Travancore Royal Family

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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: Should the State take over wealth of religious places?

    A seven-member Supreme Court-appointed team is taking stock at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram. ...
  • 'Temple treasure belongs to Travancore royals' 05-07-2011 12:37 PM

    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...