Kerala flood blamed on women's entry into Sabarimala by Hindu Makkal Katchi

The party’s district president Prabhakaran stated that the opinion of the leaders of various political parties and the court supporting the entry of women into Sabarimala temple were the reason.

Published: 15th August 2018 02:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2018 02:40 AM   |  A+A-

Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala temple ( File Photo)

By Express News Service

RAMESWARAM : The Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) has kick-started a controversy by linking Kerala floods to women’s entry into Sabarimala temple. They also offered a special prayer at the Ramanathaswamy temple, Rameswaram for the relief of Keralities. The party’s district president Prabhakaran stated that the opinion of the leaders of various political parties and the court supporting the entry of women into Sabarimala temple were the reason for the present situation prevailing in Kerala.

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Prabhakaran also urged Kerala government to pass a resolution in the legislative assembly against women’s entry to the temple and update it to the Supreme Court. “We believe that Kerala would not have faced such a devastating situation, if it would have supported the ban on women’s entry into Sabarimala temple as per Devaswom board’s decision,” Prabhakaran added.

Terming the act of Hindu Makkal Katchi functionaries as irrational, Kasinathadurai, the district secretary of CPI (M) said, “Since the functionaries basically follow the ideology of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), they were supporting patriarchal form of society and are opposing the women’s entry into Sabarimala temple. “Whatever happened in Kerala is a natural disaster and it has nothing to do with women’s entry into a temple,” he added.

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  • Deepak

    Thats true no women who has respect on culture would hold on to go to sbarimala o worship ....imeant the womens who made such decisions dosent belong to from a family off pride and donot care about the culture its a big shame for them
    1 year ago reply
  • Kiran Kumar teegulla

    Hello World, I am not interested in Creating any discrimination here between Men and Women and for the sisters and mothers out there will dully respect your equality in life style, in modernization, in working, in todays and tomorrows corporate world and even in the today's and tomorrows law. But being a die hard devotee of Lord Ayyappa - Just want to let the world know one thing that, the place where he is now and doing penance for us is a very sacred place and it need to be maintained as per the guidance which he has left to the world thousands of years ago, Not about any religion here but its about belief, when we truly believe him and his messages to the world, why we have to go against it ? why is that we are going against our own believes and trust... think once, please understand lords history and why is his existence very powerful in Shabarimala,
    1 year ago reply
  • True Indian

    The practice of allowing women outside the age group of 10-50 is a 800 year old practice at the Sabarimala temple. It is not based on gender bias or as a means of discriminating women against men. Every true woman devotee of Lord Ayyappa is aware of this fact. So whoever is clamoring for this is already a heretic and does not even deserve a right to even tread the path to the holy temple let alone visit the temple. That being said Sabarimala is not a picnic spot for people to come and spend a vacation. Lord Ayyappa is in a state of penance and which is the reason why any devotee including the temple priest is allowed entry only for five days every month except the mandala pooja time. Infact every devotee that visits the temple at any given time follows certain vritham that includes a period of abstinence before make this holy trip. I think this should not even be a matter of public debate and is not something that should be fought in the court of law.
    1 year ago reply
  • freethinker

    Superstitions and suppression of women is always on the agenda of fundamentalists of all religious variety - be it Hindu, Muslim or Christian! In this case: should "Lord Ayyappa" have been of such narrow-minded thinking? I don't think so. Who says that the decisions of a Temple Devaswom's body (or the Vatikan or any Mullah) are without fail? Let us take India truly into a bright future and not let the dark forces take over. Science proves that the floods in Kerala and everywhere else, for that matter, are disasters brought about by violations of nature, completely man-made by not taking care of our environment. One should expect educated people know this and learn for the future!
    1 year ago reply
    • asha kachru

      Yes it is man made and therefore anti woman. Man has destroyed nature and wants to destroy womens' voices too. But women are no more going to bear with this man made violence!
      1 year ago reply
      • Ayyappa

        My request to all my female friends
        11 months ago reply
      • Unknow

        Hello
        11 months ago reply
  • hari

    certain things are beyond the comprehension of human mind or senses. This could be an act of God. why should it happen when some radical decisions are made?
    1 year ago reply
  • N.Girivasan

    What Mr. Prabakaran said is absolutely correct. I challenge CPM to send women to Sabarimala after the rains are over. They will meet unprecedented disaster by themselves. I have to inform CPM friends that natural happenings are sanctified by god only. In simple terms, god is nothing but nature. Differentiating god from nature is utter foolishness.
    1 year ago reply
  • T Radha Krishna Murthy

    This is a useless statement. In so many places we have had natural calamities. Why did tsunami affect Chennai then??
    1 year ago reply
  • Kamala

    First of all let me explain that no RSS or any other hindu factions supported the move against the entry of the restricted age of women.Only the true andsincere believers opposed the entry through outcries and social media. In fact I was so heartbroken that I pledged to leave the country when the verdict is passed by SC. I congratulate sri Prabhakaran for openly remarking that the recent natures fury is the fury of the Lord as Nature and God are one.
    1 year ago reply
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