The recent visit to two villages near Nannilam had revealed how badly the Heritage structures are neglected both by Govt and people. Of course ,the names of these places are unheard for many. The first one was at Enangudi. It was an wonderful opportunity to visit Adhalaiyur on the way. Since most natives of the village have migrated to other places, their houses were bought by the other religious community. When the Hindus have become minority, it was still more difficult to renovate the Temple. The untiring efforts of some people of this place in getting support from outside must be appreciated. Finally the Temple at Aadhalaiyur was consecrated in June 2013.
An appeal through this column is not just to bring sympathy but an emergency call. If 100 persons in a village can contribute Rs 100 for ten years in an RD account maintained for the Temple of their village, the proceeds of this account will be more than Rs 12 Lakhs. Can't each village do the renovation work from this account and maintain the Temple in good condition? It looks simple! Where are the takers?