MANGALORE: As part of beefing up security measures at Kukke Sri Subrahmanya Temple, one of the south India’s prominent pilgrim centres, the temple authorities have installed mobile signal jammer.
The initiative has been taken in the wake of requests from devotees to keep the temple premises free from noise. Temple engineer KC Udayakumar told TOI that the mobile signal jammer was commissioned a few days ago.
“We have installed the mobile signal jammer with the help of a private agency. There are provisions to retain the signal of a required service provider and block others. However, we have blocked the signals of all service providers inside the temple to prevent devotees from using cellphones,” he said and added that the move has been a success so far.
“With the new initiative, devotees are assured peace of mind,” he said adding that a majority of the devotees are happy with the new decision.
Though the management of Sri Kshetra Dharmastala has no plans of introducing mobile signal jammer inside the shrine, they security personnel ensure that no devotee using cellphones inside the temple premises. Temple manager Veeru Shetty said that the security men have been given instruction to ask devotees to switch off their mobile phones inside the temple premises.
Kadri Sri Manjunatha Temple executive officer Ningaiah said that they have no plans of installing mobile signal jammer inside the temple as there is a direction in this regard from the department of religious endowment.
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