Sree Krishna Swamy Temple | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kazhakootam: The construction of a service road by levelling a nearby canal has proved to be detrimental for a temple in the capital city. The Sree Krishna Swamy Temple in Kazhakootam gets submerged in water during rains owing to the negligence in construction of roads in the city.
During rains, water from a nearby pond enters the temple’s sanctum sanctorum making it difficult for the priest and devotees to offer prayers.
There was a canal to divert the overflowing water from the pond to Thettiyar stream. However, the canal was levelled and a service road was constructed above it. As a result, the temple gets flooded with water even during small showers.
Although the temple’s advisory committee, devotees and natives lodged a complaint with the Devaswom Minister, Devaswom authorities and Kadakampally Surendran MLA, no action was taken.