Mangaluru, Oct 24, 2017: According to television reports, chief minister ignored traditional beliefs, customs and entered into the temple soon after consuming fish curry on Oct 22, Sunday.
In Karnataka, including Dakshina Kannada devotees who visit temples turn vegetarian for at least two to three days to maintain the purity of the temple premise, their own mind and body. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s visit to Sri Dharmasthala Temple in Dakshina Kannada on October 22 has grabbed public criticism after chief minister ate non-vegetarian food just minutes before his visit to the temple, it is pointed out. .
The CM along with his cabinet colleagues, Dakshina Kannada District Incharge Minister B Ramanath Rai and state Energy Minister DK Shivakumar took non-vegetarian food just minutes before their entry into the temple premises, reports said.
Chief Minister visited Dakshina Kannada on Oct 22, Sunday to inaugurate various development projects and participate in public events as scheduled. During his visit to Dharmasthala, Siddaramaiah visited historic Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara temple along with his cabinet colleagues.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said it is not wrong to go temple after consuming meat. Replying to a question by the reporters in Dharwad on Monday, the chief minister wanted to know which God had issued a fiat against consuming meat. “Even Bedara Kannappa had offered meat to Lord Shiva,” he said.