'Temple revenue will not be used for other religions'

Revenue from temples will not be used for other religions: Minister

The government has constitued a committee to bring Muzrai temples under Sakala scheme, he added. (Credit: DH Photo)

Minister of Muzrai department Kota Srinivas Poojary, on Sunday said, the money earned by the temples coming under the Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments department will not be utilised for other purposes, and would only be used for developing the respective temples.

Speaking to reporters during his visit to Mysuru, Poojary said, “There is a lot of confusion among the public that the money from temples are being diverted to develop the places of worship of other religions. We are trying to clear it. After BJP government came to power, the revenue earned by the Hindu temples are not being used for the works related to other religions. The government has made other arrangements for the development of churches and mosques, he said.

The temples in Mysuru district, including Chamundeshwari temple in the city and Srikanteshwara temple in Nanjangud are earning a good revenue. The money earned by temples would be used for improving the basic facilities like toilets, lodging and drinking water at the shrine.

Mass wedding

There are plans to organised mass wedding ceremonies at 110 temples across the State. The programme would be held in two phases, on April 26 and May 24, he said.

The Minister visited Chamundi Hill and Nanjangud and held discussions with officials over organising mass wedding ceremonies at the temples.

The government has constitued a committee to bring Muzrai temples under Sakala scheme, he added.

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