Monday, 9 February 2015

sad state of Sri Sundararaja Perumal Kovil at Virugambakkam

Names might differ ~ in olden times, philanthropists did fed the poor and donated their assets for maintenance and continuance of rituals in Temples.

Most Temples possess land and other property ~ sadly, those managed by HR&CE are in no great shape.  In many places, they are unable to collect rent. and are apathetic.

One can see billboards kept in the Temples announcing the defaulters ~ alongside those who failed to pay, those who did nothing to collect mounting dues should also be held accountable.  If measly rents accumulate to lakhs of rupees – who is to blame !!

Here is another sad story -  that of Sri Sundara Raja Perumal at Virugambakkam – according to this report, instead of evicting those who have occupied, the management is contemplating collecting rent … Sad !!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Thaipoosam festival - Kavadi at Malaysia

Thaipusam festival at Malaysia.

Carl Vadivella Belle, 64, joined more than a million Hindus who throng temples throughout Malaysia for the celebration, dancing to music, carrying heavy decorated frames that can weigh up to 220lbs as penance and piercing their bodies. 

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