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Sri Renuka Yallamma Temple at Saundatti in Karnataka to Train Priests

Sri Renuka Yallamma Temple at Saundatti near Belgaum in Karnataka is planning to train people to become priests. Students, who have passed 'Kavya' in Sanskrit as an optional subject after SSLC or PUC, are eligible to join the course. There is no limit for admission and no fee for joining the 3-year course. The temple will also provide free boarding facility for the students. 
Times of India reports 
Sri Renuka Yallamma Temple Management Committee (SRYTMC) of Savadatti is all set to open a Veerashaivagama Pathashale, a religious education school in the temple premises to train people to become priests. 
The temple will initially start a three-year religious course called Pravara from this year under the guidance of the department of religious and charitable endowments. This is said to be the first school in north Karnataka region to offer government-approved religious courses. The dormitory of the temple has been reserved for the school.
The temple has already invited applications for the course. The last day to submit applications is September 20.