I have no sympathy for Mr. Vasudevan. There is no point in just throwing a one-line remark that serves no legitimate purpose. However, it is telling that so many here think this silly remark, which is BTW accurate, could cause a split among Hindus/Brahmins. This is the power of religion -- an inane but true comment sends people into a tizzy that it may hurt the feelings of the members.[..] to create a Split among Hindu Community especially Brahmins...
Glad to know about the bold step taken for your sisters marriage. We are all one. Let us not allow any force on earth to divide us. All the best.
Dear Sir, Greetings!
I know of an orthodox and deeply religious Iyengar man whose daughter wanted to marry an Iyer boy. He relented, but made the boy undergo what is called Panca Samskaram, aka Samasryanam, an initiation ceremony for Sri Vaishnavam, and presented the new bridegroom to his aging father with 12 thirumans.
With due respect, if we consider a marriage between an Iyer and Iyengar bold, what would be the word to describe a marriage between a Brahmin girl and a Dalit boy?
I know my comments may hurt the feelings of some members, for that I apologize. My intention is not to hurt anybody's feelings, but to hopefully persuade people to broaden their vision for unity among everyone, not just Brahmins.
p.s. Ramakrishnan is an unusual name for an Iyengar!!!