"MR. STALIN KNOW THE FACTS PLEASE"
The DMK chieftain, M.K. Stalin while attending and addressing a Muslim nikkah, last week, said that, which we strongly condemn,
” how Hindu religious (vaideega) marriages are performed, the couples are made to sit on the floor, not even on the chair comfortably, where a purohit or the religious conductor of the wedding will be seated next to the to be married couple, igniting the fire which is kept in front of them, the lit-up fire which would bring tears into the eyes of the couples and others who are around them, creating a glum atmosphere after which the purohit would chant mantras, which would entail calling the extra-terrestrials, the devatas, the 33 crores of them, calling their favourite avatar and other avatars of gods, what he chants neither is understood by the couples nor by other attendees and if the purohit is asked if he knows what he says, probably he might even say he doesn’t know himself, but if one tends to understand the inner underlying meaning of the mantras, there will be very bad horripilation, goose bumps and shakiness of the body due to the repulsive mantras”.
Mr. Stalin, with the precedence to appease the minority sect for vote bank, these were the lowliest statements and comments ever made to ridicule, insult ones’ own culture and tradition which are totally uncalled for. Please get the facts right, recall and remind, where are you from, definitely not from the West. Ever since 2000 years, our Hindu marriages have been happening this way which is elaborated in SILAPATHIKARAM, one of the ancient epic written by poet ILLANGO, which is an evidence how Kovalan and Kannagi got married.
These verses just bring out the historical marriage between kovalan and kannagi just before our eyes, where the first line says மாமுதுபார்ப்பான், an old brahmanical purohit, மறைவழிகாட்டிட conducts the marriage as said in vedas, தீவலம்செய்து, the fire is lit and being the evidence of marriage and they come around it, காண்பார்கண்உன்தன்னை, the people who had come to witness this marriage, illango says the eyes of those people, what penance must have done to witness such a marriage. This is how our Hindu marriages were conducted in accordance with the tamizh culture, literature, in accordance with the ancient vedic traditions. To say this, to be barbaric, uncultured way of conducting Hindu religious marriages, goes to show the uttermost hatred on our traditions and culture. To criticise the way the mantras are chanted, not understood, by a layman, who has no moral authority on the subject concerned, that’s for the people who have learnt Sanskrit, the vedic mantras, the hard way, who themselves find it difficult to decipher the mantras, which had no scriptures but learnt by hearsay only since the ages of rishis and munnis.
For the past ten odd years, this has been the said pattern of the Dravida Kazhagam (DK), for their campaign modalities. They even have criticised the panigrahanam mantam, which is from RIG VEDA, actual meaning goes to say, first soman, gandharvan, next agni then last manush have all adopted and accepted you. But what is interpreted by the DK is, “a woman gets married to three men first that is soman, gandharvan, agni, left in the lurch that’s when lastly the man or manush marries her”. These people are not normal people but embodiments of godly powers. The godly powers that are existing internally and externally are adapted as soman, gandharvan, agni as per vedas. When a woman is nurtured and cared by the gods, that’s when gets married to manush or the man. This is how the marriages are conducted the vedas say.
Soman indicates the moon god, which is connected to the heart and happiness. Gandharvan indicates arts form like music and dance forms and connected to clouds. Agni indicates the very reason for our living, the reason of our purpose or the ichcha sakthi. A woman is nurtured in the following ways before she is prepared for marriage. All the mantras in vedas don’t demean women in any way. Our Hindu culture is rich and everything has been done with a purpose.
Next the sapthapathi or the seven steps, in the religious marriage indicates, that she follows him to take the next generation forward, being the husbands friend, entering the institution of marriage, where while taking the seven steps they are thought of to be rig (woman) and sama (man) veda, if she is earth then the man is the sky, if she is the word then he is the meaning, Is she is the atma then he is the heart, like how she follows him in the seven steps the husband expects her to walk with him all through their lives. Every community have their own way of conducting the marriage events, be it short or long. These are the few examples of our VEDIC HINDU MARRIAGES.
The stance taken by M.K. Stalin, goes to show his attitude which is detrimental to the Hindu people, culture, traditions of Hindus in TAMIL NADU. This speech was not delivered even on a dais of a political meeting, but on the event of a Muslim marriage.
ANY SELF RESPECTING, HINDUS IN HIS PARTY SHOULD LEAVE THE PARTY AFTER THIS SPEECH OF HIS, WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, BE IT DONE TO DEMEAN HINDUS OR IS IT FOR ANY DESIGN PATTERN FOR VOTE BANK!!
VIJAYASHREE RAMESH, CHENNAI BASED ADVOCATE.