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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

Supreme Court verdicts on Sabarimala and Rafale are blessings for BJP's political agenda

The Rafale ruling helped the BJP with the perception of the urban middle class, while the Sabarimala verdict may have opened up the South.

Jan 09, 2019, 16:08 PM IST

Ayyappa devotee sets himself on fire then runs towards BJP leader's tent in Kerala

The BJP is opposing any move to allow women in the 10-50 age group to trek the holy hill for 'darshan' at the Ayyappa temple.
 

Dec 13, 2018, 16:01 PM IST

Sabarimala: Union minister attacks Kerala government, High Court raps police

The BJP kept the pot boiling on the Sabarimala issue Wednesday with Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan lashing out at the left government, saying its "master plan" was to "harass" pilgrims, as the Kerala High Court slammed the police for its alleged excesses on devotees.

Nov 21, 2018, 21:07 PM IST

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan seeks cooperation of all for peace at Sabarimala

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that the objective of the government is to uphold the esteem of Sabarimala Temple. 

Nov 16, 2018, 23:07 PM IST

Kerala government trying to pass the buck on Sabarimala issue: Pon Radhakrishnan

Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan on Saturday accused the Kerala government of not taking the responsibility on the Sabarimala Temple issue and passing the buck to the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB). 

Oct 20, 2018, 22:42 PM IST

Travancore Devaswom Board to appeal against Supreme Court's Sabarimala verdict

Travancore Devaswom Board had a meeting to find an amicable solution on Sabarimala row

Oct 19, 2018, 21:10 PM IST

Sabarimala Temple is abode of Lord Ayyappa, not a place for sex tourism: Former Travancore Devaswom Board president Prayar Gopalakrishnan

Reacting on the Sabarimala row, former Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) President Prayar Gopalakrishnan on Friday accused the whole situation to be agenda driven.

Oct 19, 2018, 15:39 PM IST

Sabarimala Temple opens for 2nd day, tensions continue, buses cancelled

Police presence has been increased following the violence and ugliness that broke out on the path to the shrine on Wednesday.

Oct 18, 2018, 11:28 AM IST

Hundreds of Ayyappa devotees block roads against SC verdict on Sabarimala, woman tries to immolate self

The activists held aloft placards, stating that the court was not bigger than Lord Ayyappa and demanded that the state and central government enact suitable legislation to maintain the age old ban.

Oct 03, 2018, 09:49 AM IST

Ayyappa devotees asked not to go to Sabarimala shrine as flood waters remain

The temple will open for Onam poojas on August 23 and close on August 28.

Aug 21, 2018, 17:16 PM IST

Four found dead inside manhole in Hyderabad

Four persons including three sanitary workers were found dead in a manhole in Ayyappa society in Madhapur area here with the civic officials suspecting that the toxic gases caused their deaths.

Aug 14, 2016, 15:52 PM IST

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.

Dec 17, 2013, 12:29 PM IST

Two Ayyappa pilgrims from Pondy drown

Two Sabarimala piglrims from Puducherry drowned in the Pampa river at Angel Valley.

Dec 04, 2012, 12:47 PM IST

Pullumedu bubbled with chants before tragedy struck

The vast grasslands of
Pullumedu had been bubbling with religious fervour last
evening moments before it turned into virtual grave yard
where 104 Ayyappa devotees and trapped and killed in a
stampede.

Jan 15, 2011, 16:39 PM IST

Ayyappa pilgrims advised to take swine flu vaccine

Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday advised
pilgrims to get vaccinated against AH1N1 influenza two-three
weeks before beginning their pilgrimage to Sabarimala since it
involves mingling with huge crowds.

Dec 30, 2010, 00:07 AM IST

HC seeks expert opinion on opening of Ayyappa tempel

Kerala HC asked Travancore Devasom Board to seek an expert opinion on the opening of Ayyappa temple.

Sep 03, 2010, 23:27 PM IST