New E.O. at Kapaleeswarar Temple

By Geetha Iyengar

Kapaleeswarar Temple has a new Executive Officer now.

R. Selvaraj, who holds the rank of Deputy Commissioner took over as E.O. at the temple from M. Devendran on April 17.

Selvaraj has had a record of service in a similar capacity at Kanchipuram and Cuddalore also.
His duties will cover all administrative affairs that govern the temple, maintenance of the premises, recording and safeguarding the temple property that run into large tracts in many parts of the neighbourhood.

Selvaraj says it is of prime importance to safeguard temple property and to keep a hawk’s eye over encroachments that have to be forestalled, based on intelligence. This is the most challenging job, he says as any encroachment has to go through tedious and long drawn legal procedures.

Building a compound wall to demarcate the property is step one, he says.
His comments come against the recent move by the state to recover extensive properties gifted to and owned by temples or rented out at paltry sums which have been enjoyed by tenants and the demand by Left parties that the hiked rentals must be made reasonable.

A large piece of land measuring 48 grounds on Greenways Road, R. A. Puram is one of the first to receive the attention of Kapali Temple authorities. A modern kalyana mantapam will come up on this land. To be built at a Rs. 2 crores, the mantapam will have all modern facilities and the foundation stone will be laid on June 4 by H R and C E minister, Periakaruppan. (CHK)

The temple-owned Karpagambal Kalyana Mantapam near Sai Baba Temple in Mylapore has been of service for many middle class families.

Maintaining the temple and cleaning it has been outsourced.

Selvaraj can be contacted at his office – 2464 1670 .

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6 Comments on “New E.O. at Kapaleeswarar Temple”

  1. It is really Attrocious on part of the temple office bearers that they never answer the phone calls. On several ocassion i have tried contacting them but no one cares to answer the phone calls. Very rude and discourteous . Why list the phone numbers if they do not want to answer !!!??? Irresponsible bunch of office bearers top to bottom.

  2. Sir,
    Trying 044 24641670 & 24611356 from yesterday morning. Nobody is picking up the phone.Do you have any Mobile number to contact?

  3. Sir,
    Trying 044 24641670 from morning. Nobody is picking up the phone. What you guys doing. This is very bad and not acceptable. Very poor management.

  4. I have been trying to contact you over phone no body lifts the phone I am rom goa we have prayed that we will give a saree and a dothi to the dietyies we are planing our trip to chennaai and want to know the proceedure for doing this prarthana such as any special time and the time required to do this kindly send us your reply

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