“Maintenance and Upkeep of Temples, Need of Hour”

Velukkudi Krishnan, religious scholar and founder, Kinchitkaram Trust, releasing a book Sri Ramajunar Ayiram Kanum Arputhar in Tiruchi on Saturday. P. Jayaraman, Joint Commissioner, is receiving the first copy.

TIRUCHIRAPALLI, INDIA, April 29, 2017 (The Hindu): A large number of temples, particularly in rural and semi-urban areas, remain neglected and it is the responsibility of every pious-minded person to ensure their proper upkeep and maintenance. Shortage of manpower is often being cited as the main reason for this neglected condition but the human resources of devotees, if channelized, would resolve the issue, said Velukkudi Krishnan, religious scholar and founder, Kinchitkaram Trust.

In his address as part of the day-long celebrations of 1000th birth anniversary of Sri Ramanujar at Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy temple on Saturday, Mr.Velukkudi Krishnan said that he had been visiting a large number of temples in remote and interior villages where he had come to see the poor and neglected condition of the temples built during the ancient era. He explained the services rendered by Sri Ramanujar in evolving various teams of personnel and implementing various administrative, executive, supervisory and religious responsibilities.

Source: Hindusim Today