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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Tamil Nadu: Amman murtis’ hands and crown chopped off

Breaking and desecrating murtis continues in Tamil Nadu after the atheist DMK government sworn in. Following the incident of beheading murtis in a Chola era temple, the hands and crown of Amman murtis have been chopped off in a temple in Villupuram. Police are on a search to find the anti-social elements who broke the murtis.

In a village named Kandamangalam two murtis of Amman were found in a broken state on June 26. The two murtis of Amman seated on the banks of a lake, measuring 7 feet and 3 feet each, were found with the hands and crown chopped off. Based on the villagers’ information, the Village Administration Officer has formally lodged a complaint with the police.

Few days ago, the murtis of a Chola era temple in Pudukkottai district were found in a beheaded state. In a similar incident the presiding deity of another Amman temple in Tirunelveli was found broken on June 11. The pujari had opened the temple in the early morning and left the Garbha Griha for a few minutes. When he returned to conduct the morning puja he found the murti with a partly broken neck and the jewel on the eyes gouged out. Such incidents of breaking murtis are on the rise since the atheist DMK government sworn in on May 7.

(Featured Image Source: Dinamalar)

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