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    Sabarimala row: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan to meet Pandalam royals, tantri today

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    Sabarimala, Nov 14: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday has called for a meeting with Pandalam Palace and Thantri Family at 3.30 pm tomorrow.

    Sabarimala row: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan calls for an all party meet tomorrow

    The erstwhile royal family of Pandalam are considered to be the custodians of the famous Lord Ayyappa temple which is managed by the tantri (supreme priest).

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    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to reconsider its September judgment that allowed women of all ages to enter the temple, but refused to stay the operation of the verdict.

    On September 28,the apex court ruled by a 4-1 majority that no woman can be stopped from entering Sabarimala temple, ending a traditional ban on the entry of women between 10 and 50 years of age in to the shrine. Women of reproductive age were restricted from entering the over 800-year-old shrine in south Kerala's Pathanamthitta district because its presiding deity, Lord Ayyappa, is considered to be a celibate.

    The Sabarimala shrine opens on Friday evening for the annual Mandala-Makaravilakku pilgrimage.

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