As the English New Year eve is here, one of the key things we need to remember that January 1st is the English new year and we do not have to attach great importance to it. Having said that, it is perfectly fine to wish and return the wishes on this day as for all practical purpose (at least that is how we were trained) it is a new year. We should leave it there. There has been an increasing trend that people throng to temples at midnight and sadly the temple administration is keeping the temple open, which is against agama sastra. Please protest and stop going to the temple at night – if you want to go to temple, go during the day. I saw one article in Hindu that someone has filed a PIL to get a court order not to open the temples.
The intent of this posting is not to just protest something but to remind all that while we take extraordinary effort to celebrate other customs, let us not forget the fact that our roots much deeper and stronger, our customs are much more scientific than anything else you could think of.
Here is Sri Sarma Sastrigal talks about the same – in his style. Thanks mama for the wonderful message.
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