Travancore Devaswom

Parameswaran Namboothiri is the new Sabarimala Melshanthi; Shambu Namboothiri is Malikappuram Devi Temple Melshanthi

The selections were made by drawing lots from a panel of priests shortlisted after the interviews conducted by the Travancore Devaswom Board.

published on : 17th October 2021

TDB to deposit 500kg gold in Reserve Bank, to get Rs 5 crore interest annually

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) will deposit about 500kg of gold in the Reserve Bank of India’s gold monetisation scheme.

published on : 2nd October 2021

Glitches in Sabarimala virtual queue system dissuading pilgrims, says Travancore Devaswom Board

Struggling to meet the administrative expenses, the board is planning to approach the state government seeking relaxations in the restrictions at Sabarimala

published on : 25th August 2021

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

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

Sabarimala verdict: Kerala HC junks plea against verdict

The High Court on Thursday observed that all the authorities were bound to implement the Supreme Court verdicts.

published on : 26th October 2018

Sabarimala issue: TDB not to file report on prevailing situation in Supreme Court

The board said filing a review petition against the top court verdict right now has no relevance.

published on : 24th October 2018

Travancore Devaswom Board still undecided on women’s entry at Sabarimala temple

Sources close to the newly constituted Board said it would toe the government’s line if it submits an additional affidavit.

published on : 24th July 2018