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MYSURU: Each muzrai temple round Karnataka has endured losses to the tune of crores of rupees of earnings, in the kind of offerings, during the lockdown, along with the yearly earnings of temples is very likely to reduce 30percent this season.
You will find 34,500 temples around Karnataka, and of these, approximately 500 are Grade A and Grade B temples. E-seva services also aren’t accessible today.
Not only temples, even churches which are solely determined by offerings, by their own members, have fought in the previous two-and-a-half months. Now the doors of places of worships, no matter faiths, have been exposed to the general public, it’s anticipated to enhance the circumstance.
Muzrai Union Kota Shrinivas Poojari stated that every Grade A temple obtained offers to the tune of crores of rupees each month, but during the lockdown, no revenue has been earned in the kind of offerings. Sri Mookambika Temple, Kollur, Udupi, independently accumulated Rs 7 crore in April and May at 2019, but through the corresponding period this season, it’s earned nothing.
In Grade A temples, priests and employees are appointed by the authorities. “We have not stopped paying wages to our employees, despite there being no earnings earned at the previous two-and-a-half months. Now that temples have escalated, we are optimistic that the situation will increase, though yearly earnings of temples could drop by 30%,” the ministry stated.
Mysuru muzrai tahsildar Yathiraj said yearly offerings made in Mysuru temples, such as Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, is approximately Rs 33 crore on an average. According to a quote, there’s a dip in earnings of Rs crore from temples in Mysuru, throughout the lockdown. Since E-seva and E-kanike are , the two were ceased because the closing of temples, and they’ll be started shortly, ” he said.
Bishop of Mysuru, Rev K A Williams, stated that churches also have borne the brunt of this lockdown. “Managing areas of worship that only rely on offerings, are extremely hard, without earnings being earned in the kind of offerings. Members of many churches in Mysuru diocese, that includes four districts, also contains almost 90 churches beneath it, have lost their jobs, and also are facing tough times,” the bishop said.