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Kerala's first Dalit priest Yadu Krishna /Photo Credit - Reporter TV

Dalits As Priests: Why Only One Step Forward?

When Yadu Krishnan (22) entered the sanctum sanctorum of Keecherival Shiv Temple in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala an age-old Indian Belief was shaken. People of the village welcomed him with the garland of flowers and traditional Drums that were once reserved for the Brahmin Tantries and Priests. The rank list available in the website of Travancore Devaswam Board places Yadu[Read More…]

by October 21, 2017 Annihilate Caste
Affirmative Action In Temple Appointments: Kerala Shows The Way

Affirmative Action In Temple Appointments: Kerala Shows The Way

In the Caste ridden Indian Society, the role of priest has long been considered a preserve of the Brahmans. This is purely determined by birth. Only a person born in a Brahmin family is considered eligible to become a priest, if the person acquires grip over religious rituals and mantras. Any non-Brahmin and more particularly a Dalit becoming a priest[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 Annihilate Caste