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March 30, 2006

Do they really have to do this?

Filed under: People,Politics — Singari Vijay @ 11:42 am

Do they really have to do this? Is this what we wanted to hear on Ugadi?

Today Andhra Pradesh government announced that they are going to sell off the land owned by several temples. Our so called secular governments already have an unacceptable control over the properties and revenues of only Hindu temples.

The department of endowments and the government of Andhra Pradesh should be the care takers and protectors of the temples and temples’ properties. This is not a job our government is expected to do for free. A majority of our people are generating so much revenue to the government through temples. Government is already diverting these funds from temples to other activities.

And now, the government wants to sell off the temple lands. This is totally unacceptable. Speak up, speak out, spread the word and STOP THIS.


  1. Here is one more sad story.
    I donno how much will the govt crave for money. Will it ever be satisfied with the money it is eating?

    Chilkur Balaji Temple needs no introduction to Andhraites. Today the temple is in great danger of being taken up by the Govt. perhaps the only temple in the country where there is no Hundi and no money is demanded from devotees for any Pujas and Archanas. The endowment ministry sees this as a money making opportunity and wants to take over the temple. Once the Govt takes over the temple, Hundis will be installed and money will be demanded for all Pujas. Save the Temple from the Government and Endowment ministries clutches and protest against this move against the temple. Visit and sign an online petition. Act now and protect the temple. WE NEED TO PROTEST AGAINST THIS MOVE. Please play your part by helping to mobilize opinion against this move. Please forward this message to all your friends and ask them to sign a petition.

    Comment by priya — March 30, 2006 @ 4:40 pm

  2. The sale of Temple lands is another step by ruling parties and vested interests to make Hindus loose whatever dignity they have. The sale proceeds will be deposted in Govt Treasury and spent for ‘secular works’ i.e. subsidising Hajj piligrimage or donation to Christian Hospitals so they can convert more people. How will the temples survive in future. Because temples will become ancient and decaying after one or two years, temples can be razed and sold to realters and again funds spent on ‘secular’ activities. Soon we will have temples only with ‘girbh griha’.

    Hindus in general and Educated Hindus are sleeping like kumbh karna for centuries and nobody will notice this step also. Soon every thing will be lost forever!

    How much can we avoid this fate…

    Comment by Nagesh — April 12, 2006 @ 8:40 am

  3. What do you expect from a Christian Cheif Minister. I was surprised to know that the Chairman of TTD is now a Christian. Hindus are in general used to this anyway so I bet there will not be any change.


    Comment by Raja — January 15, 2007 @ 2:01 am

  4. There are many things that should change, the feudal mindset is still not gone. Its we who pay for the govt and pay the salaries for govts, but on getting to power – our leaders make beggers out of us. They start distributing things as if its their dads property. Our govts run soap factories to railway factories and control temples, make beggars and control our lives.

    This should change – the local temples, mines are a property of local people, why are they controlling?

    Also if they can, stop foreign funds for spreading western agenda’s on to natives. Hinduism typically has a crore of gods and still not major divisions for following a faith (we used to have shivaited and vaishnovaites) – but westerners want to be identified differently as muslims or christians rather than just simply following the faith they believe in. There agenda to have a separate identity for the faith they are following is actually creating problems for all of us. Why dont you practice and worship any faith as you are – rather than call yourself muslims, christian and sai-ites.

    Just a thought, inspired by above discussion.

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