Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Coiling Around HER

Recently, the temple which i spent most of my chilhood days made the headlines..As i had been getting many e-mails and smses asking about the news..let me share with you all what is happening in this small temple in Puchong, my hometown..

On Monday morning around 5am, the priest found an albino King Cobra coiling himself around the main deity of this temple (Sri MahaMariamman Temple)..Freaked out, he informed the temple management which then publized the news..The pic of the snake and deity below:

Taken from Star Online News. This pic is being sold for reportedly RM10 each


Since then, we experiencing traffic jams around the temple area..Members of public coming from out station to catch this 'rare' sight..

Hmm..but i am furious! All this while, there has been Goddess there..no one came (this is a small and not well-known temple)..but now, there are thousands of them flocking to see a 5m snake??? This is a scared place, not a zoo!!!

People queuing up to 'watch the exhibition'. Note two gals with shorts in the pic..while, i am not asking every woman to wrap themselves in saree to the temple, i am expecting them to respect the purity of a sacred worship place and to be dressed accordingly, the least..

Because of the sighting of this poor snake..no one even conduct the pooja for the Goddess..and that poor thing is stucked inside there because all the doors and holes had been blocked to prevent it from coming out..They even cover the door with glass panel! The weird thing is, no one cared that the cobra haven't ate anything since it got inside there..but these people had been offering milk and eggs to a tree! They even offering cash and special pooja will be held this Friday for the snake..ggrrrr...

I am sorry if i sound rude or insensitive to some people..but this is not Hinduism..to see a animal got stucked and exhibited for days like this..is definitely not in ANY religious book!

Of course, i am worried that Mother is going to show Her wrath on the people..again..

May She forgive this insane behaviour and bless them with all Her kindness..

84 comments:

Michelle said...

hey amutha
my first time here
nice blog
agree wid ya...ppl juz came thr cuzza the snake which isnt right.
u aint bein rude o nethin wat u said makes sense.

:)

tulipspeaks said...

welcome to ==My DiArY==

:) thanks for your comments..
hmm..it isn't right, but i still find high trafiic in the highway leading to the temple..now that the news had been published in newspaper..i wonder how many thousands more will be flocking to that tiny temple..

=am000nie-is-angry=

lakshmi said...

Interesting news !

Keshi said...

Amuuuu wow interesting post gurl!

Im a devotee of the goddess Mariamman...I used to go to Her temple in Sri Lanka every Friday...mum n me. When I saw this pic I was overwhelmed cos the temple I used to go to had a similar experience...at one time they had a white snake appearing behind the statue of goddess Amman every now and then...just like u described, ppl used to flock to view the snake...no one saw it on that day...I was one of the lucky ones to have seen it when it first appeared (I was just going there to pray n there was no snake b4 that).


I cant stand dumbness like this..when ppl see it as entertainment cos its NOT! These ppl dun even go near the temple on a normal day but when something like this happens, everyone wants a piece of the cake and some blessings duhhh...it's appalling! Besides, u r right abt attire...shorts inside tha temple? Goshhhhh! They should be banned...cos it doesnt even happen in Aus temples...even the Aussies come properly dressed! times may have changed but religious discipline and respect shouldnt...

Keshi.

4u2nvau/Rohit said...

Does it really matter what you wear to a temple??

I mean shouldn't worshiping god be in your heart rather than your clothes??

tulipspeaks said...

@lakshmi - thanks and welcome to my blog

@ k000kie - you are an Amman devotee too? thats cool dear! see..we got so much in common..thanks for sharing my views in this..i am hoping that the snake will be taken out today..it had been inside there for days now..and guess what? they are bringing in a witchdoctor to take the snake out..outrageous! even the firemen are trained to rescue animals especially snakes..

@ n000nie - no offense here..but tell me, will you be wearing beach wear to your office? i can say that your work performance matters most, not your clothes you wear to the office. Is this right?

In tamil there is a saying.."erake ponalum sirake po" sorry that i don't know how to translate it to english but it means dress according to where you are going/what you are going to do..

=am000nie-still-angry=

4u2nvau/Rohit said...

*n000nie gives am000nie a chill pill

Let em do what they want, they're the ones that'll have to pay for their sins.

tulipspeaks said...

:) u know n000nie, thats what exactly my mom said..

4u2nvau/Rohit said...

:O

Are you calling me your mum?? :O

tulipspeaks said...

nah..u r concern about me as my mom would be...

