Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani says that ancient Narada was like modern Google who knew everything like it. He further said that he was a true journalist.
Gujarat CM Rupani says “Narad was Like Google”
Ahmedabad: Just when we were reeling from Tripura CM’s ‘Internet existed during Mahabharata time’ remark, his Gujarat counterpart Vijay Rupani said Narad knew everything about the world just like Google.
Rupani was speaking at ‘Devrshi Narad Jayanti’ event organized by Vishwa Samvad Kendra, the media wing of RSS, in Ahmedabad.
The event was meant to felicitate journalists and Vijay Rupani claimed only Narada, a mythological figure in Hinduism, was a true journalist.
“Narada had information of the whole world and can be compared with Google in today’s time. However, he only shared the information which was beneficial, and not harmful, to mankind,”
A slew of BJP leaders have fallen to the other side of sanity, lately, it seems.
In the eastern part of the country, Tripura CM Biplab Deb has taken the responsibility of passing mindless comments.
From advising who should opt for civil services to asking why Diana Hayden was crowned Miss India, and telling youth to open paan shops; Deb has done it all.
Narada is a Vedic sage, famous in Hindu traditions as a traveling musician and storyteller, who carried news and enlightening wisdom. He appears in a number of Hindu texts, notably the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, as well as in the mythologies of the Puranas.
In Indian texts, Narada travels to distant worlds and realms. He is depicted carrying a khartal and tambura with the name Mahathi and is generally regarded as one of the great masters of the ancient musical instrument. This instrument is known by the name “mahathi” which he uses to accompany his singing of hymns, prayers and mantras. In the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism, he is presented as a sage with devotion to Lord Vishnu. Narada is described as both wise and mischievous, in humorous tales. Vaishnav enthusiasts depict him as a pure, elevated soul who glorifies Vishnu through his devotional songs, singing the names Hari and Narayana, and therein demonstrating bhakti yoga. The Narada Bhakti Sutra is attributed to him.