buddhists with a well planned motive during the period of Buddhist ascendency.

Shri Aubrey Minon in his book ‘Rama Retold’ (page 4) writes it is true that Maharishi Valmiki was the first person to have been accepted as the most intelligent and wise literary amongst all humans. After thorough investigation of known literature, it becomes quite clear that all the unfounded allegation against Bhagwan Valmiki Ji have no basis at all. The great soul who has given Amrit Vanni (i.e. Ramayana) as the most priceless treasure to the whole of the world, was discredited in the later religious volumes which were written between the 8th and 16th century. This was the period of Bhaktiwaadh at its peak. In the volumes, the mischievous lowly minded writers have tried to emphasise the impact of Ram Naam on ordinary people, thereby maligning the name of Indian literary diamond that possessed all the qualities of a great soul, just to increase the importance of Ram Naam. There is no other literary work comparable to the Ramayana that is loved by people and read and listened all over the world. Even in these modern times the top scholars are still researching the great sage Valmiki. Hence for 100’s of years Indian scholars, teachers and lecturers will present words of Bhagwan Valmiki Ji as a true reflection of correct human behaviour.

If Bhagwan Valmiki Ji had been a robber, surely then he would have educated Luv and Kush to be robbers as well. In Padham Puraan (page 220) Bhagwan Valmiki Ji says to Rama that Luv and Kush have listened to all religious volumes and all literary work on spirituality from him. Also Bhagwan Ji gave them education on the art of warfare, religion, magic, sorcery, and music. The truth of the matter is that under the guidance of Bhagwan Valmiki Ji, Luv and Kush got fully conversant with all the knowledge that any person could possibly have. Bhagwan Valmiki Ji tells Rama that Sita, whose purity is unquestionable, that she has the utmost respect for you. Listening to these words of Bhagwan Valmiki Ji, Rama and Lakshman applauded and greeted him.

The first poet Bhagwan Valmiki Ji should be a matter of pride for all Indians and should be regarded as a priceless treasure of India. The base of his literary works is a single incident that made his heart cry. The incident took place when he was walking by the river Tamsa. He said two heron birds embracing each other in a tree. A warrior pulled out an arrow, took aim at the birds and killed one of the two birds with his arrow. This incident shocked Bhagwan Valmiki Ji to the core of his heart and compassion and pity over took him. He cursed the warrior that he would suffer in the same way as the bird who lost its mate, for the rest of its life. Bhagwan Valmiki Ji was of such tender nature that this incident provoked the first verses out of him which turned out to be the greatest works of literature.

Swami Vivekanand says that the first poet’s compassion turned out the first poem of this world. This incident points to the fact that Bhagwan Valmiki Ji truly taught the world the meaning of pity and compassion. So wrongful accusations aimed at Bhagwan Valmiki Ji are certainly out of order and these publications have come way after Bhagwan Valmiki Ji’s life.

Goswami Tulsidass in his ‘Ramchrit Mans’ writes about hermitage of Bhagwan Valmiki Ji. The merciful Bhagwan Valmiki Ji has such infinite and divine strength that even the animals have abandoned their normal instinct and co-reside with each other happily.

The hunters and the hunted are happily co-existing. Does it not make you think that pillar of non violence Bhagwan Valmiki Ji with his soul strength has transferred the animals into pious beings. Such a Mahapurush must possess great power and strength (Shakti). Bhagwan Valmiki Ji, sea of compassion, was fully aware of the pain and suffering a woman can be subjected to. On orders of Rama, Sita was abandoned by Lakshman near hermitage of Bhagwan Valmiki Ji. He found Sita and showed great sympathy towards her. Sita told Bhagwan Valmiki Ji that she was pregnant and God had given her life to undergo every conceivable suffering one can get in one’s life. She was quite happy to drown herself in the river but killing herself would mean that Rama would not have an heir to the throne. The feelings of Sita can only be experienced best by a woman.

The idol of fairness Bhagwan Valmiki showed Sita, who was completely drenched in distress, destitute, helpless and in tears he said to her when you were brought here, I had already foreseen that. I know already of your story because whatever happens in this world, I am familiar with it. Bhagwan Valmiki Ji said to Sita, through his spiritual powers and meditative powers he knows that Sita is innocent and free of blame. He further told her that since she had come into his refuge, thereby she can forget all her worries. In this way Bhagwan Valmiki Ji neglected the orders of the king of Ayodhia who had discarded helpless Sita and gave refuge in his hermitage.

