Kerala cops say they are looking into reports of 2 women entering Ayyappa Temple

According to TV channels, the two women, Kanakadurga, 42, and Bindu, 44, also claimed that they had entered the holy shrine of Lord Ayyappa. They made efforts to enter the shrine in December but had to return due to protests. Continue Reading

Sabarimala: Fresh case against BJP leader Surendran

A day after being granted conditional bail in a case related to a protest at the Sabarimala temple, BJP general secretary K Surendran was Thursday booked in another case related to the agitation at the hill shrine. Continue Reading

Sabarimala Ayyappa temple chief priest threatens to shut doors

For the first time in the history of the temple, 15 women police personnel, all above 50 years of age, have been stationed at sannidhanam (sanctum sanctorum) in case women devotees of menstrual age decide to visit the temple. Continue Reading

Prohibitory orders at Nilakkal, Pamba from tomorrow

With the Lord Ayyappa shrine at Sabarimala all set to open for a day’s pooja on 5 November, prohibitory orders will come into force from tomorrow night till Tuesday at the foothills Pamba and other areas to prevent any untowards incidents, police said. Continue Reading

Rahul Easwar booked for remarks on Sabarimala issue

A case was registered against Easwar, who belongs to the Thazhamon family of Sabarimala tantris (priests), on the basis of a complaint filed by a Thiruvananthapuram native. He has been charged under IPC Section 153. Continue Reading

Traditions should be preserved at Sabarimala: Heggade

Traditions and practices governing religious places, including Sabarimala, should be preserved for all times, Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari (hereditary administrator) D Veerendra Heggade said Tuesday. Continue Reading