Mangalore, October 1: The devotion is important in our country, not the Veda and Shastras, said the former union minister Janardhan Poojary.
Addressing a press meet on Wednesday, he said that by appointing the duo Dalit widows to as priests at the temple of Sri Sri Gokarnanatha, a new revolution in has been initiated at the sanctum. He expressed that, it is observed that only just a few of people are against it. Such opponents are thrown only a question….we respect women in all aspects, but as soon as they are widowed, why do we impose social restrictions on them and keep them away…… We have decided among ourselves that the dalits, widows and women should not perform priestly activities in the temple, but God has not denied this. He questioned that, Women can worship at home, but not in temples why?.
It is there in our mind that the Shastras and Vedas are supreme. But Narayana guru had claimed that if there is a strong devotion, mantra and shastras are not necesssary. The Hindu holy place of hindus- is Kashi; there the devotees perform poojas by themselves. In Tirupati mantras are not chanted. So why do you speak on Kudroli temple. Fear is instilled in the name of dharmas and Shastras. In future it this might switch to terrorism. Against this is the fight is inevitable.
A few days ago, the Chief Minister who had arrived to the shrine said that it will be thought about the appointment of women priests in Mujrai temples which are under the government management. In this regard, he proposed about it on his arrival in the city today with the media. He can take decision on his own in this regard. He need not wait for the approval of the Cabinet on this issue. If he gets approved and put into action, it will be a remarkable state’s history. In addition Siddaramaiah will be coined as the first Indian chief minister who brought about such a change.
At the press conference the President of the Management Board H.S. Sai Ram, Raghavendra Kuluru treasurer Padmaraj R, trustees of the B.K.Tharanath, K.Mahesvaracandra, members of the Development Committee, Harikrishna Bantwal, Dr B G. Suvarna, M. Shekar Poojary, D.D. Kattemar, Leelaksha Karkera and others were present.