Sabarimala temple gates open; no young girls, women
Wed, Oct 17, 2018, 06:20 PM
Finally, the gates of Sabarimala, Swamy Ayappa temple opened at 5 p.m., but only a huge crowd of men and boys, climbed the 'sacred' 18 steps to reach the temple premises. No women, not even women policemen, were seen either at the staircase or climbing the steps to go in. Only a minute percentage of older women could be seen climbing the stairs. Meanwhile, violence broke out at one or two places on the way to the temple, especially at Nilakkal and Pamba base camp.