takeover of Ayodhya Mandapam authored by the Tamil Nadu government The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Department has sparked controversy in the state. Located in Temple was T Nagar in Chennai run By Sri Ram Samaj, and ordered to be brought under government fold was issued in December 2013 by the then Jayalalithaa Foundation.
However, recently, when HR and Environmental Affairs department officials executed the order and completed the acquisition of 64-year-old temple, hmm faced Strong opposition, including from the BJP.
Department-supported smack of Residents and Hindus outfitsargued that Ayodhya Mandapam “is neither a temple nor a built with public money”and that”public He did not worship the Temple.” They also They say that they “do not practice puja according to the Agama Sastra”,
There is no “consecration or idolatry”, and that functions are performed on special The days only include ‘homam and Veda Parayanams’.
2013 government Request says Sri Ram Samaj is a public Temple by Section 6 (20) of Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act, 1959.
“There are idols and regular Bogas conducted. The public visit the temple for Bogas. They collect huge amount through hundial (plural box), which does not count for. ordered in 2013 the following complaints of bad management of Temple and funds by a few members of HR & CE . said official.
HR & CE department takes care of more More than 35,000 temples in State according to the Hindu Religious Endowments and Charitable Endowments Act 1959 work includes maintenance of Historic structures, bearing out Renovations, implementation of welfare schemes, etc.
While the Hindus outfits And powerful The groups were led by Goodman Jaji Vasudev leading social media Campaigns to liberate Hindu temples from their clutches of The government”, DMK government who came to power last year Reclaim the encroached temple lands worth 2000 crore rupees in different parts of the state.
Petition filed by Samaj in Madras High Court dismissed on March 31. After filing a new petition after the seizure, the court rejected it intervene immediately on April 12, asked government to submit a file reply by April 21.
as members of BJP and some Hindus outfits protest against takeover on April 11, Chief Minister MK Stalin defended government’s move. In response to a proposal from BJP MLA Vanathi Srinivasan, Stalin accused party of trying to ‘politicize issueAnd they won’t succeed.