In what follows we will note in some detail his invectives particularly against god and religion since they are the major manifestations of human irrationality. Consequently, in 2018, 2019 and 2020, the birth anniversary of Periyar saw jubilant celebrations on social media. Periyar argued that Buddhism was founded on the belief of no god, no soul, and no belief in the permanency of anything, and since it was based on investigation and reason, it could not be called a religion in the conventional sense (ibid., pp. The halo around Periyar was brightened by his tours abroad. Periyar thought that the Gandhian discourse was adulterated with a god-related discourse, which led the masses into believing that he was the Prophet of the Indian people. (Periyar: The Father of Tamil Race). So much so that the untouchables were not allowed to enter temples and at some places they were prohibited to move even on public roads near the temples. I have not said something that did not happen. Rajinikanth's scripted recall, though not total, is perhaps to suggest that the legacy should be questioned and possibly challenged. One of the main reasons for the chaos and backwardness rampant in India is the hindrance the irrational people put in the path of rational people. Naturally, the on-going scientific researches were on his side. The problem is that Periyar sought to make the Ramayana a conflict between North vs South and Aryans vs Dravidians, rather than Good vs Evil. Stalin says, "Rajinikanth should be careful while speaking about Periyar who worked for the upliftment of Tamils for 95 years. Naturally he rejects all the supernatural type of entities like soul, god, angels, etc. He who worships the god is Barbarian. He made people give up drinking, gambling and other vices. Also known as Ramaswami, EVR, Thanthai Periyar, or Periyar, was a Dravidian social activist and former politician from India, who founded the Self-Respect Movement and Dravidar Kazhagam. ), MORE FROM INSIGHT | Why Chhatrapati Shivaji remains Maharashtra's tallest icon. Lakshmanan (then Jan Sangh and now BJP leader) who took part in a dharna (against the rally in 1971) has corroborated it," Rajini emphasised later, rejecting the demand for an apology. Knowing fully well that there was nothing called god, the theists produced religions and a mass of religious literature depicting god’s incarnations on earth to punish those who repudiated them. (That said, he is perhaps most widely remembered today by the longest road in Chennai, renamed after him and which passes by the Periyar Thidal. But he resigned from the Congress as a protest against the lukewarm attitude of the upper caste Congress office-bearers towards the reservation policy and removing the caste discrimination. Periyar himself contributed numerous articles in his original, witty, sarcastic and lucid style that led to intellectual awakening. He has established the identity of the Dravidian people including the Adi-Dravids. They were ready to sacrifice themselves for his cause which was, infact, their own upliftment. Freedom from God: Periyar and Religion Karthick Ram Manoharan Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC), Kolkata 700094, India; [email protected] Received: 19 October 2019; Accepted: 19 December 2019; Published: 24 December 2019 Abstract: This paper looks at South Indian rationalist and anti-caste leader Periyar EV Ramasamy’s approach to religion. While purchasing even small things they would examine them in every way possible but would uncritically and blindly accept the harmful way of life laid down by tradition and the priests. The success of the struggle made Ramasamy very popular. On the contrary, it was full of thorns, pits and obstacles of various sorts. English; தமிழ்; links. Periyar, therefore, asserted that the man who created god was a fool. The question seems to be — whether to openly accept some of the principles for which Periyar, as he is popularly known, stood for — even while vehemently opposing his stand on God. He advocated inter-marriages, among various castes and insisted upon the free consent of the prospective life-partners. He also praised the secular nature of the work. (Photo: ANI), Why Periyar is the foremost idol in the Dravidian pantheon. He was loved, revered and even worshipped. Many people wrongly regard Buddhism as a religion. see www.dinucricket.blogspot.com fr=or more picture galleries of thanthai periyar... http://www.modernrationalist.com/2010/October/page02.html, Periyar’s Message Spreads Across The World, http://www.myebook.com/ebook_viewer.php?ebookId=45582. MORE FROM INSIGHT | Delhi assembly poll: What's behind the Akali Dal-BJP