Friday, October 15, 2010

Remember ! do not defame letters, language and books!

There is only one day for respecting and consecrating the “Letters”, “Language”, “Books” and “equipments, tools and weapons” in the world. The day is in India. That day is divinely celebrated as “Maha Navami”. Maha Navami is celebrated on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Navami, the ninth day of Durga Navratri. In 2010, the date of Mahanavami is October 16. Maha Navami is the last day of 9-day festival, Sharad Navaratri. As per Hindu beliefs, Durga puja on Maha Navami is equal to Durga pooja performed on all 9 days of Durga Navaratri. Goddess Siddhidatri puja is performed on Mahanavami day. On Mahanavami day, in South Indian states especially in Kerala, Ayudha Pooja (equipments, tools and weapons) is performed. Tools, operators, instruments and books are worshipped. The next day of Maha Navami is observed as Vijaya Dashami. In some rural places, Janthu bali (animal sacrifices) are performed on Mahanavami day. It is to be noted that Hindu culture and society is against animal sacrifices. It is so pathetic that our culture is being degraded unfortunately equal to that of animal sacrifices to mar this great day. Recently we heard news from America that book has been used as a weapon to register protest and one such philistine threw book at Barack Obama. There is only one University in the whole world which defamed and burned “letters” and “language” in font of the University; that is Kerala Agricultural University. The renowned scientists from this University have defamed and burned “letters” and “language” demanding more pay hike years back. It is also noteworthy that the teachers of this University is drawing approximately Rs. One Lakh per month as salary, perhaps the biggest pay package in Kerala.

C.T. William

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