'Malankara Reeth' a brain child of Vattaserri Thirumeni
- Dear Mathew Varkey,
Your postings on the formation of 'malankara reeth'
is cent percent true.
People who without any qualms abuse anything even
remotly connected with RCC forget that it was their
own leaders who had started the "punaraikya
prasthanam" in twenties.
mar evanious was the right hand man of vattaserri
thirumeni all along, and vattaserri thirumeni had
even announced in public that mar evanious was his
Please go through the autobiography of Mar evanious
published in "Girideepam" where you can find the
maneourings of Vattaserri thirumeni on his trip to
Mar evanious even hints that the main reason for the
trip to mardin was to have discussions with the Syrian
Catholic Patriarch and the discussion with HH the
Syrian Orthodox Patriarch was only an eyewash to the
laymen in malankara.
It may also be noted that Vattaserri thirumeni never
denounced Mar evanious for deserting the church. When
lay leaders of 'metran faction' met vattaserri thirumeni
in old seminary and forced vattaserri to issue a 'kalpana'
denouncing mar evanious for desertion and extalling
the laymen of the church not to be cheated by mar
evanious, Vattaserri thirumeni replied in the negative.
Even after much pressure Vattaserri thirumeni replied that
he is never going to denounce mar evanious for what he
I can challenge any body in IOC to produse any proof
of Vattaserri thirumeni denouncing mar evanious. Even
in private he acted as if mar evanious had his blessings.
The fact is Vattaserri thirumeni was keeping his options
open. If in future the Court case went against him he
wanted to proceed with his initial plans.
((Till before the 'mardin yatra' of vattaserri thirumeni
we were winning the court cases. Sir C P Ramaswamy (later
divan of Travancore)was our advocate till then. C P,who
was a leading lawyer of madras high court was first
brought to Travancore/Cochin by us, and it may be noted
that for all cases in which C P appeared we had won. But
by fate C P became the Divan of Travancore and hence
relinquished our vakalath. We started loosing from then.))
You only have to check geographically where 'reeth'
exists to get a clear picture. Malankara Reeth could
get a foothold only in places where the erstwhile
'metran faction' was very strong. 'Reeth' is a nobody
where the 'Bava faction' was strong.
The truth is that the leadership of 'metran faction'
had softpeddled the whole 'reeth' issue, because they
thought that 'reeth' would come handy in future.
And these same people now start shivering on hearing