From the grand stage of Isha Mahashivratri, Sadhguru, Founder-Isha Foundation, launched a Missed Call campaign to press demand to free Tamil Nadu temples from government control. He asked people across the world to show support to the cause by giving a missed call on 8300083000. This came a week after he wrote open letters to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami as well as Opposition Leader MK Stalin, calling on them to declare “these intentions and plans” in their election manifestos to get the temples “out of government clutches”.
“Temples should be managed by devotees,” he said. “Ancient Temples of millennial antiquity are being vandalized and cannibalized for stones that are broken, used for other buildings or sold as artifacts. Heartlessness of the way temples are being managed is heartrending and painful,” he added.
“When the East India Company seized control of temples. They administered them through the Board of Revenue. It’s shameful that we talk about temples as “revenue”. It’s time to end the colonial hangover,” he added, urging people to participate in the Missed Call campaign and press this demand before the upcoming Tamil Nadu elections.