Some members of the Kerala Brahamanna Sabha squatted on

Some members of the Kerala Brahamanna Sabha squatted on

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Some members of the Kerala Brahamanna Sabha squatted on
the road leading to the western entrance of the shrine protesting the decision.
However, women wearing salwar kameez and churidar entered through the eastern entrance amid the protest.
Later, women in the attire were not allowed entry for a brief period following the committee’s direction.
A member of the sabha said the EO’s decision was against the temple’s centuries-old tradition.
Their representatives met the administrative committee chairman on the matter.
There has been mixed response to the new decision with Hindu Aikya Vedi Chairperson Shashikala Teacher stating the executive officer cannot take such a decision which was against the temple’s rituals and tradition.
BJP leader Sobha Surendran said though personally she was not against women wearing salwar and churidar entering the temple, the EO should have discussed the matter with all concerned before taking such a decision.
Well-known poetess, Sugathakumari said women dressed decently should be allowed inside the temple.
“Women should go to the temple wearing decent dress. If a mundu is worn over a churidar, that is not right,” she said.
The temple’s senior Tantri (priest) and administrative committee have voiced opposition to the EO’s decision.
According to temple customs, women should wear sarees, ‘mundu and neriyathu’ (set mundu), not cover their face while offering worship, while men have to wear mundu and be bare-chested. PTI UD VS
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