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Temple dedicated to Ayyappan in the Pathanamthitta District of Kerala, India

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Sabarimala: Temple dedicated to Ayyappan in the Pathanamthitta District of Kerala, India
The Śabarimala Temple is a temple complex located at Sabarimala inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Perinad Village, Pathanamthitta district, Kerala, India. It is one of the largest annual pilgrimage sites in the world with an estimate of over 40 to 50 million devotees visiting every year. The temple is dedicated to a Hindu celibate deity Ayyappan also known as Dharma Shasta, who according to belief is the son of Shiva and Mohini, the feminine incarnation of Vishnu. The traditions of Sabarimala are a confluence of Shaivism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism, and other Śramaṇa traditions.

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Kartik Purnima 2020: Ayodhya, Varanasi, Sabarimala Temple glow on the eve [Video]

Kartik Purnima 2020: Ayodhya, Varanasi, Sabarimala Temple glow on the eve

As many as 51,000 earthen lamps were lit in Ayodhya marking the eve of Kartik Purnima. The lamps were illuminated at Ram Ki Paidi on the banks of River Saryu. Sabarimala Temple in Kerala was decorated..

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Earthen lamps lit at Kerala's Sabarimala on 'Karthigai Deepam' [Video]

Earthen lamps lit at Kerala's Sabarimala on 'Karthigai Deepam'

Earthen lamps have been lit at Kerala's Sabarimala on the occasion of 'Karthigai Deepam' on November 29. Like Diwali, Karthigai Deepam is a festival of lights. Meanwhile, 'Mahadeepam' was also lit atop..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:40Published
Devotees reach Sabarimala to offer prayers to Lord Ayappa [Video]

Devotees reach Sabarimala to offer prayers to Lord Ayappa

The annual Sabarimala pilgrimage season is underway. Sabarimala devotees reached Sannidhanam to offer prayers to Lord Ayappa during Mandala Pooja. Only a few devotees participated in the pilgrimage..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:14Published

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Ayodhya, Sabarimala, Varanasi glow on eve of Kartik Purnima

Kartik Purnima is also celebrated as Dev Deepawali and marks the fifteenth lunar day of the Hindu month of Kartik.
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Thirty-nine Covid positive cases so far in Sabarimala

As many as 39 people including pilgrims, police personnel and temple employees, have tested positive for coronavirus in Sabarimala so far since the Lord Ayyappa temple here was openedfor the annual..
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Elaborate precautionary measures in Sabarimala in view of Covid-19

With only one day left for the opening of Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple for the annual Mandalam-Makaravilakku season, the Kerala government said elaborate arrangements have been made to ensure that no..
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Kerala: Sabarimala temple to open for 5-day monthly ritual today, know guidelines before visiting

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that it will be mandatory to carry the COVID-19 negative certificate to visit the Sabarimala shrine.
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Security arrangements completed at Sabarimala; temple to open for monthly 5-day pooja on October 16


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When Sabarimala broke tradition to perform a musical Puja for SP Balasubrahmanyam

Balasubrahmanyam's 2015 visit to the temple to receive the award is said to be his maiden visit and his only one.
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Kerala: Sabarimala temple reopens for five-day monthly prayer

The five-day puja at the Lord Ayyappa shrine in Sabarimala will begin from Monday morning.
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SC explains move on Sabarimala petition


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Covid-19 lockdown indefinitely delays hearing on three most important cases

Covid-19 lockdown has off-tracked the Supreme Court's attempt to expeditiously decide three most important cases threatening to divide the nation on religious and communal lines - faith vs fundamental..
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Coronavirus: 5 foreigners vacationing in Kerala tests positive, Sabarimala temple bans entry to people

As it stands, India has recorded a total of 223 positive cases.
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Supreme Court to take up pleas challenging CAA after hearing Sabarimala matter

The CJI told senior lawyer Kapil Sibal to bring the matter before the court again after Holi.
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Will hear pleas on CAA after arguments in Sabarimala related matter are over: SC


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Sabarimala: Law can regulate offerings at religious places if used for terrorism, casinos, says SC


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Sabarimala: SC commences hearing to deliberate on issues relating to scope of freedom of religion

A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Monday commenced hearing to deliberate upon issues relating to scope of freedom of religion and whether a person who does not belong to a particular faith can..
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Sabarimala case: Supreme Court says it can refer questions of law to larger bench

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde framed seven questions to be heard by a nine-judge Constitutional bench on issues relating to freedom of religion under the Constitution and faith. The seven..
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SC: Prepare a list of Sabarimala jewellery


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SC appoints retired Kerala HC Judge to conduct inventory of Sabarimala deity's ornaments


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Sabarimala case: SC says will frame questions relating to discrimination of women in religious places

As the lawyers representing various parties in the case have not arrived at a consensus on framing larger issues to be deliberated upon by the Constitution bench, it will frame them by Thursday, the..
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Not discussing issue of women's entry into Sabarimala temple: SC

The SC on Monday resumed its exercise of framing questions relating to discrimination against women in various religions and made clear that it was not discussing the issue of entry of women of all age..
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Supreme Court begins hearing in Sabarimala temple matter


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SC fixes 10-day hearing for women’s entry into religious places

CJI Bobde said that the 9-judge constitution bench will hear and complete arguments in 10 days on the controversy over women’s entry into Sabarimala temple, mosques and Parsi agiyaris. The CJI asked..
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SC fixes 10-day period for hearing issues of discrimination against women at religious places

