An open letter to the President Shri Ram Nath Kovind from C S Rangarajan
His Excellency Shri Ram Nath Kovind
Hon’ble President of India
Subject:- Advice to Hon’ble Chief Justice of Supreme Court under Art 39A to
expedite delivery of judgement in Lord Shri Padmanabha Swamy Ruler Deity case.
At a time when the total count of COVID-19 positive cases has crossed over 500K, I am
making this appeal to your Excellency for the welfare of our nation exercising my liberty of
thought expression belief, faith and worship as Archaka of Lord Chilkur Balaji Deity.
Sage Pulastya has said that viruses come into being when we become materialistic and
forget our creator Lord Sriman Narayana and the best way to gain victory over them is to please Lord Sriman Narayana.
This method was adopted by the Travancore Kingdom to gain victory over 1918 Spanish Flu which took millions of lives all over the world and British India. As per the Travancore Constitution Lord Shri Padmanabha Swamy, Deity as Ruler due to the donation of the Kingdom by great Marthanda Varma enjoyed rights above even the Maharaja who ruled as His Shri Padmanabha Dasa.
It is the obligation of Ruler Deity to protect arising out of the donation that ensured the Travancore Kingdom was protected in 1918. While we inherited the same obligation to be protected by our Ruler Deity under Article 26 read with Article 363, we so far have not been able to access His grace due to the obstacle of Sabarimala judgement in which Supreme Court mistakenly held that our Ruler Deity including all Hindu Deities has no Constitutional rights.
The fact that our Ruler Deity chose constitutional means to reclaim His temple at Ayodhya by approaching Supreme Court shows that he has allowed Himself to be bound by Constitution. When on Feb 5th thousands of devotees prayed to Lord Chilkur Balaji to protect our nation from Coronavirus it is thus explainable why immediately on Feb 10th petition of Lord Chilkur Balaji Deity was taken up for hearing by Supreme Court Nine Judge Bench as the Ruler Deity desired to remove the obstacle of Sabarimala judgement for protection.
Unfortunately, this petition was rejected by the Supreme Court Nine Judge Bench. Subsequently when it became widely known that the Travancore Kingdom was miraculously protected by Lord Shri Padmanabha Swamy Ruler Deity from deadly 1918 Spanish Flu an effort was made to have the much delayed more than 14 months reserved judgment in Ruler Deity’s case in Supreme Court (SLP 11295 of 2011) delivered. On May 27th between 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM auspicious time, devotees were asked to chant “Óm Vashat Karaya Namaha” and pray to our Ruler Deity who is inner controller of all including Supreme Court Judges for removal of obstacles to the delivery of the judgement. Miraculously we can see the only sharp dip in the Coronavirus infected person graph (Total infected – Total cured) within a day of this prayer.
Since we felt that there was no scope in our Constitution to demand delivery of a delayed
judgement howsoever long it may be delayed by Supreme Court, the only alternative we felt was to ask devotees to continue to chant “Óm Vashat Karaya Namaha” 28 times daily so that our Ruler Deity who is the inner controller of all including Supreme Court Judges can ensure that His Article 26 “Right To Protect” is restored and we are protected from Coronavirus similar to how the Travancore Kingdom was protected from 1918 deadly Spanish Flu. Recently a devotee of the temple who has been chanting “Óm Vashat Karaya Namaha” as per the above appeal has brought the following observation of the late eminent Jurist Shri Nani Palkhivala made in a different context but according to him applicable in the present unique situation to our notice: – The matter is left to the President’s sense of public decency and honour. The Constitution is silent on the point, but in our Constitution what is left unsaid is often more important than what is said. The President has not only to act impartially but he has to act nobly. He represents the nation’s Dharma. He is the keeper of the country’s conscience.
As the first citizen of the country, he has to make the decision with buddhi — a decision that no computer can ever make. We are faced with the stark alternative of either Dharma in public life or the twilight of Indian democracy. Based on the above observation of late Shri Nani Palkhivala we now feel there is scope for His Excellency the President as keeper of the country’s conscience and representative of Nation’s Dharma to advice the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Supreme Court (who is appointed and administer oath by President) by invoking Article 39A to uphold the spirit of Dharma in its emblem and ensure delivery of the long-delayed judgement in Shri Padmanabha Swamy Ruler Deity case in National interest. We humbly request Your Excellency President to do the needful in this important matter as per Dharma in National interest. “Óm Vashat Karaya Namaha.”
C S Rangarajan
Letters attached below:
1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.