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Sabarimala Ayyappa temple


Sabarimala temple reopens today, devotees allowed from Sunday amid Covid curbs

October 16, 2021 12:42 pm

After the Usha Puja rituals on Sunday, the draw of lots to select the next chief priest of the Sabarimala and Malikappuram temples will be held. Devotees will be allowed entry into the temple starting Sunday morning till the night of October 21.

Sabarimala pilgrimage: Kerala govt formulates action plan

October 06, 2021 2:35 pm

All basic facilities for the pilgrimage, adhering to social distancing norms according to the government guidelines, are ready at the Lord Ayyappa temple and its premises, state Devaswom Minister K Radhakrishnan told the state assembly.

Sabarimala reopens for five days; 5,000 people allowed to visit shrine daily

July 17, 2021 12:31 pm

Devotees who wish to visit the temple will be allowed entry only if they show a Covid-19 vaccination certificate of both doses or a negative RT-PCR report issued within 48 hours.

Jayarajan Potti appointed Sabarimala chief priest

October 17, 2020 11:48 am

The selections were made by drawing lots from a panel of priests shortlisted after interviews conducted by the Travancore Devaswom Board, which manages the hill shrine.

Sabarimala temple opens for devotees

October 17, 2020 11:13 am

Only those between 10-60 years, having a medical certificate stating that they were fit to trek the holy hill, are being allowed to offer prayers.

Karnataka to run special buses from December 1 to cater to Sabarimala pilgrimage rush

November 20, 2019 5:39 pm

Bangalore-Sabarimala KSRTC buses: While a ticket in Rajahamsa (executive non-AC) buses is priced at Rs 940, travelling in Volvo (AC) buses will cost Rs 1250.

Kerala: 12-year-old stopped from proceeding to Sabarimala temple

November 19, 2019 3:20 pm

On the opening day of the temple, police stopped at least 10 young women from trekking to the hill shrine. On Monday, two more women in the age group of 10-50 years were stopped by police.

New head priest selected for Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala

August 17, 2019 9:58 pm

The selection of the head priest was through a draw of lots held at the temple sopanam. The newly selected head priests would assume charge on the eve of the 41-day mandalam pilgrim season beginning on November 16.

TDB mulls celebrity ads to woo pilgrims to Sabarimala

December 02, 2018 3:16 pm

The plan is in consideration in view of the comparatively poor turnout of devotees even over two weeks after the temple opened up for the annual pilgrim season.

High Court nominates team to monitor Sabarimala pilgrim season

November 28, 2018 5:06 am

The division bench of Justices P R Ramachandra Menon and Devan Ramachandran was acting upon a slew of petitions challenging the police deployment and alleged atrocities at the temple.