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11 news items

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 Guardian

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

India has said it will spend £88bn to modernise its crumbling railways, pledging to restore the “backbone” of the country to its former glory – and introduce yoga lessons for stressed-out staff. The railways minister, Suresh Prabhu, said the network ...
 
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
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 ...
 
BBC News
Thu, 22 Sep 2011 03:57:38 -0700

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. Historians say it is almost impossible to assess the value of the objects, but officials have said it could ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:34:47 -0700

Soorya says the blessing of the Maharajas of Travancore, who were always patrons of art, has played a huge part in the cultural growth of the city. The need of the hour. As the number of shows is increasing, the audience, organisers and artistes alike ...
 
The Hindu
Sat, 27 Aug 2011 05:46:52 -0700

Life may be different everywhere but the human heart is the same. It is drawn to riches, which explains the universal reaction of bafflement, mystery and awe at the recent discovery of the fabulous treasure in the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple at ...
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