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  1. I always wonder whether God exists during such incidents. Well during Tsunami also I got a similar question. I’m sure this situation could have been handled better had there been fewer civilized citizens. In today’s commercialized world probably they will blame it on global warming. Had it been ancient world they would blame it on karma. But hats off to IAF.

    This is just a question and it’s not intended to start an argument of any sorts.

  2. In a twist to people’s understanding of Uttarakhand’s monsoon mayhem,
    Dwarka peeth Shankaracharya Swami Shree Swaroopananda Saraswati has blamed
    the sex-food-fun oriented consumerism propagated by tour operators in the land
    otherwise known as “dev bhoomi” for the plight of thousands of pilgrims.

    In a telephonic interview from his ashram near Haridwar, the Shankaracharya told rediff.com, “Uttarakhand is the land of gods and goddesses. Here Lord Shiva holds Ganga in his jata (hair). It is the highest tapsaya (penance) possible. Shiva bore the force of the Ganga all alone so that she can flow seamlessly. How can you have honeymoon tourism in Uttarakhand instead of pilgrimage to cleanse the soul and attain nirvana?”

    Asserting that these mountains were not for the newly-married to enjoy their honeymoon, the religious leader suggested that the disaster was also brought upon due to the dams that have been built on rivers of Uttarakhand.

    • I dont know how to react to these comments. Hope this doesnt trigger an email war!

      • இராணுவ வீரரை எதிரி நாட்டில் இருந்து மீட்க மகான்களால் இயலுமா? –
        நீதிபதியின் மாண்பு பற்றிய கருத்து – நாளை நீதிபதி கூறப்போகும் தீர்ப்பு இன்றே முக்காலமும் உணரக்கூடிய மகான்களால் கூறமுடியும் என ஶ்ரீ மகா பெரியவரின் திறன் நம்பப்படுவதால், நீதிபதியின் மாண்பு அவமதிக்கப்படுகிறது. நீதிபதியின்
        சுய புத்தி கணிப்பிற்க்கு உட்பட்டதாக மகான் கருதப்படுவதை
        மேற்கண்ட பரிசோதனை மூலம்
        நீதிமன்றமே இக்கால மகான்களாக நம்பப்படுபவர்கள் மீது வழக்கிட ஊடகம் உதவுமா? முசிறி ஶ்ரீ அனந்த நாராயண வாஜபேயாஜி, ஶ்ரீ பாரதி தீர்த்தர் மற்றும் சிலர் வாழும் மகான்களாக நம்பப்படுகிறது. This Flood May Be Due To The Removal Of Thaari Devi Shakthi Peetam Amman From Uttaranjal. https://www.facebook.com/kpk.ganesh

  3. We ie my wife and I could visit kedarnath shrine on the 21st ultimo.We had very good darshan of LORD KEDARESHWAR We pray for all those afflicted . one more thing-the floods have no doubt damaged the entire township but has spared the shrine and this is nothing but divine miracle

  4. It’s a warning from the very same Rudra, protect ‘Nature’. Will the insensible atheist People Representatives & the bootlicking Bureaucracy pay diligent attention to this ! ! !

  5. Rama Rama

    Perhaps Eshwara at Kedar thought a while to meditate in seclusion.
    He is fed up with the kind of people who indulged in all sorts of money spinning ventures taking the name of god.
    Affluent drives treating this paradise as tourist spots, taking all drinks, doing all sinful activities made the nature to take this auto correction.
    Making concrete jungles by destroying natural jungles (deforestation) caused havoc.
    I am in pain by seeing the kind of suffering undergone by the inhabitants and animals like pony horse which had perished in scores.

    Rama Rama

  6. என் நாத்தனார் ஜூன் 5-ஆம் தேதிதான் அங்கிருந்து திரும்பினார். அவர் தன்னுடைய பயணத்தைப் பத்து நாட்கள் தள்ளிப் போட நினைத்துப் பின்னர் மாற்றவில்லை. ஆச்சரியமான விஷயம். நாங்கள் அங்கே சென்ற போது இந்த விக்ரஹத்தைப் பார்த்திருக்கோம்.

  7. hara hara sankara jaya jaya sankara
    sk ramanathan

  8. கங்கை முடிமேல் அணிந்து என் உளமே புகுந்ததனால்…..

  9. May the pilgrims get all the blessings from Lord Siva and return safely to their place..

  10. What shocks me most is how we don’t care for those lives dying in the flood but still enjoy the photo… Perfect human psychology.

    • Two things – (1) we aren’t enjoying – just amazed with the ferociousness of the water and the majesty of Lord Shiva sitting there – I am seeing this in isolation – not with the calamity in mind. You should have seen my posting in FB about my concern on the calamity (2) I am a photographer by instinct – I can’t resist appreciating a photo from a photographer’s standpoint. Hope this explains…

      • Of course i agree with what you are saying. we are nothing when compared to the power and fury of the pancha bootham. we are made out of it. we live on it and depend on it. I am sorry , that i did not read your posting on facebook. just that impulse of the very sight of this photograph put me to think this way and it has got nothing to do with who photographed it and with what intention it was captured. I just thought i must share my views about how i felt when i saw it. because i had a journalist friend stuck in the flood and had a tough time coming out of it.

    • What Maheshji has written in reply is perfectly correct.We are not enjoying but viewing with respect the Power of Shiva.We raed that the falling of Ganges from heavens on Shiva’s head thus bringing Ganga to earth was preposterous and only He saved world from being wiped out.We read these in our school days but now this is just a small visual in this sinning world.Did not The great Adi Shankara say”Punarapi Jananam ,Punarapi Maranam in his Bhaja Govindam was an warning message -go to correct path otherwise He will give us our destiny was an warning through these floods now.

  11. One of my friends went to Badrinathath and returned few days back. After his arrival at Chennai, this news of heavy floods and disaster followed wth 62000 pilgrims stranard had shown in TV Channels. The family consists of his father who is 93 year old and mother who is in eighties. His father who was government employee and who used to chant vedas daily both in the morning and evening even from his school daysl. This is his routine from the date of upanayanam and continued even today. This example shows the power of Vedas which has saved along with the whole family fromt this disaster. There is no doubt ofthe doctrine “Vedo rakshathi rakishithaha” Our Mahaperyaval words are very much true. JAYA JAYA SANKARA HARA HARA SANKARA

  12. Stark reminder that in even in Uzhikkaalam, Parameswaran is our only focal point of surrender. Lord Siva has Ganges on His Head and watches Her flowing all round Him! I learn that even Kedarnath Temple is affected somewhat. May the pilgrims all complete their trip and return safely by Maha Periyava’s Grace! Maha Periyava ThiruvadigaLee CharaNam!


  14. Actually HE is in a sitting posture in that! :)) I was there 2 weeks ago!

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