For hundreds of years in India, solely individuals from the best caste have been allowed to change into Hindu clergymen.
Marichamy was the primary from a caste decrease than the Brahmin caste to be ordained as a part of a state-sponsored programme.
He hoped to pave the best way for others. However a lawsuit and fears of intimidation have stopped authorities from appointing different non-Brahmins as clergymen.
Produced by: Sindhuvasini Tripathi
Filmed by: Debalin Roy
Edited by: Kevin Kim