Sabarimala Temple

  • Railways asks devotees to not take bath in coaches December 11, 2012

    Coimbatore: Southern Railways on Tuesday joined issue with a section of Lord Ayyappa devotees, who protested over water shortage at the Erode Station, and said the allegation of water shortage and stoppage of trains arose only during the Sabarimala season. In a release, Salem Division PRO GV Venkatesan said even though...
  • Sabarimala case: HC lets off actress Jayamala July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Kerala High Court on Friday quashed all charges against Kannada actress Jayamala and astrologer Unnikrishnan in the 2006 Sabrimala case. Jayamala was accused of touching the Sabarimala deity, in violation of temple traditions and offending religious sentiments. The court ruled that the charges were legally invalid. ...
  • Fun and fervour mark Vishu in Kerala April 14, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Devout Hindus here on Saturday heralded Vishu, the Kerala new year, with traditional cultural fervour with people visiting temples in the morning. Crowds gathered at the famed Sabarimala, Guruvayoor, Sree Padmanabha Swamy temples since early morning. The most important event of the day starts with the 'Vishukani darshan' ,...
  • A season of snakes and pickpockets at Sabarimala January 9, 2012

    Sabarimala: Last year, this place suffered a terrible tragedy when 102 people died in a stampede. But pilgrims are still thronging the Sabarimala temple, the revered Hindu shrine situated in the Western Ghats in central Kerala. What is more, the temple these days is experiencing an excess of everything ...
  • Sabarimala pilgrimage begins in Kerala November 17, 2011

    Sabarimala: The Sabarimala pilgrimage in Kerala, during which over 100 pilgrims were killed in a stampede early this year, began early on Thursday morning as the sanctum sanctorum of the famed temple here was opened. At 3 a.m. sharp on the first day of Malayalam month Vrishickam, temple melshanthi N....
  • Sabarimala: Kerala to rather be safe than sorry November 15, 2011

    Sabarimala: Haunted by last season's tragedy which left over 100 pilgrims dead in a stampede, a cautious Kerala government has come up with a new footpath, a bridge and a slew of measures to decongest the route leading to the Sabarimala temple this year. The twomonthlong festival season is set...
  • Sabarimala tragedy: Death toll crosses 100 January 15, 2011

    Vandiperiyar (Kerala): In a major tragedy in Kerala's Idukki district over 100 pilgrims died and 50 others injured, seven of them seriously, in a stampede that occurred at Uppupara near Vandiperiyar on Friday evening. The accident occurred near at 8.30 PM on Friday evening. Sabarimala spokesperson Rahul Easwar said that 109...
  • Accident near Sabarimala, 100 feared dead January 15, 2011

    New Delhi: At least 100 pilgrims are feared dead after a bus carrying pilgrims overturned and fell into a ditch near Sabarimala temple on Friday night. The accident happened 100 km away from sabarimala at around 8.45 PM on Friday night when a bus carrying pilgrims returning from the temple fell...
  • Actress Jayamala charged in Sabarimala case December 14, 2010

    Thiruvananthapuram: Thiruvananthapuram: A chargesheet has been filed against Kannada actress Jayamala for entering and touching the idol of Lord Ayyappa at the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. The chargesheet was filed in the first class judicial magistrate court at Ranni in Pathanamthitta district on Tuesday morning. The 50yearold Jayamala is accused number...
  • 11 pilgrims to Sabarimala killed as truck overturns January 13, 2010

    Erumely, (Kerala): Eleven pilgrims headed to Kerala's famed Sabarimala temple from Andhra Pradesh were killed when the truck they were travelling in fell into a gorge in Pathanamthitta district late on Tuesday, officials said. According to witnesses, the accident occurred around 7 pm when the truck overturned and hurtled down...
  • Sabarimala a Buddhist shrine? Govt thinks so February 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The Kerala Government has cited scholars to suggest that Sabarimala was once a Buddhist shrine where rituals followed were synonymous with the 'Saranathrayam' of Buddhist disciples. In its affidavit to the Supreme Court, the state government said, "Some scholars of ancient Kerala history say that the Sabarimala Sastha Prathishta...