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Mythical Thomas, Devious Theivanayagam and Conniving Church
15/05/2010 06:23:28   Courtesy: http://www.vijayvaani.com/Default.aspx



HARAN B R



Wrong report and right action



It was shocking to see a report (with an accompanying photograph) in The New Indian Express (3 May 2010) titled, “Stir seeking right to worship”. The report said, “Members of the ‘Federation of All Self-Respecting Tamils’ observed a fast inside the Kapaleeswarar Temple demanding right to worship inside the temple in Mylapore. Federation president Mu. Theivanayagam said the fast was to condemn one section which had hijacked the rights of Tamils to perform puja inside the sanctum sanctorum. He demanded the state government appoint unbiased interlocutors to resolve the issue and ensure the rights to perform puja inside the garbagraha as in Kasi Viswanathar Temple.”

 

The photograph showed film director Seeman, who shot to sudden (in)fame espousing the cause of LTTE, addressing the gathering of about two dozen people brought to the venue by Theivanayagam.

 

We at Hindu Dharma Padukappu Iyakkam (Hindu Dharma Protection Movement) were surprised as both Theivanayagam and Seeman are Christians and unashamedly anti-Hindu, and yet the Executive Officer of the famous temple had given (as per the report) permission to such dubious characters to protest inside a Hindu Temple. Moreover, the issue taken up by the protestors is sub-judice, as the ‘All Caste Archagas Ordinance’ passed by Tamil Nadu Assembly itself stands challenged in the Supreme Court of India.

 

We promptly got in touch with other Hindu organizations, some were out of station. Hindu Janajagruthi Samithi, Nandanar Peravai (Nandanar Forum) and Desiya Sinthanaiyalar Peravai (National Thinkers Forum) agreed to send volunteers to assemble in front of Mylapore police station and lodge a complaint against Theivanayagam and Seeman and later to protest against HR & CE. We prepared a letter to the Chief Minister demanding the ouster of Executive Officer, Joint Commissioner, Commissioner and the Minister for HR & CE.  

 

At the same time, we were amused as there was every chance that the report was wrong, as it is quite common for newspapers and magazines to file factually wrong reports and then publish a regret note in some corner, if required. So we decided to confirm the veracity of the news report. Unsurprisingly, we learnt that the event had not happened inside Kapaleeswarar Temple and that New Indian Express had wrongly mentioned the venue as Mylapore Temple.

 

By afternoon, while preparing for the protest, we learnt that the hunger strike demo was actually conducted at Rajarathinam Stadium, Egmore, with due police permission. It was simply appalling that the police gave permission to Christian bullies to demonstrate on a Hindu cause, even if this was not inside the temple premises. We decided to register our protest with the Commissioner of Police.

 

CoP being unavailable, we met a senior official (Intelligence) and apprised him of our concerns and feelings of outrage. We felt strongly that the police had erred in giving permission to Christians to demonstrate on a Hindu issue and questioned the locus standi of the demonstrators. The official, who never expected a well-articulated protest, could not give convincing answers. Later, we submitted a complaint against Theivanayagam, who has a notorious track record of virulent anti-Hindu activities for over three decades.

 

Mythical Thomas and his fake Indian connection


 

The Western Christian elite, from Max Mueller to Macaulay, distorted our history and fed us their distortions. After independence, Marxists and other Western stooges took over as ‘historians’ and continued the dark and sinister legacy of the West. The mythical St. Thomas was planted and thrust on South India by Western historians to give a solid foundation for Christianity in ancient India. Many attempts have been made at regular intervals to impose the concocted story of Thomas (his arrival, life in Mylapore and death at the hands of a Brahmin) on the people, thereby removing the facts about the persecution of Hindus and destruction of Hindu Temples by Christian invaders (Portuguese, French, British) from the fifteenth century onwards.

