Thiruvananthapuram: BJP president Amit Shah, who was in Kannur on Saturday to inaugurate the party’s new district office, is likely to visit Sabarimala in Kerala. While addressing a rally in Kannur, Amit Shah had said that the deity at Sabarimala is a Brahmachari (celibate) and therefore women of a certain age aren't allowed. There are many temples in India, which are exclusively for women and men aren't allowed. No man tries to enter, he added. 

There reports now suggesting that Amit Shah is looking to visit the contentious shrine next month.

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State BJP state president Sreedharan Pillai said to MyNation that Amit Shah hasn't planned or decided to visit Sabarimala till now. He didn't deny it either.

Amit Shah's 'Swamiya Saranam Ayyappa' mantra, while addressing people in Kannur, made devotees happy. 

"Amit Shah's visit to Kannur pleased Ayyappa devotees and all I hope is a change in the Supreme Court verdict," said Krishnakumar, a Kannur native.  

"We feel Pinarayi Vijayan won't do anything for Ayyappa devotees. Our hope now is Amit Shah and he will definitely do something for true devotees so he may even go to the temple," said Savitha Dhaneesh, an Ayyappa devotee.

Amit Shah said in Kannur that the LDF government has created an emergency-like situation in Sabarimala. Shah said that these protests of the Ayyappa devotees are "aastha ke liye sangharsh (struggle to save tradition)".