Guruvayur Devaswom Board seeks Brahmin cooks for temple festival; minister cancels tender

Minister K Radhakrishnan; controversial quotation

Guruvayur: Devaswom minister K Radhakrishnan on Friday ordered to withdraw the controversial notice of Guruvayur Devaswom Board seeking 'brahmin-only' cooks for a temple event here.

The quotation order for the Guruvayur temple festival, released on January 17, sought cooks and helpers of the brahmin caste. The move became controversial for obvious reasons.

However, the minister's office said that cooks will not be recruited as the big events planned had to be cut short due to the Covid-19 situation in the state.

The festival is scheduled for February 14-23. The cooks and helpers had to prepare food and distribute it for the visitors of the temple. The quotation was released by Devaswom Administrator.

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