2 Women Below 50 Entered Kerala's Sabarimala Temple After "Purification Rites"
Two women entered Sabarimala temple in Kerala on Wednesday and these are the people doing this first time after Supreme Court ordered any woman can enter the temple, breaking the belief of menstruating women shouldn’t enter the temple.
Bindu and Kanaka Durga who are in their early 40s entered the hilltop shrine early morning around 3.45 AM. The video shows these two women entering into the shrine hurriedly and they dressed in a block. We can also see police and a group of protestors appeared in the video.
Speaking about this, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that it is a fact that the women entered the shrine. Police offer protection for anyone who wants to worship at the shrine.
"I don't think it is true...They might have done that in absolute secrecy. Once we know, we will take appropriate action," said Rahul Easwar, activist and leader of the Ayyappa Dharma Sena.
Bindu and Durga earlier in December tried to enter the shrine but had been blocked by massive protests.
Priests and many devotees strongly believe that the ban on women between 10 and 50 years should stay as the deity Lord Ayyappa is celibate.