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Making a point:Chairman of the Vishwa Prani Kalyana Mandali and Akhila Karnataka Prani Daya Sangha Dayananda Swami addressing presspersons in Hassan on Tuesday.
Making a point:Chairman of the Vishwa Prani Kalyana Mandali and Akhila Karnataka Prani Daya Sangha Dayananda Swami addressing presspersons in Hassan on Tuesday.

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Dayananda Swami compliments Hassan administration and police for timely action

HASSAN: Chairman of the Vishwa Prani Kalyana Mandali and the Akhila Karnataka Prani Daya Sangha Dayananda Swami here on Tuesday complimented the district administration and the police for successfully preventing an animal sacrifice attempt in Masamallamma Goddess jathra in Rudrapattana in Arkalgud taluk on Saturday and Sunday.

Appeal to leaders

Addressing presspersons here, the swami regretted that even to this day, animal sacrifice was going in certain temples in the country including in Karnataka. He appealed to all heads of religious institutions to create awareness among devotees against this superstition and see to it that animals were not sacrificed. He also appealed to the Government to conduct a survey of temples where animals were sacrificed and prevent such inhuman acts.

The swami said that in Arasikatteyamma temple in Arkalgud taluk, animals were sacrificed although the shrine came under the purview of the Muzrai Department. He said in Talakadu in Mysore district, animals were once upon a time sacrificed during Shivarathri in Bandarasamma Goddess temple.

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