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“Erotic yoga”, misguided/misguiding western “gurus” and maligning Indian ethos

June 19, 2011

“Erotic yoga”, misguided/misguiding western “gurus” and maligning Indian ethos

Note: Indians know, recognise and appreciate the western contribution to India. Here, only the westerners, who are / have been responsible for the attack on India, Indian tradition, culture, heritage and civilization are criticised and condemned for the degradation brought.

Scapegoat-Indians: Indians unfortunately do not read their scriptures[1], as they have been divided by the ideologists cleverly into many factors like caste, ethnicity, class, tribe, social group and so on. Linguistic fanaticism, which has been added from the beginning, acts regionally to keep the new divisions developed, and it is alive, fomenting aggressive feelings about their own fellow men. However, they believe “others”. That is why, they are simply carried on “others” by what the “others” say about them[2] and of course, about their scriptures also.

Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization with wine and women: After the so-called Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization (herein after mentioned as “LPG”), people started commercializing everything. Particularly, what is freely available in India, is linked with others and sold for price. Guru-Sishya tradition is made degraded[3] and demeaned. Male-female relationship is vandalized and prostitutionalized[4]. The media is used to justify such sins accrued out of immoral activities one way or the other[5]. The cinemas aid and abet such slow demoralizing Indian society[6]. The Christian Orphanages and Children homes have become centres of all sorts of sex abuses – from “simple body massage” to “sophisticated sex-tourism”. Of course resident directors, officers, technical consultants, visiting experts have been taken care of at different levels. Or as huge amounts are spent, they are accounted in their balance sheets under appropriate heads. Ironically, they get all sorts of exemptions from the Government of India itself!

Sins, vices and crimes increased: The LPG has brought not only modern, revised and updated science and technology but also thousands of western men and women of various categories. The MNCs have been their covers and facades. Though, they praise Indian tradition, culture, heritage and civilization through their mouths, they have been engaged in the acts against Indians affecting the same factors by all means. Blue films, pornography, pedophile, hetero-sex, drugs, woman and children trafficking and so many other crimes have increased alarmingly[7].

Inculturation and Yoga[8]: The Christians under the guise of “inculturation” have been building their places of worship like Hindu temples[9], pray their Gods with Sanskrit slokas[10], the Bishops, pastors, priests and others wearing ochre robes, sporting vermillion, kumkum, sandal paste on their foreheads, having Hindu names like Amalorapavadas, Abhishekananda, Nirmalananda etc., Even Jesus is depicted in Yoga posture with all tantric and mantric paraphernalia. Ashrams have also been built but these are “Christian / Catholic” Ashrams[11]. Though, there have been sexual relationships between male and female members – Fathers and Nuns – of the Church, as revealed in many cases, many times, they try to take shelter under “Yoga” or mantra, yantra and tantra practices. With all their basatardisation of Indian, particularly, Hindu practices, they continue to attack, blaspheme and carry out malicious propaganda that Shiva worship is phallic and so on[12].

In-culturation or out-culturation: Under such circumstances, there is nothing surprise that some European sex-yogic practioners, with pornography background, have been booked for the violation of Indian Acts and Rules in Chennai recently, that too, in a posh area just opposite to the Cathedral, Bishop’s House and other Christian institutions situated on the Cathedral Road. Here, it is not the question of violating Indian Acts and Rules, but violating the Indian values with their bastardized thinking, interpretation and in-culturation or out-culturation of yoga!

Can any Indian perform “Eucharist” exactly as has to be done: If any Indian, or a Hindu for that matter can imitate a Christian or Muslim practice in Hindu way or Hinduised way, would the Christians or Muslims accept? Instead of a Christ-body with blood and flesh, if something is substituted, cut and eaten by the new devotees, would the Christians keep quite? If Allah is represented in an Indian / Hindu way and worshipped in temple with all sloka-reciting, drum-beating, dancing etc., would the Muslims keep quite? As Hindus would believe Jesus or Christ or Allah or Mohammed as God, as some of the Christians and Muslims also believe, would such eclectic Indians / Hindus would be allowed? If they also start adopted some syncretic practices, would they accept and allow them? Anyway, before getting answers for these questions, the response of the offenders, i.e, those used “yogic practices” for sex purposes, have come out defending themselves in the internet.

The response of the offenders: Mihai Stoian, who was at Chennai centre has been responding from his blog[13] about the police action taken and the reports appearing in Indian media. Another detailed rebuttal appearing explains their stand[14]. “Tuesday the 7th of June NDTV broadcasts a completely manipulative program showing clips from the Cosmic Spiral Meditation mixed with other clips from other yoga schools from abroad and an unknown couple embracing each other, thus insinuating that acts of intimacy were happening during the Spiral. There is also a fake interview where a reporter seemingly asks if it is true that all the teachers in Satya Yoga have been acting in porn movies and a recorded voice replies “yes yes – it is absolutely correct”. But the amazing fact is that this interview, only supported by still pictures, has never taken place! It is 100% fabricated by the news channel NDTV. Even if this is a criminal act the police was never trying to act against the people that are behind such fraudulent action. Instead a Police Inspector is interviewed saying publicly that the allegations (mixing sex with yoga) against Satya Yoga are found to be true. This statement was shown only one day after the police started the investigation based on a complaint of the fundamentalist movement Hindu Makkal Katchi”. Here, the mention of the Hindu organization that has complained about the activities has been mentioned as “the fundamentalist movement Hindu Makkal Katchi”.

How a Hindu organization, movement or group could become “fundamental” like the Christians, Muslims and others? The choice of words and terminology used point to a mindset, just like, the Indian secularists, atheists and other leftist ideological groups. Of course, incidentally, the present UPA governed Governmental ministers too use such terminology without understanding the meaning of “fundamentalism”. In English, it is very convenient to use any word against anybody colloquially, intentionally, purposely or otherwise to malign, slander and disparage. Thus, ironically the so-called “erotic sex teachers” call the complainant as “fundamentalist” crying against the slander reportedly carried on them. Thus, it is evident that the “western sex tantric preachers” follow the same tactics adopted and adapted by the ideologists as pointed out.

Interestingly, he retorts about the happenings at Auroville as follows:

Another Scandal Against a Spiritual Community with the Same Pattern[15]: Whatever he has written is reproduced without any change:

Since here there are a lot of people reading for an alternative view, i will show more of these cases where one can see the similar patterns and even signs of the occult interventions to discredit various spiritual organizations and even institutions that have in common only their firm stand for certain values and principles in life.

It is today the turn of the amazing project that was started by the followers of the indian renowned guru Sri Aurobindo. After years of defeating the “social gravity”, gathering people from all around the world, Auroville was not always viewed with good eyes by the ones that do not like any alternative to their dream world where individuals have to struggle for their daily food without trying anything more. For these control maniacs a place as Auroville is a threat that can contaminate the mind of many truth searchers today. That is why they try to keep it in a very tight leash.

Here you have a so called report from Auroville that is starting in the manner that reveals exactly the same misleading and manipulative manner that we have been experiencing already from some media. And here we talk about a BBC documentary. They begin with these words the so call report:

Residents are living into an utopian community that spreads around the giant golden sphere (…) But the locals leave in poverty and say their children are the victims of sexual crimes. Welcome to Auroville!

The more the “report” unfolds, the more it becomes clear that it is just a warning given to the Auroville people to play nice and stay in the borders they are given else the things will go bad for them. Nothing new under the sun…even under the indian sun

Foreign erotic yogis find fertile ground in India: By having names like “Satya esoteric” etc., can they suppress their “true erotic” practices? Thus, the newspapers give details like this: There is something similar about No.33, Chokalingam Nagar, Teynampet, Chennai, and Mihai Stoian. At first sight, both are nondescrip; but on close scrutiny, there are many things unusual about them. A board on the two-storey pale building at Chokalingam Nagar reads “Satya Esoteric Integral Yoga”. That could have been just another yoga centre in the city, but for the teachers are foreigners, disciples of the European cult “Movement for Spiritual Integration in Absolute” (MISA), teach yoga here. Well, not just yoga, but tantra too. Tantra, as an ancient philosophy and practice, has different definitions. MISAs controversial supreme guru Gregorian Bivolarus’ unpublished book, “The Secret Tantric Path of Love” has this to say: “Have you ever dreamed of or aspired to make love intensely, profoundly and frantically with your beloved woman for even ten hours in a row”. This book reveals a host of such secret methods in a clear and accessible language, if you allow yourself to be guided by the personal experience of the author.

