Suhanjana Gopinath, newly-appointed feminine Odhuvar takes cost at Chennai temple


Chennai: Suhanjana Gopinath took cost on Wednesday because the Odhuvar at Dhenupureeswarar Temple in Chennai.

Gopinath is 28 years outdated of age and was appointed because the Odhuvar (the one who recites hymns) of the Dhenupureeswarar Temple by the state authorities.


“I studied below Karur Saminathan for 3 years. I need to unfold the message of Thevaram & Thiruvasagam,” stated Gopinath.

“It isn’t a job alternative. It’s one thing cultural. There’s a construction. We studied for 10-15 years earlier than coming right here. However at the moment, one can do a course for 3 months or a yr, get a certificates and are available right here to this temple. This can be a downside. We’re doing work within the temple with a formulation, however these days there’s not a formulation. They solely need Tamil monks, not Sanskrit and Hindi ones,” stated a Sivachariyar named Sudhakar on the appointment.


“Excessive Court docket has stated that folks shouldn’t be appointed like that, however it’s being finished,” added Sudhakar.

On August 16, three non-Brahmin monks (archakars) have been appointed at temples run by the Hindu Non secular and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Division of the state authorities.


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