2 Women Below 50 Enter Sabarimala, Temple Reopens After “Purification”
The women started their climb from the Pamba base camp around midnight and reached the temple after 3:45 am and left after praying to Lord Ayyappa, say sources.
A video shows the two women entering shrine, escorted by police
Women reached the temple at around 3:45 am, left after praying: sources
Women below 50 couldn’t enter temple until today, despite top court order
Two women below 50 walked into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala before daybreak on Wednesday, 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. The temple shut down for ritual “purification” briefly before reopening to devotees.