Sabarimala Row: Two Women Offer Prayers at Temple Amid Protests
Devotees enter Sabarimala temple after it opened on 16 November.

Sabarimala Row: Two Women Offer Prayers at Temple Amid Protests

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The sanctum sanctorum of the Sabarimala temple in Kerala was shut for “purification rituals”, after two women entered the shrine in the earlier in the day.

Two women, below the age of 50, entered the sanctum sanctorum of the Sabarimala temple on Wednesday, 2 January.

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Our Responsibility to Ensure Safety: Kerala DGP

Kerala DGP Lokanath Behera said that it was the “responsibility of police to provide protection” to those who visited the Sabarimala.

“Verifying the age and other details is not our responsibility,” said the DGP, speaking to ANI.

Security Tightened Outside Bindu's Residence

Security has been tightened in outside Bindu’s residence in Koyilandy. The house is locked and Bindu's husband Hariharan and their seven-year-old daughter are away, reported Manorama News.

Sabarimala Shut for 'Purification'

The sanctum sanctorum of the Sabarimala temple in Kerala was shut for “purification rituals”, after two women entered the temple in the earlier in the day.

The sanctum sanctorum was closed at 10.30 am as opposed to 1pm, when it is usually shut, reported The News Minute.

While there is a pooja that is held at 12.40 pm usually, all priests have exited the sanctum sanctorum with the maelshanti (chief priest) going to the Thantri’s room, the report said.

Sabarimala Temple Shut for 'Purification'

The Sabarimala temple in Kerala has been shut for purification rituals, after two women entered the temple in the earlier in the day.

Kerala CM Confirms

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan confirmed that women devotees entered Sabarimala temple, reported News18.

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