This is a praiseworthy decision of the Karnataka Government. In the ancient times, kings used to donate plenty of wealth to the temples. Now, the present Government too should financially help temples for rejuvenation and providing facilities to devotees.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) – Minister of Muzrai Department Kota Srinivas Poojary, on 2nd February said, “The money earned by temples coming under the Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Department will not be utilised for other purposes, and will only be used for developing the respective temples”.
Srinivas Poojary added, “There is a lot of confusion among the public that the money from temples is being diverted to develop places of worship of other religions. We are trying to clear it. After the BJP Government came to power, the revenue earned by the Hindu temples is not being used for works related to other religions. The Government has made other arrangements for the development of churches and mosques”.
Temples in Mysuru District, including Chamundeshwari Temple in the city and Srikanteshwara Temple in Nanjangud, are earning good revenue. The money earned by temples would be used for improving basic facilities like toilets, lodging and drinking water at the shrine.