Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Dear Dasaris, Please let me know about the temples in which Mala Dasaris are performing as priests. I have discovered some like Chennakesava Swamy Temple in Uppuluru of West Godavari District, Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple in Rudrangi of Karimnagar District. The following are in Kurnool District: Hanuman Mandir was built in 1946 by a Mala Dasari alone with his money in Kurnool Town (the upper caste people are trying to grab the temple from the Mala Dasari and he has been threatened from all sources; suggestions are invited to protect the temple, create awareness, make our community people visit the temple, make it a successful temple and create history)Chintala Muni Swami Temple in Tangadadana,Gonegandla Mandal, Chintala Muni Swami Temple in Kallur Estate; Tikka Lakshmi Amma Devalayam's diety herself is a Mala Dasari, of course the priest is a Brahmin. Whatever information you give will be part of our history book on Mala Dasari. Do contribute and it will be greatly acknowledged. Dr.D.Murali Manohar, Associate Professor, Dept. of English, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.