Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Let Yesudas enter Sri Guruvayur temple of Kerala, says RSS-BJP

Source: CNN-IBN, Samvada.

Let Yesudas enter Sri Guruvayur temple of Kerala, says RSS-BJP

THRISSUR: Legendary singer K J Yesudas should be allowed to enter the Guruvayur Temple, opined BJP Thrissur district president Advocate B Gopalakrishnan, on Sunday.
“The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) had made it clear long back through  RSS ideologue Sri Ranga Hari’s book, ‘Ini Njan Unaratte’ (ഇനി ഞാന്‍ ഉണരട്ടെ ), that all believers should be allowed inside Hindu temples,”he said.

Sri Guruvayur Temple, KERALA
“The statement of Union Minister Mullappalli Ramachandran, who said that Hindus do not support the idea of people of other faiths entering temples, is an insult to the Hindu culture that has always been open to all,” said Gopalakrishnan.
“The minister should have instructed the Guruvayur Devaswom to let Yesudas enter the temple and worship. After all, Lord Ayyappa goes to sleep everyday listening to Yesudas’ ‘Harivarasanam’,” he added.
(As per the temple custom, non-Hindus are not allowed inside Guruvayur Temple. The permission was denied for Dr KJ Yesudas for the entry as he was born in a Christian family)
Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Krishna, located in the town of Guruvayur in Kerala, India. It is one of the most important places of worship for Hindus and is often referred to as“Bhooloka Vaikuntam which translates to the holy abode of Vishnu on Earth. The divine idol installed here represents the enchanting form of Sree Krishna endowed with the four lustrous arms carrying the conch Panchajanya, the discus Sudarshana Chakra, the mace Kaumodaki and the lotus. Adorned with the divine Tulasigarland the idol represents the majestic form of Maha Vishnu as revealed to Vasudeva and Devaki at the time of Krishna Avatar; Hence it is also known as Dwaraka of the south (of India). Shri Krishna is popularly known here by different names such as Kannan, Unni-Kannan (Baby Krishnan), Unni-Krishnan, Balakrishnan, and Guruvayoorappan.

Dr K J Yesudas


Narendra Kumar S.S said...

Adding comments on behalf of J.R.Krishnan - he had sent these comments in email and has asked me to add it to blog also.

It is on this issue one has to agree with 'orukorangan', Sri.Yesudas even in his concerts laments the refusal of Guruvayur Devaswom authorities in not letting him to have Darshan of the deity. Let those in charge of Devaswom see the piety in his yearning. The kind of stubbornness shown by some individuals in the Kerala society has already turned the God's own country into an island of Islam and Christians increasing in number and dominating the polity. Let the NSS and other organisations work towards allowing all those who venerates Hindu deities to worship. In Tamil Nadu, there is no such restriction in temples. Even in Tirupati, Sonia Gandhi, Abdul Kalam have been allowed to worship. We wish that let grace prevails with those in charge of Guruvayoor Dewoswom.

Sid said...

I neither agree nor disagree with Legend Yesudas entering into the temple.

One thing I can say by not entering into the temple Yesudas is not loosing anything. Let the divinity prevail the way it is intended. Lets not disturb anything and politicize this issue. We have to respect to individual at the same time the old cultures. We have disturbed enough of things till date. Lets we leave few things which doesn't loose its vicinity.

Yesudas who is not only a legend but also a kind and noble person understands this. Stop making this an issue leave it here.