A group of 4 transgender devotees, Anannyah, Thripthi, Avanthika, and Ranjumol, who were denied permission to visit Sabarimala Ayyappa temple two days ago has been granted permission to visit the hill shrine on Monday.
According to an Indian Express report, the group with police protection has offered prayers at the hill shrine without any protests from other devotees.
In the morning, the group who hail from Eranakulam and Kottayam had reached Pamba, the base camp and made the 5 km trek to the hill top.
The group earlier on Monday have approached a Kerala High Court-appointed top police official here and insisted they wanted to go to the shrine wearing sarees.
As the Sabarimala has been witnessing protests ever since the SC allowed women of all ages to enter the temple, the 4-member transgender team was stopped by the police at Erumely on Sunday citing law and order problems.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court’s September 28 ruling had set aside existing temple traditions that barred women of menstrual age from entering the temple but did not specify any curbs on transpersons.