`Secularisation` of ancient temple by TN govt

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  1. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    This ancient temple, a protected monument, in Chola and Vijayanagara style of architecture has been `renovated` by the TN govt with among other things the entrance door with carvings of Periyar, Mother Teresa, Annadurai and Abdul Kalam [take a look at the accompanying photographs in the blog].

    Of Secular Carvings, Sacred Spaces and Agama Violations

     
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    Is this an example of an Oxymoron-- Secular Temple.
     
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    Here is one picture

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    Why spoil the original look of the Temple. It amounts to desecration of ancient heritage site.
     
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    A nice slap to Tamil Brahmins.
     
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    This just shows that we have no respect for our heritage. Ancient structures the world over are preserved, but here in India they are used for furthering political agenda.
     
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    Cool it brat, this is not about Tamil Brahmins, it is about an ancient Hindu temple that has been desecrated. While we are at it Thousand Lights Mosque and St Thomas Mount should be similarly `secularised` with Shiva and Shakti murals, what do you say ?
     
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    ^^ This is Tamil nadu folks - home of the rational and secular (only if you are Hindu).
     
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    Ignore him. He is just another backward class moron who still feels he deserves more out of life and everyone else but himself is responsible for his plight.
     
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    Lets leave about abrahamic religions hinduism has a history of deitieifacation of individuals who have done great good to the society He Buddha and Sai Baba can be worshipped a.What is the problem of having the pictures of individuals who did great good to the Indian people as murals on walls ?
     
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    Parijataka Gandhi,Teresa,Ambedkhar and Periyar are gods in living flesh .Majority of Indians are enjoying the fruits of their sacrifices and I will go ar far as saying it is an honour to the temple to have pictures of them on its walls
     
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    a) It is an ancient ASI protected monument not to be tampered with.

    b) DMK who are followers of Periyar and avowed atheists should not interfere with Hindu temples.

    c) If our state is truly secular temples, churches and mosques should be run by govt not Hindu temples alone.

    If DMK/MuKa tries these kind of tricks with Muslims and their mosques their throats would be sl** from ear to ear. Christians would howl about oppression in international fora. It is Hindus alone who are targeted by coward Dravidians. I will believe they are truly secular if they develop the b**ls to `administer` and `secularise` churches and mosques.
     
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    Why just the Brahmins?
    Tamils of all varnas/jatis should be upset about the idolization of a saint who was primarily active in Bengal.
     
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    JP, why the reference to brahmins here ? It's a Hindu temple and not a brahmin temple..and fyi, this is a Amman temple managed by our community and hence in most probablity would not have a brahmin for doing the rituals..rather it would be a saiva sithandha odhuvar....what were my stupid community men doing when the govt was carving, of all an anti-hindu "rationalist" and a catholic conversaniorie's , bust on the door ?
     
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    The bad things is why should a nun who spent her life converting people to catholicsm and a man [I would call him a bigot] who spent a good part of his life opposing anything hindu be there in a Hindu temple...actually it is a slap on the face of DK bigots and that their avowed leader who spent his life doing a crusade against Hinduism is now like a watchman in a temple..:lol:
     
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    Temples for Gandhi/Ambedkar etc exist, heck there are temples for Sachin Tendulkar too. You're correct that Hinduism has a tradition of elevating certain people to deities.

    However, what they're doing here is tampering with monuments of immense historic and cultural value (temples from Vijayanagara era !). I'm not even sure if this is legal.
     
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    Reminds me of the time when Telangana supporters vandalised a statue of Raja Krishna Devaraya :facepalm:
     
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    That is a slippery slope. Buddha and Saibaba contributed a lot to Indian philosophy.

    Should Syed Ahmed Khan's portrait be put on temples in TN too ? He apparently did great good to many people in the subcontinent.
     
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    Why not just tear down every mosque, temple, and church and build schools, hospitals, and libraries (things which actually benefit humanity) on top of them? That is much more secular. :hmm:
     
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    And declare yourself as supreme ruler of the Buddhist Soviet Empire ? :D
     
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