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God’s caste

June 16th, 2010 by anuradha


What is the caste of God Narayana?

And Siva?

What is the caste of Atman?

And of Jiva?

Why talk of kula 

When God has blessed you.


By the Saint-Poet Kanakadasa. Eleanor Zelliot and Rohini Mokashi-Punekar in the book Untouchable Saints: An Indian Phenomenon write:

The sixteenth-century Kanakadasa of Karnataka was low caste although not untouchable. He was not allowed to enter the temple at Udipi and so, according to legend similar to that told of Chokamela, he went behind the temple to pray and the image of Krishna turned to face him, remaining in this position even to this day [….] Not surprisingly, Kanaka had strong words about caste and lineage (kula).


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