To all me Hindu friends & bloggers who drop by at me humble site, hope you will tune into the cosmic wavelength of Lord Siva on this most blessed of days!
Fer the info of non-Hindus, this is a very important festival as it is a celebration dedicated to Lord Siva, the God of regeneration ie the cycle of death & birth which is central to Hindu belief of re-birth.
Since we are in the midst of GE politics, please note that the famed Bukit Gasing Sivan temple in PJ has had its renovation works halted by over zealous local councils. This is a temple which is frequented by the highest of MIC hierarchy & yet they are utterly powerless to do their bit to help this beautiful temple.
Yet another example of how famed & old temples are denied the right to exist. This is just to counter those who say we have too many temples & we can avoid temples being demolished if we apply fer the correct permits. How very naive . . .
Anyways, to end on a positive note, here's wishing you a Happy Sivarathri! Aum Nama Sivaya!