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.

Makara Jyothi not human creation, but natural phenomenon: TDB

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

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.