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Q – Historian Irfan Habib claims Bharat Mata is a foreign concept! So why be sentimental about it!

A – The concept of worshipping motherland comes from Atharva Veda Bhoomi Sukta (12.1). Here are its first 2 mantras in English:

“O Motherland, you provide me with great snow-capped mountains and hills, forests, farms, food, herbs and rains so that I am always happy, protected and nurtured. You provide me the support I need to live like a king. You are my mother, O Motherland, and I am your son. You purify us and may we be able to repay your blessings through our noble actions.” – Agniveer`

Name Bharat also comes from Vedas. Bharat means something that glows. Root word is “Bha” that also is used in Bhaskar which means glowing sun. So Bharat is land that glows. The “lighthouse of world”. – Agniveer

It is true that concept of modern state with internationally agreed upon borders, Vienna Convention, Embassies, UNO is a new concept. But respecting the land that is under our control as Mother is a concept as old as the first books of humankind – the Vedas. That is the source of Vande Mataram. – Agniveer

जननी जनभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी

– Sanjeev Newar
Founder, Agniveer

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