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Mysuru’s woman purohit blows the conch on change
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Mysuru’s woman purohit blows the conch on change

March 23, 2021

80 next-generation female purohits-in-the-making under Dr. P. Bhramarambha Maheshwari By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Women priests in India are not unusual, they are not the norm either. There are no curbs on women from becoming priests either. A closer reading of ancient texts first written in the 15th century indicates their presence and involvement in several rituals. …

‘Purohits now shown in bad light’
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‘Purohits now shown in bad light’

July 13, 2019

Mysuru:  “Purohit is the one who wishes for welfare of the society, but nowadays, social media is showing them in bad light,” said historian Dr. Shelvapillai Iyengar.  He was speaking at a meeting organised to discuss on the subject ‘Hardships faced by Hindu Priests (Purohits and Archakas)’ in Krishnamurthypuram Sriramamandira in city on Thursday. “One…

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