Chottanikkara temple website hacked

via published on September 2, 2008

CHOTTANIKKARA: The website of the Chottanikkara Devi temple was hacked by suspected terrorists on Monday morning. The Cyber Cell has started investigation into the hacking incident. The portal was restored by afternoon with technical support from Chennai.

It is reported that there were inscriptions from some Turkish terrorist groups on the portal on Monday morning.

A slogan `NO WAR’ was seen on it.

The Website was designed by Karthik from a Chennai-based IT firm.

The website is designed in such a way to make it easy to reach the temple from all parts of the country.

When P M Madhu, a devotee of Chottanikkara Devi, tried to open the home page he noticed the hacked website. “I used to open the home page of the temple site. It is a habit for me to do meditation after hearing the invocation song uploaded in the home page of this site, Madhu, a Kochi-based businessman, said.

On Monday morning, when I opened the home page, I could see some mystic language written in English alphabet,” Madhu said.

“On top of the hacked page, I could see a title `NO WAR’ and an inscription saying that the site has been hacked by some Turkish terrorist group,” he said.

Madhu then passed on the information to Chottanikkara temple executive officer P Muralidharan. As per the devotee’s advice, the executive officer filed a complaint with the Cyber Cell.

Meanwhile, the executive officer also gave the details to Karhtik, who entered the site and corrected it by afternoon.

However, the Cyber Cell has started investigation into the incident.

The opening page itself is designed in such a way as the golden doors of the sanctum sanctorum will open to show the beautiful pictures of the Goddess.

The website also contains the history of the temple, details about bhajanam, amenities available in the temple for devotees and other valuable information.

“Now the website is available at <>. The Cochin Devaswom Board is planning to start online booking for main offerings of the temple,” said Muralidharan.

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