Sabarimala temple opening: Amid protests, women to trek to Sabarimala, first in centuries

Kerala is tense as the gates of Sabarimala shrine are set to open for women of all age groups today. Security has been stepped up on roads leading to the shrine even as devotees of Lord Ayyappa continued to vigilantly check vehicles for women between the age group of 10-50 at Nilakkal (Nilackal), the main gateway to Sabarimala shrine. Women in the menstrual age group were being stopped by protestors and were not allowed to take the 20-km journey to the hill shrine from Nilackal.

Oct 17, 2018, 11:08 AM IST