Thiruvananthapuram is yet again in the centre of world’s attention as the Honorable Supreme Court appointed committee started the valuation of priceless treasures found in the vaults of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Representatives of International and National media arrived here and were present in front of the Temple from yesterday morning onwards.
A 15-member team initiated the documentation of the treasure in the morning by listing antiques in the presence of members of the expert committee deputed by Supreme Court of India and a supervisory committee. Those participating in the documentation include officials of the public sector Kerala Electronics Development Corporation (KELTRON), ISRO and Archaeology Department of Kerala. A control room has been opened in the temple for the purpose.
As part of the documentation, listing of antiques in “E” and “F” vaults of the temple is being done now. Though earlier it had been decided that the “C” vault will be opened first, it could not be done as the vault had been sealed by the Thiruvananthapuram Sub Court. Subsequently, it was decided to open other vaults first. It has also been decided to file an appeal before the apex court to allow opening of “C” vault.
News Sourced from “Mathrubhumi” & Image Courtesy “Reuters”