Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, the founder of Isha Foundation, urged the Tamil Nadu government to release the Temples from their control. “To protect the thousands of temples in Tamil Nadu that are gradually being ruined, the Tamil Nadu government should free temples from the clutches of the government and hand them to the devotees,” said Sadhguru on Twitter. He also tagged Superstar Rajinikanth, Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy, and Opposition Leader MK Stalin.  

He also said, “11,999 temples are dying without a single pooja taking place. 34,000 temples are struggling with revenue less than Rs 10,000 a year and 37,000 temples have appointed just one person for the pooja, maintenance, security etc.”

Sadhguru also stated in his video, that Temples are the source of Tamil culture.  He observed how it was shameful that temples captured for greed by the East India Company 300 years ago, even after 74years of independence, the Temples are still being neglected. “Temples that are the source and lifeblood of this culture will be completely devastated” he added.

– Viswanath Venkat Dasari