Towards the end of last week, the news of the appointment of 36 non-Brahmin priests which included 6 Dalits by the Travancore Devaswom Board in Kerala was one of the most trending and viral stories across social networking forums. The event gained quite a lot of hype showing the vast progress in the system.
Acclaimed veteran thespian Kamal Haasan, who has been quite vocal regarding various social issues in recent times once again took to his Twitter space to voice his opinion on the matter. He said, “Bravo Travancore Dewasom board.Salute to Kerala CM Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan.4 appointing 36 non-Brahmin priests. Periyar’s dream realized”.
The decision to appoint non-Brahmin priests in temples has come after a long battle with the management over caste discrimination.
It now remains to be seen whether the remaining states across the nation will follow suit.
*Kamal Haasan’s tweet is not spell-checked