Author- Barathkumar K M
Volume 1 Issue 1 (2020)
On 28th September 2018, the Supreme Court lifted the restriction on women to enter into the Sabarimala Temple and open the doors of the Sabarimala Temple to women of all age groups. The judgment by the Supreme Court led the people to lift their eyebrows and many protests were outburst. In this article, the authors discussed the historical and scientific background for the restriction. We also discussed the protocols followed by the pilgrims. It is a debatable issue whether the restriction on the women to enter into the Sabarimala Temple violates Articles 14, 15(3), 17, 25 and 26 or not? We analyzed the pros and cons of this issue and gave a full stop to this issue by analyzing some High Court and Supreme Court cases. While women are prohibited to enter into the Sabarimala Temple there are some temples where men are prohibited to enter into it. Hence, we listed out the temples and also held down the reasons for the restriction. Finally, we concluded that the prohibition on women into the Sabarimala Temple doesn’t violate Articles 14, 15(3), 17, 25 and 26 and the restriction is imposed only to follow the customs and culture and not to reduce the reputation of the women.