Big Decision on Padmanabhaswamy Temple : SC Said – The Management of the Temple will Remain With the Former Royal Family of Travancore

Kochi : The Supreme Court has pronounced its verdict today regarding the administration of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and its properties in Kerala. The Supreme Court has given the right  of the management of Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple to the former royal family of Travancore, Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the most valuable temples in the country. It is said that the temple has assets worth Rs 2 lakh crore.

During the hearing in the Supreme Court regarding the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, it was decided that the responsibility of managing the Padmanabhaswamy Temple will be given to the former royal family of Travancore. With this, the Supreme Court has made it clear that the committee headed by the District Judge of Thiruvananthapuram will see the arrangement of the temple at the moment.

In 2011, the Kerala High Court, while giving a big verdict on the rights and property of the Padmanabhaswamy temple, had declared the right of the state government on the temple. The order of the Kerala High Court was challenged by the former Travancore royal family in the Supreme Court. The matter was heard in the Supreme Court for more than 8 years, now it is yet to be decided. After the hearing in this case in April, the bench of Stis Lalit and Justice Indu Malhotra reserved the decision.

Padmanabhaswamy temple is 5000 years old
There is no firm evidence on when the temple was built. According to historian Dr. LK Ravi Varma, the temple is about 5000 years old, when human civilization reached Kali Yuga. In terms of the structure of the temple, it is believed that the Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala was established by the kings of Travancore in the sixteenth century. Since then, the kings of this place kept believing in this temple. In the year 1750, Maharaj Martand Varma declared himself Padmanabha Das. With this, the entire royal house got engaged in the service of the temple. Even now a private trust under the royal house is maintaining the temple.

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