The controversial sex-guru[16]:  Indians know MISA (Maintenance of Internal Security Act) already, but now a new type of MISA has come from outside! The sex-yogic trainers claim that their guru – Gregorian Bivolaru (59), a Romanian, founded the Movement for Spiritual Integration in Absolute (MISA). Known as Grieg to his followers, Bivolaru, a proponent of tantra and yoga. He was arrested in 1977s by the Romanian Communist government on charges of practising yoga and distributing pornography.  In 1984, he was again arrested on charges of conspiracy. In 1989, he was convicted as a political prisoner and sent to Poiana Mare, a clinic for mental patients. His disciples say he was kept in solitary confinement without even the benefit of having a lawyer. After his release, Bivolaru continued to profess his beliefs and the Romanian government again in 2004 ordered his arrest. Bivolaru was found not guilty by the Sibiu Court of Law in Romania. He sought and got political asylum in Sweden where he is now believed to be living under a pseudonym. Therefore, having such precedence, they cannot fool Indians. Either they should follow their belief system or introduce their innovative methods, just like the export of “technical know-how” or just to follow Indian system, as Indians say. But, they cannot try to become “pseudo-gurus” with their “bastardized” methods. Definitely, one day, they would get exposed, just like what has happened now.


[1] Though Vedas are there, in Tamilnadu, the Hindu believers have been made to hate Vedas, because of the linguistic fanaticism. Interestingly, the unhistorical “Aryan-dravidian” hypotheses still play havoc, as the Dravidian ideologists either believe or use them for the political exploitation.

[2] The outdated hypotheses and theories on India on race, social stratification, etc., are still discussed and debated.

[3] It started with Roberto de Nobili through “Paramartha Guru Kathaikal” (Stories about Paramartha Guru). However, he himself donned a Hindu sanyasi with kudumi and sacred thread. Ironically, in India, no Sanyasi wears sacred thread. However, this cheat had chosen such “fancy-dress” to suit his bastardaized thinking and theology.

[4] The IT industry has proven such condition. In TV channels, sex before marriage is justified openly. The Mangalore-pub episode exposed how the educated, elite and well-off Indian girls behave, talk and become neo-western types exceeding the western counterparts in sex.

[5] The debates carried on the channels on such topics explicitly and openly. Here, “VIJAY TV” carry out such propaganda in vernacular language.

[6] The comedy actors, script-writers, producers, broadcasters and others exceed limits even degrading women in every manner. They always consider the women as “prostitutes” or come with any man just for a bike-ride, hotel-meal or movie.

[7] The Fathers having sex with Nuns regularly or otherwise, murdering non-co-operative nuns, having sex with children, usage of drugs, pornography etc., are found in many cases – Will Heum, Mathews, Trichy, Ooty, Madurai and other Bishops.

[8] Catholics claim the authority of Vatican Council – II and other Christians too carry out such practices to fool Hindus mainly for conversion.

Vatican website can be referred to for their documents. Of course, there have been thousands of books, journals  and papers, which can be read to understand.

[9] Many such Churches can be seen throughout India. But for the practice of Christianity, in every aspect, they are Hindu temples only and ordinary Hindus might mistake by external dubious appearance.

[10] There have been exclusive experimenting centres or theological laboratories to produce and manufacture such forged slokas, rites, rituals etc., e.g, NCBLC, Bangalore, Kerala; Pune;

[11] The books published by “Voice of India” are too well-known to be repeated here.

[12] Though, Swami Vivekananda himself gave a fitting reply to Gustav Oppert at the Paris conference, the mischievous and misguided western writers and speakers continue to carry out such propaganda through their literature and media.

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Bharata natyam: Christians and DK-atheists, the intriguing nexus!

October 25, 2009

Bharata natyam: Christians and DK-atheists, the intriguing nexus!

As for as DK / Black Parivar is concerned the so-called “Bharata natyam” is nothing but “temple prostitution”, because that is how they used to regard, write and speak in forums with scoff. They pour venom on such “Aryan art-form”.

A typical article can be seen here: http://www.sikhspectrum.com/052007/devadasi.htm

And my response at that time : http://www.sikhspectrum.com/letters/letters_28.htm

But, here the love for the Christian S. M. George (since expired last October 2008) and the love of K. Veeramani’s for him are veery much intriguing! The DK-Christian nexus in promoting “Bharatnatyam” is intriguing, as the same gangs denigrate it as “Deavadasi system”, “Temple prostitution”, “Divine prostitution” and so on!

DK-Christian nexusIf at all, they both Christians and Black Parivaer hate “Aryans and their art-form”, they should have desisted from practicing such “paganized” rituals. But, here actually they join together, appreciating each other even at death, perfectly consistent with “Hindu tradition”!

DK-Christian nexus-in abusing BharatnatyamWhen such “Aryan art-form” has been so scandalized, why then these Christians conduct and that too offer “degree course” and the atheist Veeramanis support for such leud activities?

newfront_dancehttp://www.kalaikaviri-offcamp.com/university.htm

When S. M. George of Kalai Kaveri died, all thse peiople thronged there to condole, whereas, when any other “Bharat natya” exponent, teacher or expert expires, they do not care!

“Kalaimaamunivar” Rev. Msgr. S.M.George –

has been Founder of Kalai Kaviri Cultural Undertakings, Rev. Msgr. S.M.George. He founded Kalai Kaviri in 1977 and was its Director till 1996; founded Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts in 1996 and was its Secretary/Director and Principal till 2002; founded the World’s First Off-campus Degree Programme in Bharathanatyam in 2004 and was its First Director till he passed away in October 2008.

Ironically, but significantly, it has  to be noted that Leela Samson has created a controversy by becoming the head of Kalakshetra, where he has reportedly started de-Hinduizing of the premises!

But the same lady organized such extravagant dance before the Pope, who enjoyed so-many ladies dancing before him with such paganized attire and body movement. In fact, he sported a dot / tilak / kumkum duly applied on his forehead by a dancng lady!

Pope sporting kumkum

We have seen enough SJs dancing in such art-form.

jesuit_dancing

They have made the Jesus also to dance like that and perhaps the naive Hindus are awaiting when Mary would start dancing!  Definitely, it would be  interesting for devout Hindus to watch Mary dancing, particularly with her husbans Joseph, so that the duo would soon replace the heathen Shiva-Parvati. Perhaps, Francis Xaviet Clooney could comne out with one more book that could be released by some Saiva professor or Mutt-head! Or if Sri-Narayana pair is chosen, our friend M. A. Venkatakrishnan could invite a Jeer to complete the task! Let us wait and see what happens in near future?

What sort of behaviour has been exhibited by these wonderful species on the earth?

Definitely, these people should be subjected to psycho-pathological and analytical studies for their exhibited behaviour, speech and writings.

The educated, elite and others should not keep mum but expose such hypocritical nexus and point out their duplicity.

Clooney and Sahasranama: His Inter-religious dialogue and Inculturation!

September 15, 2009

Clooney and Sahasranama: His Inter-religious dialogue and Inculturation

Vedaprakash

Divine debaucheries? Francis Clooney S. J. has now shown his true colours, though our Vaishnavite friends could not accept or believe his intentions[1]. His reference to Prof. Chacko and my further dig into his background show that such activities have already been going on in Kerala and he has been aiding and abetting as a “consultant” just like Bede Griffiths[2]. Incidentally, Clooney was also there in August, before leaving for USA.

