Man trespasses into Ponnambalamedu near Sabarimala, performs pooja; TDB accuses Forest Dept

A high-security zone, the place, located in a deep forest, comes under the direct control of the state forest department.

published on : 16th May 2023

Sabarimala: Man trespasses into Ponnambalamedu, performs pooja; TDB accuses Forest Dept 

According to Ayyappa devotees, Ponnambalamedu is a revered place as the auspicious 'Makaravilakku' is lit there annually marking the culmination of the pilgrimage season at the hill shrine.

published on : 16th May 2023

Kerala is not fit to live in: Bindu Ammini

One move that would flip her life upside down was the daring act of entering the Sabarimala temple.

published on : 8th May 2023

Great news for spiritual tourism: PM on Sabarimala airport

The MoCA has stated that the cost of the new airport will be approximately Rs 4000 crore and that the project will be  completed through a public-private partnership

published on : 19th April 2023

Sabarimala airport project gets civil aviation ministry nod; DPR work soon

According to sources, the govt would soon step into the preparation of a detailed project report (DPR) for the project.

published on : 17th April 2023

Supreme Court has thrice rejected caste bias in naming temple priests

In Seshammal and others Vs State of TN, the SC on March 14, 1972, held that the state govt had the right to regulate secular functions like management and administration.

published on : 8th April 2023

Sabarimala Development Authority to be formed to execute master plan

The Travancore Devaswom Board has been entrusted with the task and asked to submit a detailed report within a month.

published on : 5th April 2023

No Malayala Brahmins in state: Backward groups

Say anyone who studied tantra vidya can perform pooja in temples

published on : 4th April 2023

Only Malayala Brahmins can be Sabarimala melsanthis, HC told

The amicus curiae submitted before the court that the Sabarimala temple is different from the rest of the 1,250 temples under the Travancore Devaswom Board.

published on : 2nd April 2023

Bus carrying 64 Sabarimala pilgrims from TN overturns; one person critical

Officials from the fire and rescue department, police, and local residents are leading the rescue operation. 

published on : 28th March 2023

Sabarimala temple to open for Meenam pooja in Kerala

As part of the ritual, the thantri will perform brahmakalasa pooja at the mandapam at 9am in the presence of the melsanthi.

published on : 13th March 2023

Lakhs of women celebrate annual Attukal Pongala in ‘Sabarimala of women’ in Thiruvananthapuram

TNIE photographers B P Deepu and Vincent Pulickal & reporter Shainu Mohan cover the world’s largest annual gathering of women  

published on : 8th March 2023

Delay in shifting gold offerings kicks up row in Kerala

The 180 sovereigns of gold received as offerings during the second phase of the pilgrimage season that concluded on January 20, was kept in a strong room in Sabarimala till February 26.

published on : 1st March 2023

Artificial intelligence to sort coin offerings at Sabarimala

At present, there are three coin-sorting machines at Sabarimala.

published on : 28th January 2023

Counting coins worth Rs 30 crore an uphill task for TDB staff

The unprecedented rush of devotees – almost 1 lakh a day – witnessed at the hill shrine during the pilgrimage season this year, led to offering boxes filling up.

published on : 25th January 2023

Pilgrimage season ends, hill shrine to be closed today

Devotees will not be allowed for darshan in the morning.

published on : 20th January 2023

Queen of spices is the king of pesticide usage, say scientists

The issue became public after recent row over cardamom use in ‘aravana’ supplied by TDB.

published on : 17th January 2023

Yogi Babu, Pramod Shetty team up for 'divine subject'

The film went on floors on the auspicious day of Sankranti

published on : 16th January 2023

Lakhs throng Sabarimala for Makaravilakku

In front of the golden flag mast of the temple, TDB president K Ananthagopan and member S S Jeevan received the Thiruvabharanam.

published on : 15th January 2023

Over 2 lakh throng Sabarimala for Makarajyothi darshan

The temple had been receiving more than 90,000 devotees per day since January 10, and around 50% of them stayed back to witness the Makarajyothi.

published on : 15th January 2023
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