New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday took serious exception to the affidavit of executive officer of Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple K. Satheesh for casting aspersions and using insinuations against the members of the Travancore Royal family. The court also asked the chief tantri of the temple, Parameswaran Namboodiripad, to take a decision whether to continue the ritual of reciting certain verses in Venkatesa Suprabatham in the morning to awake the Lord Padmanabha Swamy. A Bench of Justices T.S. Thakur and Anil R. Dave who heard Mr Satheesh in the open court, asked the EO to withdraw the objectionable affidavit. Senior counsel K.K.Venugopal also drew the court’s attention to several rituals and practices being followed contrary to the age-old practices.