Saturday, April 4, 2015

Belur Math Explosions - Wondering Why!

Belur Math - A Centre of Excellence.
Authorities would be baffled to know who could attack Belur Ramakrishna Mission at Belur Math. Though a crude bomb, the security is beefed up and authorities will have to be extra cautious from now on.

Belur Math is a major pilgrimage site in the state, Belur Math is where Swami Vivekananda spent his last days. The incident will be echoed till long as Swami Vivekananda is being harped upon by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Security is not something he can deal directly since he is at loggerheads with Mamata Bannerjee.

At the same time Belur Math is a pride of West Bengal and all Bengalis invariably take visitor to the place. It is located on the west bank of Hooghly River, Belur, West Bengal, India and is one of the significant institutions in Kolkata. The temple is the heart of the Ramakrishna Movement. Beautifully built, the temple is notable for its architecture that fuses Hindu, Christian and Islamic motifs as a symbol of unity of all religions. 

The crudeness of the explosives can give an idea of the motive as well. Low intensity signifies a reason where no harm is intended, yet the act will bring every attention to the issue. And if so then who would have done it. Surely there are elements who would like the issue to be raked up.

Investigations only will tell what the real reasons would be. But, the mission is in news for all the wrong reasons. For weeks, months and years to come people will remember the incident and rhe real mission of education, training and other philanthropic activities of the trust will now take a back seat.