|Chidambaramtemple, TN FIVB.com|
|Medak cathedral, largest in Telengana, India WalkThroughIndia|
|Makkah Masjid Hyderabad, Telengana, India. Tour My India|
Every place of worship has to maintain proper record in all matters related to the shrines. Even the Hundial collections and on line Puja registration will be done properly. In Tamil Nadu there are more than 7000 ancient temples among the 33,000 temples. Thefts of antique metal idols (Ayyempon Selaikal) is a major worry and it can be prevented by frequent scrutiny. Using many pretexts, many religious trusts get donations from abroad and misuse them for non-religious purposes and such abuses will be carefully watched and proper action will be taken..
The SC order is a good news and it will prevent mismanagement of religious places. However, there are challenges being faced by the judiciary when acting on complaints from the people, in the light of absence of a proper well-organized system of management at almost all shrines. Positively, the courts will need the help of those who have good knowledge of various aspects of shrines. It is a first step in the right direction as the devotees have got every right to know how the shrines are being managed and how effectively assets, jewelry and donations are taken care of. The court must come up with stringent punishment if the shrine employees lay hands on the funds and temple assets. It will act as a deterrent to the criminals in the administration.
Ref: Times of India, Bengaluru Edition; dtd Aug 23, 2018.