About

This is an alternate blog to my blogspot “Non-random-Thoughts” (http://jayasreesaranathan.blogspot.com). I intend to write on Hinduism, astrology, Tamil-culture related issues and current affairs. I also intend to post my old articles from print and net media.

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  1. I happened to read your posting of 17th May and that was the time I learnt abt your blog. Yr write up abt the corrupt MK is brilliant. Read some of yr previous postings and I like them. Wish to stay connected and receive yr postings/comments. Hope JJ will provide a clean and swift admn to the people this time and redeem the name of TN such that will ensure the permanent ‘sunset’ for the ‘Udhayasooryan’.

  2. @ s r sankaran.

    Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. The Tamil years Kara, Nandana, Jaya, Vijaya etc which are coming one after another are auspicious for the people. So I expect that people will be happy with JJ govt. JJ is evolving with demands of time and is in touch with the evolving moods. Moreover she is a thinker and an avid reader. In her last tenure she interacted with Abdul Kalam and was discussing on how to apply his vision of 2020. I think she will consult people like him this time also and be a step ahead of the thinking of the time.

  3. Sir, Through your website, I wish to seek good offices of concerned leaders and leading lights of Tamil Nadu on two points which have been agitating me for several years now.
    1. Like trillions of Tamilians, I am an ardent admirer of Kavi Subramanya Bharathiyar. For the universal poet of his stature, one who talked of the wellbeing of God’s all creations in this world and who inspired millions in country’s freedom struggle through his writings and finally a true Spritualist, our country has been grossly unkind to him by not awarding Bharat Rathna even after 60 years of our achieving freedom. Some parties might not have considered this honour on him for various considerations like Bharathiyar was from a forward community and a believer in The Almighty. When so many ordinary mortals have been awarded with Bharath Ratna, it is imperative, though rather too late, to bestow country’s highest honour on the great Poet. Simultaneously, Govt must arrange translation of all his works for the benefit of
    our countrymen who are not exposed to Bharathiyar.
    2. Mridangam maestro, Prof Trichy Sankaran, is one of the key disciples of legendary percussionist, Pazhani Subramaniyam. Prof Sankaran has served our carnatic music for over 50 years now and has accompanied topnotch musicians. Sangeet Natak Academy and music institutions in Chennai viz MA must recognise the artist’s contribution by decorating him with Sangita Kalanidhi etc.,

    • Sir, I agree with your views. However I would suggest that you write these views to mainstream magazines like The Hindu or Tamil websites and Tamil magazines. They can give a better voice to your views.

  4. Wrt your blog on Lord Sree Anantha Padmanabha Swamy of Trivandrum and the hidden treasures, I thought to add/reproduce the following piece (misuse of lands owned by Hindu Temples by State Govts in India) sent by friends to me sometime back, for the information of your readers. This deserves a very wide circulation. As mentioned by you regarding the TVM temple, wherever Govt has knowledge of agricultural lands/properties attached to our Temples and large hundi collections (e.g. Tirupathi, Trivandrum and Puttaparthi), the Govts show undue interest in the affairs of such Hindu Temples with a view to take over those lands for sale and to divert the revenues to its treasuries for various other purposes. Here is the article:

    A Foreign writer opens our eyes…

    The Hindu

    Religious and Charitable Endowment Act of 1951 allows State Governments and politicians to take over thousands of Hindu Temples and maintain complete control over them and their properties. It is claimed that they can sell the temple assets and properties and use the money in any way they choose.

    A charge has been made not by any Temple authority, but by a foreign writer, Stephen Knapp, in a book (Crimes Against India and the Need to Protect Ancient Vedic Tradition), published in the United States that makes shocking reading.

    Hundreds of temples in centuries past have been built in India by devout rulers and the donations given to them by devotees have been used for the benefit of the (other) people. If, presently, money collected has ever been misused (and that word needs to be defined), it is for the devotees to protest and not for any government to interfere. This letter is what has been happening currently under an intrusive law.

    It would seem, for instance, that under a Temple Empowerment Act, about 43,000 temples in Andhra Pradesh have come under government control and only 18 per cent of the revenues of these temples have been returned for temple purposes, the remaining 82 per cent being used for purposes unstated.

