A big fight has erupted over the rubbing of sandalwood to extract the paste. A certain community people say that the task had been traditionally done by them. But from 2011 it has been taken over by head priest and the temple workers. The controversy has come to light just before the annual 'Chandnotsavam' ceremony. Minister Ganta said that if a tradition has existed, there is no reason why it should be stopped. The matter is to decided by a tribunal, Endowment officials said.