A woman can't be pure for 41 days: Priya Varrier on Sabarimala row

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Upcoming actress Priya Prakash Varrier's debut movie 'Oru Adaar Love' is running in theatres and she was actively promoting the movie across three southern states since last month.

During one such promotional event, a Telugu website asked Priya about her stand on the ongoing Sabarimala row and how does she see the women's entry there to which the 19-year-old actress had a clear statement and view.

She said, “I think it's pretty meaningless. I have not thought much about the issue. If we have to fight for equality, we have to go a long way back and prioritise things before the Sabarimala tradition was set.It has been practised for so many years.”

She further added, “A devotee is supposed to take a 'vratham' for 41 days. Obviously, a woman can't do that. She can't be pure for 41 days and that is a hindrance in one's devotion to the Lord.”

On September 28 last year, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra, lifted the ban on entry of women of menstrual age into the shrine. Last month two women, Bindu and Kanakadurga created history by successfully completing their trek and worshipped the deity inside the Sabarimala temple.

Meanwhile, Priya seems to be happy with the response that her film is receiving. The actress took to social media and thanked everyone for the support. Directed by Omar Lulu, the film was released in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu on Friday.

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