December 16, 2021 1:00 pm
The directions came after the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) and also the Chief Vigilance Security Officer moved an application seeking permission to ply tractors for transporting raw materials used for preparing 'prasadam' and 'annadanam' as well as pooja articles.
November 20, 2021 7:39 am
The pilgrims who have booked a slot via the virtual queue system will be given an opportunity for "darshan" in the nearest possible slot once the weather conditions turn conducive.
October 14, 2021 5:38 pm
Devotees arriving at the temple must have a two-dose COVID vaccine certificate or an RT-PCR negative report with them.
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.
August 10, 2021 7:11 am
The post of melsanthi (chief priest) at the hill shrine, managed by the state-run Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), has been traditionally held by Brahmins. In other temples under TDB, non-Brahmins, including people from Dalit communities, have been appointed as priests.
March 19, 2021 5:53 pm
Vijayan attacked the BJP and the Congress-led UDF and said the infamous "Co-Le-B alliance" is now a public deal and was an attempt to weaken the Left movement in the state.
March 18, 2021 10:57 pm
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the entry of women of menstruating age at the Sabarimala shrine following a Supreme Court verdict had contributed to the defeat of the LDF in 19 out of 20 seats.
December 24, 2020 1:15 pm
The state government, in its petition has said the state had constituted a high-level committee headed by the chief secretary which had set the number of pilgrims per day to 2,000 on weekdays and 3,000 on weekends respectively.
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.
June 11, 2020 1:34 pm
Kerala Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran said on Thursday said the decision was taken after a meeting the temple chief priest.
November 26, 2019 12:27 pm
The Kerala High Court has issued orders to the five Devaswom boards in the state to ensure there is no presence of plastic in the ‘irumudikettu’ (offerings) that Sabarimala pilgrims carry to the temple.
November 20, 2019 12:35 pm
The Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala opened Saturday for its two-month-long annual pilgrimage season. An approximate 32,000 devotees offered prayers at the temple Tuesday, even as the police prevented a 12-year-old girl from Tamil Nadu to proceed to the hill shrine.
October 22, 2018 7:49 am
Sabarimala protests: Police and the two women are likely to return to Pamba as they don't intend to engage in violence. The government doesn't want Sabarimala to be a site for activism
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.
June 22, 2020 6:11 pm
Activist Trupti Desai is stuck in Kochi airport as protestors block her exit. She was scheduled to go to Sabarimala as the annual pilgrimage begins on Saturday.
June 22, 2020 6:12 pm
On the Sabarimala verdict, union minister Uma Bharti said the court cannot be blamed for its intervention. This comes just days after BJP President Amit Shah said that meddling with the affairs of the temple was a conspiracy by Communists in Kerala.
June 22, 2020 6:15 pm
In a 4-1 majority verdict, the Supreme Court lifted the ban and said that it violates constitutional principles. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i