On the outset, it is necessary to just accept Professor Edmund Burke’s pithy remark that superstition is the faith of feeble minds. Sir Carveth Reid wrote in his magnum opus, ‘Man and his superstitions’ that human beings are drawn to all types of irrational beliefs and human thoughts performs myriad tips to consolidate them.’
The identical will be mentioned about Kamakhya (truly ‘Kaamakshya’ temple in Assam which was as soon as upon a time, part of the undivided Bengal). It is one of many oldest Shakti Peeths of Hindus and centre of all occult and tantrik actions. Stobden wrote about Kamakshya and Maruteerth Hinglaaj (now in Pakistan) that these two Shakti Peeths have been the centres of occult actions for hundreds of years. Right here, one should perceive that Tantra of Hinduism is just not precisely a doubtful cult. It has its followers and immense relevance. Since Tantra’s bases and fundamentals are ostensibly taamsik (that stokes carnal and undesirable ideas), it earned a foul title when unethical practitioners began practising occultism and relegated it to evil black magic. The perceptive readers might concentrate on the truth that the Vajrayaan (together with the Heenyaan and Mahayaan) sect of Buddhism is definitely an offshoot of Tantra of Hinduism.
Rationalists and atheists have at all times questioned these superstitions and irrationalities. The slain Maharashtrian rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar disdainfully pooh-poohed black magic as meaningless mumbo-jumbo. He was killed for his intrepid assaults on the established non secular order. The identical destiny befell Pansare, Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh. They dared to problem sure weird practices which have sullied the picture of Hinduism.
Readers could also be conscious that the deity at Kamakshya temple is ‘goddess’ Kali and he or she’s related to the Stygian world or all that is darkish. Her complexion can be pitch-dark, symbolising evil (or a believer might say that ‘ the destroyer of evil forces’; it is how believers and non-believers have a look at the identical object). Kali is the cardinal deity of ogres (aghoris, kapaliks and practitioners of shady actions) and occult practitioners.
Devotees from all elements of India go there to get Kali’s blessings they usually additionally go along with a view to getting aid from supposed evil affect of jaadu-tona/Bhanmati or Karni (all synonyms of black magic, prevalent in several elements, provinces and dialects of India).
Years in the past, ‘Manohar Kahaniyaan’ in Hindi busted the parable of Kamakhya and even ‘Maya’ (now defunct) revealed that it was a den of superstitious actions.
Agreed, religion can not and should not be questioned. However man being rational, should ask the relevance of sure sacred locations and their related divinity. We should dare ask as to do these questionable customs and practices actually exist and matter?
There is not any downside if folks go along with pure shraddha (piety) and search Kali’s blessings at Kamakhya temple. However after they go there with sure doubtful beliefs and their anticipated options, they tarnish the picture and sacredness of that place. So anybody who nonetheless believes in it or is curious to find out about it, can go to the Kamakhya temple. Kamakhya temple darshan timings are from 5:30 AM to five:30 PM, all days of the week.
The black magic tag has finished a lot hurt to Kamakhya Shrine and this tag must be eliminated by considering folks and devotees. However who’ll bell the cat is 1,000,000 greenback query. Will you?