    Apparently even the world famous Tirumala Tirupati Temple has not been spared. According to Knapp, the temple collects over Rs 3,100 crores every year and the State Government has not denied the charge that as much as 85 per cent of this is transferred to the State Exchequer, much of which goes to causes that are not connected with the Hindu community.

    Was it for that reason that devotees make their offering to the temples?

    Another charge that has been made is that the Andhra Government has also allowed the demolition of at least ten temples for the construction of a golf courses. Imagine the outcry, writes Knapp, if ten mosques had been demolished.

    It would seem that in Karanataka, Rs. 79 crores were collected from about two lakh temples and from that, temples received Rs seven crores for their maintenance, Muslim madrassahs and Haj subsidy were given Rs 59 crore and churches about Rs 13 crore. Very generous of the government.

    Because of this, Knapp writes, 25 per cent of the two lakh temples or about 50,000 temples in Karnataka will be closed down for lack of resources, and he adds: The only way the government can continue to do this is because people have not stood up enough to stop it.

    Knapp then refers to Kerala where, he says, funds from the Guruvayur Temple are diverted to other government projects denying improvement to 45 Hindu temples. Land belonging to the Ayyappa Temple, apparently has been grabbed and Church encroaches are occupying huge areas of forest land, running into thousands of acres, near Sabarimala.

    A charge is made that the Communist state government of Kerala wants to pass an Ordinance to disband the Travancore & Cochin Autonomous Devaswom Boards (TCDBs) and take over their limited independent authority of 1,800 Hindu temples. If what the author says is true, even the Maharashtra Government wants to take over some 450,000 temples in the state which would supply a huge amount of revenue to correct the states bankrupt conditions.

    And, to top it all, Knapp says that in Orissa, the state government intends to sell over 70,000 acres of endowment lands from the Jagannath Temple, the proceeds of which would solve a huge financial crunch brought about by its own mismanagement of temple assets.

    Says Knapp: Why such occurrences are so often not known is that the Indian media, especially the English television and press, are often anti-Hindu in their approach, and, thus, not inclined to give much coverage, and certainly no sympathy, for anything that may affect the Hindu community. Therefore, such government action that play against the Hindu community go on without much or any attention attracted to them.

    Knapp obviously is on record. If the facts produced by him are incorrect, it is up to the government to say so. It is quite possible that some individuals might have set up temples to deal with lucrative earnings. But, that, surely, is none of the governments’ business? Instead of taking over all earnings, the government surely can appoint local committees to look into temple affairs so that the amount discovered is fairly used for the public good?

    Says Knapp: Nowhere in the free, democratic world are the religious institutions managed, maligned and controlled by the government, thus denying the religious freedom of the people of the country.

    But it is happening in India.

    Government officials have taken control of Hindu temples because they smell money in them, they recognise the indifference of Hindus, they are aware of the unlimited patience and tolerance of Hindus, they also know that it is not in the blood of Hindus to go to the streets to demonstrate, destroy property, threaten, loot, harm and/or kill.

    Many Hindus are sitting and watching the demise of their culture. They need to express their views loud and clear. Knapp obviously does not know that should they do so, they would be damned as communalists. But, it is time some one asked the Government to lay down all the facts on the table so that the public would know what is happening behind its back. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is not secularism. And temples are not for looting, under any name..

    One thought ….. that Mohammad of Ghazni has long

    This deserves a very wide circulation.

    A Foreign writer opens our eyes…

    The Hindu

    Religious and Charitable Endowment Act of 1951 allows State Governments and politicians to take over thousands of Hindu Temples and maintain complete control over them and their properties. It is claimed that they can sell the temple assets and properties and use the money in any way they choose.

    A charge has been made not by any Temple authority, but by a foreign writer, Stephen Knapp, in a book (Crimes Against India and the Need to Protect Ancient Vedic Tradition), published in the United States that makes shocking reading.

    Hundreds of temples in centuries past have been built in India by devout rulers and the donations given to them by devotees have been used for the benefit of the (other) people. If, presently, money collected has ever been misused (and that word needs to be defined), it is for the devotees to protest and not for any government to interfere. This letter is what has been happening currently under an intrusive law.

    It would seem, for instance, that under a Temple Empowerment Act, about 43,000 temples in Andhra Pradesh have come under government control and only 18 per cent of the revenues of these temples have been returned for temple purposes, the remaining 82 per cent being used for purposes unstated.

