Do you accept remodelling the old temples?India is a country with a large number of temples that are very old. Some of them date back thousand years are more. The temples are built following certain principles from Agama Sastra. The sculpture is unique and mostly they are of stone. The sculpture is esthetically pleasant. All the constructions are very strong and stand the extreme weather conditions. Whenever we visit such temples, we feel great pleasure and inner peace. We will be in a trance-like position watching those temples and the sculpture that adorns them.
Recently many of these old temples underwent or undergoing renovations with the usage of the latest floorings and lighting. One recent example is the Kasi Viswanath temple. I have seen the photographs of the renovations and very much pained. When a temple structure becomes weak or suffers partial damage, there is meaning in strengthening them. Renovation for the sake of beautification takes away the atmosphere that existed prior to renovation. How do you feel about remodeling or renovation for the beautification of these great old temples?