Two days after the Supreme Court deferred the verdict on the Sabarimala issue, the Lord Ayappa Temple is all set to open today for the Mandala Pooja festival. Women of all age groups will be allowed to enter the temple, however, no protection will be given to the women. gates of the contentious Sabarimala Mandir are set to open today for the annual Mandala pilgrimage.
Women rights activist Trupti Desai, who has been a vehement critic of the restriction on the entry of women of a certain age group, said she will be visiting the temple after November 20 regardless of whether or not she is provided security cover.
This comes after sources told that the Kerala government will not provide protection to women and women activists entering the temple.
As pilgrims have already started making their way to the Sabarimala temple, what now needs to be seen is whether women would be able to enter the temple or not.