Kanaka Durga, who created history at Sabarimala, attacked by mother-in-law, hospitalised

Kanaka Durga, who belongs to an orthodox Nair family, had drawn ire from relatives and family members after entering Sabarimala.

Published: 15th January 2019 10:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th January 2019 02:27 PM   |  A+A-

Bindu, Kanaka Durga

Bindu Ammini (L) and Kanaka Durga (R), the two women who entered the Sabarimala Ayyapa temple in Kerala. (Photo | AFP)

By Express News Service

MALAPPURAM: Kanaka Durga, who along with Bindu successfully visited Sabarimala and entered Sannidhanam during the second attempt, was attacked on Tuesday after she returned to her husband's home at Angadippuram on Tuesday. According to police, she was beaten up by her mother-in-law.

Police said she was taken to Government District Hospital at Perinthalmanna after she suffered minor injuries on her head.

Kanaka Durga, who belongs to an orthodox Nair family, had drawn ire from relatives and family members after entering Sabarimala. She returned home after her leave came to an end.

READ: How Bindu and Kanaka Durga went on to create history at Sabarimala

A B.Com holder, Kanaka Durga is presently employed with Civil Supplies Department and is working as the assistant manager of a Maveli store at Anamangad near Perinthalmanna. Her husband Krishnanunni is working as a PWD engineer.


Known as Durga Areekode and Durga Angadippuram, she is a familiar face in social works and activities of Purogamana Kalasahithya Sangham (PuKaSa). She is also a member of Angadippuram based Valluvanad Samskarika Vedi.

READ: Who are Bindu and Kanaka Durga, who entered Sabarimala?

It was in the first week of January, Kanaka Durga along with Bindu Hariharan managed to enter the hill temple. She left her place in the second week of December, 2018, for attending a meeting at Thiruvananthapuram. But, on December 24, she attempted to visit Sabarimala with Kozhikode native Bindu. But they were forced to abandon their trip due to strong protest from the part of a section of devotees at Pamba and Sannidhanam. The family of Kanakadurga was reportedly not aware of her plan to visit the hill shrine.


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  • Madan - Dev

    Kanakdurga and Bindu you're incarnation of Supreme Goddesses.
    2 years ago reply
    • Atul Singh

      yes and you are the incarnation of Lord krishna...if it is decided by your name only ......
      2 years ago reply
  • Ram

    "The family was reportedly not aware...." - how is this possible? Were they not even concerned when she vanished from her house? Are things being fabricated?
    2 years ago reply
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