Enough is spoken and written about the outbreak of the pandemic and the lessons of life it imparted to the entire human race. I wouldn’t be frittering away your time, if I attempt to bring out this truth, which I haven’t seen many doing…
The season of summer bears seeds of happiness, pollinate it through wind and carry it all along. I hope it’s the same everywhere. These are months of feasts and fairs and fests and carnivals. People in some Indian suburbs work the entire year and spend a huge portion of their saving on such local temple or church fairs.
We have in our region,an ancient temple, believed to be built in the 12th century, situated near Mangalore, Karnataka. Lord Shiva is the main deity of the temple, to be precise, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, called as Lord Mahalingeshwar. The temple’s annual fair commence on April 10 and lasts about 10 days,till 19th of April. The deity here,on all days of the fair, visit his subjects of different localities in the late evenings, with a huge following. The entire street wear a festive look on these days. The same street wear a deserted look now.
On this Easter day, I would wish to see Jesus resurrect, embrace the entire humanity and hold us so tight and close to him…The churches too seem to be isolated and empty. The church bells which echoes optimism , the chorus of prayers, nothing is no longer heard!
Religion, which actually is a faith , has become a pompous show to many of them. Huge processions causing heavy traffic block for hours together has become an inevitable scene to every religion. Do we actually need this? What are we trying to establish? Your God is superior than mine, powerful than mine is the notion that some amongst us carry.
Rather, all of our Gods in union proclaim ‘Hey human, we don’t need you anymore with us, We are fine without you!’ Or is it the Nature proclaiming,’All human-made things including Gods and religions are secondary, I AM THE ONLY POWER, I AM THE ONLY GOD YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR…THIS IS THE ULTIMATE TRUTH!