Thursday, 16 January 2014

Paal Kudam or Panneer Kudam?


At first, I did not want to write this. I was afraid that some Hindu devotees including my own family members will be offended. However, I want my opinion to be heard, in a nice way.


We know that thousands of devotees offer Paal Kudam (Milk Pots) during each Thaipusam festival.

Firstly, keep in mind that I have nothing against paal abishegam (ritual milk bath) in Hindu temples. It is not wrong at all.

But when we do it together in a very large number, it actually matters a lot. There is a big difference between pouring just 10 litres and 100,000 litres.

Perhaps the temple management can be the only ones who offer Paal Kudam. Probably 10 litres for ritual sake. 

Devotees should be encouraged to bring Panneer Kudam (Rose Water Pots) instead of Paal Kudam as offerings during each Thaipusam especially in Batu Caves.

The smell of rose water is far better than the smell of stale milk. It is also much more hygienic for the environment.

Imagine walking into Batu Caves with a strong fragrance because of the tonnes of rose water poured.

Think about it :)



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3 comments:

  1. Been telling this to every one I know. And I think only 1 milk bottle should be used for abishegam. The rest just collect and distribute to the tamil school for year long supply of morning milk. Isn't rose water consist of chemicals? And all this chemicals will flow into our river

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    1. This is really fantastic ideology and further enhance the knowledge to educate everyone. we rather give the milk for the poor kids & families The GOD never against it and this for certain. This kind of ideologies should be part of the Tamil movie/dramas and to be viewed by our next generation to change for better.

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  2. This is really fantastic ideology and further enhance the knowledge to educate everyone. We rather give the milk for the poor kids & families. Thee GOD never against it and it's for certain. This kind of ideologies should be part of the Tamil movies/dramas and this definitely will be the eye opener for next generations, if not now for the " unknown".

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