Bastardized music: There has been a “Christian Musicological Society of India”[3], which is an international forum reportedly carrying out “interdisciplinary research, discussion, and dissemination of knowledge, on the music and dance of about thirty million Christians in India, who belong to a diverse set of communities and linguistic groups and follow a variety of liturgical traditions some of which date back to the early Christian era”. Thus, the fraud is revealed with unhistorical vulgarity. It goes on to say that, “The Society hopes that such researches will draw attention to the lesser known aspects of India in connection with the rest of the world”, as if the Indian Christianity is so connected with the world!

The dubious “Kristu Sahasra Naamam”: There were people known as “Jacobites” or otherwise, who were worshipping “Christna” and their “books / bible” referred to him with the stories like “Bhagawatha Purana”. When the Portuguese found them, they destroyed their books and forcefully converted to Catholicism, however, they refused to acknowledge to the Pope. Thus, to satisfy them, the fraudulent “Thomas myth” stories were manufactured and circulated there. After many legal wrangles with the Pope and then with Supreme court also, they tried to settle with “thomas” masquerade.

Thus, as part of their gameplan, under “research”, they have given their list of publications[4] and release of DVDs, CDs etc[5].

Kristu Sahasra Naamam [Thousand Names of Christ] (Pre-recorded cassette)

Selections from the Sanskrit poem of the same title by I. C. Chacko, Illiparambil, composed in semi-classical style.

Pre-recorded cassette. FDMIC 210. Deccan Records, Bangalore.
Text: I. C. Chacko, Illiparambil.
Music: Anto Amarnad, CMI.
Lead singers: Joseph Palackal and Indumathi Ephraim.
Accompanying booklet with transliteration and English translation of the text by Francis Vineeth, CMI.

Kristu Sahasra Naamam [Thousand Names of Christ] (CD): Without any shame, the theological plagiarists, spiritual stealers, divine bootleggers, mystical hooligans, neo-global Aurangazebs, have been carrying out such nasty acts.

N  CD with booklet (45 minutes).

N  Selections from the Sanskrit poem by the same title by Chevalier I. C. Chacko (1876-1966).

N  Vocal soloists: Joseph J. Palackal and Indumathi Ephraim.

N  Text selected, translated, and introduced by Fr. Francis Vineeth, CMI.

N  Music in semi-classical style by Fr. Anto Amarnad, CMI.

N  Expected release: June 2011

Thus, probably, Clooney is mentioning about it.

http://www.thecmsindia.org/releases.html#sahasranaamam1

क्रिस्तुसहस्रनामं [The thousand-fold names of Christ]: It appears that one I. C. Chacko has composed it in 1914 itself!  Now, let us see, how it appears[6]:– ऐ. सि. चाक्को, इल्लिप्परंपिल्, बि.ए., बि.एस्.सि. [I. C. Chacko, Illiparambil, B. A., B. Sc. / ഐ. സി. ചാക്കൊ, ഇല്ലിപ്പറമ്പില്‍, ബി. എ., ബി. എസ്‌. സി.] Commenced between the 25th and 31st May 1914.

क्रिस्तुं कन्यासुतं वन्दे मृतं मृत्युञ्जयं परं |
रक्तीकृतासवं देहीकृतापूपमनश्वरं || १ ||क्षतपार्श्वं क्षततनुं धृतकण्टकशीर्षकं |
क्षतपादं क्षतकरं धृतलोकाघगौरवं || २ ||

समुत्कीर्ण करं कीलविदारित पादद्वयं |
शूलविच्छिन्नहृदयं त्रिलोकीशमनश्वरं || ३ ||

याजकं यजनद्रव्यं नित्यं यज्ञभुजं भजे |
पापघ्नं पापरहितं लोकपापवहं परं || ४ ||

स्थूलं सूक्ष्ममनादिञ्च सृष्टारं स्वर्गदायिनं |
सर्वक्षमं सर्वहेतुं सर्वव्यापिनमक्षयं || ५ ||

सुग्रहं शान्त चित्तानां दुर्ग्रहं विषयैषिणां |
शरणं पापिनामेकं तरणं पापवारिधेः || ६ ||

आसवीकृत कीलालं वाङ्मात्रकृत भक्षणं |
शमितांबु निधिक्षोभं मृतोत्थापित मित्रकं || ७ ||

मर्त्यपुत्रं देवपुत्रं नरमप्यनरं परं |
कन्यापुत्रं जगत्तातं जातमप्यजमीश्वरं || ८ ||

द्वितीयमप्यद्वितीयं त्रयमप्येकमेवच |
मृतमप्यमरं नित्यं जातमप्यखिलोत्भवं || ९ ||

आक्षिप्त वसनं वन्दे स्थाणुबद्धकरद्वयं |
भटताडितसर्वांगं पूज्यमप्यतिधिक्कृतं || १० ||

स्वर्गस्थं पितृपार्श्वस्थं हृदयस्थं जगत्पतिं |
अभिषिक्तमृषिप्रोक्तं अर्वाचीनं पुरातनं || ११ ||

तारासूचितजन्मानं ज्योतिषाराद्धमर्भकं |
गोष्ठजं पथिकं वन्दे राजानं राजपूजितं || १२ ||

शिशुसूदनसंत्रातं देशान्तरगतं शिशुं |
गोपालपूजितं दिव्यं वन्दे विस्मितवैदिकं || १३ ||
[विस्मायितमहाचार्यं गोपपूजितविग्रहं || १३ ||]

वाचमाद्यतमामीशं स्थितांवन्दे पुरातनीं |
प्रपञ्चकारणं साक्षादीश्वरं जीवसंश्रयं || १४ ||

प्रदीपं तिमिराज्ञातं लोकजातप्रदीपकं |
जगदागतमज्ञातं जगता जगतः प्रभुं || १५ ||

राजर्षिगोत्रजं धन्यं निर्द्धनं नित्ययाचकं |
दीनं दीनाश्रयं वन्दे जगतामेकमीश्वरं || १६ ||

यतिस्नपितवर्ष्माणं परमात्मप्रशोभितं |
यतिसंस्कृतवर्त्मानं ऋषिलोकप्रतीक्षितं || १७ ||

कपोतावतरज्ञातं दिव्यमेषं सनातनं |
शान्तं शान्तिमतामाद्यं प्रणमाम्यघसूदनं || १८ ||

आकृष्टमीनं कैवर्त्तशिष्यमेकं जगद्गुरुं |
उपदिष्टजगद्धर्मं वन्दे वन्दारु वन्दितं || १९ ||

शमवन्तं क्षमावन्तं तितिक्षावन्तमीश्वरं |
दमवन्तं दयावन्तं आत्मवन्तं जगद्गुरु || २० ||

धृतव्यजनमश्रान्तं पूतग्राहिणमीश्वरं |
बुसदाहिनमक्षान्तं प्रणमामि भयंकरं || २१ ||

समाधिस्थमतिश्रान्तं क्षुदाविष्टमुपोषितं |
प्रणमामिनियन्तारं पिशाचपरिशोधितं || २२ ||

मेघयानं तडित्पाणिं घोराकारं भयानकं |
पापिनामन्तकं वन्दे धर्मिणां जीवदायिनं || २३ ||

लवित्रपाणिंगांगेयकिरीटं मेघवाहनं |
लवितारं मनुष्याणां नमामिमनुजात्मजं || २४ ||

विधवाकरुणं वन्दे परमित्रं कृपाकरं |
वितातशरणं श्रेष्ठं पतितोत्क्षेपिणं प्रभुं || २५ ||

अन्धानां दृष्टिदंवन्दे सत्यसन्धंसनातनं |
निगडध्वंसिनं देवं आर्त्तत्राणपरंपरं || २६ ||

सर्पख्नीतनुजं वन्दे सर्पारातिं महाबलं |
सर्पंदमं जगन्नाथं सर्पवञ्चितपूर्वकं || २७ ||

