SC appoints retired Kerala HC judge to prepare inventory of ornaments at Sabarimala temple

The Supreme Court today appointed retired Kerala High Court judge C N Ramachandaran Nair to prepare an inventory and valuation report of ornaments of Lord Ayyappa of Sabarimala temple. Different sects of the Pandalam Royal family have claimed those ornaments.

A bench of Justices N V Ramana, Ajay Rastogi and V Ramasubramanian also requested Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the Kerala government, to use his good office in finding an amicable resolution to ongoing dispute between warring faction of the royal family.

The court granted four more weeks to the state government to prepare draft legislation regarding the administration of the historic Sabarimala temple.