In Sabarimala, police have turned as many as two women back as they were attempting to enter the holy shrine.
The temple is Kerala has been opened by the Supreme Court of India for women of all ages.
The police intervened amid fear of protests by a mob that had gathered in Pathanamthitta district’s Pamba.
The two women who made the attempt were identified as Reshma Nishant and Shaneela Sajesh from Kannur.
The Sabarimala agitation has instilled fear in not just devotees but also the government of Kerala and the state police force.
The Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government sparked row when it shared private details of 51 women it claimed had offered prayers at Sabarimala.