2 Women Almost At Sabarimala Shrine Stopped By Protesters & Priests:- Kandaru Rajeevarun, The head priest of the Sabarimala Temple dismissed news regarding the family wanted to shut down the Lord Ayyappa temple if ladies visit it to offer prayers. He was responding at Sannidhanam, the temple complex after a few reports were broadly shared via social media that they might close the temple.
However, the priest requested to ladies belonging to the 10-50 age group who were not allowed in the shrine as per the old traditions following from centuries, not to come to Sannidhanam.
“We have never stated that the temple will be shut if ladies of the restricted age group visit there. It is our responsibility and duty to complete the monthly rituals and pujas. We won’t break the custom,” Kandaru Rajeevaru said.
“He also added said Sabarimala is where ladies are respected
2 Women Almost At Sabarimala Shrine Stopped By Protesters & Priests
At the hillock shrine complex, the second major deity is Malikappurathamma, a goddess.
“We regard the decision of the Supreme Court. In any case, thinking about the feelings of devotees and the custom and rituals of the sanctum, I humbly ask you (women) not to enter to Sabarimala,” he said.
Showing pain at the turn of events, he stated that it is yet to know how violence had occurred in the prayer meeting.
He urged all to not change the temple protocols and custom of Lord Ayyappa, Punakvanam (Bagh) in the “war zones”.
VN Vasudevan Namboothiri, Palakkad locale, was chosen the new melshanthi (boss cleric) of the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple for the following one year.
At Ayyappa temple he is currently working as a priest in Bengaluru.
Soon at hill temple complex, MN Narayanan Namboothiri, from Chengannur, is going to become new minister of Malikappuram shrine.
Both the priests were chosen through a draw of in front of the sanctum sanctorum.
They will take responsibility on November 17, the day the temple would be opened for the 3-month long Mandalam-Makaravilakku celebration, Travancore Devaswom Board sources stated.