MANU/SC/0171/1968

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Decided On: 26.03.1968

Appellants: T.K. Lakshmana Iyer and Ors.
Vs.
Respondent: State of Madras and Ors.

JUDGMENT

Bachawat, J.

1. In the village of Thenkarai in the Madurai District there is an ancient temple of Sri Thirumoolanathaswami. Inams were granted by Hindu kings for performance of services of watchman, palanquin-bearer, background music player, dancing girl, musical instrument player, mason, blacksmith-carpenter, potter, washerman connected with the temple. The inams were confirmed by the British Government. For over 80 years, the inams were in the enjoym

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