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Tamil Nadu temple murals effaced on a large scale

Tamil Nadu temple murals effaced on a large scale

  The Hindu,  July 12, 2009  http://www.hindu.com/2009/07/12/stories/2009071257351600.htm   150 to 250-year-old works whitewashed; loss to Tamil Nadu’s painting tradition

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Court order ends an era in Chidambaram temple

Court order ends an era in Chidambaram temple

source : The Hindu,  February 8, 2009   Chidambaram (PTI): It was an end of an era in the 1500-year-old Chidambaram temple with the Madras High Court rejecting the plea that it was a private temple, paving way for direct state administrative control.

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Temple’s treasures wiped out

Temple’s treasures wiped out

source: The Hindu , Nov 8 ,2008   CHENNAI: A 1,200-year-old Siva temple of the Pallava period at Tiruppulivanam village in Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu, has been wiped clean of its beautiful Chola-period paintings. The frescoes, about 975 years old, have been sand-blasted out of existence.

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Notice to board on appointment of archakas

Notice to board on appointment of archakas

The Hindu, May 26, 2007  http://www.hindu.com/2007/05/26/stories/2007052614800700.htm Special Correspondent CHENNAI: Justice P.R. Shivakumar of the Madras High Court has ordered notice to the Commissioner and Joint Commissioner of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Board, among others, on a petition seeking to quash an order permitting a Fit Person to appoint two persons as `archakas' (priests)...

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Immaculate inside, filthy outside

Immaculate inside, filthy outside

The Hindu, May 28, 2007 http://www.hindu.com/2007/05/28/stories/2007052813610500.htm Swahilya   Vacant land near Pattinathar samadhi is a dumping ground for garbage  

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Dalits get priesthood lessons in Tamil Nadu

Dalits get priesthood lessons in Tamil Nadu

source: DailyIndia, May 25, 2007  http://www.dailyindia.com/show/144105.php/Dalits-get-priesthood-lessons-in-Tamil-Nadu Chennai, May 25: Hundreds of Dalit students have joined a year-long certificate course in 'Agama Sastras' (priesthood studies) at the Parthasarthy Samy temple in Chennai. The Tamil Nadu Government has opened six 'archaka' (Hindu priest) training centres across the state.  

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TN to regularise houses on temple lands

TN to regularise houses on temple lands

source: Chennai Online, May 4, 2007 Chennai, May 4: The Tamil Nadu government would regularise encroachments on temple lands, Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments K R Periyakaruppan said today. Replying to the discussion on demands for grants for his department in the Assembly, he said persons who had constructed houses on such...

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Six archaka training centres opened

Six archaka training centres opened

source: The Hindu, May 12, 2007 S. Vydhianathan   They offer one-year certificate course in `agama sastras'    

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Department issues directive to temples to grow `Sthala Vriksham’

Department issues directive to temples to grow `Sthala Vriksham’

The Hindu, April 4, 2007 http://www.hindu.com/2007/04/04/stories/2007040420490200.htm Swahilya Growing trees corresponding to birth stars being promoted    

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Rameswaram temple to be renovated

Rameswaram temple to be renovated

source: The Hindu,  April 3, 2007 Chennai, April 3 (PTI): The Tamil Nadu government will initiate measures to renovate the northern and southern 'rajagopurams' (towers) of the famous Siva temple in Rameswaram, State Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Minister, K R Periakaruppan told the State assembly yesterday.

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