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Dalita Govindam

As reported earlier, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) organized a Dalita Govindam in the Dalitawada of Vemuru Village situated near Tirupati on April 9th. The processional deity of Lord Malyappaswamy and His consorts at GoddessPadmavathiAmmavariTemple in Tiruchanur and were taken out in a colorful procession to the Vermuru village.The deity was placed on a decorated rostrum at the colony where the priests performed ‘Kalyanotsavam.’ People in the village were given prasadam and the pundits gave them the Vedic ‘asirvachanams,’ which is normally an exclusive prerogative of the VIPs.Later ‘Saha Pankthi Bhojanam (meal) – wherein all without any caste discrimination shared the prasadam, and more importantly slept for the night in the same village along with the deities.A step in the right direction but TTD should concentrate more on providing free education to those who have suffered due to the caste system. Job opportunities should be created for women. If utilized properly, the record…

No Burial Site for Hindu Kids in Delhi

NDTV reports that the family of a one-and-a-half-year-old boy could not find a suitable burial site for the kid as they were told Hindu ritual doesn't allow a three-year-old child to be cremated.The only option the family had was to leave the child at a filthy pool called ‘bacha ghat.’ As per Hindu ritual small children are buried, if their parents are alive. In villages and small towns, there is still enough space to bury the dead. But in big cities this is no longer the case. The ideal option is to bring flexibility in rituals and allow the dead children to be cremated.