Sabarimala Temple LIVE Updates: Shrine Shut For "Purification" After Two Women Enter

 
Sabarimala Temple LIVE Updates: Shrine Shut For

NEW DELHI: Two women below 50 walked into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala today, becoming the first to do so since the Supreme Court ordered the end of a decades-old ban on women of menstrual age entering the shrine. Bindu and Kanaka Durga, both in their early 40s, entered the hilltop shrine early this morning around 3:45 am.

The women started the uphill trek to the temple around midnight, reached a little before 4am and left after praying to Lord Ayyappa. There was no media glare and very few devotees were around at the time, which apparently facilitated the "sneak"visit.