[Advaita-l] [Chaturamnaya] An Appeal to All Mathadipatis and Hindu religious heads

Krishna Kashyap kkashyap2011 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 12 05:28:33 EST 2024

Namaste, Sri Sadananda Ji and others here.

I am living in India for the past 3 years. I have made a number of checks
by talking to folks who know Tirupati Devasthana and several other temples
and even some Government Officials.

The main problem is any government in power does not want to give up the
Mujrai Income from temples which is significant. This started in the
British era and I don't think anyone can sit down with all the temple
caretakers and governments to really fight this major war.

Only some temples are out of govt control, like Chidambaram and so on.

I don't think any government will be foolish to give such an unbroken
stream of income which is substantial. They can somehow use that money and
show some legitimate expenses and take care of their personal expenses or
goals !

So, this is not easy. This will be a very big fight since the all
governments are involved.

*Best Regards,*

*Krishna Kashyap*

On Fri, Jan 12, 2024 at 3:10 PM Kuntimaddi Sadananda via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Lakshman - PraNAms
> Geeta teaches us that we have fight adharma - instead of remaining as
> doormats for others to step on. We will not have much voice to fight unless
> the prestigious religious leaders with following take the lead. Besides the
> Mathadipaties we have many others who have lot of followings. They have to
> take the lead and act. Otherwise, the Govt uses the caste system to divide
> the Hindus and take advantage of that.
> My 2c
> Hari Om!Sadananda
>     On Friday, January 12, 2024 at 01:54:27 PM GMT+5:30, Lakshman
> Velayutham <vlakshman71 at gmail.com> wrote:
>  Hari Om.
> Thank you Sadanandji for raising this issue for us.
> We need to fight under one banner.Are we Hindus ready to sink our
> differences?Are we willing to sacrifice our goals and time for a greater
> cause?
> Do we see the issue as adharma happening to us or do we cover ourself
> under the umbrella of indifference, in the name of tolerance?
> Does the shastra say that it is the duty of every Hindu to fight by all
> means when it comes to adharma or are the brahmin, vaishya and sudras
> waiting for the kshatriya ( I don't know how one classifies them in today's
> world) to begin the journey while they sit by the sidelines.
> We are busy intellectually fighting dwaita, advaita, vishishtadvaita and
> more.
> The enemy knows our weakness.
> Regards,
> Lakshman Velayutham
> On Fri, 12 Jan 2024, 13:10 Kuntimaddi Sadananda via Chaturamnaya, <
> chaturamnaya at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> PraNams to everybody. I realize this post may be irrelevant to the theme
> of Advaita. After seeing Shree Jayanarayanan's post, felt like writing this
> appeal - to see how other members can suggest any better means to solve
> this nagging problem.
> Problem: We have many temples all over India, particularly more so in the
> South. Devotees put a lot of money into the Hundi as part of their
> offerings. The major problem is State Govts take all that money and spend
> for their use or give it to Churches and Mosques and none goes back to the
> temple. In the famous Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam, where a lot of money
> gets collected in the Hundi, the state govt not only takes but also has
> appointed all Christians for managing the temple since the CM is Christian.
> Only Hindu temples are under State Govt but not other religious centers
> such as Mosques and Churches. State Govts do not take their money nor
> manage those. Question remains -How to stop this nonsense?
> My suggestion is all the heads of the Hindu religion, particularly
> Mathadipaties should organize as unit and raise this issue first to appeal
> to the state govt. and also appeal to all Hindus to protest against this
> injustice to sanatana Dharma.
> I am not sure how the member feel, recognizing that this is unrelated to
> Advaita, nevertheless in a way affect all of us.
> As a Hindu what course of action is appropriate for the religious heads to
> protect our temples?
> My apologies to the organizers of this list and to the member for posting
> this here. One can ignore this if it is considered inappropriate.
> Hari Om!Sadananda
>     On Friday, January 12, 2024 at 03:00:17 AM GMT+5:30, S Jayanarayanan
> via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>  https://sringeri.net/announcement/important-announcement-to-all-astikas
> Sri Sri Jagadguru Shankaracharya Mahasamsthanam Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada
> Peetham, Sringeri - 577139
> Important Announcement for Astikas
> 8.1.2024
> It is a matter of joy for all Astikas that after a struggle of about five
> centuries, the Prana-pratishtha is to take place in the
> beautiful temple constructed for Bhagavan Sri Rama in the Sri Ram
> Janmabhoomi Kshetra of sacred Ayodhya on Pushya Shukla Dvadashi
> (22-1-2024).
> It has been noted that during such an occasion, certain ill-wishers of our
> Dharma have used the name of "www.dainikjagran.com"
> in social media to spread a post, which carries a photo of Dakshinamnaya
> Sringeri Sharada Peethadheeshwara,
> His Holiness Paramapujya Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha
> Mahaswamiji and conveys that the Sringeri Shankaracharya
> in a message has expressed displeasure over the Prana-pratishtha.
> However, the Sringeri Shankaracharya has not given any such message. This
> is merely a false propaganda by ill-wishers of our Dharma.
> All Astikas are hence requested to disregard such false propaganda and
> take note of what has only been published by the official website
> (www.sringeri.net) and official social media platforms of the Sringeri
> Sharada Peetham.
> It has to be noted here that on the occasion of Deepavali (12-11-2023),
> the "sharadapeetham" youtube channel of the Peetham had
> published the message of the Sringeri Jagadguru conveying that all Astikas
> engage in the chanting of the Rama Taraka Mahamantra
> keeping in mind the upcoming Prana-Pratishtha at Ayodhya. Accordingly,
> Astikas have been chanting the Mahamantra in large numbers.
> His Holiness Sringeri Shankaracharya has conveyed blessings that every
> Astika must suitably take part in this most sacred and
> rare Prana-pratishtha and be a recipient of the unbounded grace of
> Bhagavan Sri Rama.
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