Iconic playback singer and Carnatic exponent K J Yesudas has written to the authorities of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram seeking permission to have darshan of the deity. The singer filed an application with the Temple Executive Officer Ratheeshan.
Yesudas has requested temple authorities to allow him darshan on the occasion of Vijayadashami on September 30.
The temple authorities informed that the matter would be discussed at the Executive Committee meeting on September 18 and a decision will be taken.
Usually, non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the temple. However, foreigners are permitted to enter the premises after obtaining permission from Executive Officer.
In order to enter the temple, non-Hindu's will have to submit a declaration that he or she is following Hindu religion. Along with the declaration, they will also have to submit an attested certificate from organisations like Iskcon or Ramakrishna Mission.
It is expected that the Executive Committee will take a liberal stand in the case of Yesudas as he is a regular visitor of Sabarimala and Mookambika temple.