Quasi-Religious Functionaries Of Temples Gleaned By Epigraphs

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Ms. G. Chitra
Dr. R. Nandhini


Tamil temples are known for their exciting and elaborate festivals, which are celebrated with great enthusiasm. During these festivals, the temple comes alive with colorful decorations, music, dance, processions, and special rituals. Tamil temples are esteemed as pilgrimage centers, appealing devotees from different parts of the region and beyond. The spiritual staff guarantees that the needs of pilgrims are met, and they receive spiritual guidance during their visit. This paper throws light on performing daily routine pujas, rituals the quasi-religious functionaries played a crucial role in organizing and conducting these festivities to honor the deities and engage the devotees.

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Ms. G. Chitra

Ph.D. Research Scholar (Part Time) External, Dept. of History, Annamalai University.

Dr. R. Nandhini

Assistant Professor, Department of History M.V. Muthiah Govt. Arts College, Dindigul.