Inhumane Discrimination against Ayyappa Devotees

· Date:August 17, 2009

Sabarimala: Exploitation of Ayyappa Devotees is the rule of law under Travancore Devaswom Board , Each and Every decisions made with respect to Sabarimala Temple is intended to alienate devotees from Sabarimala Pilgrimage.

For the Communist Government, Not only Sabarimala but all Hindu Temples are Bussiness establishments or profit making bodies. Each and every temple is divided on the basis of the income generated from the Temple.

Few days back Travancore Devaswom Board came up with a new agenda- Bucket Collection from Devotees inorder to implement Sabarimala Masterplan! This Fund collection drive is apart from the crores of Rupees generated towards Kerala Treasury from the pockets of Ayyappa Devotees across the country.

And now the latest direction from the Devaswom Board is the indiscriminate Hike in Tariffs of all major Pooja offerings in Sabarimala Temple.

Have a Look at the New and Old Tariffs and Decide for yourself , The extend of Exploitation and Discrimination meted out against Hindus. Hope Hindu organizations will start protests against this inhumane treatment against Ayyappa Devotees with the support of Hindu Soceity as a whole.

If similar treatment was against Muslims or Christians withingn 24 Hours of the direction, Kerala will be standstill and the media will be discussing this issue – As it is affecting Hindu Society , They know that we will take all these discriminatory practices silently.

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  1. Omkar Reply

    August 17, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Right to Information Act
    The rates appears to be arbitrary and unjustifiable. How can they justify this exhorbitant rise in prices? Dewaswam board should come out with a RATE ANALYSIS of items showing details regarding material component and manpower required for poojas.Comparing to old prices this one seems to be totally unjustifiable. Devotees should ask for details using Right to Information Act.Hope, the new Dewaswam minister, a devotee by birth can set the things right in Dewaswam Board. 5

  2. Suresh Reply

    August 17, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    G.Sudhakaran inaugurated the Ramayana reading on Karkidakam 1st.He said although Ravana is a brave king ,the ultimate victory is for Rama.On Chingam 1st sudhakaran was stripped of his devaswom portfolio and given to Kadannappally.Let us hope Kadannappally would do something to help Ayyappa devotees. 5

  3. sakhavu Reply

    August 17, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Your website or your words have far reaching effects . The hike in Vazhipadu amount is not substantiated at any excuse.
    Last day G Sudhakaran , minister feared to utter a single word in Mohanararu issue inspite of repeated questions . Earlier he didn’t miss any chance to malign thantris etc . But what Rahul Easwar was trying to do ??

    It is your victory when the Devaswom portfolio was shifted from G to god fearing Hindu Kadannappally & the sworn in was on Chingam First . Earlier communists would do this functins on Karkkidakam , that too in Rahukaalam !
    The all time loss in the last elections have opened the eyes of our leaders !! So your efforts are becoming fruitful . But one request – please don’t destroy Marxism or try to do that – because it is so painful to see it uprouted . 5

  4. John B Reply

    August 18, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Why cant someone approach the Courts for this extortion? Blatant misuse of power by the Devaswom. 5

  5. Narayana Iyer Reply

    August 19, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Looting in the name of Ayyappa ??? !!!
    I use this time to urge the ayyappa devotees all over the world to make the sabarimala pilgrimage for a mere ayyappa darshanam only. Give the offerings only in pooja materials of good quality like oil / ghee for vilakku, camphor(karpooram), sandal sticks, chandanam/ Bhasmam/ Kumkumam, Cotton threads (Noolthiri for vilakku) etc. As it is clear now that the ‘Vazhipadu rates are increased ten times the old rates. This is nothing but looting the ayyappa devotes in the name of ayyappa. No matter who does it. Sloka books are available in many book stalls. Buy them and perform the ‘archana’ in your own home, in front of an ayyappa idol or photo, in a clean environment, clean body and with a clean mind by using thulasi leaves or with available flowers. By repeated chanting of manthras/ slokas, the effect you get will be more, both spiritually and scientifically; than a second person (Poojari) does it for you. Utilise the intended offerings (Money/Gold/Silver) for the help of some really poor hindu families, in their children education, marriage of their daughters, to build at least a hut who does not have even that or who is in the verge of committing suicide because of poverty. As you know the money what you are putting in the ‘bhandaras’ are collected and deposited in the treasury in government account. Further these funds are allotted for defaming, insulting & destroying Hindus or Hinduism, even the mankind, through terrorism, directly or indirectly. But remember one thing that none of the funds received in churches or Mosques are remitted in the government account. The individual community is at liberty to use the same in any manner, apart from the huge funds they receive from outside the country also.
    An ayyappa devotee who strictly follow the above.

  6. Gopal Reply

    August 20, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Looting temples
    People are sinning out of ignorance. Horrible suffering is awaiting those crooks who are offending God. What kind of character you can expect from these cow killing buggers. 5

  7. Gopal Reply

    August 22, 2009 at 4:05 am

    Why should these crooks have control over our temples. Pure saintly persons should be given the oppurtunity to control the temple properties. I don’t whether the same control they are having over churches and masjids or not. Hindus should fight for this. 5

  8. Prashant Reply

    August 26, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Free Religon from dirty politics
    If the so called psedo secular call for secularism, why the hell they are interfering in places of Hindu Worship. Dare them interfere in a christian or muslim religious board, they will have the taste of thier life. 5

  9. Mani Reply

    September 4, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    How do we fight this
    Good to know this information. But how do we organize ourselves to oppose this. I think this issue is a great opportunity for BJP to revive itself. RSS and BJP both at a national level and state level should start an agitation similar to Amarnath sangarshan samiti. I am sure the people of Kerala will support.

    Ultimately, Temple administration should be freed from government control 5

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