One-day Mandir Parishad at Mangaluru
Mangaluru (Karnataka): Temples hold a unique place in Hindu Dharma. When the management of the temples is in the hands of the government, the temple functions as per the views of the government and not with Bhav. By destroying the Dharmashastra, the government has started lording over Hindu Dharma through the The Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments act. If we don’t wake up now, temples will start having namaz offerings. We need unity and organization to survive, to exist asserted the hereditary priest of Durgaparameshwari temple (Kateel), Shri Harinarayana Asranna. He was speaking at the Dakshina Kannada district level Mandir Parishad held at Srinivasa Kalyan Mandap in the city on January 26.
Sanatan Sanstha Dharmapracharak H.H. Ramananda Gowda, President of Ramakrishna Math Swami Jitakamanandji, Shri Harinarayana Das Asranna, Shrikrishna Sampigethaya (of Shri Vishnu Murthy Temple) and Mohan Gowda (State Convener of ‘Karnataka Devasthana-Math mattu Dharmik Sansthegala Mahasangha) inaugurated the conference by lighting the lamp.
A question and answer program was organized with the aim of providing legal guidance to the trustees of the temples. Also, a group discussion was held on work related to local temples. There were deliberations on applying Vastra Samhita (regulations on attire while visiting temples), putting up Dharma education posters etc. in the temples.