Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, the founder, and leader of the Isha Foundation filed a petition in the Madras high court on Friday, requesting that a direction be given to conducting an external audit of the temples in Tamil Nadu.
In the PIL seeked direction for the constitution of a commission to look at devolution of shrines to the community and therefore the formation of a committee which might manage temples, their rituals and practices and to look at devolution of the temples to the community.
Sadhguru has additional sought-after the audit of 44,000 temples within the state beneath Human Resources and engineering science department to establish the condition of all their structures, associated lands, and immoveable assets, standing of possession and occupation of the temple properties, the rents received and therefore the dues, among others.
Isha Foundation’s move to the Madras HC came when leader Sadhguru recurrent requests to the govt. on conducting an audit of temples within the state weren’t detected.
Sadhguru’s ‘Free Tamil Nadu Temples’ campaign was started when the authorities conferred a report within the Madras court on the sorry state of the temples of the state.
Sadhguru hopes to express his views on the liberation of Madras temples from the government through this initiative. so that they are often run severally whereas having periodic external audits over the functioning of the temples.