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Appoint priests as per 'Agama Sastra': Supreme Court
The Hindu

Appoint priests as per 'Agama Sastra': Supreme Court

It struck down a 2006 Tamil Nadu Goverment Order (GO) ruling that any qualified Hindu could become a priest in Tamil Nadu temples. The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that restrictions in Agama sastras does not violate right to equality ... The Hindu, 1 month ago
Non-Brahmin priest to challenge apex court order HT Syndication, 1 month ago
Hindustan Times

Supreme Court stops short of allowing non-Brahmins as priests in Tamil Nadu

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the state could be told to lay off religious matters in our secular set-up but not the courts which can be called upon to examine the validity of laws like appointing non-Brahmins as temple priests ...
 Economic Times1 month ago Non-Brahmins can also be temple priests, says SC  Hindustan Times1 month ago With TN temple ruling, SC strikes fine balance between right to religion and social reform  Firstpost.com1 month ago

Travel 2016: 20 reasons to visit Tamil Nadu

It's time you included Tamil Nadu in your 2016 travel list! The New York Times (NYT) recently published a list of '52 Places to Go in 2016'. And guess what! India's 'cultural core' Tamil Nadu is at number 24 -- it is the only Indian state to make it to the list!  According to NYT, Tamil Nadu has a 'rich and undiscovered history' and is a 'state where India's major temples and cultural complexes are -- some so large that they're considered mini-cities'.  Wondering what they're ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

The Cow and Bull Story: A Throwback to our Traditions

With the recent ban on Jallikattu, a traditional bull-vaulting event of Tamil Nadu, the focus has been driven towards many other such practices across the country. Though these practices carry religious meaning with them and have been a part of the ...
 MapsofIndia2 weeks ago

'Tamil Nadu govt should not have trained 206 priests'

Only people born in the lineage of archakas can perform the duties of archakas, asserts M A Venkatakrishnan, retired professor and head of the department of Vaishnavism at the University of Madras. In an interview with Meera Vankipuram, he disagreed ...
 Times of India1 month ago

Marriages without priest cannot be declared as illegal: HC

Nearly 50 years after Tamil Nadu government legalised "self-respect" marriages which are conducted without a priest the Madras High Court has upheld the amendment made in the year 1968 to simplify Hindu marriages. Dismissing a PIL filed by A Asuvathaman, an ...
 Deccan Herald2 months ago 'Marriages without priest cannot be declared as illegal,' HC  Rediff.com2 months ago
Times of India

Self-respect marriages in Tamil Nadu can't be declared illegal, rules Madras HC

Forty seven years after Tamil Nadu became the first and the only state to legalise suyamariyathai (self-respect) marriages, which radically simplified weddings by shunning mandatory brahmin priests, holy fire, saptapadi (seven steps) and mangalsutra, the ...
 Times of India2 months ago

Archakas verdict: a glaring overlook of reality

, the Archakar Training Centre at Dhanappa Mudali Street in Madurai — one of the six institutes established by the Tamil Nadu government across the State — lies in shambles. Photo: G. Moorthy TOPICS The fact that priestly functions of an ...
 The Hindu1 month ago
Siasat Daily

TN, Karnataka urged to follow SC ruling on reservation

Coimbatore :The second national conference of All India Brahmins Association beginning here from January 23, will appeal to the state govenrments to strictly follow the reservation guidelines of 50 per cent, as ordered by the Supreme Court. Tamil ...
 Siasat Daily2 weeks ago PTI - CONFERENCE - TN, Karnataka urged to follow the SC ruling on reservation of  Namibia Press Agency2 weeks ago TN, Karnataka urged to follow the SC ruling on reservation of  Business Standard2 weeks ago

Uncrowned monarch of humorous actors in Tamil movies

An integral part of the Tamil Film tradition has been humour. While a few films have been devoted to comedy alone the bulk of Tamil movies have had actors playing out amusing roles evoking mirth and laughter. These roles are generally supplementary ...
 DailyFT1 month ago
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