Fast planned to allow entry for Singer Yesudas in Guruvayoor

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KJ Yesudas
Thrissur, Apr 18: Renowned Indian singer KJ Yesudas is in the news, this time around not for his singing prowess, but thanks to a group who is demanding that the singer be allowed entry into the famous Kerala temple, Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple. A Christian by birth, Yesudas is banned to enter since the temple is out of bounds for non-Hindus. Yesudas has credited  many songs on the deity, Sri Guruvayurappan.

The group protesting is called the Janaseva Munnani, and is a charitable organisation which has announced a fast in front of the renowned temple demanding a go-ahead for the singer to enter the temple. The Munnani president Soman Pillai stated that as many as 10 persons would join him on a token fast on May 1.

The protestors have threatened that the fast will be prolonged if the temple authorities fail to relent to their demands. Pillai said, “The songs of Yesudas praising Lord Sree Krishna are enjoyed by all, including those who were against his entry.”

Yesudas’ devotional songs enjoy pride of place across the globe. He is also given entry into the Kollur Mookambika temple in Karnataka where he has been performing for the last 30 years on his birthday year after year.

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