Sabarimala temple opens today; pilgrims protest at Erumeli

As the Lord Ayyappa temple is all set to open today evening for a monthly puja, a thick security cover is in place in and around Sabarimala, which had witnessed protests last month after the Supreme Court permitted women of menstrual age group to offer prayers at the shrine. Continue Reading

BJP to undertake Rath Yatra to save Sabarimala temple

The BJP in Kerala Sunday announced a ‘Rath Yatra’ to save the customs and traditions of Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, intensifying the agitation against the entry of all women into the shrine, a day after its Chief Amit Shah extended the party’s support to devotees. Continue Reading

Sabarimala stir an attempt to destroy Kerala’s unity: CM

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Monday criticised those agitating against his government’s move to implement the Supreme Court verdict on entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple, saying “deliberate” efforts were being made to destroy the state’s unity and secular fabric. Continue Reading