split? A barbarian does not think rationally. He pointed out that man possesses an infinite capacity of knowledge. On the other hand, he was extremely original and lucid. in Periyar, Religion. But to deny the existence of god one must be wise and intelligent”. Periyar said that one who worships god is a barbarian. Periyar was extremely busy in his missionary compaign right up to his death on 24th Dec. 1973. He was puncturing the holy narratives of India’s destiny while Gandhi was very convinced of the same. Erode Venkata Ramasamy was born on 17 September 1879 in Erode, then a part of the Coimbatore district of the Madras Presidency. Periyar (meaning: big river) is the longest river and the river with the largest discharge potential in the Indian state of Kerala. Periyar was a political intellectual, a social worker and a zealous advocate of rationality who attacked the evils of religious influence on society. For Periyar himself, this evolved from the forerunner of the DK, the Justice Party that he launched after quitting the Congress which he had joined in 1925. All in all Periyar occupies a unique place in the philosophical revolution and renaissance we find in the Tamil Nadu. Some more factors contributed to Periyar’s success. Skip to content. People were not required to keep blind faith in what they were being told by him. Thus his campaigns yielded concrete results for anyone to see. He who invented god is a fool. He stated that, "So far as god is concerned we find the Christians and Muslims, somewhat reformed from the olden days of barbarians. Periyar Erode Venkata Ramasamy (Tamil: பெரியார், Kannada: ಪೆರಿಯಾರ್; 17 September 1879 – 24 December 1973), also known as Ramaswami, EVR, Thanthai Periyar, or Periyar, was a Dravidian social activist and former politician from India, who founded the Self-Respect Movement and Dravidar Kazhagam.. There is no god, there is no god, there is no god at all. Books written by Periyar on Rationalism, Atheism, Denial of God. Ramasamy Naicker, whose remains are interred here and is eulogised as Thanthai Periyar (Respected Father), wields huge influence among Tamilians, dominating the socio-cultural-political sphere more than any other personality. Christianity was viewed by Periyar similar to monotheistic faith of Islam. Scholarship very often becomes a boring pedantry and obviously, this possibility did not simply arise with Periyar. Book your tickets online for Periyar National Park, Thekkady: See 758 reviews, articles, and 548 photos of Periyar National Park, ranked No.7 on Tripadvisor among 32 attractions in Thekkady. On his death anniversary, a look at legacy of Dravidian patriarch Periyar who worked against caste discrimination & superstition. The propagator of God is a scoundrel. The over-all result was simply spectacular. Any criticism is only inviting wrath upon oneself. The whole tradition and establishment were against him. From this experience he came to realize that even Mahatma Gandhi and the then Indian National Congress were the custodians of god and religion. (Periyar: The Father of Tamil Race p.61). K. Veeramani also writes, “Periyar asserted that he held no attachment to any particular country, people or language and that all his activities were guided by his love of humanity and the need to serve it”. That is why, he advised people to continuously examine the solutions to the fundamental problems provided by others. Home “I am a reformer of the human society. As a result, Periyar made it his mission, later on, to fight the Congress, Gandhi, their ideology and the domination of Hindi language. According to him, Dravids, now living mostly in the Southern India, were the original inhabitants of this country and the Aryans came from the central Asia. To these, Periyar added his own sensibility – no patriarchy! We should remember that since Periyar’s approach is rational, he is essentially empirical and mundane in his approach as well as objectives. Academically speaking, Periyar was not a scholar. His mission was to secure a place of honour to the Dravid people. All of these must be done away with. With the philosophy of “no God, no Gandhi, no brahmin, no religion” Periyar started ‘Self Respect Movement’ in 1925, to champion the cause of socially oppressed or non-Brahmins. Ramachandran) and Amma (J. Jayalalithaa). At one time the devotion became so strong that he even left his family and became a sanyasi, and went to Kasi (Varanasi). The priestly Brahmins lived a lavish, greedy, gluttonous and parasitical life … While Rajinikanth is caught up in the Periyar storm, a statue of the latter has been found vandalised in Tamil Nadu. The elite (most of them being