Padmanabhaswamy Temple

  • Gods forbid: India's temples guard their gold from government 30-09-2013 09:33 AM

    India's temples are resisting divulging their gold holdings - perhaps nearly half the amount held in Fort Knox - amid mistrust of the motives of authorities who are trying to cut a hefty import bill that is hurting the economy. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which has already taken...
  • Watch: Security tightened in temples across Kerala 08-07-2013 12:10 PM

    Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala is one of the most guarded temple in Kerala. The state government has decided a 5-tier security apparatus for the temple last year. After attack on the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, security is tightened in temples across the state. ...
  • Padmanabhaswamy temple wealth isn't public property: CM 09-11-2012 03:33 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A day after the CPM wanted the precious jewels and priceless assets of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple to be made a public possession, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday said that it cannot be and the property belonged to the temple only. "This cannot be seen as a public...
  • Padmanabhaswamy Temple: SC to decide on report 06-11-2012 08:20 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday will look into an expert committee report on the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala. The report seeks time till August 2013 to file a complete inventory report on the items recovered from inside the temple vaults. In July 2011 a Supreme Court...
  • An eventful year for Kerala 20-12-2011 12:14 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: It was an eventful year for Kerala as the Congress-led UDF voted out the LDF while discovery of treasures in the vaults of the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple drew worldwide attention to 'God's own country' even as tension with Tamil Nadu over the Mullaperiyar Dam escalated. A gruesome stampede...
  • Padmanabha Temple on world tourism map 31-10-2011 09:22 AM

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After the treasure trove was unearthed in the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, the number of foreign and domestic tourists visiting the temple has increased manifold, making it a hotspot for pilgrimage tourists. The temple administration estimates that there has been a 50 per cent-increase in the devotees, with 75...
  • Five-tier security system for Kerala temple 29-09-2011 02:14 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government has given approval to a five-tier security system for the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple which has huge treasures locked up in its vaults. The hi-tech security system, approved by a high-level meeting of officials and experts called by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday, took into account all...
  • Can Oommen Chandy take Kerala out of economic inertia? 24-09-2011 11:37 AM

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy talks about the politics and development in Kerala. ...
  • Don't open vault B of Kerala temple yet: SC 22-09-2011 11:11 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday gave it's verdict in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple case and said the vault B of the temple will not be opened till an integrated and multi-layered security cover is provided. The apex court also said they are satisfied with the State Government's assurance...
  • Rs 1 cr on Kerala temple security every month 17-09-2011 08:27 AM

    New Delhi: Liz Mathews, appearing for the State of Kerala in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple case told an apex court bench that an affidavit regarding the security to be provided for the temple had been filed on behalf of the state, adding that the state had its own apprehensions and...
  • Kerala temple: SC reserves order till Sept 21 16-09-2011 02:00 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has reserved its order on opening of Vault B of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram till September 21. The court assured the expert committee that tradition would be respected but impractical and superstition will not be taken into account. The expert committee told the...
  • Kerala temple treasure case: SC verdict today 16-09-2011 08:42 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Vault B of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram may now be opened following a Supreme Court order. CNN-IBN accessed an interim report by an expert committee to the Supreme Court. In its report dated August 23, the committee has given three reasons to open the vault. The reasons...
  • SC to pronounce order on Kerala temple vault 15-09-2011 09:15 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The mystery over what is inside the last unopened vault at Thiruvananthapuram's Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple may just be finally unravelled. CNN-IBN has accessed the report of the expert committee appointed by the Supreme Court which recommends that the vault be opened. The court is expected to pronounce its order...
  • Kerala temple: secret vault to be opened? 15-09-2011 09:11 PM

    CNN-IBN talks to experts about Thiruvananthapuram's Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple vault. ...
  • Open Kerala temple vault, says SC panel 15-09-2011 09:15 AM

