P T Mohanan Pillai

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 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: Government urged not to go for new legislation

 The Hindu Aikya Vedi has urged the state government to withdraw from the move to come out with a new legislation on the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple.

03 Jun 2019

Forest Department’s hypocrisy to affect development projects at Sabarimala

The Forest Department’s double-standard on the Sabarimala land is likely to hit the schemes for improving basic facilities to lakhs of pilgrims.

23 May 2019

Sabarimala ropeway project hits roadblock

The ambitious Sabarimala ropeway project  is facing uncertainty due to objection from Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) authorities.

19 May 2019

Sabarimala temple to open on May 14 for monthly pooja

Kalabhabhishekam on the idol of Lord Ayyappa will be performed during uchcha pooja.

06 May 2019

Raising development plank, Veena George eyes a breakthrough in Pathanamthitta

Eyeing a breakthrough in the UDF bastion, LDF candidate Veena George is giving thrust on development as the important issue before the electorate of the constituency.

22 Mar 2019

10-day Sabarimala temple festival to conclude on Thursday

The 10-day annual festival of Lord Ayyappa temple here will conclude with the ‘arattu’ ceremony on Thursday.

21 Mar 2019

Upper hand for UDF

Facing the election for the third time after the formation of the constituency, the UDF holds an upper hand in the ensuing electoral battle in Pathanamthitta.

28 Feb 2019

Thiruvabharanam procession from Pandalam to Sabarimala begins

The annual three-day procession carrying the Thiruvabharanam began the journey to Lord Ayyappa temple here from Pandalam Valiyakoickal Sree Dharma Sastha temple on Saturday.

13 Jan 2019

Thousands witness Erumely Pettathullal

Pettathullal, the ritual cherishing the memory of Lord Ayyappa’s victory over the demon Mahishi, was performed by two teams - the 500-member Ambalapuzha team and the 300-member Alangattu team.

12 Jan 2019

Fall in pilgrims’ flow through Erumely-Karimala forest path

The sharp fall in the flow of the pilgrims to the Lord Ayyappa temple through the Erumely route during the ongoing season is mainly due to the prohibitory order and other restrictions.

07 Jan 2019

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