Chaitra Shuddha Shashthi
Hindus, be prepare to boycott such anti-Hindu politicians who want to take over temples of Hindus!
Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu): Over 6,000 devotees participated in a protest march and rally on Wednesday, March 25, demanding that the government return the control of Chidambaram Temple to the Dikshitar community, who have managed the temple since time immemorial.
Over six thousand devotees including thousands of women and children belonging to around several Hindu organizations of Tamil Nadu marched on the streets of holy city of Chidambaram, braving the hot weather, carrying placards stating - “Leave The Temple”. They covered a distance of few kilometers, collectively chanting the mantra “Aum Namah Sivaya”.
Participants included notables Hindu Temple Protection Committee leader Sri Kunchitapatam, retired teacher Sri Chandrakasan, and BJP Tamilnadu State Leader Sri L Ganesan. Siva devotees from all over Tamil Nadu, including thousands of women and children and representing some one dozen Hindu organizations, joined the march.
In an exclusive interview a senior dikshitar Shri N. Srimoolalingam, a senior dikshitar, said, “There seems to be a deep rooted conspiracy behind the takeover of Chidambaram Temple by the government, as it is one of the strongest pillars of Saivism and this is going to adversely affect the spiritual rituals and practices of this world-renowned Hindu temple.” Visibly distressed, he pointed out that not a single English-language newspaper bothered to cover the event. “This itself shows how even our media is completely biased and is suppressing the voice and aspirations of dikshitar community who are a microscopic minority.”
HPI adds, though the dikshitars are a minority, Saivites are not. Chidambaram, as Saivism’s holiest koyil, is closely monitored by many million devotees.