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Revenue of Sabarimala temple crosses Rs 3 crore in first two days of opening

The revenue of Sabarimala temple has crossed Rs 3 crores in the first days of Mandalam season.The temple was opened on November 16 for the 41-day long annual Mandala-Makaravilakku Puja festival.The total revenue of the first two days this year was Rs 3.32 crore while the amount was Rs 2.42 crores.The temple received Rs 1 crore as donation and offering in two days that is Rs 25 lakhs more from 2017.The opening of the shrine comes days after a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court had referred a clutch of petitions seeking review of its order which paved the way for the entry of women into Sabarimala temple in Kerala to a larger seven-judge bench by a majority 3:2 ruling.The top court also observed that the right to worship by an individual cannot outweigh the rights of a religious group.The Supreme Court had lifted a traditional ban on entry of women of menstrual age (10-50 years) on September 28 last year.Despite the apex court s ruling, a string of protests took place at the ...

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