New Delhi: The two-month-long season of Sabarimala is starting from Sunday. 36 women have registered themselves through the online booking facility of the temple. The special thing is that these women had their registration done before the Supreme Court's Thursday decision. The apex court on Thursday sent the issue of the entry of women in the Sabarimala temple and other religious places to a large bench of seven judges.
The Supreme Court had said in its order that there is no stay on the decision of 28 September 2018, in which the ban on the entry of women between the ages of 10 and 50 into the temple has been lifted. This means that women of all age groups can enter the temple till the decision of the big bench comes. In the last season, 740 women of the restricted age group had registered for darshan.
The 5-judge bench in the Supreme Court was to give its verdict today, but in view of its wide impact, the court has submitted the petitions to the larger bench with a vote of 3-2. However, the court has refused to impose a stay on the entry of women in the timekeeping the decision of 28 September 2018.