Evangelisation and methods of blasphemous distortions.

· Date:November 11, 2008

By B.R Haran

A Tamil weekly magazine has reported the following in its latest issue (dated 14 November):


‘On Friday 24 October, the devotees of the world famous ‘Sri Kapalishwarar Temple’ Mylapore, Chennai were literally shocked when they were given five booklets each containing defamatory write-ups about Hinduism, Vedas, Vedic heritage, Hindu Shastras, Hindu culture & tradition, Sabarimala Ayyappan and denigrating articles on Sage Thirumoolar, Nayanmars and others, by a bunch of mean-minded Christian evangelists just in front of the Temple entrance! For example, in the book titled ‘Light in darkness’, it is written that, the word ‘Sadhaa‘ in the verse ‘Sadhaa Shivaaya’ means ‘forever’ and there is only one God, who blesses and takes care of this world forever, and he is ‘Jesus’ and the verse ‘Sadhaa Shivaaya’ denotes only him! All the five books are said to have contained more defamatory stories about Hindu Gods and Religious Gurus. Many people have called up this magazine and sent mails to it giving complete details about what happened in front of the temple that day’.


Incidentally, the Santhome Cathedral stands on the ruins of the original Kapalishvarar Temple, which was destroyed by the Portuguese invaders and now the evangelical invaders are trying to destroy the Hindu culture and religion in front of this reconstructed Kapalishvarar Temple.


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                                                        Book titled ‘Light in Darkness’



This outrageous incident has brought out the following facts:


  • The evangelists have the temerity to distribute blasphemous literatures and conduct a hate-campaign against Hinduism, that too in front of a very famous historic temple.

    The minority appeasement policies of a ‘minority’ government, which openly said that it is committed to the welfare of minorities, and its anti-majority stand have emboldened these evangelists to indulge in this kind of illegal activity.

  • The policemen who have been posted near the temple for security (Mylapore temple is under terror threat) have turned a blind eye to this venomous act, probably due to fear motivation from the ‘minority’ government or money motivation from the evangelists. 

  • The Hindus have just exposed their ‘dhimmitude’ by remaining passive without acting against those evangelists. Sadly, not even one devotee has exhibited the courage to lodge a police complaint against them. The traders near the temple have not bothered to drive away those Christian rapscallions. Certainly the number of devotees must have easily outnumbered those evangelists and they must have caught them with their collars and taken them to the Mylapore police station. Instead of doing all this, some people have written to this particular weekly magazine.

Similarly, in Coimbatore, on 24 September, five staff of Chennai based ‘East Coast Christian Matriculation School’ have been arrested by the police for distributing blasphemous literatures propagating Christianity and degrading Hindu Gods and engaging in evangelisation. The police action has been prompted by the complaint given by the local people belonging to BJP and Hindu Makkal Katchi, who caught those evangelists and took them to the nearby police station. Ironically those evangelists have asked the students (most of them are Hindus) to distribute those pamphlets and the innocent students have obeyed the order out of fear. This has been done while taking the students on an excursion (study tour) to Ooty. If this is the way study tours are conducted by a Christian School, one can imagine the standard of education imparted by it. 


In this context, it must be noted that in most of the schools run by the various Christian denominations, Hindu students (who obviously are more in number) are not allowed to sport ‘Thilaks’ on their forehead and girl students are not allowed to have flowers on their heads. Last year a boy was reprimanded and sent out by the management of a Christian school in Chennai city for having applied ‘Mehendi‘ in his palms. His parents were made to run from pillar to post to reinstate him. In another school in Dindigul, some boys, who were ‘fasting’ for Sabarimala pilgrimage, were allowed to write their examinations only after having a haircut and removing their ‘Tulasi Maalaas’. In certain schools ‘Bible’ is being taught and the Hindu students are forced to attend such classes. The parent community is also aware of these kinds of tortures undergone by their wards, but they prefer to keep quiet in the fear that their wards’ education would be affected.


