Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Mar. 20 : The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Kerala water authority to ensure that the sewer water does not enter Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
The apex court also ordered the temple authority to repair the temple's statue and roof for its upkeep.
Earlier on December 8, 2016, Kerala High Court had also banned women from to wearing salwar kameez and churidars inside the temple.
As per the traditions of the temple, women devotees have to wear a mundu (dhoti) over their waist if they are attired in salwars or churidars.
On November 30, temple executive officer K.N Satheesh had allowed women to visit the temple wearing ' churidar'.
The decision was protested by a certain section of the temple authority and common devotees as well.