Amicus curiae sees no damage to temple idol
Visits Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple
Senior Supreme Court lawyer Gopal Subramanium,
amicus curiae to the Supreme Court in the cases relating to the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here, has said there has been no damage to the main idol of the deity.
Mr. Subramanium, who conducted an examination of the idol on instructions from the Supreme Court, said the idol was fully protected and there was no major damage to it. Mr. Subramanium was accompanied by temple tantris, experts in architecture and temple representatives.
The amicus curiae arrived here on Tuesday for carrying out examination of the idol and to hold talks with members of the former Travancore royal family and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the issue of opening Vault ‘B’ of the temple.
The court had directed him to hold talks with the members of the former royal family and to revert to it with their reply. The royal family members told the media on Tuesday, shortly before their meeting with the amicus curiae, that they would oppose the opening of the vault and dissociate with the exercise even if the tantri agreed.