Will implement SC order on Sabarimala: Kerala CM Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Thursday said the State government would implement the Supreme Court order permitting entry of all women into the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala. Continue Reading

Sabarimala closes door; women devotees issue unresolved

In all, 19 review petitions are pending before it for hearing. The State’s Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran welcomed the TDB’s decision to approach the Supreme Court with a comprehensive report about the recent developments in Sabarimala. Continue Reading

Chief priest threatens to close Sabarimala Ayyappa temple

The two women were 500 metres from the 18 steps — the golden steps — that lead to the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine of Lord Ayyappa when they decided to turn back. On these steps sat about 20 priests today, chanting and clapping, ready to form a barrier if the women did make it through the last half km. The priests threatened to stop rituals and prayers and shut down the temple. Continue Reading