The demand comes at a time when injured wild animals are dying while being shifted to rehabilitation centre for treatment.
Sources said that people from adjoining villages visited the temple and offered prayers to the deity and partook of the meal, leaving behind leftovers, which wildlife experts say could infect animals.
After two failed attempts to capture it, the tigress had given the slip to forest officials and entered into BTR in Karnataka.
The forest department has started a three-day bird listing and counting exercise in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Friday.
The onlookers who had taken photos of the officers feeding the tusker on the occasion of Sankranti festival had uploaded the photos on social media attracting flak from wildlife activists and people.