Two Women Below 50 Yrs Enter Sabarimala; Shrine Shut For Purification
As per recent reports, the Sabarimala temple in Kerala has been shut for purification after the two women entered the shrine in the early hours of Wednesday. A high alert has also been declared across the State and the police have also tightened security around.
According to reports, the two women — Bindu and Kanakadurga — successfully completed their trek and managed to worship the deity inside the temple. Their first attempt on December 24 was interrupted amid protests.
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This is the first visit by women of the barred age group after the Supreme Court ended the ban
The two claimed that Kerala police had ensured their security on their way to the shrine today. Kanakadurga hails from Malappuram, while Bindu belongs to Kozhikode.
The women, both in their 40s, arrived at Pamba around 1 am and managed to get darshan around 3.30 am. A small group of police personnel in civil and uniform reportedly accompanied the women.