    Apparently even the world famous Tirumala Tirupati Temple has not been spared. According to Knapp, the temple collects over Rs 3,100 crores every year and the State Government has not denied the charge that as much as 85 per cent of this is transferred to the State Exchequer, much of which goes to causes that are not connected with the Hindu community.

    Was it for that reason that devotees make their offering to the temples?

    Another charge that has been made is that the Andhra Government has also allowed the demolition of at least ten temples for the construction of a golf courses. Imagine the outcry, writes Knapp, if ten mosques had been demolished.

    It would seem that in Karanataka, Rs. 79 crores were collected from about two lakh temples and from that, temples received Rs seven crores for their maintenance, Muslim madrassahs and Haj subsidy were given Rs 59 crore and churches about Rs 13 crore. Very generous of the government.

    Because of this, Knapp writes, 25 per cent of the two lakh temples or about 50,000 temples in Karnataka will be closed down for lack of resources, and he adds: The only way the government can continue to do this is because people have not stood up enough to stop it.

    Knapp then refers to Kerala where, he says, funds from the Guruvayur Temple are diverted to other government projects denying improvement to 45 Hindu temples. Land belonging to the Ayyappa Temple, apparently has been grabbed and Church encroaches are occupying huge areas of forest land, running into thousands of acres, near Sabarimala.

    A charge is made that the Communist state government of Kerala wants to pass an Ordinance to disband the Travancore & Cochin Autonomous Devaswom Boards (TCDBs) and take over their limited independent authority of 1,800 Hindu temples. If what the author says is true, even the Maharashtra Government wants to take over some 450,000 temples in the state which would supply a huge amount of revenue to correct the states bankrupt conditions.

    And, to top it all, Knapp says that in Orissa, the state government intends to sell over 70,000 acres of endowment lands from the Jagannath Temple, the proceeds of which would solve a huge financial crunch brought about by its own mismanagement of temple assets.

    Says Knapp: Why such occurrences are so often not known is that the Indian media, especially the English television and press, are often anti-Hindu in their approach, and, thus, not inclined to give much coverage, and certainly no sympathy, for anything that may affect the Hindu community. Therefore, such government action that play against the Hindu community go on without much or any attention attracted to them.

    Knapp obviously is on record. If the facts produced by him are incorrect, it is up to the government to say so. It is quite possible that some individuals might have set up temples to deal with lucrative earnings. But, that, surely, is none of the governments’ business? Instead of taking over all earnings, the government surely can appoint local committees to look into temple affairs so that the amount discovered is fairly used for the public good?

    Says Knapp: Nowhere in the free, democratic world are the religious institutions managed, maligned and controlled by the government, thus denying the religious freedom of the people of the country.

    But it is happening in India.

    Government officials have taken control of Hindu temples because they smell money in them, they recognise the indifference of Hindus, they are aware of the unlimited patience and tolerance of Hindus, they also know that it is not in the blood of Hindus to go to the streets to demonstrate, destroy property, threaten, loot, harm and/or kill.

    Many Hindus are sitting and watching the demise of their culture. They need to express their views loud and clear. Knapp obviously does not know that should they do so, they would be damned as communalists. But, it is time some one asked the Government to lay down all the facts on the table so that the public would know what is happening behind its back. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is not secularism. And temples are not for looting, under any name..

    One thought ….. that Mohammad of Ghazni has long been dead?????

  5. I have complete details of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy…. from the most authenticated source

    He is born on 21.12.1972 at a time frame of 7.40 to 8.10

    His lagna is Dhanus and Raasi is Mithuna with Arudra nakshatram

    u can take village name where he was born is Pulivendula of Kadapa district

    please throw some light on his future whether he will secure CM seat of AP or not…

    waiting for your reply madam

    rgds

    rahul

  6. Dear Mr Rahul,
    I am sorry to say this. Times are pretty bad for Jagan. Though he will have some support, he will not become the CM of Andra. There are some doshas coming down in the family as harms done to a grama devatha, a female deity.

  7. Dear Madam,

    My name is Rahul Nimmagadda

    I was born on 26th July 1979

    at 4.20am in a town called Kothagudem of Khammam district (Andhrapradesh)

    Can you please analyse my horoscope with the perspective of Career.

    I would like to change from Pharma field to Software…

    looking forward for your kind reply

    Rgds

    Rahul

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