Bengaluru, Feb 07, 2018 : Pejawar seer Vishwesha Theertha Swami said the seers of Ashta Mutts would leave the Krishna temple and the mutts if the government plans to take over the temple.
The department of Religious and Charitable Endowments (Muzrai) had, on January 29, issued a public notification inviting opinions and suggestions from the public, priests, temple administrations and religious heads. Noting that there was a need for a comprehensive law, it had sought to know their thoughts on bringing the mutts, temples and certain religious institutions under the ambit of the Muzrai department and the degree of control the department should exercise.
Speaking to mediapersons, the seer said the government had no right to take over the temple and its administration.
He said the seers cannot be slaves under the government. The devotees should decide over the anti-Hindu approach of the government. The anti-Hindu Congress-led government is biased and partial against the majority community. It is trying all unethical methods to appease the minority community, he said.
The seer said if it is only a Supreme Court order that is being followed, he has no objections.