The Masilamani Nathar temple at Tharangambadi suddenly has some spurious action going on. Cries of destroying the artifacts and pillars, temple remains below water is falling to deaf ears and a private construction company called Mubarak construction is doing permanent damage by dumping huge granite rocks on and above the temple artifacts, without caring for the antiques and their retrieval.
We tried to call the commissioner HR&CE who had ordered for the temple renovation but I was told not to 'advise'him and he knows the best! The roaring sound of the bulldozers and cranes can be heard hear too far away in Chennai as my mind has already gone there spending sleepless nights so far.Trying to get any reporters to report the plight of Masilamani Nathar temple fast, both TOI and The Hindu reporters are yet to wake from their slumber :(
Local INTACH official Mr. Asaithambi has sent me these photos and is also praying that some miracle intervention from Lord Shiva himself should stop such barbaric act in the renovation!
This is my personal attempt and blog and REACH has nothing to do with my attempts. We have told the archaeology minister for state Shri. Thangam Thennarasu to talk to Shri.Periakaruppan the minister for HR&CE to stop this dumping. Let's hope good sense prevails to the men in power!