Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (PS)
Mangalore, Jul 12: The highly controversial 'Made Made Snana', a ritual wherein devotees roll over the leftover meals of Brahmins at Kukke Subrahmanya Kshetra, was condemned by Karnataka State Hindulida Vargagala Jagrutha Vedike president K S Shivaramu at a press meet here on Thursday July 12.
He told reporters that Malekudiyas seldom take part in Made Snana, contrary to the claim made by supporters of the ritual.
"It is unconstitutional and inhuman. If the ritual is not banned before the Champa Shashti, a people's awareness meet will be organized in Kukke Kshetra and a protest will be held," he warned
He criticized the intervention of Pejawar Sri Vishweshateertha swamiji who had once spoken in favour of eradicating the ritual. Recently, he proposed a formula wherein the deity’s ‘prasadam’ could be placed around the temple sanctum sanctorum and it could be fed to cows, considered holy; then the devotees could roll over the leftover. "Pejawar swamiji has a dual stand on the issue and wants to strengthen the caste based society," Shivaramu said.
He said that the Vedike will meet the newly-appointed CM Jagadish Shettar and urge him to ban the ritual and bring up this issue for discussion in the coming assembly session.
He said that the issue of Made Made Snana starts with ‘Pankthi Bhedha’ (discrimination in serving meals). "The latter should be banned first, which would put an end to Made Snana itself."
"To whom does the temple in Subrahmanya actually belong? The Malekudiya community people have right over the temple, and hence, they should be appointed as the members of temple management committee," he said.
DYFI district secretary Dayanand Shetty was present.