Tamil Nadu: 24 non-Brahmin archakars get job orders
CHENNAI: After a long wait of more than a decade, Yoganathan, 32, of Theni district was thrilled. On Saturday he was given his job order by chief minister M K Stalin to be a priest in a temple managed by the state-run Hindu Re gious and Charitable Endowments (HR & CE) department. He was among the 24 non-Brahmin, trained archakars or priests, including five dalits, appointed in HR & CE temples in the state. A woman 'odhuvar' (a scholar who sings Tamil devotional hymns) too was given an appointment order. This was to mark the 100th day of the DMK go nment and a pre-poll promise of the Dravidian .
金奈：经过十多年的漫长等待，家住Theni区的32岁的Yoganathan兴奋不已。周六，首席部长M K Stalin给了他一份工作，让他在一家由国营印度宗教和慈善捐赠基金(HR & CE)部门管理的寺庙里当祭司。他是24名接受过培训的非婆罗门祭司之一，其中包括5名达利特，被任命在该邦 HR & CE 寺庙工作。一名女“odhuvar”(唱泰米尔虔诚赞美诗的学者)也被授予任命。这是为了纪念DMK政府成立100天，也是该德拉威党在选举前的承诺。
"I am excited to receive the appointment from the CM. It was a long struggle," said Yoganathan, who was appointed as priest in a temple in a village in Tirupur district. They were among the 200-odd trained non-Brahmin archakars, who completed a one-year 'junior Saiva archakar' course as per the ags. The M Karunanidhi go nment had launched the course in 2007 in six temples in the state, aimed at permitting all Hindus to become priests, irrespective of their castes. The DMK re gie could not appoint them in state-managed temples as the issue was caught in a legal tangle.
The trained archakars came together under the banner 'Tamil Nadu Go nment Archakars Association' to fight the legal battle, which ended in December 2015 following a Supreme Court order. Trained achakars, according to the verdict, can be appointed as per the ags of respective temples. Several prests of the trained archakars demanding jobs from the HR & CE temples ended in vain.
培训过的祭司在“泰米尔纳德邦政府祭司协会”的旗帜下团结起来，打起了这场法律战，在最高法院的命令下，这场官司于2015年12月结束。根据判决，经过培训的祭司可以按照各自寺庙的规定任命。几次受训祭司要求进入HR & CE寺庙工作的抗议都以失败告终。
"To fulfill a dream of Periyar (E V Ramy), this go nment has implemented Kignar (Karunanidhi) go nment's order that allowed all Hindus to become priests," Stalin said, after handing over the appointment orders to as many as 174 people to various posts, including the 24 trained non-Brahmin archakars. HR & CE minister P K Sekar Babu has promised that the go nment would open the course to women, interested in becoming priests.
“为了实现peryar (E V Ramy)的梦想，这届政府已经执行了Kignar (Karunanidhi)政府的命令，允许所有印度教徒成为祭司，”Stalin说，他把任命命令传达给了174人，担任不同的职位，包括24名受过培训的非婆罗门祭司。HR & CE部长P K Sekar Babu承诺，政府将向有意成为祭司的女性开放课程。
Hindus must arise and prest anti Hindu forces trying to destroy Hinduism in the garb of inclusivity.
how is it,a man who said ,god does not est,those who worship god are 'kattumirandi',could have a say in temple administration?
how long these fellows are going to keep cheating the public?
Obcs must unite to save Hinduism in Tamil Nadu. Hinduism will be murdered by these atheists in the name of reform. They are appointing preists with no knowledge of re gion at all.
Arabind Kumar Jha
is TN go nment also involved in appointment of christion priest or Mus m moulvis if not why are they controlling hindu temples and re gious activities. It feels like hindus are second class citizens in India. I am not ag inst people from other caste becoming archaka but ag inst go nment intervention in hindu re gious institutions
Well done. Thousands of years of supression and inferiority shown to them needs such response. Well done CM.
Most progressive step by TN Govt. Only if these caste barriers are broken, we can progress as a community to next level.
This means we are getting more civilized.
what this go nment has successfully achieved us to abandon the temples where this sacrilegious act has resulted in breathe tradition since no practicing Hindu would visit these temples.
Yet another attempt by the DMK, with blessings from Chr tian missionaries to meddle with Hinduism. Removing Brahmins makes it easy for DMK to mess with Hinduism. DMK needs caste divisions for its survival and it will never remove caste sy em as it cms.
Every brahmin household is a temple.
Who and what gave the to these so-called rationalists who are a bunch of atheists and non believers to meddle with Hinduism when don't even believe in it?
God Bless TN !!
A po itical gimmic. Atheists should not appoint archakaas. Non believers should not touch temples or its administration. What a hypocracy?
one has to wait and see whether same type of procedures will be adopted in the places of worship in other beliefs too.
Appointing NON BRAHMINS as Priests is JUST A GIMMICK OF DMK, their UNDERLYING MESSAGE IS ANTI BRAHMIN- HATRED THAT WAS STARTED BY EVR AND HIS LIKES. British policy was divide and rule- NORTH - DIVISION ON RELIGIOUS BASIS.
the atheists can construct go nment temple and appoint them in those temples. not in esting temples. we can see how many people will go there!
DMK accepts Hinduism, that is great news
Stalin and Kanimozhi the strong atheists children of atheist father, have recognized Hinduism temples.
Big deal. Non Brahmins have been archakas for decades in amman temples. So why the tsha now ?
Why target Hinduism alone. Are Is m & Chr tianity out of bounds for the govt. We didn't you Mr. Stalin to wipe out Hinduism. If you want to break casteism, then take on the Churches and Mo es too and I will accept your mission to remove casteism altogether...
Is the present people who are preists in temple are brahmins. They are Adi saivas called sivacharyas they are recruits from non brahmins only to safe guard the temple.
We are grateful to this goodwill gesture of TN' CM which ended monopoly of only those who belongs to a particular upper caste people who were specifically recruited for this purpose.
Avudainayagam Shunmugam sundaram