Two women, Ms. Kanaka Durge and Ms. Bindu entered  the Sabarimala Shrine and prayed at Sabarimala, creating history and a step towards gender equality and equality to pray. Though the Supreme Court has ordered that women devotees has the right to enter the temple, no woman was allowed to reach the sannidhanam due to protest and obstruction by BJP-RSS activists. They had to be returned from there. Though police is in large force there, any forcible attempt to take them to the shrine despite opposition will make the area in to a sangharh mekhala, even resulting in loss of life.

But in the early morning of 2nd January, when the women arrived, there were no protests, and calmly along with other devotees reached the shrine , prayed and returned.

The entire country, leaders of political parties and other hailed this historical entry.