Kesava Perumal Temple: NC Sridhar and Board suspended again, HR & CE takes over temple

There has been another twist to the raging issue between the HR & CE and the Board of Trustees at the Athi Kesava Perumal Temple.

The HR & CE has listed out over 10 serious offences against NC Sridhar (chairman) and the Board of Trustees here. These include financial irregularities relating to multiple properties of the temple over a long period of time. The HR & CE has also stated that the Board of Trustees has not taken back possession of the jewels from the priests at the end of the big utsavams in the last three years as has been the practice in the past.

They have also charged the Board of not accounting for monies collected from the devotees for the Thiruppani of the Chitrakulam.

In light of these, the HR & CE has suspended N C Sridhar and the Board of Trustees of this temple and appointed an officer as the Thakkar of the temple. Sridhar had been the trustee for the last two decades.

Mylapore Times had reported in August last year, quoting the HR & CE minister P Sekar Babu that the Dept. would not be handing the temple back to these trustees (

While N C Sridhar did manage to secure the trusteeship back from the HR & CE and has been managing the utsavams this year, the current suspension is yet another twist in the tale.

  • Report: S. Prabhu

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