I don't know the difference between Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in relation to how they govern Temples that fall under the Hindu Endowment Charitable Trust, so maybe Temples in Tamil Nadu have certain restrictions compared to Temples from other States. I don't know how it works. But wouldn't it be great if our own Arunachaleswarar Temple invited committee members from the famed Tirumala Venkateswara Temple at Tirupati and asked for their suggestions in how to develop our own Temple and its subsidiary Temples and Shrines (i.e. Adiannamalai Temple, Asta Lingams, Durga Amman Temple, Surya Lingam etc).
The Tirumala Venkateswara Temple at Tirupati is the busiest and richest Temple in the World and the wealth of the Temple through donations from its devotees help finance a very generous scheme for visitors to that place, keep the area in a pristine and immaculate condition and also helps finance the development of many other smaller Temples in Andhra Pradesh.
Now that the illustrious Arunachaleswarar Temple is receiving ever increasing financial support in the form of donations and sponsorship, maybe it would be a good time for its management to have some serious brain storming sessions in how to most effectively utilise that support.
|Counting out cash from Hundials|
|Cash from Arunachaleswarar Temple's Hundials|