No purification ritual required now: Sabarimala tantri
Pathanamthitta: Sabarimala tantri Kandararu Rajeevaru said that a purification ritual need not be performed at the temple as it is not yet confirmed that the Sri Lankan woman had darshan here.
Earlier, the chief minister and his office had confirmed that a woman named Sasikala from Sri Lanka had arrived at Sannidhanam. However, neither the Vigilance department of the Devaswom Board nor the Intelligence wing of the police have confirmed the same.
Though the woman is only 47 years old, she has been subjected to uterus removal surgery. Women who have removed their uterus had darshan in the temple prior to this. No purification ritual was performed in those cases.
Besides, the shrine will be subjected to a detailed purification ritual ahead of the Makaravilakku. So, the tantri decided that no purification ritual need to be performed for the time being.