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administrationThe temple Sabarimala is owned and administrated by Travancore Devaswam board, statutory wing of government of Kerala. About 1200 temples are owned and administrated by Travancore Devaswam Board. Of these 250 are major temples. Out of all these , about 20 are financially sufficient.
Other temples are duly maintained from the fund from Sabarimala. Devaswam board gets a meager grant from government. So for conducting festivals and doing due maintenance Sabarimala revenue is to be adjusted. This grant now enjoyed by Devaswam board is the annuity which was fixed about half a century ago in the time when pooja articles were to be purchased in a cheap rate. It is deplorable fact that those who are nominated for administering the temple divert the temple fund for their own interests. Many development have been done from a part of pilgrims. Devaswam board can maintain all the temples well.
Travancore Devaswam Board: Temples in Kerala are managed by Devaswam Boards. There are three such bodies for the three regions of Kerala. They are Travancore Devaswam Board, Malabar Deavaswam Board and Cochin Devaswam Board. The first one is in charge of the Sabarimala Temple as well as about 1200 temples in the Travancore region in southern Kerala.
This is an autonomous statutory body incharge of management , maintenance , conduct of festivals , daily rituals, renovation of old dilapidated temples, etc. for carrying out the management of temples and temple properties three different Devaswam Boards, mentioned above , were constituted under an act passed by he legislative assembly. There is asoecial commissioner in charge of Sabarimala temple and related temples at Pamba , etc. Provisiion of more facilities at the pilgrimage centre is the responsibility of the board.

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