Following the intervention of the Supreme Court, the Dalit woman activist had defied a temple tradition in Kerala that banned the entry of women into the menstrual age group. But life has not been easy since.
Pandemic, livelihood, and development are uppermost in people’s minds as Sabarimala takes a back seat.
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Though the portals of the hill shrine were opened at 5.00 pm, devotees would be allowed to enter from Thursday morning only.
There was a 31% increase in Covid-19 cases in Pathanamthitta, the district where the temple is located
A group of police personnel and volunteers cleansed the temple premises as part of an initiative to promote 'responsible and conscious pilgrimage'.
The 62-day-long pilgrimage at Kerala's Sabarimala opens with base camps for testing and other policies for its 85,000 devotees this year.
Each pilgrim, visiting the shrine, should carry a Covid-19 negative certificate, officials said.
Lord Ayyappa Temple opens on November 16 for two-month.annual season
Despite being in the grip of the pandemic, Kerala has opened the famous Sabarimala temple for devotees on Saturday, after being closed for seven months.
This is the first time since March 25, when a nationwide lockdown was announced because of coronavirus pandemic, that pilgrims are being allowed to offer...
Indic religions, including Hinduism, privileged the male over the female in their quest for liberation. Sabarimala, its layered history steeped in inclusion,...
The larger bench is supposed to examine the extent to which courts can inquire into particular religious practices.
On November 14, the apex court had referred the matter concerning the entry of women of all ages to the temple to a larger bench for consideration.
Activists urge discretion but women's rights groups in Kerala are trying to facilitate requests to visit Sabarimala shrine from all over India
Trupti Desai had talks with several top police officials and all of them advised that it was not safe to travel to the temple town.
The Sabarimala verdict is a setback to the struggle against a dehumanising prohibition, writes professor Kalpana Kannabiran
After those accompanying the child were informed about the current situation in Sabarimala, her father and other relatives proceeded to the temple, while she...
From Ayyappa board members to the activists, from those courting trouble in Ayyapa’s name to the court, none is with the Left, no matter how it deals with...
The police did not allow several women from Andhra Pradesh to go to the Sabarimala temple to pray.
The LDF government made its position clear that it would not make any effort to take women to the temple to pray.
Authorities are using caution anticipating repetition of last year' protests if women try to enter the shrine.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi, reading the verdict on behalf of himself and Justices A M Khanwilkar and Indu Malhotra, said the larger bench will decide all such religious...
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The temple is being opened for the three-month-long annual pilgrimage on November 16.