धर्मो रक्षति रक्षितः। Dharmo Raksati Raksitah.

Dharma protects those who protect it.

– Veda Vyas, Mahabharat

Sabarimala: Its Doctrines & Knotted Tale | Anand Prasad | Synopsis

Credits: Geeta Sharma.

Mr. Anand Prasad  has aptly titled the topic as “Sabarimala: Rationalising skewed Perspectives.

Mr. Anand Prasad begins to explain the complex Sabarimala issue by ananlysing in terms of the law of relativity.  How  certain concepts  especially the ones concerning Hindu faith and rituals are seen differently by one set of people as outright gender discrimination, without understanding the nuances, origins of such rituals and sacredness of such principles.  He talks in length as to why the Supreme Court failed to see the traditional Indian viewpoint and having a pre-determined notion that India is a secular state and so  is viewed as godless state as against a state that accepts all Gods.  There are multitude  schools of Hinduism which have vast differences from one another and the highest court using one single brush to sweep over the other schools of thoughts of Hinduism, shows the complete lack of understanding on the part of the honourable judges.  The problem arises when the court applies the principles of ideas of faith to other schools of Hinduism.

He talks on the science of temples, science of energy principles, the science of Tantrik rituals that govern the temple of Sabarimala. Every person is a form of yantra with an enery field and he who partakes in the 41 days vrata, modifies his physical being and predominantly his mental state to collude with the enery field of Sabarimala.  Again it is not as simple as it may sound.  Any disturbance or instability of the mind adversely affects the particular and unique energy field of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala.  A mentruating woman carries a powerful yantra which is exactly the opposite energy field as that of Sabarimala and any blunder committed in  bringing it together will deplete  Lord Ayyappa’s enery field and eventually destroyi it.

Hence, it is the prerogative of us Hindus, to see that the courts do not have predispostion,place the arguments and work towards advocacy.

With the Supreme Court  having delivered the verdict on 14th November 2019, on the review petition of the Sabarimala case, it is very curious to see that there is lack of clarity which creates more chaos and frustration.  The matters look more foggy as the contentious issue now will be referred to a larger bench in future, casting doubts on the durability of the original verdict.

The review petition did not overturn the verdict of the five judge bench, however, this matter has remained unsettled.  Again, we are all left in a very odd situation without any clear outcome in the very near future. 

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