Sorry for such a violent title...
...But that's what the serial has done to him today.Whatever the serial has shown today is not only blatantly WRONG...but is a defamation of his character as well.
That's what is hurting me most today. And I have a few questions to ask-
- Have the Creatives forgotten that Skanda / Subrahmanya / Muruga is highly revered God in South India?
- What is the background research they have done on the life and legend of Kartikeya ? If they haven't - I will be happy to volunteer. Mr Devdutt Patnaik- are you listening?
- Who gave the creatives the license to portray Kartikeya in a manner that is bound to hurt the sentiments of so many of his devotees?
Not only that, but even many people in the North who may not be too familiar with legends behind this God, will get a wrong impression. Even to imagine Skanda being rude, questioning his parents is unthinkable.
The North Indian legends may have limited Kartikeya's role as a warrior but for us South Indians (Tamils- specifically) he is also a repository of all branches knowledge. He is regarded as an embodiment of Veda, Mantra and Gyana. Even as a child, he flawlessly explained the essence of Pranava Mantra to his father.
It is not possible to convey in a few words the amount of faith and devotion that millions have for this God. Observing fasts to please him so that he blesses us with good children is very common. There is a specific prayer (Kanda Shashti Kavacham) that many chant on a daily basis - for protection from illnesses. He stirs the same devotion in our hearts as Krishna does for North Indians.
In such a case, is it correct on the CVs part to have depicted Kartikeya in a rude, questioning arrogant manner?
What is more disturbing is the feeling that Kartikeya is being maligned so that Ganesha can be portrayed as the 'perfect son' for Gauri.
Kartikeya's character has been damaged beyond redemption. Irrevocably. Irreparably.
If there are any fellow Tamilians on board who feel the same as I do, please respond.
-----An angry, anguished and agonized viewer.
Edited by varaali - 02 October 2012 at 11:42am