This news is interesting and irritating at the same time

Sabarimala temple, Kerela will stay shut to women, its custodian said and announced a two-year cleansing ritual. This is after the shrine was found “defiled” because an actress Jaimala claimed to have touched the presiding deity.

According to the temple rules, only girls who have not attained puberty and women who have entered menopause are allowed to enter the temple, dedicated to Lord Ayyappa.

The Kerala government to institute a probe into actress Jaimala’s claim that she had entered the temple in violation of tradition and even touched the temple deity almost two decades ago.

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), the custodian of the temple, arrived at its decision of not opening the temple to women at a meeting here Friday.

Did this happen two decades ago ? I thought its a recent incident ?

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