The richest temple in Karnataka- Kukke Sri Subrahmanya Temple – is all set to get private security. With average daily footfalls of 10,000, which easily cross 50,000 on important festive occasions, the temple town struggles to meet the surging masses and ensure that every devotee goes back safely from the abode of the celebrated serpent lord.
The temple does have 37 private security and 19 own guards on its payrolls. But it could do with at least a 100 more. Under the plan envisaged by Dakshina Kannada district police and submitted to the religious endowment department, the temple town could well employ 150 private security guards. This is part of a detailed security audit carried out by district police authorities at the temple’s behest and on a request from the endowment department.