Indian classical music to popularise foreign God!

via HK Correspondent published on December 26, 2007

India’s, particularly Kerala’s pseudo-secular media, always keeps doing something new to please their beloved minorities.

So, there was nothing surprising for media watchers to find a Christian ‘padri’ in his long white gown giving a South Indian classical vocal recital last night on Amrita TV’s ‘Sruthilayam’ programme. Predictably, the keerthanam began thus: “Yesu natha, moksha dayaka”!

The Padri took care not to wear any tilak on his forehead, as in common with Carnatic musicians. The accompanying artists on the mridangam, violin and ghatam (all with sandal and sindoor on their foreheads) did their job quietly. But, by the look on their faces, it was clear that they were uncomfortable with Jesus Christ.

While calling Jesus ‘moksha dayaka’, the padri conveniently forgot that there is no concept of moksham or liberation form the cycle of birth and death in Christianity. But, the Padri must have thought, since most Hindus are gullible fools, who will point this out?

The padri’s attempt to use Indian music to popularise a foreign god is understandable, though not appreciable. But why did Amrita TV, owned by a Hindu ashram, allow such a program to be made and broadcast? The channel owes Hindus an explanation.

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