Happy Karthigai Deepam – Sri Periyava’s Golden Voice on Karthigai Deepa Thathwam

Sage of Kanchi


Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara – A crisp 10 minute upanyasam by Sri Periyava on Karthigai Deepa Thathwam. We can only feel awestruck by our ancestors and the way they carried themselves in observing so many dharmas.

On a similar note, in US and many other countries Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated in a couple of days time which is supposed to be an expression of gratitude to Lord. Let’s pray to Periyava for the welfare of many many lives (including Gho Mathas) that will be lost during this occasion. Lokha Samastha Sukino Bhavanthu! Ram Ram.

“Whether it is seen from the practical point of view or from the point of view of Vaidhikam, there is NO justification for killing such a noble animal as the cow. The welfare of the cow will ensure the welfare of the world. If it is protected, sins will come down on their own. If it…

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  1. I am really sorry to raise a dissenting voice to the comparison – ” similarly” – of Karthigai Deepam to the celebration of Thanksgiving in the American lands. Thanksgiving is a festival that is soaked in the treachery, cruelty, deprivation and death and blood of of over a hundred million natives of those lands and the decimation of their civilizations. It is definitely NOT Loka Samastho Sukhinao Bhavanthu for them. As you rightly said, so many animals including go matha will be herded into “cow palaces” as they call them to be butchered. Thanksgiving is a festival to say ” Thank you God for helping us destroy the infidels and saving us, and giving into our possession this beautiful land!”

    This is not to express hate, but just to express a truth. I supplicate this response on to Periyaval Paadam, and may He forgive and correct me if I am wrong.
    Hara Hara Shankara Jaya Jaya Shankara.

    • I never meant to compare and this message was posted last year. The essence of the message is simple; to pray for those millions of animals who lose their lives. Of course, in modern days, Thanksgiving has lost its real meaning when it is really meant to thank all the living beings during the entire year. This is the gist I got from the old american’s who nostalgically remember those good old days. Ram Ram

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