TDB to sell unused lamps, utensils in temples to overcome financial crisis due to coronavirus pandemic

When the Government takes over the temples, the temple money is deposited with the Government and the temples have to sell their property during the financial crisis.

Realising this, Hindus should now become active to stop the Government take-over of the temples.

Kollam (Kerala) –  To overcome the severe financial crisis due to COVID-19, the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) has decided to sell all the extra lamps and traditional brass utensils in the temples under the board. The auction procedures are progressing.

The Devaswom board expects to collect a huge sum of money by selling tonnes of these lamps and utensils. There are plenty of lamps and utensils in various temples. Ensuring the security and maintenance of these lamps has become a big headache for the board.

The board has started collecting these valuables from all the 1,248 temples. However, certain temple advisory committee members have stood up against taking away the valuables which were donated by devotees. Devaswom board responded that these actions have nothing to do with temple advisory committees. Devaswom board tried to proceed with a similar action in 2012. However, they had to halt it following the protest from the temple advisory committees.