After the passing of the States Reorganisation Act 1956 (Act No. 37 of 1956 ),Malabar district excluding the islands of Lacadives and Minicoy and Kasargod Taluk of South Kanara district came to be known as Malabar district in the state of Kerala along with the territories of the existing State or Travancore and Cochin. Under the legal provision of adaptation Clause in part XI of the Kerala Service Rule Act, the Madras H.R & C.E Act 1926 came to be under the administrative supervisory control of the Government of Kerala, and hence under the H.R & C.E (Admn) Department. The legacies and inroads of the previous temple administration and traditional aspects materialized the Act No. XIX of 1951 into the moulding frame of the H.R & C.E administration.
In addition to the temples to which the H.R & C.E Act was made applicable,considerable number of public religious institution also came within the purview of the Act due to the exercise of power of the Government by notification to extend the provisions of the H.R & C.E Act 1956.The Law of Religious and Charitable Endowments has not underg one any revolutionary change for quite some time, till the promulgation of Ordinance by which the provision for constitution of the Malabar Devaswom Board was made by the H.R & C.E (Amendment) Ordinance of 2008