Krishna is one of the six Dalit priests to have been recruited by Travancore Devaswom (Temple) Recruitment Board for temples under Travancore Devaswom Board. This is the first time in Kerala that appointment of temple priests is being done according to reservation norms followed for recruitment of government staff. While a few Dalit priests have been working in temples under the board, recruiting Dalits as per reservation norms was unprecedented.
A native of Chalakkudy in Thrissur, Krishna says, &ldquoI never felt any discrimination over caste. For the past five years, I was working as a priest at Devi Temple at Valiyakulangara in Ernakulam district. Today, when I left, many non-Dalit visitors to the temple turned emotional.&rdquo So let us take a look at 13 nice pictures kerala new door below.
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Krishna, who is pursuing a postgraduate course in Sanskrit, is the youngest of two sons of Ravi and Leela couple, both daily wage earners. Krishna said he joined Thantra Vidya Peedam in Ernakulam at 12. &ldquoSince the age of 15, I have been working as a priest at a temple in my village.&rsquo&rsquo