@ Talacauvery
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snapped this at talacauvery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talakaveri

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see how they out-right claim a natural spot as a religious spot ..
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#2
Loved that "do not touch holy water" sign. Perhaps they could simply just say "Thou shalt not touch thee holy water, you dirty impure sinful bastards".
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ya... i was wondering if i comeup with a story like " god came to my dreams and said to build a house over the talacuvery spot " , will they allow me to do so ?

this spot is a national property , it can never be claimed by one religion...
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#4
Atrocious. These religious goons are taking over all of India's natural resources and claiming them as theirs.

BTW, the wikipedia link says this:

Quote:On Tulasankramana day (the first day of Tula Masa month, according to the Hindu calendar, which normally falls in mid October) thousands of pilgrims flock to the river's birthplace to witness the rise of the fountainhead, when water gushes up from the spring at a predetermined moment.

What is this "predetermined moment", and how is it calculated? The claim, although not explicit, seems to suggest there is a supernatural force at work. Is there any literature on this?
"Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian"
~ J.B.S.Haldane, on being asked to falsify evolution.
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(28-May-2011, 01:09 PM)Naveen_Reloaded Wrote: ya... i was wondering if i comeup with a story like " god came to my dreams and said to build a house over the talacuvery spot " , will they allow me to do so ?

this spot is a national property , it can never be claimed by one religion...

Agree completely, Naveen. It is incredible how in the name of religion common land is usurped by the religious institutions.
"Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian"
~ J.B.S.Haldane, on being asked to falsify evolution.
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Some news articles on this "teerthodbhava" (pfft, I still don't get what it means?)
http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/19/stories/...820300.htm

http://www.hinduonnet.com/2000/10/18/sto...18210i.htm

http://communalism.blogspot.com/2008/03/...ainst.html

And it seems they are funded by the state government.
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i still cant get it ... why should government support financially , adminstratively ( police protection , road laying to sacred places , infra straucture .etc) to a religious institution ?

I always here these things " if a government is for the people , by the people , of the people" , then if majority believe in a thing , then government should also support it ... and according to it , state is funding , lending help .. what if tomorrow people believe that kaliyug is near and want bunkers , a big one in say centre of india , wil lthe government build such a bunker based on a old scripts ? or from a vision of a guru ?

first of all , claiming a natural resource , meaning ,common to all , be it hindu , christian , muslim , etc ... one religion cant claim its thier holy place .. particularly a naturally occuring phenomenon , like head water ( talacauvery) .. If i want to dip my feet in the head waters , or drink , i shouldnt ask a permision from a religious guru , although , i do belive that polluting or contaminating a natural resource should be punished at all cost, still if i want to research or take a bath in the pond in front or take picture , i should be allowed.

bette would be if the archielogical dept of india takes over such spots. all spots / locations taken under archielogical dept such as tanjore temple , halebeedu temple , dont have such restriction , you are almost free to wander and do anything ..
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