If their forefathers set fire to this temple years back hoping to root out the annual pilgrimage which acted as a deterrent to their Conversion and Forest encroaching agenda, now 9 Christian youth following their forefathers route ventured into the temple premises with Meat and Alcohol with the sole aim of desecrating the temple sanctity.
This shocking incident happened on 3rd of March. The Christian gang parked their vehicle near Pampa and went to Sannidhanam. Devaswom Gaurds were not in their office at that time. Later they were found in a inebriated condition in the Sannidhanam by the devaswom gaurds. They have taken their party snaps pictures as from sannidhanam and on holy 18 steps. Although devaswom gaurds handed them over to Pampa Police station, they have been released without registering any cases following high level intervention.
Home Ministry is keeping tight lipped about the whole issue and efforts are undergoing to hush up the matter. Although Executive officer has demanded an urgent explanation from Pampa Devaswom Manager, nothing has furnished so far. Various Hindu organisations and Hindu Aikya Vedi strongly condemned the incident and demanded severe action against the culprits. Hands of Christian Missionary mafia are suspected in the incident.