श्वेताश्ववाहनं रक्तसिक्तवाससमीश्वरं |
दिव्यवागभिधं वन्दे राजराजंप्रभुप्रभुं || २८ ||

श्वेतांबरबलं घोरं ज्वलनोद्गारलोचनं |
द्विधारखड्गवदनं स्वनामांकितवाससं || २९ ||

सप्तर्क्षपाणिं लोकेशं तप्तपित्थलपादकं |
श्वेतांबरं श्वेतकेशं वन्दे सूर्यमुखं परं || ३० ||

सप्तशृंगं हतप्रेक्ष्यं सप्ताक्षं मेषशाबकं |
मुद्रास्फोटकमीशानं व्योमचापावृतासनं || ३१ ||

गोवत्ससेवितं सिंहपूजितं गृद्ध्रवन्दितं |
वृद्धवृन्दस्तुतं वन्दे नरवक्त्र मृगार्चितं || ३२ ||

स्वर्गसिंहासनं रत्नपीठं सप्तप्रदीपकं |
श्वेतरोमाणमीशानं वन्दे काञ्चनमेघलं || ३३ ||

समुद्रनादिनं राजवेश्याघातिनमीश्वरं |

हूयमानं हुतं वन्दे हितं प्रहितमात्मजं || ५४ ||

अत्भुतं मन्त्रिणं सर्वशक्तिं देवंनमाम्यहं |
भविष्यल्लोकजनकं शमराजंजगत्पतिं || ५५ ||

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यांतारमकुटां तन्वीं प्रसवव्यथयाकुलां |
अभ्यद्रवन् महानागस्तस्या: पुत्रं नमाम्यहं || ६२ ||

यंजातमात्रं सर्पोशाद् भ्रूणभक्षणकांक्षिण: |
सप्तोत्तमांगाद्रक्ताभादत्रायत महेश्वर: || ६३ ||

क्रुद्धंपापद्विषं वन्दे वन्द्यंद्राक्षापमर्द्दिनं || ३४ ||
[क्रुद्धंपापद्विषं वन्दे वन्द्यंद्राक्षाविमर्द्दिनं || ३४ ||]

दशशासनमक्षीणं सासूयं प्रणमांयहं |
प्रतिमाद्विषमीशानं हव्यवाहनवाहनं || ३५ ||

कन्यकानुगतं कृष्णाकान्तं सन्यासिनं परं |
सुन्दरीरमणं वन्दे सुन्दरं दमितेन्द्रियं || ३६ ||

धवलं पाटलं श्यामकेशं वासितगण्डकं |

चामीकरकरं कन्यावरं वन्दे परापरं || ३७ ||

पक्षवातहरं दीनत्राणलोलं ज्वरंदमं |
भूतद्विषं कुष्ठहरं वन्दे दिव्यौषधं परं || ३८ ||

दोषघ्नमनघं रक्तस्रावापहमनुत्तमं |
दुष्प्रधर्षं महावीर्यं वन्दे दिव्यौषधं परं || ३९ ||

प्रदीप्तवदनं वन्दे तुषारधवलांबरं |
ऋषिसेवितमानन्ददायिनं भास्करप्रभं || ४० ||

तंदेवपुत्रंलोकानां रक्षकंनागविद्विषं |
महाशक्तिं महावीर्यं प्रणमामि महाबलं || ६४ ||

यस्यरक्तप्रभावेण निर्जितशक्तिमान् फणी |
अंबरादपतद्भ्रमौ तंवन्देमेषशाबकं || ६५ ||

पावनं भावनं जीवसाधनं सर्वशोभनं |
कारणं शरणं पापशोषणं प्रणमाम्यहं || ५६ ||

राजानंगिरिजा राजं खरवाहनमादृतं |
पौरवृन्दस्तुतं वन्दे पूज्यं राजर्षिगोत्रजं || ५७ ||

प्रोषितं राजसंत्रासात् मृतेराज्ञिसमागतं |
प्रचारितमहासत्यं प्रणमामि महागुरुं || ५८ ||

विश्वंभरं विश्वसृजं विश्वयोनिमनश्वरं |
विश्वस्तमात्मजंवन्दे विश्वोत्कर्षप्रचोदितं || ५९ ||

यत्पापमकरोत्पूर्वं नराणामादिमो नर: |
परिहर्त्तुं तदुद्युक्तं देवपुत्रं नमाम्यहं || ६० ||

यातिष्ठदंबरेतन्वी वसाना सूर्यमण्डलं |
शशांकं पादुकीकृत्य तस्या: पुत्रं नमाम्यहं || ६१

अयोदण्डधरंलोकराजन्यायविशारदं |
कन्यकातनुजंपापान् दण्डयन्तं नमाम्यहं || ६६

वलाहकावृतं पूज्यं गिरीशं गिरिवासिनं |
शिष्योपास्थितमुत्कृष्टं पितृश्लाघितमात्मजं || ४१ ||

श्वेतवाहं धनुष्पाणिं सेनान्यं दिग्जयोन्मुखं |
मारी दुर्भिक्ष सहितं वन्दे संग्रामतल्परं || ४२ ||

लोहिताश्वानुचरितं कृष्णवाहोपसेवितं |
पीतवाहादृतं वन्दे शास्तारंघोरमक्षयं || ४३ ||

समुद्रच्छिदमच्छेद्यं परंतपमरिन्दमं |
प्लावितारातिनिवहं घोरंवन्दे जनार्द्दनं || ४४ ||

अविकार्यमविच्छेद्यं नमामि परमेश्वरं |
अनादिमादिमं वन्दे अनन्तं शान्तमन्तिमं || ४५ ||

स्वर्गांकुटधरं वन्दे सर्पं नहमधीश्वरं |
पुरं दहं पुरीकान्तं जीवतोयप्रदायिनं || ४६ ||

अमेयमनघं नित्यं अमोघमघनाशनं |
अग्राह्यममलं देवदेवं वन्दे निरन्तरं || ४७ ||

अमृतं शाश्वतं सत्यं अप्रमेयं स्वयं भुवं |
प्रभविष्णुं प्रभुं वन्दे भूत भव्य भवत् प्रभुं || ४८ ||

अक्षयं भूवनाध्यक्षं अक्षरं पुरुषोत्तमं |
अव्ययं प्रयतात्मानं प्रणमामिप्रतापनं || ४९ ||

स्थिरं स्थविष्ठं स्थविरं समात्मानं क्षमायुतं |
ऊर्जितं सुषमावन्तं वन्दे तेजस्विनं प्रभुं || ५० ||

अदृश्यमप्यतिव्यक्तं अपरीक्ष्यमतीन्द्रियं |
प्राणदं वरदं वन्दे देवं जीवद मादृतं || ५१ ||

अनिरुद्धं दुराधर्षं सर्वशक्तिं महाबलं |
ओजस्विनं महावीर्यं वन्दे दुर्मर्षणं विभुं || ५२ ||

धातारं भुवनाधारं कर्त्तारं प्रणमाम्यहं |
भर्त्तारं प्राणदातारं पापहर्त्तारमीश्वरं || ५३ ||

होतारं प्रयतं हव्यं हुताशं पापनाशनं |
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शासनानिप्रदातुं य: पुरातनमहर्षये |
आविर्बभूव शैलाग्रे तं वन्दे शैलशायिनं || ६७ ||

यस्यशापेन विफलो भूरुहश्शुष्कतां गतः |
तं वृक्षशोषणं देवं वन्दे नैष्कर्म्यविद्विषं || ६८ ||

वधस्तंभध्वजं मीनपताकं मेषपालकं |
दयार्द्रहृदयं वन्दे दीनबन्धुं जगत्पतिं || ६९ ||

कर्मसाक्षिणमक्षीणमक्षयं रक्तसाक्षिणं |
धर्मसाधनमानन्दसाधनंप्रणमाम्यहं || ७० ||

अविनीतविनेतारं नतोन्नेतारमुत्तमं |
नित्यधर्मप्रणेतारं प्रणमामिविनायकं || ७१ ||

प्रणमामिमहावीर्यं जीवापूपं शिवंकरं |
यंजग्ध्वामनुजायान्ति जीवितं शाश्वतं दृढं || ७२ ||

