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