Travancore

Covid: No bali tarpanam in temples under TDB

The temples under Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) will not allow bali tarpanam, the ritual to pay homage to departed souls, on Karkidaka vavu day, this year.

published on : 24th July 2021

Plea in HC questions reserving post of chief priest at Sabarimala for Malayali Brahmin community

According to the petitioner, the appointment to the posts of Melasanthi was a secular act. Therefore, the posts could not be reserved for one particular community.

published on : 16th July 2021

Travancore Devaswom to expand virtual pooja facility

The Ayyappa temple was the first to offer the facility and received bookings worth around 1.25 crore in the past seven months.

published on : 7th July 2021

Padmanabha Swamy Temple jumbo gifted by erstwhile king dead

As per the temple records, Darshini and two other female jumbos were received from the forests of Western Ghats in the year 1966.

published on : 30th May 2021

COVID surge: Temples to remain shut during nine-day lockdown in Kerala

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), the apex body in the southern state which manages over 1,200 temples, on Thursday said shrines under its management would not permit devotees.

published on : 7th May 2021

Travancore Devaswom Board imposes restrictions for darshan at temples, here are the guidelines

Following directions from the state government, the TDB has issued an advisory to ensure a hassle-free darshan for the deities and avoid a superspread in the temples

published on : 20th April 2021

Travancore Devaswom Board to launch probe in death of tusker Ambalappuzha Vijayakrishnan

The Devaswom Board also suspended two mahouts, Pradeep and K A Ajeesh, pending enquiry after prima facia it was ascertained that there were lapses from their side.

published on : 9th April 2021

Travancore Devaswom Board issues circular banning RSS training on temple land

The order warned of stringent action against officers who fail to curb RSS activities on temple premises.

published on : 2nd April 2021

IFFK 2021: Don Palathara's 1956, Central Travancore is a revisionist adventure

The film's core idea - the why of it - is explained by one of the characters through a single dialogue.

published on : 19th February 2021

Former jail in Travancore to be one of Asia’s largest palm leaf manuscript museums

The Central Archives at Fort was once Travancore’s first jail. It became a part of the erstwhile Travancore state ‘Husoor Central Vernacular Records’ in 1887.

published on : 19th February 2021

TTPL oil spill: Local resistance grows

Fishermen, families protest as oil leakage from Titanium factory has left them in the lurch. They now demand more jobs for them at the state-run factory

published on : 13th February 2021

Oil spill opens can of worms for Travancore Titanium

Pollution control board asks firm to shut operations and seal discharge point until damage caused by spill is dealt with

published on : 12th February 2021

Three-member committee formed to assess damage caused by Thiruvananthapuram oil spill

Around 2000 litres of furnace oil from the state-run chemical company leaked into the sea following a pipe burst on Wednesday morning

published on : 11th February 2021

Oil leak from titanium factory hits Thiruvananthapuram coast, public barred from affected stretch

The leak from a glass furnace started after midnight and spilt over to the sea via the drainage. The Coast Guard has started a recce to find out the extent of spill in the sea.

published on : 10th February 2021

Heritage backwater cruise circuit to be launched in Thiruvananthapuram

The Travancore Heritage backwater tourism circuit project in the state capital is going to be launched after a long delay due to the pandemic.

published on : 6th February 2021
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