Transgender marriages are rare in India. Certainly not in public, with fanfare. This is the reason why when a transgender couple in Kerala wanted to get married in a temple, they were denied permission. The transgender couple was let down by Kollengode Kachamkurisi temple authorities. They wanted to get married here but were not allowed. Nilan Krishna and Advaika both work in a local firm. He went to the temple located in the Palakkad district of Kerala, but his proposal was turned down. Then they got married in a nearby marriage hall.
The couple's associate and the owner of the firm supported the marriage. The presiding deity of the temple who is worshiped as 'Perumal' is a four-armed Mahavishnu, who holds a conch shell, chakra, mace, and Padma.
The temple authorities said that since this was the first time a request had come for a transgender wedding, they were a bit apprehensive about the reaction of the people, hence, they decided not to grant permission.