Guruvayoor temple re-thinks on non-Hindus allowed in feast hall

It is said that the Devaswom Administrative committee held a meeting and thus decided to withhold the decision

As the Guruvayoor temple had decided a week earlier that non-Hindus may now feast at the hall instituted outside the temple premises, the move has now been retracted.

It is now being said that non-Hindus will have to wait to attend the temple feast at the renowned Guruvayur Temple in Thrissur.

It is said that the Devaswom Administrative committee held a meeting and thus decided to withhold the decision.

The Guruvayoor Devaswom Board was forced to retract its decision following objections raised by the Tantri or the high priest.

It was then said that non-Hindus will not be allowed to attend the temple feast as well as the devotees will not be allowed to enter the Prasad Oottu Hall wearing shirts, pants, and chapel.

It was only last Tuesday that the management committee decided to allow non-Hindus attend the temple feast exercising the powers vested on the board.

However, the objections were raised decision and it was alleged that it will have an adverse effect on the temple’s sanctity.

The Tantri said the decision has created concern among the devotees. He said if non-Hindus are allowed to enter the dining hall, they may step into the adjacent temple pond where the Arattu of the presiding deity is held.

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