I saw the aradhana video yesterday and other small clips that come in FB etc on a daily basis. I couldn’t tell if these videos were taken pre-covid days or in Covid days. Not a single person is wearing masks and standing so closely to Sri Periyava. Until He was in Thenambakkam all devotees were maintaining g social distancia g and wearing masks etc. I am told by many of my friends that India has stopped caring about Covid long back and they “assumed” normalcy without any medical basis. It is quite shocking to see this. We are far from normalcy. This virus is not like normal flu. Daily 4000 people die here in US – dont know statistics from India. Folks – pl take this seriously.
If not for your family, at least for the sake of our Periyava’s health and safety, we as devotees have a greater responsibility to act responsibly. On behalf of several other devotees who think like me, I request / beg each and every one of you who goes to Sri Matam for Periyava darshan to wear a mask and wear it without taking them out or pulling it down the chin until you exit the matam. If we all wear a mask there is no need for Sri Periyava to wear one. This is pure common sense and I wish Sri Matam mandates this strictly. Pl share this with your friends/families who go to Sri Matam.
So, let us all act very responsibly in this matter.