Murugan and Rajinikanth 4

In the course of my performances at the Singapore Biennale 2016/2017, I offered prayers to lord Murugan (also named Skanda or Kanthan) and salutations to Superstar Rajinikanth. I recited a stanza from the ​the nerisai venpas (closing verses) of the “Thirumuruhaattup-padai” – a hymn, to the Lord’s glory, composed by the poet Nakkirar. I ended my prayer with with the exaltation “Murugmikku Arohra!” I then praised the SUPERSTAR thus, “Thalaivar Vallha!” My bringing together of Murugan and Rajinikanth in this event, foreshadows the recent Tamil Nadu media spectacle ensuing from the Periyarist Facebook Channel Karuppar Koottam‘s denigration of Lord Murugan. The State authorities swiftly shutdown the offending site and arrested two parties who were allegedly responsible. Rajinikanth praised the crackdown tweeting , “At least henceforth, let there be an end to religious hatred and demeaning of gods. It should end,” ending his tweet … “Kandhanukku Arohara!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Cvu3qfhQsdI&feature=emb_logo

https://koboibalikkampung.wixsite.com/kiasu/performance

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCInQup_YzESGFToU1zZ8JBg

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/india-news-two-tamil-nadu-periyar-activists-arrested-for-offensive-video-on-lord-muruga/357020

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/rajinikanth-tweets-kandhanukku-arohara-thanks-tamil-nadu-govt-for-swift-action-against-karuppar-koottam/articleshow/77117933.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

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