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Doubting Thomas and supporting Kalainjar: Implications of the “mythical Thomas movie”

October 12, 2015

Doubting Thomas and supporting Kalainjar: Implications of the “mythical Thomas movie”

Note: This I posted in in 2008, but, all postings disappeared. Therefore, as I used to get retrieved on casual browzing, I get back some of them and hence posting here.

“Before and after July 3” – the day of Feast of Thomas!: Tamil people, our “Udan pirappugal” (brothers born with us) and “Rattathin rattam” (the blood of blood i.e, dearest of dearest) may not be knowing as to why our Kalainjar accepted to inaugurate the movie on July 3. But now news is coming that it was the day of Feast of Thomas which was liked by Karunanidhi, as he hates only panchangam and not almanac. That is why he changed the “New year” for Tamils, but he would adhere to their “panchangam”! So after prayer and speeches of others, Kalainjar was so moved to declare that “God has accepted him“! As Deccan Chronicle[1] reports:”Donning the believer”s mantle, the normally atheist chief minister said, “Whether I am accepted by God is more important than whether I accept God. I have to help humanity for being accepted by God. The audience applauded when he said this statement, which he had also made in the presence of Sai Baba last year.” Really, the “miracle of Casper” works! He is above God, so Jesus has to accept him and he / He would recommend Jehovah to accept!

Kalanjar, the historian propounds new hypothesis: He has not only become an official inagurator of the “mythical Thomas movie”, but also donned the role of “doubting Thomas historiographer”!”The chief minister said the martyrdom of St. Thomas had inspired him in many ways. Drawing a parallel to King Pari of the Sangam age, who was also killed by the conspiracy of several kings, he said, “History remembers those who were killed by conspirators.St. Thomas was also a victim of conspiracy.” Mr Karunanidhi launched the film by operating the movie camera.” The express reported of saying, “…history chose who to highlight, and St. Thomas was one such a noble soul. “We remember the man who was murdered. St. Thomas, but not the one who killed. History shows who is to be remembered”, he announced!

The confession that he was influenced by the “martyrdom” of “mythical Thomas” has been revealing! While “Pari Magalir” suffered a lot, the apocryphal Thomas too made many women suffer. Good historiography in deed, as he has shown the way to read Apocrypha to know more about the myths of Christianity, Christ, Mary, Mary Magdalene etc. The killer, conspiracy, martyr, etc., are interesting and Indians have to respond for such utterances. Particularly, the historians of all the so-called TNHC, SIHC, IHC etc., should come out.


Thus, Ishwar sharan[2] asks pertinently as follows:”The Roman Catholic bishops in Indiaowe Hindus an abject apology and crores in reparations for the Church”s crimes inIndia over the centuries, not a mega movie of a fictitious Apostle of India. But if they insist on the Rs 30 crore movie, are they going to tell the public the following facts about Judas Didymus Thomas as recorded in the Acts of Thomas that:


* Thomas was the look-alike twin brother of Jesus; (i.e, one more son to Mary?)


* Jesus sold Thomas as a slave for thirty pieces of silver; (slavery practiced, therefore no humanity, equality etc) 


* Thomas deceived the kings of Parthia-India” who gave him respect and hospitality; (mythical thomas was a deceit, cheat and fraud)


* Thomas was a thief; (no explanation is required, as Acts of Thomas says)


* Thomas abducted and locked-up women; (abductor of women, womanizer)


* Thomas engaged in various forms of black magic (sorcerer, exorcist competing with Jesus); and


* Thomas was executed by a Zoroastrian king who had initially shown him mercy and asked him to repent of his crimes and leave the country.” (but created all nonsense)


As Kalainjar has donned the role of “Thomas historiographer” or “the super hagiographer”, he would suitably reply covering the points raised. Dr. Paulraj Lourdusamy and chief researcher and scriptwriter of the film may learn a lot from the Kalainjar! 

