P T Mohanan Pillai

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 temple to open for monthly pooja

The hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa here will open on Monday to perform the monthly five-day pooja for the Malayalam month of Kanni.

16 Sep 2019

Sabarimala to be opened for Onam celebration on September 9

 The hill abode of Lord Ayyappa here will be opened on September 9 for the four-day Onam celebrations.

03 Sep 2019

Inadequate basic amenities await Sabarimala pilgrims at Pandalam

Pandalam pilgrim transit camp lacks basic facilities, including medicated water, resting place, bathing ghats and toilets.

02 Sep 2019

New melsanthis for Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala, Malikappuram chosen

A K Sudhir Nampoothiri, 43, of Areekara Mana, Thirunavaya, Tirur in Malappuram district, will be the new melsanthi of Lord Ayyappa temple here.

18 Aug 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