Pathanamthitta: The Sabarimala Karma Samithi has decided to submit to the Central government a draft document for a Bill to protect the traditions of all the temples including the holy shrine of Sabarimala.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the State Committee of the Sabarimala Karma Samithi convened at Pandalam today. The Karma Samithi is already in touch with expert jurists from across the country for preparing the draft document.
The Karma Samithi said that the draft will be prepared and submitted to the Central government only after consultation with Hindu acharayas and seers.
The Samithi said that the Supreme Court verdict allowing entry of women into the holy shrine causes long term effects. Not only has the traditions of Sabarimala been affected adversely by the verdict but it has also affected the rights of the temple and the deity.
The Samithi noted that this verdict will also affect other Hindu temples spread across India and will result in the demise of temple worship in the long run. To prevent this from happening a new law must be made by the government to bypass this.
A ‘Rath Yathra’ is being planned by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi from 1 to 14 November. The Yathra will begin from Kasargod and will travel to Thiruvananthapuram. From the capital city the Yathra will then proceed to Pathanamthitta where the holy shrine stands.
Prior to the Rath Yathra the Ayyappa Seva Samaj will conduct Rath Yathras at district centers of all the southern states of India.
The meeting was attended by Sabarimala Karma Samithi, Chairperson Sasikala Teacher, General Convener, S. J. R. Kumar, Sabarimala Seva Samajam National Vice President, Swami Ayyappadas and Kshethra Samrakshana Samithi Working President, K. S. Narayanan.