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Allow Music Legend Yesudas into Guruvayur Temple

A debate is going on in the state of Kerala whether music legend Yesudas should be allowed into the world famous SriKrishnaTemple in Guruvayur. Yesudas, a Christian by birth, has rendered hundreds of Hindu devotional songs and is living legend. In fact, in several temples in Kerala, Lord Krishna wakes up listening to his heavenly voice. The singer is warmly received in Sabarimala and the KollurMookambikaTemple. But several temples in Kerala do not allow non-Hindus to enter the temple premises. Brief HistorySeveral years ago, Yesudas was denied permission to participate in a concert in the GuruvayurTemple with his guru and Carnatic legend Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar. Rising to the defense of his able student, Chembai moved the concert venue to another place in the temple town and held an all night concert in praise of Lord Krishna.The ControversyTo allow or not to allow Yesudas into the SriKrishnaTemple has been a point of debate in Kerala after the refusal incident. But none of t…