Dr. Paulraj Lourdusamy, “the Church researcher: He is an ordained minister of the Catholic Church and is a priest of the archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore, India. He has doctoral degrees in the fields of Theology and Sociology and three doctorates earned from various foreign universities spending one year in libraries across the world to find the existing literature on St. Thomas. A Gold Medallist of the MadrasUniversity, he has also conducted doctoral research in the Educational Sciences. He is the author of the trilogy: Meditations on the Forty Names of Jesus, The Forty Parables of Jesus and The Forty Miracles of Jesus [3]. As the director of the venture, he clearly pointed out that the movie is being sponsored by the Madras archdiocese, with Vatican support, on a comparatively modest budget of $12 million. So Indians are fools to expect that such a with many multi-degree, multi-doctorate, multi-lingual genius should know the Arulappa-Acharya Paul, etc.

Like S. Rajamanickam S.J, R. Daniel Jayakumar questions theology: Though, Chinnappa has been trying to hush up the theological difference, Rev. Dr. R. Daniel Jayakumar of Kondu, Cuddalore, points out, “…….questions on certain gray areas like celibacy and vegetarianism still need convincing answers“, though Lurdusamy atnticipated that thomas’ encounter with the “reported animal and human sacrifice in the Chennai of first century” may create some controversy once the film is ready for release in 2010. Drawing reference to Deivanayagam, he notes that, “About three decades ago Dr M. Deivanayagam, a doctorate from Madras University and an authority on Tamil and early Christianity in India raised the pertinent question whether Tiruvalluvar was a Christian or not. Based on his thorough analysis of the biblical truths and profound wisdom found in the Thirukkural he concluded that he was.” Kamatchi Srinivasan [6] and Arunai Vaivelu Mudaliar[7] have already exposed the hollowness in such interpretation. 

Vegetarianism, Celibacy etc., do not bother Christians: Christians like Buddhists have been eating flesh and they are not strict “vegetarians” and therefore, it is a myth that Christianity is against “animal sacrifice” and so on. Moreover, the fundamental “Eucharist” exposes such myth, as a true Christian believes that the bread and wine are turning into the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ that would cleanse his / her sins. Arnold Toyanbee, Will Durant and other world great historians have pointed out that this “Eucharist” belief has been remnants of “cannibalism” or tribes, later converted into ritualization. Biblical references have been plenty to prove how the Christian heroes and heroines or gods and goddesses eat meat of all varieties. As for as celibacy is concerned, again Christians have no proof to that effect. As here, they depend upon apocryphal bibles, Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene lived together raised children (Grail legends may be referred to). The “Thomas myth” was developed only as a duplicate of “Jesus myth” as pointed out by many western historians and scholars (as pointed out by Ishwar Sharan above).  The International Institute for Tamil studies that published the book of Deivanayagam disowned and declared his work as “not based on research”.

“St. Thomas Apostle of  India Trust” produces “mythical Thomas” film: The film is to be produced in the name of “St. Thomas Apostle of India Trust” which has Archbishop A. M. Chinnappa, Deputy Archbishop Lawrence Pius, Treasurer of the diocese Mr. Ernest Paul and Dr. Paulraj as office-bearers. Of course, the Vatican would fund has been already accepted. Thus, it is clear that the Vatican tries hi-tech extravagancy for harvesting, as they have found out how the Indians have been addicted to movies. The next attempt would be depicting all apostles playing cricket with Jesus Christ as an umpire and Mary, Mary Magdalene and others watching from the stadium!  The “Trust” formed shows to escape from all legal wrangles as happened in the case of Arulappa vs Acharya Paul and thus, the money given would not be subjected to any controversy!

“Kalainjar was blessed with success” film: The Holy Spirit had descended on that day and blessed Kalanjar for victory in elections! Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has asserted that the DMK-led alliance would sweep the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in the state. “Mr Peter Alphonse wished me success in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. His wishes will come true“. So Kalainjar knows that elections are coming and Peter knows that his wish would be fulfilled! 


