KTDC Chairman Vijayan Thomas Ridicules Onam, Derides Lord Vamana and Mahabali

via HK published on September 3, 2015

In the name of celebration and greetings, the Christian lobby has always ridiculed Hindu festivities on the sly. This time, KTDC chairman Vijay Thomas has derided Onam, the state national festival, along with an outpour of utter scorn and mockery at Lord Vamana and King Mahabali. The salutations have depicted on a card, a pompously seated Lord Vamana, with his olakuda on the floor and his left leg on the head of King Mahabali. All this, along with the title “History repeats; that is the drawback of history too”.

Contrary to the oft seen messages of goodwill and prosperity, the Thomas’ message has taken the contours of sarcasm, with the underlying meaning that Onam has a history of deception and not celebration.

Lord Vamana has been referred to in Puranas as Brahmachari or Brahmin lad. But Thomas’ version of Lord Vamana is a balding ruffian, a middle aged man. Along with this, his posture o being seated on a chair trying to stomp a hapless looking Mahabali was evidently symbolic of a proletariat- bourgeoisie bond.

The history of Onam is most noble, with the message of humility and submission reaping the richest of dividends as can be seen from the story of King Mahabali.

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