Dalit – Shudra Swabhiman Samavesha Urges Grant of Public Worship Status to Krishna Mutt


Udupi: Dalit – Shudra Swabhiman Samavesha Urges Grant of Public Worship Status to Krishna Mutt

News & Pics: Hemanath Padubidri
Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (RD/SB)

 

Udupi, Nov 16: The Dalit – Shudra Swabhiman Samavesha with the theme, ‘Why the Dalits got to embrace Vaishnava philosophy since Lord Krishna himself denied to join the sect? was held at Narayan Guru Kalyana Mantap, Bannanje, here on Tuesday November 16.

Madhwa tradition is in contradiction with Krishna – Kanaka contemporary relations. The convention was organized by the district Dalit Sangharsha Samiti (DSS) (Bheemavad) and Bangalore-based Samata Sainika Dala.

Dr C S Dwarakanath, former president of State Backward class’s commission inaugurated the Samavesha.

Stating that the Madras High Court in a historical verdict announced that Sri Krishna worship centre was a temple and not mutt, Dwarakanath expressed his deep concern over recent developments, wherein the district-in-charge minister Dr V S Acharya wrote to the Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to denotify Sri Krishna Mutt and bring it within the purview of Ashta Mutts. Sri Krishna Mutt is a public worship centre and does not form part of Asta Mutts that propagate Vaishnaiva sect, he said. 

He also urged the state authorities, to bring the Sri Krishna Mutt under the administration of religious and endowment department. ‘We have been saddened by Pejawar seer Vishweshateertha’s intention to render dheeksha to dalits as Vaishnavas, he said and urged the seer to accept dalits as disciples, thereby paving the way for the community to worship Lord Krishna.

Further, he said that Hinduism is passing through difficult stage in the country for which Christian and Muslim brethrens cannot be held responsible. It's organizations like RSS and Sangh Parivar, which are responsible for this, he alleged. 

Samata Sainik Dala state president M Venkataswamy presided. 

Intellectual Lolaksha, BSO state president B Gopal, Komu Souharda Vedike president K L Ashok, state Kurubara Sangh president Ramachandrappa, Narasinga Patel and A B Hosamani among others were present. 

DSS state convener R Mohanraj delivered the keynote address.

The members of DSS Bheemavada cleansed the Kanaka’s idol that is located in front of Kanakana Kindi of the mutt. They also worshipped Kanaka idol. A procession was carried out ahead of the convention.

  

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  • Gurudath, M'lore/Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 17 2010

    The government shall have nothing to do with the running of temples and any religious bodies. Those departments should be closed down immediately.

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  • RR, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 17 2010

    These are all leaderless,directionless,short living agitations.The participants themselves do not know what they want and are doing.

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  • Arunn Kamath, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 17 2010

    These uprising are brief and periodical. Lack direction and commitment. Strong leadership to these majority has been lacking since ages. Its 20 % enjoying 80% resources ! Social Justice is forgotten today. Fascist party ruling Karnataka which wants implement Manu vada.

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  • Santhosh, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 17 2010

    I think this is the beginning of a new era- an era of Dalit Uprising and Re-claiming of dalit's dignity so far denied by the upper caste Hindus. Congrats all of you, the enlightened Dalit Leaders.

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  • Vanamali, Udupi

    Tue, Nov 16 2010

    Street Drama by self proclaimed leaders ..!!! Biggest Joke...

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