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Preparing for Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2010

It’s now less than a week remaining for Valentine’s Day and it seems awfully quiet. Last year there was pink chaddis and pink saris. The years before that it was slapping and beating, and breaking window panes of shops. I wonder what it will be this year? Well, TOI reported that Chennai-based Gokulalakshmi Trust plans to build a Valentine Sri Krishna temple. According to the report:

“Lord Krishna is believed to have had about 16,000 wives. Every day was Valentine’s Day for him,” says R Jaganaath of the Chennai-based Gokulalakshmi Trust, which is constructing a Valentine’s Sri Krishna temple at Sholingur in Vellore district, around 90km from Chennai.

Jaganaath says that the temple is meant especially for couples in love. “Any form of love is divine; I am sure the lord will only bless couples who come here.”

Seems like the temple will be ready by April. A little late for this year’s Valentine’s Day but still not a bad idea. Now to see if the temple assumes that “couples” is not necessarily equal to “married couples only”, which would sort of defeat the purpose, me thinks.

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  1. February 9, 2010 12:42 pm

    I agree with the last line. Indians are hypocrite when it comes to give freedom to love birds. A married couple living together under the sham of marriage just for the sake of society is accepted but two lovers who genuinely love each other can’t even hold hands in public!
    I am not so sure what purpose this temple be serving when we have sainiks vandalizing the gift galleries and slapping young couples!

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