Won't close temple, but women shouldn't come, says Sabarimala head priest

Sabarimala head priest, Kandaru Rajeevaru dismissed reports that the tantric family had planned to close down the Lord Ayyappa temple if young women entered it to offer prayers. He was reacting at Sannidhanam, the temple complex, after some reports were widely shared on social media. However, the priest appealed to the women, belonging to the age group of 10-50 who were restricted as per the centuries-old traditions of the shrine, not to come to Sannidhanam and create problem.

Oct 19, 2018, 09:06 AM IST