Hindu Aikya Vedi

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The Hindu Aikya Vedi (HAV), Aikya Hindu Vedika, or Hindu United Front is a Hindu nationalist organisation in the state of Kerala, India.

FormationKerala
FounderSwami Satyananda Saraswati
PurposeHindu renaissance, Temple protection
HeadquartersSamanwaya Bhavan, Kottaykkakam, Thiruvananthapuram
Region served
India
Official language
Malayalam
State President
K. P. Sasikala
Parent organisation
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
AffiliationsSangh Parivar

History[edit]

The first chairman of HAV was Swami Sathyananda Saraswathi.[citation needed]

The HAV also funded the restoration of two large temples in the village of Kesalingayapalli and also implemented certain policies that made the village more Hindu, from ordering children to read the Bhagavad Gita every night to banning Christian evangelists from entering the village. Pleased by the success of their policies, the HAV also applied the same policies to other villages.[1]

Criticism[edit]

Lately HAV has been associated with supporting comments of the beef ban in Maharashtra [2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ganeshan, Balakrishna. "Ground report: A 'Hindus only' Andhra village with saffron flags and caution boards". The News Minute. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 March 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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