Brahmins) was against him; the elite had its tentacles spread in every sphere of life to harass the masses. He decided to secure justice for them. He found that the people in many other countries have made tremendous progress because they adopted rational attitude while people in India are still guided by the religious attitude. The abject position of the low-caste masses (Sudras and Panchamas) and their social discrimination by the Brahmins were repelling to him. One of the reasons for that break-up was Periyar's decision, at 70, to marry a 32-year-old woman whom he described as his successor. Actively voicing against the exploitation of the Dalits, of the women; he was nothing short of a radical feminist to the core.. Periyar was one of the few leaders of that era, who made sure that women were active participants in politics and stepped out into the streets. Page 2/8. Naturally, Ramasamy was also a devout person in the early part of his life. Telegram. 47. “Those who still believe the Brahmins should take a serious not of the changing times and start leading an awakened life.” – Periyar E. V. Ramasamy. And this went on for nearly 50 years. Periyar Rocks! P. 13). Both the Periyar and Pamba rivers emanate from the depths of the forest, which covers a colossal land mass of around 777 sq. - http://www.modernrationalist.com/2010/October/page02.html. Naturally he convinced the people easily. There is no god, there is no god, there is no god at all He who invented god is a fool He who propagates god is a scoundrel He who worships god is a barbarian – E.V. For his dedication to social service, Periyar was felicitated by a number of agencies. Le parc national de Periyar est une aire protégée situé dans l'État du Kerala en Inde.Le parc, souvent appelé Thekkady, est situé à quatre kilomètres de Kumily, à environ 100 km à l'est de Alappuzha, à 110 km à l'ouest de Madurai et 120 km au sud-est de Kochi, et s'étend sur le flanc des Ghâts occidentaux, à la bordure du Tamil Nadu, dans les districts de Idukki et Pathanamthitta. He who created god was a fool; he who spreads his name is a scoundrel and he who worships him is a barbarian.” – Periyar E. V. Ramasamy. Periyar was a socialist, an iconoclast, an atheist, a secularist, a humanist and a great reformist and revolutionary. “Periyar is more relevant today than ever,” says Ilavenil Meena Kandasamy, author of the Gypsy Goddess, even as the leader of the social justice movement trended on Twitter on his death … Periyar praised Thiruvalluvar for his description of God as a formless entity with only positive attributes. Periyar's rationalism, the self-respect campaign aimed at eliminating the caste system, fighting New Delhi's imposition of Hindi on the land and the work on women's rights have worked for the political advance of Dravidian parties. His father owned a small business and lived comparatively well. Sa faim devenant intolérable, Periyar est alors contraint de se nourrir des déchets répandus par terre, dans les rues. E.V. Ramasamy did not evince interest in formal education. He himself said, “Let the public be aware that the efforts of ourselves and our Dravidian party are not meant for any individual but for the progress of the whole human society”. He was absolutely selfless. They say that God does good to those who are good and punishes those who are bad. In addition, the newly liberated people breathed fresh air full of liberty, equality, fraternity, social justice and self-respect. Sometimes he even delivered two or three such speeches per day. “There’s no god. A resolution, adopted at that same Salem conference, ... in Tamil Nadu he is considered no less than a god. Answer lies in details, please try to understand :- Did Periyar attack Hindu gods, or Aryan vedic deities : History of TN before Periyar 1.) Quotes #1 We will not accept any demeaning statements against Periyar," says D. Jayakumar, minister for fisheries, personnel and administrative reforms. He started journals: Viduthalai (Freedom), Kudiarasu (Republic), Pagutharivu (Rationalism) and Unmai (truth) which were very largely read. The whole atmosphere breathed Periyar’s teachings. To keep himself and his workers away from the lure and corruptions of wealth and power, it was resolved that he and the organization, Dravidar Kazhagam (established in 1944) would not enter politics. Ramasamy was co-opted on the governing bodies of quite a few public trusts some of them were even the religious trusts. -Thanthai Periyar. Ramachandran. He had no personal life, no personal ambition. There is No God at all; As a sincere Congress worker he too started wearing hand-woven khadi clothes; he remained a teetotaler