"Choice with devotee:" Madras High Court declines plea against TN State HR&CE order for temples to chant mantras in Tamil, not only Sanskrit

The Court recalled that in a 2008 judgment, it had been concluded that there was nothing in the agamas or other religious scriptures to show that chanting of mantras in Tamil is prohibited.
Madurai Meenakshi Temple
Madurai Meenakshi TempleImage for representative purposes only

The Madras High Court on Friday declined to entertain a public interest litigation (PIL) petition which had raised grievance that the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department (HR &CE Department) was forcing Hindu temples to perform pujas in Tamil language as well, instead of only Sanskrit (Rangarajan Narasimhan v. The Principal Secretary and anr).

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