4u2nvau/Rohit said...

So, you are calling me your mum??

*n000nie starts to fume

tulipspeaks said...

*am000nie gives n000nie a huge warm hug..hope that will chill him down :P

Keshi said...

lol u 2 kids :)

n000nie it DOES MATTER what u wear to the temple. Altho I know wut u mean...what really matters is the genuine faith but u cant have someone in shorts in a Hindu temple...wud u go in a Kurtha to the Church? LOL I dun think so..


am000nie u go gurl! U r an excellent gal and a very well-brought up daughter...just like me ;-) hehehe...


btw why a witch doctor? goshhhhh is this Malaysia or Madagascar ur talkin abt??

Keshi.

4u2nvau/Rohit said...

So then what bout the priests that are half naked??

How come they get to wear what they want??

4u2nvau/Rohit said...

*n000nie offers both am000nie and k000kie chill pills

PuNeEt said...

Hey dear
the whole content of ur blog is moving from left to right...
Impossible to read for me...

some coding error i guess

will be back...

tulipspeaks said...


am000nie u go gurl! U r an excellent gal and a very well-brought up daughter...just like me ;-)


*am000nie blushing...wink wink at k000kie

btw why a witch doctor? goshhhhh is this Malaysia or Madagascar ur talkin abt??

this is what occured to me when i heard it..hmm..so sad to hear it dear :(

tulipspeaks said...

n000nie....the priest are not half naked because they want it that way..it is what they have to do..they have to dress up in that way..

puneet..oh dear..what u mean by 'content is moving'???? seems like fine to me..hopefully you'll be able to come back soon...

=am000nie=

4u2nvau/Rohit said...

Yeh the whole page is moving and its really frustrating.

So, if the priests can wear what they want?? why can't anyone else??

Imagine if a person couldn't afford proper pants or shirt and went to the temple wearing shorts and a singlet. Would he/she not be allowed to visit the temple??

tulipspeaks said...

n000nie..priest are NOT wearing what they WANT..they are wearing what they are required to wear..

plus, you are talking about poor people wearing singlets & shorts to temple..look at the pic i uploaded..do they look poor to you?

=am000nie-upset=

tulipspeaks said...

i hope the page can be viewed now..guess something wrong with the setting..i tried to fix it..hopefully it is okie now

Keshi said...

**Imagine if a person couldn't afford proper pants or shirt and went to the temple wearing shorts and a singlet. Would he/she not be allowed to visit the temple??


LOLLLLLL n000nie I craked up so much at this someone asked me whats going on...can u stop it plz LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLZ! I was imgagining our Vishnu temple priest in shorts and I couldnt stop laughing!!


like am000nie said its not the poor ppl we r talkin abt...it's the fashion queens...

besides the priests r not naked...they r men and they can show there boobs...lol I mean chest and legs...girls cant do that can they?

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

besides the priests r not naked...they r men and they can show there boobs...lol I mean chest and legs...girls cant do that can they?

ROFL..oh dear..i am laughing so loud here..hope my mom won't be thinking i'm crazy..laughing alone looking at my laptop

4u2nvau/Rohit said...

>>>>besides the priests r not naked...they r men and they can show there boobs...lol I mean chest and legs...girls cant do that can they?



Keshi I dunno they can if they want. It doesn't say outside any temple that you have to wear a minimum of 1 long pants and 1 full sleeves shirt.

PuNeEt said...

Ye its fine now...

but this is not Hinduism
well said... indeed it is not Hinduism...

it's about getting some publicity for the temple... some fame... some money... that's it...

Poor snake... actually its the myth which people beleive has caused so much of hype...

I can remember some years back in India... Ganpati all over were drinking milk from the devotees...
wat a utter bull shit that was...

we guys went to watch that and realised that people are just fooling themselves n others around...

Nice post... Cheers
Take care

novin said...

Urundal taan bhumi , urminal taan singam ,poradinal taan manithan ,


uthavi seital taan Kadevul!

visithra said...

Lol i donno how many fwds i got about the sighting n ppl flocking - i didnt bother going

well i think he point on clothes are justified - would u go to office meeting in a bikini?

Well if they could dry to the temple don't ya think they can afford clothes? Its a matter of respect - u going there to pray or watch a show??

It seemed to me ppl looked at it as a show then for prayers - thats the sad part.