कर्त्तारमुपकर्त्तारं प्रतिकर्त्तारमुत्तमं |
भुवनानांविकर्त्तारं अविकार्यं नमाम्यहं || ७३ ||

वेदज्ञं विदुषामाद्यं वेदमूलं सनातनं |
वैदिकं परमं वन्दे भिषजं देहिदेहयो: || ७४ ||

पानीयं परमंभक्ष्यमुत्तमं प्रणमाम्यहं |
यदभुक्त्वानरायान्ति नरकंशाश्वतंदृढं || ७५ ||

पावनं पावकं पूतं वन्दे रजत पावनं |
स्वर्णपावनमाचार्यपावनं लोकपावनं || ७६ ||

तुषानलं तुषाराभं खलप्वं खलमर्द्दनं |
असहिष्णुं बलोपेतं वन्दे कल्मष विद्विषं || ७७ ||

किंकरं परमं दिव्यं वन्दे प्राची प्रभाकरं |
भास्करं जगतामेकं दिव्यतत्वप्रभासकं || ७८ ||

वन्दे प्रस्रवणं नित्यं क्षाल्यमाणाघकर्दमं |
सर्वप्राप्यं सर्वयोगं सर्वलोकप्रतीक्षितं || ७९ ||देवद्देवं द्युतं द्युत्यास्सत्येशाल् सत्यदैवतं |
असृष्टं जातमेवैकं वन्दे तातं समं सुतं || ८० ||

येनसृष्टं जगत्सर्वं दृश्यञ्चादृश्यमीश्वरं |
अनन्तराज्यं वन्देहमवतीणं नराकृतिं || ८१ ||
[दृश्यादृश्य विधातारं जगतामादिकारणं |
आगमिष्यन्तमक्षोभ्यं वन्देहं नीति पालकं || ८१ ||]

अक्षौहिणीपतिं वन्दे यशोराजं यशस्विनं |
बलिनं जयिनं धीरं घोरयुद्धपराक्रमं || ८२ ||

सत्याध्वानं दयामार्गं शान्तानां मार्गदर्शिनं |
धर्मिष्ठं मधुरं वन्दे पापिनां न्यायदायिनं || ८३ ||

वागुरा भञ्जकं वन्दे तरुभञ्जन निस्वनं |
मरुकंपननिर्घोषं स्तनितायुधमीश्वरं || ८४ ||

त्र्यंगुलोन्मित भूगोलं करसंभृतवारिधिं |
तुलोच्चितनगंवन्दे करस्थाकाशमण्डलं || ८५ ||

दुर्बलानां बलं वन्दे सन्तप्तानां सुखप्रदं |
स्वर्गदं दंभहीनानां शान्तानां भूमिदायिनं || ८६ ||

तर्पकं नीतितृष्णानां कृपालुं करुणावतां |
प्रत्यक्षं शुचिचित्तानां वन्दहं परमेश्वरं || ८७ ||

यात्रानमित शैलाग्रं यशोव्याप्तनभस्थलं |
अचलध्वंसिनं भूमिमातारं प्रणमाम्यहं || ८८ ||

रक्षारथं महादेवं शराभास्तिमितारुणं |
शूलप्रभाहतादित्यं वन्देहं सुप्राक्रमं || ८९ ||

च्यावीतांभोनिधिं वन्दे पर्वतद्रुहमुल्प्रभं |
ज्वलितास्त्रं महामर्षं भीषितार्क निशाकरं || ९० ||

रथिनं वाहिनं वन्दे चापिनं दीप्त पत्रिणं |
शूलिनं बलिनं वीर्यशालिनं तीक्ष्णशापिनं || ९१ ||

अंभोनिधिपथं शुंभत् कलंबं दंभविद्विषं |
कुंभिनीमर्द्दितं शातकुंभमेखलमुत्कटं || ९२ ||

दण्डिनं खड्गिनं वन्दे किरीटनमरूपिणं |
घृणिनं जयिनं पारं दुर्जयं जितकाशिनं || ९३ ||

चतुश्शतांगंविख्यातं जितलोकत्रयं विभुं |
नररूपिणमच्छाभं वन्दे प्राचीनभास्करं || ९४ ||

वन्दे सागरवर्त्मानं सनातनदयं प्रभुं |
समुद्रदारिणं श्रेष्ठं नित्यमाश्रितवत्सलं || ९५ ||

प्रकृतिज्ञं महावैद्यं सर्वरोगविनाशनं |
प्राणत्रायिणमीशानं वन्दे कामप्रदायिनं || ९६ ||

व्योमविस्तारिणं वन्दे शोभावाससमीश्वरं |
अंभोदस्यन्दनं वायुपक्षचारिणमुल्प्रभं || ९७ ||

समुद्रशासनं देवदेवं सागरशोषणं |
तोरणध्वंसिनं वन्दे बालार्कं बालपण्डितं || ९८ ||

नरकद्वंसिनं स्वर्गद्वारं रक्षाविशारदं |
अपराधसहं वन्दे धर्मिणां परमां गतिं || ९९ ||

शान्ताकारं भुजगमथनं स्वर्गवासं महाभं
पापार्तानां शरणमघ निर्मूलनं मेघयानं |
कृष्णाकान्तं विमलहृदयं लोकनाथं महेशं
वन्देदेवं सुगममघविच्छित्तये क्रिस्तुमीशं || १०० ||
Finished at 7:30 A. M. on Friday, 26th June 1914.

त्रातारमभयस्थानं अभयंकरमुत्तमं |
सहायंबलसम्युक्तं वन्देविद्यांक्षमां || १०१ ||
1st July 1914.

दिनेशं शर्वरीनाथं सरिच्छोषणमीश्वरं |
मर्यादास्थापकं वन्दे कालकारं जगत्प्रभुं || १०२ ||

निर्झरध्वंसिनं वन्दे वाहिनीभञ्जकं प्रभुं |
ग्रीष्मकारं मधुकरं काल्यकारं दिवाकरं || १०३ ||

त्रातारंदीनपुत्राणां निपीडकविनायकं |
आसमुद्रमहाराज्यं वन्दे भूपालपूजितं || १०४ ||

सर्वराष्ट्रादृतं वन्दे सर्वराष्ट्र प्रकीर्त्तितं |
नृपराराधितंदेवं एकमत्भुतकारिणं || १०५ ||

समुद्रश्यायकं वन्दे जलनागशिरच्छिदं |
महानामानमीशानं चापचर्मासिभञ्जकं || १०६ ||

प्रेषकं प्रेषितं वन्दे व्यतीतान्वेषकं शिवं |
हृद्विचायकमाचार्यं ऋषीकेशमृषीश्वरं || १०७ ||

न्यायाधिपं महानीतिं प्रणमामि महाक्षमं |
खड्गपाणिं महाशक्तिं घोरं पूरितकार्मुखं || १०८ ||

दृश्यादृश्यविधातारं जगतामादिकारणं |
आगमिष्यन्तमक्षोभ्यं वन्देहं नीतिपालकं || १०९ ||

शान्ताय शान्तहृदयाय शमप्रियाय
कान्ताय कान्तचरिताय कमालयाय |
नित्याय नित्य विजयाय निरन्तराय
मर्त्याय मर्त्यतनुजाय नमोस्तु नित्यं || ११० ||

[Typed by David C. Kandathil, 19th October 2008.]

Therefore, it is evident that Chacko had taken much efforts to compose it. We do not know, but, they might have composed it in the same manner M. S. Subbulakshmi recited or otherwise. However, it is evident that it may be singing like |Suklam baradaram Vishnum sasivarna, caturbujam….| and our gullible Hindus may buy and play it along with the original “Vishnu Sahasra Namam”!

