TDB, which manages the temple, would place its stand before the apex court for the continuation of the ban on the entry of women in the age group of 10 and 50 at the temple, Board President Prayar Gopalakrishnan said here.
    
While hearing a PIL, filed by the Young Lawyers Association, seeking entry for all women and girls in the Sabarimala temple, the court had observed that the practice was not supported by the constitutional scheme.
    
Gopalakrishnan said the apex court had made the observation based on an affidavit filed during the previous rule of CPI(M)-led LDF in 2006.
    
He said the observation was without understanding the speciality of the rituals of the temple and Deity Lord Ayyappa, who was considered to be "perennial celibate" (Naishtika Brahmachari).

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