Karnataka's Chamarajanagar priests asked to chant mantras in Kannada.

    10-Mar-2020
Karnataka's Chamarajanagar district administration has asked temple priests to recite mantras and perform rituals in Kannada to be more accessible to devotees, Times of India reported.
 
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According to media reports, Deputy Commissioner MR Ravi said, "Recently, I visited the Himavad Gopalaswamy temple in the district to offer prayers. I found it interesting that alongside Sanskrit, the priests were using Telugu and Tamil as well while performing puja. When I asked the priests why Kannada was missing, they said there is a lack of training and learning material."
 
"I held a meeting with temple priests on March 3, and they said they were ready to chant Kannada mantras provided they received training. So we are planning to hold a workshop where Kannada priests like Hiremagalur Kannan of Chikkamagaluru will train their counterparts here," he added.
 
A workshop will be held to train the priests of the district's 281 temples, who currently chant Sanskrit mantras, in Kannada invocations.