Film actress Jayamala has confessed that she had actually touched the idol of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala has sparked a row. The temple’s rule is any women within the age group between 10-50are not allowed inside the shrine. If therre is any truth to this news than it would amount to ‘defilement’ of the shrine, requiring elaborate purificatory rituals, as per Tranvancore Devaswom Board. Jayamala, according to her reported confession, made the trip to the shrine in 1987 with her husband to fulfill a vow. There was heavy rush and she was pushed into the sanctum sanctorum where she touched the idol of Lord Ayyappa with utmost devotion as she did not know that it was a strictly prohibited practice. God only knows the truth but if this true can anything we do now will change the history of this episode.