Revised on September 15, 2016}
We are appealing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to step-in and stop the insanity immediately.
Long term residents of Tiruvannamalai say "In the mid seventies full moon pradakshina was a silent experience shared by a small number of residents, mostly from ashrams. That was before Rajnikanth, the Tamil film star, made a film in which he claimed that all desires will be fulfilled for those who do Girivalam on Full Moon. From then on the Full Moon Arunachala experience has become a carnival - Pilgrims can consume free food in vast quantities, litter the path and can buy just about anything on this sacred path. Roadside shrines have become lucrative sources of income and new Pilgrim Traps continue to sprout."
Now various levels of government are jumping into the action and want to make Lord Shiva accessible to all but, in our opinion, it is not up to them or for any of us to make Lord Shiva accessible to anyone whether they are ready or not. Lord Shiva is a state that will happen naturally when life’s karmas have been lived and resolved, and the mind is pure and ready to turn within to a life of renunciation and silence.
- THE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI IN JAPAN IN 2011:
They explain “Whales are guardian angels to the earth. Their operating level is love and they help neutralize negativity that human beings put forth in the form of aggression and ignorance. When 550 pregnant whales are slaughtered every year for ‘scientific research’, Mother Nature responded by causing a natural disaster that destroyed a nuclear power generating facility and the whaling industry in Japan."
"The Miyagi coastal whaling port which had been in continuous whaling operation for 105 years, was completely annihilated in 2011. The tsunami, in its fury, threw ashore three large whaling ships far into the land and completely destroyed the whale processing units along with 500 of the 1,400 residents and nearly 600 of the nearly 700 houses in the area.
Enlightened beings have said: “A cosmic lesson which is not learned will be repeated over and over again, in one way or another, until it is learned.”
Prime Minister Modi, the international community feels there is no need to destroy a sacred forest to widen the road and create more infrastructure facilities. The Community is appealing to you to do the dharmic thing of returning Tiruvannamalai to its pristine beauty of silence, cleanliness, renunciation and the deep state of Arunachala.
Ambal (Goddess Parvati) walked on this Girivalam path until she merged with Arunachala at the spot where the Gautama Rishi Ashramam stands today. Ambal was the first to do Girivalam around Arunachala. There are now trucks, buses, and SUVs plying on this sacred path.
Concerned and Spiritually Awake Citizens of the World