In what came as a massive development for women in their Right to Pray, two women below the age of 50-year-old managed to enter the Sabarimala temple early in the morning on Wednesday. The two women are identified as Bindu(42) and Kanakdurga(42). After offering prayers at the Sabarimala Temple on Wednesday, Bindu, while exclusively speaking to Republic TV, described her journey from Pamba base camp to the temple's sanctorum.
"We(Bindu and Kanakdurga) reached there early morning and police officers were there to support us. We can send photos and videos of it. We started from Pamba at 1:45 PM and reached Sannidhanam at 3:30. We got the darshan within a few minutes and then we returned back to Pamba. No devotees stopped us. Many of them were looking but we got darshan," Bindu said while speaking to Republic TV.
She went on to hail the Supreme Court's verdict on women's entry into the Sabarimala Temple, which came out on September 28, wherein the apex court ended the centuries-old practice and allowed women of all ages to enter the temple.
"The verdict is very important and a milestone. The people of India have the right to law and obey the verdict of the Supreme Court, Right to Equality is approved and recognized," she added.
Meanwhile, Sabarimala gates have been shut for purification rituals after the women entered the temple's sanctorum. Both the women were accompanied by few police officers, who were dressed in uniform as well as in civil as they managed to enter the Sabarimala Temple on Wednesday morning.
Sources have also stated that Police will be giving security to the two women for at least 2 weeks.
Hours after the two women entered the temple, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also confirmed the reports, while speaking to the local media in the state. He said:
"Earlier, women were not able to enter the temple due to certain hurdles. They may have entered the shrine today because they would not have faced any issues. It is a fact that the women have entered Sabarimala. Police have given them security."