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Battle over Sabarimala is purely political, not about religion, gender equality or culture

The controversy over Sabarimala is about the agendas of some who are seeking a political right to enter the temple as if it were a public place, not a special place of worship for a particular community.

Jan 18, 2019, 16:12 PM IST

Hindu temples are targets of systematic oppression by government, courts

Hindu temples are often owned and run by the state, and governments have no problem using temple revenues for things that have nothing to do with temples or Hinduism.

Jan 17, 2019, 14:29 PM IST

Sabarimala temple: Six women prevented from reaching the shrine on Day 5

At least six women were prevented from the entering the Sabarimala temple Sunday

Oct 21, 2018, 20:54 PM IST

Sabarimala temple verdict: Devaswom Board to go for review petition, head priest calls decision disappointing

Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) President A Padmakumar said the verdict will be studied in detail and further course of action will be decided after that.

Sep 28, 2018, 11:48 AM IST

Travelling to Sabarimala temple will get easier; Kerala Cabinet approves airport at Cheruvally Estate

It's good news for pilgrims visiting the famed Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala.

Jul 19, 2017, 16:32 PM 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

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.

Nov 14, 2014, 15:02 PM IST

7 yr old girl performs kalaripayattu as offering to Ayyappa

A seven-year-old devotee of Lord Ayyappa performed `Kalaripayattu`, Kerala`s traditional martial art form, as an offering to the deity.

Nov 23, 2012, 15:19 PM IST

Damodaran Potti to be chief priest for Sabarimala

N Damodaran Potti from Vaikom was today appointed as `Melsanthi`(Chief Priest) of Sabarimala Ayyappa temple for one year from the coming Mandala Pooja season starting from mid-November.

Oct 17, 2012, 12:20 PM IST

TDB says Holy steps cannot be widened

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) on Friday informed the Kerala High court that it cannot take measurers to widen the holy 18 steps of the famous Lord
Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala.

Mar 04, 2011, 19:24 PM IST

Heavy rush at Sabarimala makes crowd control tough task

Just three days into the
two-month-long pilgrimage season, the Ayyappa temple of
Sabarimala has been witnessing heavy rush making it a tough
task for the police and other agencies to manage the crowd
and traffic.

Nov 18, 2010, 13:40 PM IST