Decision-making in the Rangasamy-led Puducherry government would perhaps be faster with the consecration of a temple in memory of the CM’s spiritual mentor here on Monday.
Till now, Rangasamy had been taking all important decisions at the Jeeva Samadhi of his guru Appa Paithyam Swamy near Salem, which was one reason why decision-making took time. With Monday’s kumbabhishegam of the new shrine at Bheema Coundanpalayam, which adjoins the tennis court where he plays regularly, spiritual guidance would be barely a street away. The shrine has an idol of his guru.
The consecration ceremony was performed by Bommapuram Aadheenam pontiff Sri Sivagyana Balaya Swamigal. Rangasamy adhering to the ideals of his guru, who had said that ‘annadhanam’ was the best form of ‘puniyam’, served food to thousands of devotees who thronged the venue.
The kumbabhishegam was the culmination of special pujas, that had commenced on April 12. The consecration took place after the ‘Naalam Kaala Yaga Puja’ on Monday. Rangasamy, who attributes all his political success to his guru’s guidance, started the construction works after getting the approval of his guru. “Though I had been wanting to construct a temple for a long time, I got the green signal (telepathic message) from my guru only in the beginning of last year. Only then did I start the work,” Rangasamy told Express.
Initially, Rangasamy had plans of performing kumbabhishegam in the auspicious month of Karthigai. However, the works completed only recently and he chose the auspicious month of ‘Chithtrai’ to consecrate it.
With Rangasamy realising his dreams of building a temple for his mentor, most of the decisions pertaining to governance will be taken here. It is likely that the CM would read out this year’s draft budget before his idol in the temple instead of going all the way to guru’s samadhi at Salem to get it sanctioned. He claims that in case of his guru wanting any changes in the draft budget, the latter would send a telepathic message.