Non Hindus

  • Non-Hindus to sign faith form to enter Tirupati July 27, 2012

    Tirumala: From now on, non-Hindus will not be allowed into the Tirumala temple without furnishing a declaration affirming their faith in Lord Venkateswara. The declaration register, which was earlier kept in the Vaikuntam queue complex, will now be made available in other places like the JEO camp office, Peshkar Office...
  • Elephant King: A 2-year-old rules prime time TV October 24, 2008

    Thrissur/Thiruvananthapuram: A two-year-old is making an entire film crew dance to its whims and fancies in Kerala's jungles adjoining Thrissur and Thiruvananthapuram. He is a baby elephant and he is on an acting assignment. Little Mahadevan plays Guruvayoor Kesavan, the most famous temple elephants of Kerala. But Mahadevan is a very...
  • Guruvayur priest bars non-Hindus June 15, 2007

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Head Priest of the Guruvayur Temple in Kerala has said that non-Hindus cannot enter the temple. Priests and religious heads had met in Thrissur on Thursday to discuss who can be allowed inside the temple after the recent controversy around the purification ceremony conducted in the Guruvayur Temple following...
  • Temple controversy: Debate still on June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The meeting of Keralas thantris (high priests) of temples in Thrissur to decide on the entry of non-Hindus has ended inconclusively. A majority of the thantris are still believed to be against the idea, but have promised to continue the debate. What was interesting was the fact that...
  • Priests unsure over non-Hindu issue May 29, 2007

    Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala): To let in, or not to let in - that was the question troubling the thantris head priests of major temples in Kerala, when they met in Guruvayoor to discuss the entry of non-Hindus into temples. The meeting was called in light of a row sparked off by...