Ive seen better dressed western tourist in temples - thye dont need to - so why couldnt they?

tulipspeaks said...

@ puneet
Thank you so much for sharing the sentiment with me..

Ganpati all over were drinking milk from the devotees...

yea..i remember that incident too..i guess i was still in high school back then..
my schoolmates were boasting that Ganapathi deity in their house drinking milk blah blah blah..there is only one question i had for my frens.."so, all this while, you had been offering food, fruits & milk to the deity without a believe that He is accepting them?" :)

@ novin
nandri..meendum varuga

@ visithra
It seemed to me ppl looked at it as a show then for prayers

exactly..that is what pissed me off!!

Ive seen better dressed western tourist in temples - thye dont need to - so why couldnt they?

Good question..these people are being insensitive.. no matter what race they are from..

bwtn, i am glad you didn't go to the temple to watch the snake..Cheerssss to ya!

Keshi said...

n000nie lol listen...(Im stil laffing abt that Priest - I couldnt stop laffing on the train thinking of u n am000nie fighting over the priest lollz)

** It doesn't say outside any temple that you have to wear a minimum of 1 long pants and 1 full sleeves shirt...

I agree it doesnt...neither does it say outside ur office or a wedding party...but in ur head u know that every place and ocassion has a suitable attire...isnt it? Wud u go in denims to a wedding or in shorts to ur work place just becos it didnt say anything outside?

Then again everybody's view is different and I totally respect ur's NV :)


I like wut Visithra said.
** Its a matter of respect - u going there to pray or watch a show...

Spot on babez!

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

Then again everybody's view is different and I totally respect ur's NV :)

awww..k000kie puting a fullstop to this debate :(..i was having so much fun..

=am000nie=

Keshi said...

am000nie...
** am laughing so loud here..hope my mom won't be thinking i'm crazy..

LOL Im glad ur laffing :) And like Visithra stated even in Aus the whites come dressed more respectably to the temple than some Hindu girls do...some even come in short skirts..it's really ugly seeing a girl praying in a short skirt infront of Lord Shiva...hehe.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

No i didnt am000nie lol look at the comment above...I just restarted it lol!

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

**am000nie runs to k000kie and hugs her..err..seen n000nie when he goes to temple? how does he dressed up? beachwear?? **wink wink

Keshi said...

I think n000nie prolly wears surfwear to the beach...u know Billabong surf shorts n nothing on top...

Keshi.

4u2nvau/Rohit said...

I remember a friend asked me when we were going to the temple for JANAMASTMI "mate you wearing a kurta pyajama?" I gave him such a blank look. I don't even have a bloody kurta pyajama man!!

Just a simple t-shirt and a pair of jeans for me mate :)

Oh and Keshi why does it matter if a girl wears a mini skirts and prays infront of lord shiva?? its not like lord shiva would pay more attention to that girl, is it??

strawy said...

pity on the snake .... lolzzz , it was better in the jungle than in human jungle... nice post am00nie ... hugzzz babez

st000nie

Keshi said...

lol NV is here am000nie...put on ur argueing gear n come bak gurl where r ya?


n000nie...
**Just a simple t-shirt and a pair of jeans for me mate

for guys it's ok...for girls its different NV...duhhhh dun u get it?? I mean u see guys in temples tshirt n jeans anyways...n they r quite flat anyways so nuttin to drool ova u see.



**its not like lord shiva would pay more attention to that girl, is it?

LOL na. It wud be good if He did pay more attention cos then I wud go in a mini skirt too n get all mah prayers answered. But it's not wut I mean. Wearing sexually exciting (HOT) clothes in a temple where ppl come to pray, meditate, whatever is not approvable. Cos it's not Lord Shiva who pays more attention, it's the other men ard who dun pray but gets frozen right on the spot seeing such girls n then they cause too many accidents...like road accidents. And also the peace of mind and the celibacy one should maintain when praying is all diminished by that distraction isnt it...cos men r hormone driven robots.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

omg I just remebered that Swami Ji from IT chat lolll! Rem I asked him how long he's been celibate for - n he said...as long as hot girls dun come to my area...

om shanthi shanthi shanthi!

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

i'm here k000kie..

hehehe..well n000nie, t-shirt and jeans are okie..even if a gal wears that attire to temple, i would say..it is decent enough..

but mini-skirts?? first of all, how could she kneeled down to pray nah?? **am000nie wonders
plus, that gal surely going to attract other men's attention...and that in a sacred place like temple..hmm..i know how 'desperate' men can be, at times..isn't it k000kie?

