Monday, November 19, 2018
Tamilnadu

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Veneration of Gurukkals

Gurukkals, Sivacharyas, Adhi shaivites or Odhuvars  are temple priests  referred to  the Tamil classics. These traditional priests are scholars  well -versed in temple -lore, rituals relating to worship art and literature . They have hereditary privilages and duties. Their rights include that of touching the idol thrice a day during the services.

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