We”ll Sweep Polls: CM

Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle 3 July 2008

CHENNAI July 3: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has asserted that the DMK-led alliance would sweep the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in the state.  “Mr Peter Alphonse wished me success in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. His wishes will come true,” he said while speaking at the launch of the film St.Thomas here on Thursday.  “I am proud of being referred to as the head of a `minority” government as my government has always toiled for the welfare and well-being of the minorities,” said Mr Karunanidhi.


It is pre-ordained and the chosen people would get what they want. He can only give what they want and in turn, they can only give what he wants! However, all may not tell always what they received every time!

Archbishop, Vatican, funds, script, studio etc., resemble the past events: Archbishop Chinnappa, Vatican support for the project, the same research, the same theme, but only evidences differ, as times have changed.


V      Now, there are no manuscripts, though studios are there;  


V      script is there, but no writing letters;  


V      no photography of manuscripts manufactured in studio, as cameras would come out and shoot;  


V      instead of going to Vatican, the Vatican itself supports the project:


V      Indian Cardinal Ivan Dias, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of the Propagation of Faith, supports the project along with the bishops in Tamil Nadu, media said quoting Archbishop Chinnappa; thus, there is no Retzinger, of course, now he is the Pope;  


V      now the inaugural or symbolic shooter has been “Kalainjar”. Thus, the whole events make one remember the past events. That is why Dr. R. Daniel Jayakumar of Kondu, Cuddalore subtly questioned the theology drawing attention to the work done by Deivanayagam three decades back.Yes, now we do not have any K. P. Sunil to bring out his account in “The Illustrated weekly of India”, as we do not know where K. P. Sunil is and the journal died already! Ironically, Arulappa and Acharya Paul – the main actors have also not with us. Now, they cannot pressurize through Fr. Mariadas of Sri Villiputhur, as “Dr. Paulraj Lourdusamy, “the Church researcheris there with many degrees and three doctorates! And he would take care of!!

Would Ganesh Iyer alias John Ganesh alias Acharya Paul would get resurrected to question them on the Day of Judgement before 2010? Next to Sivadhama[8] and Ganapathy Upadhyaya[9], Ganesh Iyer has been the most or worst oppressed, suppressed, harassed and exploited human-being by the Church. He was given the money to fabricate and manufacture evidences to prove the fraudulent research of “Arulappa ” Deivanayagam” research of bringing mythical Thomas beyond Mesopotamia, down south to Madras, making him to meet Tiruvalluvar, Tiruvalluvar getting knowledge from Thomas and started writing Tirukkural, later te Saiva Siddhatis were enlightened by the Holy Spirit and becoming Siddhatis and so on!So now, the picture is completed:

–Hollywood stars are coming;

–superstars are engaged;

–Ajith, Salini are contacted;

–Perhaps Namita, Sakila would follow, as the film is in all languages and there are many songs!


So what Ganesh Iyer alias John Ganesh alias Acharya Paul would do, if he is resurrected according to the principles of Christianity? As an exorcist anyone – Chinnappa or Paulraj or Kalainjar himself in his new role of master of “martyriology, hagiography etc” would do it!

No conversion motive – another big lie from Chinnappa: Dr A.N. Chinnappa of Archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore declared that “It is not an attempt to convert people to our faith but to convey the message of this great saint“. If that is the case, the crores or million of dollar money could be straight away given to the “poor Christians” or the so-called “Dalit Christians” instead venturing into this type extravaganza, because, the amount would benefit them immediately. Moreover, the Church has already promised houses etc., for the Tsunami victims and the work is pending. Already Madras High Court has passed strictures against Seventh Day Adventists for building poor quality houses. Thus, under the circumstances, these learned and dive representatives could think about those poor souls also.Thus, they are having some hidden agenda as otherwise, he need not say that “It is not an attempt to convert people to our faith but to convey the message of this great saint“. Thus, naturally, other Indians, secular Indians etc., have to be concerned about the movie and its implications.