 

The planting of the St. Thomas story was not only to have a foundation for Christianity in India, but also to spread it throughout the country. This fabrication succeeded slightly over the years in the areas of Madras, Nagapattinam and Puducherry, mainly because the Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore, Vel Ilankanni Amman Temple, Nagapattinam and Vedapureeswarar Temple, Puducherry, were destroyed and Santhome Basilica, Velankanni Church (Our Lady of Health Basilica) and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception built on their remains respectively. Well known scholars of Archaeology have established that the details of the destruction of the original Kapaleeswarar Temple could be found in Tamil inscriptions on the walls of the Marundeeswarar Temple in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai!

 

The so-called history of St. Thomas had been totally demolished by historian Ishwar Sharan in “The Myth of St. Thomas and the Mylapore Shiva Temple”, translated into Tamil in elegant prose by Dr. B.M. Sundaram. Historian Vedaprakash wrote a Tamil book titled “Inthiyavil St.Thomas Kattukkathai” (Fake story of St. Thomas in India). Both authentically establish that the Thomas story was hundred percent false.

 

The most important part of Ishwar Sharan’s research is the Vatican’s letter of September 11, 1996, to him saying, “This Congregation for the Causes of Saints has received your letter of 26th August last in which you have asked for information regarding Saint Thomas’ presence in India. We have not found in our Archives the letter supposedly written by this Congregation on 13th November 1952, of which you speak, because of a lack of more precise data (Diocese, destination, etc.). Nor do we have other data regarding Saint Thomas since this Archive was begun in 1588. His life is the object of the research of historians which is not the particular competence of this Congregation.”

(Ref: http://hamsa.org/ for complete story on mythical Thomas)  

 

No wonder Pope Benedict categorically said Thomas had never visited India!

 

The Arulappa-Acharya Paul show

 

Late Dr. Arulappa, former Archbishop of Mylapore, played a vital role in keeping the Thomas story alive despite being fooled by one Acharya Paul (formerly Ganesh Iyer), a Srirangam based Brahmin who converted to Christianity and became a Bible preacher. He claimed to have obtained a Doctorate from Benaras Hindu University and presented himself as Dr. John Ganesh, professor of philosophy and comparative religions. He met a Catholic priest, Father Michael, of Tamil Ilakkiya Kazhagam (Tamil Literary Forum) and impressed him with his articulation on the Bible and Christianity. Father Michael took him to Father Mariadas of Srivilliputhur, who in turn introduced him to Archbishop Arulappa.

 

Arulappa, who wanted to create some sort of “proof” for Thomas and his influence on Thiruvalluvar, was taken aback by the impressive presentation of John Ganesh and committed to finance his ‘research’ to establish the Thomas story as authentic. Between 1975 and 1980, John Ganesh got Rs. 14 lakhs from Arulappa in the name of research. Realising very late that he had been taken for a ride, Arulappa made a police complaint and John Ganesh was arrested on April 29, 1980, after due investigations. Though the Madras High Court awarded him ten month rigorous imprisonment, he got away with just 59 days remand period due to the compromise petition filed by Arulappa.

 

Senior journalist K.P. Sunil wrote this full story under the title "Hoax!" in The Illustrated Weekly of India, April 26 - May 2, 1987, Bombay. He concluded:

 

“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.

 

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…

 

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


(Ref: - http://hamsa.org/arulappa.htm)

 Exit John Ganesh; Enter Theivanayagam

As Dr. Arulappa’s attempt to establish the Thomas story was marred in legal tangles, the Catholic Diocese took the services of a low profile evangelist named Theivanayagam and encouraged him to spread the Thomas canard. While the court battle was going on between Arulappa and Acharya Paul (John Ganesh), Theivanayagam was busy “researching” the history of Thomas.

 

In 1985-86, he had authored a book titled, “Viviliyam, Thirukkural, Saiva Siddantham – Oppu Aayvu”, wherein he attempted to conclude that Thiruvalluvar was a Christian and a disciple of the mythical St. Thomas, and that most of the Saiva Siddantha and the vivid knowledge found in Thirukkural were nothing but the sayings of the Bible! To achieve this devious objective, he distorted and misinterpreted verses of the Kural and Shaivite philosophical works. The book was published by the ‘International Institute of Tamil Studies, Adyar, Madras’ and a ‘Doctorate’ was conferred on him by the ‘University of Madras’, which goes to confirm the unholy Dravidian-Christian nexus!

