BDJS calls for appointing non-Brahmins as Sabarimala priest


“If all sections of the society do not object, we can take a decision after proper consideration. An abrupt decision in this regard would not happen soon” said Vasu.

Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) has called for considering people from the non-Brahmin community as priests of Sabarimala temple.

However, the Travancore Devaswom Board opined that the existing system in Sabarimala follows the tradition of Brahmins doing poojas in Sabarimala. However, the TDB president N Vasu assured considering it through proper discussions.

BDJS has been actively raising this demand for a long time. However, BJP keeps mum over the issue. The board would not take any abrupt decision in this regard in view of its sensitivity. The board follows the High Court-approved system of appointing Brahmins as the priest in the temple.

“If all sections of the society do not object, we can take a decision after proper consideration. An abrupt decision in this regard would not happen soon” said Vasu. It is learned that BDJS raised this demand without discussing it with its NDA ally BJP. Hence, the TDB and government have been suspecting the move as an attempt to trigger a fresh controversy in Sabarimala.

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