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Title: A study on the nature of relationship between the state and the management of hindu temples in Kerala
Researcher: Madhusoodhanan, C K
Guide(s): Rao, Vidya
Keywords: Social science
Hindu temples
Upload Date: 15-Sep-2011
University: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Completed Date: 25/03/2010
Abstract: A study on the nature of relationship between the state and the management of Hindu temples in Kerala’ focuses on the issue of secular state’s role in the affairs of places of worship of the religion professed by majority of the people in Kerala. Historically, world over, when religion has been used by rulers to safeguard their territorial sovereignty, perhaps India is the first newly independent democracy to adopt secularism; especially in a multi-religious, multi-party context, the state’s secular credentials are repeatedly tested. The objectives of the study are: 1) To study historical development in the relationship between the state and the Hindu temples in Kerala. 2) To identify and track the areas of government interventions in matters relating to management of Hindu temples in Kerala. 3) To study the systems of accountability in a temple owned and managed by the state government. To achieve the above objectives the case study method was adopted. The Guruvayoor Devaswom was selected for the case study. Guruvayoor Devaswom was owned and managed by the ruler of Kozhikode for many centuries. After the attainment of independence and the subsequent formation of Kerala state in 1956 the administration of Guruvayoor Devaswom was brought under the control of The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Department of the state. In 1978 the temple was brought under the control of a statutory body known as Guruvayoor Devaswom Managing committee. The famous Sree Krishna temple and 12 sub temples come under the Devaswom. Sources of data Secondary data was collected from published and unpublished reports, and scholarly works. The published sources include census, reports of the Tourism department, Devaswom department, various commissions, research work of scholars, and articles in news paper and periodicals. Unpublished sources include research theses, Devaswom hand books, copper plates kept in temples, inscriptions in the temple premises. Primary data was collected through interview guide.
Pagination: viii, 175p.
Appears in Departments:School of Social Sciences

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