Keshi said...

Q for u Nv...wud u go in ur boxers to ur Uncle's lunch party?

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

@ st000nie..yeap..you are right nah..it better be in its home rather than be an exhibit like this..i think they had remove the snake now..thank God..it is still alive!

tulipspeaks said...

lolz..in his boxers?? hmm..sure its boxers, not briefs huh?

rofl..oh dear..n000nie where are ya???

Keshi said...

yeyyyy am000nie is here :)


**but mini-skirts?? first of all, how could she kneeled down to pray nah??

Kunindal puu malarum haaaan?


yep men r lol...I just said that in my earlier comment.


Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

Kunindal puu malarum haaaan?

lolz..k000kie..i can't stop laughingggggggg...

Keshi said...

LOLLLLLZ!

Keshi said...

**Kunindal puu malarum haaaan?

U know who said that to me once...lol...my cuzn's husband...he's really a funny guy and btw he's a Malaysian Tamil. cos I was wearing this rather short skirt on my way to Uni n he goes...

'hmmm Keshi I think u and I should act in a movie...the name of the movie is 'Kunindal puu malarum' and u r the main actress in it btw'

LOL!

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

LOLZZZ he did??? hmm..humorous Malaysians!!!

u still wearing ultra minis??

Keshi said...

nooooooooo I dun wear Ultra minis - neva...lol not that kinda indecent short short skirts that look like u missed out on material. In that case it will be:

Kuniyamale puu malarum...

hehe I wear decent short skirts - note the word decent..hehehe...

yep Malaysian Tamils r really funny n nice to be with...u r one great example!

Huggggz!
Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

aawww...

*am000nie wink wink at k000kie..may be we can go shopping together for decent short skirts :P

4u2nvau/Rohit said...

first of all I want this argument in english plz, coz I wana laugh too.

I don't think its the girls fault that other men are looking at her in her mini skirt. Did they goto the temple to pray or perv at girls??

I think its good in a way, at least lord shiva and other gods will know who his true worship-er is :)

Amu your image takes too long to upload and its really frustrating coz it takes time for me to comment and its honestly shitting me up the wall.

tulipspeaks said...

lolz..n000nie..k000kie can translate them for ya!

hmm..now, you blaming the guys yourself huh??

which image are you taking about n000nie? let me know, may be i can do something about it :)

Keshi said...

**I don't think its the girls fault that other men are looking at her in her mini skirt

LOL n000nie it isnt herfault true...but by doing that she's breaking the discipline we should have in front of God...grrrrrrr I dunno how to explain this to ya Im going coconuts now!


**I think its good in a way, at least lord shiva and other gods will know who his true worship-er is

true but Lord Shiva n the rest of his mates wouldnt approve a woman half naked praying to them...distracting rest of His devotees too. Ok how do I say this...hmmm...just ans me wud u go in boxers to the temple?


**in English..

hmm lol ok...rem am000nie asked wut wud happen if the gal in a mini skirt bent a little to worship...well I said

Kunindaal puu malarum...

which means 'if u bend the flower will bloom'....meaning the undy I think lol!

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

lolz..at last, k000kie translated it for n000nie..
yea, thats what it means :P

come on n000nie, tell us..would you go to temple in boxers???

Keshi said...

hehe am000nie n n000nie I think Im gonna go watch some TV...buh byeeee see ya all tom...

:) GN!
Keshi.

Keshi said...

yep have the ans for me NV...or else I'll make sure ur puu malarathu...


lol!
Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

tata k000kie..babye...muuaxx and huggs

Me said...

I was busy with my new template... sorry for being late....:)

read ur post....such people only denigrate 'Hindutva' ....the administration should intervene immediately.....

good post....
take care...:)

strawy said...

now wherz my comment gone ... hope i didnt posted it on some1 else blog, GOSHHHHHHHHH wats rong with me , aawwwwwwww am000nie i posted a comment like an hour be4 , now its gone ..... damn damnnnn... my comment was:

pity on that poor snake , came into human jungle from natural jungle ...


hugzzzz babez , nice post
st000nie

hope i post it right now ..lolzz

tulipspeaks said...

@ av000nie..its okie..better to be late than never :P The admin not doing anything..thats another thing that pissed me off..may be that because they usually think twice before interfering in religious issue..multiracial country nah!
btwn...i saw your new template..its cool :P

@ st000nie..your comments are there dear..at 8.35pm m'sian time.. :) i even replied to it

Dewdrop said...

