On January 28th, as per the local custom, special puja and annadanam was conducted by villagers for the departure of Chaitanya Baba. Below are a few pictures and a video from the puja.
A mahatma named Chaitanya Baba who lived in the forests of Odisha entered maha samadhi recently just after Makara Sankranti. This short video shows the placing of his body in the ground and burial. For many years he had been staying in the forests of Ratna Giri mountain.
The hidden purpose of Jallikattu protests is to trick hindus to hate cows that are not belonging to native breed, and thereby allow exporting of cow beef without objection from Hindus. This is why the protests have been supported by so many Christian and Muslim organizations.
On Friday, the Central government approved a draft Ordinance by the state government to make an exception for bulls in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. The people are too foolish to see who is actually behind this. While putting on a show of supporting traditional culture, they are removing the bull from the list of animals protected by law. It is now legal to engage in cruelty to bulls as they don’t fall under this law.
Last year we mentioned our desire to build rooms for elderly sadhus who had been staying for decades in the forests around the Bhola Giri mountain range in Odisha. We would like to give you an update on this project. With your assistance we have been able to help elderly sadhus staying at three ashrams in the jungles around this sacred mountain.