Sabarimala

31-year-old woman tries to enter Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala, detained

31-year-old woman tries to enter Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala, detained

A 31-year-old woman was detained and questioned after she tried to enter the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala.

Nov 20, 2017, 10:27 AM IST

Sabarimala temple nets Rs 243.69 cr total revenue collection

The total revenue collection of the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala for the 2016-17 festival season stood at Rs.243.69 crore, State Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran told the Assembly today.

May 18, 2017, 14:47 PM IST
Vivek Oberoi returns from Sabarimala, becomes Guruswami

Vivek Oberoi returns from Sabarimala, becomes Guruswami

Oberoi took to Twitter to share his joy of having been able to seek the blessings of Lord Ayyappa for the eighteenth consecutive time.

Jan 17, 2017, 13:27 PM IST

Women's entry to Sabrimala: Will not break with tradition, says TDB

There are restrictions in the entry of women between 10-50 years of age in the Sabariamala temple.

Jan 06, 2017, 17:46 PM IST

Minister flays stopping of appam production in Sabarimala

'Appam' and 'Aravana are the two major kinds of prasadams devotees can collect from Sabarimala Temple.

Jan 03, 2017, 19:48 PM IST
Sabarimala stampede: What actually led to mishap at hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa

Sabarimala stampede: What actually led to mishap at hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa

In an unfortunate incident, at least 20 Sabarimala pilgrims were injured in a stampede at the famous hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa on Sunday evening.

Dec 26, 2016, 09:11 AM IST
Sabarimala Shrine stampede: Past accidents which shook the nation

Sabarimala Shrine stampede: Past accidents which shook the nation

Sabarimala is one of the most famous Hindu pilgrimages located at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta District, Perunad grama panchayat in Kerala. Lord Ayappa's temple attracts millions of tourists each year. Situated amidst 18 hills, it happens to be one of the world's largest annual pilgrimages.

Dec 26, 2016, 02:53 AM IST
Stampede at Sabarimala temple injures at least 20, few critical

Stampede at Sabarimala temple injures at least 20, few critical

At least 20 persons were left injured in a minor stampede that took place at the famous Sabarimala temple on Sunday evening. 

Dec 25, 2016, 20:41 PM IST
Demonetisation: Sabarimala temple introduces e-hundi to receive offerings

Demonetisation: Sabarimala temple introduces e-hundi to receive offerings

Lakhs of devotees from across the country worship at the temple during the three-month-long Mandalam Makaravilakku festival

Nov 24, 2016, 13:59 PM IST
NCW hails Kerala govt's stand on women's entry in Sabarimala shrine

NCW hails Kerala govt's stand on women's entry in Sabarimala shrine

National Commission for Women (NCW) has termed as a "very good move" the Kerala government's stand to allow entry of women of all age groups in famous Sabarimala shrine.

Nov 09, 2016, 23:07 PM IST
Sabarimala: Kerala's LDF government takes U-turn in SC, supports entry of women

Sabarimala: Kerala's LDF government takes U-turn in SC, supports entry of women

The previous Congress government under Oommen Chandy was opposed to the lifting of the ban on entry of women aged between 10 and 50.

Nov 07, 2016, 15:04 PM IST
Ayyappa is Shiva and Vishnu’s son – Read the inspiring tale

Ayyappa is Shiva and Vishnu’s son – Read the inspiring tale

Here’s an interesting and inspiring legend associated with the birth of Ayyappa.

Sep 19, 2016, 11:32 AM IST

Govt prepared for opinion poll on women's entry at Sabarimala

The CPI(M) led LDF government was prepared to conduct an opinion poll on whether to allow entry of women of all age groups inside the famous Lord Ayappa temple at Sabarimala, Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran, said here today.

Jun 04, 2016, 21:22 PM IST

VHP opposes campaign seeking women's entry into Sabarimala

VHP state President S J R Kumar alleged that such campaigns were part of "conspiracy to hurt the sentiments of devotees of Lord Ayyappa and destroy the importance of Sabarimala in Hindu faith".

May 06, 2016, 20:07 PM IST
Will not interfere in customs and traditions of Sabarimala: Oommen Chandy on entry of women in temple

Will not interfere in customs and traditions of Sabarimala: Oommen Chandy on entry of women in temple

Amid debate on the issue of entry of women in the age group of 10 to 50 in the Lord Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Sunday made it clear that his government would not interfere in the customs and traditions of the hill shrine.

Apr 24, 2016, 14:37 PM IST

'Arattu' ritual held in Sabarimala

Thousands of devotees on Wednesday witnessed the 'arattu' ceremony (ritualistic bath) at the famous Lord Ayyappa temple here.

Mar 23, 2016, 20:23 PM IST
RSS supports women's entry in temples, says both men and women should be treated equally

RSS supports women's entry in temples, says both men and women should be treated equally

Taking a u-turn from its earlier stand, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has supported the call for allowing women's entry in temples across the country.

Mar 13, 2016, 10:38 AM IST

HC bans sale of water in plastic bottle in Sabarimala

Kerala HC on Wednesday restricted the sale of water in plastic bottle in Sabarimala

Feb 17, 2016, 18:57 PM IST
'Women not discriminated against in Vedas, Upanishads, then why in Sabarimala?', asks SC

'Women not discriminated against in Vedas, Upanishads, then why in Sabarimala?', asks SC

"If you go by Sanatana dharma, men and women were treated equal. Is spirituality a domain of men alone."

Feb 12, 2016, 16:27 PM IST
Sabarimala elephant attack: Kerala HC seeks Animal Welfare Board's opinion

Sabarimala elephant attack: Kerala HC seeks Animal Welfare Board's opinion

Days after a 68-year-old woman pilgrim died in an elephant attack at Sabarimala, Kerala High Court on Wednesday sought the opinion of Animal Welfare Board of India and state Forest Department on parading tamed elephants during festivals at the hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa situated in dense forest.

Jan 20, 2016, 19:31 PM IST