February 09, 2021 8:18 am
Congress’s promise on shrine customs ahead of elections shines light on path not taken, shows lack of political imagination
December 20, 2020 8:18 pm
The temple will remain closed after the Mandala Puja on December 26 and reopen for the Makaravilakku pooja on December 31.
November 14, 2019 6:39 pm
The SC verdict comes just days before the Sabarimala temple opens for the annual 'mandalam-makaravilakku' festival stretching from November 16 to mid-January, a period witnessing heavy rush of devotees at the hilltop shrine.
November 09, 2018 6:48 am
While BJP launched a rath yatra from Kasaragod that would culminate at the Sabarimala base station on November 13, the Congress also kicked off multiple vehicle processions.
October 29, 2018 12:21 pm
In his speech in Kannur on Saturday, Shah criticised police action against those who protested against implementing the Supreme Court verdict allowing entry of women of all ages to the Sabarimala shrine.
October 26, 2018 6:58 am
Sabarimala had witnessed high drama recently with around a dozen women in the 10-50 age group being prevented by protesting devotees from entering the shrine.
October 11, 2018 6:17 pm
The petitioner had cited the recent Supreme Court order lifting the ban on entry of women of menstruating age in Sabarimala Temple and sought a direction to the Centre for issuing an order enabling Muslim women to offer prayers in mosques.
October 03, 2018 7:47 pm
"The protests were borne out of the disappointment and heartbreak of people of the Hindu community over the dismantling of their beliefs. We are not asking for any kind of violence, but the CPM-led government must take note of this," the leader said.
September 29, 2018 6:15 am
Rahul Easwar, president of Ayyappa Dharma Sena and a member of the temple tantri family, said the Sena would file a review petition. “Lord Ayyappa, the deity is an eternal celibate. Hence, the privacy of the deity should be upheld. The deity’s private space is the temple,’’ he said.
September 29, 2018 6:16 am
State BJP president P S Sreedharan Pillai said the government should not hurt anyone in its attempt to implement the order. “Sabarimala should not be converted into a ground for ideological struggle. Government should try to create consensus,’’ he said.
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 6:06 pm
Two women have entered the Sabarimala temple. Videos show them climbing up the hill and entering the sanctum.