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Tirupati: Pujary steals deity’s gold to marry kids – The Times of India


Chief priest Kattu Venkata Ramana Dikshitulu of Lord Sri Kodanda Ramaswamy temple in Tirupati admitted to the crime after TTD officials grilled him on finding the two necklaces — a ‘Lakshmi haram’ (490 grams) and another weighing 540 grams — missing during an inventory.

“I know I have committed a crime. I have three daughters and poverty forced me to do this,” he said. The priest had pledged it with a pawnbroker and borrowed Rs 9 lakh a decade ago. The pawnbroker (Kamadhenu & Co.) are also being quizzed by the cops. (via Tirupati: Pujary steals deity’s gold to marry kids – Hyderabad – City – NEWS – The Times of India).

TTD is now run by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. I have no clue, and never been able to understand what the Government is doing at the TTD! Since, when is this a matter for the Government to manage! And just why is a ‘secular’ Government of the Republic of India running, managing, controlling religious institutions!

They have no role to play in the private and religious lives of Indians! End result – reduce temple priests to such a situation! Abominable!

Get out and get going, GoAP!

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