Breach of faith

Print edition : May 30, 2014

An aerial aeriel view of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram. It is one of the oldest and richest Vishnu shrines in India. Photo: S. Mahinsha

Gopal Subramanium, the amicus curiae appointed by the Supreme Court to study the temple’s state of affairs, with the temple tantri Tharanalloor Parameswaran Namboodiripad in Thiruvananthapuram in September 2012. Photo: S. Gopakumar

Sree Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma, the new head of the erstwhile Travancore royal family, leading the Aarat procession of the temple, in Thiruvananthapuram on April 13. Photo: C. Ratheesh Kumar

The Supreme Court orders a special audit of the properties of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram after divesting the Travancore royal family of its role in administering it.
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