Two women devotees, below 50 have claimed to have entered the Sabarimala temple in Kerala on Wednesday after the temple was opened to women between the age group of 10-50 following the Supreme Court verdict.
The women are the first to enter the Sabarimala temple after the Supreme Court had last year lifted the ban on entry of women of all ages to offer prayers at the shrine.
Bindu and Kanakdurga in their 40s entered and offered prayers at shrine on Wednesday. They were accompanied by small group of police personnel.
Both began their climb towards the abode of Lord Ayyappa at midnight and reached the shrine at around 3.45 am.
The two women had earlier tried to climb up to Sabarimala in the month of December but had been blocked by massive protests.