throughout his life. E.V. Films, dramas, novels, poems, short stories, newspapers, periodicals and broadcasts reverberated his spirit. Organizing them was comparatively easy. He was completely empirical and scientific in his approach. Socrates of the South-East Asia, father of a movement of social reform and the bitter enemy of ignorance, superstitions, meaningless customs and traditions”. That he chose the Thuglak stage, manned now by S. Gurumurthy, a known RSS ideologue, will raise many questions about possible alliances in the near future.Meanwhile, the DMK's Stalin, who had been waiting an eternity in his late father Karunanidhi's shadow, is thirsting for power. Annadurai, Kalaignar M.Karunanidhi and Thiru M.G. It mostly articulated about social justice by condemning the caste system, Brahmins and idol worship. Why Jagan Mohan Reddy wants to scrap the Legislative Council, Why Chhatrapati Shivaji remains Maharashtra's tallest icon, Periyar row: Rajini won't say sorry, Swamy battle-ready, Dravidian fury, Karti Chidambaram attacks Rajinikanth over Periyar remark. Very often people get unduly attached to their children and adopt corrupt practices. Sampath (Periyar's nephew) did to launch the DMK. In response to Gandhi’s call to boycott the law courts he destroyed all the promissory notes worth Rs. Ramasamy joined the struggle and was at the helm of it when it was successful. There is No God and You can so Subhash Gatade EV Ramasamy led the movement against the caste system and was a pioneering rationalist. Non-Bhramins refusal entre to the political empowerment, plentiful people They say this is a "consistent calumny" that was started soon after the event in 1971. 1971! He went on to state that the disease was also found in its virulent form among the Andhras and the Brahmins of Tamil Nadu. What he said was verifiable by any one and was getting confirmed by science. Template:Periyar Periyar E. V. Ramasamy (Template:Lang-ta, Template:Lang-kn) (September 17, 1879 – December 24, 1973), also known as Ramaswami, EVR, Thanthai Periyar, or Periyar, was a Dravidian social reformer and politician from India, who founded the Self-Respect Movement and Dravidar Kazhagam. Periyar was arrested a number of times; but each arrest, instead of weakening his campaigns only strengthened them. Primary Menu. (Ibid p. 63). Even a fool could say that there is god. I do not care about country, god, religion, language, or the state. By his sacrifices and missionary activities, Ramasamy became Thanthai Periyar for the masses of Tamil Nadu (Thanthai = father; Periyar = a great or noble person). The remaining fifty years of his life he mobilized the masses of Tamil Nadu towards this end. In those days, i.e., in the early part of the 20th century, the caste distinctions and discrimination were obnoxiously stringent. Two Tamil Nadu Periyar Activists Arrested For 'Offensive' Video On Lord Muruga Condemnation for the video poured in from celebrities including film … By extending help to one here and one there in the form of providing food will not remove poverty The inhumanities melted his heart. Very often he is called Thanthai Periyar meaning Father the great. Ramachandran and other smaller factions, have also helped entrench the hegemony of Dravidian parties and elevate Periyar's image to that of a founding father-turned-benefactor whose ideals they look up to and live by. Tamilnadu before independence was dominated by brahmanical supremacy north Indians. He even razed down the grove of 500 coconut trees when Gandhi asked people to picket the toddy shops. À peu près à cette époque, il se rend compte que le choultry … Bookmark File PDF Periyar On Islam If you are a book buff and are looking for legal material to read, GetFreeEBooks is the right destination for you. We can write the biographies again and again for the leaders on their birthday. He spoke common man’s language. Periyar, however, came into his own with his Self-Respect Movement in 1925. By : T Hari Bharati | September 17, 2020. Annadurai), MGR (M.G. (Get lost! He started assisting his father in running the family business quite early and was quite successful in this. He called Buddhism “an atom bomb to Aryanism” and supported Ambedkar’s statement of his disbelief in the Hindu gods and his leaving the Hindu … Periyar’s banks’ also house about 25% of Kerala’s commercial industries. Liberation from god and religion as guided by Periyar saved people from the huge and recurrent wastage of time, energy, wealth and other resources required for religious rituals and pilgrimages. Will farmers relent after PM Narendra Modi's outreach? A later split of the DMK, leading to the