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Friday, March 17, 2006

Arthamatra (H)indhu madham Series....

Coming soon......


  • A small illustration before you start this topic which has every chance of the comment section turning into a Kurukshetra.

    While I am strongly old-fashioned in my religious beliefs, I practice them with the clause that it should be strictly restricted to the four walls of my room. Now I have diligently practised meditation, understood the changes it makes to the subconscious mind, but realistically my rightist friends would call me a rationalist. As such when I visit temples I dont take the prasadham, I merely make notes on the architecture, the idol layout and from a philosophical angle, question myself whether religion is required when it has only taken lives by the lakhs, has nothing in it for the common man, and that 70% of the hep middle-classes guys queueing up for the prasadham would probably be holding a bottle of alcohol the same night. Or giving a donation made possible by a job which was got by putting tons of fake experience and inventing employers in resumes.

    Having said that, the other aspect is that the devotees line also includes those whose hearts are desperately hoping for a breakthrough - for that invalid father whose life is slipping away in a far country, for that husband who cannot give up his bottle and his womanising, for that widowed aunt struggling to fund the studies of 2 kids in an expensive metro...Now these are very valid issues and often the real issues which should be dealt with. Banning religion or advocating religion has very little to do solving these real issues.

    By Blogger The Talkative Man, at Sun Mar 19, 04:45:00 AM  

  • Ah, a fellow unbeliever.. Waiting earnestly for the series..

    By Anonymous tamizhan, at Sun Mar 19, 08:48:00 AM  

  • hi bala anna ....... i am eagerly awaiting this new series....... all the best....
    mr.talkative man , let this comments section turn into a kurukshektra...... enna aaga poguthu....

    By Blogger karthik_keyan_5, at Sun Mar 19, 02:37:00 PM  

  • If the series is about the false superstition, and malpractises double thumbs up. Looking forward to it!

    By Anonymous F e r r a r i, at Mon Mar 20, 01:39:00 PM  

  • Talk Me!!!!

    By Blogger Viji, at Mon Mar 20, 02:10:00 PM  

  • I am not a religious person but I don't understand why I feel defensive seeing the title!!

    By Blogger Me too, at Tue Mar 21, 04:00:00 AM  

  • Hello Bala,

    The name seems to be so intriguing for this series. May be this will turn in to a kurukshethra for I am a staunch believer. So lets c what have you got to say.

    - Thathwamasi

    By Blogger Thathwamasi, at Tue Mar 21, 10:56:00 AM  

  • I ll look forward to read them; and you better expect some retaliation from my side as well :), be it Arthamattra Hindhu Madham or Islam madham!

    By Blogger Zero, at Tue Mar 21, 01:29:00 PM  

  • Kurukshetravil viraivil sandhippom :)

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Mar 21, 08:00:00 PM  

  • I vehemntly disagree with the title of your post....
    Just take a look at Tirupathi...and you would realise that the symbol of Hindu Matham is full of Artham....
    There must be atleast a million sadhus and godmen in the country thriving on the Artham aspect of Hindu matham...
    If one were to interpret Artham as wealth(in sanskrit artham means wealth too) then one would realise that it is 'Artham'ulla Hindu Matham only.

    By Blogger Sridhar(mutRupuLLi), at Mon Mar 27, 05:45:00 PM  

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