The Palliyoda Seva Sanghom (PSS), organisers of Uthrittathi Vallamkali, has condemned the technical committee report of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) as well as the Kerala Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organisation (KITCO) recommending reducing the height of the mast of Sree Parthasarathy Temple as part of the proposal to set up a private airport at Aranmula.

In a statement here on Tuesday, PSS president N.P. Sankaranarayana Pillai, and secretary Ratheesh R. Mohan said the village of Aranmula was known for its rich cultural heritage. People cutting across religious barriers nurture a feeling of oneness rooted in this rich culture and civilisation and the annual snakeboat regatta held in connection with the anniversary of idol installation at the temple was a testimony to this.

The PSS leaders said the holy mast at the temple was regarded as the tallest mast at any temple in India. It had great significance, almost equal to the idol, as per the temple architect and nobody could even think of making any alteration to it, they said.

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