formation of the AIADMK by M.G. The fact that many staunch believers of god also stood for the atheist leader Periyar really surprised the BJP. God is on my side) One is reminded of Rajini's famous dialogue from the film Padayappa: "Po da! Ramasamy was born at Erode, Tamil Nadu, in an intermediate caste family in 1879. The way man treats women is much worse than the way landlords treat servants and the high-caste treat the low-caste. He was very sensitive to the miseries of the people. PDF | This paper looks at South Indian rationalist and anti-caste leader Periyar EV Ramasamy’s approach to religion. Ramasamy’s family was quite well off; it also commanded a good status in the society. – Periyar E. V. Ramasamy. km. He has no heirs. Acolytes and supporters of the Dravidar Kazhagam (DK), which he founded, may not pay regular homage at his mausoleum 'Periyar Thidal' but they are ever ready to rise in defence of their iconoclast at the slightest provocation.Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth knows the Tamil psyche well, but he may have bit off more than he can chew with his refusal to apologise for his Periyar comments. According to professor Ashwini Deshpande of Delhi School of Economics, the objective behind SRM was to “advance the rationalist critique of caste, religion, and mainstream nationalism.” Of course, Periyar also reaped this advantage from his foreign tours. Yet one thing has got to be kept in mind. Periyar deplored this state of affairs. He completely gave up his lucrative money lending business for which he was paying income tax. And then one of the most important factors that made Periyar a huge success was the great following he got of self-less workers like Thiru K. Veeramani and also of dignitaries like Thiru C.N. Periyar was a staunch atheist who viewed god as the direct enemy of reason and rationality. Periyar River Basin (Kerala: An Odyssey) The river generates a good amount of electrical energy from the 6 Units of Pelton-type turbines with a power generation capacity of 130 MW (1 MW can supply 650 average houses) each for the state via the Idukki dam. Ramasamy Periyar People were mad after him. He recalled the references by Periyar, the alleged outrageous depictions of Hindu deities at a tableau there, and Thuglak's critical comments, which he claimed no other publication had reported. Periyar was of the opinion that god and religion are the two instruments in the hands of the Brahmins to suppress and exploit the general masses and keep them ignorant, poor, powerless and helpless. For a long time Ramasamy was called the hero of Vaikom. Besides being a rationalist. He started the Self-respect movement as he believed that only the recognition of one’s self-worth will help in the liberation of people from oppressive structures that systematically deny … All this assured the people of his good intentions. He started in 1925 a general movement to secure self-respect for the Dravid (including Adi-Dravid) people. 50,000/- held by the family. Ramasamy Latest from The Periyar Project . That is how he became very very popular and quite successful in his campaign. Search for: The Periyar Project An Academic Forum on Periyar. Periyar's rationalism, the self-respect campaign aimed at eliminating the caste system, fighting New Delhi's imposition of Hindi on the land and the work on women's rights have worked for the political advance of Dravidian parties. Periyar National Park: Good, - See 758 traveler reviews, 548 candid photos, and great deals for Thekkady, India, at Tripadvisor. The inventor of God is a fool. The bird life here includes cormorants, kingfishers, darters, the Racket-Tailed Drongo and the Malabar hornbill. He repeatedly traveled to every nook and corner of Tamil Nadu. "What is the need to dig up the past now? They say that it is beyond human comprehension. “He who does not use his intelligence is only an animal”. 19–20). They introduced the principles of Varna Dharma and Karma, i. e. rebirth in a particular caste according to one’s deeds in the previous birth. P. 70). One is reminded of Rajini's famous dialogue from the film Padayappa: "Po da! 2.) He who found the god is Fool; Periyar c onflict with the God reasoning for B rahmanas domination to the society and slave to the people. He left nothing untouched. With Periyar, the case was just the opposite. He who propagates god is a scoundrel. Buddha jayanthi does not mean worshipping a picture or an idol of Buddha with camphor, coconut and eatables. (PDF) Freedom from God: Periyar and Religion periyar on islam below. We assure you this trip will take you to the world which is surrounded by instinctive beauty, reconciliation