Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, Dec 28 (UNI) Two hundis at the entrance to the famous Sri Ramanathaswamy temple here broke after being accidentally knocked down by Aiyappa devotees, forcing the temple authorities to close the entrance for over an hour, early today.
Official sources said the hundis gave way due to corrosion, spilling coins and currency notes, and some miscreants tried to collect the coins. But, the authorities managed to secure the hundis and take them to the strong room.
Meanwhile, the Hindu Munnani criticised the temple authorities for closing the temple to collect the money. The officials should not have closed the temple when the devotees were thronging the temple. Instead, they should have made alternative arrangements, a functionary of the district Hindu Munnani said.