 

Later, Tamil and Shaivite scholars protested and Dharmapuram Adheenam, a famous Shaivite Mutt came out with a book of refutation titled “Viviliyam, Thirukkural, Saiva Siddantham oppaayvin Maruppu Nool” written by eminent scholar Arunai Vadivel Mudaliar. It was released before a congregation of over 300 eminent scholars, including Justice Krishnaswami Reddiar, who strongly criticized Theivanayagam for his perversion of history. This extreme step was warranted to deny legitimacy to such deceitful materials by future generations for ‘research’ purposes.

 

Senior Journalist R.S. Narayanaswami noted, “Justice Krishnaswami Reddiar strongly criticised the modern tendency of publishing trash in the name of research. He said research must have an aim, a purpose, to get at the truth. Research was not meant to find evidence to denigrate an ancient faith. Research should not start with pre-conclusions or prejudices. Here the author's motive was to show the superiority of Christianity. Religion was based not only on facts but also on faith and beliefs. The book had hurt Hindu beliefs. Justice Krishnaswami Reddiar quoted from the works of Sita Ram Goel and Ishwar Sharan and asserted that the visit of St. Thomas to India was a myth. He wondered how such a book could be published by [the International Institute of Tamil Studies, Adyar, Madras,] set up by the Government. It was a crime that such a book had been written and published and awarded a doctorate degree [by the University of Madras,] he said.”

(Ref: http://hamsa.org/deivanayakam.htm)

 

Since then Theivanayagam has been writing and publishing many books, all offensive against Hinduism.

 

Pope’s shocker results in film production!


 

 As the Catholic Diocese was devising other strategies, Pope Benedict’s statement “St. Thomas never visited India” fell on its head like lightening. This resounding statement from the Papacy, which shocked the Catholic community, shook the very foundations of Christianity in South India! As the Papacy didn't bother to listen to the Indian Catholic community, the Madras and Cochin Bishops met in Cochin, Kerala, during the second week of June 2008, to find out ways and means of re-establishing the history of the so-called St. Thomas.

 

As a step in that direction, the Archdiocese of Santhome, Madras, decided to produce a feature film on the mythical St. Thomas, at a cost of Rs. 50 crores, under the banner of the St. Thomas Apostle of India Trust; the office bearers included Archbishop A.M. Chinappa, Deputy Archbishop Lawrence Pius, Treasurer of the Diocese Ernest Paul and Script Writer Paulraj Lourdusamy.

 

The movie will present the life and times of the mythical St. Thomas in South India in general and Madras in particular. It will have supposedly important events like the alleged meeting between Thomas and Tamil sage Thiruvalluvar, establishment of Santhome Cathedral and alleged killing of Thomas by a Brahmin priest. As confirmation of the unholy Dravidian-Christian nexus, the Hon’ble Chief Minister Karunanidhi inaugurated this movie-magnum on the mythical St. Thomas!

 

In his speech, the Chief Minister did not mention the alleged meeting between Thomas and Thiruvalluvar. Karunanidhi, being a Tamil Scholar and well versed with Tamil literary works, refrained from talking about the connection between the Bible and Thirukkural or Thomas and Thiruvalluvar, thus confirming that the ‘Thomas story’ is an absolute falsehood!

 

But true to his policy of minority appeasement and majority provocation, he waxed eloquent on the supposed killing of Thomas by a Brahmin and went on to say that the particular scene alone would be enough for the success of the movie, though the church does not have an iota of proof of this alleged murder! The Chief Minister, a well-known expert on Thirukkural, felt it unimportant to ascertain the truth of the so-called meeting between Thomas and Thiruvalluvar. He knows well that questioning the historicity of Thomas will cost him votes, unlike questioning the historicity of Rama or Krishna!

 

After the much touted inauguration, there has been no information about the film. It is not clear if the Diocese has shelved the idea of producing the film on mythical Thomas.

