For inheritance of temple priesthood, line of succession must be traced through paternal lineage: Karnataka High Court

Justice NS Sanjay Gowda passed the order on a plea by two brothers, MS Ravi Dixit and MS Venkatesh Dixit who sought appointment as priests (archaks) at Sri Mahabaleshwaraswamy Temple at KR Puram, Bengaluru.
Karnataka High Court
Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court recently ruled that in order to assert a claim to inheritance of a temple's priesthood, the line of succession must be traced through the paternal lineage rather than the maternal one [Ravi Dixit and Anr. vs The State of Karnataka and Ors.].

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