Experts of the department carried out a mini excavation at the north entrance of the historic temple last week.
A look at the temple’s treasure and that of other rich shrines across India.
The Supreme Court, in its interim order, had asked a five-member administrative body, headed by the district judge, to take charge.
In its interim order on Thursday, the Supreme Court had said that Rai will supervise special audit of property of temple.
Kerala hospital where Sunanda was treated last week says death comes as a ‘shock’.
The cremation was held on the premises of the family palace Monday afternoon with state honours.
The cremation would be held on the premises of the palace this afternoon with state honours.
SC had agreed to Kerala’s request for appointing conservationist Dr Nair as co-ordinator of committee.
On September 16,the Bench had reserved its orders on a plea for security of the temple and opening of vault B.
The Supreme Court said tradition and customs would be paramount as far as possible but concessions may have to be made for security reasons in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala.
Apex court said tradition and customs would be protected as far as possible in providing overall security to the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
Govt ordered utmost security in and around temple in view of discovery of huge wealth.
Former chief minister V S Achuthanandan on Sunday slammed the astrologers who have warned against opening the B vault at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here,which according to them would be disastrous for persons involved in that exercise.
Royal family that once ruled Travancore will continue oversees temple.
The inventory will be conducted in kallara (vaults) A and C to F.