Sharad demands govt 'takeover' of donations in famous temples

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  1. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    Yup and hand it over to politicians Swiss bank accounts. Or `charitable trusts` run by politicians like a Maharashtra politician trustee of Siddhivinayak temple did.

    Sharad demands govt 'takeover' of donations in famous temples

     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    Kerala Padmanabhaswamy temple....hmmm.

    The vultures have started circling
     
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    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    They will sell their mothers for a bit of $$$$, forget about temples...:mad:
     
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    I say take over all the donations from every religious institution of every religion, so that there is peace in India.
     
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    To Sharad (Pawar/Yadav/etc.)Kutte mein tera khoon pi jaunga.
     
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    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    I say keep shudras and dalits as head priests in temples.This will bring a sense of participation into the religion
     
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    I like the Idea! Though Radical, however, seems very effective!

    One thing to be kept in mind - train Dalits in all the rituals and stuff, so that they don't get rejected by the devotees! Even if it takes a few generation - it should be done! And Brahmins who go out of job and transform into Dalits (as they would be Jobless and Landless at the same time), should be given reservations to survive!
     
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    Already done by BJP govt in Kar. SC-ST are encouraged as temple priests in those administered by Muzrai dept, only qualification to apply for job being knowledge of rituals. News report was there in 2008 or 09, how far implemented not sure. Earlier only hereditary priests could apply for job other jobs in temples being open to all.

    Some good has obviously come out of Hindu Charitable Act with temples in South being much cleaner and neater than in rest of country. Could be better civic sense also of Southern people though.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    And how will that help in real terms?

    Are they not human?

    Have they no eyes? Have they no hands, organs,
    dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with
    the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject
    to the same diseases, healed by the same means,
    warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer
    as a Forward chap is? If you prick them, do they not bleed?
    If you tickle them, do they not laugh?

    So, how will they act differently?

    What will stop them from behaving the same way as the current ones behave?

    How will it change the perspective of these priest from the sudra and schedule castes if they are made head priest or priests?

    And how will it make religion more participative?
     
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    amitkriit Senior Member Senior Member

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    Need of the hour is to unify Hindus, and paying the less fortunate beings amongst ourselves a chance to feel like equals is the right way to achieve this goal. Varna system in Hinduism is not rigid, we most move back to our roots.
     
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    Re my post at #8 -

    SC, ST archakas to be appointed
    The Hindu
    Saturday, Jun 30, 2007

     
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    Why this need?

    Having non Brahmins as priest will change the situation and the non Brahmin priest will not adopted the same attitude of the Brahmin priests?

    Let us see an example.

    People converted to Islam and Christianity because they wanted to get rid of the caste stigma.

    Did it change anything?

    The Muslims and the Christians all claim that caste is a factor in both the religions and hence they demand reservations!

    Mother Teresa demanded reservations for Christians.Imagine that! The flag bearer of Christianity doing down the holy tenets of Christiandom!

    And the Muslims of India has never stop the clamour for reservations, even though they are the first off the block to uphold the tenets of Islam to include the Sharia is inviolate!


    Nothing changes.

    All these issues are merely to get leverage and opportunistic!
     
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    Brigadier the polemic doesn't cut ice here.Bengal and Kerala are good examples of the mess that forward caste chappiea create.
     
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    It cuts through like a hot knife through butter.

    Bengal is the only place where caste and religion are NOT material!

    No one cares a tuppence about these issues!

    You should give better examples.
     
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    Then show me a leader of great stature hailing from the backward castes and scheduled castes from Bengal.All I see is chatterjees,bannerjeed,basus and roys.Most if the backward castes converted to Islam in Bengal isn't it oh wait we even have east Bengal become Bangladesh thanks to sufis and sme castes meaness
     
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    I second that, after living 18 years in Bengal when I shifted to Delhi, I realised that I was hopelessly unaware of the Cast combinations. We were left untouched by the Mandal commission and it's aftereffects.
     
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    Sob mandal is the best thing that happened to India.VP Singh prevented a million mutinies in India
     
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    Could be.

    In States where caste plays a role.
     
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    In Bengal it was never a big issue.
     
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    That is the interesting part in Bengal.

    It does not matter who is the Leader or who is not.

    What matters is how does he carry himself and what he can deliver.

    Pranab Mukherjee is a Brahmin, that too a high class Brahmin or what is called 'kulin'. He is a practising one since he conducts the Durga Puja rituals himself in his house.

    By your yardstick of gross discrimination on caste basis and the supremacy that Brahmins have, he should have been a tall leader of Bengal.

    And he was a bigwig at the Centre and so he should have had an added aura and yet........

    he never won any election in Bengal, except the last one with TMC support!

    On the other hand, Md Salim won all elections from Hindu majority constituencies.

    And so did Haji Halim, the ex Speaker!

    And so did the Fishery Minister ( I forget his name since we don't go fishing for who belongs to which caste and what is his name).

    The unfortunate part is that you will never understand this since you are all wrapped up in your cobweb of caste and casteism as your staple.

    Your fishbowl existence is caste and nothing beyond that!
     
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