Sabarimala : TDB demands the Government to reduce the involvement of police as the income declined.
TDB kept themselves in dark, when the police let the pilgrims to starve, by restricting the food supply after 11.00 pm, the devotees were forcefully evacuated from Sannidhanam, none was allowed to trek at night, because of which many of the devotees missed on the early morning rituals. Now when the restrictions by the police started to affect the income TDB suddenly came out of its hibernation.
Devaswom board stood against the devotees, up on which Hindu community went on Hundi Challenge where in devotees stopped giving money to temples under devaswom, instead they put paper chits on which it is written, Save Sabarimala or Swami Saranam.
Police had restricted the freedom of movement of the devotees, even restrictions are made on the devotees rights to donate their offerings.
When the temple was open for Chithira Attathirunaal only 28 lakhs was received all together.
Per year more than 1000 crores is the income from temples in Kerala. Sabarimala along contributes 200 crores to this. Last year TDB earned 255 crores from the auction of coconut from the temple.
The stand of Government against the will of devotees has resulted in depreciation in the revenue from Sabarimala compared to previous years.