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Protesters kept women out of a prominent Indian temple for months - until today

Jan 02, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

NEW DELHI - Two women in southern India made history early Wednesday by entering a renowned Hindu temple where women of childbearing age have not been allowed for centuries. 

The women - a university professor and a government employee, both in their 40s - entered the inner sanctum of the Sabarimala temple about 3:45 a.m., according to a local news agency that released video of the visit.

The shrine is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, a deity who is considered celibate, and tradition for...