Minor fire in TN temple damages pooja articles

By PTI Published on Feb 23, 2018 10:07 AM IST

Kumbakonam: A minor fire in a 1000-year old temple near here damaged pooja articles, clothes and an almirah kept in the sanctum sanctorum yesterday, police said.

No one was injured in the fire at the Karuppur Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple. The blaze was doused by fire and rescue service personnel in an half-hour long operation, they said.

The idol of the deity was intact, they said. The mishap comes close on the heels of a major blaze in the Goddess Meenakshi temple in Madurai that destroyed 40 shops and anther minor fire at Sri Athi Kumbeswarar temple here earlier this month. According to police, in the incident yesterday, smoke was noticed around 1 PM by the locals. Pooja articles, around 50 saris and 30 dhotis and an electronic muscial instrument were destroyed in the fire.