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Use of loudspeaker at Kadri shrine to be curbed? Anguish in social media

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Dec 23, 2017: It has been reliably gathered that   there are plans to stop the  practice of  playing devotional songs and slokas on loudspeaker  at the  famous Shree Manjunatheshwara Temple at Kadri following a directive from the Endowment Department. However, the move has come in for sharp criticism from some Hindu outfits, particularly in social media.

kadri temple loudspeaker

It has been learnt that a local resident named Blany D’Souza had complained to the Mayor and Assistant Commissioner of Religious and Endowment Department against the use of loudspeaker at the shrine. The complainant had alleged that the use of loudspeaker was inconveniencing nearby residents and had also appealed that the  songs be played in a lower volume such that it is only heard in the temple precincts.


kadri temple loudspeaker

Though the complaint was lodged six months  ago, the Mujrai Department has now reportedly instructed the Temple Executive Officer to initiate suitable action. However, this has infuriated Hindu outfits as was evident with the anguish expressed in social sites. A few have strongly opposed the move and have also demanded that  there was a need to put a brake to use of loudspeakers in places of worships of other faiths too.