Sabarimala: Kerala HC asks the Communist government to stay away from temple affairs, rituals to continue as per traditions

The Kerala HC has warned the LDF government’s for its undue interference in Sabarimala’s religious affairs and asked the government to restrict itself to providing adequate security to the devotees visiting the shrine

Soon after the Kerala High Court came down heavily on the Kerala Communist government for interfering unnecessarily in the daily affairs of Sabarimala temple, the temple administrator, Travancore Devaswom Board Chairman, A Padmakumar on Tuesday guaranteed that the Communist government would stop interfering in the temple affairs, reported Mathrubhumi.

Reportedly, Devaswom Travancore Devaswom Board President A Padmakumar said that the government will not interfere in the religious activities conducted in the Sabarimala Ayyapa temple after Kerala High Court had slammed Pinarayi Vijayan government for putting excess pressure on the temple administration. Padmakumar said that no one from outside will be allowed to interfere in the administration of the Sabarimala temple.

He further added that the Devaswom board manages the temple activities and assured that rituals starting from opening the ‘nada’ (Sanatorium door) till closing it with the song ‘Harivarasanam’ will be conducted according to ‘Padithala Vyavastha’(religious customs).

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

The High Court of Kerala hearing three petitions regarding the excess of Kerala government in the Sabarimala issue on Monday had warned the LDF government’s for its undue interference in Sabarimala’s religious affairs and asked the government to restrict itself to providing adequate security to the devotees visiting the shrine.

However, Padmakumar said that avoiding government’s interference in temple activities is not completely right as the government has taken proper actions before in such complicated issues.

Recently, the Kerala High Court while hearing a petition seeking to restrict entry of non-Hindus in Sabarimala temple, had expressed its displeasure over the police excesses at the Sabarimala temple. The HC had also asked the state government to initiate an inquiry against the police personnel who had been involved in vandalising private properties and take proper action.

The Sabarimala shrine which had recently witnessed a complete turmoil was reopened for devotees on November for its one-day festival of Chithira Atta Vishesham. The Kerala Communist government with the help of state police force had turned the area near Sabarimala into a war zone after some devotees had clashed with the police. The Kerala police had reportedly resorted to stone pelting and lathi charging against devotees after situation went out of control.

We had earlier reported regarding Kerala government’s plan to fortify the areas around the Sabarimala with a massive police force to take control of the entry and exit of the devotees so that it can allow women and activists to enter the Sabarimala shrine.

The Supreme Court in a controversial judgement had ordered to allow women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala shrine against the age-old Hindu traditions of not allowing women of reproductive age to enter the shrine.

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

Here is why BJP lost elections, and of course, it was deliberate

What BJP supporters need to realise is this - no political party ever wants to lose and least of all, a party led by the two most politically aggressive politicians the country has ever seen.
Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Mizoram assembly election results

Latest updates and breaking news on counting day: EC declares 3 wins in Madhya Pradesh, all 3 go to BJP

Latest news and updates from 2018 assembly election results of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Mizoram.

Can the BJP satisfy its online supporters? If only it were Congress

BJP supporters online, also known as the ‘right wing’, are first to attack the party and write it off after electoral setbacks.

BJP’s real woes: Lessons from the electoral semi-finals

The prolonged silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on election results was very telling. The results were clearly unexpected and possibly led to prolonged internal discussions on the future course of action.

Prashant Bhushan and left-liberal cabal was actively helping Vijay Mallya in UK court by attacking CBI special director Rakesh Asthana

Vijay Mallya's defence team was using Indian left-liberals' allegations agaist Rakesh Asthana in London court

Has PM Modi sounded the start of slog overs with the new RBI Governor’s appointment

Shaktikanta Das, who is currently a member of The Finance Commission and Former Finance Secretary (the one who presided over Demonetisation), has been appointed as the new RBI Governor by the Modi government
It is time for Congress and Gandhi Family mukt Bharat

Why Congress-mukt Bharat is still very much in progress

It is time BJP supporters understand the meaning of the term 'Congress-mukt Bharat'.

Mayawati extends support to Congress for Madhya Pradesh, may consider Rajasthan ‘to keep BJP out of power’

She said to defeat BJP in Rajasthan, too, BSP will extend support to Congress.

India cannot turn into Islamic Nation, only Modi can understand gravity and do needful: Meghalaya HC

There should be uniform law for all Indian citizens, and anybody opposing the Indian laws and constitution cannot be considered as citizens of the country, Meghalaya High Court noted

Demystifying Civil Society: Organization linked to ‘Urban Naxals’ wants schools to teach ‘Human Rights Education’

Federation for Human Rights (FPR) urged the government of Puducherry to introduce "Human Rights Curriculum" in the school curriculum in the Union Territory.

Latest articles

Connect with us


Don't miss these