• Tirumala temple board to appoint Dalits as priests

    Published Date : 07-Dec-2017 10:03:27 IST

    Andhra Pradesh’s Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has announced plans to appoint members of Dalit, SC, ST, and fishermen communities as priests. They will be accommodated in 500 temples being built in various Dalit colonies, tribal areas, and fishermen villages where Brahmin priests are not available, TTD spokesperson T Ravi said. The board is also training 200 people to be priests.

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