CHENNAI, INDIA, September 13, 2021 (Deccan Chronicle): Hailing Tamil as the “Language of Gods,” the Madras High Court has said temple consecrations across the country should be done reciting Tamil hymns composed by saints like the Alwars and Nayanmars, besides others like Arunagirinathar. A bench of Justice N. Kirubakaran, since retired, and Justice B. Pugalendhi, in a recent order also said that in our country “it is made to believe that Sanskrit alone is the Gods’ language.” “The petitioner seeks for performing Kudamuzhuku in a particular temple by reciting Tamil verses. However, it is not only for that temple but throughout the country, all the temples should be consecrated by reciting Tamil Thirumurai and other hymns composed by Saints like Alwargal and Nayanmargal, apart from Pattinathar, Arunagirinathar etc,” the bench noted.

In various countries and religions, different types of beliefs were in existence and the places of worship also changed according to the culture and religion. “In those places, only the local language was stated to be used for doing heavenly service. However, in our country, it is made to believe that Sanskrit alone is God’s language and not any other language is equivalent. No doubt, Sanskrit is an ancient language with enormous ancient literature. The belief is spread in such a way that only if the Sanskrit Vedas are recited, the Gods will listen to the prayers of the devotees,” the bench said.

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