The Madras Supreme Court has asked whether the government should not treat all religious institutions equally and whether temples should remain under its “thumb”. Judge GR Swaminathan of the HC bank noted here that Tamil Nadu was a land of temples where the shrines have played a central role in our culture.
“However, their current condition leaves a lot to be desired. Lands destined for their sustenance have been swallowed up by private interests. Ancient idols have been stolen and smuggled abroad. The temple staff gets a pittance. Thousands of temples are completely neglected. Even poojas are not performed. Much needs to be done to revive their glory,” he said.
The chief minister of Tamil Nadu and the leader of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, MK Stalin, praised on Thursday the children who performed a skit about the Dravidian icon EV Ramasamy, also known as Periyar, on a popular television show, which had previously received flak from the BJP. because of his “unpleasant comments”. on Prime Minister Narendra Modi”. Stalin, whose Twitter bio says he “belongs to the Dravidian stock,” tweeted a video of his interaction with the kids. He wrote that Periyar is a guide for the human race to live with self-esteem and rationality. The video shows the prime minister gifting the children chocolates, books and figurines by the Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar.