Hindu religious and charitable endowments

As per Law of  Hindu Religious and charitable endowments,When property is set apart for the worship of a family God in which public are not interested, the endowment is a private one. Private religious endowment can arise only with respect to a family deity. There is no other manner in which a private religious endowment can be created. Even in case when the management of the temple by the members of a family throughout will not make a temple a private one if the idol installed therein is not a family deity. A family deity means a deity worshiped by a particular family for generation in succession.

This being the position of law, in a recent judgment rendered by a trial court, under section 92 cpc, it was held that the defendant temple is a private temple belonging to 7 families. This would invariably refer to the fact that the deity therein is not a family deity as there can not be a common family deity for different families under law. The temple in question is worth about 40 crore.  It has every features of a public temple under law. They were all overlooked. The above decision seems to have been pronounced under undue influence.

An appeal has been filed. In the circumstances I would like to know, whether the Supreme Court of India has ever pronounced any judgment holding that ,the temple in question is a private temple belonging to more than one family. Any information in this regard will go a long way in helping the temple to retain it original character of a public temple and the same will be highly appriciated.

Lawyer in Hyderabad.wats app no.9989324294

The A.P. Hindu Dharmika Parishad is the highest governing body for all matters pertaining to the administration of Hindu religious Institutions like temples, mutts and peethams in the state of Andhra Pradesh. In pursuance of section 152 of the Endowments Act, the Government has constituted Andhra Pradesh Hindu Dharmika Parishad. This parishad consists of 21 members and 7 special invities




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