Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) in India

Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB)

Address Devaswom Complex in Kawdiar, Nanthancodu
Zip-code 695003
Place Thiruvananthapuram
Country India
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Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), located at Devaswom Complex in Kawdiar, Nanthancodu, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India .

Living elephants

At the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) lives 2 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Sivasankaran
  2. Thrikkadavoor Sivaraju born ~1973

Comments / pictures2016: The TDB owns 1,250 temples in south Kerala districts, including the famed Sabarimala temple. They have 33 elephants which take part in the festivals of their temples.

2022-04-15: The High Court has directed that the government\'s order not to allow more escort elephants than existing ones must be complied with in festivals and other functions at temples under the Travancore Devaswom Board. A division bench comprising Justice Anil K Narendran and Justice PG Ajithkumar passed the order on a petition filed by Ambalapuzha native P Premakumar seeking action against the culprits in connection with the death of the elephant named Ambalapuzha Vijayakrishnan owned by the Devaswom Board.

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Koehl, Dan (2024). Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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