Deepavali/Diwali ! May all of you get a chance to rejoice
the inner light-the underlying reality of all things...
86 years ago on a Deepavali day,this great soul,on his 25th birthday opened the temples of Travancore Kingdom to the disadvantaged 'untouchables' marking the end of an ignorant system in India.Today is The Maharajah's Birthday. Modesty graces the Travancore Royals.HRH Padmanabhadasa Sree Chithira Thirunal was himself an epitome of simplicity and love-'The almighty in Human Form'-'Pratyaksha Padmanabha' to his subjects.The current wealth of the Sree AnanthaPadmanabhaSwamy Temple in Trivandrum,S.India accounts to about $22 billion and still counting...
His Royal Highness Sree PadmanabhaDasa Vanchipala Sir Balarama Varma III,
Kulasekhara Kiritapati, Manney Sultan Maharajahrajah Ramarajah Bahadur, Sham-Sher-Jung, Knight Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India,Knight Grand Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire,Major General, Maharajah of Travancore
Lord and Lady Erskine at the Party in Madras hosted by HRH The Maharajah with the Queen mother of Travancore and the Prime Minister Sir C P Ramaswami Aiyar,the celebrated statesman.
The proclamation was issued by HRH ''profoundly convinced of the truth and validity of our religion, believing that it is based on divine guidance and on all-comprehending toleration, knowing that in its practice it has through out the centuries, adapted itself to the needs of changing times'' with the able guidance from his Queen Mother and the Prime Minister Dewan Sir C P Ramaswami Aiyar,the celebrated Hindu Statesman
who was himself born on Deepavali Day. Let us spent a moment in silence in honour of their Highness es!