The TDB has also decided to mark the auspicious day with a special ‘Ganapathy Homam’ ritual that devotees can attend in all 1250 temples under it except Sabarimala
According to Pushpalatha, the incident occurred in February.
Temple advisory committees in the 1248 temples under the TDB are to be formed as per the provisions of the Travancore-Cochin Hindu Religious Institutions Act, 1950.
The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) is on a treasure hunt to relieve itself of severe cash crunch.
Following the relaxation of lockdown measures, 1,248 temples under the TDB had allowed entry of devotees for a brief period starting from June 9. However, a week later, the ban was reinstated.
Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) on Friday informed the High Court that it has decided not to lease out Devaswom land for cultivation to private parties.
With around 5,000 employees and less than 4,000 pensioners, the TDB requires Rs 40 crore every month for salary and pension payments.
This was decided at a meeting chaired by Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran held in the wake of conflicting opinions of the Travancore Devasom Board which manages the temple and the thantris
The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) has incurred a loss of around `200 crore due to the lockdown restrictions at temples.
The TDB decided to start online facilities after the entry of devotees have been restricted to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
On Friday, the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple had announced a ban on devotees for an indefinite period.
The Board has already announced that devotees won't be allowed to Sabarimala for the 10-day annual festival from March 29.
Responding to complaints of police excesses at Sabarimala towards pilgrims, Travancore Devaswom Board president N Vasu said he would take up the issue with the higher-ups of police.
The High Court on Thursday observed that all the authorities were bound to implement the Supreme Court verdicts.
The board said filing a review petition against the top court verdict right now has no relevance.