- Another attempt to demolish religious faith
Courtesy: Ravi, Kalakad
Sadasiva Brahmendra Swamigal Adishtanam
It is painful to read these news and the aggression by Christian missionaries towards our holy places. Particularly with Sonia Gandhi kind of leaders who encourage missionaries to proliferate, we need more people and money to fight against these forces. Our sincere thanks and namaskarams to our dear Periyavas who have rescued this from the hands of the wrong-doers...Please read on this article and reach out to Dr Raghunath for more details and to extend your support.
Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral's serene and spiritual environment was brutally disturbed by the purchase of three acres of cultivable land adjoining the Jeeva Samadhi complex by a Christian Missionary. The Christian Missionary initiated construction procedures hastily to make eviction difficult. The devotees at Nerur and all over the world raised voice against the proposals. It is indeed a miracle to notice a review of the situation and the Christian Missionary has agreed to sell the lands to Kanchi Mutt.
Devotees of Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral and Kanchi Mutt have this rare opportunity to repossess the lands that were grabbed by the Christian Missionary when it was least expected. We do believe in religious harmony but will resist harassment from other religions.
There are a lot of background issues as well that go to show that the missionary's ill-fated attempt was steeped in sankalpam that was not noble. A couple of salient ones are -
- the construction was illegal (no permit approved for construction on agricultural land), and the missionary did that knowing that once constructed, it will be fait accompli and legal recourse to removal would be almost impossible
- he took donations to the NGO and bought the land and transferred it illegally to his wife's name
The bhaktas in Karur and Nerur have worked hard to bring all of this to light and stop this activity.
As a rare act, even the government stepped in to help - which almost never seems to happen in Tamil Nadu.
Now, it really is upon us to help reacquire that land and preserve the sanctity of the place. Not just that, the locals had been sympathetic to this missionary because "he was planning on doing good things". The bhaktas there want to show that we do good things as well. But it doesn't come free. They are there to help with their manual work and time. If we could step up and help acquire this by collecting at least a fourth of what is required (10lakhs = ~ $20,000) across all chapters soon, that would be a great kainkarya to sanathana dharma
Generous donations are important at this moment, but more important is our solidarity. Our role today will be a strong message to our children and grand children tomorrow.
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