August 08, 2010
Zed urges Hindus for vow of animal compassion on
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, sending Naga-panchami
greetings to one billion Hindus of the world, has appealed to them to take a
vow of compassion to all animals and treat them with kindness and respect.
Zed, who is the president of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a
release in Nevada (USA) today, wished that all Hindus be blessed and their
prayers answered on the auspicious occasion of Naga-panchami festival, which
fell on August 14 this year.
Naga-panchami, which is observed on the
fifth day of the bright half of Sravana, commemorates the victorious return
of Lord Krishna from Yamuna after overcoming serpent Kaliya. It is a
celebration in honor of snakes, who are revered on this day and offerings
are made of milk, flour, cooked food, etc., to them.
stressed that non-violence was a greatest virtue in Hinduism and Hindus even
did not plough fields on Naga-panchami day over the concern that a snake
might be accidently killed.
Zed suggested to Hindus: focus on inner
search, stay pure, explore the vast wisdom of scriptures, make spirituality
more attractive to youth and children, stay away from the greed, and always
keep God in your life.
Hinduism is the oldest and third largest
religion of the world and moksha (liberation) is its ultimate goal.