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Sabarimala Ayyappa temple

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

Now, #ReadyToWait campaign backs ban on entry of menstruating women in Kerala's Sabarimala Temple

A group has started a Facebook campaign called #ReadyToWait, which backs the ban on women of reproductive age from entering the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple.

Aug 29, 2016, 17:24 PM IST

CPI-M favours entry of women of all age groups at hill shrine

CPI-M in Kerala said the party is in favour of entry of women of all age groups to the Lord Ayyappa hill shrine at Sabarimala.

Jul 12, 2016, 18:10 PM IST

Now, temples in Kerala out of bounds for beggars, lottery vendors

Begging and selling of lottery tickets in temples and its surroundings in Kerala have been prohibited from Thursday.

Nov 26, 2015, 21:21 PM IST

New chief priest for Sabarimala temple selected

EN Krishnadas Namboodiri was on Saturday selected as the new 'Melsanthi' (Chief Priest) of the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple.

Oct 18, 2014, 13:02 PM IST