Lord Ayyappa temple

Sabarimala temple to open for monthly five-day pooja on October 16: Check protocols for devotees

The religious places have been re-opened since June after being closed for devotees from March 24 when the nation-wide COVID-19 lockdown was implemented.

Oct 14, 2020, 19:45 PM IST

Kerala: 5 foreigners test positive for coronavirus in Kochi; entry at Sabarimala temple banned

Kerala government today decided to ban the entry of pilgrims to the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta district for the annual festival beginning on March 29.

Mar 20, 2020, 20:07 PM IST

Sabarimala temple to open on Monday for 10-day festival

The festival will end on March 21.

Mar 10, 2019, 15:12 PM IST

Live: Travancore Devaswom Board says won't seek review of Sabarimala order; SC reserves judgement

Sabarimala temple live updates: A five-judge constitution bench of the top court will hear the petitions.

Feb 06, 2019, 11:01 AM IST

SC to hear pleas against women's entry in Sabarimala temple from February 6

A bunch of pleas have been filed in the SC challenging women's entry in Sabarimala temple.

Jan 31, 2019, 17:57 PM IST

No hidden agenda: Kerala govt tells HC on row over pilgrimage of two women in Sabarimala temple

The government said the state and its instrumentalities including police had only an "open agenda" in the matter of pilgrimage of two women devotees to Sabarimala on January 2

Jan 15, 2019, 18:11 PM IST

Sabarimala row live updates: BJP, Congress slam Kerala govt, call women devotees who entered shrine as Maoists

Two women, Kanakadurga (44) and Bindu (42), created history be stepping into the hallowed precincts guarded by police.

Jan 03, 2019, 08:40 AM IST

Sabarimala closes marking the end of 41-day Mandalam season

After witnessing frenzied protests by devotees over the entry of young women in the past few weeks, the doors of Lord Ayyappa temple here closed on Thursday with the auspicious Mandala puja, marking the culmination of the 41-day annual Mandalam festivities.

Dec 28, 2018, 00:43 AM IST

High drama at Sabarimala as 11 women forced to return from Lord Ayyappa shrine

Shaji Sugunan, Special Officer, Law and Order, Pamba said, "The women devotees have returned now. We can't use force. It might create a law and order problem."

Dec 23, 2018, 14:23 PM IST

Kerala: Tight security in Sabarimala as Lord Ayyappa temple opens Monday for special puja

Police said 2,300 personnel, including a 20-member commando team and 100 women, have been deployed to ensure smooth 'darshan' and security of devotees.

Nov 05, 2018, 00:02 AM IST

Kerala: Women describe ordeal after forced to return before reaching Sabarimala temple

The two women -- a reporter from Hyderabad and an activist from Kerala -- described their ordeal when they reached the Sabarimala hilltop along with a security ring.

Oct 19, 2018, 14:56 PM IST

Kerala: Another woman forced to return after protesters stop her on way to Sabarimala temple

The third woman identified as Mary Sweety said it was the drawback of the administration if the two other women failed to make it inside the premises of the temple.

Oct 19, 2018, 12:33 PM IST

Kerala: Mass rally against Sabarimala verdict; Trupti Desai to visit soon

Padalam royal family member, Sasikumar Varma criticised Desai and urged the social activist to refrain from making any "provocative' move.

Oct 13, 2018, 14:57 PM IST

Ban on entry of women in Sabarimala temple akin to untouchability of Dalits: Advocate Raju Ramachandran

Senior advocate Raju Ramachandran said that if excluding women is based on menarche, its basis is impurity and hence the effect is the same as in the case of Dalits. 

Jul 19, 2018, 17:50 PM IST

Temple is not a private property, women must be allowed to enter Sabarimala's Lord Ayyappa temple: SC

Temple is not a private property, it is a public property, said Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra while hearing the Sabarimala temple case.

Jul 18, 2018, 16:48 PM IST

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

Photos of young women in Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple: Kerala govt orders probe

The Kerala government has ordered an inquiry into photographs circulating on social media, purportedly showing some women in the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple despite a ban on their entry.

Apr 17, 2017, 14:06 PM IST

Women activists not be allowed inside Sabarimala: Kerala govt

The Kerala government on Monday said that the entry of Bhumata Brigade chief Trupti Desai will not be allowed in the Lord Ayyappa temple.

Dec 26, 2016, 23:24 PM IST

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

Unnikrishnan Namboodiri selected as Sabarimala head priest

T M Unnikrishnan Namboodiri was today selected as the new Melsanthi (head priest) of the famed Lord Ayyappa temple here.

Oct 17, 2016, 14:26 PM IST