Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

  • 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...
  • 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 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. ...
  • 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 Court-appointed 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...
  • 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...
  • An eventful year for Kerala December 20, 2011

    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...
  • Five-tier security system for Kerala temple September 29, 2011

    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 possible...
  • 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 multi-layered 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: SC questions royals over ritual September 2, 2011

    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 court...
  • 'Don't move Padmanabhaswamy Temple treasure' August 11, 2011

    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 August 3, 2011

    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 residences...
  • Kerala temple panel to meet tomorrow July 31, 2011

    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 July 21, 2011

    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)...
  • Petitioner in Padmanabhaswamy temple case dies July 17, 2011

    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 when...
  • 'Kerala temple wealth belongs to God' July 12, 2011

    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 invasions...
  • 'Temple treasure belongs to Travancore royals' July 5, 2011

    Kanchipuram: The huge treasures found in Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram were the 'exclusive property' of Travancore royal family that dedicated their kingdom to the presiding deity of the temple, Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi said on Monday. "For long the erstwhile royal family was the custodian of the temple and...
  • Kerala temple treasure worth Rs 1 lakh crore July 4, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: A week after the stock-taking process began at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala, two more vaults will be opened on Monday. The estimated value of the treasure found at the temple is estimated to be over Rs 1 lakh crore. Now there are apprehensions about the safety of the...
  • Treasure worth crores found in Kerala temple July 1, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: One of Kerala's oldest temples may soon turn out to be one of the India's richest. A seven-member Supreme Court-appointed team is at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram taking stock at the shrine. The chambers near the temple's sanctum sanctorum are believed to contain priceless gold and silver ornaments....