Archakas condemn illegal arrest of Pujari Ramasharma

The offerings in kind to the deity other than gold and silver belong to the Archakas as per Agama Sastras and also upheld in the Endowments Act.

The offerings in kind to the deity other than gold and silver belong to the Archakas as per Agama Sastras and also upheld in the Endowments Act.
The offerings in kind to the deity other than gold and silver belong to the Archakas as per Agama Sastras and also upheld in the Endowments Act.

The Temples protection movement demands that the case against B Ramasharma be withdrawn. He should be reinstated and his suspension revoked.

Chilkur Balaji Temple Archaka C S Rangarajan severely condemns the action of Endowments Department officials and a few others for carrying out false cases against the priests…

Sri B Ramasharma of Secunderabad Santoshimatha temple was arrested last week on the charges of stealing sarees of the Goddess of the temple. He was serving as chief priest in the same temple. Rangarajan questions the premise of the case in the first place.
The offerings in kind to the deity other than gold and silver belong to the Archakas as per Agama Sastras and also upheld in the Endowments Act.

When the legislation says that Sarees offered to the deities belong to the Archakas. Will you file police cases on them for stealing sarees?

Sec. 144 was amended to provide this freedom to the Archakas which was supposed to be authenticated by a specific scheme for each temple.

However, the amended section is not implemented for unknown reasons. This ambiguous situation has led to this false case.

Making false allegations on Archakas and torturing them is very painful and the police have no locus-standi to take the initiative and file a case.

In case the Department was feeling aggrieved it could have taken disciplinary action on the Archaka, which is also under debate.

Treating priests as thieves and sending them to jail is annoying.

Questions which the Endowments Department needs to answer.

1) When the legislation says that Sarees offered to the deities belong to the Archakas. Will you file police cases on them for stealing sarees?

2) When will there be clarity on the service conditions of Archakas who are the religious heads of the temples? They cannot be subjected to such insults.

The garments presented to the Swami and the Mother belong to the priests after the worship.

Hence, the Temples protection movement demands that the case against B Ramasharma be withdrawn. He should be reinstated and his suspension revoked. He has to be paid compensation for the turmoil he had to face.

Note:
1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.

C.S. RANGARAJAN

5 COMMENTS

  1. Hey Guys first fix P. Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram, Bhaskar Raman, the myriad crooks plundering India besides the flashy legal luminaries like Kapil Sibal, Manusinghvi who stand guard for them. Get these guys to gallows and leave out poor souls like Rama Sharma. India lacks focus and direction.

  2. Recently a news came up that some CSI management illegally sold land belonging to military/railways for 60 crores in Karnataka…
    But this issue was suddenly suppressed….
    Don’t know under whose interference…
    Stealing government lands n selling it back to government is not a crime if it’s done by churches but taking sarees offered is a crime…
    What a country…what a government…

    • Yes, Church of South India – who own properties worth 1 Lakh Crore!
      Church is secular, Temples are communal.
      Fathers are secular, pujaris are communal.
      Mohammedans are peace lovers, Hindoos are terrorists.
      Welcome to Bharatavarsha!

  3. Good that this is brought to public notice…
    Central government must intervene …
    Free Hindu temples from the clutches of government…
    Whoever loots the temples, be it the government will face losses…
    Hindus should protest against such atrocities by state governments….
    Why should they interfere in temples affairs…apart from looting it’s riches…

    Will they go n enquire all churches about the funds n the trust’s they run, the missionaries schools n the looting of the culture of India happening there…

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