Hindu Martial Spirit
Hindus, down the ages, have reiterated the need of tranquility and bliss in human lives and have chanted hence, “Om Sarvesham Swasti Bhavatu/Sarvesham Shantir Bhavatu/Sarvesham Purnam Bhavatu/Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu” meaning - May auspiciousness be unto all; May peace be unto all; May fullness be unto all; May prosperity be unto all.
But this inherent desire has not made Hindus antipathetic to the reality or the need of martial spirit to overwhelm enemies to Dharma ever. And hence, they have never been votaries to cowardice even if their self-restraint is considered as weakness at times. Hindus do believe that serenity and goodness devoid of martial prowess lead to destruction only.
Venerated Rishis or sages have always propounded the necessity to acquire Brahmyam (power of knowledge) and Kshatram (knowledge of power) for each and every Hindu to put an end to the devilish forces that are inhumane and inimical to the sustenance of Hindu Dharma.
And all these are found prolifically in the Vedas.
“Agrataschaturo vedah prushthatah sasharam dhanuh | idam brahmamidam kshatramshapadapi sharadapi” – Bhargav Sutra
Meaning:- A person having four vedas (knowledge) in front (to guide him), a bow and arrow (power) at his back (to back him) has a combination of “Brahmyam” and Kshatram” and hence he is capable of defeating the enemy either by "Shapa" (Power of Knowledge) or "Shara" (Knowledge of Power) Thus, the aim is to impart “Power of Knowledge” and “Knowledge of Power” in the youth.
Eternal prayer of Hindus to the Almighty to have martial prowess is found in the tablets (in Dakshineswar Temple Complex, Kolkata) enshrining the mantras in Yajurveda.