(Ref: http://www.newstodaynet.com/col.php?section=20&catid=29&id=8961).

 

“Thamizhar Samayam” (Tamilian Religion) or “Thoma Kiruththuvam” (Thomas Christianity)


 

Close on the heels of the inauguration function, Theivanayagam organized a four-day meet titled, “Thamizhar Samayam – Muthal Ulaka Maanaadu”, from August 14-17, 2008, under the aegis of Dravida Anmeega Iyakkam (Movement of Dravidian Spiritualism), a movement started by him to spread the canard called “Thomas Christianity”, in the name of “Adi Christhuvam” (early Christianity). The event was backed by the Mylapore Archdiocese which hosted the event in its own premises in Santhome near Mylapore.

 

Here, the following blasphemous distortions were projected as researched facts:

 

-        Adi Christhuvam (early Christianity), promulgated and established in Tamil Nadu by St. Thomas, is the original religion of the Tamils.

 

-        The Aryan invaders distorted Thomas Christianity and conceived new concepts called Shaivism and Vaishnavism and hence they must be treated as sub-sects of Thomas Christianity.

 

-        The ‘holy trinity’ of ‘Father-Son-Holy Spirit’ is denoted by ‘Shiva-Muruga-Shakti’ and the same is also denoted by ‘Brahma-Vishnu-Rudra’

 

-        The ‘holy trinity’ concept has beautified Indian Religions. The ‘Holy Spirit-Father’ combination can be identified with ‘Ardhanarisvarar’ and ‘Sankaranarayanar’ formations.

 

-        St Thomas’s teachings abound in Thirukkural and Sage Thiruvalluvar was a disciple of St Thomas.


 

Due to the timely posting of an article titled, “St. Thomas who taught Tamils to think” by famous Tamil writer and novelist Jeyamohan in his blog www.jeyamohan.in and timely action by www.tamilhindu.com and some individual Hindu activists, Theivanayagam tasted defeat and his four-day meet ended in miserable failure. Later he released a book titled ‘Thiruneeraa, Siluvaiya?’ (Sacred Ash, Or, The Cross?), which piled on fresh distortions:

 

-        The Hindu practice of applying ‘sacred ash’ on the forehead actually started from ‘Ash Wednesday’ the first day of the ‘Penance’ (Lent-days). The sacred ash comprises within it all the three stages of ‘Death, Resurrection & Pardon due to the fact that the ‘ash’ cannot be destroyed, as the resurrected body cannot be destroyed.

 

-        When Vaishnavism got separated from Shaivism, the style of applying sacred ash was changed from horizontal pattern to vertical pattern.

 

-        Shiva is supposed to have given his left half to Shakti. If that left half is worshipped as woman, it becomes Shaivism and if the same is worshipped as man it becomes Vaishnavism.

 

-        ‘Thiruneetru Pathigam’, a collection of Shaivite Hymns sung by Sage Thirugnaana Sambandhar comprises a number of messages of Christianity.

 

-        All Shaivite literatures namely ‘Thirumurai’, ‘Thevaram’, ‘Thiruvasagam’ and ‘Thirupathigam’ do not talk about the four Vedas namely Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva; as they carry the messages of Christ, the ‘Bible’ is the only ‘Veda’.


 (Ref: http://www.newstodaynet.com/col.php?section=20&catid=29&id=12183)

 

Hindu Munnani president Ramagopalan filed a complaint with the then Commissioner of Police in November 2008, but the Tamil Nadu Police has so far not taken any action against Theivanayagam. Hindu Munnani failed to pursue the matter further despite Theivanayagam slapping a legal notice against it.

The Sri Lankan connection


Late last month, Theivanayagam proclaimed in an interview to Tamil biweekly Nakkeeran that and his supporters would storm into the Kapaleeswarar Temple and capture it, as it was constructed on the ruins of a Church, which allegedly stood at the site centuries ago! As a first step, he has organized a ‘hunger strike’ with hand-picked supporters on May 2, 2010. His further plans include:

 

-        May 10 – 20: workshop for volunteers to involve them in the forthcoming protest.

