Vexed with his son and daughters for converting to Christianity, a man has donated his Rs.2 crore worth house to a temple. The old man was upset that his converted children would not perform his final rites as per Hindu traditions and decided to give away his hard earned property to the temple.
Velayudham, an 85 year old resident of Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu, was hurt by his children embracing Christianity. He worked as a Health Inspector for the TN government and built a house which is now worth Rs.2 crore with his earnings. He has 2 daughters and a son. All of them are married to Christians and converted to Christianity as well.
Talking to local daily Dinamalar Velayudham said, “As a follower of Hindu Dharma I wanted my children to perform my final rites. Both of my daughters have married Christian men and are in government jobs. My son works in a private firm and he also married a Christian woman. All three of them have converted to Christianity. So they are not going to perform my final rites as per Hindu traditions”.
“I own a house in a 2,680 sq.ft property which is worth around Rs 2 crore now. I don’t want to give the house to those who have changed their religion. So I have donated it to Kumarakkottam Murugan temple which is my family deity. Those who have converted to Christianity will not perform any rites even when I die. So I don’t want to give my property to them. My second son and daughter are residing in a part of the house. They can live here as long as myself and my wife live. But the moment we die the temple will take over the house”.
Velayudham handed over the property rights of the house to the temple and gave the documents to the HRCE minister as the temple is under the department’s control. The sad thing is that missionaries have infiltrated HRCE with the help of cryptos and have been encroaching, illegally selling/buying temple properties. This is a classic example of how conversion breaks families. Shradh is a very important part of Sanatani lifestyle by breaking which missionaries destroy the relationship between children and parents and their grand tradition.
In March 2021, am 18 year old boy was driven to suicide after his family, thanks to missionaries in his village, pressurised him to convert to Christianity. In 2017, a father had mercilessly thrashed his son for not converting to Christianity in Karnataka. The father used to be the hereditary pujari of the village temple and the son took up his responsibilities after the former converted.
In Goa, HinduPost had covered the case of a Hindu maid who was being pressurized to convert by her own relatives who had converted to Christianity. The maid’s uncle (A Kannadiga) who was a worshiper of the goddess Yellama earlier, after embracing Christianity told the maid that she was worshiping the devil and that she would go to hell if she didn’t embrace the true God — Jesus Christ.
Another boy who converted claimed that his parents would be going to hell because they rejected Jesus and worshiped ‘forms of the devil.’ In East UP’s Jaunpur, a Hindu mother belonging to a Scheduled Caste had complained that her 22-year-old daughter was kidnapped by a missionary gang operating in their village – they threatened to kill the girl unless the entire family converted.