Kalliat Thazhthuveedu family have many temples and shrines belong tto them as absolute owners. Mamanikkunnu Temple was one of them. The temple was originally intended for family worship. It was being maintained using family funds. About 30 years ago, the number of devotees from out side the temple began to increase suddenly. No reason can be attributed to this sudden development, except that, was Devi’s wish.
People began to come from all parts of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamilnadu. When the number of worshipers exceeded, the then Karnavar of the family sought the help of some local people to regulate the state of affairs. He constituted a committee for that purpose. But that committee gradually usurped the powers of the Karanavar and began to behave as if they were the supreme body to control. They got themselves registered as a society without the knowledge or approval of the Karnavar. They collected money from the Hundials of the temple and deposited it in the name of the registered Samithy instead of the temple in various banks. They never consulted the Karnavar in any matters.
They began to take steps to eliminate all traces of control by the family. When the present Karnavar became the senior most, he dismissed the committee and took over the management himself. He appointed a General Manager for the temple. The General Manager then managed the temple after obtaining directions from the Karnavar. Present Karnavar had discussion with the HR & CE (Admn.) dept. A suitable scheme was prepared and the temple came under the HR & CE (Admn.) dept.now Malabar Devaswam Board. At present the temple administration is with the Trustee and Executive Officer appointed by the Trustee under Malabar Devaswam Board.