Devaswom Board says no pressure from Kerala govt to change Sabarimala stand, move to end discrimination based on 'biological attributes'
The Travancore Devaswom Board on Wednesday said its decision in the Supreme Court to back women's entry into the Ayyappa shrine at Sabariamala was not due to any pressure following the CPM-led LDF government's stand on the issue.
The 67-year-old actor said caution should be exercised when it came to matters of religion and related rituals.
Sabarimala temple LIVE updates: Opposition Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala has rejected TDB decision to file the affidavit in the Supreme Court.
Sabarimala row: Travancore Devaswom Board to file affidavit in SC, says it doesn't want temple to become protest site
Sabarimala has seen violent protests in the past few days as activists of Hindu fringe groups fought pitched battles with police, leaving many injured and bleeding.
Gender activist Trupti Desai hails Supreme Court's Sabarimala verdict, says she'll visit temple soon
Desai was speaking to a Malayalam TV channel in Mumbai.
Sabarimala verdict: Travancore Devaswom Board flip-flops on decision to provide special facilities for women at temple
The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which is the organisation that administers the iconic Sabarimala temple in Kerala, seems to not be able to decide whether or not it wants to comply with the Supreme Court's 28 September order which decrees that women of all ages be allowed access to the temple.
Sabarimala temple head priest Kandararu Rajeevaru will not meet Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan to discuss Supreme Court verdict
The representatives of Sabarimala temple's 'tantri' (chief priest) will not attend a conciliation meeting called by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to discuss the 28 September Supreme Court verdict.
Sabarimala verdict: Travancore Devaswom Board to discuss filling review petition next week, says not many women would visit shrine
Travancore Royal Family representative Sasikumara Verma said that the court had relied heavily on the argument that there was discrimination against women in the Sabarimala temple.
While the infrastructure damaged during floods in Sabarimala are not expected to be revived before the commencement of the annual pilgrimage season, SC verdict has left the government with the daunting task of creating additional facilities for women within 50 days
Kerala floods: Authorities advise devotees not to visit Sabarimala temple as Pampa river overflows due to heavy rains
Ayyappa devotees have been advised by authorities not to visit the Sabarimala shrine in the coming days as the Pampa river is overflowing due to heavy rains.
Sabarimala board makes age proof mandatory for women pilgrims: Board defends move 'to protect traditions' of shrine
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.