Now, non-Brahmins too can prepare Sabarimala prasadam


Perumbavoor: The Travancore Devaswom Board has withdrawn the 'caste conditions' in the tender for preparing the prasadam of the Sabarimala Sree Dharma Sastha Temple.

Earlier, the advertisement used to specify that only Malayali Brahmins shall make the Unniyappam, Vella Nivedyam, Sarkara Payasam, Avil Prasadam for the temple.

Ambedkar Cultural Forum president Sivan Kadali had alleged that the advertisement of a government-controlled office providing opportunity for a particular caste is against the principle of equality. He sent complaints to the state government and the Human Rights Commission.

Though the Commission had in 2001 itself ruled that the advertisement cannot discriminate over religion, it was not followed.

Add Comment
Related Topics

Get daily updates from Mathrubhumi.com

Youtube
Telegram
Disclaimer: Kindly avoid objectionable, derogatory, unlawful and lewd comments, while responding to reports. Such comments are punishable under cyber laws. Please keep away from personal attacks. The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of readers and not that of Mathrubhumi.