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2 Women Agree To Return Amid Priests’ Threats To Shut Sabarimala Temple

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source:NDTV

women who trekked 5 km towards the Sabarimala temple with 300 policemen in riot gear escorting them had to turn back after the temple priests threatened the rituals will be stopped if they entered the shrine of Lord Ayyappa nestled in the Western Ghats.

The women, including a journalist, were 500 metres from the 18 steps — the golden steps — that lead to the sanctum sanctorum of the famous shrine where no woman between 10 and 50 years has been allowed for centuries, when they decided to turn back.

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On these steps sat about a dozen priests today, chanting and clapping, apparently to stop the women if they did make it through the last half km.

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