Chennai: Hailing Tamil because the “Language of Gods,” the Madras Excessive Court docket has stated temple consecrations throughout the nation must be performed reciting Tamil hymns composed by saints like Azhwars and Nayanmars, apart from others like Arunagirinathar.
A bench of Justice N Kirubakaran, since retired, and Justice B Pugalendhi, in a current order additionally stated that in our nation “it’s made to consider that Sanskrit alone is Gods” language.”
In numerous international locations and religions, various kinds of beliefs had been in existence and the locations of worship additionally change in keeping with the tradition and faith.
“In these locations, solely the native language was acknowledged for use for doing heavenly service. Nevertheless, in our nation, it’s made to consider that Sanskrit alone is Gods language and never some other language is equal. Little doubt, Sanskrit is an historic language with monumental historic literature. The assumption is unfold in such a approach that provided that the Sanskrit Vedas are recited, the Gods will take heed to the prayers of the devotees,” the bench stated.
The courtroom was listening to a petition in search of consecration of a temple in Karur district within the state in search of course to authorities authorities, together with the Commissioner, Hindu Non secular and Charitable Endowment to conduct consecration/ Kudamuzhukku/ Nanneerattu perform of Arulmigu Pasupatheshwara Swamy Tirukovil by chanting Thirumuraikal, Tamil Saiva Manthiram (hymns) and likewise songs of Saint Amaravathi Aatrangarai Karurar.
“Tamil isn’t solely one of many earliest historic languages of the world but additionally a ”Language of Gods”. It’s believed that Tamil language is born out of pellet drum which fell from Lord Shiva whereas he was dancing. One other College of thought is that Lord Muruga created Tamil language.”
“As per mythology, Lord Shiva presided over the primary academy (First Tamil Sangam). It’s believed that Lord Shiva performed ”Thiruvilayadal” to check the data of Tamil poets. The above would solely imply that Tamil language is linked with Gods. When it’s linked with Gods, it’s a Godly language. Such a Godly language needs to be used whereas performing Kudamuzhuku,” the courtroom stated.
The judges famous each language spoken by the folks is God’s language.
“Man can’t create language. The languages are in existence for hundreds of years collectively and handed on from one technology to the opposite technology. There can solely be enchancment within the present language and there can’t be any creation of language,” they added.
“The petitioner seeks for performing Kudamuzhuku in a specific temple by reciting Tamil verses. Nevertheless, it isn’t just for that temple however all through the nation, all of the temples must be consecrated by reciting Tamil Thirumurai and different hymns composed by Saints like Alwargal and Nayanmargal, aside from Pattinathar, Arunagirinathar and so on,” the bench famous.
In an obvious reference to the 2 Dravidian parties– the DMK and the AIADMK, the courtroom stated “even the coverage makers who’ve been ruling the State from the 12 months 1967 onwards are additionally thinking about making use of Tamil in all of the fields.”
If Tamil hymns can’t be used within the temples situated in Tamil Nadu, nowhere else it may be used.
The courtroom identified on the saying that Tamil has been developed by Alwars (Vaishnavite saints) and famous that whilst on right this moment, on the holy Tirmuala Hills in Tirupathi, through the Tamil month of Margazhi (December-January), solely “Thirupavai”, rendered by Vaishnavite saint Andal is recited in reward of the presiding deity.
“Even in keeping with Bhagavat Geetha, Lord Krishna acknowledged that he manifests himself within the month of Margazhi. Thus, God Thirumal want to hear Tamil Thirupavai through the month of Margazhi which he’s keen on. When Vaishnavism gave significance and prominence to Tamil hymns, Saivism equally gave significance to Tamil, as a consequence of availability of many literatures, particularly Bakthi literature.”
“If God couldn’t perceive Tamil, how was it attainable for die laborious devotees who had been dedicated to worshiping of Lord Shiva, Lord Thirumal, Lord Muruga and so on., to have composed so many hymns in reward of them. Subsequently, the idea that God understands just one language can’t be believed,” the courtroom stated.
The courtroom additional stated that so far as the scientific proof obtainable Sanskrit language is anxious, the age is first Century BC. Although it’s acknowledged the language is in existence for greater than 3000 years and handed on orally, it’s only hypothetical as proof isn’t obtainable. Nevertheless, additionally it is one of many historic languages which is required to be preserved.
“Nevertheless, Tamil has obtained scientific proof to show its antiquity. Subsequently, it can’t be stated that just one language alone is God”s language and different languages aren’t,” it stated.
Sadly the estampages of Tamil inscriptions taken by the British aren’t correctly preserved and plenty of of them are misplaced or broken. It’s also acknowledged that many treasured palm leaf manuscripts containing Tamil literature had been burnt or thrown into river, the courtroom stated.
It credited Tamil scholar U Ve Swaminatha Iyer for being answerable for retrieving and preserving the palm leaf manuscripts and Tamil supplies.
“However for him, most of the treasured useful literature couldn’t have been saved,” the bench stated.
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