Art of the Matter

By Pallavi Chattopadhyay | The Indian Express

The year was 1888 when social reformer Narayana Guru, born in an Ezhava family in Kerala, decided to make a place of worship for those who were barred from entering a temple. He took a granite stone and consecrated it as a Shiva figurine in Aruvippuram, Thiruvananthapuram. This drew flak from the Brahmins, but gathered immense support from the lower caste communities.

24 October 2018