Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala temple income drops from over Rs 156 crore in 2019 to just over Rs 9 crore in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions

The income of the Sabarimala shrine during the first 39 days of the Sabarimala season in 2020 has fallen.

Dec 26, 2020, 01:04 AM IST

Good news! Now devotees across India can get Sabarimala Temple's ‘SwamyPrasadam' at their doorstep; check details

The Department of Posts will now deliver Sabrimala's ‘SwamyPrasadam' to devotees across India at their doorstep.

Dec 02, 2020, 01:15 AM IST

Unlock 5.0: Kerala's Sabarimala temple opens for devotees — Check guidelines, restrictions

Devotees will be allowed to visit the temple from Monday (November 16) morning onwards, while the Mandalapooja will be performed on December 26.

Nov 16, 2020, 08:56 AM IST

Kerala: Sabarimala temple opens today with strict curbs — Read guidelines before visiting

As per the guideline, only 250 devotees will be allowed each day and police personnel have been deployed in required numbers.

Oct 16, 2020, 11:31 AM IST

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

When Sabarimala broke tradition to perform a musical Puja for SP Balasubrahmanyam

Following the Puja rituals, a musician of the temple’s governing board played the Naadhaswaram, (a wind-based instrument) to the tune of SPB’s national award-winning song Shankara Naadhashareera from the film Shakaranbharanam(1979). 

Sep 26, 2020, 14:21 PM IST

Sabarimala temple performs first-ever musical puja for recovery of veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam from COVID-19

An ‘Usha Puja’ followed by a ‘Gaana-Archana’ (Musical offering) was performed for Lord Ayyappa, the presiding deity of the temple on Friday.

Aug 21, 2020, 17:04 PM IST

Kerala's Sabarimala temple to stay shut for devotees, Aarattu festival postponed further

The opening of the Lord Ayyappa shrine for its monthly rituals starting June 14 at 5 pm. will be an inhouse affair till it closes on June 19 at 10 pm.

Jun 11, 2020, 16:54 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 case: Supreme Court to hear scope of judicial review today

CJI SA Bobde said earlier that the court will examine the matter and hear the scope of judicial review on the point of religious faith and women's rights.

Feb 03, 2020, 09:04 AM IST

Sabarimala case: 9-judge Supreme Court bench to hear temple entry review pleas today

Earlier in 2018, the apex court had allowed girls and women of all age groups to visit the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala, following which a batch of review petitions was filed. 

Jan 13, 2020, 08:38 AM IST

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Jan 08, 2020, 08:25 AM IST

Supreme Court says Sabarimala tradition age-old, declines women's plea

In September 2018, the apex court in a verdict allowed the women of all age groups to enter the Sabarimala temple. In November 2019, a five-judge bench headed by then Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi referred the matter to a larger bench to examine the matter and also clubbed the issues on the entry of women in the religious places of other religions.

Dec 13, 2019, 14:56 PM IST

Woman activist, on way to Sabarimala shrine, attacked with pepper spray

Activist Trupti Desai has also reached Kochi in an attempt to visit Sabarimala Temple. Her arrival sparked off protests by Lord Ayyappa devotees. She has been kept at the Kochi City Police Commissioners office. She arrived with four other activists and has been in discussion with the top police officers requesting police protection to reach the temple. 

Nov 26, 2019, 10:11 AM IST

Sabarimala Temple row: State govt working 'totally against' women, says activist Trupti Desai

"The state government is clearly trying to suppress the voice of women but other women and activists won`t tolerate this at all. We will visit the temple after November 20 and we won`t come back before stepping into the temple," she added.

Nov 16, 2019, 20:21 PM IST

Sabarimala Temple opens amid tight security arrangements, 10 women devotees stopped in Pamba

Sabarimala Temple: The sanctum sanctorum opened for the Mandala Puja at around 5 pm. However, devotees would be able to visit the Sabarimala shrine from November 17. They will have to wait at the Nilackal base camp and would be sent to the Pamba base camp.

Nov 16, 2019, 17:30 PM IST

Sabarimala Temple in Kerala opens today amid tight security, no protection for women devotees

Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran had warned women activist and devotees of menstruating age to desist from 'gate-crashing’ the temple.

Nov 16, 2019, 08:39 AM IST

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Nov 14, 2019, 21:32 PM IST

Sabarimala temple review pleas referred to 7-judge bench; SC will consider these key issues

The five-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, along with Justices Indu Malhotra, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Rohinton Nariman, heard the review petitions filed on the top court`s September 28, 2018 judgement which had lifted a ban on entry of women aged between 10 and 50 years to the Sabarimala temple. 

Nov 14, 2019, 19:43 PM IST

Leaders welcome SC verdict on Sabarimala Temple, say 'hopeful larger bench will uphold age-old traditions'

"Sabarimala Temple issue has been referred to a larger bench by the Hon. Supreme Court. I'm hopeful, the larger bench of Supreme Court will uphold the rights of Ayyappa & the age-old traditions of Sabarimala. The rights of crores of devotees will also be protected," she tweeted.

Nov 14, 2019, 12:22 PM IST