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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Have you signed SAVE RAMSETU Petion to President of India

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Following is the text of petition:

"To: The President of India

Setu samudran [shipping canal project] has been approved by the Government of India and set to begin near Kodand Ram Temple. In this project Palk Gulf and Gulf Mennar will be linked by making a shipping canal through Rameshwaram Island. This will allow ships and boats to navigate in the passage between India and Sri Lanka without having to circle Sri Lanka (as is being done currently). This may save about 400 nautical miles voyage on the west coast.

This project will connect the National Sea Route. It will also connect National highways. The length of the sea route for ships will be shortened by this canal. Rs. 21 crore per year for fuel expenditure of ships will be saved. Today Bharat imports a big quantity of crude oil. Saving of fuel will save foreign currency. The time taken by ships will also decrease by 16 hours, therefore the number of ships navigating is also expected to increase.

Pictures taken by NASA [National Aeronautics & space Administration], USA from the space, show the remains of what appears to be ages old man-made bridge between Rameshwaram and Sri Lanka. According to Hindu scriptures and belief Lord Ram and his vaanar sena had built a bridge from Rameshwaram to Sri Lanka 17 Lacs 25 thousands years ago. The discovery of Shri Ram Setu by NASA confirms the Hindu scriptures and belief are correct in this matter and that Ramayan is not "mythology" as is often construed but "history".

Setu samudran [shipping canal project] is based on the notion that it is inevitable to break Shri Ram Setu for easy navigation. This will amount to damaging a monument of both, historical and religious importance.

According to the specialists, a sea route may be prepared for navigation without damaging Sri Ram Setu, by removing the barren sand heaps near village Mandapam between Rameshwaram and Dhanushkoti railway. This will not only give a shorter route for navigation but also protect the oldest man-made heritage.

The president of Bharat is requested to order the reconsideration of the project keeping in view the historical and religious importance of Shri Ram Setu, the sentiments of the people and the alternative method suggested for a shorter sea route.


The Undersigned"

Ram Setu World Heritage - A Presentation

Also see: Ram Setu A World Heritage - in Rediff

Ram Setu - Image captured by NASA Satelites

Image of RamSetu captured by NASA satellites


Adam's Bridge seen from above the Mannar island, Sri Lanka.
Ramsetu seen from above the Mannar island, Sri Lanka.
Adam's Bridge as seen from the air
Ramsetu as seen from the air
Adam's Bridge as seen from the air
Ramsetu as seen from the air

Rama Setu - the Bridge of Rama - is an amazing structure in the Indian Ocean, a continuous 48 km long stretch of underwater causeway which connects Rameshwaram, the southern-eastern tip of the Indian peninsula, to Talaimannar, the northern-western tip of Sri Lanka.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Why can't Muslims attend Hindu festival celebrations?

India actor, Salman Khan, attended a Ganesha celebration in Mumbai. This was not liked by some Muslim religious leaders. They issued a fatwa against Salman Khan calling his act anti-Islam. Does Islam prohibit Muslims to participate in functions of other religions or it is yet another attempt to misinterpret Islamic teachings? I believe Islam does not prohibit this. It is only to isolate Muslims from joining national mainstream.

Whenever I pass in front of a Temple, Mosque, Church or a Gurudwara I bow my head. All these are the house of God. They remind me about God so that I can pray to Him.

Do you also feel the same way?

Is food Hindu or Muslim?

In India, state Govts provide free mid day meals to students in Govt schools. These meals are cooked by organizations who are given contract for this purpose. Iskon is one organization which supplies food to schools. Their kitchens are having a certified food safety management systems as per ISO 22000 standard.

In one school where Iskon supplies the food, parents of Muslim students asked their children not to eat that food as it has been supplied by a Hindu organization. This is so illogical that I do not know what to say. To what limits these people will go. They have given communal colour to food also. Is food Hindu or Muslim?

