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Trupti Desai visits Nashik’s Kapaleshwar temple, offers prayers

Bhumata Brigade Chief Trupti Desai Who Has Been Campaigning For Women’s Rights To Break Ban On The Entry Of Women In Some Religious Places.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 26 May 2016, 05:32:22 PM
Trupti Desai visits Nashik’s Kapaleshwar temple

New Delhi :

Bhumata Brigade chief Trupti Desai who has been campaigning for women’s rights to break ban on the entry of women in some religious places. Desai today offered prayers at the famous Kapaleshwar temple here, but refrained from entering its 'garbha griha' (sanctum sanctorum).

The famous Kapaleshwar temple, situated on the banks of river Godavari in Panchavati area of the city. Amid tight security arrangements, Desai and other women activists offered prayers from outside the 'garbha griha'. Last Thursday, Desai had to return without offering prayers following strong opposition from locals, priests and trustees of the temple.

Desai has already faced wrath of priests and temple trustees earlier also on her unconventional move to enter temple’s sactum sactorum where woman are forbidden. Notably, men are also not allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum where only priests are permitted to perform the regular puja.

When Desai and her colleagues arrived in the temple, its trust members and police officials explained to her the rules and traditions, following which she offered prayers but did not enter the sanctum sanctorum.

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First Published : 26 May 2016, 05:26:00 PM