"Of course, I support the move to allow women of all ages into the temple". Under attack from hartal supporters during the violence in the last two days, the Kerala Union of Working Journalists has submitted a complaint to the chief minister seeking against action those who perpetrated the violence.
Kerala remained tense on Thursday, and the police said additional forces had been deployed across the state to prevent further violence breaking out.
The decision to lift the ban on women entering the temple was supported by Kerala state's left-wing government, but decried by many politicians on the right.
Wednesday´s news sparked uproar among Hindu devotees, including many in Prime Minister Narendra Modi´s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who believe that women of menstruating age should not enter the temple because the diety it is dedicated to, Ayyappa, was celibate.
Reports of Sasikala's visit has been speculated in the local media late night on Thursday, but the police officials on duty near the temple and a relative of Sasikala, speaking to reporters, had denied it. "The Kerala police have launched 'Operation Broken Window, ' this is a special drive across the state to deal with the situation", Kumar said.
The issue has larger implications with the Supreme Court set to hear the Ayodhya case, and the national political leadership putting "traditions" above the law.
For months, attempts to enact that ruling had been thwarted, with female devotees blocked entry to the temple site by angry mobs. But despite the ruling, opponents and conservatives continued to block women aged 10 to 50 from entering.
The two women had tried and failed to enter the temple on December 24, and later approached police for help, an officer said. Reuters reports the woman was offered police protection to enter the temple, just like the two women who entered before her.
September's verdict was the latest progressive ruling from the court, with judges also overturning bans on gay sex and adultery previous year - posing a challenge to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's traditionalist Bharatiya Janata Party.
On Tuesday, tens of thousands of women, in a local government-backed initiative, braved harassment to form a huge human chain called the "Women's Wall" across Kerala to back the demand for access to the temple.
The strike was called by Sabarimala Karma Samithi, an umbrella organisation of right-wing groups, and the Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad.
In October past year, devotees clashed with police in a town near the temple leading to the arrest of more than 2,000 people.
In some parts of South Asia, menstruating women are commonly forbidden to enter houses or temples or take part in festivals and community events.
Her husband told the media that they went only till Marakootam, a point which lies one km away from the sanctum.
The Supreme Court is to start hearing a legal challenge on its ruling to allow women into the temple from January 22.