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Lord Shiva, the greatest environmentalist of the world, claims botanist

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Mysuru: A young botanist claimed that Lord Shiva, often claimed by many as ‘the Destroyer of the world’, was also the greatest environmentalist of the world. He made this view in a paper which he was to present in the ongoing Indian Science Congress in the city.

According to the Hindustan Times, the botanist, Dr Akhilesh Pandey, claimed the deity as the world’s greatest environmentalist. However, he failed to turn up at the 103rd Indian Science Congress on Wednesday.

The Science Congress had been in controversies last year for claiming the existence of aircraft in ancient India. This year too, the organization is finding itself in the same puddle by selecting Pandey’s paper for the environmental sciences segment.

People in social media had alleged the organisers of promoting a non-scientific subject in pursuit of a “larger political agenda”.

Attempting to come clean out of the controversy, Pandey, a PhD in botany was reported as saying, “My absence had nothing to do with the controversy. I injured my leg and that’s why I couldn’t come.” He further added, “So what if my paper has nothing to do with science. What is science? Today’s fiction is tomorrow’s science. Fiction is the mother of invention.”

Indicating towards his homeland’s ancient history, he added, “all the things in science we are talking about today are all in the Vedas and the Puranas. If somebody doesn’t believe me, they have to validate their position scientifically.”

“Don’t we all worship Shiva? Why then can’t we follow his path? Whether it is environmental conservation or anything else, society can’t be governed by rules alone. We need religion to show us the way.”

Arguing that one of the main motives behind his paper is to promote environmental conservation, he founded one of his strongest supporters in Dr Gangadhar Mishra, the president of the environmental sciences segment.

Although the paper of two pages starts with the claim that Shiva was the world’s greatest environmentalist, it does not provide much information to support the assertion. Moreover, random unrelated things such as why the Hindu god is depicted with water spouting from his hair or why he sits on a tiger skin mat are included in it.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, KS Rangappa, distanced himself from the controversy and said that the institution only provided logistical support.(IANS)(Picture courtesy:timg.com)

  • Vrushali Mahajan

    It is really hard to believe such statements. But it depends on the person’s way of perceiving the information given

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Top 3 Most Famous South Indian temples

These temples' architecture is very good. Apart from this, the art in these temples holds great importance

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Temples in South India are decorated with art and paintings. Pixabay

Here is a list of top 3 South Indian temples.

1. Tirupati Tirumala Temple, Lord Vishnu

The Tirupati Temple is one of the most important temples in South India. This Temple is very much popular with all the pilgrims and is located in Chittoor, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Daily, a lot of pilgrims are visiting this temple from all over India, and also from foreign countries. It is one of the richest temples in India. Every year, crores of rupees are received from the devotees through hundial, and also received from various endowment donations. Nithya annadanam scheme is very much popular in Tirupati. A lot of devotees are consuming good and tasty divine food daily. Hence it is a must to visit this temple, at least once in a year and to offer our prayers, to have annadanam and to offer money based on our financial background, and to get Lord Sree Venkateswara’s divine blessings forever.

2. Ramanatha Swamy Temple, Lord Shiva:

The Ramanatha Swamy temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is situated at Rameswaram.

People are visiting here for doing their ancestral rituals, and it is very famous for that. This is one of the ancient temples of South India. Free food is offered in the temple for more than 100 devotees. Aadi Amavasya, Thai Amavasya and Mahalaya Amavasya pitru rituals are very popular in this temple. We can take a bath from the sacred wells situated inside the temple. It is a must to visit this temple, to get relieved from various sins, and also by clearing our ancestral debts by doing pitru tharpan. Many sites seeing places are also there nearby Rameswaram. We can visit Abdul Kalam Sir’s Memorial also in Rameswaram. Dhanushkodi is the best sightseeing place situated near Rameswaram.

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There are hundreds of temples in South India where people go to worship. Pixabay

3.Virupaksha Temple of Lord Shiva

The virupaksha temple is one of the most famous temple of south India situated at Hampi, Karnataka. This is one of the sacred temples of Lord Shiva and it was established in 7th century AD and also it is one of the oldest temples in India. It is a must to visit this temple since it is surrounded by natural beauty. The temple continues to prosper and attracts huge crowds for the marriage festivities of Virupaksha in the month of December every year.

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