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that its nine-judge Constitution bench would wrap up within 10 days proceedings in the matter relating to discrimination against women in various religions and at..
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Will decide larger issue of women’s entry into religious places: Nine-judge SC bench

The important clarification means the bench will not pronounce on petitions seeking a review of the SC’s order overturning the Sabarimala shrine’s tradition of not permitting the entry of female..
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Sabarimala will get precedence, CAA and Article 370 can wait: Supreme Court

The CJI’s observation came when senior advocates Indira Jaising and Rajeev Dhavan said deferring the hearing on faith vs fundamental rights issue could clash with the hearing on petitions challenging..
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SC asks lawyers to meet & decide issues for deliberations in Sabarimala, other cases

The Supreme Court Monday asked four senior advocates to convene a meeting to decide on re-framing and adding issues to be deliberated by it in the matter relating to discrimination against women in..
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Supreme Court grants three weeks to frame issues on Sabarimala, other religious matters

The Supreme Court on Monday clarified that it will not hear the review petitions in the Sabarimala temple case.
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Nine-judge SC bench to hear issue of women's entry in Sabarimala temple from January 13

A nine-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court is scheduled to commence on Monday hearing a batch of pleas on the issue of allowing women of all ages to enter Kerala's Sabarimala temple, along..
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Brand-new SC bench for Sabarimala


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Supreme Court's 9-judge bench to hear Sabarimala case from January 13

Chief Justice SA Bobde on Monday entrusted the task of reviewing an earlier five-judge bench judgment allowing entry of women in the 10-50 year age group into Sabarimala Ayyappa temple to a nine-judge..
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Larger constitution bench of Supreme Court to Sabarimala review petitions in January

The Sabarimala review petitions will be heard by a seven-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court in January 2020.
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Supreme Court refuses to pass any order on allowing women's entry in Sabarimala

The top court also observed that the issue is an emotive one and might turn into 'explosive'.
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Sabarimala: SC declines to pass any order for safe entry of women

The top court said the issue was "very emotive" and it did not want the situation to become "explosive". A bench, headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, said the "balance of convenience" required that no..
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Verdict allowing women into Sabarimala not 'final word' as matter referred to larger bench: Supreme Court


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Sabarimala: SC to hear plea seeking directions to Kerala govt to provide safe passage to women next week


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SC to hear next week plea of woman who was stopped from entering Sabarimala temple

A five-judge Constitution bench, by a majority of 4:1 in its verdict delivered in September last year, had allowed girls and women of all age groups to visit the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in..
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Activist Trupti Desai cancels plan to visit Sabarimala


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Kochi: Man sprayed chilli and pepper at my face, claims woman activist

A woman activist, who first entered the Sabarimala temple in January this year, on Tuesday alleged that she was attacked with chilli and pepper powder. Bindu Ammini said "a man sprayed chilli and..
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Trupti Desai in Kochi, to visit Sabarimala to offer prayers at Lord Ayyappa shrine

Women's rights activist Trupti Desai reached Kochi on Tuesday to proceed to Sabarimala to offer prayers at the Lord Ayyappa shrine. Desai and a few other activists who landed at the Kochi International..
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Solar eclipse: Sabarimala temple to be closed for four hours on Dec 26

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), the apex temple body which manages the hill shrine, said here on Sunday the sanctum santorum would be closed between 7.30 a.m and 11.30 a.m on the day. The solar..
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SC asks Kerala govt to come out with exclusive law for administration of Sabarimala temple

The counsel appearing for the state said it has formulated amendments to the law that would deal with the temples and their administrations which are presently being governed by the Travancore Devaswom..
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Police block 12-year-old girl from visiting Sabarimala temple


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Dog on a spiritual journey! Stray dog follows 13 devotees to Sabarimala, walks 480 km & continues

Be it humans or animals, love for God is universal and a stray dog has proved it.
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Stray dog tags along Sabari pilgrims, treks 480km and counting

The devotees have now decided to take it with them all the way up to Sabarimala in their spiritual journey.They said the dog sustained injuries to its paws a couple of times and was treated by local..
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Heavy rush at Sabarimala temple

Thousands offered prayers after the chief priest A K Sudheer Namboothiri opened the sanctum sanctorum of the temple at 3 a.m and performed special poojas including 'Neyyabhishekam' and 'Maha Ganapathi..
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Sabarimala opens, Kerala cops block entry of women below 50

The Kerala police in defiance of the Supreme Court order stopped women pilgrims at Pamba, 5km from the hill-top temple of Lord Ayyappa, checked their documents for proof of age and allowed only those..
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Sabarimala temple opens for 2-month long pilgrimage season

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Sabarimala Temple opens amid heavy security presence, ten women devotees sent back from Pamba

The state government on Friday had said that the temple is no place for women activism, adding that it will not provide police protection to any woman visiting Sabrimala temple.
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Ten women sent back by police hours before Sabarimala Temple opens

The state government on Friday had said that the temple is no place for women activism, adding that it will not provide police protection to any woman visiting Sabrimala temple.
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Kerala: Sabarimala temple opens today amid tight security

Last year the Supreme court's order to allow women of all age groups including menstruating women to enter the temple triggered violent protests by right-wing groups.
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