P T Mohanan Pillai

Lakhs of devotees gather to witness Makaravilakku at Sabarimala shrine

The thiruvabharanam procession was accorded a traditional reception on arrival at Saramkuthi at 5pm.

16 Jan 2020

Sabarimala pilgrimage: Thousands witness Erumely ‘pettathullal’

The ‘pettathullal’, which celebrates Lord Ayyappa’s victory over demon Mahishi, was performed by Ambalappuzha and Alangattu teams.  

13 Jan 2020

Sabarimala revenue shoots up to Rs 180 crore

With the counting of coins now over, aggregate income during the ongoing pilgrimage season will be marginally higher than the 2017-2018 pilgrimage season, Ravi said.

10 Jan 2020

Sabarimala temple revenue touches Rs 128 crore

The total income during the corresponding period in 2018-2019  was Rs 80.67 crore, showing an increase of Rs 47 crore

21 Dec 2019

Move to widen area under tiger reserve to hit Sabarimala projects

Authority has come up with a draft proposal to bring additional one-km aerial distance under PTR; it will then cover places like Nilakkal, Chalakkayam and Vattappara

14 Dec 2019

Rs 17-crore revenue in first 7 days of Sabarimala season

The revenue during the first week of the 2017-18 pilgrim season was `23.07 crore.

24 Nov 2019

Travancore Devaswom Board offers free food to 50,000 pilgrims

Prasad, except for a short break to clean up the hall where the food is distributed,  pilgrims can avail themselves of the facility at all times.

22 Nov 2019

25 lakh aravana prasadam containers in stock to handle increase in demand

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) is ready to meet any increase in the demand for ‘aravana prasadam’ with a buffer stock of 25 lakh containers in godowns.

20 Nov 2019

Devotees in their thousands throng Sabarimala on its opening day

Thousands of pilgrims thronged the hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa here when the Srikovil of the temple was opened for the 41-day Mandala pooja season on Saturday.

17 Nov 2019

Amid chaos, Sabarimala pilgrimage season begins from Saturday

Pilgrims are confused over the lack of clarity and conflicting interpretations of the Supreme Court’s verdict on the revision petition.

16 Nov 2019

Sabarimala to open for two-month annual pilgrimage on Nov 16

The Sabarimala temple here will open on November 16 for the two-month-long annual Mandalam-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season.

10 Nov 2019

Sabarimala’s stakeholders against changing customs

Sabarimala temple stakeholders have termed as unacceptable any change in the ongoing practices at the shrine, particularly restrictions on the entry of women in the 10-50 age group.

30 Jul 2018

‘Thanka Anki’ procession sets off to Sabarimala

The procession carrying ‘Thanka Anki’, the attire in gold, to be adorned on Lord Ayyappa’s idol during mandala pooja here on December 26, began the four-day journey from Aranmula temple.

24 Dec 2017

Basic facilities elude pilgrims on traditional route to Sabarimala

THE traditional forest trekking route to Lord Ayyappa temple in Kerala’s Sabarimala has been witnessing a heavy flow of pilgrims for the past one week.

24 Dec 2017