The Christian or Satanic art in India?: Then, the website gives the following pictures / postcards depicting Jesus and Mary in different Hindu forms: Note, the fellows who cry that Hindus worship ‘satan” and so on have now started appropriating the same “satanic art” and producing such “cross-breed” drawings and paintings crossing all norms. It is not known how suddenly they become “devil worshippers” and the Vatican allows such “demonism”! Why these fetishist fakes have been after the hellish activities with iniquitous inculturators and diabolical dialogues?

christ_guru

Christ, the Guru

Mark, the same guys who do not want to sing “Saraswati Vandana”, have been misappropriating such Indian tradition and manufactured “Mother of Wisdom”! And they hope that the idiotic Hindus and intelligent Christians could worship such faked goddess and get the results what they expect. Therefore, it is evident that these guys have no decency, decorum or anything and they have nothing for their own. By stealing, looting and appropriating others, how long they would survive like this, like prostitutes?

mother_wisdomMother of Wisdom

virgin_childThe Blessed Virgin and Child at St. Thomas Mount (Periyamalai), Mylapore, Chennai, India

Of course, the third one has been forgery and when it is subjected to dating, it would get exposed. Like any other Christian medieval forgery, it could only belong to a period later than 13th-1th century. However, they claim that “mythical Thomas” himself drew it!

Inculration of dance[7]: The misuse of Indian dance, particularly “Bharatanatyam” has been very significant. Again, remember that these guys have been carrying out the propaganda that “Bharatanatyam” was nothing but “temple prostitution”, the high caste Hindus make low caste women as “public dancers” so that they can be used as “prostitutes” and so on.

V  Why then, these “spiritual bastards” indulge in such “prostitution”?

V  Do they want to produce “Church prostitution” that has been there already under the guide of “Bhatratnatyam”?

At one side, they criticize that all these have been the works of “Satan”, but note, only the member off “Society of Jesus” have been engaged in such dubious activities.

Bharata Naatyam: Biblical themes through Bharata Naatyam (South Indian classical dance) by Francis P. Barboza.

Mohiniyaattam: Life of Christ in Mohiniyaattam (a dance form of Kerala), a novel program in Malayalam by Kalamandalam Radhika. Choreography based on poetic works by Blessed Fr. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, CMI (1805-1871), Brahmabandhab Upadhyay (1861-1907), Fr. Abel Periyappuram, CMI (1920-2001), and others.

Barbosa, S.J has been specializing Bharatnatyam and converting it into Christianity[8]. Soon, he might declare that they only taught it to the Indians.

The “inspired persons”: For their inspiration, they have listed out the following personalities[9]:

Roberto de Nobili (1577 – 16 January 1656)

Constanzo Beschi [Veeramamunivar] (8 November 1680 – 4 February 1746)

Johann Ernst Hanxleden [Arnos Pathiri] (1681 – 20 March 1732)

Vedanayagam Sastriar (7 September 1774 – 1864)

N  Mayuram Vedanayakam Pillai (1826-1889)

Moses Valsalam Shastriar (1847-1916)

Rao Sahib M. Abraham Pandithar (2 August 1859 – 31 August 1919)

I. C. Chacko, Illiparambil (1875-1966)

N  Fr. Proksh, SVD (1904-1986)

N  Fr. Abel Periyappuram, CMI (19 January 1920 – 27 Octorber 2001)

N  K. K. Antony, Kanamkudam (27 April 1924 – 10 March 1987)

N  George Panjara

Contact addresses, phone and e-mail:

Head Office:

Acharya Palackal Jeevass Kendram
Aluva 683 101
Kerala, India.
Phone: 91-484-2620870

Office in North America:

57-15, 61st Street
Maspeth, New York 11378-2713
NY, United States of America.
Phone: 1-718-416-0773

Electronic mail: info@thecmsindia.org

Who is a ordinary prostitute and theological prostititute? The 16th cent. Originated word from latin – prostitut / prostituere with explicit connotation – “expose publicly for sale” has the following meanings[10]:

  1. Noun – A person, specifically a woman, who engages herself in sexual activity for payment.
  2. Verb – Offer (someone) as a prostitute

In the same way, it is evident that these duplicities, fakers and frauds have indulged in such “theological prostitution”. They too disrobe and masquerade to lure their prospect clients, take them to “different places”, “baptize” under water, give new cloths and money.

They have been circulating “Krishna and Christ” pictures, where both descending on the earth with their hands clasping together! Would they depict Mary and Mari in a similar posture? Or May with Shiva, as Shiva is nothing but Jehovah according to their own interpretation! Definitely, Clooney would kill them, if anybody indulges in such experimentation. Otherwise, he may have to accept that his book is a pious fraud or spiritual debauchery!

Divine pimps, Theological prostitutes and spiritual consortium: Thus, they have been carrying out their activities without mincing the words and expressing their intention also. After all SJs would come to you for fun or enquire about your health or whether it is raining or not at your place. Therefore, when Clooney like persons come next time, on any pretext, meeting Indians, particularly, Hindus, they should pull them up in public and expose their theological prostitution, divine debauchery and spiritual wickedness all masqueraded under the white robes, Harvard and Oxford scholarships and professorships!

Theist irreverence, Divine desecration and Spiritual profanity: At one side, we find total degradation in their approach in their so-called, inter-religious dialogue and inculturation activities, whereas on the other side, their Theist irreverence, Divine desecration, Spiritual profanity, Theological sacrilege, pious fraud etc., are more revealed. Therefore, they should mend themselves, as otherwise, the Christianity would be thrown out very quickly, when common Indians come to know such theological frauds imposed on them.

Vedaprakash

15-09-2009.


[1] His blog on Dialogue.

[2] CBCI documents show that he was a consultant for for “Inculturation” project to be carried out in India and he established such ‘bastardized” place of worship as “innovative” spiritual resort!

[3] http://www.thecmsindia.org/default.html

[4] http://www.thecmsindia.org/research.html

[5] http://www.thecmsindia.org/releases.html

[6] http://cs.nyu.edu/kandathi/kristhusahasranamam.html

[7] http://www.thecmsindia.org/dance.html

[8] http://drbarboza.com/

[9] http://www.thecmsindia.org/personalities.html

[10] OED, Tenth edition, 1999,  p.1148

Francis Clooney’s theological / philosophical quest!

August 14, 2009

Interestingly, Francis Clooney who had been in Chennai having his “dialogue” with many of his “Vaishnavite” friends as pointed out in my previous postings / blogs:

Perhaps, before leaving, his last “encounter” has been as follows:

On a philosophical quest by PRADEEP CHAKRAVARTHY

http://www.hindu.com/fr/2009/08/14/stories/2009081450950100.htm

What does Vaishnavite scholar Vedanta Desika have in common with Catholic priest St. Francis? Prof. Francis X. Clooney discusses the link in his latest book.

 


Srivaishnavism is an interesting tradition, philosophically and theologically.


Clooney, The Hindu

PHOTO: M. KARUNAKARAN

THEOLOGICAL APPROACH: Prof. Francis X. Clooney. The coming together of any two religions for most of us could mean raised voices and bloodshed… quite paradoxical to what all religions preach. But Prof. Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Harvard University, and author of several books, has a different perspective.

Prof. Clooney spoke about his book ‘Beyond Compare: St. Francis and Sri Vedanta Desika on Loving Surrender to God’, during a talk organised by Prakriti Foundation at Madras Terrace House recently. In his work, he compares the two preceptors who were from different times and countries, and practised different religions, but who were united in their approached the concept of surrender to God.

Prof. Clooney pointed out that since his work was like the interpretative work of a dancer or a musician, there was a great deal of practice and hard work that went into it right from the choice of subject. “It took me several years to narrow down on whom to compare”, he said. He added that “the minute you compare to celebrate one over the other, or compare to just get common quotes, it is not comparison in the real term.”