I will like to ask a question. Can a Hindu (or a Muslim) claim that the food he ate was prepared by only by a Hindu (or a Muslim). In other words during the entire process of food preparation, from field to dining table, only people belonging to one faith only contributed. At no stage people of other faith were involved. Is it possible?

I believe that Islam is a religion of universal brotherhood, but some of its followers only create hatred about other faiths. Poisoning kids mind by such teaching is not good for any society. Will such kids grow up to become productive citizens or terrorists?

It is not right my dear saints!

Politicians have created an unnecessary controversy on Ramsetu. Indian Govt filed an affidavit in the court on this issue and declared that Ram did not exist. Did the Govt not know that Ram is worshiped by Hindus as an incarnation of God and any such declaration will hurt them and politicians will exploit it to their advantage. When Hindus expressed their hurt Govt withdrew the affidavit. Then Tamilnadu CM, Karunanidhi, used abusive language about Ram. It was totally unnecessary. What he meant to achieve by abusing Ram? Now a group of saints in Ayodhya have come out with a statement that anybody beheading Tamilnadu CM will be weighed in Gold.

No, this is not right. I request saints to desist from such statements. Hinduism teaches tolerance. This is not the first time when people have attacked Hindus and Hinduism.If Karunanidhi thinks that he will get happiness by abusing Ram then let him do it. It will be between him and Ram. Ram is every Hindu's ideal. Ram will take care of Himself. Let us follow His ideals and follow His policy of forgiveness. This is what Ram has taught us and this is how we should behave. Love all, hate none.

Added on 24.09.2007

Senior VHP leader Ram Vilas Vedanti has denied having issued any fatwa against Karunanidhi for latter's abusive comments on Lord Rama. He claims that media has twisted his remarks. If he is right then media should be ashamed of themselves. This news triggered violence in Chennai. It could have spread to other cities.

But Vedanti has issued a confusing statement. He claims to have said - "The religious books and Gita say that a person indulging in blasphemy should be sentenced to death and his toungue should be cut off". Now he says that he still stands by his earlier statement. I am not a scholar but I have not read what he says in any religious book or Gita.

Added on 25.09.2007

DMK has asked to file a criminal case against Vedanti for his asking for beheading of Karunanidhi. This is after Vedanti has clarified that he did not made any such statement.

Now what about Karunanidhi abusing Ram and hurting religious feelings of Hindus? Is there any law in this country against hurting of Hindus' religious feelings, or religious feelings of Muslims and Christians are only to be respected? Vedanti has at least said that he did not make such statement, but Karunanidhi has not shown any regret on his abusing Ram. I am a Hindu and my feelings have been hurt by Karunanidhi.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

No one has monopoly on God

My daughter's posts from her blog:

There are religions who teach that all religions lead to God. Yet there are religions who teach that only their path will take people to God.

There are people who respect religious sentiments of other people. Yet there are people who loose no opportunity to hurt religious feelings of others people.

There are people who bow head before religious places of other people. Yet there are people who attack religious places of other people.

There are people who believe that religions unite people and practice their belief religiously. Yet there are people who use religion to divide people.

There are people who see love as a form of God. Yet there are people who hate other people and become violent to protect their religion and their God. Is God so weak that people have to protect Him from other people?

All human beings are children of God. God wants them to love each other. "

My views:

How people can sleep in peace after hurting other people? If some people find peace in violence then they are human beings only in body and not in mind.


Why people don't mind their own faith?

"Why people raise issues related to Hindus and Hinduism?

Why can't they mind their own faith?

Why ASI should give its opinion on Hindu's faith about Shri Ram?

Is it because a christian woman is virtually ruling this country?

Can these people raise issues about Christian and Muslim faith?

These are some questions which keep troubling me. Do these questions also trouble you? Have you been able find any answer? "

My views:

I always wonder which God will be happy with His children who kill His other children? If there is such a God then I will not call Him God and I will have nothing to do with such God.

Monday, September 03, 2007

A very shubh Janamashtami to all

आप सब को जन्माष्ठ्मी की शुभकामनाए