Can non-Brahmin become priest?

Can non-Brahmin become priest?

‘No need for law’ There are non-Brahmins also working as archakas for a long time. In north Karnataka, they do not have Brahmins as archakas in many places, people from other castes also are allowed as priests,” said S Prakash. If somebody wants to become a priest, they are most welcome.

Can a non-Brahmin become a priest in India?

“In 1971, Kalaignar Karunanidhi amended the HR & CE Act to abolish the hereditary appointment of priests which paved the way for non-Brahmins to become priests. Till date, only two of the government-trained non-Brahmin priests have been appointed in temples.

Can anyone become temple priest?

“Presently, the process of appointing people of all castes as archakas is on nearly a decade after our Kalaignar (late Karunanidhi) had ordered in 2010 that anyone can become temple priests. Only two were appointed as priests by the (AIADMK) government, following the 2015 Supreme Court order.

Can non Brahmins do puja?

The non-brahmins, who have prescribed qualifications, are eligible to enter the portals of sanctum sanctorum and perform pooja in any temple, including the famed Sabarimala and Guruvayur shrines,” he told.

How do you become a Brahmin priest?

There is no authority for the notion of the birth based caste system in authoritative Hindu scriptures. Even a person born in a “low-caste” family can become a Brahmin if he acquires the necessary knowledge and is eligible to be appointed as a priest.

What is non-Brahmin?

“Anti-Brahminism” or “Non-Brahminism” is a movement in opposition to caste based discrimination and hierarchical social order which places Brahmins at its highest position.

Under which Article non Brahmins can be appointed as Pujari in temple?

Hence it is asserted that no one other than a Malayala Brahmin can be appointed to the post of Santhikaran. This is because a non-Brahmin is not expected to perform Pooja rituals in the sanctum sanctorum of temple in Kerala as per the recognised usage, contended the petitioner.

Can a Dalit become Brahmin?

Because a dalit Hindu can convert to Islam, Christianity or to Buddhism, but she can never turn into a Brahmin.