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Re: Priests

From: Naryanan V (
Date: Thu Mar 08 2001 - 06:39:51 PST

Dear Bhaktas,

This pitiable condition of our archakas and others who do kainkaryam to 
Perumal is a result of the orientation of the SriVaishnava community at 
large wherein such "professions" are generally looked down upon.
We only have to look towards the West where a parish priest or a minister 
has great standing within his community and is greatly respected. Also 
having a formal organised setup does help them a great deal.
Is it time for us to adopt such a formal setup?


>From: "Srimahavishnu Vinjamuri" <>
>Subject: Priests
>Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 07:56:16 -0800
>Srimad venkata Lakshmana Yativaraya Namah.
>Sri rukmini Sameta Parthasarathy parabrahmane Namah.
>Dear Bhagavatottamas,
>When adiyen went to thinnanur in sept 99, he was shocked to learn that the 
>Thirumadapalli kainkaryaparas of the temple were paid only 180 rs pm.
>Recently adiyen went to Kanchi and visited Perumal koil, thiruvelukkai and 
>ThirutthaNgaa. adiyen was once again shocked to learn that the Bhattars in 
>deepa prakasar koil are paid only 120 rs. pm by the authorities. These 
>wages are ridiculously and humiliatingly low. Andhra is much better. there 
>the priests are paid in the range of 1500-3000 rs pm. when will we get good 
>Alwar Emberumanar Jeeyar Thiruvadigale Saranam
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