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21 news items

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 23:00:00 -0700

Tucked away in the Western Ghats north of Madurai, this traditional Keralan palace was once owned by the Maharajas of Travancore. Ingeniously constructed so it could be moved, it was re-erected on this working coffee estate in neighbouring Tamil Nadu ...
 
Times of India
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 08:28:55 -0800

The system of forming devaswom boards from the Hindu ministers and MLA was introduced through a 1950 law (Travancore Cochin Religious Institutions Act), which was based on a covenant signed by the Maharajas of Travancore and Cochin with the Union ...

Firstpost

Firstpost
Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:08:36 -0700

Those like me on the ground would give much more credit to the benign maharajas of Travancore, who spent their money on the welfare of their subjects, spending on schools, hospitals, and infrastructure rather than on their own vanity (and their ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 11 Oct 2015 17:07:03 -0700

The annual 10-day Navarathri festival began with religious fervour in the palace here on Sunday. Hundreds of devotees thronged the temple to witness the ritual of handing over the sword of the erstwhile Maharajas of Travancore at the maharaja's wooden ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:24:40 -0800

But Kerala had best in class indicators at independence as well, thanks to the liberal outlook of the Maharajas of Travancore. West Bengal, the state with the longest serving Communist government, performs poorly in most social indicators. So feudalism ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:11:03 -0800

Marthanda Varma was generally referred to by the title of Maharaja, even though the maharajas of Travancore have been commoners ever since they acceded to the Indian Union in 1949. He was greatly revered for his asceticism; it was said that he would ...
 
Sydney Morning Herald
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 23:52:30 -0800

Marthanda Varma was generally referred to by the title of Maharaja, even though the maharajas of Travancore have been commoners ever since they acceded to the Indian Union in 1949. He was greatly revered for his asceticism, it was said that he would ...

BBC News

BBC News
Sun, 19 Feb 2012 22:43:27 -0800

Local legend has long held that vast riches were interred in the walls and vaults of the temple by the Maharajas of Travancore over many years. Neither the state of Kerala nor the descendants of the Travancore royal family have made any claim on the ...
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