Pathanamthitta : Thanthri holds the supreme authority in temple traditions said Thantra Vidyapeet patron Akkeeraman Kalidas Bhattathiri. Devaswom Board is an authority similar to a care taker, not the decision maker. CM’s efforts are making fallacies leading to trouble, he added.
Bhattathiri supports his stand by quoting Guruvayoor Devaswom act : it is said that Thanthri is the sovereign to temple’s traditions. CM’s statement about Lokanarkavu Temple is contradicting to the fact that, Lokanarkavu Temple’s Thantri was never changed, Bhattathiri said.
Bhattathiri blamed the government for its cheap prank of misleading the common men by clinging to discrimination among the devotees.