6000 cows from temple sold to butchers

published on December 19, 2012

A reason why Government should quit Hindu Temple administration

Thiruchendur in Thoothukudi district of Tamilnadu is a pilgrim centre. The ancient temple devoted to Lord Karthikeya is administered by Tamilnadu Government. Devotees dedicate cows in large number to the deity in this place. Last week, a shocking report surfaced. More than 6000 such dedicated cows were missing from the temple. But the Government tried to account it as though all those cows were sent to private Goshalas for maintenance. But it is alleged that the cows were actually illegally sold to butchers. There was widespread anger of devotees on this and Hindu Munnani voiced their feelings in the form of a Statement by Sri Ramagopalan, the Hindu Munnani leader, who demanded a thorough probe into the matter.

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