Priests of Telangana Shiv temple move Supreme Court alleging unlawful takeover by State

The priests of the Machileshwarnath temple have objected to the State government taking over the temple by appointing executive officers using the Telangana Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act 1987.
Supreme Court and Machileshwarnath Temple
Supreme Court and Machileshwarnath Temple

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea by the priests of a temple dedicated to Sri Veerabhadra Swamy (an avatar of Lord Shiva), known as the Machileshwarnath temple in Telangana, raising concerns that the State government is attempting to unlawfully take over the temple [Madapathi Nagendrappa vs State of Telangana].

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