Hit by van: Ayyappa devotee loses life

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Kundapur: A Maruti Omni van claimed the life of a Ayyappa devotee in an accident that took place between the van and the pedestrian at Trasi beach in the taluk on Friday morning November 16th. The deceased is identified as Ganesh Kotwal (48), residing near Mahakali Math at Gangolli. He is survived by wife and […]

Sabarimala temple open again, will close Tuesday at 10 PM

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Sabarimala : Fifteen policewomen have been posted for security at the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala, for the first time in its history. Their main qualification for this job is that all are 50 and above, compliant with the temple’s ban on women of a menstrual age or between 10 and 50 years. Many of the […]

Now age proof required to offer worship in Sabarimala

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Kerala: An authentic age proof document is now a must for women visiting the famed Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala in Kerala, where the entry of female devotees in the age group of 10-50 is banned. The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which manages the shrine, has decided to make the age proof mandatory during the […]

Sabarimala temple introduces ‘e-hundi’ to receive offerings

Thursday, November 24th, 2016
Sabarimala temple

Thiruvananthapuram: To tide over the cash crunch in the wake of demonetization, the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala, where lakhs of devotees converge during the pilgrimage season which began on November 16, has introduced “e-hundi” for electronic transfer of offerings. Lakhs of devotees from across the country worship at the temple during the three-month-long Mandalam […]

Record offerings of Rs. 114 crores at Sabarimalai temple

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Sabarimalai: The Travancore Devaswom Committee in Thiruvananthapuram in a release on Tuesday, revealed that the Sabarimalai Temple Trust had collected a record income of Rs. 114 crores so far, for the Mandalam Makaravilakku season of religious activities, from devotees thronging the hills In lakhs to meet Lord Ayyappa, after a bath in Pampa river and […]

Sabarimala: Seven-hour queue for darsan

Monday, December 12th, 2011
Sabarimala: Seven-hour queue for darsan

Sabarimala:  Thousands of pilgrims underwent severe hardships, waiting in long queues for about seven to eight hours, on the trekking path for the darsan of Lord Ayyappa on Saturday. The pilgrims, majority of them belonging to Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, were forced to remain in jampacked queues which extended up to Marakoottam. When […]

Movement of devotees to be restricted

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Sabarimala  : The movement of Ayyappa devotees will be restricted during Mandala Makaravilakku day at Sabarimala, the abode of Lord Ayyappa. Official sources said the devotees will be stopped at Pampa from moving to Sabarimala on Makaravilakku day evening to reduce rush. The precautionary steps would help avoid the rush in front of Malikappuram Temple. […]

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