    New Delhi: The panel set up by the Supreme Court on the Padmanabhaswamy Temple treasure in Kerala has said in its report that the temple's secret vault should be opened and the value of the treasure inside be ascertained. In the report of the Supreme Court appointed expert committee accessed...
  • Kerala temple: SC questions royals over ritual 02-09-2011 12:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday expressed surprise over the fact that the decision to open the vaults of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram was taken by the head priest. The decision should have been taken by the Supreme Court-appointed expert committee instead, the court said. The apex...
  • Achuthanandan slams adoration of erstwhile royals 28-08-2011 05:10 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: After his controversial comment on the head of Travancore royal family, CPI(M) leader VS Achuthanandan has deplored the adoration of erstwhile princes and princesses six decades after Independence. "Even politicians and ministers speak in a ceremonial language of respect and fear when they address royal family members. This shows...
  • Kerala: politics over Padmanabhaswamy temple 23-08-2011 08:41 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The row over the Padmanabhaswamy temple wealth has now taken a political colour. Political parties have reacted strongly to former Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan's allegations against the Travancore royal family. The CPM stalwart had accused the present head of the erstwhile Travancore royal family of smuggling out precious articles...
  • 'Don't open Padmanabhaswamy Temple vaults' 12-08-2011 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: Astrologers in Kerala say that god does not want the treasure found at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple to be taken out of the premises in Thiruvananthapuram. They claim that the treasures discovered at the temple must not be moved, or the wrath of the gods will be unleashed....
  • 'Don't move Padmanabhaswamy Temple treasure' 11-08-2011 10:41 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Astrologers in Kerala says that God does not want the treasure found at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple to be taken out of the premises in Thiruvananthapuram. They claim that the treasures discovered at the temple must not be moved, or the wrath of the gods will be unleashed. The...
  • No move to evict people around Kerala temple: CM 03-08-2011 07:27 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government has no proposal before it to evict people residing around the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, where priceless articles were found during an inventory of its cellars, on grounds of security, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday. "There is no move to relocate the people from their respective...
  • Kerala temple treasure evaluation begins 01-08-2011 04:30 PM

    New Delhi: The scientific evaluation of Kerala's Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple wealth began again on Monday. The five-member committee appointed by the Supreme Court has been asked to evaluate the articles found in the vaults already opened, organise an inventory and videograph all the precious articles. The committee, headed by senior...
  • Kerala temple panel to meet tomorrow 31-07-2011 02:07 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The expert committee set up by the Supreme Court to evaluate the treasures hid in the vaults of the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple will have its first meeting on Monday to evolve an action plan on how to go about the sensitive task. The committee, headed by senior bureaucrat...
  • SC panel to preserve Kerala temple's assets 21-07-2011 11:14 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed a five-member committee to supervise the unearthing and preservation of assets of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. The committee will be headed by Director General of National Museum CV Anand Bose and will consist of representatives of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)...
  • Silent movie on Kerala temple taken out of box 20-07-2011 12:09 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: While discovery of huge treasures from vaults of the famed Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala's capital has revived interest in history and culture of Travancore, a silent film made in 1933 focussing on a turbulent phase in the princely state's history has been taken out of the box where it...
  • Petitioner in Padmanabhaswamy temple case dies 17-07-2011 09:16 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: TP Sunderarajan, who approached the Supreme Court requesting a stock taking of the gold and jewels stored in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple near Thiruvananthapuram, passed away on Sunday. He was 70. He was suffering from fever for the past two days and was at his home near the temple...
  • SC reserves orders on Kerala temple treasure 14-07-2011 12:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its interim orders on the question of permitting inventory, videography and providing fool proof security to the estimated over Rs 1.50 lakh crore wealth unearthed from the chambers of the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala. A bench of justices R V...
  • 'Kerala temple wealth belongs to God' 12-07-2011 07:26 AM

    Marthanda Varma, the eldest member of the Travancore royal family spoke to CNN-IBN in an exclusive interview on all the treasure that was unearthed at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. He feels it should not become such a huge topic of discussion. Dakshina Muraleedharan: Our country has a long history about...
  • Kerala temple wealth not a political issue: Cong 11-07-2011 10:37 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday steered clear on the demands for using for public good the wealth found at the centuries-old Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, saying it was not an issue for a political party to react. "It is not an issue for a political party to react. It is...