PADMANABHASWAMY TEMPLE

  • Padmanabhaswamy temple audit to take 56 months: Vinod Rai September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The special audit of the properties of Kerala's famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, which is facing allegations of financial irregularities, is expected to be completed in the next five to six months. Former CAG Vinod Rai, who has been tasked with a special audit of the temple's properties, also said...
  • Deficiencies, inadequacies in the maintenance of Padamanabhaswamy temple records, says status report submitted in SC August 13, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Comptroller Auditor General Vinod Rai has submitted a status report on Kerala's Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in the Supreme Court. The report says that there were deficiencies and inadequacies in the maintenance of temple records. The report said that the B chamber of the temple was opened about seven...
  • President to worship at Padmanabhaswamy temple on July 19 July 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: President Pranab Mukherjee, who will arrive in Kerala on a two day visit on Friday, will offer worship at the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple on July 19. On his arrival on July 18, he would attend the first convocation function of the Central University at Kasargod and also take...
  • ExCAG Vinod Rai begins audit of Padmanabhaswamy temple May 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former CAG Vinod Rai, who was asked by the Supreme Court to undertake the audit of the properties, assets and accounts of the past 25 years of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, began his preliminary work from Monday. Last month, an apex court bench of Justice RM Lodha and Justice AK...
  • Judge takes over administration of Kerala's Padmanabhaswamy Temple April 27, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Acting on the order of the Supreme Court, Additional District and Sessions Judge KP Indira has taken over as chairperson of the new administrative committee of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala. The apex court had on Thursday ordered that the grand temple, controlled by the Travancore Royal family for...
  • SC orders audit of Padmanabhaswamy temple under former CAG's watch April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the audit of Kerala's Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple under the supervision of former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai. The order came after the apex court appointed Amicus Curie and former Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanian had made some startling revelations in...
  • Kerala's Padmanabhaswamy temple in pitiable state: Amicus Curae to SC April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Amicus Curae on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that Kerala's Padmanabhaswamy temple is in a pitiable condition. The Amicus Curae told the court that the kallaras or the place where the temple gold has been stored has to be sealed and the keys have to be in...
  • Gods forbid: India's temples guard their gold from government September 30, 2013

    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 steps...
  • Watch: Security tightened in temples across Kerala July 8, 2013

    Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala is one of the most guarded temple in Kerala. The state government has decided a 5tier security apparatus for the temple last year. After attack on the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, security is tightened in temples across the state. ...
  • Delhi's infamous 'Bunty Chor' now strikes in Kerala January 23, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Delhi's infamous Bunty Chor, who committed over 500 burglaries across the country, has struck in Kerala, the police said on Wednesday. Devinder Singh, alias Bunty Chor, reportedly broke into a high security home with latest electronic surveillance devices in the early hours of January 21 and drove off with...
  • Padmanabhaswamy temple wealth isn't public property: CM November 9, 2012

    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 November 6, 2012

    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 committee...
  • Kerala temple to get security gadgets worth Rs 23.61 cr October 18, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Wednesday cleared a proposal for purchase of security gadgets worth Rs 23.61 crore to provide security to the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, rated the richest temple in the world. In July 2011 a Supreme Court committee found six vaults in the 16th century temple laden...
  • Kerala: Women experts out of Padmanabhaswamy temple September 22, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Supreme Courtappointed expert panel that met here on Friday decided that no women members will enter any of the chambers at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple for scientific evaluation of the temple treasure. The documentation of wealth at the temple was temporarily suspended on Thursday after temple authorities opposed...
  • Govt must take over Kerala temple: Sharad Yadav July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: JD(U) leader and NDA convener Sharad Yadav has said that the government must take over the Padnamabhaswamy temple in Kerala and use the wealth for the development of all the Hindu temples in India. He also said that the government must introduce a bill in Parliament to regulate the...
  • Technology being used to evaluate Kerala temple wealth July 9, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The process of evaluating the treasures of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala continues. Priceless treasures found inside the vaults of the temple had attracted global attention last year. Raging debates had followed on where the wealth had come from and how it would be used. The head of...
  • Temple treasure: Experts' panel resumes work July 6, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Supreme Court appointed Experts Committee for scientifically documenting priceless treasures of the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple here has resumed its work by opening another underground vault. According to temple sources, the committee members on Thursday examined "VaultA" and documented few gold chains, some gemstudded, with the help of sophisticated...
  • Ban on Pongala near Padmanabha Temple March 7, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For the first time, offering of Pongala on the premises of the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple has been prohibited. An order in this regard was issued by the Temple Security Wing on Tuesday. However, the devotees who were unaware of the order came to the temple premises from the...
  • Vault C of Kerala temple to be opened today February 27, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The C vault of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple here would be opened on Monday for scientific documentation of articles. As per the plan, the documentation process would begin in the presence of expert committee members from 11 a m and would continue till 5 p m.It is learnt that...
  • Kerala: temple treasure evaluation begins February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The mammoth task of sorting out and documenting all the treasure found in Kerala's Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple began on Monday on the orders of the Supreme Court. As a result, rituals at the century oldtemple will be affected. It shot into prominence last year after its cellars were opened,...
  • Evaluation of Kerala temple treasure today February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The mammoth task of sorting out and documenting all the treasure found in Kerala's Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple will begin on Monday as ordered by the Supreme Court. As a result, rituals at the century oldtemple will be affected. It shot into prominence in 2011 after its cellars were...
  • An eventful year for Kerala December 20, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: It was an eventful year for Kerala as the Congressled 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 October 31, 2011

    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 centincrease in the devotees, with 75 per...
  • Fivetier security system for Kerala temple September 29, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government has given approval to a fivetier security system for the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple which has huge treasures locked up in its vaults. The hitech security system, approved by a highlevel meeting of officials and experts called by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday, took into account all possible...
  • Can Oommen Chandy take Kerala out of economic inertia? September 24, 2011

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

    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 multilayered security cover is provided. The apex court also said they are satisfied with the State Government's assurance to...
  • Rs 1 cr on Kerala temple security every month September 17, 2011

    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 September 16, 2011

    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 Supreme...
  • Kerala temple treasure case: SC verdict today September 16, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Vault B of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram may now be opened following a Supreme Court order. CNNIBN 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 are:...
  • SC to pronounce order on Kerala temple vault September 15, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The mystery over what is inside the last unopened vault at Thiruvananthapuram's Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple may just be finally unravelled. CNNIBN 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...