Tamil Nadu: Youth beaten to death by cops in Kanchipuram temple
4, Jul 2019, 5:24 PM IST
Kanchipuram: A 22-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by two policewomen for trying to take a picture of the Varadaraj Perumal in the temple in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu.
Akash was at the famous temple to seek blessings from the deity, Lord Athi Varadar.
The Athi Varadar idol is kept in the Anandasaras tank within the Varadaraja Perumal temple.
The last time Lord Athi Varadar resurfaced, was on July 2, 1979. Athi Varadaraja is said to be among the four Brahma Kararchita Varadaraja sculptures carved from the ‘Athi’ tree. It is said that the idol was immersed to protect it from invaders and is brought to the surface for devotees to worship once every 40 years.