The Supreme Court gave its verdict on Kerala’s Padmanabhaswamy temple management on Monday, according to which the rights of the royal family of Travancore have been recognized in temple management. The committee headed by the District Judge of Thiruvananthapuram will look into the temple arrangements at present. The court accepted the appeal of the Travancore Raj family.
It is noteworthy that the temple of Padmanabhaswamy is one of the richest temples in the country. It came into the limelight with the assets and jewelry worth about one lakh crores that came out of its chest. Right now one of its vaults, Vault B is not open. The Supreme Court has recognized the service rights of the Travancore Raj family.
The Bench of Justices U Lalit and Indu Malhotra reserved their judgment in the case in April last year. The Royal Family of Travancore challenged the Kerala High Court’s 2011 decision in the Supreme Court. In this judgment, the court ordered the administration of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and the acquisition of property by the state government. The High Court had also ordered the opening of all the cellars of the temple.
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple at Thiruvananthapuram in the state of Kerala is a famous Hindu temple of Lord Vishnu. This temple is included in the major Vaishnava temples of India. Along with this, this temple also has historical significance. Padmanabha Swamy Temple is an important place of worship for Vishnu devotees. This ancient temple was rebuilt by Maharaja Martad Varma of Travancore in 1733. There is a legend associated with this temple, it is said that the statue of Lord Vishnu was found at this place, after which the temple was built here.