Kerala: Sree Padmanabhaswami temple's development plan to be submitted before Supreme Court

The Singapore-based Global Citizen Forum will submit a development plan for the Sree Padmanabhaswami temple before the Supreme Court. 

Published: 24th April 2018 01:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th April 2018 02:23 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Singapore-based Global Citizen Forum will submit a development plan for the Sree Padmanabhaswami temple before the Supreme Court. “The plan will include suggestions to establish a foolproof security system and exhibition of selected valuables in the ancient treasure,” said  Bhupendra Kumar Modi, GCF chief and prominent industrialist.An advaita vedanta learning centre will be established near the Padmanabhaswami temple where people of all religions can receive lessons on advaita vedanta philosophy and Hindu spirituality. Discussions will be held with the members of the erstwhile Travancore Royal family, temple staff, devotees and hindu organisations to prepare the plan. 

Modi said the global movement will project the Padmanabhaswami temple as a seat of Hindu spirituality, sanathana dharma and advaita vedanta. “Malayalees should feel fortunate  Adi Shankara was born here. The treasure at the Padmanabhaswami temple will not come as a surprise to those aware of the country’s history. Several ancient Hindu temples had substantial treasure but it was looted,” he said. Modi said his global movement also aims to position India as a spiritual leader among the world countries. 

He said the Padmanabhaswami temple was special for several reasons ranging from the idol made of 12,0008 salagramams to it being an architectural marvel. He hailed the  Travancore Royal family for preserving the temple and the treasure for generations. “The Travancore Royals are unique among the 600-odd erstwhile Royal families in India for their devotion to the Lord Sree Padmanabhaswami. Their devotion and selflessness have no parallels in world history,” he said. 

A two-day workshop was held in the capital to discuss the development plan. Aswathi Thirunal Gowri Lakshmi Bayi, senior member of the Travancore Royal family, social worker Tarun Vijay, World Hindu Federation representatives Preeti Malhotra and Ajay Singh addressed the workshop.    

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  • Sastry

    Great initiative
    11 months ago reply
  • Money V M

    Very good initiative to protect Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Adavaida philosophy, Sanathana Dharma etc. Can expect another Hartals by intolarant Kerala ties?
    11 months ago reply
  • SuchindranathAiyerS

    Interference by the "secular” state and the subversion of native religions and culture is even worse when it is carried out by the unaccountable scoundrels and rogues of the judiciary marching to alien
    11 months ago reply
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