Hindu Every night of the new moon is dedicated to Shiva, but this moonless night in February is particularly important since it is the night on which Shiva is said to perform the cosmic dance, the Tandava Nritya, the dance of primordial creation, preservation and destruction. Many Hindus and all devotees of Shiva fast throughout the festival. All-night prayers focus on Shiva and his shrines and statues, where milk, water and honey are regularly poured on his symbol, the lingam, which is decorated with flowers and garlands. The festival is observed for one day and one night only.
Moonje had sent Hedgewar to Calcutta to pursue his medical studies and to learn terrorist techniques from the revolutionary secret societies of the Bengalis. Hedgewar became a member of the Anushilan Samitian anti-British revolutionary group, getting into its inner circle. The secretive methods of these societies were eventually used by him in organising the RSS.
According to the official RSS history,  he came to realize that revolutionary activities alone were not enough to overthrow the British. Savarkar 's Hindutvapublished in Nagpur inand meeting Savarkar in the Ratnagiri prison inHedgewar was extremely influenced by him, and he founded the RSS with the objective of strengthening the Hindu society.
He recruited energetic Hindu youth with revolutionary fervour, gave them a uniform of a black forage cap, khaki shirt later white shirt and khaki shorts—emulating the British police—and taught them paramilitary techniques with lathi bamboo staffsword, javelin and dagger.
Hindu ceremonies and rituals played a large role in the organisation, not so much for religious observance, but to provide awareness of India's glorious past and to bind the members in a religious communion.
Hedgewar also held weekly sessions of what he called baudhik idealogical educationconsisting of simple questions to the novices concerning the Hindu nation and its history and heroes, especially Shivaji.
The saffron flag of Shivaji, the Bhagwa Dhwajwas used as the emblem for the new organisation. Its public tasks involved protecting Hindu pilgrims at festivals and confronting Muslim resistance against Hindu processions near mosques.
He asked the volunteers to become sadhus first, renouncing professional and family lives and dedicating themselves to the cause of the RSS. According to scholar Christophe JaffrelotHedgewar embraced this doctrine after it had been reinterpreted by nationalists such as Aurobindo.
The first pracharaks were responsible for establishing as many shakhas as possible, first in Nagpur, then across Maharashtra and eventually in the rest of India.
Dani was sent to establish a shakha at the Benaras Hindu University and other Universities were similarly targeted to recruit new followers among the student population. Three pracharaks went to Punjab: InMadhavrao Muley was appointed as the prant pracharak regional missionary in Lahore. Jaffrelot says that the RSS was intended to propagate the ideology of Hindutva and to provide "new physical strength" to the majority community.
Gandhi's stance on the Khilafat issue was a cause for concern to Hedgewar, and so was the fact that the 'cow protection' was not on the Congress agenda.
This led Hedgewar, along with other Tilakities, to part ways with Gandhi. InHedgewar delivered a series of lectures in Maharashtra with slogans such as "Freedom within a year" and "boycott". He deliberately broke the law, for which he was imprisoned for a year. After being released inHedgewar was distressed at the lack of organisation among the Congress volunteers for the independence struggle.
Without proper mobilisation and organisation, he felt that the patriotic youth of the country could never get independence for the country.
The Muslim masses were mobilised by the Khilafat movementdemanding the reinstatement of the Caliphate in Turkey, and Gandhi made an alliance with it for conducting his own Non-cooperation movement.
Gandhi aimed to create Hindu-Muslim unity in forming the alliance.Statements about Paul by Prominent Theologians and Bible Scholars. The fact that Paul spread his own version of Christianity independent of Yeshua' teachings has been well known for centuries.
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