Chandrashekhar

Why is HR & CE interference in the appointment of

Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department (HR&CE) Minister recently announced that Hindus of all castes would be appointed as priests in all temples under HR&CE. The HR & CE Minister also said women could also become priests, and the government will provide training to these women who wish to become temple priests. This […]Read More

Why 51 Temples in Uttarakhand need immediate freedom from State

Everybody knows that the State Government of Uttarakhand took over 51 temples via Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act, 2019, where the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand is the Chairman of Board of Trustees and Tourism Minister is the Vice-Chairman of Board of Trustees. The primary issue with the 2019 Act is the excess power given […]Read More

Utilization of surplus funds in Hindu temples

Ever since Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra (Ram Janmabhoomi trust) decided to use Sri Ram Mandir temple donation funds for the installation of 2 oxygen plants in Dashrath Medical College, Ayodhya, due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, there have been mixed reactions from Hindus. While some Hindus are appreciating this move of utilizing temple funds […]Read More

FREE HINDU TEMPLES FROM GOVERNMENT CONTROL: A STARTING POINT

There is a lot of discussion on this question of “Who will control temples once Government goes out?”. There have been some contrasting views. One is from BJP regarding a separate Board of administration consisting of Saints and Scholars (which I disagree with). One is from the Hindu Charter on so-called “Inclusive management” to face […]Read More

Government (Mis)Management of Temples -Analysis – Part 1

Sadguru’s campaign to free Hindu temples in Tamilnadu from State control has elicited a strong response from politicians and media. One of the popular digital news platforms had published an article trying to justify the Government control of Hindu temples by giving various reasons. I will try to provide answers to the points raised in […]Read More

State Control of Temples is not just limited to the

Thanks to the 2021 Assembly elections in Tamilnadu and Kerala, State control of temples and saving temple traditions(Sabarimala) have suddenly gained tremendous social media traction. The major reason for this traction is Sadguru Jaggi’s campaign to free Hindu temples in Tamilnadu. Sadguru has been tweeting for the past two months on Twitter regarding the reasons […]Read More

Shree Dwarkadhish Temple- An Analysis

Dwarka is a coastal town in the Jamnagar district of Gujarat. Dwarka is situated towards the westernmost part of Gujarat, located on the tip of the Saurashtra Peninsula on the Arabian Sea. Traditionally, modern Dwarka is identified with Dwarka, mentioned in the Mahabharata as Krishna’s city. Dwarka of Dwarvati an ancient port is considered the […]Read More

Sad Story of Government Interference in Sri Ahobilam Devasthanam

In the previous article, I have tried to cover the history of Sri Ahobilam Temple. Here, I will cover how the Government has illegally interfered in Sri Ahobilam Temple Administration. As discussed, in the previous part, Sri Ahobilam Temple is the divine abode of Sri Narasimha Swamy within the Kurnool District in Andhra Pradesh. Sri […]Read More

Understanding the History of Ahobilam Devasthanam and Sri Ahobila Matham

In this bipartite series, the first part will cover the history of Sri Ahobilam temple (Devasthanam) and Ahobila Matham and will touch upon the relationship between the Ahobilam Mathadipati and the Ahobilam Devasthanam Deity while the second part will cover the illegal Government interference in Ahobilam temple and illegal Government takeover of Sri Ahobilam Devasthanam. […]Read More

#FreeHinduTemples – Why is it necessary and what is the

Freeing Hindu Temples from State Control Movement is one of the movements which has started to gain traction in the last few years due to the efforts of few Dharmik Hindus who are filing cases and going to Courts challenging the atrocities committed on Hindu Temples. While ordinary Hindus have no doubt that temples need […]Read More