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Sabarimala to launch e-queue system

To avoid the recurrence of the stampede that killed 100 people in Pulmedu last year, authorities have decided to introduce an innovative e-queue system in Sabarimala for devotees of Lord Ayyappa.


Sabarimala project not viable, says railways

The 117-km Angamali-Sabari rail link is still in its first phase five years after it was proposed.

While Indian Railways blames the State government for the slowdown of the project that aims to link

Terror behind Pulmedu stampede? Kerala govt to probe


Did terrorists trigger the Pulmedu tragedy that killed 102 Ayyappa pilgrims on January 14? The state government is probing.

It has asked the one-man Justice (retd) M.R. Hariharan Nair Commission to c

Winds of change at Sabarimala shrine

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The Travancore Devaswom Board is considering drastic changes in the conduct of `neyyabhishekam', offering of ghee, at Sabarimala.

As part of its efforts to introduce a better crowd management system

Involve tribals also in Makara ritual: Tantri


The chief priest of the Sabarimala temple, Tantri Kantararu Maheswararu, on Tuesday urged the Travancore Devaswom Board to involve tribals also in lighting the Makara Vilakku since it was their tradi

Haj-like quota for Sabarimala?


Kerala Forest Department has said a State-wise “Haj-like” quota system should be introduced at Sabarimala to regulate the number of pilgrims.

The controversial proposal was mooted by Principal Chief

Sabarimala 'celestial light' man-made, admit authorities


The 'celestial light' at the Sabarimala temple on Makara Sankranthi day is actually man-made, the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) told the Kerala High Court on Monday, three months after a stampede ki

'Sabarimala holy steps cannot be widened'

Kochi: Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which manages the famous Ayappa temple at Sabarimala, on Friday informed the Kerala High Court that it cannot take measures to widen the holy 18 steps of the te

Sabarimala: TDB says 'Makara Jyothi' is man-lit

Thiruvananthapuram: Seeking to downplay the debate over 'Makara Jyothi' of Sabarimala temple, Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) today said it was known to most believers that it was a man lit-fire, but

Judicial probe into Sabarimala stampede

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has announced a judicial inquiry into the January 14 Sabarimala stampede. A Kerala High Court judge will look into the tragedy that left 102 pilgrims dead.


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