Clooney, Beyond compare -Vedanta Desika, Francis

So what does Vedanta Desika, the 13/14th century preceptor for Vaishnavites, have in common with St. Francis, a 17th century Catholic priest from Geneva? Both valued writing and in their written work, they hoped to pursue the devotee to perform a religious act itself. Both sought to transform the reader and used older texts to reinforce their message. Most important, both urged the reader to introspect and find out what it takes for him to surrender unconditionally to God. The book has several interesting passage on these topics. The audience was treated to a few enthralling readings. Catching up with Prof. Clooney after the session for a short interview, helped put the book in a greater context. Excerpts:

Tell us a little about your research: I work in certain traditions of classical Hinduism, including Mimamsa Vedanta and Srivaishnavism. Of course, my work as a professor leads me to write on other topics and themes at times, but these are my areas of focus in the study of Hinduism. Beyond these, I am also a comparative theologian, and so, I reflect on what I learn from Indian traditions alongside my understanding of my Christian bearings. And, to understand comparative study, I am also a bit of a historian, studying how Western Jesuits over the centuries have understood Hinduism.

What got you interested in Srivaishnavism? It is a very interesting tradition, philosophically and theologically, and it shows us a complete religious way of life. The fact that Srivaishnavism flourishes in both Tamil and Sanskrit makes it all the more beautiful. The poetry of Divya Prabandham in particular is very lovely. I also appreciate the Vaishnava temples, their architecture, imagery, and the worship that takes place there. In many ways, I have found Srivaishnavism to be parallel to Roman Catholicism, with a similar depth, breadth, and wholeness.

Beyond compare book

Beyond compare: Wrapper of the book

What is your mission on comparative religious studies and what forces do you see helping/hindering it? I am a professor at one of the oldest and best universities in the U.S., and also a Catholic priest and Jesuit. So my mission is academic — scholarly writing on topics of religious importance, and doing comparative study. It is also spiritual, in the sense that I believe that inter-religious truths and understanding are valuable to one and all. If my work helps people appreciate and learn from other religions, then I think I would have succeeded and will be very happy. If people become more convinced of the truth of their own tradition, with deep faith, that too is very good. Since there is a lot of religious misunderstanding and intolerance today, my hope is that my work will probably show a way for people to relate to other religions more constructively and positively.

Your future plans and interests…: I have several book projects in mind, including more work on the Srivaishnava Bhagavatha Visaya, certain songs and commentaries compared with medieval Christian commentary on the Biblical Song of Songs. I have also been doing research on the Jesuit tradition of inter-religious learning in India, and may soon have something more to write on that.

Clooney, Hindu God, xian god

Written word: Some of the books written by Prof. Clooney are:

• Hindu God, Christian God: How Reason Helps to Break Down the Boundaries between Religions (2001),

. Teaching Wisdom to the Wise

• Divine Mother, Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary (2005),

• Beyond Compare: St Francis de Sales and Sri Vedanta Desika on Loving Surrender to God (2008).

“The Myth of St. Thomas in India” – the greatest historical fraud in the world

July 27, 2009
“The Myth of St. Thomas in India” – the greatest historical fraud in the world
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“The myth of St. Thomas in India” has been the greatest historical fraud in India and the world also and the historians have been shameless even to question such myth. Instead, they go on promote such myth aiding and abetting, as is evident from appearing so-called “research papers” in the proceedings of South indian History Congress, Tamilnadu history congress, textboks etc. It is a blot on historians, whenever, that fraud is perpetuated, nurtured or quoted in the name of history.

So I post the following article of K. P. Sunil appeared in 1987, which has bearing on the subject matter.

Archbishop Arulappa Makes History 1

By K.P. Sunil

Ganesh Iyer, Sri Rangam

Ganesh Iyer, Sri Rangam

The case has been closed. And the dramatis personae prefer to maintain a studied silence. For fear that a post-mortem would reveal hidden cadavers in their cupboards. For even a superficial examination of the fraud that shook the foundations of the Catholic Church in Madras in the late seventies and early eighties indicates that a lot of embarrassing details have been swept under the mat.

Reverend Dr. R. Arulappa, former archbishop of the Madras diocese, who claims to have been duped by one Acharya Paul, also known as Ganesh Iyer, is ill. Incapacitated by serious cardiac problems. In fact, it is his ill-health that forced him to retire from his post as head of the diocese. So the infamous scandal had to be pieced together from court records, police files and the ramblings of the main character-Ganesh Iyer.

It all began in the early seventies. Ganesh Iyer, who had adopted the Christian faith and was a self-styled Bible preacher known as John Ganesh, went to Tiruchi in the course of his evangelical journeys and met a Catholic priest Father Michael of the Tamil Illakiya Kazhagam (Tamil Literary Society). He is reported to have presented himself to the priest as Dr. John Ganesh, professor of philosophy and comparative religions at the Banaras university, and recently returned from Jammu and Kashmir where he was involved in research on Christianity in India. Michael put him on to another priest, Father Mariadas of Sriviliputhur.

John Ganesh impressed Mariadas with his mastery over Christian theology. He showed him copies of notices extolling him as a speaker. He reportedly produced letters written to him by various scholars in the fields of education and religion. He is also reported to have shown Mariadas photographs of palm leaf writings and copper plate inscriptions several centuries old.

These documents, he reportedly claimed, traced the origins and development of the Christian faith in India. Since further research on the subject required money which John Ganesh claimed not to have, Mariadas took upon himself the task of locating funds for the project the successful completion of which, he felt, would provide a shot in the arm for Christianity in India.

Mariadas gave John Ganesh something in the range of Rs. 22,000 toward the research. And as his own funds were depleted, he introduced the researcher to the head of the Catholic Church in Madras, R. Arulappa.

thomas-myth-manufacturers-Ganesh Iyer etc

Arulappa was a Tamil scholar who also had the reputation of being a researcher. He had translated the New Testament into Tamil and set to tune the Book of Psalms. He had also rendered in Tamil the life of Christ, Ulagin Uyir ( A The Life of the World ). He had learned Sanskrit and translated several Christian tenets into that language. He had also done extensive research on Tirukkural, the creation of the Tamil bard, Tiruvalluvar.

Tiruvalluvar is known to modern generations through his immortal literature. The exact time of his existence is lost in the mists of the hoary past. Some historians believe Tiruvalluvar to be a product of the early Sangam period in Tamil literature, several centuries before Christ. The Tamil Nadu government bases its calendar on the year of his birth. For this purpose, it is assumed that Tiruvalluvar was born exactly 2018 years ago, i.e. in the first century before Christ. Some literary experts place Tiruvalluvar in the first century after Christ, others date him 300 years after.

Just as little is known about Tiruvalluvar”s origins, his religious beliefs are also shrouded in some mystery. Attempts have been made, going by the precepts contained in his verse, to speculate about his religion. While he is widely believed to have been a Hindu and the Tirukkural considered a revered Hindu scripture, other religions too have staked a claim on him. Since the Tirukkural enshrines the ideals of ahimsa , dharma and asceticism, many experts consider Tiruvalluvar to have been considerably influenced by Jain thought.

A recent paper presented by Dr. S. Padmanabhan makes Tiruvalluvar out to be a Hindu chieftain from the Kanyakumari district. Archbishop Arulappa felt that the Tirukkural was so profound and filled with compassionate sentiments that it must have been influenced by early Christian missionaries who came to South India in the first century after Christ, notably St. Thomas, one of the apostles of Christ.

The Christian Church of India, considered to be amongst the oldest in the world, is believed to have been founded by St. Thomas in 52 A.D. Arulappa held the view that St. Thomas, before his martyrdom on a hill near Madras, now called St. Thomas Mount, met Tiruvalluvar and influenced the bard to the extent of converting him to the nascent faith. The theory had been propounded. What remained to be obtained was proof of such an occurrence.

It was this that Ganesh Iyer, posing as John Ganesh, reportedly promised to unearth for the archbishop.

