Thank you for visiting my blog and website, visitors from India with this question. It will be a question of debate as to whether such an occurrence could have been tamed or averted, through metaphysical means or somehow or perhaps simply by not having removed the temple where the Shakti was said to have been established for many hundreds of years. The Shakti of Kalimata.
There is a strong belief among those who worship that Shakti of Kalkamata that Her temple should not have been moved. There were learned people who had also concurred with that view. Yet somehow the ultra-scientific minds are inclined to push the boundaries. What has gone cannot be undone, so much damage occurred, so many lives were lost, and so many many more people are left homeless and with meagre means in the aftermath of this calamity.
All that I would add to this debate is this : Yes, we must always respectfully observe religious inclinations of our culture, and not proceed with something if we are forewarned of the consequences. This is not superstition, but paying homage and heed to the One who has made it all.
A time will come when India will develop much further, and tap into all the possibilities of geothermal, hydroelectric and nuclear power. Certainly a great need is there, and all tasks will be made easier and large-scale infrastructure feasible with added power capacity, that cannot be denied. But thorough consultations should be made, and consideration given to any concerns. It would be better to err on the side of caution than to proceed and then realise the disasterous effects.
The government faces this extra challenge of rehousing all these sad homeless people, and providing means of sustainance. This is the sort of calamity that provides a challenge for any government, but it seems the able UPA under Dr Manmohan Singh-ji is doing all it can to help people survive and relocate.
The 10,000 troops and volunteers deployed in the rescue effort did a heroic job and deserve the nation's thanks.
I pray for the well-being of the survivors of the tsunami, and send them my brotherly love.