Timeline of events how two leaders of regional political “Hindu Makkal Katchi”, Arjun Sampath And Solai Kannan changed from enemies to friends. Initially the duo were very strong critics of Paramahamsa Nithyananda, and involved in physical and verybal attacks such as destruction of property, hate speech and defamation, provocation of peace etc.
But later they saw no other Hindu leader, other than Paramahamsa Nithyananda criticized DK for ridiculing Hindu tradition of wearing punool (Yagnopavita/sacred thread) by trying to make pig wear punool. This ultimately changed their thoughts and opinions they had about Paramahamsa Nithyananda and they became supporters of Paramahamsa Nithyananda, as they felt that Paramahamsa Nithyananda is the boldest and strongest of all Hindu leaders who is not afraid of repercussions.
In Sept 2017 HMK apologized to Paramahamsa Nithyananda and their team visited Bengaluru aadheenam for receiving blessings.
|1993/01/01||Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) Originated as a split off from Hindu Munnani (HM)|
|2010/01/01||HM and HMK both conspired against Paramahamsa Nithyananda from 2010 to July 2017|
|2010/03/03||Burning effigies, protest, demonstrations, destruction of public property, vandalism, etc – Thiruvanamalai Aadheenam|
|2010/03/04||HMK attacked the Ashrams immediately after the morphed Video broke out are as follows: Banglore, Salem, Namakkal, Hosur, Madurai Karipatti, Sattanathapuram, Nagapattiam, Thovalai, Rajapalayam, Kanchipuram, Thiruvannamalai|
|2010/03/04||Breaking deities and murtis of Swami-ji, Thovalai|
|2010/03/04||Burning pictures and banners of Swami-ji, burning effigies, protest, demonstrations, etc. – Nagapattinam|
|2010/03/08||On 8-March-2010, burning effigies, protest, demonstrations, destruction of public property, vandalism, etc – Namakkal|
|2010/03/09||On 9-March-2010, Tamil Murasu Newspaper, Chennai Edition
Heading: Last rites done for Nithyananda swami in Rameshwaram
Translation: “Hindu Makkal Katchi did last rites for Nithyananda for having disgraced the Hindu religion. Great sensationalism was caused by the publishing and broadcasting of video scenes showing Nithyananda with Ranjitha in a romancing way in magazines and TV respectively. Following this, his ashrams were broken down. In the midst of this the Hindu Makkal Katchi considered that Nithyananda, who disgraced Hindu religion is dead, conducted some special pujas of appeasement by Vedic pandits in the Agni Theertha kattam (holy well) In Rameshwaram. Later they removed Nithyananda from Hindu religion and considering him dead, did the last rites for him. Later his picture and his form was dissolved in the sea by District. Youth wing secretary Saravanan, Ramanthanapuram District leader Prabhakaran, City leader Senthil, Labour Sangam city leader Madhubala, Commerce group leader Santhosh.”
|2011/07/15||Scientific Research on Brain Activity during Kundalini Awakening in the presence of Paramahamsa Nithyananda on Guru Purnima. http://www.nithyananda.org/news/scientific-research-brain-activity-during-kundalini-awakening-presence-paramahamsa-nithyananda-guru-purnima-day-2011july15|
|2011/07/15||On 15-July-2011, the very first time, when Swamiji is presenting the whole world about the power of Kundalini Awakening through Initiation, where he proved the brain activity of a normal person is increasing drastically. The scientific research was conducted by Dr. Krishna of Rajiv Gandhi University and Dr.Kanak Pandey, a renowned neuro feedback analyst and peak performance trainer. When all the Experts are there in the Hall and showing genuine results, Arjun Sampath is passing wrong and false judgements about Swamiji along with Media. Arjun Sampath came on SunTV and gave an interview, where he said, “When he was in the peak of his fame, he never called himself as a Hindu any day. To bring about Hindu religion awareness or Hindu unity he has never given his voice. He committed a wrong, after he got caught in the wrong, to escape from that wrong that has come on him, the tight spot he is in, he is turning the direction claiming that he is a Hindu religion leader. He is saying that the attack that has been made on him, the criticism he has been subject to is an attack on Hinduism. By saying the personal attack on him is an attack on Hindu religion; he is turning the direction of the case.” And all throughtout they staged various protests against Pramahamsa Nithyananda at various places.|
|2012/04/27||The 292nd Pontif of Madurai Aadheenam in a grand traditional ceremoney carried which has been happening since more than 292 generations, had selected and appointed his successor on 27/04/2012 and ordained him as The 293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam, Sri La Sri Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda Sri Thirugnanasambanda Desiga Paramachariya Swamigal. The political parties such as HMK, Devar Desiya Peravai, Bharatha Sena and Bharathiya Forward Block parties were in opposition to the corronation of Paramahamsa Nithyananda as the 293rd pontiff. HMK informed that they would be doing continuous protest against Paramahamsa Nithyananda until the control of Madurai Aadheenam was taken away from him. HMK continuously attacked Swamiji in all possible ways, to remove Swamiji from Madurai Aadheenam, such as, organizing large gathering and spreading rumours and lies as “Remarks” about Madurai Adheenam “situation”. Protesting about Madurai Aadheenam regularly. Giving false information to people through Print and Social Media. Giving false complaints to Government and constantly creating Law and Order problem. Continuously harassing by their false and frivilous statements. Gathered Heads & Representatives of other Mutts and organized large meetings in order to spread their false ideas and opinions about Swamiji. They literally forced Swamiji to leave Madurai Aadheenam and not represent himself as Hindu Leader.|
