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Pilgrims gather for Sabarimala `celestial light`

Last Updated: Sunday, January 15, 2012, 11:54

Pilgrims in large numbers were stationed in and around Kerala`s Sabarimala temple to witness Sunday evening the `celestial light`.

Sabarimala: Kerala would rather be safe than sorry

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 10:51

Haunted by last season`s tragedy, a cautious Kerala government has come up with a new footpath, a bridge and a slew of measures to decongest the route leading to the Sabarimala temple this year.

Makara Jyothi not human creation, but natural phenomenon: TDB

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 00:04

The hallowed celestial light `Makara Jyoti` over the famed Ayyappa shrine at Sabarimala that lakhs of devotees believe is a annual divine phenomenon is `natural` and not a `human creation` the Travancore Devaswom Board told.

Sabarimala `light` man-made, admit authorities

Last Updated: Monday, April 25, 2011, 12:17

The `celestial light` at the Sabarimala temple on Makara Sankranthi day is actually man-made, the TDB told the Kerala High Court Monday, three months after a stampede killed 102 pilgrims there.

`Makara Jyothi` is artificial: Temple board

Last Updated: Monday, January 31, 2011, 19:40

Seeking to downplay the debate over `Makara Jyothi` of Sabarimala temple, Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) said it was known to most believers that it was a man lit-fire.

Kerala govt says no probe into Sabarimala `Makara Jyothi`

Last Updated: Thursday, January 27, 2011, 17:03

The court wanted to know difference between `Makara Jyothi` and `Makara Vilakku`.

Cong for avoiding open debate on `Makarajyothi`

Last Updated: Saturday, January 22, 2011, 18:54

Congress in Kerala said it would be better to avoid an open debate on the `Makarajyothi` of Sabarimala temple.

Hindu outfits, BJP decry row over Makarajyothi

Last Updated: Friday, January 21, 2011, 20:24

Hindu organisations and BJP in Kerala have resented the debate over whether the `Makarajyothi` of Sabarimala temple was a divine phenomenon or a man-made fire.