During my India trip, I made a last minute plan to Singapore and spent 2 days there. While driving from airport to hotel, first glimpse of Mahaperiyava was seen on the name board in one of the shops- I think it was a travel agency and their name boards can be seen straight from the road. I didn’t have the time to quickly grab the phone to shoot the picture.
As many of you know there are two popular shops in Singapore – Mustafa and Hanifa Textiles. While wandering on the roads outside Hanifa textiles, we decided to hop-in as I have heard the name for a very long time. I was surprised to see this photo right at the entrance of the store by cash/billing counter.
Every time I see this photo, I get upset as this is so wrong to depict that Periyava is beyond religion. When all our Hindu friends are blindly sharing this photo in social media, how can I go and tell a Muslim friend to fix this? By doing this, there is a good chance that they might even remove that photo. So I didn’t say anything. Let Periyava bless that store also.
My good friend, Seetharaman, VA, during his flight to Singapore recently, pulled the magazine from the seat pocket and flipped few pages and was pleasantly surprised to see this photo.
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