Why already proven fraudulent myth is selected for the movie theme?: It has already been pointed out many times that unimaginable fraud has been committed in the name of “doubting Thomas”, “mythical Thomas”, “apocryphal Thomas” etc. About the legal wrangle of “Acharya Paul-Arulappa”, the details came in the press in 1980s. Arulappa had to save his face by havig a “compromise settlement” with his agent Acharya Paul. Therefore, the repetition of such theme would amount to perpetuating the fraud. So all the connecting people, personalities and experts would be treated as aiding and abetting the fraud and treated accordingly. So suppressing the facts or talking advantage of short memory of public or proceedings as that “it is only a story and not history” as T. Dayananda Francis[10]had done it in the case of “Thomas vanthar” – dance drama held in Krishna Gana Sabha. Therefore, the responsible Indians should take note of the frauds repeated in the different guises, as the theme has been the same.

Would Tiruvalluvar be crucified? The Church would not faithfully record in the film all the frauds committed that have been on the official records; it is going to be partial rehashing the myth with meaningless and basesless imaginary hypotheses; of course, it could pressurise or purchase scholars, historians, politicians etc., with promotion, foreign travel, donation etc., but the truth remains. as they have enough time, it is better think carefully, before they proceed and produce. Already, they watered enough for the media to thrive on such fantacies –


ƒ  if Rajini dons Tiruvalluvar, who would be Vasuki –


ƒ  yes, Kushubu or Namita would be and they would be dancing with vulgar dress.


ƒ  So through Rajini or Kalainjar if they want to crucify Tiruvalluvar, let them crucify!


The whole world knows the sin of the Church, massacres of Crusaders, blood split by the holy wars; whether Indians know or not the Goa Inquisition would be remembered. The millions of slaves exported out of India would be remembered; lakhs of Indian women tortured on the fields in Malaya, Mauritius and South africa would be remembered; lakhs of Indian childred orphaned, because of the above and died and killed would be remembered.

Now Kalainjar would be known. We do not know whether Tiruvalluvar would ressurect and curse or Vasuki. He (Kalainjar) has asserted earlier that as he has / had three wives, he would understand women better. So let us see, whether he would understand Vasuki.




[1] The news item published under the caption, “We”ll Sweep Polls: CM,” Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle 3 July 2008[2] Ishwar Sharan has been the author of “The Myth of St. Thomas and Mylapore Shiva temple“, and the entire book and other details can be accessed from:[3][4]S. Rajamanickam in a paper presented in a Tirukkural conference, he refuted Deivanayagam’s hypothesis that Tirukkural was a Christian book, Tiruvalluvar Christian etc. It s published in the “Conference Malar” editor by N. Subbu Reddy.

[5] Courtesy:Deccan Chronicle 4 July 2008  

[6] Kamatchi Srinivasan of Madurai Kamaraj University has also extensively refuted his baseless interpretation questioning his understanding of Tirukkural etc in 1979 itself.

Kamatchi Viswanathan already brought out a book “Trukkuralum Viviliyamum” criticizing Deivanayagam in 1979 itself. She has recorded:

M. Deivanayagam and the others who belonged to him (the group) give meanings to many couplets in such a way that they have been totally different from that of other commentators[1]…………………….”A doubt arises after reading the books of M. Deivanayagam as to not only whether he has understood the Tirukkural properly, but alsoto what extent he has leaerned about the Christian religious history[2]……………”Dr. S. Rajamanickam S. J, another Christian Tamil scholar in his paper, “Tirukkuralil Christtavam” has refuted the works of M. Deivanayagam.”[3]

[1] Matchi Srinivasan, Kural Kurum samayam, Tirukkural Chair Publication No. 7, MaduraiKamaraj University, Madurai – 625 021, 1979, p.215.

[2] Ibid, p.216.

[3] Ibid, p.217.N. Subbu Reddiyar (Ed.), Tirukkural Karuttharangam Malar, 1974, pp.87-92.

[7] Again, in 1987, the senior Tamil scholar and Saiva Siddhanta exponent Sri. Arunai Vadivelu Mudaliar has exposed Deivanayagam on many accounts – lack of Tamil language, grammar, syntax, understanding, interpretation etc. in his book, Viviliyam-Tirukkural-Saiva Siddhantam-Maruppu Nul (Bible, Tirukkural, Saiva Siddhanta – A Refutation) published by Mayiladurai Adhinam.

