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Sabarimala temple

Sabarimal Temple - the shrine of Lord Ayyappa - is located atop a hill, 3000 metres above the sea level, at Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. The Sabarimala temple was once owned by the royal family of Pandalam, and its administration was handed over to the then princely state of Travancore in 1949. It is one of the largest annual pilgrimages in the world, with millions of people offering prayers at the temple chiefly from the five south Indian states. The temple opens for devotees to offer prayers for the first five days of every month in the Malayalam calendar, as well as during the annual ‘mandalam’ and ‘makaravilakku’ festivals between mid-November to mid-January. The pilgrims arrive at the temple after they undertake a rigorous 41-day vratham, or a vow of abstinence. The Supreme Court, in a historic verdict, this year lifted the centuries-old entry ban on women of all ages in the shrine.

SABARIMALA TEMPLE NEWS

Under pressure, Kerala decides to not open Sabarimala temple

June 12, 2020 1:32 am

There are around 3,000 temples in Kerala under the five devaswoms, which are temple affairs body controlled by the state government.

Ayyappa and the Court: SC needs CEO to streamline functioning, reduce burden on CJI

March 28, 2020 11:01 am

Where immediacy is pre-eminent so that fait accompli may not be created (as with the validity of the Kashmir notifications, the CAA and the electoral bonds), there have been no effective hearings at the interim stage. Thus, the status quo slowly cements itself.

SC to consider questions of law: May push the envelope on personal law reform, UCC

February 11, 2020 9:11 am

A ruling on Constitutional morality and the extent to which courts can review personal laws and religious rights furthers the legal discussion on the Uniform Civil Code.

Sabarimala reference to be heard daily: Questions of law can be sent to larger bench, says SC

February 11, 2020 6:22 am

It framed seven issues to be taken up by the court and fixed February 17 to start the hearing on day-to-day basis.

Sabarimala temple hearing Highlights: CJI suggests meeting between opposing sides, grants parties 3-week time to file suggestions

January 14, 2020 9:55 am

Sabarimala Temple Issue in Supreme Court Today Highlights: The top court on January 6 had notified that the petition by Indian Young Lawyers Association, seeking review of its 2018 Sabarimala judgment, had been listed.

SC verdict allowing entry of women to Sabarimala not 'final word': CJI Bobde

December 05, 2019 4:49 pm

The remark by the SC bench, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, came when senior advocate Indira Jaising, appearing for a woman devotee, Bindu Ammini, alleged violation of the 2018 apex court verdict.

SC to hear next week plea of woman who was stopped from entering Sabarimala temple

December 04, 2019 12:32 pm

A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant took note of the submission of senior advocate Colin Gonsalves that the woman had not been allowed to visit the historical shrine.

Sabarimala temple opens for second day amid tight security

November 17, 2019 11:27 am

Ten women of menstruating age were stopped from visiting the shrine Saturday, two days after the Supreme Court referred review petitions on the entry of women of all ages in Sabarimala to a large bench. 

Kerala govt’s flip-flop on Sabarimala: Won’t take young women to shrine

November 16, 2019 7:14 am

The latest stand is in stark contrast to the CPM-led government’s position last year when the Supreme Court had lifted the traditional bar on women of menstruating age from entering the temple.

Sabarimala: Justices Chandrachud, Nariman dissent, call for compliance of previous verdict

November 14, 2019 3:28 pm

Justices D Y Chandrachud and Rohinton Nariman wrote the dissenting verdict and said not following the 2018 SC order is not an option.

SABARIMALA TEMPLE VIDEOS

Hartal in Kerala, widepspread Violence Across State

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

A day after two women entered Sabarimala, several pro-Hindutva outfits have called for a statewide shutdown. The outfit backed by RSS opposes the Supreme Court verdict that lifted the ban on women of all ages in the temple.

Two women enter Sabarimala temple

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

Two women have entered the Sabarimala temple. Videos show them climbing up the hill and entering the sanctum.

Sabarimala gates opened for women but protesters deny them entry

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

The gates of the Sabarimala temple were opened to women of all ages on Wednesday, but protesters blocked the devotees from entering the shrine and warned them of consequences.

What Indu Malhotra, the only judge who disagreed on the Sabarimala verdict, said

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

Justice Indu Malhotra said that it is not for courts to determine which religious practices are to be struck down.