Kerala’s Sabarimala temple gates will be closed for visitors on Monday, by the end monthly puja. The Lord Ayappa shrine is opened for five days a month.
A month ago, the Supreme Court lifted the ban on entry of ladies in the menstrual age group of 10 – 50 years old, starting big protest among the devotees of Lord Ayyappa.
Monday is the 6th day since the temple doors were opened for the monthly puja after the supreme court a month ago lifted ban which was applied from centuries ago.
Around six ladies were prevented to entre in the Sabarimala temple by the Ayyappan devotees on Sunday. A 47-year old lady came to up to the ‘Nadappandhal’ near the sanctum sanctorum however was stopped by the devotees chanting “Swamiye Saranam Ayyapa” while five others were halted on the way to the hills.
Activist Rehana Fathima, who tried to enter the temple on Friday was been removed from the Muslim people group for “harming the sentiments of lakhs of Hindu lovers”.