Interesting post. I remember couple years ago there was this news or rumor Im not sure of Lord Shiva (was it?)drinking milk offered by deciples. There was a huge crowd in all the temples around the city just to catch a view of something unusual.

And yeah I totally agree with your debate abt right dress code at right places. Also thanks for adding me in your list of blogmates. I will add you too soon.

Muttiah Muralitharan said...

Amutha hope yr anger is down now. Same story happen to keshi but with twist. she went to sydney zoo to feed the apes but one 2 inch big snake fell from tree near her legs and chased keshi out of the zoo. it chased her all the way bak to sri lanka. now she is in hiding from snake. this snake is gaurding the sri-lanka airport so keshi cannot escape. hopefully 1 day she will return to sydney zoo to feed the apes. Good luck keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

dewdy, it was Lord Ganapathi you were talking about..happened few years ago..thanks for sharing my opinion in this..

Keshi said...

am000nie so where did we end the arguement last nite lollllz!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

yep I too know abt Ganesha stautes sipping milk etc...how did that happen ard the world at the same time?

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

well, we are still waiting for n000nie's answer..will he wears boxers to office?

4u2nvau/Rohit said...

Yeh I have worn boxers to work have you gotta prob wit it??

But I had my pants on top of it :P

Keshi said...

NV thats a cheating kinda ans...u just lost the debate!!

heres the L sign LOL!

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

*am000nie celebrates the victory with k000kie

Keshi said...

yeyyyy am000nie we WONNNNN!

lets go mini-skirt shopping now lollllz!

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

we go to KLCC..lepak and shopping..leave n000nie in aus :P

4u2nvau/Rohit said...

Yeh plz leave me here, I hate shopping neways.

Keshi said...

dun worry n000nie we will brin u bak new boxers...lol!

am000nie yeyyyyy shopping!

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

*am000nie is very upset already..we go shopping some other day :(

Keshi said...

hey why am000nie??

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

*am000nie staring at n000nie
sob! sob!

Keshi said...

wuss rong now?

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

hmm..nothing..just kind of mood out

4u2nvau/Rohit said...

Dun look at me, I din do nething

tulipspeaks said...

The VERDICT!!

75% of the visitors to the blog thinks that the issue of snake-in-temple is being exploited

Many shared the same views with me, via the blog, chat and e-mails..thanks to all

=am000nie=

tulipspeaks said...

=News Update=
http://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2005/9/11/lifefocus/12000154&sec=lifefocus


IS the sighting of a snake a good omen? I have been swamped with calls and emails from readers following the appearance of the king cobra at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Puchong, Selangor, which attracted thousands of people for two days early this week.

Snake sightings in temples are known in India and snake worshipping is an ancient religious practice that's believed to enhance an individual’s well-being. In India, temples have been built in honour of snakes and annual festivals are also held.

In the case of the 123-year-old Puchong temple, the appearance of the serpent signifies that this place of worship has enhanced its divine powers because such an occurrence is rare in Malaysia.

Although the reptile could have come from the nearby undergrowth in the vicinity, for it to coil itself around the Amman statue and remain there for two days is unusual and auspicious.

According to my master, Yuvaraj Sowma, God comes in many forms and people should be prepared to read these signs as they foretell that something is going to happen. (See graphic)

He said significance of the five-metre-long albino-like cobra was that the Puchong township would see a boom in development and its residents would benefit.

Those who had a chance to view the snake before it slipped away from the temple should regard it as a calling to enhance their spiritual faith and wisdom. Those who missed the sighting can offer prayers to and seek blessings from the Nagamah deity (snake god) at the temple.
-T.Selva
(The Star, 11th Sept)

Keshi said...

Hey thats an interesting article...well I do think snakes r divine...especially if they r in a temple...I dunno abt the significance of seeing such a snake and it's effects but my mum so believes in all that :) n I wouldnt say she's wrong...

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

*am000nie got no comments on that article..

anyway, the snake is gone now, for good i guess...no more unneccesary traffic in that are..phhewww...

Vivhyd said...

well.. there u have it.. U r rite amutha.. its disgusting tht ppl turn up in stupid clothes to temple.. I have seen this myself here and its sick ..

tulipspeaks said...

*am000nie all cheers for vivhyd