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".

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.

'Arattu' ritual held in Sabarimala

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

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.

HC bans sale of water in plastic bottle in Sabarimala

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

'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."

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.

Debate over use of elephants at Sabarimala shrine reignites after tusker kills another devotee

Debate over use of elephants at Sabarimala shrine reignites after tusker kills another devotee

A 68-year-old woman devotee was killed when an elephant gored her with its tusks at Sabarimala here following which demanded stop to the use of jumbos at the shrine.

Thirty Sabarimala devotees injured as bus overturns in Malappuram, Kerala

 Thirty Sabarimala pilgrims were today injured, four of them seriously, when a bus from Karnataka overturned on the NH-7 near Kakancherry in

Lawyer fighting for women devotees at Sabarimala temple in Kerala gets 500 threat calls

Lawyer fighting for women devotees at Sabarimala temple in Kerala gets 500 threat calls

Naushad Ahmed Khan, the lawyer who is seeking entry for all women and girls in the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, has received 500 threatening phone calls.

Despite SC intervention, women not to be allowed to enter Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala?

Despite SC intervention, women not to be allowed to enter Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala?

The Supreme Court has questioned the ban on the entry of women of menstrual age group at Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala.

PM Modi meets Chandy cabinet, discusses development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday evening met the Kerala cabinet of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

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.