Tuesday, December 30, 2008

India - Poor Country?

Who said India is a poor country? See the temple below…


The photo above is the Sripuram Sri Mahalaksmi Golden Temple.More than 400 gold and coppersmiths are said to have worked for six years to craft the Rs 600-crore gold temple located on 55,000 sq ft of land near Vellore.

http://www.hellovellore.com/SripuramGoldenTemple.asp

Recently, I had chance to visit the temple. I could see it only as tourist spot; not as a temple. It's filled with full of Money, more than the spirituality.

In ancient age, Our Kings had plenty of wealth and resources, so they built many temples with rich artistic work. Those temples spread the devotion as well as the Art.

But in the current situation, where still a lot of people struggling for basic amenities, Do these new expensive temples needed?

Ok, if you wish, then why can't you renovate old temples, which are in poor condition?

I'm not an atheist. In fact, I'm a strong believer of God. But I don't like the way we mix the Divinity with Deluxe.

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1 Comment to "India - Poor Country?"

CK said...

Being rich is not having money, but the mindset to spend it wisely...and money has to be earned.

In this aspect we are still poor. We do not yearn for what we want...