|2017/07/22||Activists from the Dravida Kazhagam put up banners around their locality announcing a Anti-punool fest. Where they would put a punool (sacred thread/Yagnopavita) on pigs to protest against the so called discrimination that punool represents.|
|2017/07/22||Paramahamsa Nithyananda gave a very strong public statement during his satsang against Dravida Kazhagam for thei Anti-punool fest, and also gave the deeper understandings about the tradition, and how it was being misrepresented and then targetted by DK and other parties. “Some Tamil Nadu atheist organizations are trying to put Yagnopavitam for pigs in a very derogatory, abusive way, and they’re trying to do this as a protest to disrespect the tradition of Yagnopavita. First of all I wanted them to know Yagnopavita is not restricted to one community, Brahmins as you think. It belongs to all whole Hindus. That is the first thing. Second thing I want to tell. As practitioner of Agama, who used Yagnopavita on himself means I used Yagnopavita on Me, and I promote thousands of people – I’ve initiated in Yagnopavita, Me and my Sangha strongly protest, oppose this kind of a disrespectful context act. Third, understand, for us even pig is sacred, but you are not doing from that sentiment. You are doing this act to abuse and disrespect us, which can not be accepted, which will not be welcome, and this is not nineteen sixties. Understand, all these stupid things you can do, not after nineteen seventy-eight. For us even pig is representation of Varaha and we’ve already Yagnopavita on him and we are worshipping— but we will not equate that and what you are trying to do. What you are trying to do is from totally abusive context. Hindus are no more fools to keep quiet and listen to whatever you guys are doing.” – http://www.nithyananda.org/video/why-do-hindus-offer-milk-ghee-shiva-linga|
|2017/09/11||On 11-September-2017, Solai Kannan gave a public apology to Swamiji, where they supported Swamiji in the Pavalakundru case in Thiruvannamalai. His public statement was,”Some raised questions that we opposed, when Sri Parmahamsa Nithyananda was coronated as Head of Madurai Aadheenam in the past? Yes, it was, but we regret for the mistake we did at that time. We believed that Madurai Aadheenam Head and Other Aadheenam Heads will save Hinduism and stop religious conversion. So, we opposed Sri Nithyananda Swami, but we really ashamed of it. No one has bravely raised the voice for the Yagnopaveetha (Sacred Thread) other than Sri Parmahamsa Nithyananda. No other Hindu Mutt Head came forward to speak About the terrorism, Anti Hindu elements and religious conversion other than Him because of fear. But with the Guts, Sri Parmahamsa Nithyananda made a strong statement that if Yagnopaveetha is put on a pig then we will put black shirt (of DK Party) on the same pig. Who are you to insult my religion? Even though he knew the repercussions in the future, he made these bold statements.”|
|2017/09/11||On 11-September-2017, Arjun Sampath gave the following statement in support of Paramahamsa Nithyananda, “Once we had some issues with Sri Nithyananda Swami but even though we had different opinions, we can’t tolerate these Atheist and communist attacking the Hindu Shiva tradition. So we won’t keep quiet if any attack happen on Hinduism and we need to take action against them, for this reason only the Hindu Makkal party was found.In the past Hindu Makkal party made some strike against Sri Parmahamsa Nithyananda but that’s different and we won’t allow any attacks on Hindu Guru.”|
|2017/09/21||Solai Kannan: “Dear Friends, we’ve opposed Sri Nithyananda Swami when he corronated as Madurai Aadheenam and we’re regretting for what we did in the past. In Tamilnadu, the anti-Hindu elements and political parties are ganged up for the sake of money and to oppose the BJP and its influence in TN. So to save the Hindu Santana Dharma, it’s legitimacy and its people from the Anti Hindu elements. Religious Missionaries and Dravida parties we need to support and work with the HH Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda. This land which was ruled by Nayanmargal and it will be recovering it back from Anti Hindu elements……” https://www.facebook.com/solai.kannan.56/posts/527130674305696 . They also said the only eligible person for Madurai Aadheenam is Paramahamsa Nithyananda. Further they clamined, “As of now all Hindu elements have ganged up together and trying to degrade Hinduism and its people. For example recently before some few days DravidaKalagam party stated that