Karnataka Government notifies order barring the use of temple funds for non-Hindu religious purposes

Bengaluru (Karnataka) – In a significant decision, the Karnataka Hindu religious institutions and charitable endowments Department has released a notification dated 23rd July, ordering the prohibition of diversion of funds from the Muzrai Department controlled Hindu temples to any other non-Hindu causes.

The decision was taken after members of the State and District Dharmik Parishads opposed the diversion of funds from Hindu temples to other religious institutions. Considering these demands, the Department has barred deviation of funds from either the ‘tastik‘ amount or the annual grants.

Following protests by Hindu groups, Minister for Muzrai, Kota Srinivas Poojary, had directed that all such acts of financial support from the Department be halted with immediate effect.