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Guruvayur Temple purified after Union Minister Vayalar Ravi’s Son’s Visit

The famous GuruvayurTemple in Kerala was cleaned – Punyaham spraying (purification rite) – on Saturday, May 19, 2007, after Vayalar Ravi’s son and family entered the temple. Ravi Krishna, the union minister’s son, failed to produce the certificate needed to prove that he was a Hindu.Hindustan Times reportsThe minister had visited the temple with his family on Friday to perform the choroonu (ceremonial rice-feeding of the infant) of his six-month-old grandson Rajiv Krishna. After the ceremony, the minister had spent about an hour at the temple.Guruvayoor Devaswom Board chairman Thottathil Ravindran confirmed the incident. “Tantri is the final word as far as temple rituals are concerned. He instructed the temple to perform the purification rite. But personally I feel some of the old traditions will have to be changed with time,” he told the Hindustan Times.It must be noted that Vayalar Ravi is married to Mercy Ravi, a Christian. If ever there is a cleaning ceremony in Santana Dharma (Hi…