Kannur: The Archaeological Department has blocked the move of the Cochin Devaswom Board to demolish the Pazhayannur Kovilakam. The department has also ordered to cease the tender processes. The development comes after strong protests by Hindu Aikyavedi.
The Kovilakam of Cochin Royal family near the the Pazhayannur Bhagawati Temple dates back to 500 years old. But due to lack of protection, the Kovilakam is on the road to shatter.
The Kovilakam has become a center for anti-social elements. The valuables of the Kovilakam has gone missing. But the Devaswom Board, which is supposed to renovate and protect the Kovilakam, has called for a tender to demolish it. Therefore, Hindu Aikyavedi came out in demonstration against the move.
Based on the complaint filed by Hindu Aikyavedi and members of the Royal Family, the Archaeological Department issued an order suspending the tender process.