Posted by Vishva News Reporter on October 1, 2005




As India's profile on the international stage grows, so do the challenges the nation of more than 1 billion faces. Beginning September 18, CNN will air "Eye on India", a week of programming that will have anchors and reporters examining many of the social, economic and political hurdles before India. Click on the red name hilite to visit the web page.

You can also find the schedule for the above by clicking on this: EYE ON INDIA CNN TV SCHEDULE


Because of the following facts discovered through the study of vED at PVAF:

  • That lands stretching from middle east area to China and Japan were the abode of the peoples who practiced lifestyle based on vEDvED is a sNskRUt language word meaning TRUE KNOWLEDGE OF SCIENCES OF CREATION AND LIFE. This vED knowledge is what pRjaapti bRH`maa-DEv uses to create all that exists in each bRHmaaND (universe). In vED texts it is stated numerous times with historical anecdotal examples that without this vED knowledge bRH`maa-Dev stops creating or looses the power to create....PVAF has published various articles related to this on this PVAF web site.

  • In the above stretch of land on this planet Earth, continuing archeological excavations have shown these lands of previous and present nation called bhaart or India is the cradle of this vEDik culture and civilization for at least 10,000 plus years of presently known civilization which still practice vEDik lifestyle.

  • The fundamental set of universal rules on which vEDik lifestyle exists is called DHARm. Without DHARm creation cannot have sustenance and without sustenance creation perishes. And the very primary rule of DHARm is: NEVER TO HURT ANY CREATION IN THOUGHT, WORDS OR PHYSICAL ACTION, all of which are grouped in the sNskRUt word kARm. For a quick primer  on DHARm please click here.

  • vED states that the present time era that this humanity is living on this planet Earth is called kli-yug. kli-yug is estimated to have started around 3102 BC when SHRii kRUSH`AN left this pRUthvii-lok, after the end of  the 18-day mHaaBHaart war which killed about 1.7 billion peoples who were living non-DHaaARmik or aDHaaARmik lifestyle. That means, presently this humanity is living in about the 5107th year of kli-yug. kli-yug time era has a total time span of 432,000 years. It is ordained by pRjaapti bRHmaa-Dev as per his design of creation, that at the start of kli-yug only 25 percent of the humans will have the self-power to live by the rules of DHARm.

  • This ordinance comes about from the operation of 4-yug time eras and kARm-fl  rules and regulations. kARm-fl is the results or fruits of one's kARm which have to be experienced by the same entity that has performed kARm as a creation in preceding life-journeys meaning one hurts somebody then one has to experience the same hurt in time to come or if one offers joy and happiness to another then one will enjoy the same joy and happiness in time to come. As kli-yug progresses in its total time duration, this percentage of humans living by DHARm keeps on decreasing.


  • The full effect on life of this decreasing DHaaARmik lifestyle and increasing non or aDHaaARmik lifestyle will be posted on this web site soon. But not living by DHARm results in mutual cheating, hurting, robbing, envying, angering, disrespecting, non-caring, not following sv-DHARmvARAN-DHARm and aaSHRm-DHARm of each life journey...and all this can happen due to a simple fact of  state of ignorance of knowledge to live life by not studying vED in student life and continue to study vED and practice vEDik lifestyle in adult life.....all this leads to breakdown of values and behaviours of self, family, marraige, relationships, communities, nations.... and results in daily lifestyle of constant personal and group conflicts, non-harmonious life, non-mutually dependent and non-co-existence at all levels from self to nation and intra-nation.

  • But during the entire span of 432,000 years of kli-yug, DHaaARmik lifestyle by few always survives to keep the entire humanity some sciences this rule is known as 10 percent rule ...meaning at least 10 percent of all life  including humans will always survive any major natural or man-made calamity of universal destruction....

  • And to prove the above point this news item has been published with a story of one person in the entire 1 billion population in bhaart (India) which is the proven cradle of vEDik lifestyle which still lives by DHARm - even when DHARm is only practiced partially by 25 percent of the  humanity.

  • This person is SHrii KISHOR C. BHATT of Mumbai, bhaart (India). Kishorji, for the past 37 years of his 54 years on this Earth is, single handedly and one person in billion population in bhaart (India), trying to uphold DHARm of aNtim-sNskaar which states that all  peoples at the time of death must receive the sNskaar (rites or sacraments) that is ordained by vED.....

  • vED does not discriminate humans by the man-made belief systems or skin colour, or wealth, language or any of many life characteristics which makes each human and their social groups a distinct person or tribe or race or nation. And so does Kishorji....he ensures, with his own means and without any hope for dependency or support, that any dead person he comes across who has nobody to give the aNtim-sNskaar or last rites gets them in compliance with the man-made belief system lived while alive...

Please click on the next line outside this column to read about Kishorji and his sv-DHARm based sevaa (voluntary service) to the dead who have the misfortune of not having anybody to care for their bodies upon their deaths....

sNskRUt words are in blue and italics and transliterated on this PVAF web site to have correct and accurate phonetics spellings. Please click here to refer to the sNskRUt-English transliteration table.

This column was provided by SHRii Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as part of sharing his vED library and study at PVAF......with a note that all man-made belief systems which we experience in the present humanity is derived from partial and incomplete  knowledge of vED.....

