Sabarimala Ayyappa temple chief priest threatens to shut doors

For the first time in the history of the temple, 15 women police personnel, all above 50 years of age, have been stationed at sannidhanam (sanctum sanctorum) in case women devotees of menstrual age decide to visit the temple. Continue Reading

Sabarimala priests protest entry of women at sacred stairway

Tension is escalating at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple with the priests (Tantris), including the Mel Santhi (chief priest), protesting in front of the sacred stairway (18 steps) to the sanctum sanctorum, to not allow two young women enter the temple. Continue Reading