Societies become civilizations or fall into ruins based on their ability to institutionalize. Societies that institutionalize events and processes are better able to leap forward, than those don't learn from successes and failures. A look at Institutions of Excellence in Pre-Islamic India - part III
While one can wish away Government control of Hindu Temples, it's not such easy a proposition to find an answer. Which one is better? A better management of temple under government control or a private management for a temple?