Mahoba News: Dalit servants were prevented from entering the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, the bullies are also threatening the chief priest
Mahoba, Dalit servants are not only being prevented from working in the temple by the bullies but also from worshiping, due to which there is a lot of resentment among the people.
In Mahoba of Bundelkhand, a case of intimidation and threatening the priest of the temple has come to light by forming an organization by some people with the intention of capturing the ancient Chandel-era Maa Chhoti Chandrika temple. The aggrieved priest reached today along with the sevadars of the temple and complained about the whole matter to SDM Sadar, pleading for justice. The same has alleged that with the intention of forcibly occupying the temple, Dalit servants are being prevented not only from working in the temple but also from worshiping, due to which there is a lot of resentment among the people.
Know what is the whole matter?
In fact, Dinesh Kumar Pandey, head priest of Chhoti Chandrika temple of ancient mythological importance, Chandel carpet, located in Mahoba headquarters, reached the solution day with the servants of the temple and complained to the sub-collector about the bullies threatening to take over the temple with the intention of taking over the temple. is of. Dinesh Pandey, the chief priest of the temple, who reached the threshold of SDM, says that he has been offering prayers in this temple for 35 years. Not only Mahoba, but lakhs of people of Bundelkhand have faith attached to Maa Chhoti Chandrika temple. If the priest of the temple is to be believed, he has been worshiping in the temple for years and even today this tradition is being followed by him. But it is alleged that some chaotic elements with the intention of taking over the temple are trying to illegally capture the temple by forming an organization, for which they are also being intimidated and threatened.
Describing the institution as fake, the priest of the temple appealed to the sub-collector for justice in the whole matter. Not only this, the priest of the temple alleges that the Dalit servants, who have been cleaning and doing aarti service in the temple for years, are being prevented from entering the temple. The servants are also quite desperate. It is alleged that Dalit servants have been forbidden from working in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. The priest of the temple has demanded to stop the harassment and illegal occupation in the prayer letter given to the SDM.
Domineering running away by abusing
So Mohanlal, a Dalit servant working in the same temple, tells that he has been cleaning and doing service in the temple for years, but some bullies are abusing him and driving him away and the Dalit servants are receiving death threats. He alleges that this is being done to him because of being of a lower caste, while we have been doing service work by living in the temple and are now being stopped from worshiping.
Know what the District Magistrate said
Regarding this whole matter, Deputy District Magistrate Sadar Jitendra Kumar says that the priest of Chhoti Maa Chandrika temple has complained that some want to capture the so-called temple by forming a committee. Its investigation has been handed over to the Naib Tehsildar, in which the veracity of the records and the committee will be checked. The same SDM said that no one is being stopped from visiting the temple, only a case of abusing and threatening the servants has come to the fore, that too is being investigated and further action will be taken after conducting an impartial inquiry into the whole matter.
However, how much truth is there in the complaint of the priest of Maa Chhoti Chandrika Devi temple and whether efforts are being made to capture the rest of the temple, it is now a matter of investigation, but this proven place is becoming an arena of mutual fight, there is a lot of tension among the believers. There is resentment.
Courtesy: News Track
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