they’re going to put Yagnopaveetha (sacred thread) to Pigs. For this issue no Hndu priest commented or opposed regarding this issue. But Swamiji is the only one who made the strong statement, ‘If Yagnopaveetha(sacred thread) is going to put on a Pig by Dravida Kalagam party , we’ll put black shirt on the same Pig’. This one statement created huge respect and reverence on Him. So, only by Sri Parmahamsa Nithyananda is capable of stopping the anti-Hindu elements and the religious conversion Christianity missionaries. This is the only reason, we started supporting him. On Festival day of Lord Ganesha, In my dream Lord Shiva and Devi Parvathi with Lord Ganapathi and Lord Murugan were appeared , and told that Thirunavukarasu was not fit for the Aadheenam and also said that Arunagirinathar became mad in 2012 itself. They said that Sri Parmahamsa Nithyananda was the only eligible person for Madurai Aadheenam and they disappeared. Let the good may happen hereafter. So we’re ready to join hands with Sri Parmahamsa Nithyananda for the sake of Hmduism and the Divinity of the country and we’ll raise our voice, if any issue occurs.Not only that , the Aadheenam and the priests who aren’t supporting the growth and values of Hindu tradition, we will show their real faces to the public. So already there is a case pending in the Madurai court, that the Madurai Aadheenam should be surrendered to Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department, but still Thirunavukarasu is coronated as the 293rd Head of Madurai Aadheenam which is not valid and it is disrespecting the Court. So we warn the State government that we’ll create a huge strike against Arunagirinathar. For this issue, we went to Madurai Aadheenam many times but he replied as ‘Leave Now and Come Tomorrow’. He made this statement whenever we went. If he is not interested in solving this issue, we’re ready for solving this issue, as said by Solai Kannan.”|
|2017/09/24||On 24-September-2017, the HMK team came to Bengaluru Adheenam and got Blessings from Paramahamsa Nithyananda Swami-ji.|
Hindu Makkal Katchi (Hindu People’s Party), is a nationalistic Hindu Spirutuality party in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The party also works for the welfare of Hindus in Srilanka. The party states that “Hindu is not a religion, it is a way of living”. The agenda is to promote the unity of the Hindus in The Indian State of Tamilnadu.
The Hindu Makkal Katchi originated in 1993 as a split-off from the Hindu Munnani. Its founder was S. V. Sridhar and later the party was led by Arjun Sampath. Another prominent member was R. Kalidas, who was murdered in 2005. Hindu Makkal Katchi states the Unity of Hindus.
Hindu Makkal Katchi is actively involved in organizing vinayakar Chathurthi celebrations in all the parts of the Indian state of Tamilnadu. The party aims to bring harmony and peace in the region. Saivaishm and Vaishnavism flourished in the state of tamilnadu, during the rule of Chera, Chola and Pandyas. Chola kings constructed 1000s of temples on the Shore of Cauvery River to workship lord Shiva and Vishnu.
Thanjavur big temple is one of the biggest monuments built by cholas. Pandya kings constructed the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai. Devaram, Thiruvasagam are the spiritual poetical phrases of Hinduism. Hindu Makkal Katchi aims to take these ideologies for the betterment of the all the people in Tamilnadu.
Due to various extremist actions the party got repeatedly in conflict with the law. Its leader Arjun Sampath was arrested in 1997 on an attempted murder charge. In 2008 and 2009 party members got temporarily arrested by the police to block them from staging nationalistic demonstrations on the island of Kachchatheevu, which belongs to Sri Lanka.
The party also made repeatedly headlines with actions against women. It pressed charges against the movie stars Kushboo Sundar(2006), Shriya Saran (2008) and Mallika Sherawat (2008) for “indecent dressing” and “offending Hindu values”. Party members also harassed women visiting pubs and young couples being out on Valentine’s Day.
Nearly 1000 Dalit Christians were reconverted to Hinduism at Tirunelveli town which gains significance in the backdrop March 9 police shootout in which two people were killed when clashes broke out between the members of upper caste Catholics and Dalit Catholics. The party’s 5 activists were arrested for indulging in demolition of Periyar E. V. Ramasamy‘s statue installed in front of the Rajagopuram of Ranganathaswamy Temple situated in Sri Rangam.
Hindu Makkal Katchi staged demonstrations on 29th October,2017 in front of theatres across Tamil Nadu in protest against ‘objectionable sentences’ about Hindu Temples in actor Vijay’s ‘Mersal’. HMK leader Arjun Sampath led a demonstration in front of a theatre in Kumbakonam and demanded removal of the ‘controversial sentences’. Party activists tore up banners of Vijay and movie director Atlee. In Tiruchirapalli, HMK members staged a demonstration in front of a theatre, while similar protests were held at Ottenchathram in Dindigul and in Chennai. The movie ran into trouble soon after its October 18, 2017 release, coinciding with Diwali, over ‘incorrect references’ to the Hindu Temples.