Opposing the move of Kerala Government to be the custodian of sacred ornaments of Sabarimala temple, Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said on Thursday that the Kerala government should ensure adherence to temple traditions in the matter.
"These ornaments are in the possession of the erstwhile royals who hold an exalted status vis-a-vis Lord Ayyappa, as per legend. Everything associated with the temple derives from this fact. Hence, there should be no change in traditions or customs,” he said.
“If there are any issues within the family, it can always be resolved through various means. The state government should not do anything to change traditions," Chennithala told the media here.