Open Ayodhya temples: Seers

Open Ayodhya temples: Seers

Ayodhya: On the eve of Lockdown 4, seers and priests in Ayodhya who are grappling with low resources and 0 dakshina (offerings) for over 50 days, demanded that temples be thrown hospitable pilgrims. On Sunday, another group of seers sought an economic package for Vedic Brahmins, who are in deep distress thanks to dehydration of dakshina.
Speaking to TOI, president of Ayodhya Sant Samiti, Mahant Kanhaya Das, said, “If markets and liquor shops are often allowed to work , then why are temples still shut? We demand that temples be allowed to open within the holy town in accordance with social distancing norms.”
Mahant Raju Das of Hanuman Garhi temple said, temples should be opened to enable devotees to invoke the divine and receive spiritual power to battle coronavirus.
Another group of seers demanded an economic package for Brahmins, who have lost all source of income thanks to the lockdown.
On Sunday, Pandit Kalkiram, president of Ram Dal Trust, an organisation of Vedic Brahmins, submitted a memorandum to chief minister Yogi Adityanath seeking government funds to assist them bridge over the crisis.