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Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram has been closed for the second time due to Covid-19 scare.(REUTERS photo)

Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple closed after priest, 10 others test Covid positive

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 11:01 AM IST
Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple was earlier closed during the lockdown and had reopened on August 26.
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Hindu devotees visit the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala.(Reuters File Photo)
Hindu devotees visit the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala.(Reuters File Photo)

Little impact on other religion cases: Experts after Kerala temple verdict

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 01:43 AM IST
The Travancore-Cochin Hindu Religious Institutions Act (TC Act) provides that the administration of the Padmanabhaswamy temple and all other properties and funds of the temple be vested with the ruler of Travancore.
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Devotees came out in large numbers and distributed sweets before the sixth century temple, situated in the heart of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.(Vivek Nair/HT Photo)
Devotees came out in large numbers and distributed sweets before the sixth century temple, situated in the heart of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.(Vivek Nair/HT Photo)

Padmanabha Swamy Temple to be managed by ex-royal family, rules Supreme Court

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 12:21 PM IST
The temple shot into limelight after the top court in May 2011 ordered a detailed inventory of the articles in the temple vaults which had long rumoured to be holding immense riches.
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Padmanabhaswamy temple, India’s richest, has an estimated annual income of Rs 1 lakh crore(AP)
Padmanabhaswamy temple, India’s richest, has an estimated annual income of Rs 1 lakh crore(AP)

Religious institutions must use resources better

By Pushpa Sundar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2019 09:01 PM IST
Charity is often directed at institutions of faith. Invest in development, and, perhaps even industries and start-ups
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The Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.(Photo: Shutterstock)
The Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Palace hopping in God’s own country

By Susan Jose | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 08:38 PM IST
A visit to the palaces in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, gives an insight into the myriad opulence of the bygone eras.
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Scenes from flood-hit Kalamassery, Kochi, August 16, 2018(HT Photo)
Scenes from flood-hit Kalamassery, Kochi, August 16, 2018(HT Photo)

Flood fury: Don’t blame it on women

By Lalita Panicker | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 06:59 PM IST
Poverty and dwindling resources are at the root of such violence and propagation of superstition against women. Pushed to the wall, people tend to pick on the weakest link, which in most cases happen to be women. Women who come into compensation when their husbands die or inherit property are particular targets.
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The Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram is one of the richest temples in the country.(HT photo)
The Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram is one of the richest temples in the country.(HT photo)

‘God’s ornaments not for display’, Travancore royal family opposes museum for Padmanabhaswamy temple riches

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 12:00 AM IST
The Travancore royal family has rejected the Union minister of state for tourism K J Alphons’s proposal to make a high-security underground museum near the Padmanabhaswamy temple to keep it’s riches.
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