"The devotees draw kolams and the temple administration does not say anything about it. It is important for the temple to allow devotees to practice their faith their own way," the senior temple official told IANS.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has raised objection to the masking of the kolam featuring lotus flower -- its election symbol
According to him, the devotees residing near the temple drew the kolams featuring lotus flower and they themselves masked them after someone told them that the motifs might contravene the Model Code of Coduct for the upcoming Lok Sabha pollls.
"Inside a temple there are many things that may have different political connotations. It is not possible to ban everything. For instance, Goddess Saraswathi is seated on a Lotus flower. Is it possible to mask the lotus flower of the deity," he added.
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