Right of Hindu public under Article 25 only to enter temple for worship, no fundamental right to perform role of priest: Kerala High Court

The judgment was rendered on a batch of petitions challenging a notification issued by the Travancore Devaswom Board which restricts the selection of the high priest post to persons from the Malayala Brahmin community.
Sabarimala Temple
Sabarimala Temple

The Kerala High Court recently observed that the fundamental right under Article 25 of the Constitution to enter a temple for worship does not give the right to any member of the Hindu community to perform the role of Archakas (priests). [Vishnunarayanan v. The Secretary]

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