Recently in a Church in Kakkan Nagar, in the Ambedkar slum dwellings of Adambakkam, a Chennai suburb, the pastor, during morning prayers, had openly ridiculed the practice of Abishekams of Amman Deities saying that ‘they are nude & naked worships performed with an erotic motive’. As the Pastor was addressing a group of ‘converts’, his blasphemous speech was heard by the slum dwellers through loud speakers. A Hindu woman, who was drawing drinking water from a nearby Municipal water-pump, got outraged by the blasphemous speech, threw out the water from her vessel and filled it with gutter from the nearby ditch and threw it inside the Church. Only then the Hindu men realised the seriousness of the issue and reportedly damaged the windowpanes of the Church. The Pastor lodged a police complaint and the police promptly booked those Hindus, who damaged the windowpanes, and the Pastor, who was the real culprit as per the law of the land, went Scot-free! 


These incidents may look like isolated due to the fact that the Hindus rarely exhibit courage to take on those evangelists, but these strategies adopted by the Church and missionaries are a regular phenomenon going on for years in the state. Mariamman and Aiyappan are two Deities, which attract millions of devotees, particularly the Scheduled Castes, as evidenced by the Sabarimala pilgrimage and Melmaruvaththur pilgrimage. Since the SCs are the targeted audience of the evangelists, the Churches come out with literatures, pamphlets and books denigrating Goddess Amman and Swami Aiyappan and ridiculing their worship.


An evangelist by name Dr Theivanayagam has founded an organisation by name ‘Diravida Aanmeega Iyakkam’ (Movement of Dravidian Spiritualism) to spread the concept of ‘Thomas Christianity’, in the name of ‘Aadhi Christhuvam’ (Early Christianity). Through this concept, he attempts to project Shivisim and Vishnavism as sub sects of Christianity. He wrote a book titled ‘Vivliyam (Bible), Thirukkural, Saiva Siddantham – Oppu Ayvu’ (Comparative Research) and published it in 1985-86 and has been steadfastly campaigning on this concept since then. Very recently, he convened ‘Agila Ulaga Dravida Samaya Maanaadu’ (International Dravidiyan Spiritual conference) under the aegis of Mylapore diocese, in which the following blasphemous distortions were projected as researched facts:


  • ‘Aadhi Christhuvam’ (Early Christianity) was promulgated and established in Tamilnadu by St.Thomas is the original religion of the Tamils.   


  •  The Aryan invaders distorted Thoams Christianity and conceived new concepts called Shivism and Vishnavism and hence they must be treated as the sub sects of Thomas Christianity.


  • The ‘holy trinity’ of ‘Father-Son-Holy Spirit’ is denoted by ‘Shiva-Muruga-Shakthi’ and the same is also denoted by ‘Brahmma-Vishnu-Rudran’


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


  • St.Thomas’s teachings were abounding in Thirukkural and Sage Thiruvalluvar was a disciple of St.Thomas. 

Many such blasphemous distortions were presented in the conference. Close on the heels of the conference the inauguration of the Rs.50 crore production of a movie on St.Thomas was also conducted. The Chief Guest of the inauguration was none other than the Tamilnadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi, who waxed eloquent on the ‘supposed’ history of St.Thomas, despite having excellent knowledge on Thiruvalluvar and Thirukkural.  Dr Deivanayagam has recently released a book titled ‘Thiruneeraa, Siluvaiya?’ (Sacred Ash? Or, The Cross?), in which, he has again brought out blasphemous distortions.


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Book titled ‘Sacred Ash, or, The Cross?’



A few examples are given below: 


  • The Hindu practice of applying ‘sacred ash’ on the forehead has 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 how the resurrected body cannot be destroyed.


  • When Visnavism got separated from Shivism, the style of applying sacred ash was changed from horizontal pattern to vertical pattern.


  • Shiva is supposed to have given his left half to Shakthi. If that left half is worshipped as woman, it becomes Shivism and if the same is worshipped as man it becomes Vishnavism.


  • Thiruneetru Pathigam’, a collection of Shivite Hymns sung by Sage Thirugnaana Sambandhar comprises a number of messages of Christianity.  


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

All these things go to show that a sustained campaign has been going on for years and the momentum keeps on increasing with foreign aids and local support. The Dravidian political parties, which are bent on alienating the Tamils from the Hindu fold, have been aiding and abetting these anti-Hindu forces and this unholy nexus between them is creating havoc in the society. Though the Religious Gurus are deeply concerned about the speedy developments in this area of evangelisation and the alarming rate of conversion going on in the state, they feel helpless and fear the Dravidian rulers. So, the onus lies purely on political and social Hindu organisations to take legal actions against persons like Deivanayagam and their organisations for destroying the Hindu cultural heritage and Religious traditions posing a danger to communal harmony.


