Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was born in 1883 in Nashik district of Maharashtra. He was an Indian independence activist, lawyer, politician and the founder of the Hindu Mahasabha. His family was highly educated and his father was a lawyer.
Savarkar was one of the most influential figures in the Indian independence movement and is widely venerated by Hindutva organizations and the right-wing political parties in India. Savarkar was known for his strong advocacy of Hindu nationalism and pride.
He was a proponent of the two-nation theory, which proposed that Hindus and Muslims were two separate nations and should not be part of the same country.
What is hindutva?
According to Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Hindutva is the essence of Indian culture and ancient Hindu traditions. He argued that Hindutva is not just a religious identity, but a cultural one too. He proposed that the Hindu nation is made up of all those who accept the ancient teachings of Hinduism and agrees to abide by the customs and traditions of Hinduism. He believed that Hindutva is the only way to protect the Hindu nation and its culture.
Throughout his life, he wrote several books and essays that advocated for Hindu culture and pride.
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is best known for his writings and speeches in support of Indian independence and Hindu pride. He wrote six books during his lifetime, including ‘The Indian War of Independence’ and ‘Hindutva: Who Is a Hindu?’. He also wrote several poems and plays, including the play ‘Kamala‘. His writings and speeches had a major influence on the formation of modern India and remain widely revered today.
He also worked tirelessly for Indian independence. Savarkar was arrested for his involvement in the Indian independence movement and spent nearly 13 years in jail.
After his release, he returned to India and continued to advocate for Hindu pride and nationalism. He died in 1966, honored as a revered leader of the Indian independence movement.
He was an influential leader and his contributions to the Indian independence movement will never be forgotten.
He was a strong advocate for Hindu nationalism and the founder of the Hindu Mahasabha. Savarkar was also the leader of the right-wing Hindu political party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Every year, Savarkar’s birth and death anniversary are celebrated with great zeal by Hindutva outfits and BJP supporters in India.
The death anniversary of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as Veer Savarkar, is celebrated every year on 26th February. Savarkar died on 26th February 1966 in Bombay, Maharashtra.
On the occasion of the death anniversary of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, we pay our respects and homage to his remarkable contributions to the Indian independence movement. We remember his bravery and courage during the Indian struggle for freedom. May his principles and revolutionary ideas remain an inspiration for generations to come.