05 October 2021
Kali Became Lakshmi?
We Hindus celebrate Navaraathri (Nine Nights) each year. The first three nights are dedicated to Mother Kali; the next three to Mother Lakshmi and the final three to Mother Saraswathie. In secular terms – they are respectively – Bravery – especially in armed war; money wealth and education respectively.
[The painting, by 19th-century Indian master Raja Ravi Varma, depicts the four-armed goddess clad in a red sari with gold ornaments and standing atop a lotus flower. It was one of 31 works of art, altogether worth nearly $1 million, that were being shipped to the Geneva Freeport in Switzerland. That vast, ultra-secure warehouse complex, larger than 20 soccer fields, stores among its many treasures what the BBC once called “the greatest art collection no one can see.”] article headed ‘Sri Lankan power couple piled up luxury homes, artworks and cash offshore as ruling family rose and rose’ by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Like the Corona – that is another outcome of opening the Pandora’s box.
Much of it is ‘insider knowledge’ to know which one has to become a journalist – preferably a de facto journalist.
One politician is reported to have observed as follows:
[Each of these investigations either has Rajapaksa family members or their close associates named in them. This is millions of dollars of public funds,”] Anura Kumara Dissanayake
To me, the above is NOT a true statement. Only the Tax collected by the government on behalf of the Public is public funds. A major part is the collectors’ own even if it came through the illegal pathway.