Centre should intervene and protect Temple system in Tamil Nadu – Chilkur Priest…

Chilkur Priest urged PM Narendra Modi to intervene and protect the ancient belief systems of the Hindu religion in Tamil Nadu.

Chilkur Priest urged PM Narendra Modi to intervene and protect the ancient belief systems of the Hindu religion in Tamil Nadu.
Chilkur Priest urged PM Narendra Modi to intervene and protect the ancient belief systems of the Hindu religion in Tamil Nadu.

Chilkur Priest: We cannot let non-believers destroy Hindu religion

We at Chilkur are watching the developments in Tamil Nadu very closely and would like to request the Central government to intervene and protect the ancient belief systems of our religion. The traditional Archakas in various temples are being retired, removed, and in their place, non-customary persons are being appointed as Archakas in an ill-thought-out move which goes against the Supreme Court decision in this regard.

“We cannot let non-believers destroy the Hindu religion ‘deity, cannot in law consent to anything which may amount to an extinction of the deity itself’ – This is an important principle of law that the Supreme Court established and was reiterated in the Shri Padmanabha Swamy Temple case, Chilkur Priest stated[1].

Chilkur Balaji priest and Temple Protection Movement convener C S Rangarajan urged PM Narendra Modi to intervene and protect the ancient belief systems of the Hindu religion in TN.

Does Tamil Nadu Periyar reform have the consent of the deity?

Tamil Nadu government has claimed that its latest Temple reform removes thorns in the heart of Periyar. Does it create a thorn in the heart of the worshipped deity? It definitely does..!.

No deity will accept reforms in the worship system prescribed by it in Aagamas from an atheist! It is a basic common sense matter!

Periyar in his lifetime treated Hindu deities with contempt. In 1953 he broke Lord Ganesha’s idols and made his followers in thousands do the same. He ill-treated and spoke ill of Lord Shri Rama and in 1971 in Salem Lord Shri Rama and Hindu deities were disrespected in a manner that is unspeakable.

Tamil Nadu, A place that was the very cradle of devotion to Hindu deities with the maximum number of very great ancient temples is today the fountainhead of atheism much of which is due to the continuous efforts of Periyar and his followers to undermine Sanatana Dharma.

On the other hand, the 1936 Temple Entry Proclamation of Shri Padmanabha through his dasa has been recorded by the Government of India as an event that showed the way for the entire Bharat. But the credit of this great reform described as a miracle was suppressed and Hindu deities were pictured as villains. If the truth about the great reform done by the deity was not deliberately suppressed by communists and politicians, Periyar would not have had so much success in weaning away followers of Hindu deities and Sanatana Dharma into atheism.

The fact that followers of only Sanatana Dharma decreased while followers of Christianity and Islam increased due to the Periyar effect demonstrates the selective nature of the targeting of Hindu deities.

The Dravidian parties which owe their success in gaining political power to followers of Periyar had while in power facilitated the establishment of Periyar statues in close proximity of ancient temples with inscription in Tamil translated as:

There is no God, no God, no God, Those who preached God is a fool, Those who spread God Rogue Those who pray God are Barbarians

The word “God” in the above inscription based on the above facts is clearly referring to Hindu deities. It is thus very clear by applying commonsense that Tamil Nadu Temple reform in the name of Periyar is a thorn in the heart of Hindu deities and can never have their consent.

Lots of organizations are writing to the President of India on the way the Tamil Nadu government is being unjust and unconstitutional.

We believe it is a violation of the principles of Dharma that Tamil Nadu State is being allowed by the Centre to implement Periyar reforms before the resolution of Article 363 Hindu Deity Rights dispute with strong legal opinion in support of Hindu deities.

Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act is a matter which is in the concurrent list and the Centre is duty-bound by Constitutional morality inclusive of Raja Dharma to not allow implementation of Tamil Nadu Periyar reforms till such a time as the important dispute regarding the Deity Rights under Article 363 is resolved.

We request Central Govt headed by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Damodardas Modi Ji on behalf of crores of devotees who are worried about Hindu Deity Rights being infringed by Tamil Nadu Periyar reforms to direct the Law Ministry to resolve Article 363 Hindu Deity Rights dispute expeditiously and stay Tamil Nadu Periyar reforms.

1. Text in Blue points to additional data on the topic.
2. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.


[1] Supreme Court verdict on Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple: All you need to knowJul 13, 2020, ToI

C S Rangarajan belongs to the family of Hereditary Archaka cum Trustees of the famous Sri Chilkur Balaji Venkateswara Swamy Temple of Telangana State. He completed his B.E (Biomedical Engineering) from the Osmania University in June, 1988. He was educated in Agama Sastras as well and passed Archaka Pravesha Exam in 1995. He worked in many Medical Device companies before quitting the Engineering Profession to join in the Service of the Almighty at Chilkur at an age of 35 years. He felt this was a calling of God to help the worshippers at the Temple have a better devotional experience through his service. Most important is the fact that he has been assisting his father Dr M V Soundara Rajan in running the Temples Protection Movement from Chilkur Balaji temple which has set a unique trend against Commercialisation and Politicisation of Temple worship. He assists his father in running the Trilingual Monthly Journal VAK which is the voice of Temples. He has always been striving for revival of ancient temples and has played a key role in sensitizing the devotees on the need to revive the ancient temples in their ancestral villages. He has also taken keen interest in the welfare of the society at large by not only striving for inculcating devotional spirit in the devotees visiting Chilkur temple but also ensuring that the temple plays a role in the upliftment of the weaker sections through such innovative initiatives as motivating devotees to wear handlooms on Saturdays providing support to the weavers’ community. He has also played a major role in the movement to reform the temple system and also highlighting the pitiable state of the Archaka community leading eventually to the amendment of the draconian 30/87 Andra Pradesh Endowments Act . He has been instrumental in development of the Conservation manual for the Endowments Department by REACH Foundation. His LLM Thesis is now being published by the Temples Protection Movement


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