THIRUCHENDUR in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu is a pilgrim centre. The ancient temple devoted to Lord Karthikeya is administered by Tamil Nadu Government. Devotees dedicate cows in large number to the deity in this place. Recently, a shocking report surfaced. More than 6,000 such dedicated cows were missing from the temple.
But the Government tried to account it as though all those cows were sent to private goshalas for maintenance. But it is alleged that the cows were actually illegally sold to the butchers. There was widespread anger of devotees on this and the Hindu Munnani voiced its feelings in the form of a statement by Shri Ramagopalan, the Hindu Munnani leader, who demanded a thorough probe into the matter. (VSK Chennai)