Amid tight security, thousands of devotees offered prayers at the Lord Ayyappa temple.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan reminded that no stay has been imposed on the Supreme Court's earlier verdict allowing women of all ages to enter the hill shrine.
The Supreme Court also said that the restrictions on women in religious places were not limited to Sabarimala alone.
The Kerala unit of the BJP observed a protest on Sunday by blocking highways across the state following the arrest and the subsequent remand of senior party leader K Surendran.
Police operating drone surveillance at Nilakkal on Saturday morning to keep track on the movement of pilgrims and vehicles.
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The Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said that restrictions on women to enter the temple violated Constitutional principles and that women's rights cannot be subverted.