A long and potentially acrimonious discussion then ensued. The VHP side presented their version of history as per which hundreds of temples have been destroyed in the past to build mosques. I presented my — and a vastly different — version of history. I mentioned the case of Mahmud of Ghazni which had been narrated in a gathering by none other than the RSS ideologue K.
On more than one occasion Saraswathi, with an unconcealable tinge of irritation, intervened. Mostly, though, the debate was peaceful. It was a far cry from the expletives and innuendos that fly thick and fast on TV.
Saraswathi spoke about the intransigence of some Muslims on the issue and the necessity that persons like me educate such Muslims. In some ways, the Kanchi seer was a religious social and political activist long before Pope Francis. The sage of Kanchi connected people across generations and throughout the world, and yet his life remains largely unknown to non-Hindus and even non-Tamil Hindus. Still, without the international following of contemporaries such as Paramahansa Yogananda , he showed how Hinduism could be a force for positive social change, and his message helped counter the advance of Christian missionary educators, particularly in southern India.
What makes me recall the Kanchi Periyava now is how he emphasized the idea that Hindus must live according to dharma - righteously and advancing their spiritual growth - while remaining humble.
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My father, a devotee of the Kanchi Periyava, reads the sage's daily inspiration, reflecting the aspirations of his followers to be better in their own lives. As I bake in the heat of the Indian summer, remembering the sage of Kanchi's life brings back a different kind of warmth. Belatedly, I am indebted to him for the impact he's had on my family, and the spiritual knowledge he left the world.
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Response from RamGanesan Reviewed this property. Morning 6 am to noon and then from 3 or 4 to 8 pm. The mutt is always open. The timings are only for poojas Chandramouliswrar Pooja happens if the seer is around in the mutt. Mostly in the mornings at around 8 AM I Mostly in the mornings at around 8 AM I guess.
Yes women are allowed inside the Mutt While there is no particular dress code, men in dhothi and women in saree is advisable.
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