Govt agrees to modfiy practice of 'Made Snana' in temple
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The Karnataka government today informed the High Court it would modify the controversial practice of "Made Snana" in Kukke Subramanya temple in Dakshina Kannada district.
The ritual involves devotees rolling over leftovers of food partaken by Brahmins on plantain leaves.
The government, in its response to a PIL seeking a ban on the practice, filed an affidavit in the court, saying it would replace the earlier practice by offering "prasadam" from the sanctum sanctorum on plantain leaves, which would be placed in the outer yard to enable devotees irrespective of caste, to partake of it.
The government also conceded the other prayer of the petitioners, seeking a ban on "Pankthi Bheda" at the temple (discrimination in seating arrangement for partaking food, by assuring that it would not promote, sponsor or permit Pankthi Bheda there.
The division bench, headed by Chief Justice Vikramjit Sen, then disposed of the peititon.
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