Police and other agencies had made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of the final leg of the pilgrimage and to manage the overflowing devotees,mainly from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, besides Kerala.
Anish Namboothiri of Kollam was selected as Melsanthi for Malikapuram temple, the second major presiding deity at the Sabarimala. The head priest was selected from a shortlist of nine names drawn from the applications received following an interview.
During Pinarayi Vijayan’s visit he took stock of the preparations for the upcoming pilgrimage season, the Chief Minister Office said.
The state cabinet on Wednesday decided to initiate the process to set up the airport at Harrisons Malayalam Ltd’s Cheruvally Estate in Kanjirapally taluk of Kottayam district. The airport will be 40 km from Pamba, the starting point of the Sabarimala pilgrimage.
The ‘panchavargathara’, the square base, of the flag mast at the Lord Ayyappa temple was found damaged by using some chemical, suspected to be mercury on Sunday afternoon
The Sabarimala controversy can be traced back to the myths that surround Ayyappan and his journey from being a warrior prince to a spiritual recluse.
If religious customs are not in tune with contemporary ideas of women rights then for every one step forward there will be two steps back.
A photography exhibition uses the backdrop of the Periyar Tiger Reserve to showcase environmental degradation
The carcass of the jumbo was sighted at Valiyaanavattom under the wildlife area of Periyar west division
Heavy rush was witnessed in major temples,including Guruvayur and Sabarimala.
Master plan has been prepared to meet growing demands of ever-increasing number of pilgrims.
Forensic experts visited the accident site and the Pullmedu area to scout for evidence on Sunday.
The actress is the third accused.
Indian Railways have geared up its resources for the current year Sabrimala pilgrimage season.
Sri Rama Sene,which had been in the limelight for its acts of moral policing,demanded that Karnataka Government extend subsidy to devotees visiting Sabarimala in Kerala.