Chennai, June 16(BPNS)
Tamil Nadu Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments( HR&CE),
PK Sekar Babu said that the state-run Archaka (Hindu Priest) training centres will be renovated and relaunched soon. There are six state government-run Archaka centres in the state of Tamil Nadu.
The minister while speaking to journalists at Trichy after visiting the Trichy Rockfort Thayumanava Swamy temple said that training for Archakas would be conducted under both Shaivite and Vaishnavite traditions.
Sekar Babu said, “Anyone who wants to become an archaka would be given training. We are renovating the institutes and is preparing to relaunch them soon.” He also said that efforts are on for getting the UNESCO heritage tag for Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple.
The minister was visiting Rockfort Thayumanava Swamy temple and Ucchi Pilliyar Temple complex to study the possibilities of launching a rope car facility for senior citizens and disabled persons to access the shrine which is 272 foot high.
Sekar Babu said that modern technologies would be used to overcome the hurdles for the rope car project.