TDB records surge in both number of pilgrims, revenue to Sabarimala temple; heres more

revenue showed an increase of 20 per cent over the same period in the previous season

TDB records surge in both number of pilgrims, revenue to Sabarimala temple; heres more

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) has reported a substantial surge in both pilgrims visiting the Sabarimala temple in Kerala and also the revenues of the temple.

According to the TDB president A Padmakumar, while over 60 lakh pilgrims offered prayers at Lord Ayappa temple till last week’s Saturday, the revenue of the temple too has surged to nearly 160 crores as against 142 crores from last year during the same period.

The total revenue showed an increase of 20 per cent over the same period in the previous season, he said.

Padmakumar said the practice of TDB employees to work on deputation duty at TDB headquarters should be stopped and they should go back to their establishments of origin without delay.

He also warned of stern action against employees who fail to comply with the directives immediately.

Padmakumar also cautioned against the present practice of working only in revenue-attractive devaswoms like Sabarimala, Chettikulangara, Malayalappuzha and Aranmula saying devaswom employees should be ready to work in any establishment of TDB across the state.

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