 

-        May 23: march from Thiruvalluvar Temple, Mylapore, to Santhome Basilica and Kapaleeswarar Temple; public meeting near temple.

 

-         June 13: storming and entering sanctum sanctorum of Kapaleeswarar Temple and Santhome Church to perform pujas and conduct prayers.

 

Theivanayagam claims the present Santhome Church was originally a Shiva Temple built on the cemetery of St. Thomas and that the present Kapaleeswarar Temple was originally a Church! The inclusion of Santhome Church in the ‘protest march’ and ‘storming entry’ agitation is just a ploy to show he is also against the Church. He pretends he is not a Christian and that he practices only “Tamil Religion” (Thamizh Samayam, or, Thomas Christianity). But the fact remains that the Mylapore Archdiocese (present head Archbishop Chinnappa) has stood solidly behind all his activities for more than 30 years. The very fact that he is able to peddle nonsensical theories, author books on the same and print and publish them without any known sources of income for over three decades confirms that the Catholic Church is backing him.

 

Theivanayagam claims to have conducted a meeting uniting three categories of people namely, Tamil-Hindus who have got liberated from enslaving Brahminical thoughts; Tamil-Hindus who have got liberated from enslaving European Christian thoughts; and Tamil-Hindus who follow atheism, on December 27, 2009, under the aegis of “Federation of All Self-Respecting Tamils.” This was followed by a meeting on February 27, 2010, wherein they resolved to liberate Kapaleeswarar Temple from Brahmin priests through various agitations.

 

On March 27, 2010, he wrote to the Chief Minister requesting him to liberate Kapaleeswarar Temple from Brahmin priests which would have special significance to the World Classical Tamil Conference. Copies were marked to Minister and Commissioner of HR & CE Department. The same day, he shot off letters to Archbishop of Mylapore and Head Priest of Kapaleeswarar Temple conveying his plans to storm both Santhome Basilica and the Temple.

 

On April 2, he wrote to Tamil Nadu BJP President Pon. Radhakrishnan of his plans to storm the temple.

             

On April 18, he wrote to the Chief Minister reminding him of his previous letter and demands. He urged the Chief Minister to appoint unbiased scholars as interlocutors to conduct his proposed dialogues with the Church and Temple authorities. Copies were marked to Mylapore Archbishop, Temple’s Head Priest, HR & CE Department and others.

 

On April 16, he wrote to the Commissioner of Police requesting permission to for a hunger strike near Rajarathinam Stadium on May 2, which was permitted. Previously, when he sought to conduct a demonstration on April 14, against the Brahmin community, the police refused permission citing law and order problems.

 

On April 22, he again wrote to the Archbishop and Temple’s Head Priest that he had informed the Chief Minister and other authorities of his plan of action. He mentioned that the Archbishop of Mylapore had agreed for talks and asked the Head Priest to reply at the earliest.  

 

As mentioned in the police complaint lodged by Hindu activists on May 3, 2010, Theivanayagam has a notorious track record of virulent anti-Hindu activities for over 30 years. Theivanayagam takes advantage of the tolerance shown by Hindus, who have also made the mistake of ignoring him for many years. The hunger strike conducted by him and Seeman indicates a new trend - the development of an unholy nexus between Christianity and Tamil Chauvinism. This combination, in the absence of the Sri Lankan Tamil issue, will seek to destabilize society by playing “caste-cards” and “Tamil-cards”, both aimed at Hindus.

 

This must be seen in the backdrop that the Church has a longstanding agenda of forming a “Tamil Christian Nation” comprising Tamil Nadu and North-East Sri Lanka. In fact, it is well established that “Tamil Eelam” itself is a Christian agenda.

