Padmanabhaswamy Temple and the royal family: How the case unfolded

In 1971, through 26th Amendment to the Constitution of India, all the privileges and allowances granted by the Central government to families of erstwhile princely states ceased to exist

In the 18th century, the Travancore Royal House had rebuilt the sprawling temple, an architectural splendour in granite, in its present form. Photo: PTI (File)