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Tag: Sabarimala Temple

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Suggest Steps To Protect Sabarimala Temple Ornaments: SC To Kerala

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Kerala government to suggest steps to protect the sacred ornaments kept at the famed Sabarimala temple. The observation from the apex court came after it noted the dispute between two factions in the Pandalam royal family, which is the custodian of the sacred ornaments of Sabarimala […]

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SC To Close Hearing In 10 Days On Religious Biases Against Women

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the nine-judge Bench would wrap arguments within 10 days in the matter connected with discrimination against women at religious places in various religions, including Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple. A Bench, headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant, said only legal questions […]

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Ayyappa Temple Opens, 10 Women Sent Back By Police

Sabarimala: Amid tight security, thousands of devotees offered prayers at the Lord Ayyappa temple when it opened for the annual Mandala-Makaravilakku puja on Saturday, though police said 10 women were sent back from Pamba base as they were in the “barred” age group. The temple has reopened just days after a five-judge bench of the […]

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3 Andhra women not allowed Sabarimala darshan

Sabarimala: The Kerala police on Saturday did not allow three women, who were part of a group, to go to the Sabarimala temple to pray after checking the identity cards of the women. The temple tradition disallows women in the age group of 10 to 50 years to enter the temple precinct. The two-month-long Sabarimala temple […]

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SC Refers Women's Entry To Sabarimala Temple, Various Religious Issues To Larger Bench

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: The entry of women of all ages to the Sabarimala temple in Kerala will continue with the Supreme Court on Thursday deciding to set up a larger bench to reexamine religious issues including those arising out of its earlier verdict that lifted a centuries-old ban on women of menstruating age visiting the hilltop […]

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SC To Deliver Verdict On Sabarimala Temple On Thursday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Thursday pronounce judgement on the review petitions filed on the entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in February concluded the arguments and reserved the judgement on the batch of petitions seeking review of […]

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Sabarimala temple to open on March 11 for 10 day festival

Thiruvananthapuram: The Sabarimala temple will open for the annual temple festival for 10 days, starting from March 11. A release issued by the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which administers the shrine, said that head priest Kandararu Rajeevaru would preside over the temple opening ceremony. The festival will end on March 21. The temple will also […]

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Sabarimala temple opens for 5 days amidst tight security

Sabarimala (Kerala): Even as the Supreme Court is looking into numerous review petitions on its September 28 verdict on entry of women into Sabarimala temple, the temple opened amidst tight security at 5 p.m on Tuesday for the five-day-long Kumba pooja functions. Speaking to the media, the chief priest of the Sabarimala temple, V.N. Vasudevan […]

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Sabarimala tantri gets 15 days more to explain purification rituals

Thiruvananthapuram: Sabarimala temple custodian, the Travancore Devasom Board (TDB), on Monday extended time to Tantri Kantararu Rajeeveru to explain why a “purification” ritual was conducted following the visit of two women devotees to the Lord Ayyappa shrine just after New Year, said a board official. “Till Sunday he was at Sabarimala. Now that he is […]

Dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Kerala over Sabarimala row

Thiruvananthapuram: A dawn-to-dusk Kerala shutdown call, given by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi (SKS) to protest against the visit of two women to the Sabarimala temple on Wednesday, evoked a mixed response in the state on Thursday. The SKS said the shutdown was intended to oppose the role of the Kerala government which apparently facilitated the […]

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Prohibitory orders at Sabarimala extended

Sabarimala: With the Sabarimala temple opening on Sunday for the popular ‘Makaravilakku’ season, the administration has extended the prohibitory orders till January 5, an official said. The first phase of the current season opened on November 15 and closed on December 27. The season is referred to as ‘mandala pooja’. The temple town in Kerala […]

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11 women prepare for Sabarimala darshan amid protests

Sabarimala: With the annual Mandala Puja just days away, protests again broke out in the temple town here in Kerala on Sunday as 11 women from the hitherto banned age group of 10 to 50 years, reached Pamba, to trek uphill and pay obeisance at the Lord Ayyappa shrine. The women from Tamil Nadu are […]

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Transgenders allowed to pray at Sabarimala temple

Thiruvananthapuram: Four transgenders, who were denied permission to visit the Sabarimala temple a day ago, on Monday got the sanction to pray at the temple, said one of them. Speaking to the media on Monday evening, Ananya said they approached a Kerala High Court-appointed top police official here in the morning and insisted that they […]

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Kerala Assembly disrupted over Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram: With the Kerala government extending prohibitory orders in Sabarimala until Wednesday, the Congress-led UDF on Monday disrupted Assembly proceedings for the sixth consecutive day. While Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers took to the streets across the state, the party has called for a Thiruvananthapuram shutdown on Tuesday to protest so-called “police high-handedness”. Both the […]

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72 pilgrims arrested in Sabarimala last week get bail

Pathanamthitta (Kerala): Seventy two pilgrims, who were arrested last week near the Sabarimala temple for defying prohibitory orders, got bail here on Wednesday. While 69 of them were arrested on Sunday night from the temple premises, State BJP General Secretary K. Surendran and two others were arrested on Saturday night. The Pathanamthitta Munsif court granted […]

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Number of Sabarimala pilgrims falls as police tighten rules

Sabarimala: Compared to previous years, there has been a fall in the number of pilgrims who are arriving at the famed Sabarimala temple ever since the shrine opened on November 16 for the two-month pilgrimage season. In the past, the average daily number of pilgrims that visited the shrine during the season was around a […]

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Kerala protests as 72 Sabarimala pilgrims arrested