 

As observed by Radha Rajan, Editor, www.vigilonline.com: “This new convergence of interest between Theivanayagam and the violent Tamil extremists like Seeman is a new trend and is headed only in this direction -

 

-        The Sri Lankan Tamil issue is for now over. The extermination of the LTTE has denied the violent Tamil extremists in TN all avenues for creative self-expression and has brought their political career to an abrupt end. The Tamil extremists in TN and Sri Lanka in turn play the roles of engine and coach. Whenever the LTTE found the going tough for them in Sri Lanka they hitched themselves to the ideological engine in TN to keep themselves going. Whenever the LTTE gained in strength in Sri Lanka, the Tamil extremists in TN hitched themselves to the militarily powerful LTTE engine. It has been a mutually profitable association for both sides.

 

-        The Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora in the US, Canada and Europe funded the extremists in both countries generously as did all Church denominations in Sri Lanka, America and Europe. Now that the Tamil Diaspora is scattered in North America and Europe and the TN extremists have been deprived of their military might and the LTTE decimated in Sri Lanka, one leg of the Tamil tripod - LTTE, TN Tamil extremists and the Tamil Diaspora – has been sawed off. The TN leg is shaking, while the Diaspora leg even if it is strong in itself, cannot support the tripod alone.

 

-        The idea is to strengthen the shaking TN leg and inject blood into a lifeless limb. The only way to keep the idea of the Christian state of Tamil Eelam alive is to keep the pot boiling in TN - keep this violent constituency united on an issue and keep them from being scattered. If there is one thing all Dravidians have in common, it is their congenital anti-Hindu hatred. Karunanidhi may find Tamil extremism in TN courts difficult to explain to judges here and in Delhi, but he can point the blood-thirsty ghouls in the direction of TN's Hindus to turn them away from the police and the government.

 

-        So, in the guise of Tamil pride, the violent Seeman, Thol Thirumalvalavan, Pazha Nedumaran and other erstwhile LTTE acolytes are now being actively courted by Christian Tamil priests to take up the cause of demanding that all castes be allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum of all TN temples to offer poojas.

 

-        TN's Hindu organizations have long disappeared from public life and the field is empty of all protest and challenge. The TN government and the Church have nothing to lose and everything to gain by pointing this violent group in the direction of Hindus and Hindu temples.

 

-        They stand to gain if the Dravidian parties abjure separatism and seek a huge bite in the Delhi pie; they stand equally to gain if the church succeeds in realizing the Christian state of Tamil Eelam from out of TN and the north and east of Sri Lanka. They may even concede their own Pakistan in Amparai if the Christian state of Eelam comes into being.”

 

When the Eelam War-IV was at its peak and LTTE was getting decimated, Theivanayagam planned a demonstration at Memorial Hall in Chennai on April 7, 2009, in the name of “Thamizh Eezham Vendi Thamizhar Samaya Maanaadu” (Tamil Religious Conference Demanding Tamil Eelam). But police refused permission. In the literatures prepared for the conference, he claimed:

 

-        Sri Lanka connected with Tamil Nadu was a part of Kumari Kandam (Continent of Kumari aka Lemuria) before it was separated by Tsunami.

 

-        Eelam Tamils are original inhabitants of Sri Lanka; Sinhalese migrated from India during the time of Emperor Ashoka; the Tamil indentured labourers were sent by British government from India

 

-        Sinhala Buddhists are persecuting Eelam Tamils and the birth of Tamil Eelam is the only solution.

 

-        Tamil Eelam and Tamil Nadu will together constitute Tamil Nation via Thomas Christianity, which is the religion of Tamils.   

 

This will help readers to understand the association of Tamil chauvinist and LTTE supporter Seeman with Christian Theivanayagam. We learn that Pazha Nedumaran, president, Tamil Nationalist Movement, and a known LTTE supporter, pulled out from participating in the event at the last minute.

 

Conclusion

 

Tamil Hindus must understand that the Church is frustrated at the decimation of LTTE and would get back with more vigour and venom, applying different strategies. Tamil Hindus are certainly in for tougher and troubled times. The onus lies on the various Hindu organizations to rise to the occasion and thwart all attempts made by alien and chauvinistic forces.

