What was the Temple Entry Movement?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 14th, 2023

Temple Entry Movement was started by Bhimrao Ambedkar as a national approach to fighting caste oppression. The main aim was to reform Hindu society. The poor were not permitted to enter temples in 20th-century Kerala. It was launched in order to open all Hindu temples while carrying out a massive propaganda campaign aimed at social upliftment and the untouchability of lower caste people.

Temple Entry Movement

The Temple Entry Movement was started in 1927 by Bhimrao Ambedkar. It led the people of the lower caste to enter temples. The main objective of the Temple Entry Movement was to fight caste oppression. Eventually, people from lower castes were allowed to enter and take water from the temple wells.

  • In the 20th century in India, people from lower castes were not allowed to enter the temples.
  • In Kerala, low-caste Hindus were not even allowed to walk on the roads that led to the temple.
  • As a result, T K Madhavan wrote a report outlining the problems that the depressed caste people face on a daily basis.
  • As a result, a committee comprised of people from various castes was formed to combat it.
  • As a result of the Temple Entry Movement, the Maharaja of Travancore issued a proclamation over time.
  • It allowed all Hindus, regardless of caste, to visit all government-controlled temples.

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