Sabarimala: After two women entered the Sabarimala temple in the early hours of Wednesday, angry reactions poured in from different quarters.

The BJP, which has stood by the sentiments of the Hindu devotees of Lord Ayyappa, is seeing red. The party leaders have called for a state-wide bandh in Kerala. "This is a hidden plan of CPI(M)," said Sreedharan Pillai, BJP Kerala president.

The two women, who entered the famous shrine, are identified as Bindu from Kozhikode and Kanakadurga from Malappuram. The two had earlier made a failed attempt to trek Sabarimala, and now the duo has had their darshan of the Lord on Wednesday at 3.30 AM.

BJP leader from Karnataka, Shobha Karandlaje, took to twitter to express her angst.

"Who is responsible for the closing of sabarimala temple today ?? Lakhs of devotees are waiting for Darshan. Who will do arrangements for their stay in sabarimala till the temple is open? @cpimspeak govt & police are hand-in-glove with the urban naxals to defame Hindu traditions, (SIC)" she wrote.

This incident has hurt the Hindu dharma. And CPI(M) has a long history of hurting the tradition and culture of the Hindu community, said Kota Shrinivas Poojary, Karnataka BJP leader.

Women's entry into Sabarimala will give rise to law and order issues and the sentiments of the majority of the Hindu devotees must be respected, said BJ Puttaswamy, president of BJP Karnataka backward classes morcha.

Rahul Easwar, Ayyappa Seva Samajam president, said he would take the legal route to fight this.

"CPI(M) is indulging in a deliberate conspiracy against Ayyappa devotees. We will knock the doors of the Supreme Court. Anyway, the thantri is performing the purification rites at the temple. Nobody was aware of this. We will fight this," he said.

Meanwhile, there are reports that a group of people waved black flags at Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran at Guruvayoor, Kerala.