*The Constitutional Court has no jurisdiction over the temple's day-to-day operations: Supreme Court*

16th Nov,2021

*The Constitutional Court has no jurisdiction over the temple's day-to-day operations: Supreme Court*



The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down a petition contesting an Andhra Pradesh High Court ruling rejecting a devotee's request for an investigation into pooja and archana violations at Tirupati's Venkateswara Swami Vaari Temple. "A Constitutional Court cannot examine into the day-to-day activities of a temple," the Bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justices AS Bopanna and Hima Kohli said. Srivari Dadaa, the petitioner-in-person, requested that the Abhishekham process be carried out according to traditions.
Despite dismissing the suit, the Court inquired as to why the respondents, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, had failed to provide the devotee with adequate explanations. In response, counsel for Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) stated that the petitioner's grievances were taken into consideration, and that details of the same were included in the counter-affidavit filed before the Court. The Court went on to say that any divergence from tradition is an issue of fact that the trial court can investigate by weighing the evidence.