is Present in Your Adversity
[Updated :: 2011-06-01 15:08:10 Hours]
God is always there where you serve others with love. God lives
in kind hearts. God is present when you are in distress although
you do not see him. However, this week CIMIC team was blessed to
spend a few minutes with a person dedicated to serve God, pray God
for others, and who has developed mental power gained through regular
Iyar Ketheeswara Kurukkal, the chief priest of Ussan Kandaswami
Kovil, Mirusuvil was born in 1961.This small child, when reached
his school age, was sent to Ussan Ramanathan Maha Viththiyalam where
he studied up to G.C.E.O/L.
serving God is hereditary from his father, Somasunthara Iyar Rathnasabhapathy
Kurukkal, young Ketheeswara joined conducting of pooja of their
Kovil as a priest at the age of 15.
father is a Jaffna Tamil and mother, Sangaree Amma is a lady of
Indian origin,” Ussan Temple Swami (as he is known to many) told
were displaced due to terrorist activities and came back to Inuvil
after the Army took over the area in 1996 or so,” said the Swami
attempting to recall the past.
Iyar Ketheeswara Kurukkal is married to Kanaka Ambiga of Uduvil,
and has got one daughter and two sons.
am happy about Jaffna’s present situation. All have freedom to live
without fear. There are some areas on which development projects
should be extended. Rural villages must be supplied with electricity
and IT education should be given to all students because they are
signs of development,” he firmly told.
further added that wave of crimes should not be tolerated. According
to him, it destroys people’s liberty of living.
Army persons are on the road, there are no crimes,” a smiling Swamy
claimed touching his long grey beard.
is gifted by God with the skill of telling others’ future. Just
after the morning pooja he forecasts future events and tell others’
Gen. Sunil Tennakoon was at the 55 Division I used to tell him about
LTTE mortar falls in advance. And they never missed,” he proudly
His brother is the chief priest of Hanuman Temple at Chunnakam.
We got his blessing before the departure. You may contact him through