and tranquillity. It is one of the few perennial rivers in the region and provides drinking water for several major towns. He who propagates god is a scoundrel. "The magazine reported that Rama and Sita were paraded naked and garlanded with slippers at Periyar's rally in 1971 in Salem. * Though Kaasi (Varanasi) has been acclaimed as the most “sacred town” by the Brahmins, the worst ugly scenes of immoral activities, prostitution, cheating, looting, begging Reacting to the Salem events, then chief minister M. Karunanidhi observed that Periyar had the right to think on revolutionary lines but no government would be prepared to implement all his revolutionary ideas.Dravidian political leaders have treated Periyar's thoughts as the fountain spring for their strategies. ADVANCED SEARCH. It is but natural that he should fight against social inequalities, caste-system, illiteracy, slavery, exploitation, disease, social injustice, superstition, obscurantism, poverty and fatalism. "MORE FROM INSIGHT | Why Jagan Mohan Reddy wants to scrap the Legislative Council, Periyar preached an evocative mix of rationalist thoughts and social reforms including an upturning of the sexual mores of the day. He who invented god is a fool. In the name of dowry, the parents of the you… Now his campaign to secure self-respect and justice for the Dravid people gathered huge momentum. 45. Ramasamy’s father is a,Venkatappa Nayakar (or Venkata), and his mother was Chinnathyee, Muthammal.He had one elder brother named Krishnaswamy and two sisters named Kannamma and Ponnuthoy.He later came to be known as “Periyar” meaning … The saying that nothing succeeds like success was true even with the Vaikom struggle. They stopped sending him to school when he was studying the fifth standard. Periyar questioned God, Culture, Stereotypes, Chauvinism, and literally broke every chain preventing people from achieving self-respect. It is said that, this incident had happened in the year 1971. Any one could see that what Periyar said was true in every day life. He again said, “We should compete with each other more for acquiring knowledge than for earning money”. Its goal was to unite the non-Brahmin castes by instilling in them a sense of pride based on their Dravidian roots. god kerala Saturday, 15 September 2012. His own atheist and modernist outlook got further strengthened by his foreign tours. In the 1920s and the 30s of the 20th century, foreign travel was quite rare, risky and costly, and whoever went abroad was looked at with awe by the general populace. And of course, for all this he has to eradicate god and religion because according to Periyar they are the two things that render people irrational. One who worships god gives the go-by to this sense of reasoning and clings to blind faith. Home; Articles; About; Contact; Search. WhatsApp. Yet, he performed a Herculean task of awakening the sleeping masses of making them rational, humanist, socialist, literate and living a life of self-respect. The atmosphere in his (parents) house was orthodox and traditional. He who worships god is a barbarian. Periyar exhorted people to be rational. Thereafter, Ramasamy again started looking after the family-business and taking active interest in the social affairs. Because of the traditionalism, the very poor, illiterate, superstitious and the fatalist masses for whose benefit he was working were not very often with him. 374. I am only concerned about the welfare and growth of the human society." If that wave happens, one can expect many more to flock to pay obeisance at Periyar Thidal than at the graves of the Big Four on Chennai's Marina beach. All that may be changing now in the absence of the charismatic Big Four--Annadurai, Karunanidhi, MGR and Jayalalithaa--even though both the DMK and the AIADMK cling in their own way to the Periyar legacy. His is a philosophy meant to secure social justice and self-respect for each and all. “It is good that BJP has understood the importance of Periyar in Tamil Nadu and his impact on the state’s politics. These treat them so demeaningly only in situations mutually affecting them; but men treat them cruelly and as slaves, from their birth till death.” Aryans brought with them various superstitions and obnoxious things like belief in the super-natural type of god, soul, heaven and hell, religion with its queer rituals, worships, idolatry, devotion, sacrifice and many other superstitions; they also brought with them the Sanskrit language, the vicious air-tight hierarchical structure of society: the caste-system, fatalism, rebirth, Brahmin-superiority and what not. 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