 

Hindus missed the opportunity first when Arulappa and Acharya Paul were fighting in court; they missed a second chance when Dharmapuram Adheenam demolished the perverted distortions of Theivanayagam; they missed a third opportunity when Theivanayagam organized a four-day conference hosted by Mylapore Archdiocese.

 

Here is yet another chance, which must be utilized at any cost. Theivanayagam’s theories are not only anti-Hindu but also anti-national. Lumpen elements like Theivanayagam and Seeman are a serious threat to communal harmony and national integration. Criminal complaints have to be registered demanding immediate police action. His premises must be raided, blasphemous books and materials confiscated, and financial sources screened.

 

The role played by the Catholic Church in backing him must be investigated. Simultaneously, watertight legal cases have to be filed to expose their nefarious activities and to assert the real identity and true history, and safeguard our temples and culture. Conferences and public meetings must be organized throughout the state to tell people the true story of Mylapore and the sham story of Santhome.

 

This is a perfect opportunity to demolish the so-called Thomas story once and for all!         


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Krishna
20/05/2010 03:33:59
Could be part of a bigger conspiracy
Few days back, I happened to see a TV program on St Thomas. In National Geographic Channel or Discovery which I don't remember exactly. It showed a researcher trying to follow the trail of St Thomas right from the place of his origin to Mylapore. Now I doubt whether this was also part of a larger conspiracy involving foreign TV channels to build some credibility to this story ! They showed a library somewhere in a middle east desert and even showed an ancient looking book there, which is cliamed to have St. Thomas story in it. Who knows ? They don't show the writing in the pages. Anyway the viewers can't verify this. Even if we find the story in the book, we won't know which Theivanayagam wrote it ! The foreign researcher is shown to land near Kodungalloor and then they show a church. Inside the church there are paintings in one of which the Satan is shown in the form of goddess Kali. (These are same words of the narrator). I am sure the program will be re-telecasted again. Please see it to see if it shreds some light on this concerted effort of fraud. 5
Nikhil
19/05/2010 00:34:26
Christianizing Kerala politics.
What is the difference between Kerala Congress and Kerala unit of Congress-I.Kerala Congress is Catholic Christian party whereas Kerala unit of Congress-I is non-Catholic Christian party 5
Jay Kumar
19/05/2010 00:14:00
Informed to Dr. Togadia and VHP Sampark Office by sending a mail
I have sent a mail to Dr. Tagodia and VHP Sampark office's mail id regarding the sabotaging of Hindu temple in Chennai where christian community is planning on May23 and June 13.
Hope some thing will be done by VHP in this regards pro actively rather than as usual coming late and finding faults with govt. 5
Jay Kumar
18/05/2010 02:42:05
Inform Local VHP office in case people know any address.
May 23: march from Thiruvalluvar Temple, Mylapore, to Santhome Basilica and Kapaleeswarar Temple; public meeting near temple.
June 13: storming and entering sanctum sanctorum of Kapaleeswarar Temple and Santhome Church to perform pujas and conduct prayers.

I have decided to send this link to Prawin tagodia on his mail account and will ask him to direct Chennai VHP office to stop this venom activities as soon as possible. Or else one will see more cross then palm trees in TN.
Even decided to approach VHP Sampark face book, so that we can convey this protest information to them.

Lets try from our side, if Hindus of TN dont want to call themselves Hindus rather they would like to know by Tamil language then let them carry on with their business and lets we guys carry on with our Hinduism spirit which is still awaken state as it is not died down so far to best of my knowledge.

Still we have few more days to do our task to stop this man to fulfill his desire. 5
Ramadasan
17/05/2010 10:27:00
Persecution of hindus by christian missionaries
Though both the Abrahamic religions are dangerous to India, I find Christinity more dangerous as compared to Islam. There is substance in Ramesh's arguments.Islam do not engage in the act of Nakki Kollal. That is the basic difference. 5
k.v.raghavan
16/05/2010 23:43:48
Chrristianisation of TN
I have also independently verified and found that no protest has been held inside the temple and the report in IE was erroneous.

