'Ban modified version of Made Snana too'

Karnataka Rajya Hindulida Vargagala Jagrithi Vedike State president K S Shivaramu has said that the modified version of ‘Made snana’ should also be banned at Kukke Subrahmanya temple.

Speaking to presspersons, Shivaramu said the Vedike will agitate against the modified version wherein devotees will no longer be allowed to roll over plantain leaves with leftovers of food consumed by Brahmins.

Instead, the food offered to the deity will be directly brought from the sanctum sanctorum of the temple to the outer yard in the form of ‘prasadam’ and it will be placed on the plantain leaves.

Any devotee can roll over it as part of their ‘harake’ (offering to god). The state government had recently filed an affidavit in the High court, on the modified version of Made Snana and the High Court has accepted it.

“The confusion over Made Snana prevails owing to the State government’s act of failing to bring out the truth before the Supreme Court. State government is directly responsible for the confusion,” he said.

The supreme court’s stay on High court order on Made Snana is only temporary. The traditionalists need to celebrate it by bursting crackers on the stay order. “Vedike will file an appeal in the Supreme Court.

We will appraise the court on the inhuman act. Made snana and Ede Snana is the symbol of slavery. Pejawar seer who speaks on the unity of Hindus should raise his voice. We will continue our fight till the ritual is stopped in any form.

To respect the verdict of the Supreme Court, we will not indulge in any protest at Subrahmanya on Champa Shashti,” he said.

“Edesnana or Made snana practice is an attempt to keep the innocents in darkness. The ritual is against the Constitution. There is a need to ward off the ritual.”

“Ede is nothing but food offered to the deity. What kind of tradition are we following by placing the food on the floor and rolling it over.

It is also anti-constitutional. Section 51 A (h) of Indian Constitution states that it is the fundamental duty of every individual to develop scietific temparament, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform.

If the government fails to ban Edesnana, then all the intellectual citizens should raise their voice once against such inhuman practice in the society.”

He said that the Vedike will support the protest and vehicle jatha of the CPM in protest against made snana and pankti bedha (discrimination while serving food) in Kukke Subramanya and Krishna Mutt in Udupi, respectively on December 21 and 27.

Flaying the arrest of Journalist Naveen Soorinje, he said that the arrest was a conspiracy of the State government to suppress and curtail freedom of media.

Temple clarifies

Meanwhile, Subramanya temple Administrative Board Chairperson Krishnaprasad Madthila has said that the temple would abide by the Supreme Court ruling over Made Snana. “The Made Snana would be held at temple premises on December 16, 17 and 18,” he said.

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