“Rs. 1000 Per Head” – Scam At Thiruchendhur Murugan Temple!! Video Leaked

Hindu priests who are appointment at the most famous Thiruchendhur Murugan Kovil has been caught scamming the devotees by receiving Rs. 1000 per head for special “Tharisanam” which takes only 7 minutes. A viral video shot by Puthiya Thalaimurai YouTube channel shows a priest demanding Rs. 1000 per head from a devotee who requests to get Rs. 500 per head.

Located in the eastern end of the town Tiruchendur in the district of Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu, the most popular Murugan temple is the second among six abodes of Murugan. The temple complex is on the shores of Bay of Bengal and is open from 5 AM to 9 PM.


The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department of the Government of Tamilnadu. Devotees from all over the state would visit the temple to get blessings from their beloved Lord Murugan. Rituals such as offerings, cleansing by bathing in water from the well after bathing in the ocean would be performed by the devotees who visit the temple which is located in between Thoothukudi, Thirunelveli and Kanyakumari.

Now, a report surfaced in the Puthiya Thalaimurai news channel, alleging that the priests in the temple demanding Rs. 1000 per head from the devotees to see the God quicker than other devotees who are waiting in the queue. Warning the temple workers and other authorities, Kumara Durai, associate commissioner of Thiruchendhur Murugan temple released a audio saying “There is no sincerity among the workers. There is a reason to make this video public. Everyone in the public should know about what you are doing”

In the video which was released by the news channel, it could be seen a priest demanding Rs. 1000 for each from a devotee who visited the temple with three of his family members. “Rs.1000 per person, is it okay??” asks the priest. The person requests to get Rs. 500 per head and allow but the priest says that the price got increased way before.

Watch the video below :

While people are waiting for Darshan in queue, the priest, after getting Rs. 1000 per head to a certain people, shows them the way that is made for priests and allows them to have “special” darshan. It has been reported that 3 hours will take to have common Darshan of Lord Murugan at the temple but priests getting bribe and allows some to complete the darshan within 7 minutes. Kumara Durai has promised to take appropriate actions against those who received money from public as bribe.

Check out some of the reactions that surfaced in internet below regarding the incident :


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