• search
For Madurai Updates
Allow Notification  

News website reports on half-naked girls in Madurai temple, gets threat calls

By Chennabasaveshwar
Google Oneindia News
    tamil nadu half naked girls in temple, madurai temple, half naked girls in tamil nadu, madurai temple, half naked girls,

    In a bizarre custom reported from Tamil Nadu, minor girls are made to stay bare-chested for a fortnight at Yezhaikatha Amman temple in Madurai.

    Minor girls are made to stay bare-chested for a fortnight at Yezhaikatha Amman temple in Madurai. Courtesy:ANI news

    The editor-in-chief of Coimbatore-based news website, who reported the incident, has complained that she has been receiving threatening calls ever since the story was published, reports Hindustan Times.

    She has lodged a formal complaint with the Coimbatore police, giving all the phone numbers from where she received the threatening calls.

    The website ran a story on the ritual in which 'half-naked' teenaged and younger girls are forced to live inside a temple under the supervision of a priest.

    However, an official team, which inspected the temple ritual in the wake of a news story, advised the girls to cover their shoulders with a shawl. The team found that it was an ancient tradition but there was no evidence of sexual abuse or harassment inside the temple.

    A temple in Vellalur village of Madurai district follows this ancient tradition where the priest selects seven girls between ages of 10 and 14 to live in the temple for a fortnight. The girls are forced to remain bare-chested and cover their upper body only with jewellery and flowers.

    According to the temple's tradition, the priest selected the seven girls and 'offered' them to the deity for a fortnight beginning the last Tuesday in the Tamil month of Aavani.

    OneIndia News

    For Daily Alerts
    Get Instant News Updates
    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X