MANGALORE: Pejawar mutt seer Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swami said that it is not proper to blame Brahmins for untouchability and casteism.
The seer said at Brahmin awareness convention held under the aegis of Brahmana Federation here that untouchability and casteism are not the contributions of upper caste. “It is unfortunate that though Brahmins are blamed even though they are not responsible for untouchability and casteism. Barhmins have the responsibility of protecting Hindu religion and human society. Brahmin community also have the responsibility of guiding all sections of the society including dalits,” the seer said.
He observed that there is a need for consultation on injustice being meted out to Brahmin fraternity. All Brahmin sects need to be united for the welfare of Brahmins, he added.
Columnist P Sadananda Mayya said that business motives spoil the Indian religious essence and the Brahmin heritage. “Corporate culture in temples and mutts has reached new heights. Vipra community should not remain silent on this issue despite knowing its consequences. Brahmins community members show less interest in following traditions in the name of multiple culture. This will be affecting the Brahmin culture,” he said.
He said that globalisation is one of the reason which leads to deterioration of culture. He called upon Brahmin mutts to think of religious and cultural leadership. “Gurukuls and Veda Patashalas needs to be rejuvenated,” he added.
Vinobha K T, TNN