What’s in a nama? Our honour, My good lord.

From Deccan Herald:

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday adjourned a matter pertaining to anointing the deity at Melkote’s Yoganarasimhaswamy temple with a nama.

The Court was hearing a petition by Anandalwan, a member of the Tengalai sect of Sri Vaishnavas, who had moved the High Court challenging the action to anoint the deity with Vadalai nama. His contention was that the deity should be anointed with Tengalai nama belonging to the rival Vaishnava sect.

He submitted that the local court in Srirangapatna, in February 2000, had directed the temple authorities to follow tengalai tradition of worship and hence the use of nama of other sect is illegal. The muzrai department on January 2008 had passed an order to use Vadagalai nama after the temple ornaments were stolen.

However, the petitioner said that the order was illegal as the department did not hear the Tengalai devotees.  Justice N.K. Patil adjourned the matter after the State government sought time.