The Supreme Court on Monday appointed an oversight committee headed by retired Supreme Court judge Justice BN Srikrishna to manage the affairs of the Mahabaleshwar temple at Gokarna.
The order was passed by a Bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian in an appeal against a 2018 judgment of Karnataka High Court which had quashed the government’s order handing over management of Mahabaleshwar temple at Gokarna to Ramchandrapura Math
“We direct the overseeing committee shall function under the chairmanship of Retired Supreme Court judge Justice BN Srikrishna. Appellant shall hand over the charge to the Assistant commissioner who will report to the overseeing committee,” the Supreme Court ordered.
The overseeing committee shall function adhering to all temple customs and traditions, it added.