[8] Roberto de Nobili “raped” him like anything getting all wok done though him.

[9] Bathalomeo Ziegenbalg had done it with Ganapathy Upadhyaya.

[10] I went to Krishna Gana Sabha on that day (in 1989 immediately after the publication of my book. as I sent copies to all including him, he must have chosen the Krishna Gana Sabha), T. Dayananda Francis allowed me to watch the drama and during the interval, he announced that it was only a drama for entertainment and not based on any history or authentic.

Why Vatican thrust “miracles”, “beautification”, “canonization”, “sainthood” etc., on India?

April 4, 2014

Why Vatican thrust “miracles”, “beautification”, “canonization”, “sainthood” etc., on India?




Two to be canonized 2014

Two to be canonized 2014

India has seen many-many saints, teachers, gurus etc, for the last thousands of years and therefore none need to certify them. To endorse that she is “the first Indian woman” to get “sainthood” etc., are meaningless in Indian context. Yet, Indians are surprised to note that she / he has been beautified; canonized; given “sainthood” etc., as if it is a man or woman is getting that status, that too, at the charity of Vatican they are given as if to to some beggars. And these details are dumped on them through media, as if they do not have saints etc. It is ridiculous, as no man can get certificate from others for his / her status of anything, as he / she is responsible for his / her actions. Indians never implore others to help. In fact, all came to India in search of wisdom, wealth, health, spirituality and so on. As such news is forced on them again and again, Indians have to understand such motivated propagation. Now, it has started with two Chavara Kuriakose Elias and Mother Euphrasia. Definitely, 99& of Indians do not know them. Yet, they are pushed on them.


Canonization and myth making machinery 2014

Canonization and myth making machinery 2014

The processes of identifying “miracles”, beautification and canonization:  The news is coming like this – Pope Francis I approved the miracles attributed to Chavara Kuriakose Elias (1805-1871) and Mother Euphrasia (1877-1952) are the members of the Syro-Malabar community in the state. and they would be canonized by October 2014. But the so-called sensational miracles are supposedly observed by individuals, as the stories go about narrating them. As could be noted in the Catholic sensational legends, they are observed only by few but certified by many or acceptable to the Pope. Many times, one-to-one miracles are declared as “public” one and even the priests who do not see or know ready to endorse. Thus, the sensational hierarchies go on attesting and the attested are confirmed in the order. Then the confirmed are officially stated, declared and canonized.


Beautification or the readiness to enter heaven: Indians generally know beautification courses offered nowadays and beauticians setting up parlours following LPG. However, here Beatificationas usual derived from Latinbeatus, but “blessed” thus, it is a recognition accorded by the Catholic Churchof a dead person’s entrance into Heaven. It also testifies the capacity to intercede on behalf of individuals who pray in his or her name understood as “intercession of saints”. Beatification is the third of the four steps in the canonizationprocess, as explained above. A person who is beatified is in English given the title “Blessed”. Till beautification, it is not known what the dead would be doing without entering heaven.


“Miracles” personalized – need not be more than one to be tested: As per the Christian sources, it is claimed that since the Catholic Church reform of 1983, one miracle must be believed to have taken place through the intercession of the person to be beatified, though the medical investigations of the Church are privately conducted and therefore subject to speculation about their methods. That is no second or third miracle is required to be reported, seen by others and testified, just one is enough. The miracle, phenomenon or vision is tested only by the Church appointed persons and the results are accepted and test certificates are duly given. So, like Sircar and other magicians, they need not show or prove their skills before the audience or public. If any two persons come together and certify the claim each other mutually, they could prove their miraculous power of amazing visions, astounding apparition and unbelievable images, none could question them, but only agree, endorse and certify.


