Swami Chidanandapuri on How to Reclaim our Temples

published on September 9, 2016

Even as members of the Muslim and Christian community have complete control over their mosques and churches, Swami Chidanandapuri has drawn the attention of Hindu society towards this grave injustice being meted out to Hindus regarding the matter of state government control over temples.
Swamiji rightly pointed out how “Muslims and Christians were able to utilise income from their religious places for the betterment of their respective society”, while Hindus have always been left to the mercy of the government, “forced to beg infront of them for paltry sums thrown before them and for the upkeep of their temples, to save them from dilapidation.”

“Management of temples in India is the aftereffect of British rule. Even though British left us decades ago and Indira Gandhi added the term ‘secular’ into our constitution, we are still clinging on to those discriminatory laws when it comes to temples,” said the seer. 
Swami Chidanandapuri categorically stated how the discrimination could “rightly be put to an end, solely by a Pan-India movement challenging the same in Supreme Court.”

“It is clear violation of basic principles of Constitution, including right to practice one’s faith without interference of government. Moreover governing the place of worship of just one religion undermines the very principle of equality which our Constitution promises to it’s citizens,” said Swami Chidanandapuri. 
Swamiji also points out the hypocrisy of political leaders when it comes to matter of a Hindu. “No Muslim or Christian political leader of any “secular” party will not shy away from representing the matters of their community. “But no leader of these secular parties, bearing Hindu names will come to the aid of Hindus,” he added.

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  1. Manoj Reply

    October 11, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Namasthe swamiji,
    Are the temples free from government control in BJP ruled states.

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