Who should own Hindu temple management in India?
When your are constructing a temple with funds raised personally and donations from devotees you can form a temple management trust and start construction. If your budget is more you can have the Trust registered as a Charitable one and apply for 80G concessions under Income Tax act. In this the donors will get tax exemption and it will easy get the funds. also the funds raised by personal sources will get tax exemption. Only thing you have to own the land and have to start some construction. The State Government will not come into the picture to interfere so long as there is no anomalies and complaints of misuse of funds. If the Trust owns huge properties after some time the government may come in at the inducement of interest vested people to swindle money. Any way it is a good thing and you can go ahead.