I visited Meenakshi temple a week back after a long time.
It wore a very new look and many sculptures got labels. Very nice to get to know the names.
But the temple has been highly commercialised.
Temple Authorities has created artificial queues/crowds so that people might buy
special entrance ticket of Rs.15. Infact this Rs.15 queue has been given a crowded look. This is to entice the public for Rs.100.
Ruling Government propogates Atheism and opens Periyar statues rite in from of temples But why it is interested in controlling temples?
Very recent move to control Chidambaram Nataraja temple made the government to put around 9 hundials (Money collection pot) in the temple.
Is the profit incurred by TASMAC not sufficient for Liquidity?
Govt control increases corruption and illegal activities.
Example Navapashanam statue scratching in Palani temple. This temple is highly corrupted temple in the state.
Next target should be Madurai temple. I doubt future generations might get the feelin of these religious places if these continues.