Bhagwan Valmiki Ji’s students Luv and Kush captured the horse of king Rama after their ‘Ashwameha Yagh’ and through the blessing of their master; Bhagwan Valmiki Ji defeated the great king Rama and the rest of his great warrior arm. Neither King Rama nor his great soldier had any chance of survival against the power they were blessed with by Bhagwan Valmiki Ji in actual fact when Sita pleaded to Bhagwan Valmiki Ji to save her ‘Suhaagh’, Bhagwan Valmiki Ji produced Amrit by which Rama and his soldiers were revived back to life. The Amrit left over was buried in the land of 5 rivers (Punjab). This Amrit was later discovered by incarnate Gurus from Luv and Kush.

After this battle Rama invited Sita back to his Palace. It was quite possible that Sita could have been made a sacrificial lamb to prove her honour but her mental efforts had torn her heart apart. Rama challenged Sita, in front of all present in his court, to prove her honour and purity of character, she felt insulted. The picture Sita had of Rama’s love and respect disappeared into oblivion and she burst out in tears. Watching the scene merciful Bhagwan Valmiki Ji could not keep quiet. He spoke in a very serious tone and said to king Rama through his divine powers he had known that Sita’s mind and thoughts were pure and without blemish. It was her purity of character that made him accept her into his protection and guardianship after he found her near a stream. Listening to Bhagwan Valmiki Ji, Rama looked at Sita for a moment, and then clasped his hands in front of all present in his court. Asking their forgiveness, he addressed Bhagwan Valmiki Ji and said, ‘O Brahmgyani, your words regarding the character of Sita and her purity and chasteness have lead me to believe Sita is totally blameless.’ He asked Bhagwan Valmiki Ji’s forgiveness for the offence he committed in misjudging the character of Sita. Rama said to Bhagwan Valmiki Ji that Raghukul would be forever indebted to Bhagwan Valmiki Ji and thanked him for salvaging him from misjudgements committed.

French historian Dr. Michelet was of the opinion, which he gave in 1864 concerning Valmiki Ramayana, whoever is responsible for producing such notable works and great aspirations should first take a deep sip from the cup of life and youth. In the West all things are mixed up and tight. Greece is a small country and thinking about it I get suffocated. Judea is hot and I get breathless there. Let me look at great Asia and north India, what I get there is my favoured and greatest poetic works i.e. Adhikavya Ramayana, which is blissful shining sun as vast as the Indian Ocean, and it contains traditional sweetness, love and kindness. It is a sea of forgivness. The truth of the matter  is that after reading Aadh Kavi’s Valmiki Ramayana, holy Yogh Vishisht, Akshar-Lakhshya and Sri Ram Samvandh, one realises what a great person Aadh Kavi Bhagwan Valmiki Ji was. After searching the personality, is wisdom one gets familiar with a genius that he possessed. Maharishi Valmiki Ji was for most ascetic in the society, great poet, father of Indian culture and civilisation, protector of Mata Sita , fosterer and teacher of Luv and Kush. He was founder of social customs, firm believer of truthfulness and justice and was pillar of morality.

Taking into consideration aforementioned religious volumes and opinions of scholars one arrives at a decision that Bhagwan Valmiki Ji’s ultra pure and blameless life has been wrongfully tainted by a malicious idealism. All charges against the character of Bhagwan Valmiki Ji, in truth are lies, baseless and without any truth. One thing is certain that Bhagwan Valmiki Ji was not a robber but a great literary, Godly person, a rebel, merciful, great musician, mathematician, knower of past, present and future, holy soul, almighty, first poet etc. He deserves great credit for all the favours he gave to society in his time and to the times that followed right up to now and time coming ahead. In the democratic India, we should respect and portray the true image and character of Bhagwan Valmiki Ji. It will be great injustice, not only to India, but the rest of the world. If the true picture was not disclosed to the modern generations who deserve to know the truth. If you want India to become a respectable nation in the eyes of the others, then India needs to respect it’s ancestors, wash away the untrue, baseless and hateful charges towards the most respected Purvaj.

Once again thanks to Dr. Dev Singh Asur for his efforts to enlighted millions of Valmiki people and the rest of civilised world by bringing forth the true picture regarding the character of Bhagwan Valmiki Ji.

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