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New head priest for Sabarimala Ayyappa temple selected

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 14:36

PN Narayanan Namboodiri was on Thursday selected as the new melsanthi (Head priest) of the famous Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala.

7 yr old girl performs kalaripayattu as offering to Ayyappa

Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2012, 15:19

A seven-year-old devotee of Lord Ayyappa performed `Kalaripayattu`, Kerala`s traditional martial art form, as an offering to the deity.

Damodaran Potti to be chief priest for Sabarimala

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 12:20

N Damodaran Potti from Vaikom was today appointed as `Melsanthi`(Chief Priest) of Sabarimala Ayyappa temple for one year from the coming Mandala Pooja season starting from mid-November.

TDB says Holy steps cannot be widened

Last Updated: Friday, March 04, 2011, 19:24

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) on Friday informed the Kerala High court that it cannot take measurers to widen the holy 18 steps of the famous Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala.

Heavy rush at Sabarimala makes crowd control tough task

Last Updated: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 13:40

Just three days into the two-month-long pilgrimage season, the Ayyappa temple of Sabarimala has been witnessing heavy rush making it a tough task for the police and other agencies to manage the crowd and traffic.