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First Woman To Enter Sabarimala, Dalit Activist Bindu Ammini Continues To Brave Social Backlash

First Woman To Enter Sabarimala, Dalit Activist Bindu Ammini Continues To Brave Social Backlash

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.

09 January 2022
Kerala Assembly Elections 2021: Development Narrative Takes Precedence Over Sabarimala In Lord Ayyappa’s Abode

Kerala Assembly Elections 2021: Development Narrative Takes Precedence Over Sabarimala In Lord Ayyappa’s Abode

Pandemic, livelihood, and development are uppermost in people’s minds as Sabarimala takes a back seat.

03 April 2021

Hand Stand On Temple Hill

Congress plays Hindu card, proposing a law to punish ­those who violate the Lord Ayyappa temple’s ‘age-old traditions’

Covid Certificate Must For Devotees As Sabarimala Temple Opens For Makaravilakku Festival

Covid Certificate Must For Devotees As Sabarimala Temple Opens For Makaravilakku Festival

Though the portals of the hill shrine were opened at 5.00 pm, devotees would be allowed to enter from Thursday morning only.

30 December 2020

Sabarimala's Covid Count Rises To 299; Kerala Revises Health Guidelines

There was a 31% increase in Covid-19 cases in Pathanamthitta, the district where the temple is located

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17 November 2020
Kerala Police's Mass Cleanliness Drive Kickstarts In Sabarimala

Kerala Police's Mass Cleanliness Drive Kickstarts In Sabarimala

A group of police personnel and volunteers cleansed the temple premises as part of an initiative to promote 'responsible and conscious pilgrimage'.


16 November 2020
Adhering To Covid-19 Protocols, Devotees Trek Sabarimala, Pray At Lord Ayyappa Temple

Adhering To Covid-19 Protocols, Devotees Trek Sabarimala, Pray At Lord Ayyappa Temple

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.


14 November 2020
Sabarimala To Reopen On Sunday, Pilgrims Urged To Follow Strict Covid-19 Protocols

Sabarimala To Reopen On Sunday, Pilgrims Urged To Follow Strict Covid-19 Protocols

Each pilgrim, visiting the shrine, should carry a Covid-19 negative certificate, officials said.


11 November 2020
Kerala Unveils Action Plan For Better Health Services For Sabarimala Pilgrims

Kerala Unveils Action Plan For Better Health Services For Sabarimala Pilgrims

Lord Ayyappa Temple opens on November 16 for two-month.annual season


17 October 2020
Sabarimala Opening May Further Stress Healthcare System: Kerala Health Minister

Sabarimala Opening May Further Stress Healthcare System: Kerala Health Minister

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.


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17 October 2020
Sabarimala Temple Opens For Devotees After Over Six Months

Sabarimala Temple Opens For Devotees After Over Six 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...


28 February 2020
Vavar, Mahishi, And The Trail Of Blood

Vavar, Mahishi, And The Trail Of Blood

Indic religions, including Hinduism, privileged the male over the female in their quest for liberation. Sabarimala, its layered history steeped in inclusion,...


13 January 2020
SC Won't Hear Sabarimala Review Pleas, Will Now Consider Issues Of Discrimination Against Women In Religions

SC Won't Hear Sabarimala Review Pleas, Will Now Consider Issues Of Discrimination Against Women In Religions

The larger bench is supposed to examine the extent to which courts can inquire into particular religious practices.


27 November 2019
Will Move SC Against Kerala Govt For Denying Entry To Sabarimala: Activist Trupti Desai

Will Move SC Against Kerala Govt For Denying Entry To Sabarimala: Activist Trupti Desai

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.


29 November 2019
Kerala Flip-Flop On Menstruating Women Visiting Sabarimala Leaves Activists Fuming

Kerala Flip-Flop On Menstruating Women Visiting Sabarimala Leaves Activists Fuming

Activists urge discretion but women's rights groups in Kerala are trying to facilitate requests to visit Sabarimala shrine from all over India


27 November 2019
After Pepper Spray Attack On Fellow Activist, Trupti Desai Cancels Sabarimala Visit

After Pepper Spray Attack On Fellow Activist, Trupti Desai Cancels Sabarimala Visit

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.


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22 November 2019
OPINION | 'Judicial Opacity On Women's Entry In Sabarimala Is Troubling'

OPINION | 'Judicial Opacity On Women's Entry In Sabarimala Is Troubling'

The Sabarimala verdict is a setback to the struggle against a dehumanising prohibition, writes professor Kalpana Kannabiran


19 November 2019
12-Year-Old Stopped On Way To Sabarimala, Family Proceeds Without Her

12-Year-Old Stopped On Way To Sabarimala, Family Proceeds Without Her

After those accompanying the child were informed about the current situation in Sabarimala, her father and other relatives proceeded to the temple, while she...


18 November 2019
Sabarimala Redux: Marxists Caught Between Court, Ayyappa and Activists

Sabarimala Redux: Marxists Caught Between Court, Ayyappa and Activists

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...


16 November 2019
Amid Tight Security, Doors Of Sabarimala Temple Open For 2-Month Long Pilgrimage Season

Amid Tight Security, Doors Of Sabarimala Temple Open For 2-Month Long Pilgrimage Season

The police did not allow several women from Andhra Pradesh to go to the Sabarimala temple to pray.


16 November 2019
Kerala Govt Non-committal On Women's Entry Into Sabarimala, 10 Andhra Women Sent Back

Kerala Govt Non-committal On Women's Entry Into Sabarimala, 10 Andhra Women Sent Back

The LDF government made its position clear that it would not make any effort to take women to the temple to pray.


16 November 2019
Sabarimala Temple Opens Today Amid Tight Security

Sabarimala Temple Opens Today Amid Tight Security

Authorities are using caution anticipating repetition of last year' protests if women try to enter the shrine.


14 November 2019
Sabarimala: SC Refers Issue Of Women Entry Into Temple To Larger Bench

Sabarimala: SC Refers Issue Of Women Entry Into Temple To Larger Bench

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...


14 November 2019
Supreme Court Dismisses Review Petitions Seeking Probe Into Rafale Fighter Jet Deal

Supreme Court Dismisses Review Petitions Seeking Probe Into Rafale Fighter Jet Deal

The Supreme court delivered judgments on Sabarimala issue, Rafale deal and criminal contempt filed against Rahul Gandhi. Catch all the highlights here


14 November 2019
Sabarimala Verdict: A Timeline Of Temple Entry Issue

Sabarimala Verdict: A Timeline Of Temple Entry Issue

The temple is being opened for the three-month-long annual pilgrimage on November 16.


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