For “martyrdom”, “miracle” need be reported, but can be testified straight away: Suppose, some people may not be capable of doing such things, then, they are given some sort of concession, exemption. That is you could not make miracle, do not worry, get killed, you would become “martyr”! Thus, there is another category of “martyrdom” and none could question, if somebody is declared as “martyr” i.e, died for the religion or sacrificed himself for cause of Mary or the Jesus Christ.  The requirement of a miracle is not necessary for those who have died a martyr, as their sanctity is already evident because they were killed distinctly out of hatred for the faith (“odium fidei”). Thus, the so-called “Church-historians” infuse hatred here, as the “martyr” is created, whether such persons was there or not or he / she ever actually did anything for Christianity or the person is Christian him/herself! Generally, the so-called “martyrs” have been sinners, cruel persons, criminals, and all other categories.


Christian myth can be localized and local history can be mythified to suit Christianity: The feast day for a Blessed person is not universal, but is celebrated only in regions where the person receives particular veneration. In other words, this is also very much localized or not noticed or known to others. Cultus confirmation is a somewhat different procedure, where the church recognizes a local cult of a person, asserting that veneration of that person is acceptable. In other words, to create myth, the church simply misappropriates, takes over and manufactures such localized myths. Such a confirmation is more an official sanctioning of folk Catholicismthan an active step in a canonization procedure, but the object of the cult may equally be addressed as “Blessed.” As “Christ-myth” has been useful to Christianity, everything would be blessed only as long as it serves for the purpose.


The story of Chavara Kuriakose Elias (1805-1871): Coming to these two now in Indian context, the brief about them are as follows – Chavara Kuriakose Elias was born near Alappuzha in 1805 and he founded the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate  – CMI on May 11, 1831, and the Mother of Carmel – CMC on February 13, 1866. He died at Koonammavu, near here, in 1871. They usually claim, “Scores of miraculous favours” were reported by the intercession of Kuriakose Elias. Sister Alphonsa (1910-46), who later became the “first saint of India” (Saint Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception, F.C.C.), has herself testified in 1936 that Father Kuriakose had appeared to her twice during her illness and relieved her suffering. That is the man who died in 1871 appeared before her and this is claim or miracle and none can vouchsafe this! As the correspondence was created in determination to beautify and canonize, In 1955, Mar Mathew Kavukattu, arch-bishop of Changanacherry, received instructions from Rome to start diocese-level procedure towards the canonisation. On April 7, 1984, Pope John Paul II approved the Servant of God, Kuriakose Elias Chavara’s practice of heroic virtues and declared him “Venerable”. He was beautified with Alphonsa[1] naturally. Six years after the canonization of Sister Alphonsa as India’s first woman saint by the Vatican, Fr Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia Eluvathingal moved closer to the sainthood with Pope Francis approving miracles attributed to them[2].


The story of Mother Euphrasia (1877-1952): Mother Euphrasia was a member of the order of the Sisters of the Congregation of Mother of Carmel, founded by Blessed Chavara Kuriakose Elias. She was beatified by Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil at a public function in Ollur, near Thrissur, in 2006[3]. A miracle attributed to her intercession and approved by the Vatican in June 2006 concerned the apparent healing of a carpenter from bone cancer. On December 3, 2006, she was beatified in St. Anthony’s Forane Church, Ollur, Thrissur, with the declaration of the Major Archbishop, Varkey Vithayathil on behalf of the Pope Benedict XVI. Apostolic nuncio to India Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana and Archbishop Jacob Thoomkuzhy of Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Thrissurjoined 30 prelates and 500 priests for the beatification events. Ollur parish belongs to Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Thrissur, part of the Syro-Malabar Church, one of the two Catholic Oriental-rites based in Kerala. The Vatican document says[4], “Pope John Paul II approved the Decree of the heroic virtues of the Servant of God in 2002, proclaiming her Venerable. On Sunday, 3 December 2006, she became the fifth Blessed of Kerala, India, and the sixth of the Nation of India.” Pope Francis has signed the reports sent by the Diocese of Pala and Irinjalakkuda, confirming  Vatican’s acceptance of the miracles[5].