Evangelism has gone beyond the limits of tolerance by abusing the constitutional provisions for freedom of religion and the general public must also be aware of their moral responsibility to act against those who indulge in blasphemy against their religion and the government machineries must also act as per the rule of law instead of dancing to the tunes of political masters. 

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    November 11, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    The matter should be taken up, legally.
    The State as well as Central Government should be put on notice of the nefarious activities of these organizations. The governments should be asked to take immediate action against these organisations. Hindu organisations should also file cases against these organisations. If the government and the Courts do not interfere, these organizations should be given a fitting reply in the same way they do it to hindu scriptures. It is the duty of the government to maintain law and order. If it fails to do it, it will have to face the consequences. Hindus cannot tolerate every filth uttered by the desert religions and their secular supporters. 5

  2. Nagesh Reply

    November 11, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Hey Hindus U wake up!!!
    There is no meaning for the Word LEGAL to the Hindus. If we proceed that way even the court will denigrate the Hindus further. So it is better to give them the Physical replies.

    When all means of redressing a WRONG have failed, it is both just and righteous to unsheath the sword.

    So let us take sword and kill these pests. There is no other ways to teach these anti Hindus the the right way.

    Let us all we Hindus be a terrorists of Sanadhana Dharma.


  3. Nagesh from UK Reply

    November 11, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Hey Hindus U wake up!!!
    HK Must get the copies of all the books denigrating Hinduism and the PDF shall be made available for download at our website. Please publish the Home adressess of the the authors of such books. We need the adresses of Pankajakshan Menon and Ebraham Kosi who have already authored many Hindu Denigrating books. HK must put this books for download at our website. We cant come to India and buy this books as we are at abraod now.

    HK must understand one thing that the present majority audience of the KK website are NRIs.

    So please guide them with all your supports. 5

  4. Vaisakhan Reply

    November 12, 2008 at 3:49 am

    Initiative for change has to come from top
    The only chance for Sanatana Dharma to win back all those illiterate and poor souls is that vedic scholars with knowledge and skill to interpret honestly and correctly the meaning and relevance of Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavatam and puranas in the modern times to explain in public and religious meetings. Since 99% of them can’t read or write and being poor recommending contents of HK or other internet sites are meaningless. After all every karma performed by individuals or a group of people (or so called upper caste on so called lower caste down the centuries) has to reap its fruit individually and, in this case, collectively in course of time. The fact that we don’t like it can’t change what was done earlier. I am confident if the change comes in earnest even at this late late stage from the higher echelons of hindu society we can overcome the conversion menace; but it has to come from the top. Simply lamenting on spoilage on webslite will serve no purpose. 5

  5. Omkar Reply

    November 12, 2008 at 5:35 am

    Evangelists false propaganda
    Evangelists has mastered in the art of confusing Hindus by siding up with Mahabali , Karna , Eklavya etc. The Onam celebration has been literally hijacked by evangelists and the festival has become a mere harvest celebration and nothing to do with religion. Our secularists and communists also do the same.Nowadays LIQUOR and MEAT is a must for ONAM! 5

  6. Sakthi Reply

    November 12, 2008 at 8:13 am

    There was an email tarnishing Vamana Moorthy
    There was an email from one Mr.vimal pannikadan.. attached with a pdf file..Resume of Luttapi.. as a security guard application for Mahabali! and some Jobi joseph replied everyone(copied to more than 300 people) that it is more approriate to VAMANA MOORTHY! We replied everyone LIKE THIS RESUME SHOULD GO TO SEXY NUNS WHO IS EXPLOITED BY mETHRAPOLEETHAS, THEETAS AND VACHAS AND MLECHAS.. OR THIS GUY WILL BE A SECURITY FOR JESUS HIMSELF.. FROM THIS MODERN DAY SO CALLED NASRANIS! 5

  7. Sakthi Reply

    November 12, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Christhu Matha Chedanam
    It is high time that we should print and distribute the book Christhu Matha Chedanam Free to all Hindus.. and so called Nasranis too.. eminenet writes among ourselfs.. should also publish books tarnishing this semitic religions.. fight back for your Mother land.. Vande Mataram! Fight back for our Culture, Fight back for Sanatana Dharma.. May GOD Bless all Hindus! 5

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