The life story of SHRii Kishor C. Bhatt is published on the next page....and was contributed for publishing on this knowledge-sharing PVAF web site by SHRii Jaswantbhai Mehta and SHRiimati Indiraben Pandya of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. SHRii Jaswantbhai is a regular contributor of news worthy but life knowledge-sharing items to PVAF.....Please click on the next line to inspire yourself to perform sv-DHARm, that is one's on DHARm to co-exist harmoniously and supportively with rest of the humanity and all creations...upholding sv-DHARm is the only thing that eternally exists TO MAKE TOMORROW HAPPIER THAN TODAY FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS....



Unlikely hero for unclaimed dead bodies
A Mumbai man works to ensure
dignity for the dead

By Marianne Bray: Friday, September 9, 2005 Posted: 1445 GMT (2245 HKT): MUMBAI, India (CNN):

Kishor C. Bhatt picked up the body parts of a Christian woman who was torn apart when she was hit by a truck and placed them in a bag.

He saved a newborn baby from a garbage bin while others just gaped. He retrieved the head of a man whose body was chopped by a train and carried it between his hands to the police while the corpse jerked on the track.

Bhatt is not a police officer. He's not a fireman or an ambulance driver. He's an interior designer from the central Mumbai suburb of Jacob Circle, and he has become an unlikely hero for many in this city where the world's richest live alongside the poorest in Asia's largest slums.

During the past 37 years, the 54-year-old has carried out the last rites for as many as 1,500 unclaimed bodies -- slum dwellers, beggars, orphans and the sick -- who have no family, or whose family are too poor to pay for them.

Sending off the dead in the right way is especially important in India, where ceremonies are designed to purify and console the living and the dead.

Pictures are scattered around Bhatt's "Priti Arts" shop on Arthur Road, where he sits with one leg crossed over the other, his hands in his lap, amid plastic reinforced dogs, Buddhas and even a head of Jesus Christ.

On his desk there's a picture of him with a Bombay police commissioner. Another of him with Bollywood actor Anupam Kher.

It all started in 1968 when he was living in Sarashtra. The then-17-year-old went to give food to the victims after floods washed into Sutar, Gujarat.

He was distraught when he saw hordes of human corpses entangled with those of animals, and told his father.

Bhatt's father, the owner of a garment company, told his son that irrespective of what a person was doing when they were alive, they deserved to get their last rites.

So Bhatt began picking up unclaimed bodies and giving them last rites. What's even more surprising is that Bhatt is a Brahmin from the priestly caste. They do not typically associate with Muslims and Catholics, so it is considered a greater nobility for him to be carrying out this work.

Pictures show him placing flowers around the face of a Hindu girl and sprinkling red powder over her white wrap before cremating her in a ceremony called a puja. There is also a picture of him thigh-deep digging a grave for a Muslim.

He shows a medal from the Muslim Council. It "Presents this Memento of Appreciation Service to the Humanity 2001 for outstanding performance in the Field of Social Service."



Kishor C. Bhatt performing the aNtim-sNskaar or last rites and sacraments for dead people with nobody to care for them upon their death.

  In a city where orphans live hand-to-mouth, where AIDS is on the rise, and where beggars and new migrants live on the streets, it is not uncommon for them to be run over while they are sleeping or to die of sickness or lack of food.

"If there is an unclaimed body lying on the street, I have to cremate it or bury it, instead of letting it rot," says Bhatt, the married father of a daughter.

It is a mark of respect that he bears at his own cost, despite many offering donations. Mostly he carries out cremations, which costs upward of 1,000 rupees ($23), but he can get a burial for 200 rupees. He even scatters the ashes into the Arabian Sea at Chowpatty Beach.

While Indian authorities treated him with suspicion in the early days, he has become such a figure in Mumbai that hospitals and police officers ring him up to tell him that a body has arrived, and no one has claimed it.

As two young girls dressed in blue school uniforms peer though his shop window, Bhatt says his proudest moment was when a rich Muslim man asked him to organize his last rites, even though he had the means and the family to pay for it.

His most moving came when a man he helped one day by putting him in hospital turned up a few days later and sat at the foot of the tree outside his shop to die.

And Bhatt says his most uplifting was when he was able to show a Muslim family that there was somebody there to help, by paying for the last rites for their daughter.

"This is to reinstate the belief in God and the spirit beyond," he says, noting that he carries out this mission for peace of mind and solitude, even as he recounts gruesome stories with great gusto.

"People need to reinstate faith in mankind."

When asked how he would like his last rites done, he simply pulls out a photo of a dead cow he has blessed, with flowers placed around the body, covered with a white cloth. There's also a snake burning on a funeral pyre.

He doesn't think about his own death, he says, as he takes some change from his pocket to give to a woman who is walking a cow outside. It's for the grass, he explains.

He is surrounded by magazine and newspaper articles entitled "Messiah of a Different Kind," and "Living with the Dead," but the most memorable picture is one of a boy with dark hair and eyes, draped with a garland of orange flowers and brown beads.

It is his son, Viren, who died of fever when he was 17 years old. Bhatt performed the last rites for him only after finishing the ceremony he was already conducting for an unclaimed corpse.

That is his biggest sadness.

"I would have been happy if my son could have followed in my footsteps," he says, his lips drawn and eyes downcast.

His dream now is to set up a cremation area where anyone can get their last rites free of charge.


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