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The day Sabarimala Temple was burnt 60 years back, who were behind this? Who wanted to destroy Sabarimala temple, The untold story!
The Sabarimala temple has become the National talking point ever since the Supreme Court verdict gave permission for women to enter into the temple. But just as the verdict was out, the first people who attempted to enter the temple were ironically not Hindu women but christian and Muslim women who had no faith in Hindu religion. These women who called themselves activists wanted to enter the temple not because of their faith in God, but to insult Hindus and their beliefs.
The lady Rehana Fatima who is well known for her controversial background was the lady who made a failed attempt to enter Sabarimala. But the issue here is not about her entry, but it is said she carried a stained Sanitary napkin and intended to throw it in the sanctum sanctorum on Lord Ayyappa himself.This fact caused a great distress among the devotees and head priest decided to close the temple until all controversies are over.
But, the big question which would strike anyone is why did Christian women activists tried to enter the Sabarimala temple? Why are those who have insulted Hinduism all their life want to go to temple?
Not many know, the controversy surrounding Ayyappa Swamy temple is not new. Since 60 years, there has been a constant attack on this temple by those groups who are involved in conversion of the tribals in and around the Ayyappa Swamy temple.
It is a well known fact that Christian Missionaries since centuries follow one agenda of conversion for which they get huge funds from Vatican and other Christian oranisation abroad. They target tribals, rural folks and below poverty line people promising them of providing jobs, money and education. They exploit their helpless situation and forcibly convert them into Christians. This same model was tried in the Sabarimala area but were not completely successful due to the enormous faith in Lord Ayyappa.
The Temple is situated in between 18 hills in the Western Ghat ranges at an altitude of 914 meters above sea level and four km from Pamba. So, most of these places are dominated by Tribal people who have remained loyal devotees of Lord Ayyappa and thus prevented any missionary activities in the surrounding. The temple discriminates no one and is open to every individual irrespective of their caste and creed. So, it became a place of unity and brotherhood where people from all over the country gather up in one mind and celebrate their beliefs. The place is regarded as the world’s biggest annual pilgrimage where over 5 crore devotees visit temple every year.
Therefore the Missionaries have utterly failed to use tribals for their conversion activities. So, how to break the unity and disregard the temple was something the Missionaries planned to do.
It was on 15th June 1950, there was news about a massive fire in Sabarimala temple and the inner parts of the temples were said to be damaged in the fire. An enquiry was set after which it was understood that it was a handy work of some miscreants. Although police initially thought it was an attempt of robbery, it was later found that it was a deliberate act of destroying the temple. After a complete investigation, it was declared that the people who damaged Sabarimala temple belonged to a Christian Organisation who wanted to burn down the whole temple. Converted Syrian Christians living around Sabarimala were mainly held responsible for this act.
￼When the Christianity group was questioned on this matter, they defended saying they were looking for a lost Thomas Church which is in the same place. But when the search operations were conducted, they could find no trace or historical evidence about the existence of any church in the area. All they found was numerous ruined temples and their remnants.
This was nothing but a ploy by missionaries where they attempted to occupy the Sabarimala temple in 1950s. But another attempt was made in the year 1983, where the Christian Missionaries suddenly said they have found some cross near the Shiva Temple in Nilackal close to Sabarimala. Yes, the Sabarimala is surrounded by many small temples dedicated to many Hindu Gods. So, the missionaries spread the news that the cross found was 2000 years old and was brought by St Thomas. They also propagated a story saying Brahmins from Tamil Nadu had killed St Thomas unable to tolerate him. Following this, the missionaries also named the street St Thomas Road and Sabarimala as St Thomas Mount.
￼But when an enquiry was conducted, many locals and tribals in the area had noticed that the cross was no where all these years, but was put there just a week before it became news.As a proof to this the Vatican itself confirmed that Pope, St Thomas never visited India nor was he killed by any Brahmin from Chennai and clarified that his death took place in Ortana, Italy. So, the entire myth was busted and the missionaries had to bend their head in shame.
Further investigation on the issue found that Syrian Christians were neither original Christians nor migrants who came from abroad. They were Brahmins who were converted to Christianity and their hatred towards Hindu had made them commit this crime. This was confirmed by the book written by Padre ML Mathir which was in 1883.
Since then, the Sabarimala has been under constant attack by missionaries who desperately want to destroy the temple and stop devotees coming to temple which will ultimately help their conversions in the area.
On 23rd July 2006, the main priest of Sabarimala Temple was abducted by 10 members and was taken to a guest house and locked up with a lady called Shobha John who was involved in sex racket. The priest was stripped, made to drink liquor and obscene pictures were taken and published all over news to malign the temple and the priest.
But the case was found to be fake and the real intention behind the plot was exposed in which three people Bechu Rahman, Shobha John, and Biju Peters were found to be involved. Later it was found that Bechu Rahman was none other than a close associate of Dawood Ibrahum.
In 2016, a forest security recovered around 360Kilo explosives which were hidden in the area of Sabarimala. The investigation found that it was the work of Maoists and terrorists who on instructions of powerful people had planned to blast Sabarimala temple on December 6th as a Babri Masjid revenge.
Now, you can imagine the extent of threat the temple faces from missionaries and Jihadists who desperately want to destroy Sabarimala. From 1950’s to 2018 and may be in future the temple will have to face huge battle to overcome these criminal attempts for which Hindu unity is a must. If not the temple which is centre of faith, belief and devotion will be destroyed in no time.
This is exactly why the failed attempt of people like Rehman Fatima, Marry Sweety and Kavitha Koshy etc. is no surprise and this is a part of sinister plan of none other than Christian NGOs!