Lord Ayyappa

Sabarimala temple reopens in Kerala for Edavom month

Routine poojas and rituals, including Ganapathi homam, usha pooja, irupathionnu kalasam, uchcha pooja, deeparadhana and athazha pooja, will be performed on all the five days.

published on : 15th May 2021

COVID surge: Temples to remain shut during nine-day lockdown in Kerala

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), the apex body in the southern state which manages over 1,200 temples, on Thursday said shrines under its management would not permit devotees.

published on : 7th May 2021

Adhering to COVID-19 protocols, devotees trek Sabarimala, pray at Lord Ayyappa temple

Pilgrims were allowed to trek the hills since 3 AM from Pampa, the base camp, through a virtual queue system.

published on : 16th November 2020

Sabarimala Temple opens, devotees to be allowed from November 16

Each day, only 1,000 pilgrims, who have booked through the virtual queue system, would be allowed to offer prayers.

published on : 15th November 2020

Sabarimala doors shut, Supreme Court order makes no difference to women's right to pray

Valiant attempts by around a dozen women, including activists and journalists in the 10-50 years age group to script history came to nought as frenzied Ayyappa devotees forced them to retreat.

published on : 22nd October 2018

Religion cannot become a cover to exclude, Sabarimala is for women too, rules Supreme Court

The only judge who dissented on the five-judge constitution bench was Justice Indu Malhotra, who says that issues raised have serious implications for all religions.

published on : 28th September 2018

Sabarimala Thantri Mandalam flays government stance on women's entry in temple

The controversy over the ongoing customs and practices of Sabarimala temple is against the sentiments of crores of devotees and religious beliefs said The Akhila Kerala Thantri Mandalam.

published on : 30th July 2018

Devaprasnam at Sabarimala temple in Kerala to start from May 17

A three-day ‘ashtamangala devaprasnam’ will be held at the Lord Ayyappa temple here from May 17.

published on : 8th May 2018