Two women belonging to the age group 10-50 have entered the holy premises of South India’s most famous hill temple Sabarimala.
Traditionally, the temple authorities do not encourage those women aged between ten and fifty to enter the holy premises of the temple due to the unique tantric tradition the temple follows.
Legally, since the Supreme Court announced that no women shall be prevented from entering the place of worship of their choice on the basis of their gender, there is no ban for the visit of women of any age group in the temple.
For that reason, since the announcement of the historic verdict, the temple and the state in which it is located are in the state of complete pandemonium, with the state’s leftists, mainly the leftist parties such as the CPI (M) and CPI, aggressively campaigning for the entrance of women of all age group inside the temple, and with the state’s rightists and centrists, including the Congress and BJP, strongly resisting all attempts to open the gates of the holy premises of the temple for those women aged between 10 and 50.
The new development has also triggered serious protest across the country. The Congress and BJP have powerfully criticised the ruling CPI (M).
Immediately after the visit of the women, the temple has been shut down by the chief priest for the performance of the purification process.
At the time of the publication of this article, the temple may have been reopened for the devotees after the purification process.
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Vignesh. S. G
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