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First Woman To Enter Sabarimala, Dalit Activist Bindu Ammini Continues To Brave Social Backlash

Jan 09, 2022 Ashutosh Sharma

Following the intervention of the Supreme Court, the Dalit woman activist had defied a temple tradition in Kerala that banned the entry of women into the menstrual age group. But life has not been easy since.

Kerala Assembly Elections 2021: Development Narrative Takes Precedence Over Sabarimala In Lord Ayyappa’s Abode

Apr 03, 2021 Preetha Nair

Pandemic, livelihood, and development are uppermost in people’s minds as Sabarimala takes a back seat.


Covid Certificate Must For Devotees As Sabarimala Temple Opens For Makaravilakku Festival

Though the portals of the hill shrine were opened at 5.00 pm, devotees would be allowed to enter from Thursday morning only.

Sabarimala's Covid Count Rises To 299; Kerala Revises Health Guidelines

Dec 15, 2020 PTI

There was a 31% increase in Covid-19 cases in Pathanamthitta, the district where the temple is located


Kerala Police's Mass Cleanliness Drive Kickstarts In Sabarimala

A group of police personnel and volunteers cleansed the temple premises as part of an initiative to promote 'responsible and conscious pilgrimage'.

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16 November, 2020

Adhering To Covid-19 Protocols, Devotees Trek Sabarimala, Pray At Lord Ayyappa Temple

PTI

The 62-day-long pilgrimage at Kerala's Sabarimala opens with base camps for testing and other policies for its 85,000 devotees this year.


14 November, 2020

Sabarimala To Reopen On Sunday, Pilgrims Urged To Follow Strict Covid-19 Protocols

PTI

Each pilgrim, visiting the shrine, should carry a Covid-19 negative certificate, officials said.


11 November, 2020

Kerala Unveils Action Plan For Better Health Services For Sabarimala Pilgrims

PTI

Lord Ayyappa Temple opens on November 16 for two-month.annual season


17 October, 2020

Sabarimala Opening May Further Stress Healthcare System: Kerala Health Minister

Preetha Nair

Despite being in the grip of the pandemic, Kerala has opened the famous Sabarimala temple for devotees on Saturday, after being closed for seven months.


17 October, 2020

Sabarimala Temple Opens For Devotees After Over Six Months

PTI

This is the first time since March 25, when a nationwide lockdown was announced because of coronavirus pandemic, that pilgrims are being allowed to offer prayers at the hill shrine.


13 January, 2020

SC Won't Hear Sabarimala Review Pleas, Will Now Consider Issues Of Discrimination Against Women In Religions

PTI

The larger bench is supposed to examine the extent to which courts can inquire into particular religious practices.


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27 November, 2019

Will Move SC Against Kerala Govt For Denying Entry To Sabarimala: Activist Trupti Desai

Preetha Nair

On November 14, the apex court had referred the matter concerning the entry of women of all ages to the temple to a larger bench for consideration.


27 November, 2019

After Pepper Spray Attack On Fellow Activist, Trupti Desai Cancels Sabarimala Visit

Outlook Web Bureau

Trupti Desai had talks with several top police officials and all of them advised that it was not safe to travel to the temple town.


19 November, 2019

12-Year-Old Stopped On Way To Sabarimala, Family Proceeds Without Her

PTI

After those accompanying the child were informed about the current situation in Sabarimala, her father and other relatives proceeded to the temple, while she could not.


18 November, 2019

Sabarimala Redux: Marxists Caught Between Court, Ayyappa and Activists

Shastri Ramachandaran

From Ayyappa board members to the activists, from those courting trouble in Ayyapa’s name to the court, none is with the Left, no matter how it deals with the situation in this Sabarimala season.


16 November, 2019

Amid Tight Security, Doors Of Sabarimala Temple Open For 2-Month Long Pilgrimage Season

PTI

The police did not allow several women from Andhra Pradesh to go to the Sabarimala temple to pray.


16 November, 2019

Kerala Govt Non-committal On Women's Entry Into Sabarimala, 10 Andhra Women Sent Back

Outlook Web Bureau

The LDF government made its position clear that it would not make any effort to take women to the temple to pray.


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16 November, 2019

Sabarimala Temple Opens Today Amid Tight Security

PTI

Authorities are using caution anticipating repetition of last year' protests if women try to enter the shrine.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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