Since this suited the archbishop”s scheme and since Arulappa was convinced that Ganesh was in a position to ferret out the evidence necessary to prove his pet theory, he engaged him to take up the research. The archbishop was apparently lulled into complacency by Ganesh”s mastery of Christian theology and his apparent sincerity of purpose. As if establishing a nexus between St. Thomas and Tiruvalluvar were not enough, John Ganesh also informed the archbishop that he could bring evidence that the three wise men from the East who prophesied the birth of Christ were none other than the epic Hindu sages, Vasistha, Viswamithra and Agasthya.

In 1975-76, John Ganesh began his research. And the archbishop started funding the same.

Ganesh produced photographs of palm leaf writings and copper plate inscriptions at periodic intervals. When the archbishop asked to see the originals, he was informed that they were stashed away in the safe custody of the archaeological departments and museums all over the country. It would therefore, not be possible to persuade these agencies to part with the priceless documents. He, however, promised to get his photographs authenticated by the respective agencies themselves. Thereafter, all photographs produced by Ganesh Iyer before the archbishop bore seals of the museums and departments from which he claimed to have obtained them.

Using the funds provided by the archbishop, Ganesh Iyer made a pretence of travelling extensively. It was a well-orchestrated programme. He would first inform the archbishop that he was going to Kashmir in connection with his research.

Next, the archbishop would receive letters from some Christian and Hindu religious heads in Kashmir informing him that they had come across Ganesh Iyer or, as he now called himself, Acharya Paul. The letters spoke in superlative terms about his sincerity of purpose and his noble research.

Whatever doubts the archbishop may have entertained about his researcher vanished in the face of these letters from eminent personages. More money changed hands. Though he was quite poor when he first met the archbishop, by the time he was through, Iyer had his own house in Srirangam. He owned two cars. He had purchased considerable gold jewellery for his wife and daughters. He had substantial deposits in banks in his name.

Most of the funds for the research had come from individuals and organisations abroad. If Iyer is to be believed, the archbishop even made out his personal car in Iyer”s name for a nominal Rs. 25,000. .i.Iyer;Iyer himself claims that he had not paid anything.

Questions were being asked around this time about the large sums of money being given to Acharya Paul for his research. The sceptics demanded proof that something tangible, that would benefit Christianity in the long run, had indeed been achieved. Only the archbishop”s pre-eminence prevented a direct confrontation.

Ganesh Iyer met Pope at Vatican

In 1976, Iyer obtained a passport in the name of Acharya Paul. In 1977, accompanied by the archbishop, he went abroad. To the Vatican, among other places, where he had a lengthy audience with Pope Paul VI. The duo then visited several religious congregations and spoke about comparative religions. Everywhere he went, he spoke about the origins of Christianity in India and about his A monumental research while the archbishop displayed the evidence. Money was collected for funding further research.

Ganesh Iyer met Pope at Vatican.Arulappa took him

During their absence from India, individuals inimical to John Ganesh had organised themselves into a powerful force. Even as he was relaxing in his home in Srirangam after his return, the archbishop was pressurised to file a complaint with the police. That he had been duped by Ganesh Iyer who had claimed to be a bachelor, but was in reality a married man. That he had defrauded the archbishop to the tune of around Rs. 14 lakhs in the name of research into Christianity.

Investigations into the sordid episode began. The police, led initially by Inspector Seshadri and later by Inspector Chandraya-perumal, searched Iyer”s residence. They unearthed the A originals of all the photographs produced by Iyer as proof of his research-writings on strips of brown paper cut to resemble medieval palm frond writings, pasted on sheets of white paper. The police learnt that the photographs had been taken at a studio in Tiruchi and this led to the seizure of all the relevant negatives.

The police discovered how the photographs had been authenticated by various institutions-seals and rubber stamps of all the concerned institutions were lying in Iyer”s home. Letter-heads bearing the names of various Hindu and Christian scholars were recovered. The letters purported to have been received by Iyer from these personages, which he allegedly used to dupe Mariadas and later the archbishop, were declared to be clever forgeries by the state handwriting expert Srinivasan. The writing on these and the writing on the brown paper, though cleverly disguised, compared favourably with Iyer”s specimen. Account books showing details of amounts received from the archbishop and the amounts spent by him were recovered.

Iyer”s antecendents were thoroughly investigated and it was proved that he was a middle school dropout, not having studied beyond standard seven. Further confirmation was obtained from the Banares university that they did not have Dr. John Ganesh on their staff either teaching or doing research into philosophy and comparative religions.

The police case was complete. On April 29, 1980, Iyer was arrested and placed under remand, while prosecution proceedings were instituted under sections 419 (cheating by impersonation), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 465 (forgery), 471 (using as genuine a forged document), 473 (making and possessing counterfeit seals with intent to commit forgery) of the Indian Penal Code and under section 12-B of the Indian Passports Act (obtaining a passport supplying false information).

Archbishop Arulappa testified against Iyer before the court. Iyer initially pleaded innocence, but later admitted to the fraud on all counts. He prayed that in view of his advancing age and critical family circumstances, he be shown leniency.

Arulappa vs Ganesh Iyer

On February 6, 1986, P. Aruvudayappan, second metropolitan magistrate, Madras, delivered his judgment in case number 100087/82: A Taking advantage of the soft attitudes of public witnesses 2 and 3 (Father Mariadas and Father Arulappa), he averred, A the defendant (Ganesh Iyer) had taken from them about Rs. 13.5 lakhs between 1975 and 1980. This has been clearly established. Taking into consideration the nature of the offences, the defendant is being held guilty under various sections of the I.P.C. and has to undergo 10 months imprisonment and 5 month”s rigorous imprisonment under section 12-B of the Indian Passports Act. These sentences are to run concurrently. He had been arrested on April 29, 1980 and let off on bail on June 27, 1980. These 59 days of imprisonment are to be deducted from the total sentence as required under section 428 of the code of criminal procedure.

The magistrate”s judgment notwithstanding, doubts still linger. Why were the archbishop”s suspicions not aroused until he had handed over a whopping Rs. 13,49,250 (according to records, though Iyer claims to have received far in excess of that sum) on a spurious research project? Why had the archbishop not bothered to verify the authenticity of the A documents produced by Iyer with the museums and other institutions concerned, directly? Why did he not bother to accompany Iyer to the actual site of his A research when he had found time to accompany him to Rome, the Vatican, Germany, France, Spain, the United States?

With the archbishop still indisposed, answers to these questions are not forthcoming.

What is even more curious is that even as criminal proceedings against Iyer were in progress in the magistrate”s court, a civil suit for a compromise had been filed in the Madras high court. The compromise decree was taken up immediately after the conclusion of the criminal case. Since Iyer had admitted the offence, his jail term was reduced to a mere two months imprisonment. And since he had already served 59 days of remand, this period was adjusted against the sentence.

r-arulappa-biodata

In other words, Iyer, who had defrauded the archbishop to the tune of about Rs. 14 lakhs, was let off without any further punishment. He was ordered to forfeit all claim on the money given to him by the archbishop. Accordingly, the ornaments and money seized from him by the police were returned to the archbishop. As part of the compromise, Iyer was allowed to retain the large bungalow he had purchased with the archbishop”s money.

A I agreed to this compromise because there was nothing else I could do, says Iyer. His viewpoint in understandable. For, going by the lower court”s verdict, he would have not only had to serve 5 months of rigorous imprisonment, but would have automatically had to forfeit all his properties including the house. Why the archbishop agreed to the compromise is not understandable.

Today Ganesh Iyer lives on the first floor of his house in Srirangam—the lower portion is let out on rent, enabling him to receive a monthly income. He is by no means affluent, but is certainly a far cry from the penury to which his family and he would have been consigned, if it were not for the compromise. Father Arulappa is convalescing, recovering from a major surgery. He has handed over the mantle of archbishop to Reverend G. Casimir on A health grounds .

And the case, though officially closed, remains in many minds, an unsolved mystery.

[1] Originally published under the title “Hoax!” in The Illustrated Weekly of India, April 26 – May 2, 1987, Bombay.

VEDAPRAKASH
25-11-2007