Jagan Reddy entered Tirumala Temple without signing the mandatory declaration !

  • The Christian Chief Minister Reddy has broken such rules earlier also. Does this mean that other religious communities have a right to infringe the rules of Hindu temples ? Since the Chairman of the Temple Management Committee is the uncle of CM Reddy, it is obvious that no action will be taken against the Chief Minister. In fact, only Hindus who have elected Reddy are responsible for this situation.
  • Other religious communities are not allowed to enter the religious places like Mecca: however, Hindus maintain the attitude of the entire world is one family. Still, if other communities infringe the rules made by Hindus for entering their temples as per Scriptures, such communities should be banned from entering the temples forever.
  • CM not signing the mandatory declaration that he has faith in Deity Venkateshwara, means that he has no such faith. This shows his religious fanaticism.

Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) – YSR Congress Party President and Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on 23rd September visited the popular hill shrine of Lord Venkateshwara at Tirumala without signing the mandatory declaration proclaiming his faith in the presiding deity, leading to protests from Hindu groups and opposition parties.

  1. The Chief Minister arrived in Tirumala from New Delhi.  He wore traditional attire of a Hindu devotee, sported the “Thiru Namam” and carried the silk clothes on his head into the temple to present them to the Deity on behalf of the State Government, amidst chanting of Vedic hymns. (Such dramatic actions by the Chief Minister are for misleading Hindus; Hindus should not fall prey to them. – Editor)
  2. However, Jagan, a protestant Christian by faith, ignored the demands of the Hindu groups and the opposition parties, including Bharatiya Janata Party, Telugu Desam Party and the Congress, that he should follow the decades-old tradition of signing the declaration form meant for non-Hindus stating that he has faith in Deity Venkateshwara.
  3. A tense atmosphere prevailed in Tirupati, where the police took hundreds of TDP and BJP leaders and activists into preventive custody as they planned to take out protest rallies on the occasion of the chief minister’s visit.
  4. TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu demanded that Jagan should respect the temple traditions and sign the declaration meant for non-Hindus.
  5. Popular seer of Sri Peetham Swamy Paripoornananda told reporters in Hyderabad that Jagan should respect the feelings of the Hindus, as he would not lose anything by signing the declaration.
  6. However, the State civil supplies minister Kodali Nani questioned the propriety of imposing such a rule in Tirumala. “Only those who have faith in Lord Venkateshwara come to Tirumala temple. Why should anybody declare their faith again?” he asked. (If anybody has a faith in Deity, what is the harm in declaring it ? Kodali should have told this. The Hindu representatives of people who support the harm being done to Dharma are the true enemies of Hindu Dharma. – Editor)

In the State of Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy temples are attacked even then he is inactive ! – Chandrababu Naidu

Amravati (Andhra Pradesh) – Temples are being attacked daily in the State. Even then, Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy has not visited any temple and inspected it. Even if the Chief Minister is of any religion, it is his duty to give equal justice to the devotees of every religion. It is the responsibility of the Government to protect every shrine, such criticism has been made by Andhra Pradesh’s Telugu Desam Dal president Chandrababu Naidu. He was speaking on the increasing attacks on the temples in the State. He claimed that as long as our party was in power, every shrine was protected.

Attacks on Hindu temples in Andhra Pradesh in the last few months

1. Vandalism of Goddess temple near Guntur bus stand.

2. Vandalism of Idols of Deities in Pithapuram.

3. Shri Venkateswara Swami’s chariot was burnt at Nellore.

4. The entrance of the temple of the Goddess at Undrajavaram was demolished.

5. Vandalism of Shri Vijayeshwar Swami Temple at Vijayawada.

6. Theft of 3 silver lions from the chariot in the temple of Shri Kanakadurga Devi at Vijayawada.

7. Vandalism of Idol of Shri Saraswati Devi in a school in Akividu village in West Godavari District.

8. The hand of the Idol of Shri Hanuman in Aleshwar village in West Godavari District was damaged.

9. Shri Lakshmi Narasimha’s chariot was burnt at Antarvedi in East Godavari District.

10. Vandalism of the Idol of Shri Dattatreya Swami in the Shiva temple in Buttayagudam village.

11. Vandalism of Nandi at Shri Kashi Vishweshwar Swami Devalaya in Makkapeta village in Krishna District.

12. In Rajmandri, the Idol of Lord Ganesha was covered with faeces.

13. Vandalism of Nandi at Shri Pashupatinath Temple at Anantapur.