some like Britishers wanted-to colonize and annex this opulent
India, others tried and succeeded in plundering and exporting
incalculable worth of the land found in royal palaces, or the
abodes of gods. Among them, the Dutch
despoiler deserves mention.
were lawless, irreligious, barbarians who laid their soiled hands on
the temple property, like icons, jewels made of glittering gold.
They daringly and cunningly managed to dismantle the archamurtis
installed in the innermost part of sanctum. Is it necessary to add
that these nefarious ads were carried out with the connivance of the