Sabarimala temple closes following the conclusion of the two-month-long Mandalam-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season
The Sabarimala temple had witnessed unprecedented protests by right wing outfits and BJP workers in 2019 after the CPM-led LDF government decided to implement the 28 September, 2018, Supreme Court order lifting the traditional ban on women and girls in menstrual age from offering prayers.
Sabarimala row: Supreme Court says 2018 verdict allowing all women entry into temple not 'final word'; matter referred to larger bench
In September 2018, a Constitution bench had, by a majority 4:1 verdict, allowed girls and women of all ages to visit the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala.
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Kerala BJP chief says Sabarimala protests proceeded according to its 'agenda,' puts party in a spot of bother
The claim was made by state BJP president PS Sreedharan Pillai while speaking at a closed-door meeting with workers of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM).
Pandalam royal family claims Sabarimala belongs to devotees and not TDB, says it will not compromise on customs
Speaking to reporters at Pandalam, royal family representative Sasikumar Varma rejected the Kerala governments' contention that the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) was the custodian of Sabarimala temple and said it was "wrong".
Sabarimala controversy: Travancore Devaswom Board won't file report on prevailing situation in Supreme Court
TDB member K P Sankara Das said the board would file a report about the prevailing situation in Sabarimala only if the apex court asked for it.
Sabarimala temple protests: CPI accuses BJP, RSS and Congress of indulging in 'double talk', playing 'dirty politics' over issue
CPI said both the BJP and the Congress were unnecessarily politicising the Sabarimala temple issue and exploiting the religious sentiments of the people.
Hartal imposed in Kerala after protests at Sabarimala temple, state prepares for potential violent encounters
Various Hindu outfits called for a hartal in Kerala in protest against the Supreme Court's decision to allow women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple.
Sabarimala temple updates: Hartal turns violent as Sangh Parivar, BJP workers reck 32 KSRTC buses, threaten motorists
Sabarimala temple updates: Right-wing groups as well as BJP workers posing as Sabarimala pilgrims threw stones at passers-by, police pickets, and private cars at Pathanamthitta, Mancheri in Malappuram district, Palakkad, and Sasthamkottai in Kerala's Kollam district. Government vehicles, public transport buses were also thrashed, including 32 KSRTC buses.
Sabarimala temple row: Ahead of annual pilgrimage season, Travancore Devaswom Board to meet stakeholders to quell protests
Amid continuing protests on the Sabarimala issue, The Travancore Devaswom Board, a temple body which manages the Lord Ayyappa shrine has invited various stakeholders for a meeting on 16 October
Sabarimala verdict protests: Hindu activists rally against Kerala govt; BJP activists show black flags to Devaswom minister
Rallies, marches and roadblocks in the past few days have marked the protests by Hindu outfits against the government's decision to implement the Supreme Court verdict, as the state government maintained that it would not go for a review.
Non-Brahmin priests hope for appointment in Kerala's Sabarimala shrine after Supreme Court lifts ban on entry of women
Despite the Supreme Court order on two occasions that eligibility for the priesthood should be knowledge of rites and traditions and not caste and clan, the Sabarimala shrine has failed to comply with the order so far.
'Not for SC to interfere in religious practices': Justice Indu Malhotra dissents against majority judgment in Sabarimala case
Justice Malhotra, the lone woman judge in the bench, passed a dissenting judgment and said that issues which have deep religious connotation should not be tinkered with.
Women's entry inside Sabarimala temple: Supreme Court says religious practices should conform to constitutional principles
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra referred to articles 25 and 26 (Freedom to practice religion) of the Constitution and said that a person can only be restrained on the grounds of "public health, public order and morality".
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.
A 31-year-old woman on Sunday made a vain attempt to enter the famous Lord Ayyappa Temple, where female devotees in the 10-50 years age group are not permitted.
The Kerala government on Monday said that the entry of Bhumata Brigade chief Trupti Desai will not be allowed in the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, even as the activist plans to lead 100 odd women to the famous hill shrine.