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Sabarimala temple reopens; only 250 people allowed per day, COVID-19 test mandatory for entry
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Sabarimala temple reopens; only 250 people allowed per day, COVID-19 test mandatory for entry

The hill shrine, dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, opened for the monthly puja on Friday evening after staying closed for over six months due to the coronavirus lockdown

Sabarimala temple closes following the conclusion of the two-month-long Mandalam-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season
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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.

76-year-old Sabarimala devotee from Mumbai dies of heart attack while returning from Lord Ayyappa temple
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76-year-old Sabarimala devotee from Mumbai dies of heart attack while returning from Lord Ayyappa temple

The deceased, MV Balan, from Chembur was being taken back from the Sabarimala shrine on a 'dolly' when he complained of chest pain

Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala receives Rs 3.30 crore in donations on opening day; over 70,000 devotees offered prayers since 16 Nov
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Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala receives Rs 3.30 crore in donations on opening day; over 70,000 devotees offered prayers since 16 Nov

The Lord Ayyappa temple received over Rs 3.30 crore as revenue on the first day when it opened on Saturday as compared to the Rs 2.04 crore last season

Sabarimala temple opens on second day of annual Mandala Pooja; 10 women told to return from Pamba after Kerala govt refuses to provide police protection
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Sabarimala temple opens on second day of annual Mandala Pooja; 10 women told to return from Pamba after Kerala govt refuses to provide police protection

The Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala opened on the second day of the annual Mandala Pooja on Sunday, days after the Supreme Court deferred a verdict on a petition seeking review of its judgment allowing the entry of women into the shrine

Ferocity of Sabarimala protests proves Hinduism is taking on Abrahamic characteristics to tackle external threats
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Ferocity of Sabarimala protests proves Hinduism is taking on Abrahamic characteristics to tackle external threats

The issue of entry of menstruating women into the Sabarimala temple should never have been the cause for a debate on the touchstone of one-size-fits-all feminism.

Devaswom Board says no pressure from Kerala govt to change Sabarimala stand, move to end discrimination based on 'biological attributes'
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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.

Kerala woman shunned by husband, in-laws for entering Sabarimala temple returns home after local court order
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Kerala woman shunned by husband, in-laws for entering Sabarimala temple returns home after local court order

Armed with a local court order, the woman whose in-laws had thrown her out for entering the Sabarimala Temple returned to her husband's home in Kerala

Only two women of menstural age entered Sabarimala temple since 28 Sep SC verdict, Kerala minister tells Assembly
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Only two women of menstural age entered Sabarimala temple since 28 Sep SC verdict, Kerala minister tells Assembly

The Kerala government said only two women of menstrual age had visited the Sabarimala temple after a Supreme Court judgement removed the bar on their entry

Sabarimala annual pilgrimage ends: Not Lord Ayyappa's celibacy, but Supreme Court's verdict made headlines
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Sabarimala annual pilgrimage ends: Not Lord Ayyappa's celibacy, but Supreme Court's verdict made headlines

Respondents had earlier argued that the practice of not allowing women of menstruating age to enter the temple is based on the celibate nature of Lord Ayyappa

Sabarimala temple closes after annual pilgrimage season as political war continues; BJP ends hunger strike
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Sabarimala temple closes after annual pilgrimage season as political war continues; BJP ends hunger strike

As the Sabarimala temple closed, the opposition BJP ended its 49-day-long relay hunger strike staged in front of the Secretariat, the administrative hub in Thiruvananthapuram, demanding the lifting of prohibitory orders and restrictions at Sabarimala, which the LDF government rejected.

Sabarimala row: Kerala government gives SC a list of 51 women who entered shrine since ban was lifted
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Sabarimala row: Kerala government gives SC a list of 51 women who entered shrine since ban was lifted

The Kerala government submitted a list to the Supreme Court containing the names of as many as 51 women between the ages of 10 and 50 who have allegedly entered the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala since the Supreme Court verdict lifted the ban on the entry of women of menstruating age into the shrine.

Supreme Court tells Kerala govt to provide 'adequate security' to two women who entered Sabarimala
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Supreme Court tells Kerala govt to provide 'adequate security' to two women who entered Sabarimala

Senior Advocate Indira Jaisingh submitted that Bindu Ammini and Kanaka Durga were living under constant fear after their trip to Sabarimala, and they needed police protection and security from the agitated mob who protest their temple entry.

Sabarimala row: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea of two women seeking 24x7 security after they entered temple
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Sabarimala row: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea of two women seeking 24x7 security after they entered temple

The petition in the Supreme Court seeks 24x7 security for the two women who entered the Sabarimala temple in Kerala and also to deal with protesters indulging in acts of violence, physical and/or verbal on social media or otherwise against them in accordance with the law.

Sabarimala standoff: Devotees protest after two women attempt to enter Lord Ayyappa temple
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Sabarimala standoff: Devotees protest after two women attempt to enter Lord Ayyappa temple

The Sabarimala shrine has emerged as a burning issue the Supreme Court ruled in September, 2018 that women of menstruating age could enter.

Sabarimala row: Mother-in-law's attack on Kanaka Durga shows how orthodoxy is still ingrained among Kerala Hindus
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Sabarimala row: Mother-in-law's attack on Kanaka Durga shows how orthodoxy is still ingrained among Kerala Hindus

Kanaka Durga, who returned to her husband’s house at Angadipuram in Malappuram district on Tuesday (15 January), was reportedly hit on her head by her mother-in-law.

Kanakadurga, one of two women who entered Sabarimala, attacked by mother-in-law; 39-year-old admitted in Kerala hospital with head injury
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Kanakadurga, one of two women who entered Sabarimala, attacked by mother-in-law; 39-year-old admitted in Kerala hospital with head injury

Kanakadurga, along with Bindu Ammini, had entered the Sabarimala temple in Kerala on 2 January after a landmark verdict by the Supreme Court made it possible for women between 10 and 50 years to enter the shrine.

Hindu outfit tries to send women to Sabarimala-linked mosque citing SC verdict; Kerala Police detains members
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Hindu outfit tries to send women to Sabarimala-linked mosque citing SC verdict; Kerala Police detains members

Six people, including three women from Tamil Nadu, who wanted to visit the famed Vavar mosque near the Sabarimala temple, have been arrested on charges of trying to create animosity between religious groups and intention to trespass, police said Tuesday.

Sabarimala priest who performed 'purification' ritual a 'Brahmin monster', symbol of the caste devil, says Kerala minister
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Sabarimala priest who performed 'purification' ritual a 'Brahmin monster', symbol of the caste devil, says Kerala minister

Two women, Kanakadurga, 44, and Bindu, 42, entered the Sabarimala temple and offered prayers on Wednesday, breaking a centuries-old tradition. Following this, the tantri, Kandaru Rajeevaru, closed the sanctum sanctorum to perform the 'purification' ceremony.

Sabarimala row lands Congress in trouble in Kerala as 'BJP vs CPM' contest emerges from political polarisation
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Sabarimala row lands Congress in trouble in Kerala as 'BJP vs CPM' contest emerges from political polarisation

While Kerala’s civil society as a whole stood together against the violence, the Congress has yet again failed to take a stand that’s different from that of the BJP.