Made Snan

  • Karnataka banks on education to end bizarre ritual 15-12-2011 12:09 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has struck a fine balance of preferring education to legislation to end a temple's bizarre ritual denounced as "obnoxious" and "anti-Dalit" by its opponents. It has also bought time and made peace with the believers of the practice called "made snana" or "urulu...
  • Bizarre temple tradition trips Karnataka govt 09-12-2011 05:20 PM

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka, already battling corruption scandals and dissidence, is now caught in a delicate balancing act over a bizarre practice at a famous temple. The practice, said to be 400 years old, involves people rolling over plantain leaves containing leftovers of meals consumed...