Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor Palanisamy Sathasivam is all set to visit the Sabarimala temple as "Kanni Swamy" (The one who visits Sabarimala for the first time is known as Kanni Swamy) in December.

The Supreme Court verdict on September 28 allowing the entry of women of all age groups into Kerala’s Sabarimala temple had made the famous shrine a battlefield.

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The governor will visit Lord Ayyappa in December. The Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran will follow him to Sabarimala. The governor asked Surendran whether he can accompany him to the temple in December and the latter agreed to the governor's request.

On Thursday, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan met the governor at Raj Bhavan to discuss the controversy surrounding the Sabarimala temple and women's entry. The two discussed the measures taken to address the complaints regarding the lack of basic facilities like drinking water, toilets and rest-rooms at Nilakkal, Pampa and on the route to Sanidhanam.