A Silent Revolution By Kshetra Samrakshana Samithi

via HK Correspondent published on July 17, 2007

Self Proclaimed Cultural leaders like Sukumar Azhikode doesn’t open their filthy mouth to say a good word about this, the so called modern marxist minster Sudhakaran who is all set to bring equality and liberalization in Hindu community doesn’t have time to appreciate this and media and channel don’t care for this as their ratings are not going to change if they report this.


 


This is regarding a silent revolution taking place in the interiors of Wayanad District spearheaded by Kerala Kshetra Samrakshana Samithi, under the leader ship of Sri. Sridharji, state secretary of thIs organization. Kshetra Samrakshana Samithi is one among the sister organizations under Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh and it works for the upliftment and maintenance of the temple and its traditions.


 


In the land of Sreenarayana Guru and Chattambi Swamikal, this silent revolutionaries proudly proclaims that it is not by birth that one become eligible for priesthood but by their karma or by their deeds. They are upholding the famous Paliyam Vilambaram by steering this revolution


 


In Panamaram Pongini Temple near Kalpatta, Wayanad District there are 29 children who are now given training to become brahmins. The aim of this program is to make these 29 children capable of performing all the poojas and associated tasks inside a sreekovil, which is considered one of the most auspicious place in a temple and where the deity resides.


 


Out of these 29 children only one belong to the traditional Brahmin family and rest all of them are from so called other lower castes in Hindu society and include adivasi children. They underwent all major rituals associated with priesthood like Upanayanam, shodakriyas and they regularly perform Sandhya Vandhanam one of the most important ritual a Brahmin is supposed to follow in his day to day life without fail. They take bath early in the morning and practice and perform all the rituals a priest should follow in his daily life. Initially it was a difficult task to get priests to perform upanayanam for the children as they were not Brahmins. Hearing this initiative, one of the leading thantric guru Sri Perumadam Hrishikeshan Nampoothiri agreed to do the task .That marked the beginning or the first step in this silent revolutionary movement.


 


 


Kshetra Samraksha Samithi thought of starting such an initiative hearing lot of temples being closed or in the verge of closure due to the lack of priests to perform the daily pooja.  They gave advertisements in all temples across kerala inviting people irrespective of caste who are interested to learn and perform Pooja in temples and become priests. They screened the horoscopes of the initial 70 + applicants and interviewed their parent to get their consent and make them aware of this initiative. The upanayanam and other rituals followed after these initial processes by samithi. The children are also taught jyotisham, vedam, sanskrit along with the other pooja related stothrams and slokams.


 


The Kshetra Samrakshana Samithi aim for Sreekovil entrance and pooja performance by these 29 children who will become priests once they successfully complete this 3 year course.


 


 

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