Govt agrees before HC to end 'made snana'
The Karnataka government today informed the High Court that it would bring to an end the 'made snana' ritual practised at famous Kukke Subramanya temple, in which people from lower castes roll over the meals leftover by Brahmins.
The ritual takes place on the famous temple premises in Dakshina Kannada district as part of the annual event that had evoked severe criticism from activists and seers of some religious mutts.
The state government today filed an affidavit before the court following a PIL filed to ban the practice which had caused much debate over the last one year. Activists from several organisations had demanded the ban on the ritual saying that it was primitive but the government could do little over 'peoples' sentiments'.
It is believed that if people rolled over the leftover meals on the plantain leaves in the temple of Lord Subramanya Swamy, their problems will cease to exist.