A senior Kerala minister Saturday attacked the Sabarimala temple’s Tantri (leader priest), calling him a “Brahmin monster” for undertaking a ‘purification’ rite after two girls within the menstrual age staff entered the shrine.
The ladies, Kanakadurga (44) and Bindu (42), entered the shrine and introduced prayers on Wednesday, breaking a centuries-old custom. Following this, the tantri, Kandaru Rajeevaru, closed the sanctum sanctorum to accomplish the ‘purification’ rite.
Kerala public works division (PWD) minister and senior CPI(M) chief G Sudhakaran requested if a person who handled “a sister as impure” can also be regarded as human.
“The tantri is a logo of caste satan. He isn’t a Brahmin. He’s a Brahmin monster. If a Brahmin turns into a monster, he’s going to be an apprehension,” he informed newshounds right here.
“He isn’t a ‘shuddha (natural) Brahmin’. He does now not have any love, appreciate and allegiance in opposition to Lord Ayyappa,” the minister alleged.
Kanakadurga and Bindu had entered the hallowed precincts, guarded by way of police.
Their access into the shrine got here 3 months after the Superb Court docket’s ancient judgement lifting the ban at the access of women and girls between 10 to 50 years of age into the hilltop shrine of Lord Ayyappa ― the endlessly celibate deity.
In spite of the courtroom’s ruling, which got here on September 28 final 12 months, nobody from the ‘barred’ age staff used to be ready to supply prayers on the shrine as a result of frenzied protests by way of devotees and right-wing outfits.