State of ASI-maintained temple leaves much to be desired
If you visit the Vaikuntha Perumal temple at Kancheepuram hoping to see a heritage structure that has been given the respect and solemnity it richly deserves, you will be utterly disappointed. For one, as dusk falls, the temple -- maintained by the Archaelogical Survey of India -- is taken over by the bats.
Though regular pujas and other rituals are being carried out at the temple as per the ‘agamas’ and chemical water wash treatment is given for the sand stone by the ASI once in two or three years, much more needs to be done at the temple..................Read more
Source: The Hindu