Good start. And how many SC/ST priests were present during foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple ?BS. You are talking with no knowledge.
Anyone who passes the courses required can become a priest in the temple.
There are thousands of non-Brahmin priests including Muslim priests all over India.
Muslim priests at 900-yr-old Shiva temple in Kashmir
Jodhpur : Temple head priest a Muslim
More SC/ST members to become priests in Kerala
- Quota system to be followed
M. Rajagopalan Nair, chairman, KDRB of the Board, said the 32 per cent caste reservation policy would be strictly followed in the appointment and as many as 10 priests belonging to SC/ST communities and 50 OBC community members would get the appointment in temples in the next turn.
There were over 150 vacancies of priests in temples of Kochi Devaswom Board and another 30 in Guruvayur Devaswom and the reservation policy would be applied here, he said.
The recruitment of six youths, who belonged to the earlier socially outcast communities, had kicked up a storm in the social sector of the State as their forefathers were even denied the right to walk through the public roads and worship in temples.
The six Dalits who have been selected include P.R. Yadukrishna, a Pulaya community member, P.S. Sumesh, G. Jeevan, and M.K. Pradeepkumar (Pulaya) and P.C. Manoj (Vettuva).
First batch of SC-ST priests ready to take charge at Tirupati temples
Ram Temple will have SC/ST priests: Hindu Mahasabha chief
The Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya Wednesday was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and governor Anandiben Patel. Besides being the only woman on the stage, Patel was also the only Shudra present at the ceremony. Among the priests who performed the bhoomi pujan ritual, there was not a single Shudra — not even from Yadav, Jat, or Kurmi communities of UP, let alone from one of the Other Backward Classes and Dalits.