Women’s ban into Sabarimala

The Travancore Devaswom Board is continuing to oppose the entry of women into the temple and continues to support the centuries old tradition of prohibition on women in menarche from entering the famous temple. Moreover there is a 41 day penance to be observed before one embarks on the pilgrimage.

It is practically impossible for women to observe this 41 day penance.The Kerala government stood firm in it’s support for women to enter the temple.Senior Advocates submitted that such customs violate the fundamental rights of a citizen and prohibition amounts to discrimination and also another abolished evil, untouchability.