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Four years into the Sabarimala movement, what about the women who entered the temple?

  • Imran Qureshi
  • for Press24 News

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Kanakadurga (on the left) and Bindu Ammini entering the Sabarimala temple

It was this month four years ago, when two women created history by entering the Sabarimala temple of Swami Ayyappa in Kerala. Both these women were given the courage to worship in the Ayyappa temple by an order of the Supreme Court of India.

Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga worshiped in the Sabarimala temple, defying the centuries-old tradition of not allowing women in the age group of 10 to 50 years to enter. The reason for this tradition is that Swami Ayyappa is considered to be ‘Chir Brahmachari’. That’s why menstruating women cannot visit him in the temple. At that time Bindu was 40 years old, so Kanakadurga was a year younger than him.

On that day, workers of Hindu organizations were gathered all along the way from the steep hill leading to the Sabarimala temple. He stood up to stop the breaking of the age-old tradition. In fact, the workers gathered there surrounded and stopped many women above 50 years of age and asked them questions very rudely.

After this the police intervened and allowed the women to go to Shanidhanam, where the temple is located. Then, the two women silently passed through the herd.

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