CHENNAI, INDIA, July 26, 2010: A number of temples and religious bodies in Tamilnadu are applying for the International Standard Organization’s (ISO) certification. This step has been initiated by the state government’s Hindu religious and charitable endowments (HR&CE) department.

Three popular temples — the Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore, Parthasarathy Temple in Triplicane and Dhandayudhapani Temple in Vadapalani — have sought and received the ISO 9001:2008 certification. The ISO officials checked for the fixed assets of the temples, their accounts and strict adherence to rituals.

Other temples will also join the queue of ISO’s stamp of approval. Most likely among them are Meenakshi Amman temple in Madurai and Sri Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangam.