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Temple in Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, India

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Sabarimala: Temple in Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, India
The Sabarimala temple is a temple complex located at Sabarimala inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala, India. It is the site of the one of the largest annual pilgrimage in the world with an estimate of between 40 million and 50 million devotees visiting every year. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu celibate deity Ayyappan also known as Dharma Sastha, 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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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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Sabarimala: Caught in a bind, CPM blames SC


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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

Amid tight security, the gates of the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala were thrown open for the two-month-long Mandala-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season. The board has made elaborate arrangements to..
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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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Sabarimala temple to open this evening

The Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala would open for the two-month long pilgrim season at 5pm. Devotees have started arriving at Nilackal and Pamba from various parts of Kerala and neighbouring states,..
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LDF govt, CPM do U-turn on entry of women at Sabarimala

Even as the Supreme Court hasn’t altered its September 28, 2018, ruling allowing the entry of women of all ages in Sabarimala shrine, the CPM state secretariat on Friday advised Kerala’s LDF..
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SC orders are not to be played with, angry judge tells govt

An angry Justice R F Nariman on Friday told solicitor general Tushar Mehta to inform the government about the “extremely important” dissent verdict penned by him and Justice D Y Chandrachud in the..
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Sabarimala not a place for activism, Kerala govt will not back publicity mongers: Minister


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Govt must read 'extremely important' dissent order in Sabarimala verdict: Justice Nariman


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‘Ensure no bar on women at Sabarimala’

Justices R F Nariman and D Y Chandrachud disagreed with the majority judgment penned by CJI Ranjan Gogoi to refer Sabarimala and other similar issues to a seven-judge bench and said the Kerala..
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Sabarimala verdict: Woman can have darshan, but will they go?

It is learnt that there is an understanding in the top echelons of the government not to encourage young women to trek to Sabarimala this season. Though such a stand won’t be overtly announced for..
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Bigger bench for Sabarimala, open to women for now

The Supreme Court on Thursday did not alter its ruling allowing women of all ages to enter the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala but asked a seven-judge bench to evolve guidelines to decide cases involving..
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BJP should accept Sabarimala like they accepted Ayodhya ruling: Digvijaya Singh


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Women should be allowed to enter Sabarimala till larger SC bench decides matter: Trupti Desai


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Shashi Tharoor welcomes SC decision to refer Sabarimala issue to larger bench


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Women entry not limited to Sabarimala, also includes other faiths: SC

SC said that the entry of women into places of worship is not just limited to the Sabarimala temple but also includes issues like allowing Muslim and Parsi women to enter religious practice. CJI Ranjan..
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Sabarimala verdict: Women's entry to continue, SC refers review petitions to larger bench

2018 judgment allowing entry of women between age 10 and 50 into the Sabarimala temple.
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Women's entry into Sabarimala: Why SC referred review pleas to a larger bench


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Sabarimala verdict: SC refers women's entry issue to larger bench

The SC on Thursday referred to 7-judge bench the review petitions against its earlier decision allowing the entry of women of 10-50 age group into Sabarimala temple. The majority judgment by CJI Ranjan..
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Sabarimala verdict: A timeline of temple entry issue ahead of Supreme Court verdict today

The Sabrimala verdict will be delivered by a constitution bench comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra at..
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SC rulings likely today on Sabari, Rafale & Rahul’s contempt case

The judgement on Sabarimala will be delivered by a Constitution bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra. The verdict in the Rafale..
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Sabarimala verdict: Anxiety grips Kerala


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Anxiety grips Kerala ahead of Sabarimala verdict

Political parties, right-wing outfits and devotees in Kerala are keeping their fingers crossed as the Supreme Court is set to pronounce on Thursday its verdict on pleas seeking review of its decision..
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SC to deliver verdict on Rafale, Sabarimala review petitions tomorrow

The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on a batch of review petitions filed in both Rafale and Sabrimala cases on Thursday. The Sabarimala verdict will be delivered by a constitution bench led by..
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Over 10,000 police personnel to be deployed in Sabarimala


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CJI-led benches to deliver 4 key rulings from November 13 to 15

With the entire country’s attention focussed on the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute, CJI Ranjan Gogoi has chosen the last three working days in his tenure as the perfect time to..
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In 10 days, 4 SC rulings may change India as we know it

In a span of 10 working days starting Nov 4, SC benches led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi will deliver four important judgments, including the verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute. The other cases include..
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With Ayodhya, Sabari, Rafale on plate, CJI Gogoi calls off foreign trip

A week-long relaxing foreign trip just ahead of retirement would have been an agreeable prospect but CJI Ranjan Gogoi cancelled his multi-country visit to concentrate on writing judgments in important..
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Will Sabarimala have its impact in the Kerala bypolls?


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Sabarimala temple issue led to Lok Sabha poll debacle: CPM

After the Lok Sabha poll drubbing in Kerala, where the LDF could win only a single seat, the ruling CPM on Wednesday admitted the entry of two women into the Sabarimala temple did cause a "big impact"..
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Election effect? CPM minister asks Centre for law to protect Sabarimala traditions

Bring in a law and if that takes time, bring in an ordinance, CPM minister Kadakampally Surendran has told the Centre.
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Private member bill for denying entry to menstruating women in Sabarimala to be tabled on Friday


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Centre should bring legislation to protect faith of Sabarimala devotees: Kadakampally Surendran


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