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The Supreme Verdict on Ayodhya Ram-Temple

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G Indira
Author of the book: The India I Know and of Hinduism. Publications in -charge Pragna Bharati Organisation, Hyderabad. Academician and free-lancer
 

The Supreme Court of India’s supreme verdict on Ayodhya Ram Mandir is heartening to millions of Indians. For, the age-old case in the court is settled by the spirit of the Constitution in the form Article 142 that was demonstrably applied in this case. A sigh of relief for all! In a matured way the government at the Centre and states took care of law and order situation, after the verdict was pronounced on the sensitive case. The Muslim brethren in India are equally commendable for welcoming the verdict (barring a few minor miniscule ones of Assaduddin Owaisi type). Hence, credit goes to their inner resilience and fraternal feelings with their Hindu brethren.

For those majorities, who desired to see Ram Temple at that particular site in Ayodhya in their unshakeable devotion, it’s a dream come true. Many a secularist taunted the religious Hindus and Ayodhya temple proponents that some hospital/ educational institution/ some public amenity building to be built in that site (after demolition) instead of the temple as the best proposition, as if as there’s no other place in the country to build those said buildings! Some even went to the extent of building toilets there! This judgement is an eye-opener to them. It says that India’s thousands of years of civilizational ethos coupled with people’s genuine wishes have a place in this country.

Pure secularism (of France type) is high and dry in this country. India is, basically a religious country. That’s the reason there are personal laws for minorities. Through the same Constitution and the same laws of India (that gave the Ayodhya verdict), Mr Owaisi enjoys his medieval personal laws. He has no qualms in questioning the minor rectification like the talaq-e-biddat, but raises doubts on this verdict. He should know that-live and let live- be the principle.

Ramayana and Mahabharata are epics that have been coming for centuries by word of mouth and by ancient written palm-leaf inscriptions. The epics are also depicted in pictures from time to time and from age to age. They are the repositories of knowledge handed over from generation to generation. They contain stories within stories, each giving a message and each sending a signal as to how to lead life in this world wisely and ethically. Though many people live contemporary lives in the contemporary way, at the backdrop, Dharma contained in those scriptures, runs in their mind. Their patience, perseverance, self-effacing nature and other – worldliness are all qualities that sprouted from those epics.

Lord Ram is not only a religion deity for Hindus (specially for the practicing), he is also a cultural icon of this country. Many qualities of Lord Ram are worthy of emulation. Those qualities were copiously mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana. The great sage Valmiki called Shri Ram, “Ramo vigrahavan Dharmah”, meaning to say Ram is the embodiment of Dharma. India is basically a Dharmic country.

Lord Ram is known for his steadfastness on following Dharma, truth, friendship, gratitude towards those helped. He was knowledgeable and chivalrous. While he ruled his kingdom, he looked after his people (subjects) with kindness and equality. He always had a pleasing demeanor. He neither possessed anger nor jealousy. He won victory over those baser instincts in his human form. All these characters are written in Valmiki’s Bala-Ramayana. Tulsidas’s Ramcharitmanas is also famous in extolling Lord Ram. In Adhayatma Ramayana, Lord Ram would delineate the philosophical aspects of life which is read and understood by many philosophers in India. However, for our secularists, unfortunately, A.K. Ramanujan’s Ramayana appeals! Of course, we ordinary majorities believe in sages viz. Valmiki, Tulsidas and santh Kabir who do their work for the welfare of humanity more than ordinary mortals.

 

By expediting the process of Supreme Court proceedings on day to day basis for the years together pending case, this government could bring in finality to the Ayodhya temple issue. The judges very patiently heard the arguments and arrived to the conclusions keeping in view the sensitivity of this case. The verdict is historic and goes down into annals of history in the post-independent India. Let the temple in Ayodhya usher in Ram Rajya.

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G Indira
Author of the book: The India I Know and of Hinduism. Publications in -charge Pragna Bharati Organisation, Hyderabad. Academician and free-lancer

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