Two women below the age of 50 entered the Sabarimala temple early Wednesday morning. However the temple was later shut down for an hour for purification.
The women Bindu from Perinthalmanna and Kanaka Durga from Kannur, began their climb towards the abode of Lord Ayyappa at midnight and reached the shrine only after 3:45 am on Wednesday.
The two women were accompanied by a group of policemen in civil uniform.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told media persons, "There have been protests earlier. But today two women have entered the shrine. We had given a standing order to the police to provide all possible protection to any woman who wants to enter the temple."
Members of the temple board, Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) could not confirm the report, their officials were asked to look at the CCTV footage to verify the same.
The left government in Kerala faced severe heat from both the BJP and Congress who have been protesting against the implementation of the Supreme Court Verdict. The highest Supreme court of India rules in favour of women entering the temple premises on September 28th 2018.
The development came a day after 5 million women in Kerala conducted a 620 km long human chain on gender equality.