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Tension at Chidambaram temple
Chidambaram | Sunday, Mar 2 2008 IST
 
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Tension prevailed at the famous Chidambaram Nataraja Temple here following a clash between Dikshitars and the police.

Police sources said the trouble started when Arumugasamy, an 'oduvar', entered the temple with the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Board's (HR and CE) order, permitting him to recite 'Thevaram' and Thiruvasagam in the temple.

This snowballed into an altercation and the 'oduvar' was supported by local activists of a human rights group.

On infomation, police entered the main shrine to protect Arumugasamy.

The administrators were outraged over the police's entry into the sanctum sanctorum in full uniform, which went against the tradition. The special police team, however, removed their shirts and insisted that the 'oduvar' be allowed to recite prayers as per the orders of the HR and CE.

A section of 'Dikshitars' reportedly shoved top police officials out of the main sanctum sanctorum and this action created some tense moments at the temple complex.

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