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Sabarimala: Ex-TDB chief moves HC seeking removal of board

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Former Wednesday moved the High Court seeking removal of present K P Sankardas alleging that he had violated the customs of the temple recently.

In his plea, Gopalakrishnan alleged that Sankardas violated the oath when he took charge as TDB that he would abide by Hindu religious customs followed in the temple.

On November 5, the petitioner alleged, Sankardas climbed the Holy 18 steps (sacred steps) without the "Irumudikettu" (offerings carried by devotees for the deity) violating the temple customs.

He violated the directives of a High Court judgment which states that a can be removed on the ground of "proved misbehaviour", the petitioner said.

The petitioner said Sankardas fully knowing that 'Irumudikettu' is required for ascending and descending the Holy 18 steps had violated the rich cultural heritage and customs of the temple.

A controversy broke out Tuesday over the official reportedly climbing the sacred steps without carrying the customary "Irumudikettu".

The TDB manages the shrine.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 15:05 IST
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