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Let's welcome the good verdict  of  the High Court

Let's welcome the good verdict of the High Court

The Madras High Court has issued an order that anyone who has mastered Agama and Pujas can
become a priest in temples.
In 2018, a notification was issued regarding the appointment of new priests for Salem
Sukhavaneswarar Temple. In this notification issued by the Department of Hindu Religious
Charities and Endowment it was stated that to become a priest, it is enough to have studied the
rules of Agama.
Subramanya Guru of Sri Rangam had filed a case in the Madras High Court against this
announcement by the Hindu Religious Charities and Endowments Department. In this related
case, arguments were presented on behalf of the Tamil Nadu government that it is enough to
know the rules of Agama for temples to become a priest in temples,
Accepting this, the Madras High Court ordered that persons of all castes can become priests if
they have mastered Agama and Pujas. Madras High Court Judge Anand Venkatesh has issued
this order. This judgment of Madras High Court is welcome.
The court confirmed that appointment of priests is not done on the basis of caste. In 2002, the
Supreme Court had issued a similar judgment in a case filed by Adityan against the action of the
Travancore Devasthanam. It is by pointing this out that now the Madras High Court has given its
order .
Based on this order, the Tamil Nadu government will no longer have any restrictions on making
priestly appointments. Welcome to the good judgment!