TRAVANCORE ROYAL FAMILY

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Open Kerala temple vault, says SC panel September 15, 2011

    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 by...
  • 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 Courtappointed expert committee instead, the court said. The apex court...
  • Achuthanandan slams adoration of erstwhile royals August 28, 2011

    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 their...
  • 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 CNNIBN 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...