ANOTHER LISTLESS GOVERNMENT ORGANISATION
During the course of cleaning they found a huge dump of Cannon balls in one of the rooms in the temple. Does it mean that for centuries the doors of the temple rooms have not been opened. Instead of being ashamed and being admonished by the men under control of the ASI, the officials are proudly displaying their find and making a revealing statement that this famous temple might have been once upon a time used by the kings as a fort for waging war too. It is a pity and national shame that the premier government organisation responsible for discovering and preserving national heritage, monuments and other archeological and historical findings and in fact responsible for proving and teaching history of our country to the world, have not bothered, to even open and look at all the chambers of one of the major Archeological wonders of South India which is under their control for decades now.
Earlier it took a Tsunami to unveil some of the lost temples of Mahabalipuram near Chennai, Tamil Nadu which again the ASI are proudly presenting to this world as if it was the result of their herculean efforts.
I wonder whether these people in ASI even keep their own house clean and are aware of their own belongings. This is not the only one organisation of its kind, the Indian Government has a lot of such departments and organisations without any accountability and where even gross errors go unnoticed for ages and sometimes like this, are celebrated as an honour or achievement.