"Some of the temples will be requiring Rs 4 lakh for renovation and some might need Rs 50,000. What purpose would be fulfilled by allotting a fixed amount to such temples,” the bench queried.
Big temples were closed for public worship on March 19 in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and later, other places of worship were also closed
The incidents came a day after a statue of social reformer EV Ramasami 'Periyar' was found daubed with saffron hued paint.
Residents and devotees noticed the meat in front of Venugopal Swamy and Sri Raghavendra temples situated on Sullivan street.
Temples in Neyveli and Virudhachalam hold peacocks (vehicle of the Hindu god Muruga) and deer as captives, blatantly violating the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.