Udupi: To be allowed or not, controversial practice of ‘Made Snana’ was performed at Sri Krishna Math, Udupi in its original form, without any deviations.
As per sources 40 devotees performed ‘Made Snana’ out of their own wish on Thursday, December 17 at Sri Subramanya Gudi.
Made Snana is an age old practice where the faithful voluntarily roll over the left over food partaken by the Brahmin classes.
This is performed mostly by devotees who would have had vowed to perform the practice on fulfillment of their prayers.
One of the temple scholars said that Made Snana this year was organized as per the wishes of the devotees. The practice is being observed since 500 years and it is believed to be beneficial to the devotees, he said.
Meanwhile, a devotee who performed ‘Made Snana’ said that the belief of the people was above any logic and law. “If performing this brings me solace I will do it. Nobody has pressurised me to do this. I have done it on my own accord,” he said.
Richest temple of Karnataka-Kukke Subrahmanya hits the headline every year during the ‘Shashti’ festival specifically because of ‘Made Snana practice, which intellectuals and certain section claim to be against human dignity and that tribals are forced to perform the same. As a middle path, ‘Yede Snana’, a practice of rolling over prasadam offered to deity was evolved later even as the issue of ‘Made Snana’ stands sub-judice.