Dear honeybee, the kerala temples... have also become commercialised. I have been to chottanikkara from my childhood. last year my experience was very bad. the priest at the sanctum says dont put money in the hundi, put it in my thattu for prasadam. before there used to be priest who used to distribute kumkum freely now u have to pay 10rs to just get little chandan and kumkum. Yes tamilnadu tops the list of commercialisation. love, shanthi.