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Dinkoism: The New Religion that Worships a Superhero Mouse in Kerala

With over 9000 Facebook followers, Dinkoism has spread around the world.

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Dinkoism, India's brand new religion which worships mouse messiah. Image source: www.youtube.com
  • Dinkan, a fictional mouse is a native of a fictional Pankila forest from a children’s magazine
  • The core principle of Dinkoists is to make satire of all other religious groups
  • With over 9000 Facebook followers, Dinkoism has become popular around the globe

Established by a group of rationalists in Kerala in 2008, Dinkoism, the newest religion worships a superhero mouse.

Dinkan, the superhero mouse, is a native of a fictional Pankila forest from a children’s magazine. The holy book of Dinkoism  is the comic Balamangalam  which was featured in a children’s magazine series from 1983 to 2012.

According to the Dinkoists, time and space was created by Lord Dinkan. Lord Dinkan was eating a Cassava and he let out a laugh out of boredom which caused the formation of time of space. Thus,Lord Dinkan’s Big Laughter concept replaces the current Big Bang Theory.

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Dinkoism is mainly inspired by a mock religious faith called Pastafarianism, which also has a flying spaghetti monster as a God. They have their own holy book, symbols, priest and parodies of devotional songs, said the sputnik.com report.

The core principle of the Dinkoists is to make satire of all other religious groups though they deny that they are a spoof religion.

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“In our belief, Dinkan is the God who created this world. He is also the one who keeps the world as it is now. And, we believe Dinkoism is the most suitable religion for the modern age. This is the belief part, “says Sukesh Vadavil, spokesperson for the Mooshikasena (meaning mouse army) to Sputnik.

The Sputnik report also states that Dinkoists value human rights and all the modern-day values that a religion should have. Values such as animal rights, gender equality and freedom of speech are the nucleus of the belief.

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The followers of Dinkoism had celebrated Akshaya Jetteeya on the 8th and 9th of May. They sold undergarments to the public as anyone who buys the undergarments would be blessed by Dinkan and would be prosperous in life, according to Dinkoists’ belief.  Akshaya Jetteeya is a parody on Akshaya Tritiya. Akshaya Tritiya is a holy day for Hindus and Jains. People generally buy gold on the auspicious day, as it is the ultimate symbol of wealth and prosperity.

The event was inaugurated at the historic Mithai Theru in Kozhikode by exchanging brief packets stuck with stickers of Dinkan among themselves. They told the curious crowd that gathered there that buying ‘Jetties’ (briefs) on the auspicious Akshaya Jetteeya day will bring good luck.

‘Akshaya Jetteeya’ and ‘Konaka Tritiya’ was celebrated in Kochi by selling ” undies that can cover the shame of corruption and communalism.”

With over 9000 Facebook followers, Dinkoism has spread around the world.

-This report is compiled by a staff-writer at NewsGram.

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  • Aparna Gupta

    This is really interesting. Never seen anyone worshipping a mouse.

    • Praveen Nelson

      We dinkoist worship and workcargo Dinkan… Dinka Dinka

  • devika todi

    this seems promising.

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The Exclusivism of Religion Terrorizing The Humanity

Acknowledging, respecting other faiths, and mingling together in their celebrations doubtlessly awaken our dormant godliness. This will certainly help purify our mind and steady our devotion. 

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At least to allow the grand idea of “humanity” to survive? Amidst of technological advances and luxuries we are fast getting away from basic realities of life!

BY: Salil Gewali 

The terror bombings that ripped through three churches and four luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka have left 359 people dead and 500 others injured. World-wide condemnation has been expressed against the perpetrators. This is nothing more than the usual “ritual”. Almost all such deadly explosions are followed by strong denunciation and the offering of condolences and prayers. But will mere hollow condemnations and condolences enough? How many such cold-blooded blasts have happened at scared place of worship like Church, Mosques, Temples, Synagogue in past three years? Could we not rather find out the core causes leading to the incidents? At least to allow the grand idea of “humanity” to survive? Amidst of technological advances and luxuries we are fast getting away from basic realities of life! The frequent terror bombings have made us more worried and apprehensive than ever before. Should this not bring the world leaders — spiritual, political and also thinkers, to one table and find the solution? But that will not happen, and the innocent people will continue to die at the hand of such bloodthirsty people.

What a big irony that the evils of intolerance, dogmatism and hatred explosively originate from the holy altar of religions! Now the world should fear the religious fanatics more than humane atheists. Moreover, if we dig deeper, we shall find the causes of such bloody hostility lies in the misinterpretation of GOD and the holy books we are following. We have foolishly cut the “inconceivable” GOD to our size. We have regarded others as “non-believers” if they worship HIM in a little different way. We undermine them, we belittle their holy scriptures, we sniff at their culture and mock their tradition and rituals. Not just that, we even find our own ways to misinterpret their scriptures and thereby defame their whole culture and ethos. This has often become a sort of “hubby” among a certain class of people. They are no less than terror bombers, I say this with conviction. Their works insidiously contribute to bring the “division and hatred” among people, communities and their faiths. Such people literally hurt the heart and soul of the people, which is far worse than the “hurt” of those killed in the bomb blasts.

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So, the nonsense bickering, hatred and inhuman cruelty that originates from our “religious exclusivism” has only kept us away from the tenets of humanity.

Indoctrination of exclusivity of one’s practiced religion is doubtlessly one of the prime causes that has driven many to this blind extremism. So much so — they even dedicate that evil acts to the Supreme Almighty and their sacred scriptures!

Why can’t we love our neighbor and fellow others? Is it not the most COMMON and FUNDAMENTAL teaching of the holy scriptures of all religions? Let other notions and handed down beliefs that are “potential” to cause division and disruptive be just set aside. One believes, God will never punish us if we get together and work towards mutual love and brotherhood than being fanatic and hurting others and then hurt oneself. After all we are from one fountain source of His divinity.

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Indoctrination of exclusivity of one’s practiced religion is doubtlessly one of the prime causes that has driven many to this blind extremism.

Of course, the more we go deeper and more we “understand” His “CREATION”, the more we “laugh” at ourselves. We regret our own stupidity too. For instance — in HIS limitless and infinite number of galaxies (just “one” galaxy spreading out in a span of 150000 -200000 light-years) there consists an infinite number of “earths” having their own religions as ours here. Is not their God and our God same? Should we call them heathen because they don’t follow our religion?  Our idea of religious “exclusivism” in the UNIVERSE is not just narrow but it is utterly “childish”. It is exactly like a small kid crying and insisting that her doll is the most expensive and most beautiful on earth! So, the nonsense bickering, hatred and inhuman cruelty that originates from our “religious exclusivism” has only kept us away from the tenets of humanity. Our cruelty arising from the extremism just chases away the divinity from within.

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So, let’s learn first to make peace with other believers and their cultural values. Our paths may be different but the goal is the same. Acknowledging, respecting other faiths, and mingling together in their celebrations doubtlessly awaken our dormant godliness. This will certainly help purify our mind and steady our devotion.  No one’s devotion to Him should ever end up in blasts and human degeneration.

Salil Gewali is a well-known writer and author of ‘Great minds on India’. Twitter: @SGewali.