Dalits, kinnars find rightful place at Kumbh Mela

  • | Sunday | 24th February, 2019

A follower has just entered the tent of Juna Akhara’s first scheduled caste Mahamandaleshwar, Kanhaiya Prabhunanad Giri, at Kumbh Mela . He said, “Kinnars are considered very auspicious, whose only sight is enough for all sins to be dusted. The religion gives the likes of me a special place and we have just reclaimed that.”Highlighting the position upheld by transgenders, Giri put things in perspective. “Sanatan Dharm is inclusive in its root but the Manuvaadi-Brahmanical system sidelined us and subjected us to discrimination through centuries. It was about time, a revolution to change this was brought about and that time is here now,” said Giri, who hails from Azamgarh

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