From John Brito to Devasahayam Pillai – concocted histories manufactured: The church-writers have themselves have given two versions of John Brito – one he was a womanizer, eyeing for the wife of Kizhavan Sethupathy and thus warned first, but he did not heed and his repeated violations led to his execution  but, the second story makes him “martyr”! That is John Brito was preaching the word of god, but the idiot heathens did not recognize, prevent him from spreading good news and thus hanged him! Anyway, none know all these stories, yet, they created another story with one character Devasahayam Pillai (1712–1752) Devasahayam Pillai’s name was nominated by the church in Kerala as he was reportedly imprisoned in 1752 by Travancore King Marthanda Varma who was upset about Pillai’s conversion from Hinduism[6].  But, historians exposed the myths turned spurious church history in propagating such lies.


Iculturation with canonization

Iculturation with canonization

2012 Devasahayam Pillai brought and beautified: As per the Chrian version, the details are as follows: In 2004, at the request of the diocese of Kottar, Tamil Nadu Bishops’ Council (TNBC) and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) recommended Devasahayam Pillai for the process of beatification to the Vatican. Characteristically, it notes that Some “Hindu groups” objected to this initiative on the grounds that there was no evidence of religious persecution in Travancore during that period, and that Pillai was executed for sedition[7]. However, documents dating back to the period of Devasahayam Pillai show that conversion of court officials to Christianity was not tolerated. On June 28, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate a decree regarding the martyrdom of Devasahayam Pillai and he was referred to as “Venerable”. On 2 December 2012, a ceremony of beatification and declaration of martyrdom was held in Nagercoil, in the Roman Catholic diocese of Kottar in Southern India, presided over by Angelo Cardinal Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, acting as papal delegate[8]. Devasahayam Pillai is the first lay man to be elevated to the rank of “Blessed” in India (the step preceding raising a person to Sainthood under the Canon Law of the Catholic Church).


New myths created to exploit the old ones

New myths created to exploit the old ones

Picturization of the beautified ones, new myths floated around them: If all these processes and activities are confined to Christians and their faith, then, naturally, in secular India, others need not interfere with or in their miracles or myths. Moreover, the picturization of their saints in question prove that they exploit the inculturation process in India. In the case of Chavara Kuriakose Elias, the “chin-mudra” in one hand, “thanda” in another hand fire in front smacks any catholicity than the usual bastardization of mixing symbols. Some imaginary figures show that the new myths created would revolve around caste system, sudras, now mentioned as “dalits”, of course, the rejected “thomas myth”!  These prove that they have some ulterior motives, as they already played double-game with the so-called “Dalit-christians”, but failed miserably[9]. Pope accepted that Thomas never came to India! But, that does not prevent Kerala Christians from myth making. If old myth is not accepted, new one is spinned around the old one to create more myths that would be in circulation till they are declared myths by fraudulent ways or concocted etc[10].  The issues of stamps and coins have been strategically exploited to make appear that new myth floated get certified or as if approved by the Government of India!


Strategy of myth making

Strategy of myth making

Conclusion: As more and more murders, sex scandals, nun-running and other related crimes came out from the Churches, seminaries and convents, during the last two decades in many parts of India, the Catholic Church with blessings of the Vatican now tries to whitewash such sins by the wonderful way of canonization of males and females dead. What is required is attribution of miracles performed by them and no secularist, atheist and other rationalists of the categories would question and such stuff would be flashed as national news. But, when those Christian sinners are alive, that is the Christian murderers, pedophiles, rapists and other criminals there, the Indian church and as well as Vatican should worry about them and clean their minds and bodies. In fact, they can be punished to get them liberated to become martyrs straight away.



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[7] Historians like M.G.S. Narayanan point out that there was no such person penalized or executed during the reign of  Marthanda Varma.


[9] Soosai vs UOI AIR 733 SC

[10] As “thomas-myth” protagonists work vigorously in Kerala, it is quite reasonable that they exploit this issue indirectly getting new areas for propagation.