Keralites celebrate Onam with traditional fervour and gaiety

Keralites across the state on Friday celebrated Onam with traditional fervour and gaiety.

Railways to implement Sabari rail project

 Railways will implement Sabari Rail Project in Kerala to connect south India's major pilgrim centre of Sabarimala through rail route, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said.

Kerala seeks additional forest land for Sabarimala temple development

The Centre is willing to give additional forest land for development of the famous Sabarimala temple in Kerala provided the state government gives the barren land elsewhere for afforestation.

Thousands worship 'makaravilakku' at Sabarimala

Thousands of devotees from different parts of the country offered worship at the hill shrine of Sabarimala on the auspicious occasion of the 'Makarajyothi' this evening, marking the finale of the two-month-long pilgrimage to the Lord Ayyappa temple.

Thousands worship Lord Ayyappa on Mandala pooja day

Thousands of Ayyappa devotees on Saturday offered worship at the famous hill shrine here during the 'mandala pooja', which marked the conclusion of the first phase of the two-month-long pilgrimage season.

MLA embarrasses Kerala govt with corruption charges

Congress-led UDF government in Kerala on Tuesday faced embarrassment in the Assembly after an MLA in the treasury benches raised corruption charges against the Public Works Department Ministry headed by VK Ebrahim Kunju.

Security further tightened at Sabarimala hill shrine

Security was on Saturday strengthened at the Hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa against the backdrop of the Babri Masjid demolition anniversary.

Sabarimala season to get five million pilgrims

Nearly five million pilgrims are expected to visit the revered Ayyappa temple here when it opens Monday for a two-month pilgrimage season, officials said.

Kerala govt for declaring Sabarimala a National Pilgrim Centre

 Kerala Government will soon submit to Centre a memorandum seeking to declare the famous hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala as a National Pilgrim Centre and would also seek a special financial package for the on-going development projects.

Sabarimala temple official removed, atonement rituals ordered

Acting tough, the Travancore Devasom Board (TDB) Saturday removed an official of the famed Sabarimala temple for violating its customs and ordered an atonement ritual.

Girl`s visit to Sabarimala: Five officials found guilty

A departmental probe report has found five officials guilty of allowing the 11-year-old daughter of Sabarimala temple Chief Priest to visit the shrine, where entry of women in the age group of 10-50 is barred.

Plea to declare Sabarimala a National Pilgrim centre

Making a strong pitch to declare the hill shrine of Sabarimala a National Pilgrim centre, an organisation of devotees from the southern states demanded better facilities and hygienic conditions for the around four crore devotees visiting the temple annually.

Thousands throng Sabarimala for `mandala pooja`

Sabarimala — Lord Ayyappa devotees offered worship at the famous hill shrine here during the `mandala pooja`, which marked the conclusion of the first phase of the two-month-long pilgrimage season.

Additional forces to control rush at Sabarimala: DGP

Additional police personnel would be deployed at Sabarimala during the current `Mandalam` and `Makaravilakku` pilgrimage season to the hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa in view of the heavy rush of devotees, a top police official has said.

Five Ayyappa devotees injured after car turns turtle

Five Ayyappa devotees on their way to Sabarimala were injured when the car they were travelling in turned turtle and fell into a ditch near here today.

Sabarimala pilgrimage gets underway

The holy hillock of Sabarimala has begun reverberating with the devotional chant of thousands of devotees as the two-month-long annual pilgrimage season of the Lord Ayyappa temple got underway.

Sabarimala Ayyappa shrine opens on Friday

The famous Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala, worshipped by millions of devotees every year, will open for the two-month `Mandala-Makaravilakku` festival on Friday.

New head priest for Sabarimala Ayyappa temple selected

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

Facilities at Sabarimala for pilgrimage season reviewed

A high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has decided to operate more Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses during the Sabarimala pilgrimage season commencing in November.

Sabarimala nets Rs 178.53 crore in 2012-13

The Sabarimala hill shrine has received a record revenue of Rs 178.53 crore in 2012-13, Kerala Devaswom (temple affairs) Minister V S Sivakumar told the Assembly Friday.