The Devaswom system which exists in Kerala, most temples are either managed by the State Government of Kerala – controlled devaswoms or formed by private bodies/families.
A building which was earlier used to run a Veda school has been turned into a non-vegetarian restaurant by the State Government of Kerala controlled executive committee of the Travancore Devaswom Board. The Travancore Devaswom Board is one of the oldest Devaswom Board.
— Ex-Comrade ☭ (@excomradekerala) March 17, 2018
As per Indusscroll, the decision to dismantle the religious school was taken after the new president took recently charge. The action had invited the wrath of devotees and Hindu organisations. The menu of the restaurant, situated close to Raja Rajeshwari temple near the Devaswom Board’s headquarters, has beef fry as the main attraction.
After the Devaswom Board was questioned by several users, similar to Ex-Comrade (@excomradeKerala) on Social Media, Devaswom Minister Surendran of CPM has ordered not to serve non-veg food at the restaurant near Rajarajeswari temple at the Travancore Devaswom Board headquarters.
Kudos to @indusscrolls for taking a follow-up of @excomradekerala tweet & coming up with a factbased report which has hit the bullseye. Commies have finally stopped serving BEEF in the temple premises! But we demand the restoration of Vedic classes restoration in lieu of canteen https://t.co/vUKJwXbNJe
— Ex-Comrade ☭ (@excomradekerala) March 18, 2018
The Devaswom Board has courted many controversies in the past and has been alleged of improper usage of profits from temples.