Saab, the christianisation of TN is going on for quite a long time, since the time of G.U.Pope. One swami by name Siva, who lived in 16 th or 17th century, confronted the so called Evangelist, Pope in TN, and won him over in a battle of arguments and wrote a book on how christianity is baseless and not suitable for people of India. Then only, the so called Pope, translated Thiruvachagam, into English, and left Christianity. This was conveniently hidden by the so called present day researchers.

But the irony is, even now, the Hindus in TN are not united in fighting against these evil forces. But we have to understand, if, the christians are not doing such type of cheap things, they cannot run the show.

Let us pray to God to Give Hindus, the U-factor-unity, which has been denied to them for the last 1000 years except for a brief in between. 5
Karthik
16/05/2010 20:42:24
Mr.Ramesh's comments
1) Islam and Christianity have the same motive of eliminating non abrahamic faiths. Islam calls Hindus as Kafirs, Christianity calls Hindus as Pagans.
2) Conversions have been a problem only for the Hindus and not for the Christians/Muslims.Christians convert Hindus through Magic Boxes and distorted histories like that of St.Thomas. Muslims have started to do the same on Hindus through 'Love Jihads'.
3) Hindu - Muslim Bhai Bhai approach against British Christians was employed and this met a blow when the then Muslims demanded a seperate nation. The same stratergy employed now will lead us no where.
3) Thus asking Hindus to align with Muslims to oppose Christians is like asking a deer to align with Tiger to fight a fox!
4)Interfaith dialogues is possible only when more than 3000 ayats of Quaran preaching violence on unbelievers are deleted. The same is true with Bible as well.

Hindus should simply have to do it alone and there is no other option. As Haran Ji says, we should not miss this golden chance to demolish St. Thomas myth once for all. Mylapore Hindus, wake up and face the truth. 5
Sudarshan.T
16/05/2010 07:56:15
Counter the Church by Emulating Them
Christian evangelicals have identified Tamil Nadu as an ideal place to set up base for their proselyting activities in India, with the vast hordes of poverty stricken people who can be targeted for their conversion activities. In fact, most of the evangelical and conversion activities of Christian missionaries are targeted at slums in big cities, interior areas of the country normally not accessed by the general public and ignored by the government for developmental activities, forests, and the other down trodden and poor people of the country. Due to the various welfare measures which these Christian missionaries undertake, they also get a lot of support from the communities in which they are active. The huge funds they receive from countries like the US, Germany, the UK and others greatly help them in their activities.
The only way to counter the machinations of the Christian missionaries is to emulate them and conduct welfare measures throughout the length and breadth of the country, especially in the poor and remote areas. Violence and attempts at taking the country back to the 'golden era' of ancient Hindu India will only prove counter productive. What the people require primarily are food, clothing and shelter. Not learning of Sanskrit, Hindi, or Pali, not communal riots, and not the banning of beef or other meat products. However it seems that power hungry leaders seem to have other ideas. 5
Ramesh
16/05/2010 01:10:44
What Hindus should do?
This story clearly points that it is Christianity which is more virulent and venemous in India. Therefore:

1. Hindus and Muslims whould unite in their fight against Christian imperialism.

2. Sangh Parivar should realise that Christian fundamentalism is far more dangerous than Islamic fundamentalism.

3. Islam is not against Hindusim. Islam fight from front. So Hindus should support Islam in fighting against Christian fundamentalism.

4.By fighting against Islam in India, Sangh Parivar is actually cutting the very same tree it sits.

5. The conspirancy against Islam by Christinaity is well known and well planned. Hindus should be advised not to allign with global church. Instead, Hindus should be with Islam.

6. Islam and Hinduism are poorman's religions. The tendency to enslave India again by Christianity should be defeated.

7. There should be a dialogue process amongst all the major religions- Hindu, Islam and Christinaity in India.

8. The process of conversions and one upmanship should be stopped immediatly.

9. There should be a law prohibiting conversion in India.

10. India is now placed in a serious spot and its enemies can easily fragment the country with a little push. Christianity should desist from its anti-national activities for the sake of this country. 5



 

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