There are many local Freelancing priests (purohit/pandits) in Chennai who perform last rites rituals on death, final sacraments, karma karyam, mantras, and sacred texts on death anniversaries. They depend on their day-to-day income which they get paid and the less money they get as offerings.
Their families depend completely on their day-to-day earnings. Most of them live in very poor economic conditions. The lockdown for combating the COVID – 19 have completely stopped their work. No temples, places to perform rituals are open at this moment.
We had no idea about this until we were approached by one of our local priests. He requested our help and we were in a situation to help him with an essential provision for a month. ''
When we discussed with my relatives and friend they came forward to help 7 more such priests.
We need all your support and contribution in helping hundreds of such priests in chennai who are in need at this hard moment.
It is our dharma to extend a helping hand to them by supporting their lives by getting necessary provision for 1 month to each family and in some cases helping them to buy necessary essential medicines they need.