Sabarimala: Over 70 pilgrims have been arrested since late last night from Sabarimala temple after they failed to comply to prohibitory orders leading to protests here and across Kerala, police said on Monday. While angry Hindu acitivists took to streets, raised slogans and held prayer sessions in front of police stations across the state, Union […]

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Sabarimala: Hartal called in Kerala after Hindu woman leader's arrest

Kochi: Rightwing Hindu outfits have called for a dawn to dusk hartal in Kerala Saturday in protest against arrest of a senior Sangh Parivar leader who was on the pilgrimage to Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple. VHP state president S J R Kumar alleged that Hindu Aikyavedi state President K P Sasikala was arrested by police […]

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Protests in Sabarimala not acceptable: Kerala HC

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday turned down a bail plea by a man arrested last month, saying protests against the entry of women to the Sabarimala temple were unacceptable. “The protests at Sabarimala are not acceptable as it is against the verdict of the Supreme Court,” a High Court bench said, rejecting the […]

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We will be with devotees when Sabarimala temple opens: BJP

Thiruvananthapuram: The BJP will continue to stand by devotees opposed to the entry of all women to the Sabarimala temple, Kerala BJP President P.S. Sreedharan Pillai said on Sunday. Pillai also announced a series of protests to ensure that Sabarimala’s uniqueness — keeping away women in the age group of 10 to 50 — was […]

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Over 3,345 Sabarimala protesters arrested

Thiruvananthapuram: Over 3,345 protesters who prevented women from entering the Sabarimala temple, have been arrested while 517 cases have been registered at various police stations across Kerala, authorities said on Sunday. On Sunday morning, Sabarimala tantri family member and activist Rahul Eashwar was arrested in Kochi taking the total number of arrests since October 26 […]

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Sabarimala verdict supporter's ashram attacked in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: An ashram run by a supporter of the Supreme Court’s Sabarimala verdict came under attack early on Saturday here, Kerala Police said, and announced a probe by a special team. While Swami Sandeepananda Giri accused the BJP-RSS combine for the attack, a Sabarimala tantri family member said the monk himself set his property ablaze […]

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SC to decide tomorrow date for hearing review petitions on Sabarimala verdict

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday said it would decide tomorrow as to when the petitions, seeking review of its Sabarimala verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the temple, will be listed for hearing. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul considered the submissions of lawyer […]

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Sabarimala board to submit report to Supreme Court

Sabarimala/Thiruvananthapuram: The custodian of the Sabarimala temple, Travancore Devasom Board (TDB), has decided to submit a detailed report about the happenings in and around the temple both to the Supreme Court and the Kerala High Court. A. Padmakumar, TDB president, said in the state capital that the board would soon approach their legal counsel for […]

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Women skip Sabarimala temple after huge protests

Sabarimala: Huge protests by hundreds of devotees at the entrance of Sabarimala temple forced the Kerala Police accompanying two women on Friday to call off their journey towards the Lord Ayyappa shrine. At 10.50 a.m., Kavita, the Hyderabad-based journalist and her four member crew along with another woman devotee Rehna Fathima from Kochi, began their […]

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100 policemen accompany 2 women to Sabarimala

Sabarimala: At least 100 policemen were accompanying two women, a journalist and a devotee, towards the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala on Friday amidst protests. Kavita, the Hyderabad-based journalist and her four member crew along with the other woman devotee from Kochi were surrounded by 80 policemen while the rest 20 were walking ahead of […]

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Kerala shutdown over Sabarimala near total

Thiruvananthapuram: The state-wide shutdown called by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi on Thursday saw huge response with near total effect while just a few private vehicles moving on road. The dawn to dusk shutdown backed by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance was called against Wednesday’s police attack on protesters who were opposing the entry […]

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Republic TV's Journalist Attacked By Mob In Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram: Republic TV’s South Bureau Chief Pooja Prasanna her vehicle and crew were surrounded by an over 100-strong mob of men, some of whom were masked, at Nilakkal enroute Sabarimala, where the famed Sabarimala Temple is on Wednesday set to open its doors to all women devotees for the first time. Visuals of the attack […]

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Sabarimala protesters force Andhra woman to back down

Sabarimala: Strong protests by Sabarimala traditionalists on Wednesday forced a 40-year-old Andhra woman and her family to abandon their trip to the Lord Ayyappa temple. Madhavi accompanied by her parents and children began their Pamba climb on the Swami Ayyapan road leading to the hilltop temple hours ahead of its opening for the monthly puja […]

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None will be stopped from going to Sabarimala: Police chief

Nilackal: Kerala Police chief Loknath Behra on Wednesday said no one will be stopped from going to Sabarimala as the chief priest of the Lord Ayyappa temple announced that women from the royal and tantri families will take part in the prayers. “There is a very strong police presence in and around Sabarimala,” Behra told […]

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BJP gives 24 hours to Kerala government to resolve Sabarimala row

Thiruvananthapuram: With the Sabarimala Hindu temple set to open on Wednesday for monthly puja, Kerala BJP President P.S. Sreedharan Pillai warned the Left government to resolve the issue of women visitors or face “severe consequences”. The BJP, RSS, Congress and Hindu groups are up in arms against a September 28 Supreme Court ruling lifting the […]

Plea in SC seeks review of Sabarimala judgement

New Delhi: A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking review of the Constitution bench judgement which lifted the ban on entry of women into the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala. The plea, filed by Shylaja Vijayan, president of National Ayyappa Devotees Association, said the September 28 judgment which had allowed entry of women […]

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SC refers Sabarimala temple's ban on women to Constitution Bench

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday referred to a Constitution Bench the question whether a ban on the entry of women in the age group 10-50 years in Kerala’s Sabarimala temple was discriminatory and violative of the Right to Equality under Article 14. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R. Banumathi and […]

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