What Is the Devanathan Temple Scandal?


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In 2009, a Kanchi temple priest named S. Devanathan was caught indulging in sexual acts inside the sanctum sanctorum, and this incident became known as the Devanathan temple scandal. Because of these acts, he was taken into police custody according to "The Times of India."

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S. Devanathan was found guilty of performing sexual acts with women on temple grounds. Under Indian law, this is a punishable act because he defiled a place of worship with the intention to insult.

His actions were discovered because he recorded several of his escapades on his mobile phone. These recordings were eventually made public, and he was taken into police custody on November 16, 2009.

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