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Allocate Rs. 5 crores immediately for providing facilities to devotees at Pandharpur ! – HC Allocate Rs. 5 crores immediately for providing facilities to devotees at Pandharpur ! – HC
April 21, 2014

High Court has issued an order on 18th April asking the State Government to allocate Rs. 5 crores before 8th May 2014 for providing basic amenities like toilets and other facilities to devotees coming for ‘darshan’ of Sri Vitthal at Pandharpur.

Ban on breaking and sale of coconut in Jyotiba temple premises Ban on breaking and sale of coconut in Jyotiba temple premises
April 14, 2014

Additional District Collector, Sanjay Pawar has issued order imposing curfew under section 144 of Mumbai Police Act to avoid any untoward incident during the fair and for maintaining law and order so that the fair is carried on peacefully.

Case to be filed against ‘Tryambakeshwar Deva-sthan’ for illegally charging money for ‘darshan’ Case to be filed against ‘Tryambakeshwar Deva-sthan’ for illegally charging money for ‘darshan’
April 9, 2014

Tryambakeshwar is a pilgrimage place of Hindus and one of the twelve ‘Jyotirlingas’. A case is likely to be filed against the Temple Trust for taking money from devotees to have ‘darshan’.

Minority rights : Pak Hindus demand security for houses of worship Minority rights : Pak Hindus demand security for houses of worship
April 6, 2014

Hindus demanded vandals involved in damaging their temples be charged under the blasphemy law. They also called for installation of CCTV cameras and deployment of guards at their houses of worship.

Mandir Committee adorns Shri Vitthal idol with only 9 ornaments ! Mandir Committee adorns Shri Vitthal idol with only 9 ornaments !
April 3, 2014

The tradition of adorning idols is being followed for hundreds of years; but the tradition was broken due to apathy of Govt appointed Mandir Committee.

Endangered heritage : Pak Hindus struggles to protect its temples Endangered heritage : Pak Hindus struggles to protect its temples
March 1, 2014

Rawalpindi (Pakistan) : The handful of temples left in the city are crumbling due to neglect and apathy from the state and citizens alike, while religious imagery inside has been defaced with graffiti.

SC throws TN HR & CE board out of Chidambaram temple SC throws TN HR & CE board out of Chidambaram temple
February 14, 2014

On Monday, January 06, 2014, Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgment bringing a permanent end to the long drawn legal battle between the Tamil Nadu government and the Podhu Dikshithars.

Govt’s temple management imposes restrictions on festival of ‘Rukmini Devi Vivah’ Govt’s temple management imposes restrictions on festival of ‘Rukmini Devi Vivah’
February 3, 2014

Consequent on verdict passed by SC, the management of Shri Vitthal – Rukmini Mandir at Pandharpur is completely under control of the State Govt; therefore, the management appointed by the Govt has started doing whatever they want.

AAP workers stopped by furious devotees from registering membership in the temple premises AAP workers stopped by furious devotees from registering membership in the temple premises
January 25, 2014

AAP’s workers had opened a booth for registering membership of AAP party in the compound only of Siddhivinayak Temple here on 19th January.

Govt has taken over lakhs of temples, but not a single church or mosque is being taken over ! – Dr. Swamy Govt has taken over lakhs of temples, but not a single church or mosque is being taken over ! – Dr. Swamy
January 25, 2014

Govt has taken over the governance of 44 lacs 50 thousand temples. Only 6 to 7 % revenue from a temple is being spent on the maintenance of the temple; the remaining money is looted by the corrupt.

Freeing temples from state control Freeing temples from state control
January 22, 2014

SC delivered a landmark judgment that allowing my Special Leave Petition that sought the quashing of the Tamil Nadu Government’s G.O. of 2006 which had mandated the government takeover of the hallowed Sri Sabhanayagar Temple

State Govt will be the custodian of Vitthal Mandir in Pandharpur : Supreme Court State Govt will be the custodian of Vitthal Mandir in Pandharpur : Supreme Court
January 18, 2014

It was a jolt to Hindus by the Supreme Court on 15th January by giving the important verdict stating that the state Government will be the custodian of Shri Vitthal Mandir.

Free Hindu temples from Govt. control as per SC judgement : Dr. Swamy to Jayalalithaa Free Hindu temples from Govt. control as per SC judgement : Dr. Swamy to Jayalalithaa
January 13, 2014

Free Hindu temples from Govt. control as per SC judgement of Jan. 6, 2014, Dr. Swamy to Ms. Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu government will not manage famous Nataraja temple, rules Supreme Court Tamil Nadu government will not manage famous Nataraja temple, rules Supreme Court
January 6, 2014

The Supreme Court today ruled that the famous Nataraja temple in the town of Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu will be managed by priests and not the state government.

Pilgrim suffering unabated at Sabarimala Pilgrim suffering unabated at Sabarimala
December 26, 2013

With hardly five days to go for the culmination of the 41-day Mandalam pilgrimage to Sabarimala, the situation has not changed much for the harried pilgrims. They still have to put up with poor amenities on the trekking path and at the Sannidhanam.

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