Hyderabad: The ongoing crisis in the banking sector, especially in nationalized banks like Punjab National Bank, has prompted the management of the Chilkur Balaji Temple here to conduct special pujas and rituals on Monday.
According to convenor, Temple Protection Movement and head priest of Chilkur Balaji Temple, Dr MV Soundararajan, the special pujas were conducted to save the public from threats to their hard-earned savings in banks due to political and governmental interference in the banking system.
“There is a severe crisis and the hard-earned money of Indians is being looted by many corporate houses. At Chilkur temple, devotees in thousands chanted the ‘Runa Vimochana Nrusimha Stotram’, a special chanting invoking the Lion God,” Dr. Soundararajan said.
The head priests, Dr Soundararajan and CS Gopalakrishna, had suggested that such an invocation will help the recovery of money from defaulters, however big they are, a press release said.
”A temple has to pray for the well-being of the humanity and this is the crisis which could have a spiraling effect on the common man and hence this prayer. Also, Chilkur Temple was the first temple to prescribe a dress code of handloom for devotees to help the weavers. It has always responded to social causes and hence this unique prayer,” Dr. Soundararajan explained.
According to the top temple priests, devotees made two extra ’pradakshinams’ of the Temple with these prayers.
“The Lord blessed us when we prayed similarly in September 2008 when there was a power crisis. He will definitely fill our accounts with credit flows and save the banks. He will help nab the defaulters and recover the money that belongs to public,” the head priest said.