Madhya Pradesh government is all set to start a one-year diploma course on Hindu priesthood called “Purohityam” which will begin from July. The minimum required qualification to enroll for this course is Class 12.There will be no restrictions in taking admission in the course on the basis of caste. Both Scheduled Castes and Brahmins will eligible to apply for the same.
According do a report published in Hindustan Times, When this proposal was introduced in May last year, Brahmins across the state protested in large number against the state government’s proposal to train people from scheduled caste community as priests
“Candidates will be taught the basics of priesthood, rituals, mantras in accordance with the Hindu tradition.” Said PR Tiwari, director, Maharishi Patanjali Sanskrit Sansthan to a leading news portal
Tiwari also said that the aspirants will also be taught ‘sanskaar’ literature (grihya sutras), theory of ‘sanskaar’ and sixteen Hindu ‘sanskaars’.