When a man goes to a temple he is thinking only of God and not of stone images. They are confused only when people like you ask them to look for stone images. Nobody worships stone”
— Sree Narayan Guru while pointing to the newly built temple at Trichur, in response to the editor of a Progressive Journal, as quoted in NARAYANA GURU: THE PROPHET OF RENAISSANCE by Shri P Parameshwaran
The inhuman atrocities continued after the opening of Temple doors since the Supreme Court verdict. As many as 3,505 protesters have been arrested, and around 529 cases have been registered by Kerala police with the invocation of CrPC 144. The stories of inhuman atrocities and brutal actions against the devotees are pouring in every day. Despite the stringent remarks time and again by the Kerala High Court, the Communist Government seems to be hell-bent upon imposing the implementation of the verdict on devotees. What is the intent behind the actions of the Kerala Government? The answer lies in the affidavit it has filed in the High Court, and the Statement by prominent leaders are making about the agitation of the devotees.
The affidavit filed by the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Government in Kerala in the High Court says, “It is a historically accepted fact that Sabarimala is a secular temple where entry of devotees is not restricted on the ground of any caste or religion”. It further adds that the Waqf Board, Muslim organisations, Christian organisations, etc. are necessary parties in Sabarimala issue and they are to be heard in this case. So the sentiments of the true devotees of the temple do not matter, but the religions who do not believe in the concept of ‘deity’ do, for the hypocritically atheist Communist Government.
Now corroborate this with the statement by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. “I will not allow the Sangh Parivar to make Sabarimala into another Ayodhya”. Interestingly, as did in case of Ayodhya by the Communist historians and politicians, actually the Communist Government that is trying to convert Sabarimala into a dispute, the blame, as usual, is on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Hindus.
The statement by other Communist leaders like, polite bureau member S Ramchandran Pillai and the State General Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan is more outrageous. In an attempt to bring the RSS in the picture, these committed sons of Marx equated the peaceful resistance of devotees to the Khalistani terrorists. They perhaps conveniently forgot that it was the communists who justified the Pakistan supported Terrorism in Punjab as the revolt by the peasantry. One of the key figures of the Communist Party, late Harkishan Singh Surajit himself accepted that he had proposed the idea for ‘separate Sikh Homeland’ in 1940s. When there are dangers of revival of Khalistani terrorism, abetted from outside, such comparison is not just despicable but irrsponsible.
This intolerant and violent ideology could never found roots in Bharat as they never understood Bharatiyata. As propounded by their ideological master ‘Bharat has no history of its own’ and ‘this is the static land of cow and monkey worshippers’. No wonder they find the diverse temple traditions of Bharat as a sign of discrimination.
In Bharat, temples have never been just architecture or places of worhips. They have been socio-cultural institutions for organising the society. Not just Kerala but the entire Sounthern society has patiently and pertinently preserved these institutions amidst external aggressions. Communists want to take credit for the ‘progressive’ Kerala, forgetting the fact that the spiritual and social ethos nurtured by the sages like Adi Sankara and Sree Narayana Guru is the source of inspiration for this reformist zeal. The fradulent ‘progresiveness’ that either want to create a ground for revolution or promote and shield Jihadism and soul-harvesting is the real intent behind this repressive use of State power against the Sabarimala devotees. Understanding the message of Sree Narayana Guru, the CPM government should imediately stop this heinous and barbaric politics, else soon the people of Kerala will show them their place, as happened in the rest of Bharat.