The temple entry movement was the Gandhian or nationalist approach to fight caste oppression. In 20th century Kerala, the people of lower caste were not allowed to enter temple premises.
Sree Narayana Guru led a social reform movement that called for allowing people of lower caste entry into state-operated temples.
As a result of the movement, in November 1936, the Maharaja of Travancore issued a proclamation throwing open all government controlled temples to all Hindus irrespective of caste.
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