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SC Orders Preparation Of An Inventory of Lord Ayyapa's Jewellery & A Detailed List Of Assets At Sabarimala Temple

Lawstreet Journal 8 Feb 2020 6:32pm

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The Supreme Court on February 8, 2020, has ordered the preparation of an inventory of Sabarimala deity Lord Ayyappa’s sacred ornaments and a detailed list of all valuable assets on the advice of Attorney General, K.K. Venugopal, appearing for Kerala. The court had asked the State’s opinion on the measures to be taken to keep the ornaments safe and secure.

For this purpose, the court formed a committee headed by retired Kerala High Court judge Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair to prepare a detailed inventory of the sacred ornaments of the Sabarimala temple deity, Lord Ayyappa. 

A Bench led by Justice N.V. Ramana said the Justice Nair Committee may take the help of an expert jeweler. The detailed list will be handed over to the Apex Court in a sealed cover. 

The Attorney General referred to Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple treasure worth “lakhs of crores” being secured on the orders of the Supreme Court. He suggested that a detailed inventory list of the Lord Ayyappa’s ornaments be taken as well.

What the State government has now is a very generalized list. Look, item eight in the list is a diamond object... but nobody knows how many carats. A jeweler can be taken on board by the committee to examine the jewelry so that later it cannot be replaced with fake items,” Mr. Venugopal submitted. 

Senior advocate R.K. Radhakrishnan, appearing for senior members of the Panthalam royal family, said the position in the case of Sabarimala was quite different from the Padmanabha Swamy matter and that the ornaments belonged to the Panthalam Raja,… Continue Reading...

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