Religious Functionaries, The Pivots Of Temple Management Revealed By Inscriptions

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Mr. V. Paramasivam
Dr. E. Ravi


Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India, is home to numerous temples that are renowned for their religious significance, and cultural heritage. At present the administration and management of these temples are primarily overseen by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu. This paper explore some of the various religious functionaries and the significant religious administration temples in Tamil Country during the medieval times. This paper connotes that in these temples various categories of artists, servants and workers were appointed to perform religious functions and different kinds of ritualistic services as religious were appointed officials to maintain temple religious ritualistic regular administration of the temple.

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Mr. V. Paramasivam

Ph.D., Research Scholar, Part Time (Internal), Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar.

Dr. E. Ravi

Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, L.N. Govt. College, Ponneri.