The bench observed that the managing committee have committed a grave irregularity by not taking any action against them.
Vignesh Vijayakumar, a businessman in Dubai and a native of Angadipuram, won the bid on Monday.
Ananthagopan clarified the government does not utilise the board’s assets.
The umbrellas, featuring various renaissance and freedom movement leaders including Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh and other prominent leaders from Kerala, also have an image of Savarkar.
The bench issued the order while disposing of a suo motu case and other petitions, alleging data leak, against the Kerala Police’s virtual queue management for the Sabarimala pilgrimage.
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The court observed that it is the devaswom board’s duty to see that traditional rituals, according to the practice prevalent in the temple, are performed promptly.
Kodiyettu ceremony, marking the beginning of the annual festival, will be performed between 10:30 and 11:30am.
The Kerala High Court on Friday asked whether the Cochin Devaswom Board can change the name of a ritual practised in Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple, Tripunithura.
Cochin Devaswom tells Kerala HC no devotee washed 12 Brahmins' feet at Tripunithura temple; says 'thantri' does it under a ritual
The Board clarified that it is the 'thantri' (head priest), who wash the feet of 12 pujaris of Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple, in connection with the 'Panthrandu Namaskaram' ritual.
The court passed the order in a suo motu case initiated by the court based on a news report on leasing out a portion of the Manappuram by the TDB for the programme.
“The minister contacted CDB president V Nandakumar and directed to end primitive rituals that bring shame upon the progressive society of Kerala.
Vehicle still in the custody of temple board. The court recorded the submission and adjourned the case to February 22.
The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) has referred a corruption case to the police vigilance for further probe.
The aggregate revenue of the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple in the first 39 days of the pilgrimage season was Rs 78.91 crore.